FROM Isaac Arnsdorf
House Oversight Committee: No indication Flynn followed the law Michael Flynn, the President’s first National Security Advisor, is back in the news. The House Oversight Committee says he may have broken the law by taking $45,000 for a speech he made on RT-TV in Moscow. The Committee’s Republican Chairman, Jason Chaffetz of Utah, announced, "Personally I see no information or no data to support the notion that General Flynn complied with the law." Isaac Arnsdorf, who reports for Politico , says Flynn violated the Emoluments Clause by not notifying the Pentagon of his trip or payment he received for it.
Trump's Russia ties intensify with Comey firing Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe contradicted the Trump White House today, insisting the Bureau had not lost faith in former Director James Comey. He promised to notify the committee of any interference into investigation of the Trump campaign's contacts with Vladimir Putin's Russia. What do we know about those contacts… and how they relate to Trump's business interests and those of his family?
Free speech and the ideological fight for college campuses Conservatives claim that American colleges and universities are bastions of liberal orthodoxy, shielding students from alternative ways of thinking. What better place for a protest than UC Berkeley? What better agent of controversy than Ann Coulter?
A New York Times op-ed on climate change sparks uproar The New York Times is embroiled in a public furor over a new columnist, who wrote that scientific uncertainty is reason for debate about climate change. Many conservatives are delighted. Is America's leading liberal newspaper fostering climate denial? This is the latest in our series, "The Emotional States of America."