Wealthy Hedge Funder & GOP Mega-Donor Now Giving To Dems

A former GOP mega-donor is throwing his money behind Democrats hoping to help build a “Blue Wave” in the November midterms. Seth Klarman, a hedge fund manager, donated more than $2.9 million to Republicans in the 2016 election cycle. For 2018, he has shifted gears,…

ICE detained an undocumented mom for paying her traffic ticket

A 24-year-old Guatemalan mother of three named Maria was held behind bars in the Martin County Jail earlier this year before Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents transferred her to the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach, Florida. Her crime? Voluntarily paying a $150 traffic…

Therapy dogs are helping this EPA regional office cope with stress

On a sunny Thursday morning in May, a group of therapy dog volunteers left the heat behind as they entered a Denver office building on Wynkoop Street. They were there to see the staff working at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 8 headquarters. The…

The deep ties between the NRA and the Russian national just arrested on conspiracy charges

For years, Maria Butina has been working behind the scenes to establish direct lines of communication between members of the Republican Party and Russian government officials, according to an indictment unsealed by the Department of Justice on Monday. The indictment alleges Butina and her Russian…

For Florida’s ex-felons, regaining voting rights requires patience and a lot of luck

Ladetra Johnson stood up straight behind the lectern in the cabinet room of the Florida State Capitol Building Thursday morning, holding the hand of her 5-year-old daughter. Dressed in a frilly white dress, the young girl smiled as Gov. Rick Scott (R) and his cabinet…

Alex Jones’ Roseanne Defense: ‘I Look Like A Gorilla And I’m Proud Of It’

Alex Jones, the architect behind the conspiracy theory outlet Infowars, defended actress Roseanne Barr from accusations of racism after she compared former Obama White House advisor Valarie Jarett to an ape by insisting that Barr’s tweet was not racist because Jones himself says he looks…

FEMA spent $75 million to dock a half-empty cruise ship off Puerto Rico for 4 months

The company behind Carnival cruises got more money from the federal government in connection with hurricanes that leveled much of Puerto Rico than the amount given to Puerto Ricans to rebuild their homes over the first four months of relief efforts. When the Federal Emergency…

White supremacists behind violent Charlottesville rally face lawsuit with major implications

Hearings began on Thursday in a lawsuit targeting the white supremacist organizers and agitators behind the violence at last year’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. A federal judge heard arguments from a number of the 26 defendants named in the lawsuit, as well as…