FROM Franklin Foer
Clinton Campaign Blames Russia for DNC Hack The massive hack of 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee's computer servers has caused havoc ahead of this week's nominating convention. But it's also a story with an intriguing – possibly disturbing – Russian subplot. Did Russian hackers backed by the Kremlin release these documents to WikiLeaks in order to help Donald Trump? It's likely according to Franklin Foer, contributing writer to Slate .
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.