Targeting Judges: The National Rifle Association has added a lesser-known strategy to protect its interests: opposing President Barack Obama's judicial nominees whom it sees as likely to enforce gun-control laws. In some cases, the group's opposition has kept jobs on federal benches unfilled, the Associated Press reports.
Inside Information: A former analyst at SAC Capital Advisors, the hedge fund owned by the billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen, has given federal agents the names of about 20 people he said had engaged in insider trading, The New York Times reports.
Winning Donations: Corporate PACs that bet wrong on the congressional elections wasted no time placing their money on the winners. At least eight corporate PACs that contributed to the losing candidate gave to the victor in the month following the 2012 elections, Federal Election Commission records show, according to Bloomberg.
Privacy Please: Internet companies such as Facebook and Google may have to get more permission to use information if European Union lawmakers give users more control over their personal data, Reuters reports.
Meet the AG: The decision on whether anyone should be prosecuted after “Meet the Press” host David Gregory appeared to hold a high-capacity ammunition magazine on national television now belongs to the District’s Office of the Attorney General, the Washington Post reports.