FROM Courtney Weaver
Pussy Riot Sentenced to Two Years for Protesting Putin Three young Russian women, members of the punk rock group Pussy Riot, have been sentenced to two years in prison on charges of committing what a judge called "a flagrant violation of social order" and "manifest disrespect to society." Courtney Weaver, Moscow correspondent for the Financial Times , picks up the story.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
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.
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?