- A federal judge has denied the request of consulting-firm Fusion GPS to block the U.S. House Intelligence Committee from demanding its bank records related to the Trump-Russia dossier.
- Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff's released-today book about the Trump administration's first year, continues to command frenzied attention—including multiple threats of lawsuits from the president.
Theory: Trump is getting a cut of the profits from this book the sales of which he is massively boosting.— FaintGlimmerofHopehat (@Popehat) January 4, 2018
- Canadians are mad that a mandatory $2.40 increase in the minimum wage has led fast-food giant Tim Hortons to reduce employee benefits and cut paid breaks.
- The 19-year-old New York City woman who was allegedly raped by NYPD police while handcuffed in the back of their van has brought a lawsuit against the city. (The cops admitted to the sex, but claimed it was consensual.)
- Prison kitchens have a #MeToo moment? A former employee with Ohio prison-kitchen contractor Aramark is suing the company for allegedly ignoring her claims of sexual harassment by a kitchen superior and allowing him to retaliate against her. Aramark has seen a bevy of complaints against employees in the past few years for everything from selling contraband items in prison to inappropriate sexual conduct with prisoners and rape.
- French President Emmanuel Macron is getting a lot of pushback on his plan to regulate "fake news."
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