FROM Matt Apuzzo
Justice Report Finds Widespread Racial Bias in Ferguson PD After an extensive investigation, the US Department of Justice has cleared former Ferguson Missouri police officer Darren Wilson of civil rights violations in the shooting death of the unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. A separate report found widespread racial bias in the city's police department. Reporter Matt Apuzzo is following the case for the New York Times and has the details.
Blackwater Verdict Four Blackwater contractors were found guilty today in the shooting deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007. The massacre marked a turning point in the Iraq conflict, and inflamed anti-American sentiment in Iraq and abroad. It also recast Blackwater as an agency unto itself; above the law, needlessly violent and reckless.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
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.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.