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Texts Show Kimberly Guilfoyle Bragged About Raising Millions For Rally That Fueled Capitol Riot
Text messages reviewed by ProPublica represent the strongest indication yet that members of the Trump family inner circle were involved in financing and organizing the Jan. 6 “Save America” rally, which immediately preceded the Capitol riot.
Senators Call for Federal Investigation Into Liberty University’s Handling of Sexual Assaults. School Promises Independent Probe.
Following a ProPublica report that detailed how the evangelical college discouraged and threatened to punish students who report being raped, Sen. Tim Kaine says his office is “urging the Department of Education to investigate.”
These Billionaires Received Taxpayer-Funded Stimulus Checks During the Pandemic
IRS records reveal that 18 billionaires and some 250 other ultrawealthy people received aid intended to help middle-class Americans.
Mark Zuckerberg
The Billionaires Tax Wasn’t New
Taxing billionaires on their wealth may sound novel, but the ideas behind it are already frequently used in the tax code.
Richard Burr
Burr’s Brother-In-Law Called Stock Broker, One Minute After Getting Off Phone With Senator
According to the SEC, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, then chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, had material nonpublic information about coronavirus impact. He and his brother-in-law dumped stock before the market dropped in March 2020.
Peter Theil
Proposal To Rein In Mega IRAs Faces Lobbying Resistance From Retirement Industry
Several companies, including one backed by Peter Thiel, are fighting a proposal to curb giant retirement accounts and tighten rules for IRA investments.
LYNCHBURG, VA - JULY 19: A cross sits at the Jerry Falwell Memorial at Liberty University on July 19, 2019 in Lynchburg, Virginia. Falwell founded Liberty University in 1971. (Photo by Marlena Sloss/The Washington Post)
‘The Liberty Way’: How Liberty University Discourages and Dismisses Students’ Reports of Sexual Assaults
The school founded by evangelist Jerry Falwell ignored reports of rape and threatened to punish accusers for breaking its moral code, say former students. An official who says he was fired for raising concerns calls it a “conspiracy of silence.”
Tennessee Children Were Illegally Jailed. Now Members Of Congress Are Asking For an Investigation.
Government officials called Rutherford County’s juvenile justice system a “nightmare” that “boggles the mind.” They are demanding answers about why children were “unjustly searched, detained, charged, and imprisoned.”
Oath Keepers
Oath Keepers In The State House: How A Militia Movement Took Root In The Republican Mainstream
A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials.
The Trump Administration Used Its Food Aid Program for Political Gain, Congressional Investigators Find
The Food to Families program, touted by Ivanka Trump, gave tens of millions of dollars to unqualified firms and was also used to promote then-President Trump.
Donna Scott Davenport
Outrage Grows Over Jailing Of Children As Tennessee University Cuts Ties With Judge Involved
In the days following a ProPublica and Nashville Public Radio report on juvenile justice in Rutherford County, the president of Middle Tennessee University told staff that Judge Donna Scott Davenport “is no longer affiliated with the University.”
Trump Won The County In A Landslide. His Supporters Still Hounded The Elections Administrator Until She Resigned.
Michele Carew, an elections administrator with 14 years of experience, has resigned after a monthslong campaign by Trump loyalists to oust her. “I’m leaving on my own accord,” she said.
A Secretive Counterterrorism Team Interrogated Dozens of Citizens at the Border, Government Report Finds
A report by a federal watchdog shows how the Trump administration flagged at least 51 citizens for interrogation at the border based on evidence as flimsy as once having ridden in a car with someone suspected of aiding the migrant “caravan.”
The state flag of Texas and American flag waving in the wind on flagpoles
‘God’s Will Is Being Thwarted.’ Even in Solid Republican Counties, Hard-Liners Seek More Partisan Control of Elections.
The political battle in one Texas county where Trump got 81% of the vote offers a rare view into the virulent distrust and unyielding pressure facing elections administrators.
More Than Half of America’s 100 Richest People Exploit Special Trusts to Avoid Estate Taxes
Secret IRS records show billionaires use trusts that let them pass fortunes to their heirs without paying estate tax. Will Congress end a tax shelter that has cost the Treasury untold billions?
House Bill Would Blow Up The Massive IRAs Of The Superwealthy
The proposed reform stems from a ProPublica story that detailed how PayPal founder Peter Thiel had amassed $5 billion, tax-free, in a Roth IRA. If the bill passes, Roth accounts would be capped at $20 million for high-income individuals.
The Unemployment Insurance System Is Set To Get A Tech Makeover. But It Needs Much More, Biden Admin Says
The Labor Department has launched an overhaul of the technology that runs the unemployment insurance system, which was overwhelmed by claims and plagued by fraud during the pandemic. But the agency says Congress must act to fix deeper problems.
Declassifying The 9/11 Investigation
President Biden says he will open up the government’s secret files about the plot, but will they answer the questions that remain?
Heeding Steve Bannon’s Call, Election Deniers Organize To Seize Control Of The GOP—And Reshape America’s Elections
These Afghans Won the Visa Lottery Two Years Ago—Now They’re Stuck in Kabul And Out Of Luck
President Donald Trump’s ban on the visa lottery was ruled to be illegal, but the government says it can’t help hundreds of Afghans who won it for at least another year.
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