And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine…
Guantanamo Bay detainees may end up benefiting-- from last week's Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling.
Gitmo terror suspects engaging in a hunger-strike -- have been barred from all communal activities -- including prayers for Ramadan.
Now their lawyers argue-- that is no longer legal.
Quote-- "Hobby Lobby makes clear that all persons -- human and corporate, citizen and foreigner, resident and alien -- enjoy the special religious free exercise protections of the RFRA."
The Defense Department says it is aware of the filing -- and will respond through the legal system.
Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em
How does one Harvard Law professor plan to rid politics of super PACs?
By forming a Super Pac of course.
Lawrence Lessig -- founded May Day PAC -- in order to elect officials who are committed to campaign finance reform.
The group argues the influence of large contributions -- from a few individuals -- has destroyed the capacity to govern and has blocked needed reforms -- on both sides of the aisle.
The Super Pac has raised over $7 million since May 1 from more than 52,000 individuals.
For the Dogs
Finally -- one Washington pet store owner stands by her product -- all the way to the dinner table.
Dorothy Hunter wants to prove her pet food is not only healthy enough for cats and dogs -- but for humans too.
Hunter is half way through a 30-day pet food only diet -- and knows people may think it is crazy.
Quote-- "You would be surprised how tasty dog and cat food can be when it's made right. I can't stress enough how important it is to read labels and see what's in the food you eat -- whether it’s pet food or human food."