FROM Martin Kady
Spending Bill Comes Down to the Wire The House is scheduled to vote at this hour on the trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill designed to keep the government from shutting down at midnight tonight. As often happens, “must pass” legislation has been crammed with controversial provisions. If the measure passes the Republican-controlled House, it'll go to the Senate, where Democrats are still in the majority. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts says she'll vote “no” because the bill relaxes the tough financial restrictions enacted under the Dodd-Frank bill. Martin Kady, Managing Editor of Politico , has an update.
Historic Thaw in US-Cuban Relations and 2016 Presidential Contenders Hillary Clinton is still playing it coy when it comes to another run for the White House. Jeb Bush has beat her to the punch, becoming the first major player to say he'll “actively explore” a possible campaign. We hear early assessments of what's in store between now and 2016.
Reporting on Rape A Rolling Stone magazine story about rape on campus led the University of Virginia to suspend fraternities. Since then, the article has become a sensation as much for what it got wrong as for what it reported. How should “sexual misconduct” be defined by journalists, college administrators and the law?