Libya, Putin Biography, and 'You're Eating It Wrong'

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From McCarthy to Iran-Contra, GM to Planned Parenthood, Congress has used high-profile hearings to shed light on injustice and score political points. Sometimes it is hard to tell which they’re trying to accomplish. You could say that about the Benghazi hearings.

And since the American-led military operation that ended with the death of Muammar Ghadaffi, Libya has devolved into chaos. Two feuding governments are fighting for power which has encouraged ISIS and other militant groups to move in.

Then, Volkswagen announced an investigation today to see whether more car models than previously thought are affected by the emissions software cheat.

And Vladimir Putin is the rare leader who’s also an international household name. His politics are completely entwined with his personality and worldview, and he’s a major player on the world stage. So what is driving Putin, and what will it mean for his country?

Finally, there are right ways to do things and wrong ways to do things. Especially when it comes to food. Dan Pashman has put on his white lab coat in search of great culinary truths.

Banner Image: Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation holding his opening adress during the 'Opening Plenary of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2009' at the Annual Meeting 2009 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 28, 2009; Credit: World Economic Forum