Michael’s Recent Stories
Politics Oct 07High court nominee served as a mentor in religious community that opposes abortion
Barrett has refused to discuss her membership in the People of Praise. The organization opposes abortion and holds that men are divinely ordained as the "head" of both the family and faith, and that it's the duty of wives to…
Politics Jun 06As Trump blames antifa, protest records show scant evidence
WASHINGTON — Scott Nichols, a balloon artist, was riding home on his scooter from the protests engulfing Minneapolis last weekend when he was struck by a rubber bullet fired from a cluster of police officers in riot gear. “I just…
Nation May 22As Memorial Day draws people outdoors, virus rebound feared
The holiday weekend arrives amid the bleakest economy in decades. Tens of millions of people have been thrown out of work since the virus hit hard in March.
Politics May 20Republican operatives front ‘pro-Trump’ doctors to prescribe rapid reopening
Republican political operatives are recruiting what are described as "extremely pro-Trump" doctors to go on television to prescribe reviving the U.S. economy as quickly as possible, without waiting to meet safety benchmarks proposed by public health experts.
Politics May 14Emails show Trump nominee involved in shelving CDC virus guide
A former chemical industry executive nominated to be the nation's top consumer safety watchdog was involved in sidelining detailed guidelines to help communities reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, internal government emails show.
Nation Apr 05U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic
The first alarms sounded in early January that the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China would ignite a global pandemic. But the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of…
Politics Jan 30Trump lawyer blurs lines between charity and profit
Watchdogs for years have raised red flags about the blurred lines between the businesses of Trump attorney Jay Sekulow and the charities paying his family millions.
Politics Jan 16Giuliani associate says Trump had knowledge of Ukraine pressure
Lev Parnas said every communication he had with the Ukrainian president's team was at the direction of Rudy Giuliani, whom he regularly overheard briefing President Donald Trump about their progress by phone.
Nation Dec 23Giuliani associates leveraged GOP access to get Ukraine gas deal
The gas deal sought by Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman never came to pass.
Nation Dec 04Ukrainian gas chief meets with prosecutors probing Giuliani
Federal prosecutors have interviewed the head of Ukraine’s state-owned gas company as part of an investigation into the business dealings of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two of Giuliani’s business associates.