Fox News is increasingly fixating on the gruesome workplace beheading last week in Moore, Oklahoma by a recent Muslim convert, suspect Alton Nolen. Perhaps sensing a way to once again fan its patented flames of Islamophobia while simultaneously blaming President Obama for being indifferent to the threat of terrorism, Fox is treating the murder as a national story with sweeping political implications.
Sounding the jihadist alarms, Fox News and the right-wing media are eager to label the ghastly crime an act of Islamic terror.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the agency's security plan to protect the White House was not properly executed when an Army veteran with a knife jumped the fence and made his way well into the executive mansion.
Martin Scorsese has made 12 documentaries throughout his career, training his lens on such varied subjects as the Vietnam War ("Street Scenes"), Italian cinema ("My Voyage to Italy") and Bob Dylan ("No Direction Home"). His latest, "The 50 Year Argument," spotlights The New York Review of Books. The documentary chronicles the influential publication's five-decade history and the avenue it took to become a forerunner in thought-provoking journalism.
Could a superior ground game help tip November's elections toward Democrats? Once again, Democrats are investing more heavily in voter registration and turnout efforts, while Republicans spend a much greater share of their money on television advertising and direct mail. The Upshot has gone through Federal Election Commission filings to add up both parties' expenditures on things like field staff, mileage, and voter contact materials, and the upshot is:
One caveat is that this doesn't include the expenditures of groups like the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity—they don't have to report field expenses.