Even by the standards of President Donald J. Trump, it was an extraordinary Oval Office showdown. On the agenda was Mr. Trump's desire to install a loyalist as acting attorney general to carry out his demands for more aggressive investigations into his unfounded claims of election fraud. read more
The Canadian company Enbridge has reimbursed US police $2.4m for arresting and surveilling hundreds of demonstrators who oppose construction of its Line 3 pipeline, according to documents the Guardian obtained through a public records request. read more
An arson investigation was underway after a man wearing an American flag bandanna threw a Molotov cocktail into the headquarters of the county Democratic Party in Austin. read more
Of all the journalism that emerged from Donald Trump's time in office, some of the most damning was a series of articles from The New York Times detailing how the president had inherited millions from his father largely through suspect tax schemes, ripped off tenants while lining his pockets, and, for a number of years, paid less in taxes than people living below the poverty line. When the stories, which relied on tax documents obtained by Trump's niece, Mary Trump, were published in 2018 and 2020, the president was characteristically apoplectic. His lawyers vehemently denied the allegations, insisting that "most, if not all, of the facts appear to be inaccurate," and claiming that "there was no fraud or tax evasion by anyone." If there was, however, Trump had "virtually no involvement whatsoever with these matters," as the "affairs were handled by other Trump family members who were not experts themselves."
Despondent after yesterday's recall election, millions of California Republicans are fleeing the state for Florida and Texas in search of dumber governors.