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Corruption

  1. house democrats
    McConnell Warns Democrats That Investigating Trump Will Only Make Him StrongerThe senator advises House Democrats to avoid investigating Trump’s businesses because voters don’t like “presidential harassment.”
  2. trump administration
    Trump Has Made Enriching Sheldon Adelson a Top Goal of U.S.-Japan RelationsIn a diplomatic meeting with Shinzo Abe, Trump encouraged the prime minister to let his major campaign donor build a casino in Japan.
  3. q&a
    Michael Lewis on His New Book About Trump’s Wholesale Destruction of Government“No matter where I went in my mind, they said to me, ‘No, it’s worse.’”
  4. 2018 midterms
    Why New Jersey’s Menendez Could Be Democrats’ Midterm Achilles’ HeelNew Jersey is a very blue state, but Bob Menendez is in some peril against a deep-pocketed opponent after a long corruption trial.
  5. Internal Watchdog Thinks White House Might Have Interfered in FBI HQ PlansDid Trump strong-arm the FBI into keeping its headquarters across the street from his hotel? A new inspector general’s report invites that question.
  6. A Latino-Palestinian Progressive May Take Down Indicted GOP CongressmanDuncan Hunter is in big trouble after a corruption indictment. His progressive opponent has a great personal story with some details GOP may exploit.
  7. What Did the Manafort Verdict and Cohen Plea Deal Really Change?Four members of New York’s politics team discuss the upshot of the latest developments in the trials of Trump’s inner circle.
  8. The President Is Getting Away With Blatant Crimes. That’s Normal.There’s nothing unusual about partisan polarization enabling America’s elites to escape accountability for serious crimes.
  9. Despite Indictment, There’s a Good Chance That Chris Collins Will Be ReelectedInsider-trading charges might not be enough to flip New York’s reddest district, but they could boost Democrats’ midterm message on GOP corruption.
  10. The Whole Republican Party Seems to Be Going to Jail NowIt’s been the most corrupt 24 hours of Trump’s administration yet.
  11. Top Trump Donor Paid Michael Cohen to Score Him a $5 Billion Federal LoanTrump’s personal attorney agreed to secretly encourage Trump to give Franklin Haney billions in taxpayer money in exchange for a cut of the proceeds.
  12. ostrich leather
    Behold Paul Manafort’s $15,000 Ostrich JacketA noble bird had to give their life for this?
  13. Poll: Swing-District Voters See GOP As ‘More Corrupt’A survey of 48 Republican-held (but competitive) districts finds 54 percent of voters saying the GOP is “more corrupt” than the Democrats.
  14. The EPA Is Hiding Proof That a Widely Used Chemical Causes Leukemia: ReportTrump appointees are (reportedly) refusing to release a blockbuster EPA report — because industry lobbyists asked them not to.
  15. Scott Pruitt’s Lobbyist Landlord Tried to Get EPA Job for FriendNewly released emails reveal Vicki and J. Stephen Hart’s correspondence with, and requests of, Pruitt and his chief of staff.
  16. Ivanka’s China Dealings Likely Just Regular Corruption, Not ZTE-RelatedHer business is a huge conflict of interest, but it seems like a coincidence that Beijing approved her trademarks as her dad saved Chinese jobs.
  17. Democrats Have Finally Found Their Midterm MessageThe party has boiled Trump’s scandals and the GOP’s regressive policies down into a one-word story: corruption.
  18. Novartis Lawyer Quits Over $1.2 Million Deal With Michael CohenThe pharma giant is doing damage control after its $1.2 million contract with Trump’s lawyer was revealed.
  19. Trumpism Is Having Its Best Week EverTrump has taken his signature agenda of racist immigration policy, naked corruption, and mindless belligerence on the world stage to new heights.
  20. Drug Firm Paid Michael Cohen $1.2 Million for Insight Into Trump’s Policy ViewsAfter one meeting with Cohen, Novartis realized that he had no knowledge of Trump’s health-care plans. It had to pay him $100,000 a month, anyway.
  21. White Working-Class Voters May Not Care About Trump ScandalsSo what if the president is a little bit piggy and a little bit thuggy?
  22. Pro-Trump EPA Official: Pruitt Asked Us to Rent Him a Private PlaneNew testimony that Scott Pruitt is far more corrupt than previously understood.
  23. Trump Unsure If Pruitt Is Too Corrupt for EPA – Or Just Corrupt Enough to Be AGDespite the EPA director’s scandals, Trump floated firing Jeff Sessions and making Pruitt attorney general just this week.
  24. Scott Pruitt’s Scandals Won’t Stop Coming, and Trump Might Actually Fire HimThe most corrupt Trump Cabinet secretary also happens to be very good at letting fossil-fuel companies pollute the environment.
  25. 501 Days of Trump & Co. Stealing America BlindA constant drip of corruption. And this is just what we know so far …
  26. Corruption, Not Russia, Is Trump’s Greatest Political LiabilityThe president isn’t draining the swamp — he’s monetizing it. And Democrats need to make that clear in the midterms.
  27. Former Cuomo ‘Enforcer’ Convicted on Corruption ChargesAt a time when Andrew Cuomo’s ambitions are rising, so are the signs that he’s failed to “clean up Albany”.
  28. Qatar Refused to Invest in Kushner’s Firm. Then, He Backed a Blockade of Qatar.A new report suggests that Jared Kushner may have sabotaged America’s relationship with a core ally because it turned down his dad’s investment pitch.
  29. Ben Carson’s HUD Spent $31,000 on a Dining-Room Set for His OfficeThe Housing secretary needs to dine in style, while planning $9 billion in cuts on shelter for the poor.
  30. Bibi’s a Step Closer to the SlammerThe Israeli police have recommended he face charges on two counts of corruption. But the process could take a long while.
  31. 4 New Trump Corruption Stories From the Last Day AloneTrump is in this for himself. Why aren’t Democrats making this their top message?
  32. Feds Drop Corruption Case Against Senator MenendezThe perpetually embattled Senate Democrat now has a clear path to reelection in November, particularly if Republicans look elsewhere.
  33. Justice Department to Retry Senator Menendez in Corruption CaseThis complicates his reelection plans.
  34. Mistrial in New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez’s Corruption TrialThe lawmaker was accused of trading political favors for lavish gifts and campaign donations.
  35. Menendez Has Run Out the Clock on GOP Fantasies of Picking Up a Senate SeatSenator Robert Menendez may or may not be acquitted of corruption charges. But it will be too late for Chris Christie to appoint a successor.
  36. Flynn Kidnapping Plot Is Like Teapot Dome With a Dash of TreasonThat a presidential national security adviser might have sold his influence to a foreign government so quickly and cheaply is a very big deal.
  37. ‘What Is a Senator’ May Actually Be a Key Question in the Menendez CaseA juror’s grade-school-civics question cuts to the heart of the New Jersey senator’s corruption trial.
  38. Trump’s Presidency Is Taking a Toll On His BusinessAs cosmopolitan elites shun Trump’s hotels and resorts, his company grows more reliant on swamp-fueled profits.
  39. Congress Is a Desert, Not a SwampWhile many people think Congress is enriching itself, it’s actually too poor in policy knowledge and resources to do much more than take orders.
  40. Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon SilverAn appeals court used a recent Supreme Court precedent to say the jury had been given incorrect instructions in the case.
  41. GOP Lawmakers Bought Health-Insurance Stocks While Advancing TrumpcareCongressman Mike Conaway’s family bought stock in UnitedHealth the same day that a bill repealing Obamacare’s taxes on insurers advanced in committee.
  42. Goldman Speeches a Big Unforced Error for Hillary ClintonShe denies her paid speeches for Wall Street audiences represented special treatment. It’s probably true, but hard to prove.
  43. Hundreds Arrested During Anti-Corruption Protests in RussiaThe nationwide demonstrations were the largest in the country since 2012.
  44. GOP Oversight Chair Calls Conway Promoting Ivanka’s Brand ‘Unacceptable’But the president attacking private companies for dropping Ivanka’s brand is, apparently, totally fine.
  45. Trump’s Self-Enrichment Gets Even More CorruptA business that doesn’t want to carry the Trump brand is attacking the president, insists the White House.
  46. Sometimes Corruption Happens All at OnceIt’s not always a slippery slope.
  47. Trump Won the Presidency, Then Approval on a Tax Subsidy for His HotelAfter the election, the federal government approved the second phase of Trump’s application for a massive tax break on his D.C. hotel.
  48. Bahrain to Hold Celebration at President-Elect’s D.C. HotelThe oil kingdom will ring in the seventeenth anniversary of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s rule by channeling money to Donald Trump.
  49. Pennsylvania’s Ex-AG Is Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Leaking DocumentsHer attorneys and her son argued for leniency, but the judge ordered her to serve up to 23 months in prison for the bizarre political scandal.
  50. Nassau County Executive and His Wife Arrested in Federal Corruption ProbeOne of the alleged figures in the case also has ties to the investigation into Mayor de Blasio’s fundraising activities.
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