FROM Randy Clemens
Is the Sriracha Shortage Real? Hot sauce fans worldwide are focused on a factory in the San Gabriel Valley, as the battle heats up between the city of Irwindale and Huy Fong Foods. The factory makes the beloved Sriracha Chile Sauce , but a superior court judge last week ordered a partial shutdown . Now experts have to determine what parts of the operation cause odors that have local residents up in arms. The Internet is ablaze with fears of a shortage being called SrirachApocalypse. To sort out fact from fiction we called a writer who knows the territory. Randy Clemens is a food journalist and author of The Sriracha Cookbooks .
Cover-up or witch hunt?: The latest on the WH ties to Russia Less than two months into his Presidency, Donald Trump is struggling to get his agenda under way, making it harder himself with tweets that dominate public attention. Meanwhile, important questions are going unanswered: why have staff members and the Attorney General lied about contacts with Russian officials?
Getting answers on phone taps, Russia and leaking The Directors of the FBI and the NSA testified on Capitol Hill today there's no evidence for President Trump's claim he was wire-tapped by former President Obama. We'll hear about that and the investigation into Russian tampering with last year's presidential campaign.
Political appointments and the reshaping of the judiciary President Trump has the chance for a long-term impact -- not just on the US Supreme Court, but on the entire federal court system. And his nominees are likely to get the support of a massive spending campaign by donors who don't have to reveal their names. Can President Trump "pack" the federal court system?
Further revelations into Russian involvement in 2016 election Last week's failure to "repeal and replace" Obamacare was an early setback for the Trump Administration. There may be long-term danger of a different kind in multiple investigations into ties with Russia among campaign workers, the White House staff and the Chief Executive himself. We look as some of the threads they're following.