Monstanto Ordered To Pay $289 Million To Man With Cancer

A California jury on Friday ordered Monsanto to award $289 million in damages to a former school groundskeeper who claims the company’s weed killer, Roundup, gave him terminal cancer. The decision, which Monsanto has said it will appeal, could open the floodgates for thousands of…

The fossil fuel industry is heavily funding Florida Governor Rick Scott’s senate campaign

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has received nearly $1 million in campaign donations from donors tied to the fossil fuel industry, reinforcing the Republican senate candidate’s ties to energy executives and employees. The Tampa Bay Times reported on Friday that Scott has received at least $880,000…

States purged 16 million voters from the rolls before the 2016 election

States purged more than 16 million voters from the rolls between 2014 and 2016. That number, calculated in a new report published Friday by the Brennan Center for Justice, is a significant increase from previous years and an indication that large numbers of eligible voters…

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…

The horrifying consequences of Justice Kennedy’s retirement

Donald Trump is an accidental president. He lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million ballots. And he would be far more powerless if not for the fact that the United States Senate is an anti-democratic relic. The 49 senators in the Democratic caucus represent…

$6 Million of Jill Stein’s “Recount Money” Has Evaporated

–$6 million of the money raised by 2016 Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein has evaporated without any campaign finance disclosures filed by the campaign since September of 2017 https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-happened-to-jill-steins-recount-millions?ref=home -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate via Ethereum:…

How to improve the health care of 825,000 people? By ballot

Big things are happening for more than 800,000 million people nationwide. Effective January 1st, roughly 400,000 people will have Medicaid insurance in Virginia; in New Jersey, another 275,000 people will see their Obamacare premiums reduce next year; and 150,000 undocumented Californians could soon have health…

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…