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Accountability | Kentucky

New Allegations of Illegal Behavior Revive Matt Bevin’s Long History of Encouraging Allies To Break Federal Law

By Cole Driver on June 20, 2019.

Allegations that Matt Bevin and members of his administration are violating federal restrictions on political activity have resurfaced amid an ongoing dispute between Bevin and Ky. Attorney General Andy Beshear over health care policy.

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The Trump Administration Has Funneled Millions in Farmer Bailout Money to Corrupt Foreign Corporations

By Cole Driver on June 10, 2019.

In light of President Trump’s escalating trade war with China, the Trump Administration has quietly funneled millions in bailout money -- which was supposed to be designated to alleviate the financial burden of U.S. farmers -- into massive, corrupt international farming corporations.

Accountability | Michigan

Michigan Senate Republican Hopeful Once Questioned Women’s Capacity for Leadership at Men-Only Gathering

By Cole Driver on June 6, 2019.

Speaking at a men’s-only event earlier last year, Michigan Republican John James questioned women’s capacity for leadership, alleging that “women want men who have been tested” and that men had a “charge to lead.”

Accountability | Virginia

Va. State Senators Bryce Reeves and Glen Sturtevant Blocked Bill That Would Have Banned Deadly Gun Magazine Used In Virginia Beach Shooting

By Cole Driver on June 4, 2019.

Less than six months before last week's deadly shooting in Virginia Beach, Republican Va. state Senators Bryce Reeves and Glen Sturtevant prevented a bill from passing the state legislature that would have banned the sale of high-capacity magazines similar to those used in the rampage.

Accountability | Louisiana

Rispone Holds Fundraiser with Private Education Executive Involved in State Program that Let Him Save $300K on Tax Bill

By Cole Driver on May 23, 2019.

Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone held a fundraiser Wednesday with a charter-school advocate who participates in a scholarship program that allowed wealthy donors -- including Rispone himself -- to avoid paying taxes.

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Secret Service Spends Another $95K on Carts So Trump Can Golf at Course He Owns

By Chad Smith on May 17, 2019.

The Secret Service spent more than $95,000 this month to rent golf carts for President Donald Trump’s trips to his New Jersey course this summer, raising the total the agency has spent on equipment — from golf carts to generators — for Trump’s trips to his properties to more than $1 million.

Accountability | Virginia

Records Reveal State Senator Who Lied About Swearing at Officer Also Misled About Driving Lexus

By Chad Smith on May 1, 2019.

Virginia state Sen. Amanda Chase admitted this week she lied about her encounter with a police officer at the Capitol. Records suggest she was also misleading about several other aspects of the run-in, including the kind of car she was driving.

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