All tagged Political Reporting
After Mississippi lawmakers were caught reporting unitemized credit card charges to their campaign accounts, an official who pushed for reform flouted a new law and used the same maneuvers to rack up more than $100,000 in expenses, Luke Ramseth reported for the Jackson Clarion Ledger.
More than a dozen top Louisiana fundraisers or other political insiders hobnobbed with the governor at his state-provided suite during the NFC Championship game, reporter Tyler Bridges found after obtaining a list of attendees. An outside interest group paid $2,000 for the event's food and alcohol.
Adam Goldman, Michael S. Schmidt and Nicholas Fandos, writing at The New York Times, break this historic bombshell. It’s simply amazing reporting, and the implications are genuinely astonishing.
Ken Klippenstein of The Young Turks found out that the “FBI has formed a new counterintelligence unit for rooting out leaks to news media, docs I obtained under FOIA confirm,” he tweeted with a link to the story. “This appears to be part of Trump admin’s crackdown on leaks. Last year, Jeff Sessions reported an 800% increase in leak investigations.” Check out Klippenstein’s story, as well as the documents he uncovered.
Chris Feliciano Arnold, writing from Brazil for Harper’s, looks at life in the days before authoritarian president Jair Bolsonaro takes control.
Miriam Jordan, reporting for The New York Times, reports that the migrant detention camp in Tornillo, Texas — currently housing thousands of migrant children who were forcibly separated from their parents — will close in the coming weeks.
David A. Fahrenthold, Matt Zapotosky and Seung Min Kim, writing for The Washington Post, unravel the many investigations mounting against Donald J. Trump.
Paul Kiel and Jesse Eisinger, writing for ProPublica and The Atlantic, dive in to this fascinating investigation. What they found is alarming.
The onetime graduate student admits to being a foreign agent who sought to establish back channels to Republicans through the NRA.
The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. — During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Victorina Morales has made Donald J. Trump’s bed, cleaned his toilet and dusted his crystal golf trophies. When he visited as president, she was directed to wear a pin in the shape of the American flag adorned with a Secret Service logo.
Because of the “outstanding” support she has provided during Mr. Trump’s visits, Ms. Morales in July was given a certificate from the White House Communications Agency inscribed with her name.
Quite an achievement for an undocumented immigrant housekeeper.
The national party wasn't expecting to have to defend a well-known senator in a conservative bastion.