During the fifth “top-tier” Republican presidential candidates debate held in Las Vegas on December 15, much of the attention still seemed to focus around the front-runner in the polls, Donald Trump. However, the other candidates seemed to have honed their skills to the point of making respectable showings for themselves.

Congressional auditors found on Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency broke the law by launching a social media campaign intended to generate support for its controversial Clean Water Rule, which claims to protect streams and wetlands from development and pollution. The EPA’s social media campaign, which reached nearly two million people, amounts to “covert propaganda,” according to the auditors.

The Cruz 2016 presidential campaign has removed the TSA from a list of federal agencies the Republican senator would abolish were he to win the White House.

More than a million people have seen the dashcam video of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke gunning down Laquan McDonald on the night of October 20, 2014, thanks to the efforts of a freelance journalist.

In the wake of the recent release of the dashcam video showing the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in Chicago last year, protesters are demanding the resignations of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County prosecutor Anita Alvarez. Last week, the mayor fired Police Chief Garry McCarthy only days after saying Chicago's top cop had his support.