Hammond’s Brexit ‘dividend’ claim rejected as UK economy stalls

“The OBR already assumes an orderly Brexit, so there won’t be a ‘deal dividend’ beyond the forecast just by avoiding no-deal. Business confidence may improve with increased certainty, but it’s not credible to describe this… Read More

Public funds should be used to rescue local journalism, says report

Local news coverage could disappear unless the government provides direct financial support, according to an independent report on the future of the British media, which warns the industry’s collapse poses a threat to the “long-term… Read More

Trump campaign paid legal fees to firm representing Jared Kushner

President Donald Trump‘s campaign has spent nearly $100,000 of donor money to pay legal bills to the firm representing Jared Kushner, the latest campaign finance records show. The president’s re-election campaign made two payments to… Read More

Firm owned by longtime Trump bodyguard received $225,000 from RNC

A company owned by Keith Schiller, President Donald Trump’s former longtime bodyguard, has received $225,000 from the Republican National Committee for security consulting since he left his job as White House director of Oval Office… Read More

New Evidence Emerges of Possible Wrongdoing by Trump Inaugural Committee

The Trump inaugural appears to have overpaid for space at Trump’s Washington hotel, a possible violation of the law. Federal prosecutors are probing the festivities. by Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Ilya Marritz, WNYC Federal prosecutors… Read More

Bezos’s Story Spurs U.S. Prosecutors’ Scrutiny of AMI, Sources Say

Federal prosecutors are reviewing the National Enquirer’s handling of its story about Jeff Bezos’s extramarital affair to determine if the company violated an earlier cooperation deal with prosecutors, according to two people familiar with the… Read More