In one resort town after another, the Republican presidential hopefuls are making their case to exclusive gatherings of donors whose wealth was unleashed by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.
British newspaper The Guardian said in a report earlier this week the Chicago Police Department holds suspects and witnesses for long periods of time at a former warehouse called Homan Square, without giving them access to attorneys or phone calls to family and without recording their detention. The piece was the subject of intense debate in recent days in Chicago, with some criminal justice experts saying it was exaggerated and others giving it credence. Chicago police spokesman Martin Malone did not immediately return a call requesting comment on Saturday. Earlier in the week, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) in a statement said it "abides by all laws, rules and guidelines pertaining to any interviews of suspects or witnesses" at Homan Square and other facilities.
Some analysts said that with the legitimacy of the Islamic State’s cross-border claim of authority at stake, it was unlikely the group would easily give up control of Mosul or dedicate a small force to protecting it.
Russia’s leading investigative agency said it was looking into several possible motives in the slaying of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, but none of them having to do with his relentless opposition to Russia’s president.
Jeremy Bird, national field director for President Obama’s 2012 campaign, is drawing attention for his consulting work in support of an Israeli organization campaigning to replace Israel’s current government.