Donald Trump says CIA Director John Brennan's promise that agents would refuse to bring back waterboarding is "ridiculous."
- Apparently Trump's own progeny will not be able to vote for him in New York because they didn't register as Republicans in time.
- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been charged with securities fraud for promoting a tech company without disclosing he was paid for it. He is already fighting similar indictments from last year.
- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said today he would not sign a bill that would allow the state to use the electric chair to execute prisoners as an alternative lethal injection if the drugs were not available.
- Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay the Department of Justice $5 billion to settle claims they misled investors during the housing crisis.
- Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was killed in what appears to be a case of road rage by a man who rear-ended him in an SUV.
- The "dog whisperer" Cesar Millan will not face animal cruelty charges in a case where a dog attacked a pig during the filming of an episode of his show.
The Washington Post Tried To Memory-Hole Kamala Harris' Bad Joke About Inmates Begging for Food and Water
At a time when legacy publications are increasingly seen as playing for one political "team" or the other, this type of editorial decision will not do anything to fix that perception.
The new president availed himself of Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
The president could form a sizable splinter party if he's serious, but GOP defectors would have major ballot-access issues. Might they take over a smaller party instead?