• Donald Trump Jul 15, 2019

    Harris Blasts Epstein's Law Firm, Takes Money From Its Attorneys

    Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said work done by their former law firm, which represented the financier accused of sexual abuse, “calls into question the integrity of our legal system.” Yet the same...

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Late GOP Redistricting Guru's Files Hint at Partisan Motives

    During his long career drawing legislative maps designed to help Republicans, Tom Hofeller preached about the dangers of leaving digital fingerprints. As he advised in a 2011 presentation about redistricting strategies: “Make sure your computer is in a PRIVATE location,” and “Don’t walk away from it and leave your work exposed.” But less than a year after his death, Hofeller’s...

  • Donald Trump May 31, 2019

    Docs Show Census Changed to Give Republicans Edge: Lawyers

    A Republican redistricting expert advocated for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census to give an electoral edge to white people and Republicans, opponents of the move alleged in a court filing Thursday. The filing in Manhattan federal court said a trove of newly discovered documents revealed that Thomas Hofeller, a longtime Republican gerrymandering guru, played a key role...

  • California Apr 2, 2019

    New Manhattan Tolls, Plastic Bag Ban Approved in NY Budget

    A statewide ban on plastic bags and groundbreaking tolls for motorists entering the busiest sections of Manhattan are coming to New York under a new state budget that takes several ambitious steps to address long-standing environmental and transportation challenges.

  • Democratic party Nov 4, 2018

    Conservatives Want to Bypass Usual Way to Amend Constitution

    Whatever success Republicans have amassed in taking control of all three branches of U.S. government, and whatever fate awaits them as midterm elections near, some on the right are working to cement change by amending the Constitution. And to the mounting alarm of others on all parts of the spectrum, they want to bypass the usual process. They’re pushing for...

  • Congress Nov 3, 2018

    Conventional Thinking: Conservatives Push New Amendments

    Whatever success Republicans have amassed in taking control of all three branches of U.S. government, and whatever fate awaits them as midterm elections near, some on the right are working to cement change by amending the Constitution. And to the mounting alarm of others on all parts of the spectrum, they want to bypass the usual process. They’re pushing for...

  • Donald Trump Mar 20, 2018

    Trump Lawyer Says He Paid Porn Actress Out of His Own Pocket

    President Donald Trump’s personal attorney said Tuesday he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. Michael Cohen said in a statement to The New York Times that he was not reimbursed by the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign for the payment to Stormy Daniels, whose...

  • Common Cause Oct 1, 2017

    First Span of New Kosciuszko Bridge Opens

    The first span of the new Kosciuszko Bridge opened Thursday night, but the question many people are asking is will it solve the traffic problems? Michael George reports. 

  • Common Cause Mar 17, 2017

    US Taxpayers Might Be on the Hook for Pipeline Protest Costs

    North Dakota officials appear poised to go after the U.S. government — and thus U.S. taxpayers — to recoup more than $38 million in state expenses related to months of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, though a longstanding offer from the project’s developer to pay up is still on the table. One taxpayer watchdog group questions why the state...

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