Morning Maddow: August 5

Updated
 
Say hello to your new ramen burger overlord
Say hello to your new ramen burger overlord

At a campaign stop Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) mentions everyone but his opponent

Did offering to feature Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) in its ad help this firm win the “Stronger than the Storm” bid?

The NSA and the failure of trickle-down spy-enomics

The owner of the Boston Red Sox buys the Boston Globe from the NYT

The State Department announced yesterday that 19 embassies and consulates will remain closed

The UK is keeping its Yemen embassy closed too

A new post for the Ambadassador?

Anyone taking bets on whether or not there will be more swearing in the Whitey Bulger trial?  Closing arguments start today

Oh, and speaking of White Bulger, the FBI is still allowing informants to commit crimes

Yarn bombing is the prettiest kind of bombing

Cronut out, ramen burger in

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Morning Maddow: August 5

Updated