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…

Pruitt spent $3,230 at jewelry store, emails show

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt reportedly spent thousands of dollars at a fine jewelry and watch store in the nation’s capital, including more than $1,500 on a dozen fountain pens. The revelation comes amid ongoing questions over Pruitt’s financial decisions as head of the…

Pruitt spent whopping $3.5 million on personal security in first year as EPA chief

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent $3.5 million in taxpayer dollars on personal security in just his first year in the position, CBS News revealed Friday. This is far more than his two predecessors from the Obama administration, who CBS News says…

Trump Lawyer Hired by AT&T To Advise on Time Warner Merger

–As we learn more about the millions of dollars funneled through a shell company owned by Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, documents reveal that AT&T’s expressed purpose for hiring Cohen was to assist with the Time Warner Merger https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cohens-600000-deal-with-atandt-specified-he-would-advise-on-time-warner-merger-internal-company-records-show/2018/05/10/cd541ae0-5468-11e8-a551-5b648abe29ef_story.html -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support…

Taxpayers paid for U.S. officials to stay at Trump resort

American taxpayers have paid thousands of dollars for Trump administration officials to stay at the president’s high-end resort in Scotland, The Scotsman newspaper wrote, in just the latest example of how he continues to reap in big bucks while in public office. The Scottish newspaper wrote…

Trump breaks key campaign promise on Medicare

On the campaign trail, candidate Trump promised to save hundreds of billions of dollars standing up to the pharmaceutical industry, and said he’d “negotiate like crazy” to bring down Medicare prescription drug prices. Allowing Medicare to negotiate directly with drug companies for better prices has…