Weighing in on a debate that could influence September's federal election, Germany's president Joachim Gauck said whistleblowers like U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden deserved respect for defending ... more 
Weighing in on a debate that could influence September's federal election, Germany's president Joachim Gauck said whistleblowers like U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden deserved respect for defending freedom. Gauck words struck a very different tone from that of Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has assured Washington that Berlin would not shelter Snowden. Former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden would not face the death penalty or be tortured and would have all the protections of the U.S. civilian court system if he were sent home, the chief U.S. prosecutor wrote in a letter to his Russian counterpart this week. The influential women-in-politics group EMILY's List will tell supporters that as far as sexting New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner is concerned, "It's time to end this.""New Yorkers deserve better than the circus their mayoral race has turned into. less 
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Fri, Jul 26, 2013 11:43 AM EDT