Luxury hotel stays, private flights, new nonprofits: Leadership PACs can pay for them

(Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) Designed primarily to provide funding for other candidates running for office, leadership PACs are

Federal Prosecutors Seek to Jail Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas After Discovering $1 Million Payment from Russia

Lev Parnas, who was working with President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, received a $1 million payment from Russia in

White House Budget Office Defends Holdup of Ukraine Aid as ‘Pending a Policy Decision’ in Memo

A memo, reviewed by The Washington Post, cited numerous examples of Congress holding up aid to ensure that it would

Israel Goes to Third Elections in Less than a Year After Parties Fail to Form Governing Coalition

Efforts to form a so-called “unity government” between Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party and Benny Gantz’s center-left Blue and White

Why Liberal Satire and Conservative Outrage Are Both Responses to Mainstream Media — But With Very Different Powers

Reading Time: < 1 minute The New Behemoths of the Healthcare Bureaucracy (Chris) From the New Republic: “Nobody should be

Corporate PAC cash takes a winding route to Democratic Senate challengers rejecting it

Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon (Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) Democrats’ narrow path to taking the

Private Firefighters — the Hottest Luxury of the Super-Rich

Reading Time: 4 minutes In 2018, a team of private firefighters very publicly saved the home of celebrity millionaires Kim

Ukrainian foreign influence operation bankrolled by secret donors in coordinated effort

Yulia Tymoshenko talks to media on consideration of demands of protesters, Kyiv, Ukraine Oct.19, 2017. (Photo by Sergii Kharchenko/NurPhoto via

‘Dark money’ groups drove support for IRS rule eliminating donor disclosure

(ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) A proposed Trump administration rule to exempt some “dark money” groups from disclosing their donors

Honolulu City Council Passes Ban on Single-Use Plastics in 7–2 Vote

Reading Time: 2 minutes CBP Denies Access to Doctors Seeking Flu Vaccinations for Migrant Children (Chris) From the San Diego

Texans on Southern Border Vow to Fight Trump’s Efforts to Take Their Homes for Border Wall

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oceans Running Out of Oxygen as Temperatures Rise (Mili) The author writes, “Around 700 ocean sites

Saudi Military Base Shooter and the Unexplained 9/11 Connection

Reading Time: 22 minutes The alleged gunman in the fatal shooting Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, in