BREAKING: Jury acquits J20 protester of assault on police officer, mistrial declared on riot charges

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A J20 protester tried for assaulting a police officer in the chaos of Inauguration Day 2017 was found not guilty Thursday, marking a significant evolution in the string of losses that federal prosecutors have taken in the series of trials. Anthony Felice…

Petition Calls For Tom Perez To Step Down From DNC

In 2017 Tom Perez stated, “one thing we’ve learned at the DNC is that when you, in fact or in perception, are trying to put the thumb on the scale in a spirited primary, that can undermine public confidence in us.” It was a comment…

What has happened in the year since Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from Paris?

One year ago, on June 1, 2017, President Donald Trump stood in the White House Rose Garden and made good on a campaign promise to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. The announcement was largely symbolic — the United States can’t actually…

Why are sinkholes seemingly stalking Trump’s residences?

On May 22, 2017, a sinkhole opened at Mar-a-Lago, which President Trump calls the “Winter White House.” On May 22, 2018, a sinkhole opened at the actual White House. For the media and Twitter, it’s been a bottomless pit of puns. “If that’s not a…

Federal regulators vote to limit practice of measuring climate impact of pipelines

Federal regulators appeared to defy a 2017 court ruling when they decided not to take greenhouse gas emissions into account as part of their review of natural gas pipeline applications. Last year, a federal court ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) must fully…

Internal emails show top EPA official lobbied to loosen air pollution rules before joining agency

On May 22, 2017, six months before he would be confirmed to a top regulatory position within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bill Wehrum — then a lobbyist for a prominent D.C. firm — wrote to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s scheduler, Sydney Hupp, with a request….

Trump Admin Puts Warrantless NSA Spying On Steroids

The National Security Agency collected more than 530 million U.S. call records in 2017, representing a dramatic increase over the previous year. According to an annual transparency report released Friday, the spy agency collected 534 million call records in 2017, more than three times the…

States waste hundreds of thousands on drug testing for welfare, but have little to show for it

In 2017, states spent more than $490,000 to drug-test 2,541 people who had applied for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits, which yielded just 301 positive tests. While the costs for these programs has dropped somewhat over the past three years, the number of…

Coal and nuclear plant owners wrap themselves in ‘resilience flag’ to draw Trump’s attention

Until 2017, the “resilience” of the electric power sector had referred to the power grid’s ability to withstand and recover from extreme weather and other threats. But the Trump administration, as it has with so many other issues, succeeded in distorting the meaning of the…

Trump Bodyguard & Lawyer Raided Doctor’s Office, Took Medical Files

–Disturbing reports assert that in February of 2017, Donald Trump’s former bodyguard Keith Schiller, as well as one of Trump’s lawyers, raided the office of Trump’s former doctor, Harold Bornstein, taking Trump’s medical records; Bornstein now is also claiming that the infamous “Trump would be…