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Corruption

  1. corruption
    Trump’s DOJ Says It Can’t Prove Michael Flynn Did the Crime He Confessed ToThe Justice Department dropped its case against the former Trump adviser Thursday, citing reasons.
  2. coronavirus
    Two GOP Senators Dumped Millions in Stock After Coronavirus Briefings: ReportAt least two Republicans sold millions in stock following closed-door coronavirus meetings — after which they told the public not to panic.
  3. the national interest
    Report: Trump Organization Is Bilking Taxpayers and Lying About It“I probably have a legal obligation, Mr. Attorney, to report corruption.” Here’s a hot lead for you to investigate, Mr. President.
  4. corruption
    Maryland Governor Accused of Rerouting State Funds to Benefit His BusinessIn a state with a history of corruption, the Never Trump hero may have more in common with the president’s business practices than with his politics.
  5. rudy giuliani
    Rudy and Hunter Biden Both Worked for the Same Romanian KleptocratRudy Giuliani was for Hunter Biden abetting corruption in Eastern Europe before he was against it.
  6. corruption
    ‘Surprised’ Trump Kills Plan to Promote Doral Resort With G7There apparently is such a thing as a Trump-branded bridge too far.
  7. corruption
    Trump’s (Insane) Conflict of Interest in the Turkey-Syria DisputeTrump collects millions in royalties from a licensing agreement in Istanbul — a deal that an ally of Erdogan could cancel at any time.
  8. president trump
    The President Is a Corrupt, Bloodthirsty Tyrant, Reports SuggestDonald Trump’s latest high crimes and misdemeanors are too blatant to be believed.
  9. 2020 elections
    Hunter Becomes the HuntedThe embattled California Republican now faces Darrell Issa’s giant bankroll, in addition to federal prosecutors who indicted him for corruption.
  10. the national interest
    Trump: I Can’t Be Corrupt Because I’m Losing Money (He Can)If Trump’s customers are fleeing because they hate him, it makes him more desperate for bribes.
  11. corruption
    Democrats Demand Wilbur Ross Resign in Latest Sharpiegate TwistThe Commerce Secretary reportedly threatened NOAA employees for not sufficiently backing Trump.
  12. 2020 elections
    Darrell Issa Plots Comeback by Taking Out Duncan HunterIssa’s wealth and fame makes him a formidable intraparty opponent for Hunter, who goes on trial in January on lurid corruption charges.
  13. vision 2020
    Don Jr. Warns That Joe Biden Might Use the Presidency to Enrich His FamilyBiden’s brother allegedly told business partners they would profit off a Biden presidency. Trump has explicitly promised to profit off his own.
  14. duncan hunter
    Marines Order Duncan Hunter to Stop Using Them in His Hate MailThe Marines are down on the embattled Hunter — and Darrell Issa is sizing up his congressional seat — as his September corruption trial approaches.
  15. scandals
    Prosecutors Say Duncan Hunter Used Campaign Funds to Cheat on WifeThe original indictment of Hunter and his wife suggested out-of-control personal finances. The new allegations suggest an out-of-control libido.
  16. hunter x hunter
    Congressman Duncan Hunter’s Wife Flips, Pleads Guilty to Misusing Campaign FundsMargaret Hunter admitted to one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. As part of her deal, she must help in the investigation into her husband.
  17. climate change
    Trump Thwarts GOP Plot to Pretend His Climate Agenda Isn’t IdioticRepublicans have realized that denying climate science is unpopular and unnecessary. But Trump insists on putting the party’s dumbest face forward.
  18. corruption
    EPA Science Said Trump’s Coal Rule Would Kill 1,400. So the EPA Ditched Science.Trump’s coal policy had an estimated death toll so high his administration couldn’t defend it. So the EPA is engineering a lower estimate.
  19. regulation
    Boeing Crashes Highlight the High Costs of Cheap GovernmentFrom regulatory agencies to state legislatures, America’s failure to adequately fund its governing institutions clears the way for corporate capture.
  20. vision 2020
    The Mueller Report Looks Like a Dud. Here’s What That Means for Democrats.Trump is still a weak president. Shifting the focus of oversight away from collusion and toward corruption will make him a weaker one.
  21. grift
    Everything to Know About the Spa Founder Selling Access to TrumpThe founder of a Florida spa chain linked to prostitution went from political nobody to Mar-a-Lago elite, and the story keeps getting shadier.
  22. the national interest
    Congress’s Trump Investigation Is Going to Hurt Trump, Not CongressThe White House is terrified and trying to bluff Democrats into thinking it will backfire.
  23. chicago mayor's race
    Chicago to Elect First Black Female Mayor As Two Candidates Head to RunoffThe city won’t have another Daley mayoral reign, as Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle edged out the early favorite.
  24. 2019 elections
    14 Candidates Fight for Two Spots in Chicago Mayoral RunoffBill Daley — whose name is very familiar in Chicago — probably leads the fight, but Establishment control of Chicago is endangered.
  25. 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.”
  26. 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.
  27. 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.’”
  28. 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.
  29. corruption
    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.
  30. 2018 election
    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.
  31. let's have a chat
    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.
  32. corruption
    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.
  33. 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.
  34. the national interest
    The Whole Republican Party Seems to Be Going to Jail NowIt’s been the most corrupt 24 hours of Trump’s administration yet.
  35. 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.
  36. ostrich leather
    Behold Paul Manafort’s $15,000 Ostrich JacketA noble bird had to give their life for this?
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. drain the swamp
    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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. White Working-Class Voters May Not Care About Trump ScandalsSo what if the president is a little bit piggy and a little bit thuggy?
  46. Pro-Trump EPA Official: Pruitt Asked Us to Rent Him a Private PlaneNew testimony that Scott Pruitt is far more corrupt than previously understood.
  47. 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.
  48. the national interest
    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.
  49. the national interest
    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.
  50. swampland
    501 Days of Trump & Co. Stealing America BlindA constant drip of corruption. And this is just what we know so far …
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