Biden Directs Justice Department To End Contracts With Private Prisons
The president is reviving an Obama-era push to end the U.S.’s use of private prisons.
Hawley Calls For Probe Into Democrats Who Filed Ethic Complaint Against Him Over Electoral College Vote
Seven Democrats filed an ethics complaint against Hawley and Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday, calling on the Senate to investigate the Republicans’ role in inciting the riot that stormed the Capitol.
As Kamala Harris Resigns From Senate Seat, Here’s When Democrats Could Take Control Of Congress
Harris’ successor Alex Padilla is likely to be sworn in Wednesday, while Senators-elect Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are waiting on Georgia’s results to be certified.
Maryland Governor Says Pentagon ‘Repeatedly Denied’ Approval To Send National Guard To Capitol
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that the Department of Defense “repeatedly denied” to authorize deployment of Maryland’s National Guard troops to help quell violence at the Capitol on Wednesday.
A Truth Reckoning: Why We’re Holding Those Who Lied For Trump Accountable
As American democracy rebounds, we need to return to a standard of truth when it comes to how the government communicates with the governed.
Reports: Cabinet Members In Discussions To Remove Trump As President By Invoking 25th Amendment
A president has never before been forced out of office. Here’s how it would work.
Trump’s Reelection Campaign Was Fox News’ Top 2020 Political Advertiser
Donald Trump’s reelection campaign was the biggest 2020 national advertiser on Fox News, spending nearly $22 million on his losing effort for a second term, the most of anyone on the three major cable news networks, according to data from AdImpact.
The Biggest Donor To A Pro-Kelly Loeffler Super-PAC? Her Husband.
A pro-Loeffler super-PAC received millions from her husband, as well as boosts from some top GOP billionaire donors.
Tony Hsieh’s American Tragedy: The Self-Destructive Last Months Of The Zappos Visionary
When the business icon died in a fire last week, questions abounded. The answers seem rooted in a Covid-period spiral, where he turned to drugs and shunned old friends.
Forbes Estimates China Paid Trump At Least $5.4 Million Since He Took Office, Via Mysterious Trump Tower Lease
Donald Trump maintained a stake in Trump Tower when he became president, and with it, a financial connection to the Chinese government.
Donald Trump Has At Least $1 Billion In Debt, More Than Twice The Amount He Suggested
The president’s liabilities are spelled out in dozens of documents, published here.
Lindsey Graham Challenger Raises $1.5 Million After Setting Up Plexiglass Barrier At Debate
Jaime Harrison continues to see an outpouring of liquid support.
Yes, Donald Trump Is Still A Billionaire. That Makes His $750 Tax Payment Even More Scandalous
The bombshell New York Times report raises new questions about the president’s finances. One thing not in doubt: He remains very rich.
Stimulus Update: $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Package Proposal Unveiled, Includes $1,200 Stimulus Checks And $600 Unemployment Benefits
Nancy Pelosi unveiled a $2.2 trillion updated Heroes Act that includes $1,200 second stimulus checks, a renewed $600 federal unemployment benefit, and over $400 billion in aid to states and cities. She will resume negotiations with Steve Mnuchin on the next stimulus package Tuesday morning.
Nationwide Protests For Breonna Taylor Continue For A Second Night
Demonstrators in Louisville, Los Angeles and New York City continued to protest a grand jury’s decision on Wednesday not to indict any police officers with the killing of Taylor.
One Officer Charged With ‘Wanton Endangerment’ In Breonna Taylor Case For Danger Posed To Neighbors
Fired Louisville officer Brett Hankison was charged by a grand jury for shooting into the apartment of three neighbors of Breonna Taylor, who was killed by Louisville police in March, but he and two other officers will face no direct charges in Taylor's death.
Ivanka’s Trademark Requests Were Fast-Tracked In China After Trump Was Elected
The day before she was officially appointed to the White House staff, Ivanka Trump applied for 17 new trademarks in China.
In Bizarre Ad, Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler Compares Herself To Attila The Hun
Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) released a bizarre political advertisement on Monday in which she compares herself to Attila the Hun. The question is… why?
Naomi Osaka Wears 7th Face Mask—This One Emblazoned With Tamir Rice’s Name—For U.S. Open Final
A memorable run to the U.S. Open in many ways.
Naomi Osaka Wears George Floyd Mask As She Moves Into U.S. Open Semifinals
Three match wins for Naomi Osaka at the U. S. Open, and three masks honoring African-American victims of violence.
Trump Has Now Moved $2.3 Million Of Campaign-Donor Money Into His Private Business
The richest president in American history still has not donated a dollar to his reelection campaign.
Anti-Trump PAC ‘The Lincoln Project’ Launching ‘Lincoln Women,’ Led By Prominent GOP Women
The Lincoln Project has launched Lincoln Women, hoping to sway female Republican voters to vote Democrat in November.
Democrats Call On DeJoy To Testify At ‘Urgent’ Aug. 24 Hearing Over USPS Delays
Democrats have accused Trump and Louis DeJoy of weakening the postal service in an effort to interfere in the election.
Mozilla Extends Critical Firefox Search Deal With Google
Mozilla has extended its search deal with Google, easing the financial concerns at the Firefox browser maker.
Postmaster General Accuses Congress Of ‘Sensationalizing’ Mail Delays As Bipartisan Outcry Grows
Multiple Republicans are now raising objections to the Trump ally’s changes to the U.S. Postal Service.
GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s Opponent Raphael Warnock Gets Fundraising Boost After WNBA Protests
Warnock, a Democrat running against Loeffler for her Georgia Senate seat, raised $183,000 in the last 48 hours.
Stimulus Bill Expected Next Week—Here’s When Benefits Would Likely Go Out
Negotiators are working to have a stimulus bill signed by next week. If they do, here's when you'll likely get a stimulus check and additional unemployment benefits.
The Richest Politician On Capitol Hill Is Likely Georgia’s Recently Appointed, Controversial Sen. Kelly Loeffler
Loeffler and her husband, Jeff Sprecher, CEO of global exchange operator ICE, have an estimated $800 million fortune–and the conflicts to go with it.
Internal Audit Slams Facebook’s ‘Inadequate’ Civil Rights Approach As Companies Boycott
The two-year audit found Facebook’s recent decisions have resulted in “serious setbacks for civil rights.”
51 Protesters Facing Federal Charges—Yet No Sign Of Antifa Involvement
Attorney General William Barr and other top government officials have frequently blamed Antifa activists for the violence stemming from recent demonstrations in the wake George Floyd's death; however, in NPR's review of court documents of 51 individuals facing federal charges related to protests,...
In Some Cities, Police Officers Joined Protesters Marching Against Brutality
From New Jersey to California, officers marched with protesters or took a knee in solidarity, in contrast to violent altercations.
Does TikTok Have A Race Problem?
This article examines the platform TikTok, which some users have claimed is racially biased.
FDA Authorizes Anti-Malarial Drugs Chloroquine And Hydroxychloroquine For Emergency Coronavirus Treatment
There is little evidence chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are effective, but the president continues to tout them.
Trump’s Golf Trips Could Cost Taxpayers Over $340 Million
Trump has been unabashed in visiting and promoting his golf properties in the U.S., Scotland and Ireland. Of his 193 outings all but 3 have been to his courses and require very expensive travel and security costs. If he is reelected the total taxpayer bill will conservatively be over $340 million.
How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business
Donald Trump is one of the least charitable billionaires in the world. Eric Trump is far more altruistic. In a clash of values, the president directed hundreds of thousands of dollars from his son's kids-with-cancer foundation into his company coffers.