FROM Eric Whitney
GOP candidate body slams a reporter Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte has been charged with misdemeanor assault after reportedly grabbing reporter Ben Jacobs by the throat and slamming him to the ground. Jacobs had been asking him about the Republican health care bill. Gianforte is running for Congress in a special election taking place in Montana today.
A friend to the fossil fuel industry up for post running US public lands Trump’s Interior Secretary nominee, Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana, had his Senate confirmation today. He says he’s a fan of conservationist Teddy Roosevelt, but he supports increased drilling and mining on public lands, and questions that climate change is man-made.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?