Private Prisons That Funded Trump Campaign Getting Rich Locking Up Immigrants

  • Jim Owen
  • Dec 30, 2018 1:25PM

Jailing Latin American refugees is a profitable business, motivating private jails to keep new inmates. 

IRS Increasingly Auditing the Poorest Americans Over Rich Individuals and Corporations

  • Jim Owen
  • Dec 29, 2018 10:26AM

Investigations of America's wealthy individuals and corporations take resources and well-trained personnel; something the IRS is rapidly losing after years of declining budgets and staffing cuts. 

Did Trump Campaign Illegally Conspire with NRA?

  • Jim Owen
  • Dec 9, 2018 11:45AM

Trump's presidential campaign seems to have had a few too many coincidences with the NRA's marketing programs, leading some to believe there was an illegal partnership.

U.N. Ambassador Nominee Lacks Experience, Except on Fox News

  • Jim Owen
  • Dec 8, 2018 10:00AM

Trump's new pick for the US Ambassador to the United Nations is a former news pundit, Heather Nauert, who many are worried will not fulfill the requirements for negotiations at the UN.

'Smart Toys' for Kids Pose the Next Great Challenge to Online Privacy Rights

  • Jim Owen
  • Nov 25, 2018 10:16AM

A new wave of 'smart toys' targeted to children are worrying experts who say that they pose a host of privacy risks. 

How Corporate Tax Cuts Hurt Public Schools

  • Jim Owen
  • Nov 24, 2018 10:51AM

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) reported that, because of funding cuts resulting from the tax breaks, school districts laid off 351,000 employees between 2007 and 2012. At the same time, student enrollment was soaring.

Expenses Mount for Trump's Militarization of the Border

  • Jim Owen
  • Nov 22, 2018 10:36AM

The deployment of 5,900 military personnel to stop the migrant caravan is being questioned by senators and taxpayers to determine if Trump's decision was warranted.

Mueller Probe, Border Wall Threaten Budget Deal

  • Jim Owen
  • Nov 15, 2018 4:19PM

Democrats and Republicans both have big issues on the table that could complicate budget negotiations, leading to a shut down of government. 

After Resignation/Firing of Jeff Sessions, Some are Warning of Constitutional Crisis

  • Jim Owen
  • Nov 8, 2018 10:58AM

The removal of Sessions, and the subsequent appointment of vocal critic of the Mueller probe, Matt Whitaker, to the position has concerned some experts. 

5 Key House and Senate Races That Shaped the Midterm Elections

  • Jim Owen
  • Nov 7, 2018 12:36PM

Widespread predictions that Democrats would win the majority in the House and that Republicans would maintain control of the Senate proved to be true.