This is a fast moving story, but so far reports are that Ammon Bundy has been arrested and two people shot in a confrontation in Oregon. Three others were also taken into custody.
UPDATE: Local news is now confirming the arrests and shots fired.
According to the Washington Post, Trump's spox has confirmed he will "definitely not" be attending Thursday's Fox debate. All I can say is - WHAT A CYCLE!
Probably one of the best stories so far this year. David Daleiden, the man behind the now infamous videos, could face up to twenty years. The most interesting part is that the grand jury was initial called to investigate possible charges against Planned Parenthood from the videos. Instead they declared Planned Parenthood did no wrong and the makers of the video did.
Well fear no more! Michael Bloomberg is reported to be considering an independent run for the White House, just because this race hasn't been crazy enough!
South Carolina is starting to feel the Bern. Last month Hillary Clinton had a 36 point lead on Bernie Sanders. That lead has eroded to 19 points, according to a new poll out this week. Even more interesting is that with a little over a month to go until the primary, 22% of Democrats are still undecided. Following past polls, Bernie has had a name recognition problem, but as that has closed his numbers have risen faster than Clinton's. With a focus on South Carolina over the next four weeks, we could see that change even more, and since South Carolina is a hybrid system on delegate allocation, that could help Bernie even more.
The media is all a flutter over the "big" endorsement of Donald Trump by Sarah Palin, but they seem to be ignoring another story about the Wassila Hill Billy family, particularly of her eldest son. Last night Track Palin was arrested for domestic violence and weapons charges. So as we most likely hear about conservative family values in the next hour from the former half-term Governor, let's think about her first born and what his family values apparently are.
Finishing off a week where we saw the power of diplomacy, Iran has just announced that Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and three other dual-citizen prisoners have been released.
During the RNC winter meeting yesterday a couple of strong messages have come out. The first is a call to members to start rallying against Donald Trump, while another report talks about longtime Republican politicians upset that their GOP field refers to them as "the establishment." The first one is going to be interesting to watch, in how Trump will respond, while the second will be worth watching the entire field for. Remember, if one of these people end up in the White House, they are going to have to work with the "establishment" Congress.
For being the "smart man", Donald Trump really doesn't seem to keep up on news. He sent that tweet out at 7am eastern today. At 5am eastern, news broke that they were released.
Of course maybe Trump missed the news. The right's #1 online source for news, Drudge, never even reported it. At 8am today his top headlines were all about the capturing of the boat. Now that's all at the bottom of the page, without any word of their release.