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Justice Department watchdog investigating possible FBI leaks to Giuliani in 2016

Justice Department watchdog investigating possible FBI leaks to Giuliani in 2016

The Justice Department inspector general continues to investigate potential leaks by FBI officials in New York to President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani before the 2016 election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the investigation is ongoing, and is broader than just Giuliani, but suggested his team was…MORE

Deval Patrick’s campaign vents frustration at likelihood of being left off Michigan ballot

Deval Patrick’s campaign vents frustration at likelihood of being left off Michigan ballot

Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick’s campaign is expressing frustration that the former Massachusetts governor will not be listed on Michigan’s Democratic primary ballot, while former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who announced his presidential candidacy around the same time as Patrick last month, will be included. “Despite the fact that Governor Patrick declared his candidacy…MORE

Half-animal, half-human hybrids depicted on oldest discovered cave art

Half-animal, half-human hybrids depicted on oldest discovered cave art

Cave art depicting a hunting scene has been found in Indonesia dated to 44,000 years old, making it the oldest rock art created by humans. The painting itself is intriguing because it shows a group of figures that represent half-animal, half-human hybrids called therianthropes. The therianthropes are hunting warty pigs and dwarf buffaloes called anoas…MORE

Alyssa Milano drops out of Yang fundraiser citing sexual misconduct allegations against unnamed campaign aide

Alyssa Milano drops out of Yang fundraiser citing sexual misconduct allegations against unnamed campaign aide

Actress and political activist Alyssa Milano said on Tuesday night that she was pulling out of a fundraiser for Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang over “repeated allegations of sexual misconduct against a campaign staffer by a campaign staffer.” Milano said the allegations were “not appropriately addressed” but did not provide specifics about the allegations and…MORE

Why the UK has such restrictive reporting laws on election day

Why the UK has such restrictive reporting laws on election day

As millions of voters leave their homes on Thursday and trudge towards polling stations on a cold, rainy December day, don’t expect to hear about any frantic last-minute campaigning from parties — the news will be eerily quiet thanks to strict rules about what broadcasters can and cannot say on election day. In fact, the…MORE

DOJ watchdog has a long career in professional oversight

DOJ watchdog has a long career in professional oversight

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is testifying before Congress on Wednesday about his new report on the early stages of the Russia investigation, has built a reputation as a thorough investigator who has waded into some of the more controversial issues of the last few years. Horowitz, who was appointed to his post…MORE