Plus: a bipartisan batch of U.S. lawmakers proposes more plans to take over tech, San Francisco bans e-cigs, Tiffany Cabán wins Queens DA primary, and more...
Plus: An Ohio city just abolished its entire vice policing unit, and unfunded liabilities in public pension plans are now more than $5.96 trillion.
Indicted union boss John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty ordered the soda tax passed to hurt the city's Teamsters union, federal prosecutors say.
Spoiler alert: It wasn't heroin.
A retiring member of the Chicago City Council wore a wire to record conversations. He's being treated like a snitch…by city leaders.
Plus: Trump inauguration spending also under scrutiny, feds want fentanyl cases out of state court, and Twitter's stock is surging.
Plus: CNN fires Marc Lamont Hill for Palestine comments and the link between life expectancy declines, opioid pills, and prohibition.
House Democrats Plan to Use Their New Majority to Target Trump. Let's Hope It Keeps Them Too Busy to Legislate: Reason Roundup
Plus: menthol cigarettes may be banned, Big Tech warms to new regulation, and NYC building raided over illegal Airbnb listings.
It's unorthodox, but it makes sense.
The Republican lawmaker is accused of misusing campaign dollars for for personal expenses including a trip to Italy, massive bar tabs and video games.
In trying to squeeze corporate influence out of politics, Warren would only grow the power of the state.
Former Trump campaign chairman likely heading to prison.
West Virginia's entire Supreme Court was impeached last week. And things have only gotten weirder since then.
The four justices allegedly spent more than $1 million in taxpayer funds on office renovations.
The entire Southport Police Department is now on paid leave.
The EPA administrator's perks now include a $43,000 phone booth, a Chick-fil-A franchise for his wife, and ratfucking.
Lawsuit exposes a shady deal in Edgewater, New Jersey.
In a politicized environment, getting on the wrong side of regulators can be dangerous. Don't be surprised if banks and insurers cave.
The search of Michael Cohen's office, explained.
A Jailed Model Claims to Have Evidence of Russian Meddling in U.S. Elections. Her Story Is Even Weirder Than You Think.
Rybka has spent the past several years as a protegee of pickup artist and seduction coach Alex Lesley-and picked up a plausible claim to 2016 election dirt along the way.
When Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Was Accused of Corruption, He Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'
Israel reportedly hired his political supporters to do outreach for the police.
Top public school officials will risk their careers to have school choice. Maybe they should let everyone else have it too.
Duped by State Detectives, Pennsylvania Police Chief Shows Up at Sheetz Gas Station for Sex With Underage Girl
Chief Michael Diebald was allegedly undeterred when the "girl" said she was in eighth grade-"everyone has to have a first time," he told her.
Smaller government has the possibility to be more honest government.
Fifteen men allegedly framed by a corrupt sergeant have convictions overturned.
Police agencies regularly demonstrate the need for radical reform.
As America deals with terrorist attacks and mass shootings, DHS and the FBI are busy enforcing misdemeanor vice laws.
Why didn't the Obama administration do anything?
Brian Strauss sues to protect his property rights.
Hundreds more may still be affected.
Real scandals: Tom Price charters five flights in a week and Steven Mnuchin wants a military plane for his honeymoon.
Ballot initiatives may be permitted to ignore two-thirds vote rule. Prepare for corruption.
ICE agents undermine public safety when they pretend to be local police to gain entry to immigrants' homes.
The latest setback for one of the most corrupt citation systems in the country
Kurt Volker, the McCain Institute's well-connected executive director, has been appointed special representative for Ukraine negotiations.
The D.C. Metro has perfected the art of replicating the traffic woes above ground in the tunnels below.