Treasury Department


How much Trump’s Cabinet has spent on flights, security, and office decor

Current and former Cabinet members have spent millions in taxpayer money on unusually costly items.


The U.S. just sanctioned Russia’s infamous “Troll Factory” and “Putin’s chef”

The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned a number of Russian entities and individuals.


Trump's "largest-ever sanctions" on North Korea may not matter

Experts say the sheer number of sanctioned entities is indeed large but it’s unclear whether the sanctions will have much impact.


US Slaps Syria with New Sanctions Following Chemical Attack

The sanctions target 271 employees of a Syrian research facility that the US believes develops chemical weapons.


I Tried to Venmo $12.66 for 'ISIS' and the Government Was Pissed

It turns out the Treasury Department doesn't appreciate my sense of humor.


Congressman says putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill is 'racist' and 'sexist'

Iowa Representative Steve King has introduced an amendment that would block the Treasury from spending money on redesigning the currency.


The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, a man claims he was the Orlando shooter's lover, North Korea launches more missile tests, protesters gather outside Donald Trump's golf course in Scotland, and more.


America Is Going to Keep Tabs on Anonymous Luxury Real Estate Buyers

After a series of reports about dubious (often foreign) cash being stashed in luxury American properties, the feds are responding.


Tequila Is Being Distilled in the Shadow of Organized Crime

The number of kidnappings and extortions has reportedly gone down in recent years, but there are now signs of cartels laundering their profits through tequila brands.


How the Jalisco New Generation Cartel Is Terrorizing the People of Western Mexico

Not even Mexico's famous tequila industry is immune to extortion and intimidation linked to the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion. On March 19, the group carried out another ambush on state forces, leaving 11 dead.


You Probably Won't Get Sanctioned for Donating Bitcoins to Edward Snowden

Fears stoked by President Obama's executive order may be premature.