“When you think of President Obama’s foreign policy, think of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. That’s the message behind a muscular speech that Clinton is set to deliver today to the Council on Foreign Relations.”

So wrote The Atlantic’s politics editor of the time, Marc Ambinder, at the start of a 2009 story. What he didn’t manage to work into the article was that Hillary Clinton’s PR team told him to say that

There is no “White” — ok? “White” is actually a collection of ethnicities, all of which have their own history, their own languages, and their own trail and identity they can pick up. The most downtrodden Pole is still not wondering if anyone knows that Poland gave anything to civilization. We’ve all heard of Copernicus, we all know about Galileo, Nikolai Tesla is practically a folk hero. Anyone “White” who thinks they need “White Pride” or “White History Month” is forgetting that they’re something other than “White.”

Contracts between police and city authorities, leaked after hackers breached the website of the country’s biggest law enforcement union, contain guarantees that disciplinary records and complaints made against officers are kept secret or even destroyed.

A Guardian analysis of dozens of contracts obtained from the servers of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) found that more than a third featured clauses allowing – and often mandating – the destruction of records of civilian complaints, departmental investigations, or disciplinary actions after a negotiated period of time.

Ted Cruz worked as a clerk for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist in the 1990s. Colleagues remember him as an ardent death penalty advocate — to the point of showing a creepy obsession with the lurid details. Others recall his flippant comments during executions

Meanwhile, a woman who knew him at college remembers him:

“I remember telling him [that] my mother had two children, they really couldn’t afford to have another child, they really would have struggled. And it was a very difficult, painful decision for my mother.” At that point, she said, “he became vicious and made it personal,” eventually telling her, in his loving way, “that my mother was going to hell and was a whore.”

Apparently his office has a giant oil painting featuring four different views of himself appearing before the Supreme Court. And:

As a law student at Harvard, he refused to study with anyone who hadn’t been an undergrad at Harvard, Princeton, or Yale. Says Damon Watson, one of Cruz’s law-school roommates: “He said he didn’t want anybody from ’minor Ivies’ like Penn or Brown.”