William "Brock" Long, the top official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is facing a potential criminal probe related to his use of government vehicles, after an internal investigation into his travel was referred to U.S. attorneys for prosecution, according to administration officials and others familiar with the matter.
Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonald's workers have voted to stage a one-day strike next week at restaurants in 10 cities in hopes of pressuring management to take stronger steps against on-the-job sexual harassment. Organizers say it will be the first multistate strike in the U.S. specifically targeting sexual harassment. ... Among the strike organizers is Tanya Harrell, 22, of New Orleans, who filed a complaint with the EEOC in May alleging that her two managers at a local McDonald's teased her, but otherwise took no action after she told them of sustained verbal and physical harassment by a co-worker. Harrell, who makes $8.15 an hour, said she and many of her colleagues were skeptical of the company's commitment to combating harassment. "They want people to think they care, but they don't care," she said. "They could do a way more better job."
Former Trump advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman is set to release her tell all book and in it she claims that Donald Trump is a virulent racist who has been recorded using many racial slurs. She also claims she has secret recordings of Trump and that the Trump campaign has offered her a $15K/month contract as an attempt to buy her silence.
After being blocked by the Trump admin and the Congressional GOP, Democrats have resorted filing Freedom of Information requests in order to obtain documents related to the SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time working for the Bush administration. Democrats say they are trying to build a complete picture of Kavanaugh's background. One of the things the Dems are hoping the documents will answer is what the nominee knew about and what was his involvement, if any, in regard to the Bush-era torture programm. Republicans call it a stalling tactic. read more
New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins has been arrested and indicted for insider trading. Collins, who represents New York's 27th, was indicted along with his son and the father of his son's fiance for multiple fraud counts related securities trading, as well as conspiracy to commit wire fraud and giving false information to investigators. Collins was investigated by the House Ethics Committee in 2017 for allegations of insider trading. The committee's findings were inconclusive.