ARE TAX HAVENS an enraging but tangential subject? Or do they have a powerful effect on how the U.S. economy functions and should therefore be a part of every political debate? The startling findings of a new academic study indicate that it's the latter. Titled "The Exorbitant Tax Privilege," the paper is co-written by Thomas Wright and University of California, Berkeley economist Gabriel Zucman, one of the world's top authorities on tax havens and author of the best layperson's introduction to the subject, "The Hidden Wealth of Nations." read more
A key Senate chairman asked the Justice Department on Thursday to investigate Julie Swetnick and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, for allegedly false statements made during the confirmation process for Justice Brett Kavanaugh. read more
As he stood among the mothers, children and LGBT youths who had been walking through Mexico on their way to the U.S. border, Rodrigo Abeja found it hard to believe that President Donald Trump had deemed these people dangerous. Abeja is one of the lead organizers of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, which for over 15 years has led migrants to the U.S. via caravans to help them to seek asylum in other countries. "These people are frustrated and desperate," Abeja said in Spanish in an interview with NBC News from Mexico. The group's volunteers help the migrants stay together to protect themselves from danger along the way, including from criminals and natural elements, but also to move past law enforcement officials. read more
A man has been arrested in connection with the bombs sent to a dozen critics of President Trump, CNN reported Friday. A police source said the federal investigation tracked a suspect to Plantation, near Broward Boulevard and State Road 441. No further information was immediately available.
Robert Rundo, the leader of the California white supremacist group Rise Above Movement, was arrested by the FBI Sunday at the Los Angeles International Airport. Rundo, 28, is accused of inciting riots at demonstrations including Charlottesville, San Bernandino and Berkeley, according to the New York Times. The FBI also cited the Rise Above Movement Twitter account, run by Rundo, which "regularly posted content in support of the group's white supremacy extremist ideology," including photographs endorsing violence against nonbelievers.