Brett Kavanaugh

Federal judges just dismissed every single ethics complaint against Brett Kavanaugh

But it’s not that the panel — convened by Chief Justice John Roberts to investigate — didn’t think the complaints were serious.
Emma Ockerman
government ethics

Trump official in charge of separated kids has been accused of violating ethics rules

Office of Refugee Resettlement Director Scott Lloyd sent one of his staffers an email he’d received in April from an employee at Catholic charity group and his former workplace, the Knights of Columbus.
Carter Sherman

ICE just deported 25 Somalis who said they were physically and sexually abused in detention

The migrants, part of a group of 113 Africans set for deportation, boarded a plane in Texas on Thursday bound for South Sudan.
Josh Marcus
trump administration

U.S. official said she was demoted after denying money for Ben Carson's office decorations

The HUD secretary’s office is apparently in need of some extremely expensive chairs — $5,000 expensive.
Rex Santus
sexual assault

In Detention Centers, 97 Percent of Rape Accusations Met by Silence, Report Says

A complaint issued by CIVIC charges that the DHS Office of Inspector General failed to investigate more than 97 percent of reports of sexual abuse from people in immigration detention over a two-year period.
Annamarya Scaccia
2016 US election

Nevada's Democratic Party Is Accusing Bernie Sanders' Staff and Supporters of Inciting Violence

In a strongly worded letter to the Democratic National Committee, the state party complained that Sanders supporters caused an unruly and violent state convention.
Liz Fields

Vegans Are Pissed at This Meat Ad for Torching Kale

A new video advert from Meat & Livestock Australia features a bowl of kale being torched by a flame-thrower-wielding SWAT team—and the vegans aren’t happy.
Phoebe Hurst

US Immigration Officials Accused of Recruiting Colleagues for Sex Parties

A complaint filed by ICE employees in San Diego includes lurid details of swinger-style soirees as well as allegations of abuse of power against subordinates, who felt pressured to participate.