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Things Just Got a Lot Worse For Embattled Wells Fargo CEO

[DIGEST: CNN, Los Angeles Times] Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf will forfeit compensation worth $45 million––including his bonus and about $41 million in stock awards––as Wells Fargo launches a probe into a scandal over fake accounts. Earlier this month, an investigation revealed that Wells Fargo employees opened more than two million phony accounts to reach … Continued


Clinton Picks Up Two Unprecedented Endorsements

[DIGEST: The Arizona Republic, Politico] Hillary Clinton picked up two unprecedented endorsements, continuing the streak of good news for the campaign after a strong performance at Monday night’s presidential debate. The Arizona Republic, a stalwartly conservative paper, and former Virginia Senator John Warner, a revered figure within the GOP, threw their support behind the former … Continued


Four News Organizations Independently Measured How Often Trump Lies.

[DIGEST: CNN, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Politico, Washington Post] Four news organizations came to a similar conclusion ahead of tonight’s presidential debate: Donald Trump lies more often than Hillary Clinton. In a statement to ABC News, Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway said she doesn’t “appreciate campaigns thinking it is the job of the media … Continued


The Latest Trump Charity Revelations Offer a Smoking Gun

[DIGEST: Washington Post, Vanity Fair] A review of four newly documented expenditures revealed that Donald Trump spent $258,000 from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved his for-profit businesses, according to an investigation by the Washington Post. Trump’s misappropriation of the Donald J. Trump Foundation’s funds may have also violated laws against “self-dealing” that … Continued


The Snowden Film Gets Its Release Today. Could a Pardon Follow?

[DIGEST: Motherboard, TIME] This week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) joined several prominent human rights organizations––including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International––to launch a formal campaign asking President Obama to pardon National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Snowden has been living in an undisclosed location in Moscow and has sought asylum elsewhere since leaking … Continued


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