The girl at the center of the Matt Gaetz investigation also reportedly went on his scrutinized Bahamas trip

If Joel Greenberg, the former tax collector for Florida’s Seminole County, has been helping federal investigators determine whether Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) had sex with a 17-year-old girl and paid for sex with cash and gifts — as reported Tuesday night by The New York Times and The Washington Post — that’s probably bad news […]

Nancy Pelosi says she will ‘never forgive’ the Capitol rioters for the ‘trauma’ they caused Congressional staff and members

Summary List Placement Nancy Pelosi says she wasn’t “personally afraid” of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6. But that doesn’t mean she plans on forgiving the rioters anytime soon. In a new interview with USA Today that coincides with the Speaker of the House’s 100th day in session, Pelosi discussed the […]

Capitol police officers were ordered to not use most aggressive crowd-control tactics against January 6 mob, watchdog report reveals

Summary List Placement Despite being tipped off of the January 6 riots, Capitol police officers were ordered not to use their most aggressive crowd-control tactics — like stun grenades — on the mob, a scathing new watchdog report revealed Tuesday. “Heavier, less-lethal weapons were not used that day because of orders from leadership,” inspector general […]

Prosecutors say Oath Keepers likely stored January 6 weapons at suburban Virginia hotel

Summary List Placement Members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right paramilitary group involved in the January 6 Capitol insurrection, likely stored a cache of weapons in a suburban hotel outside of Washington, DC, in the lead-up to the riot, federal prosecutors say.  In a late Monday filing, prosecutors provided details for the first time on […]

Ted Cruz put a signed copy of John Boehner’s book in the fireplace after ‘some smart-a**’ dropped it off in his office

Summary List Placement Sen. Ted Cruz apparently didn’t take too kindly to being called a “reckless a**hole” in former Speaker of the House John Boehner’s forthcoming book and the Texas lawmaker made his displeasure public by offering Boehner some sarcastic publicity on Tuesday. Boehner has been making headlines in recent weeks after an excerpt of […]

Daunte Wright’s killing is tragic proof police need massive reforms. But calls for “ending policing” are unpopular and counterproductive.

Summary List Placement Daunte Wright’s killing in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota was captured on video, essentially through the eyes of his killer.  Body cam footage shows the entire sequence between the moment the 20-year-old Black man stepped out of his car, until the moment he was fatally shot. It all takes place in about 30 seconds.  […]

Microsoft’s $19.7 billion Nuance acquisition could be just the beginning of a major shopping spree that puts its $136 billion in cash to work (MSFT)

Summary List Placement This week, Microsoft committed to paying as much as $19.7 billion for Nuance Communications, a company that once upon a time provided voice-to-text software for Windows and has since pivoted into artificial intelligence-powered assistance for health practitioners.  The deal — Microsoft’s second-largest ever after LinkedIn — follows a big run of M&A […]

Yasiel Puig denies ‘totally false’ allegations he sexually assaulted woman at 2018 Lakers game

Former MLB outfielder Yasiel Puig denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman at a Los Angeles Lakers game in 2018 in a statement on Tuesday afternoon. The woman filed a lawsuit over the incident in October, and alleged that Puig sexually assaulted her in a bathroom at the Staples Center while they were at […]

Amazon’s AI-powered cameras are a double-edged sword that could make drivers safer, but also force the company to sacrifice productivity, a transportation expert says (AMZN)

Summary List Placement Amazon recently installed AI-powered surveillance cameras in its delivery trucks that monitor drivers’ behavior in what the company says is an effort to reduce risky driving behaviors and collisions. Whether the cameras ultimately accomplish that goal may depend on how much productivity Amazon is willing to sacrifice in order to keep drivers […]