John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff, both former attorneys general for Utah, were arrested today for a host of corruption charges ranging from accepting bribes to witness tampering.
- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who is now an immigration activist after publicly revealing he's an undocumented immigrant to the United States, was detained and arrested while trying to board a flight in McAllen, Texas.
- A car bomb has killed dozens (estimates range from 40 to 89) in Afghanistan, the deadliest attack in the country this year.
- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said today the Fed will keep its monetary policy "loose" until the effects of the financial crisis are completely gone. So two more years and we can declare our own "lost decade"?
- The Fed also warned of bubbles in social media and biotech stocks, causing some to drop in share price.
- Passersby smashed in the windows of a hot Jeep in a parking lot in Houston and freed two small children who had been left locked inside while the mother got her hair done. After they confronted the mom, she apologized, and nobody called the police and nobody was arrested.
In one month, two sheriff's deputies in Florida have been arrested for fabricating drug evidence during traffic stops.
Lynchings are already illegal. But the law would give prosecutors more power—including what amounts to an expansion of the federal death penalty.
The democratic socialist congresswoman has lamented that the public-school system hinges on zip codes.
Medicare for All would cost far, far more than he says.