FROM Clara Jeffrey
Jury Reaches Verdict in Jose Padilla Case Jurors reached a verdict today in the trial of Jose Padilla, who was charged along with two co-defendants with supporting al Qaeda and other violent Islamic extremist groups overseas. The 36 year-old American citizen originally was accused of being part of an al Qaeda plot to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" in the US. He was interrogated in military custody with no lawyer present and without being read his Miranda rights. After three years in custody, he was charged with providing himself to al-Qaeda for training, as the US Attorney put it, "to murder, kidnap and maim." Mother Jones co-editor Clara Jeffrey has followed the case from the beginning.
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?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.