FROM Marc Santora
Northeast Braces for Monster Blizzard Mayor Thomas Menino today warned the people of Boston . "This is a storm of major proportions…Stay home… Make sure that our public safety vehicles are able to get through the streets." New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced , "Many of the same communities that were inundated by Hurricane Sandy's tidal surge just about a hundred days ago are likely to see some moderate coastal flooding this evening." Marc Santora of the New York Times is keeping track of what's expected as the Northeast prepares for what could be another weather disaster.
Iraq to Investigate Hussein Video Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki reportedly wanted to hasten the execution of Saddam Hussein. Today, al-Maliki ordered an investigation into which witnesses taunted Saddam before he died and who leaked cell-phone video to the Internet and the media.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
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.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."