FROM Billy Wheeler
Best in Show Across the country, in snowy New York City, things are heating up at Madison Square Garden. More than 2,800 dogs are competing in this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Tonight, one of them will be crowned “Best In Show,” the event’s highest honor. We catch up on the spectacle of it all.
Westminster Dog Show Now Accepting Mutts One of the world’s most premier dog shows has announced a major change: Purebreds are no longer the only dogs allowed. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, currently underway in New York, allowed mix-breed dogs to compete in this weekend’s competition.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.