Six out of 10 respondents in a new poll say President Obama lies to the American people about important issues at least some of the time.
- In an annual televised question and answer session, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Ukraine's use of the military to respond to unrest in the eastern portion of the country a "grave crime" and said he reserved the right to use force. He also took a question from Edward Snowden about mass surveillance by the Russian government. Putin insisted the government needed a court order to "stalk" someone and that it didn't have the resources the U.S. did to conduct mass surveillance.
- Joe Biden may have taken a selfie with Barack Obama, but it doesn't mean Obama will endorse Joe Biden for president. President Obama and the vice president did, however, spend time this week in Pennsylvania pushing a $600 million "job training" program.
- New Jersey is deploying state troopers to Newark to combat a rising homicide rate. Troopers will patrol the streets and try to predict where shootings may happen next, while the local cops hope to arrest people before they commit serious crimes.
- Union leaders in Detroit want the state of Michigan to use $100 million in federal money meant for homeowners' assistance on their pension funds instead.
- The Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is beginning the process of liquidation even as it hopes it can recover some of the money seized by the Department of Homeland Security.
A class-action lawsuit is now challenging the DEA's habit of seizing large amounts of cash from travelers without evidence of any crime.
The Government Accountability Office says Trump's spending delay was illegal.
Additional grand juries will investigate possible wrongdoing by other narcotics officers, including the way the raid was conducted.
Club for Growth and FreedomWorks cease supporting the congressman they've showered with awards
The court says 12 years was "obviously harsh," but hey, at least it wasn't 15.