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The Corruption Trial All of America's Crooked Politicians Are Watching

Thanks to a 2016 Supreme Court ruling and a new normal of influence peddling in Trump's DC, the federal case against Robert Menendez has taken on new urgency.
Erin Schwartz
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Neil Gorsuch Is Accused of Plagiarizing a Section of His Book

A new investigation suggests Donald Trump's SCOTUS pick might have ripped off the work of legal scholars without properly citing them.
Drew Schwartz

​The FBI Says It Doesn’t Need a Warrant to Track Your Cell Phone in Public

The FBI recently started requiring agents to obtain a warrant before using Stingray tracking technology, but privacy advocates say exceptions to the rules leave plenty of room for abuse.
CJ Ciaramella

Here's How Conservatives Freaked Out Over the CIA Torture Report

In the week after the Senate released its report on the CIA's enhanced interrogation tactics, Dick Cheney and other neocons were spinning their wheels to defend the torture program.
Allie Conti

The Biggest Lies the CIA Told About Its Torture Program

Among the least surprising findings of the Senate's CIA torture report is that the agency lied about enhanced interrogation. A lot. To everyone.
CJ Ciaramella

How Republicans Will Make Life Hell for Barack Obama

The GOP is now preparing to take control of the Senate for the first time in eight years--a political power shift that gives the party free rein to torment President Barack Obama for the next two years.
Timothy J. Burger

Meet the Convicted Acid Dealer Who Broke Out of Jail and Is Running for US Senate

"They've got a hundred lawmakers in there. If they were to put one good lawbreaker in there, I could make a huge difference. I'd break those unconstitutional laws and get them off the books."
Jules Suzdaltsev

Politicians in America's Heartland Are Spreading Fear to Get Votes

You know an election is coming up when candidates from both parties are sowing fear and disinformation about the threat the Islamic State poses to the US.
Michael Tracey

Why Obama’s New International Climate Change Plan Is Probably Doomed

The president wants to name and shame the rest of the world into cutting carbon emissions, but that requires moral authority, which America sorely lacks these days.
Matt Taylor

Forget Gun Control, Let’s Ban the Senate

The failure of the gun control bill isn’t an example of cowardice on the part of senators who didn’t vote for it, or some fatal flaw on behalf of its sponsors. It’s just another case of the Senate being cripplingly, pathetically gridlocked and unable...
Harry Cheadle

Can Ashley Judd Save America?

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader and one of the most loathsome politicians in the US, is up for reelection next year, and his most serious challenger is, apparently, Ashley Judd. Can she save the country from his obstructionism? Spoiler...
Harry Cheadle