Thoughts and prayers: The NRA is bleeding money

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has lost tens of millions of dollars in membership dues since the 2016 election and is more than $30 million in debt, according to an audit obtained by OpenSecrets. The gun advocacy group previously alleged financial hardship in a lawsuit…

HHS to cut funds from Head Start, cancer research to pay for the detention of immigrant children

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning to divert millions of dollars in funding originally allocated for programs like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in order to pay for the growing number of…

The Trump administration wants to deport so many people, ICE can’t keep up

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has requested an additional $1 billion dollars from the federal government, according to budget document obtained by The Washington Post. According to the document, last month the agency requested Congress include the additional funds in a stopgap spending measure…

Deficit expected to hit one trillion dollars by the end of the month

The U.S. deficit will approach $1 trillion dollars by the end of this fiscal year, according to new estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. From this time last year until now, the U.S. deficit grew by $222 billion — reaching a total of $895 billion….

Public employees in Ohio and New Jersey may suffer if National Enquirer’s legal troubles continue

Government officials in Ohio and New Jersey invested hundreds of millions of pension dollars in a high-risk hedge fund that controls the National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc. (AMI), which offered to run interference for the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, burying stories that…

BREAKING: Brett Kavanaugh thinks that Sen. Susan Collins is stupid

Like an email scammer, offering to pay Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) millions if she deposits thousands of dollars in a Nigerian bank, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reassured Collins on Tuesday that she doesn’t need to worry herself about his views on Roe v. Wade. NEW…

Trump’s promised border wall could waste billions of dollars, government watchdog finds

The Trump administration could waste billions of dollars building a wall on the United States’ southern border, one of President Trump’s cornerstone campaign promises. According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) out Monday, the administration has failed to consider costly factors…

Buddhist nonprofit spent half a million dollars on leader they knew was accused of sexual assault

Shambhala International budgeted half a million dollars in pay and other compensation for its leader, prominent Buddhist teacher and author Sakyong Mipham, even after multiple women said they told officials at the Buddhist nonprofit that he sexually assaulted them. It allowed him and his family…

Facebook has donated $6,000 to Nunes this year, despite claiming to be politically neutral

Facebook has donated thousands of dollars in recent months to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), one of the leading congressional voices fighting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential presidential obstruction. In a tweet Monday…

Private companies are making millions from detaining immigrant kids taken from their parents

Private companies are being paid millions of dollars in lucrative federal government contracts to provide housing and other services for undocumented immigrant children – including the thousands of recently arrived youngsters separated from their relatives at the U.S. border, Yahoo News reported this week. After…