More than 200 pages worth of details about accusations made against Secret Service personnel since 2004 has been released. The accusations concern "claims of involvement with prostitutes, leaking sensitive information, publishing pornography, sexual assault, illegal wiretaps, improper use of weapons and drunken behavior," The Associated Press reports.
Important note: the list apparently deals with accusations, not confirmed cases of misconduct.
We'll pass along more about this as the story develops.
The European Central Bank "is on standby to keep banks flush with liquidity" if Greeks effectively vote on Sunday to support politicians who want to reject austerity measures and pull the nation out of the eurozone, The Financial Times writes this morning.
The ECB joins "a global chorus of central bankers pledging support ahead of Sunday's elections," the FT adds.
Note: We've asked NPR journalists to share their top five (or so) political Twitter accounts, and we're featuring the series on #FollowFriday. Here are recommendations from Elise Hu (@elisewho), an NPR digital reporter who previously covered campaigns and statehouses in Texas, South Carolina and Missouri.
Meryl Streep asks an interesting question about the fact that movies aimed at women often make a lot of money and still lose out to big-budget summer tentpoles when it comes to actually getting made: "Don't they want the money?" [The Guardian]
President Barack Obama speaks on the economy during a campaign event at the Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 14. The President delivered a major economic address Thursday night in which he drew stark, numerical contrasts between his and Gov. Romeny's plans to improve the economy.
Jonathan Cohn is a senior editor at The New Republic.
President Obama's speech today was long on words and short on new ideas. I know some pundits are disappointed but, as I wrote earlier Thursday, they shouldn't be. Obama has laid out his philosophy and proposals. So has Mitt Romney. The campaign is all about contrasting the two. And, boy, is the contrast stark.