News With Ed -- January 17, 2017

Chelsea Manning ‘spoke truth to power’ – Ex-exec. dir. of Congressional Progressive Caucus 

President Obama commuted whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence, and she is set to be freed on May 17. Brad Bauman, partner at the Pastorum Group and former executive director of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and WOR talk radio host Mark Simone join RT America’s Ed Schultz to discuss Manning's commuted sentence as well as transparency and national security.

Proposed protest laws in North Dakota would let drivers run them over

Protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline are shocked over new measures introduced by GOP lawmakers which would criminalize road protests, restrict what protesters can wear, and allow the federal government to sue to cover enforcement costs. RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky reports.