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Public Citizen on Tuesday launched a new project aimed at documenting President Donald Trump's vast entanglement of business interests and highlighting "the urgent need for the president to disclose his tax returns so Americans can determine the extent of his business holdings and how they may be a
The Department of Justice is trying to persuade a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit claiming that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign governments without congressional approval. A Friday filing in U.S.
Jared Kushner: the young, pragmatic, hardheaded businessman out to modernize the US government and moderate the worst tendencies of his father-in-law, Donald Trump. But what if, instead, Jared is not a panacea for the chaotic White House, but one of its biggest problems?
Jessica Tillipman, a dean at the George Washington University Law School and an expert on government ethics and compliance, was recently giving an anti-corruption training to a roomful of visiting government officials from Latin America when something odd happened.
The most effective change-makers in our society aren’t waiting around for a new president to make their lives better, they’re planting seeds,...
It’s a tough life being the developer of a distributed datastore. Thanks to the wonderful work of Kyle Kingsbury (aka, @aphyr) and his efforts on Jepsen.io, awareness of data loss and related issues in the face of network delays and partitions is way higher than it used to be.
The important part about dealing with epidemics is to deal with them early.
The first image depicts one of the many scenes from Fox’s all-out coverage of the Hillary Clinton email scandal last year. Here it is:
One of the flaws in the design of the federal government is that, while the founders envisioned competing branches of government, unified party control of government can turn those branches into partners who do not check each other’s abuses.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ four-sentence memo rescinding Justice Department guidance to reduce the use of private prisons sent stock soaring for the two companies that dominate the industry, Geo Group and CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America).
CNN's Jeremy Diamond contributed to this report.
What do you do when the Congressional Research Service, the completely non-partisan arm of the Library of Congress that has been advising Congress—and only Congress—on matters of policy and law for nearly a century, produces a research study that finds absolutely
Emboldened by the change of administration, GOP lawmakers are quietly making moves that would permit a potentially vast transfer of federal land to states and other entities. President-elect Donald Trump and his pick for Interior secretary, Rep.
In the ongoing battle to reach a consensus over the 2017 Congressional budget, cuts to food stamps are on the table in a big way. House Republicans, including Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., are eyeing $23 billion in cuts to food stamps in the next decade, Roll Call reported.
Donald Trump isCorruptAF Donald Trump's in violation of the U.S. Constitution for 3 days since the latest report of corruption Tracking 212 reports of corruption Donald Trump continues to prove himself to be an authoritarian kleptocrat who's corrupt AF—and he's only getting started.
When Americans talk about corruption in politics, they usually mean the outsize influence corporations and the wealthy can exert in politics through campaign donations.
If Donald Trump chooses former CIA director and retired General David Petraeus as the winner of his secretary of State reality show, he’ll want to throw in a pardon, too. In 2015, Petraeus pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information, which he shared with his mistress.
Just a quick note to let you in on another brilliant tweetstorm by Paul Krugman, on the real threat of government corruption under a Trump administration: “Stay alert” indeed.
When you put together everything we know about Donald Trump, it’s terrifying. Over the past year and a half, there has been a lot of reporting done on what’s perhaps the biggest question of the 2016 presidential campaign: Who is Trump?
This post originally appeared at TomDispatch. A top government official with energy industry holdings huddles in secret with oil company executives to work out the details of a potentially lucrative “national energy policy.
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While we like to call what’s going on in Washington legalized bribery, former president of Shell Oil John Hofmeister prefers to think of it as extortion. Last year, the average cost of running a successful Senate campaign was $10.3 million, while successful campaigns for the House cost $1.
BBC Panorama reporter Ben Anderson spent five weeks with US Marines working to advise Afghan security forces in Helmand province. While he was there he witnessed corruption and criminality among the Afghan police force.