State Department report faults Clinton over email use

Wednesday May 25, 2016 – A State Department Inspector General report faulted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for not complying with policies for email preservation, according to a copy of the report obtained by CNN on Wednesday. The report, which was provided to lawmakers, states, “At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business ...

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It’s going to get ugly – Trump dredges up Clinton accusations

Wednesday May 25, 2016 – If there was any doubt about the nastiness of the upcoming general election fight between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Trump has obliterated it. The Manhattan billionaire has launched his most personal attacks yet on the Clintons, dredging up decades-old conspiracy theories and allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Bill Clinton to kick ...

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Obama Administration accused of diverting billions to insurance companies selling Obamacare policies

Tuesday May 24, 2016 – The Obama Administration is unlawfully diverting billions of dollars from taxpayers to insurance companies that sell Obamacare policies. That is the conclusion reached in a legal opinion letter released today by former Ambassador and White House Counsel Boyden Gray. Mr. Gray’s letter reinforces the conclusion of legal experts at the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service who ...

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New home sales rise to eight-year high as prices jump 16.6%

Tuesday May 24, 2016 – Sales of new U.S. single-family homes surged to a more than eight-year high in April and prices hit a record high, offering further evidence of a pick-up in economic growth that could allow the Federal Reserve to raises interest rates soon. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday new home sales jumped 16.6 percent to a ...

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Is Facebook Making Us Less Empathetic?

Tuesday May 24, 2016 – In her recent Class Day speech to Yale graduates, Samantha Power, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, challenged the crowd to begin looking at the world up close and from radically different perspectives. In a quiet, but passionate, set of remarks, Power walked through her career as a journalist covering the war in ...

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House GOP will consider whether to impeach IRS Commissioner Koskinen

Tuesday May 24, 2016 – House Republicans will start considering whether to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen over accusations that he failed to comply with a subpoena and lied to Congress, multiple sources told sources. The House Judiciary Committee on Friday announced plans for two hearings over the next several weeks to examine the “misconduct” of Koskinen. Republicans on the ...

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Update – Bill Cosby to stand trial for assault charges

Tuesday May 24, 2016 – More than a decade after he was first accused of sexual misconduct, Bill Cosby will go to trial. A Pennsylvania judge found enough evidence during a hearing Tuesday to proceed with a criminal trial. It’s not clear when his trial will start. Cosby faces three counts of felony indecent assault from a 2004 case involving ...

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