In the span of only a few days, Donald Trump has made a completely false claim about New Jersey Muslims celebrating 9/11, endorsed the resumption of waterboarding, retweeted completely bogus figures about black people murdering white people, and suggested a black protester at a Trump event might have deserved to get beat up. He's also still the Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner. In other news:
- Brussels is on lockdown as authorities believe a terror attack may be imminent.
- The Benghazi committee whistleblower (who says he's a Republican who will not vote for Hillary Clinton) is suing Trey Gowdy.
- Evidence suggests that last week's Mali terror attack was the work of an al-Qaida figure who some believed had already been killed.
- Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian was sentenced to prison time in Iran, though it's not clear why, or for how long.
- And Democrats achieved a rare Southern victory as John Bel Edwards won the Louisiana governor's race over David Vitter.
Have a good day out there.