Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis delivered powerful testimony Wednesday against Senator Jeff Sessions’s confirmation for attorney general. Only one Republican on the committee remained to listen. [ Owl.li Link ]
Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh will host special inauguration analysis in Washington, D.C. next Friday, January 20 from 8AM-3PM ET. On Saturday, January 21, we will broadcast live from near the Women's March on Washington main stage area from 10AM–3PM ET. Be sure to tune in!
A fistfight broke out on the floor of the Turkish Parliament Wednesday over amendments to the constitution that grant sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and would allow him to govern until at least 2029.
During the confirmation hearing for retired Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis, several senators asked whether he would support Defense Department projects in their home states, including Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Donald Trump’s pick for defense secretary, retired General James "Mad Dog" Mattis, testified at his confirmation hearing that he will enforce the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump has repeatedly criticized.
"We can kill lots of people. We do kill lots of people. We can destroy virtually anything we choose to destroy," historian Andrew Bacevich says of the U.S. military. "But again, lethality, destruction, killing doesn’t seem to achieve our objectives."
Amy Goodman: Sen. Sessions has been consistent throughout his career. The Senate Judiciary Committee should be equally consistent and reject Sessions as attorney general, as it rejected him for a judgeship 30 years ago.
U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning is reportedly on a short list of names for a possible presidential commutation. NBC News reports a senior Justice Department official said a decision could come this week.
"Fake news is being bandied about," says Committee to Protect Journalists's Joel Simon, "and what that does is it creates an environment in which it almost inoculates Trump from critical media coverage."
"Most members of SEAL Team 6, the majority of SEAL Team 6, did not commit war crimes and atrocities," says The Intercept's Matthew Cole. "But a significant number did. And they had gotten out of control."
Are you in the Ann Arbor area? Actor Issa Rae and Amy Goodman will deliver the keynote memorial lectures at the University of Michigan MLK Symposium this Monday. This event is free and open to the public!