We wanted to find out what it looks like when New York City’s top cops prepare for a nightmare scenario, including a major terrorist attack. So we rode along on a special 3-part series to train with the NYPD’sEmergency Service Unit, or ESU, dangling on zip lines over the East River and taking fire from a sniper in Brooklyn.
If Citizens United was the Big Bang of a new era of money in politics, here’s the universe it formed: rapidly expanding super-PACs and nebulous 501(c) groups exerting gravitational pull on the 2012 election. Mouse over a “planet” to peer into its funding and top donors. Sizes are based on latest reported revenues (if disclosed). This data is live—come back for weekly updates.
Yes, you can learn a lot by laughing. During the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on health care, Justice Scalia drew the most laughs, according to a new study. He also spoke more frequently than any of his colleagues, although Justice Breyer led in total talk-time.