FROM Lucas Shaw
LA Times Top Editor Quits while Paper Plans More Cuts The Los Angeles Times has lost its fourth editor since the paper was sold to the Tribune Company. Russ Stanton took the job in 2008, and presided over a massive staff reduction, from 900 down to 550. Stanton resigned this week , amid reports that a new round of cuts is in store. Lucas Shaw is media reporter for The Wrap.com .
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.