Sackler Family Tries To Intimidate Media With ‘Legal Notice’ After Opioid Settlement

Sackler Family Tries To Intimidate Media With ‘Legal Notice’ After Opioid Settlement

Hours after Purdue Pharma agreed to pay a $270 million settlement to the state of Oklahoma in a lawsuit that accuses the company of fueling a nationwide opioid crisis, a family that has profited immensely from this epidemic sent a sternly worded warning to HuffPost. An attorney at Farrer & Co., the high-powered U.K. law…
Kellyanne Conway Says ‘Shut Up And Pray’ After New Zealand Massacre

Kellyanne Conway Says ‘Shut Up And Pray’ After New Zealand Massacre

Kellyanne Conway has a message for media covering last week’s New Zealand mosque shootings: dial back the scope of coverage. During a Fox News appearance on Saturday, the White House counselor chided reporters for what she said she viewed as a politicization of the Christchurch massacre in which at least 50 people were killed by…
Mossimo Giannulli Told Blog About Faking Enrollment At USC To Get Parents’ Money

Mossimo Giannulli Told Blog About Faking Enrollment At USC To Get Parents’ Money

Mossimo Giannulli concocted a ruse at the University of Southern California long before the college admissions scandal, according to a 2016 interview he gave to The Hundreds fashion blog. The fashion mogul, who’s been accused with wife Lori Loughlin of paying $500,000 so their daughters could be admitted to USC by posing as crew athletes, apparently once…
Donald Trump Rips Into George Conway: ‘Total Loser!’

Donald Trump Rips Into George Conway: ‘Total Loser!’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out on Twitter against George Conway, husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway and a frequent critic of the president. Trump retweeted his 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale’s rant against George Conway, which claimed the president turned down the attorney for a job he “desperately wanted.” “He hurts…
A 23-Year-Old Just Schooled Fox News On The Costs Of The Green New Deal

A 23-Year-Old Just Schooled Fox News On The Costs Of The Green New Deal

Jack Vandeleuv’s Thursday night went like this: He went to a diner in Riverside, Missouri, ordered himself a vegetarian omelet and served up arguably the most clear-eyed defense of the Green New Deal yet broadcast on Fox News. In a series of rapid-fire responses, the 23-year-old library worker from Kansas succinctly laid out the scope…
Alex Jones Replaces Lawyers As Depositions Loom In Sandy Hook Cases

Alex Jones Replaces Lawyers As Depositions Loom In Sandy Hook Cases

Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist who falsely claimed the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, has replaced two of his lawyers in multiple lawsuits brought against him by parents of children killed in the 2012 school shooting. The host of the right-wing conspiracy outlet Infowars is being sued by nearly a dozen Sandy Hook parents…
Trump’s Sister Resigns As Judge, Ending Inquiry Into Alleged Tax Schemes: Report

Trump’s Sister Resigns As Judge, Ending Inquiry Into Alleged Tax Schemes: Report

President Donald Trump’s older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, retired as a federal appellate judge earlier this year and thereby ended an investigation into whether she broke judicial conduct rules by allegedly engaging in tax fraud, The New York Times reported. Barry, 82, left the bench in February after an in-depth investigation last year by the…
Trump Urges House Republicans To Be ‘More Paranoid’ About Vote Counting

Trump Urges House Republicans To Be ‘More Paranoid’ About Vote Counting

President Donald Trump urged House Republicans on Tuesday night to be “more paranoid than they are” about vote counting, suggesting in a speech during the National Republican Congressional Committee’s spring dinner that some closely contested elections may have been rigged in Democrats’ favor. Trump, who has made repeated false claims about voter fraud and “electoral…
California Attorney General: No Criminal Charges In Stephon Clark Case

California Attorney General: No Criminal Charges In Stephon Clark Case

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Tuesday that there would not be any criminal charges against the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark last year. At a press conference, Becerra announced the results of the state Justice Department’s investigation into the shooting. He said it took 11 months for his office to…

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Trump leaves Pentagon power vacuum

Trump leaves Pentagon power vacuum

The problem is most acute in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is one of eight such unconfirmed officials out of 24 | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo Defense The large number of acting officials has slowed decisions, handicapped the department in policy disputes, and unduly empowered the White House,…
Suspected Sri Lanka Ringleader Preached Slaughter. Many at Home Dismissed Him.

Suspected Sri Lanka Ringleader Preached Slaughter. Many at Home Dismissed Him.

Whether Mr. Zaharan found the Islamic State or the Islamic State found him, they seemed inextricably drawn to each other. In other places, like Indonesia and the Philippines, the Islamic State has been adept at taking Islamic radicals with local grievances and enlisting them in the global slipstream of terror. By 2017, Mr. Zaharan and…
As Democrats Agonize, G.O.P. Is at Peace With Doing Nothing on Mueller’s Findings

As Democrats Agonize, G.O.P. Is at Peace With Doing Nothing on Mueller’s Findings

“I’m all good. I’m done with the Mueller report,” Mr. Graham, Republican of South Carolina, told CNN this week. That sense of finality was echoed by Republican senators who are considerably less inclined to take Mr. Trump’s side, including Mr. Portman, Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri and Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who in private…