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AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door for Lawmakers Who Become Lobbyists

May 31, 2019           |                                       

CO2 Concentration Is Higher Than Ever in Human History The Left Should Direct the Impeachment Effort AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door for Lawmakers Who Become Lobbyists Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham Trump Is Trying to Ban Climate Science Because… Obama? US Abortion Rights Activists Can Draw Inspiration From Ireland One […]

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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon is awash in pot, glutted with so much legal weed that if growing were to stop today, it could take more than six years by one estimate to smoke or eat it all. Now, the state is looking to curb production. Five years after they legalized recreational marijuana, lawmakers are moving […]

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Dallas Goldtooth: Hold Banks Accountable for Financing Climate Chaos

April 22, 2019           |                                       

What Happens If Trump Breaks All the Laws? Zionism Violates the Principles at the Heart of Judaism Pete Buttigieg Trivializes the Impact of Trade on US Job Losses Mueller Report Exposes Campaign Finance Problems Far Beyond Russia Pushing New Oil Sanctions, Mike Pompeo Jokes About Secret Coup Plot Against Iran Dallas Goldtooth: Hold Banks Accountable […]

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U.S. Prosecutors Seek 18-Month Sentence For Russian Citizen Maria Butina

April 19, 2019           |                                       

U.S. prosecutors are asking a judge to hand Russian citizen Maria Butina an 18-month sentence after she pleaded guilty late last year to a charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered foreign agent. “Activities at issue in this case are part of Russia’s broader scheme to acquire information and establish relationships and communication channels […]

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'American Taliban' Lindh To Be Released From Prison Next Month

April 17, 2019           |                                       

John Walker Lindh, an American who pleaded guilty in 2002 to fighting for the Taliban, is to be released in May after serving 17 years in prison. Court papers filed this month said the 38-year-old, dubbed “American Taliban,” will be released from prison in Indiana on May 23. Documents filed last week with the federal […]

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Photograph Source thierry ehrmann – CC BY 2.0 The arrest of Julian Assange has produced rapturous cheering from the American political elite. Hillary Clinton declared that Assange “must answer for what he has done.” Unfortunately, Assange’s arrest will do nothing to prevent the vast majority of conniving politicians and bureaucrats from paying no price for […]

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In June of 2017, Jeffery Havis pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm before the U.S. District Court in Tennessee. The federal charge can carry up to ten years imprisonment but has no minimum sentence; Havis expected to serve twenty-one to twenty-seven months. Despite this, Havis was sentenced to at least […]

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Trump Sanctuary City Idea Could Help Migrants Stay in U.S.

April 13, 2019           |                                       

PHOENIX—An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to put down roots and stay in the country. The plan would put thousands of immigrants […]

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If you listen to Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council in the Trump White House, or Trump Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, or Karl Rove, or former GOP Speaker of the House John Boehner, or 2012 Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, or Gretchen Carlson, or the Wall Street Journal, or Bloomberg News, or the Tax Foundation, or the Heritage Foundation, or Fox, or Fox, or Fox, or just any elderly white relatives who forward you chain […]

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In 2016, then-Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro violated a federal law while campaigning for Hillary Clinton, but the Obama administration chose not to fine or reprimand him. Instead, they praised him for “own[ing] up” to his “inadvertent error.” Castro himself is now running for president. Aside from his short stint leading the federal housing agency, […]

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With almost no one watching, the federal government on Tuesday went to trial in one of the first denaturalization cases of the Trump era, a project the administration enthusiastically rolled out in 2017. The man at the center of the trial is Parvez Manzoor Khan, a 62-year-old Floridian. The federal government has so far expended extraordinary […]

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Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. A new series from The Intercept, “The Threat Within” takes a deep dive into examining federal terrorism prosecutions in the United States since 9/11. This week on Intercepted: The Intercept’s Alice Speri discusses her investigation into the FBI’s creation […]

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Chinese Woman Carrying Malware Allegedly Got Into Mar-a-Lago

April 3, 2019           |                                       

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—A woman carrying two Chinese passports and a device containing computer malware lied to Secret Service agents and briefly gained admission to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club over the weekend during his Florida visit, federal prosecutors allege in court documents.Yujing Zhang, 32, approached a Secret Service agent at a checkpoint outside the Palm […]

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A hearing in the House of Representatives last week made headlines when Democratic members grilled U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about her budget proposing huge cuts to programs—including Special Olympics, after-school programs, and special education—while calling for a double-digit increase for the department’s charter school grant program. Referring to a new report, which I […]

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