Katie Cusack, @katiecusackk
The incumbent advantage—Times Union
A three-part report on the largest state legislature in the nation.
Yellowstones’ grizzly bears are no longer considered threatened— Time
When the Endangered Species Act was enacted in 1976, there were just 136 bears roaming the area, today there are an estimated 700 throughout northwestern Wyoming, southwestern Montana and eastern Idaho.
Critics say U.S. is sleepwalking into wider role in Syria — The New York Times
“‘With each episode, “we own more of the conflict in Syria without articulating a strategy,’ said Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. ‘We are sleepwalking into a much broader military mandate, without saying what we plan to do afterward.’”
Luke Stoddard Nathan, @lukestdnathan
2 Troy detectives back on duty as city waits for help to investigate drug unit—Times Union
Details begin to emerge of the incident that prompted the suspension of the entire drug unit.
Uber Can’t Be Fixed–It’s Time for Regulators to Shut It Down—Harvard Business Review
A Harvard Business School professor discusses what he calls Uber’s “fundamental illegality.”
Memo Shows Preet Bharara Was Concerned After Phone Call From White House—BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed used FOIA to obtain the memo.
Trump Indicates Tape Tweet Was Meant to Affect Comey Testimony—The New York Times
This comes after the president tweeted that he possessed no such tapes.