Another Trump Campaign Aide Set To Plead Guilty

Mueller tightens the screws even further.

F.B.I. And Local Law Enforcement Had Warnings About Parkland Shooter Long Before Shooting

From the F.B.I. on down, there were multiple warnings that could have prevented Wednesday’s tragedy in Parkland, Florida.

Robert Mueller Issues Indictments Of 13 Russian Officials For Election Meddling

A significant and important development in the Russia investigation that shows that President Trump’s claim that the stories of Russian interference in the 2016 election were “Fake News” is completely untrue.

White House Worried Wray May Resign Over Memo Release

What seems like a nothingburger story from CNN.

Robert Wagner ‘Person of Interest’ in Natalie Wood’s 1981 Death

The lead story on Yahoo News at the moment, courtesy People magazine (“Robert Wagner Now Considered a ‘Person of Interest’ in Wife Natalie Wood’s Mysterious Death”):

Norway Poised To Decriminalize All Illegal Drugs

Norway is poised to make some big changes to its drug laws.

Cities Sue Over Failure To Report Military Convictions To National Gun Check Database

Three U.S. cities are suing the Federal Government over the failure to properly report military convictions to the national gun background check database.

Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty To Lying To The F.B.I.

Ominous news for the Trump Administration today out of Federal Court in Washington, D.C.

Air Force Repeatedly Failed To Report Crimes To National Gun Database

Big problems for the Air Force.

Notorious Mass Murderer Charles Manson Dead at 83

Charles Manson, who led a cult-like “family” to a series of murders in 1969 and subsequently spent more than 40 years in prison, has died at the age of 83: Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, who was very likely the most culturally persistent and perhaps also the most […]

Case Against Senator Bob Menendez Ends In Mistrial

New Jersey Senate Bob Menendez has temporarily dodged a bullet, but his ultimate fate is far from clear.

Senator Rand Paul Seriously Assaulted Outside Home

Late last week, Senator Rand Paul was attacked by his neighbor in an incident that now appears to be a rather serious case of assault: WASHINGTON — Senator Rand Paul suffered five broken ribs and bruises to his lungs in an altercation with a neighbor on Friday at his home in Bowling Green, Ky., one […]

Twenty-Six Killed In South Texas Church Massacre

Another mass shooting.

Justice Department May Seek Charges Against Russian Officials For Election-Related Hacking

The Justice Department appears to be on the verge of charging Russian government officials in connection with election-related hacking.

Former Trump Campaign Adviser Charged With Lying To F.B.I. About Contacts With Russia

A Trump Campaign official has been charged with and pled guilty to charges of lying to the F.B.I. regarding contacts with Russian officials.

Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Indicted

The first shoes drop in the Mueller investigation.

The Las Vegas Shooting Was Terrorizing, But It Wasn’t A Terrorist Act

Stephen Paddock’s crime was clearly terrorizing, and will impact the lives of survivors, families, first responders in many ways for a long time. Based on the currently available evidence, though, the Las Vegas shooting was not “terrorism.”

More Than 50 Dead, 400 Injured, In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

A gunman opened fire on a crowd of over 20,000 people in Las Vegas, and the results have been predictably horrific.

Anthony Weiner Sentenced To Twenty-One Months In Prison

With his sentencing, the strange, strange saga of Anthony Weiner has come to an end. What a strange and wild ride it has been.

Mueller’s Russia Investigation Closing In On Paul Manafort

Special counsel Robert Mueller could be looking to “flip” Paul Manafort, giving President Trump and those close to him something new to worry about.

Dept. Of Justice Declines To Charge Lois Lerner In Connection With I.R.S. Targeting Scandal

Despite pleas from conservative lawmakers, the Dept. of Justice will not reopen the case against former I.R.S. official Lois Lerner.

The Bob Menendez Trial Is Set To Begin, And It Could Have Big Implications In Washington

As Congress heads back to work, a corruption trial in New Jersey could have big implications for what happens on Capitol Hill.

Narco-Pigeon

Via the BBC:  ‘Narco-pigeon’ shot by Argentina police Police in Argentina have shot a carrier pigeon that was delivering drugs to a jail, prison authorities say. I have to admit, this is a new one to me.  I am aware of numerous types of narco-subs, human mules, and catapults used to deliver drugs, among other […]

Video Of Police Arresting Utah Nurse Over Blood Test Leads To National Controversy

A Nurse in Utah stood up for her patient’s rights, and was harassed by the police for her efforts.

Arpaio in Context

The problematic nature of Arpaio’s tenure goes beyond just his contempt charge.

Trump Says He’s Considering Pardoning Joe Arpaio

On the same day that he finally spoke up about the racist-inspired violence in Charlottesville, Donald Trump told a reporter that he is considering pardoning former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently convicted of failing to comply with the order of a Federal Judge: President Trump told Fox News he is “seriously considering” issuing […]

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Convicted Of Criminal Contempt Of Court

Finally, “law and order” Joe Arpaio gets what he has long deserved.

Bill Cosby To Teach Men To Avoid Sexual Assault Allegations (Updated)

Bill Cosby is planning to spend the summer teaching men how to avoid sexual assault allegations: Bill Cosby is planning a series of town hall meetings this summer to educate people, including young athletes and married men, on how to avoid accusations of sexual assault, two of his representatives said Wednesday. The announcement came just days […]

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Barring Social Media Use By Sex Offenders

The Supreme Court rules that states cannot bar convicted felons from using social media sites.

Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Ends In Mistrial

A hung jury in the Cosby sexual assault case results in a mistrial.

The Classy Mr. Cosby

Via the AV Club:  Bill Cosby yells Fat Albert catchphrase as he’s escorted out of court. Nothing says “I am taking these rape allegations seriously” than shouted cartoon catchphrases.

Congressman Shot, Others Injured, At Congressional Baseball Practice

A Congressman was shot, and a staffer and security detail members injured, at a practice session for tomorrow’s Congressional baseball game.

Gianforte Avoids Jail Time In Montana Assault Case

Congressman-Elect Greg Gianforte will avoid jail time for his guilty plea to an assault charge against Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs before the Special Election that elected him to Congress: Gallatin County Justice Court Judge Rick West ordered Gianforte to complete 20 hours of anger management counseling and 40 hours of community service. He was given a […]

Gianforte To Plead Guilty To Assault, Settles Civil Claims With Reporter

Greg Gianforte, who recently won a Special Election for Montana’s At-Large seat in the House of Representatives the day after physically assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, will plead guilty to the charges lodged against him: HELENA, Mont. — U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte of Montana will plead guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before being elected the […]

South Carolina Police Officer To Plead Guilty In Walter Scott Shooting

A guilty plea in a particularly shocking case of police brutality.

Supreme Court Makes It Harder For States To Keep Fines Paid By Exonerated Defendants

The Supreme Court made it harder for states to keep fines and other payments in cases where defendants are exonerated.

Robert Bentley Resigns As Alabama Governor Amid Scandal, Impeachment

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigned from office late yesterday amid a sex scandal that led to impeachment proceedings against him that seemed likely to remove him from office: MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an investigation of his […]

Dylann Roof Pleads Guilty To State-Level Murder Charges In Charleston Church Shootings

With the exception of the mandatory Federal death penalty appeals, the legal process is basically over in the Charleston Church shootings.

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

A potentially controversial commutation from President Obama today.

Dylann Roof Sentenced To Die For Charleston Church Murders

Not surprisingly, Dylann Roof received a sentence of death for the murder of nine people at a historic African-American church.

Dylann Roof Found Guilty In Federal Court Trial

To nobody’s surprise, Dylann Roof was convicted of the race-motivated murders in a Charleston church.

CIA Report: Russia Acted To Help Trump Win The Election

New information raises serious questions about the integrity of the 2016 elections, and about Donald Trump and his supporters.

Trial In Walter Scott Shooting Ends In Hung Jury, Mistrial

Despite a video that clearly shows what appears to be cold-blooded murder, the trial of a South Carolina cop who shot an African-American man in the back while he ran away ended in a hung jury. Fortunately, this isn’t the end of the road.

Dylann Roof Ruled Competent To Stand Trial

Now, the road to trial will move forward.

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Picked For Attorney General

Alabama’s Jeff Sessions will become the nation’s top law enforcement officer. That’s not a good thing.

Federal Judge Suggests Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof May Not Be Competent To Stand Trial

The Federal Judge presiding over Dylann Roof’s murder trial suggested late last week that Roof may not presently be competent to stand trial. This does not mean that he’ll be set free, though.

F.B.I. To Congress: Never Mind

F.B.I. Director Comey tells Congress that it’s investigation into new emails revealed no information to change its conclusions about Hillary Clinton and her email server.

Former Chris Christie Aides Convicted In Bridgegate Trial

Two of Chris Christie’s closest aides were convicted in the criminal trial resulting from the ‘Bridgegate’ scandal.

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