We’ve Found $16.1 Million in Political and Taxpayer Spending at Trump Properties

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Since Donald Trump declared his candidacy for president in late 2015, at least $16.1 million has poured into Trump Organization-managed and branded hotels, golf courses and restaurants from his campaign, Republican organizations, […]

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Defying Trump, Alabama GOP picks Roy Moore – and embraces the same old politics of rage

The Roy Moore and Luther Strange Republican primary runoff in Alabama wasn’t quiet, staid or dignified. Set against the backdrop of Strange’s appointment by the former – and now disgraced – Gov. Robert Bentley, Strange and Moore jockeyed to position themselves as President Donald Trump’s most reliable Senate surrogate. Only Strange had Trump’s endorsement. And […]

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AZCIR honored for public service, political, investigative, government and public safety reporting

The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting’s 2016 reporting has been honored with seven Arizona Press Club awards, including first place for public service journalism, political and public safety reporting in the community category. Evan Wyloge’s reporting on “dark money,” along with AZCIR’s @AZDarkMoneyBot, by Evan Wyloge and Justin Price, took first place for political reporting in the community category […]

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Annual Cesar Chavez march hopes to unite people and politics

The 21st annual Cesar Chavez march focused on accountability and not politics, according to the march organizer Gabriel Velasquez. Local colleges, advocate groups and San Antonio residents gathered to celebrate the annual march that commemorates the civil rights leader known for improving the lives of farmworkers through non-violent tactics. This year’s theme centers on San… […]

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State Election Director denies demanding voters be purged

A top staffer at the Arizona Secretary of State denied accusations made by county recorders earlier this week that the office ordered voter registrations to be cancelled without proper documentation. In a letter delivered Jan. 23, the county recorders described their relationship with the Secretary of State’s office as “dire,” singling out “verbal abuse,” neglected duties and demands to […]

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