1. ‘We all do it’: Rand Paul downplays Russia election interference, calls Mueller probe ‘witch hunt’
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) referred to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as a “witch hunt” on Sunday, less than 48 hours after Mueller unveiled indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officials behind a massive cyber attack to affect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election. During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, Paul criticized […]
  2. Unpacking Elon Musk’s inexplicable donations to Republican campaign groups
    Elon Musk, the visionary inventor who founded Tesla and SpaceX, is facing a public backlash over his decision to donate $38,900 to a Republican political action committee. Recent FEC disclosure forms revealed the donations to a group called “Protect the House” which aims to bolster campaigns of vulnerable House members. Musk, responding to the resulting outcry, explained on […]
  3. Georgia police used a coin toss app to decide whether to issue a speeding ticket
    Two police officers in Roswell, Georgia have been placed on administrative leave following a bodycam video showing them using a coin toss app to determine whether to arrest a woman caught speeding. The video, made public through an investigation by NBC affiliate WXIA-TV, shows the police officers Courtney Brown and Kristee Wilson debating how to […]
  4. Trump calls EU a ‘foe’ ahead of one-on-one meeting with Putin
    In an interview on CBS’ Face the Nation, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, was asked a simple question. “Who is your biggest competitor?” CBS’ Jeff Glor asked Trump at his Scotland golf resort. “Your biggest foe globally right now?” When asked a question like that, the average world leader would start at […]
  5. Chicago police shooting sparks violent protests
    Violent protests broke out on the streets of Chicago’s South Side Saturday night after police fatally shot an individual “exhibiting characteristics of an armed person.” The shooting took place around 5:30 p.m. and protests fomented shortly thereafter, culminating with a march and demonstrations that lasted until 1 a.m. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said he […]