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Trump: Obama Bribed New York's Attorney General To Sue Trump University

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama arranged for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to receive a $15,000 donation in exchange for investigati...

State AGs Shut Down 'GOP Extremists' Attempts To Block Big Oil Fraud Probe

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) will have to do more than issue subpoenas if he wants state attorneys general and environmental groups to turn over documen...

Trump: Some Working Class Hero

Eric Mink | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Eric Mink

Photo Bloomberg via Getty Images THE IDEA of Donald Trump as a crusader for ordinary Americans − the guy who'll fight for working class and middle ...

Jimmy John's To Get Rid Of Controversial Noncompete Agreements In New York

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business

If your career at Jimmy John's comes to a premature end, rest assured you'll have the right to make sandwiches somewhere else in town -- at least in N...

Republican Attorneys General Defend Big Oil Over Climate Fraud Probe

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.17.2016 | Green

A group of Republican state attorneys general is standing up for oil giants over an investigation into whether companies like Exxon Mobil misled the p...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.04.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week the nation looked on, horrified, as a silverback gorilla threatened a captive who looked unable to escape. I'm talking, of course, about Donald Trump, who is turning out to be every bit as dangerous and unstable as predicted. After he continued to attack the judge in the Trump University lawsuit, the judge unsealed documents showing how staffers were encouraged to prey on the vulnerable. "It was really a fraud," said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, "from beginning to end." And in that way, a true reflection of its namesake. But perhaps it sealed the deal for Speaker Paul Ryan, who, after hesitating, endorsed Trump, showing his principles to be worth as much as a Trump U real estate class. Rising to the occasion were Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who declined to endorse Trump, and former CIA and NSA chief Michael Hayden, who described Trump's rhetoric as "feeding" ISIS's recruitment videos. And you don't have to be a genius to see Trump for who he is, but it doesn't hurt. He's "a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator," said Stephen Hawking. Nothing theoretical about that.

Attorneys General From Texas, Florida Quietly Dropped Their Trump U. Probes

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general, has made headlines lately for his investigation of Trump University, the for-profit real estate cour...

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Says Trump University Was 'Straight Up Fraud'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday took aim at the now-defunct Trump University, which has been accused of being a scam. “In Ne...

Degradation of Indian Point Reactor Triggers NRC Investigation

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The unprecedented degradation of critical baffle bolts in the Indian Point 2 reactor has triggered an extensive investigation by federal officials see...

The Difference Between 'I'm a Businessman' Trump and the Domino's Owners Who Stole Wages? Not Much

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Yes, Donald Trump is a businessman. But that word doesn't mean the same thing to everyone. He uses it as an excuse for things he's done and said, the details of which continue to emerge--as this week's revelation on his company's tax evasion makes clear.

Domino's Accused Of Fraud and 'Systemic Wage Theft' By New York State

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business

The attorney general of New York filed a lawsuit against Domino's on Tuesday, accusing the pizza giant of systematically shorting workers' pay. Fast-f...

As Climate Deception Investigations Gain Momentum, ExxonMobil Plays the Victim

Elliott Negin | Posted 05.07.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

With several state attorneys general now investigating whether ExxonMobil misled its shareholders and the public about climate change risks, it was more than a little ironic when the company recently cried foul.

New York Attorney General Investigating Primary Voting Irregularities

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) announced on Wednesday that his office is opening an investigation into alleged voter irregularities d...

23 Years of Radioactive Rainfall at New York Nuclear Plant

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

For the past 23 years, Entergy engineers have tried unsuccessfully to ignore, live with, and then stop a radioactive rain from the Indian Point 2 reactor cavity from falling onto workers inside the massive containment building.

'Green News Report' - March 31, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.31.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: State Attorneys General unite to investigate ExxonMobil for climate chang...

State Attorneys General Pledge To Crack Down On Climate Fraud

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

A coalition of state attorneys general announced Tuesday that they will be working together to investigate corporations who may have misled the public...

Uber Settles Investigation Into Creepy 'God View' Tracking Program

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.06.2016 | Technology

Uber has agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty and overhaul privacy and security practices to settle the New York attorney general's investigation into a se...

Why Daily Fantasy Sports Is Redefining Gambling

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 12.01.2015 | New York
Amy Dardashtian

What is gambling? It's a new question with an old-aged answer. The creation of daily fantasy sports necessitates a change in our country's legal definition of gambling.

If Daily Fantasy Isn’t Gambling, Why Did DraftKings And FanDuel Apply For Gambling Licenses?

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports sites are built on a contradiction: They feel like gambling, but DraftKings and FanDuel insist that they are absolutely not gambl...

Did ExxonMobil Just Admit It's Still Funding Climate Science Deniers?

Elliott Negin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Asked on PBS NewHour whether ExxonMobil funds climate change denier organizations to malign mainstream climate science, ExxonMobil's vice president of public and government affairs replied, "Well, the answer is yes... And I will let those organizations respond for themselves."

Papa John's Franchisee Gets Jail Time For Wage Theft

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business

The owner of several Papa John's franchises in New York City will serve 60 days in jail for failing to pay his workers the minimum wage and overtime, ...

Fan Duel/Draft Kings Stumble in New York

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.12.2015 | New York
Richard Brodsky

Big money is at stake. The way the Internet undermines accepted law and practice is at stake. The limits on hypocrisy in public life, and professional sports, is at stake. The right of average dopes and geniuses to gamble is at stake.

FanDuel Tweets That Killing Fantasy Sports Could Lead To Greater Injustices

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.12.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports operators suffered another big blow Tuesday when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ruled that the industry has violated...

New York AG Drops The Hammer On Daily Fantasy Sports Companies

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.10.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports fans in New York state are about to face a harsh new reality. State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Tuesday ordered Draf...

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A very bad week for fossil fuels: Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline; Pe...