”Where are you from?” can be an earnest question. But it also can be used as a divisive political tool that plays on people’s fears of the other. We look at how this rhetoric reverberates before, during and after a Tea Party convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
For our latest Reveal episode, we wanted to know how Donald Trump’s statements made his supporters feel. So we created the Trump Game. Now, you can play too.
Quartz explains that most Americans, not just the poor, have no safety net in a series of charts based on the Federal Reserve’s most recent Survey of Consumer Finances – which is based on 2013 data. The picture is not as bleak if you include retirement accounts – and there are two other charts that illustrate […]
In less than two weeks, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to overturn a state law that prevents Tennessee cities that operate their own broadband networks from expanding to other towns.
Former San Francisco Chief Trial Deputy Joanne HoeperShoey Sindel San Francisco city officials steered millions in public funds to a handful of plumbing companies for unneeded repairs of private sewer lines, a former top lawyer in the city attorney’s office alleges. When the lawyer began to investigate what she suspected was a long-running illegal payment […]
On April 11, UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh responded to CIR’s report. Dear Mr. Katches and Mr. Salladay: It is regrettable that your April 8th story about “luxury” expenses continues to misrepresent the realities of fundraising at UCLA. Travel is increasingly important to securing the funding necessary to further our public, educational mission. […]
California Sen. Leland Yee leaves the federal courthouse in San Francisco after posting bail. He is accused of political corruption and gun trafficking.Ben Margot/AP The sun was shining on a brisk January day when Leland Yee took a seat at an undisclosed San Francisco coffee shop. Across from him sat a Cosa Nostra crime boss. […]
Veteran Justin Minyard said he became addicted to opiates prescribed by the VA.ABC News U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs senior officials told a panel of skeptical House lawmakers today that the VA has reduced the number of veterans receiving opiates by more than 20,000 since October in response to congressional pressure and media scrutiny. “The […]
In Guatemala, 20 percent of the population lives on less than a day. CNN GUATEMALA CITY – In 2010, one of Central America’s poorest countries received huge shipments of humanitarian aid from an unlikely source. That year, Guatemala, where 20 percent of the population lives on less than $1 a day, got $40 million worth […]