FROM Shaun Martin
Author of Torture Memo on the Ninth Circuit Court Two former Justice Department lawyers who wrote the controversial “ torture memos ” are now in the west. John Yoo is a tenured professor of law at UC Berkeley, currently visiting Chapman University in Orange County. Jay Bybee is now a justice on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals with a courtroom in Las Vegas. The two are handling their own cases very differently.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?