Daybreak: Iran Revs Up Reactor
Plus U.N. hints at unilateral state backing, and more in the news
• The U.N. Mideast negotiator told Prime Minister Fayyad that the body would support a Palestinian declaration of statehood over the next year. [JPost]
• Rep. Nita Lowey (D-New York) fired back at minority whip Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) for saying the GOP would separate aid to Israel from the foreign operations bill, ostensibly to protect it from cuts. [Laura Rozen]
• Roger Cohen blames the West for provoking Turkey’s eastward turn. [NYT]
• Jonathan Franzen visits the White House, and Ben Smith thinks the inspiration for one of Freedom’s main characters, the former rocker Richard Katz, is newly Tea-drinking former Velvet Underground drummer Mo Tucker. (Although one pictures Katz in a Lou Reed-type leather jacket.) [Ben Smith]
• Joseph Stein, who wrote the book to a musical you may have seen called Fiddler on the Roof, died at 98. [NYT]
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