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'Toxic to Democracy': New Project Reveals Corrupting Web of Trump Empire
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
Justice Department: Trump Can Take Payments From Foreign Governments
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.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that Jared Kushner is part of Trump’s Russia problem
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?
Donald Trump Is Making the United States an Anti-Corruption Laughingstock
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.
Why Growing Food is The Single Most Impactful Thing You Can Do in a Corrupt Political System
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,...
Redundancy does not imply fault tolerance: analysis of distributed storage reactions to single errors and corruptions
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.
This Level of Corruption Is Unprecedented in the Modern History of the Presidency
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From “Corrupt Clinton?” to “Nothing to See Here”: a tale of two Fox News email chyrons
Yes, Fox News seriously says there’s "Nothing To See Here" about Mike Pence’s emails. 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:
This Obscure News Story, Which Should Be Huge, Shows How Trump Gets Away With Corruption
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.
Memo Restoring Use of Private Prisons Is Good News for One Company
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).
Trump aides were in constant touch with senior Russian officials during cam
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Non-Partisan Congressional Tax Report Debunks Core Conservative Economic Theory-GOP Suppresses Study
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House opens door for transfer of federal lands: Will Trump play ball?
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.
Paul Ryan, GOP Eye $23B In Food Stamp Cuts In 2017 Budget
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.
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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.
All of Donald Trump’s known conflicts of interest in one place
When Americans talk about corruption in politics, they usually mean the outsize influence corporations and the wealthy can exert in politics through campaign donations.
David Petraeus’s Probation Officer Would Have to Give Him Permission to Travel As Secretary of State
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.
The coming corruption that Krugman foresees
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.
Donald Trump's long history of racism, misogyny, and corruption, explained
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?
Corruption Is as Bad in the US as in Developing Countries
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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Afghan police accused of corruption and child abuse
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.