President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will reportedly be named a senior adviser in the new administration.
- Political news all week will revolve around Trump's appointments and the rush to get Senate confirmations.
- Comments from Supreme Court justices in a case today suggest they're likely to declare that courts must return fees paid by defendants when their convictions are overturned.
- The U.S. State Department formally apologized for decades of discrimination against LGBT employees, a helpful reminder that the government was historically the worst offender in this area.
- The Department of Defense has successfully tested a swarm of "micro-drones," in case you're looking for sci-fi dystopian future inspirations.
- WikiLeaks' Julian Assange insists the Russian government is not the source of Democratic National Committee emails the site published prior to the election.
- The Associated Press felt the need to "fact check" Trump's complaint/opinion that Meryl Streep is "overrated," which says more about the problems with the concept of "fact-checking" than anything else.
Adult performers are outraged at the proposed licensing requirements, and have vowed to fight the bill.
"Nick Sutton has gone from a life-taker to a life-saver," read a clemency petition filed by corrections staff, the families of several victims, and five of the jurors who sentenced him to death.
Instead of $12.5 billion in new agriculture purchases exports to China this year, the USDA expects less than $4 billion.
Sex offender registries are cruel and unjust.