FAA Warns Employees Against 'Political Activity' in Leaked Internal Email

Photo: Natalie Behring/Getty On January 9th, the Federal Aviation Administration sent a message to workers warning them about engaging in ‘political activity,’ according to emails obtained by The Young Turks. “Employees are responsible for acquainting themselves with restrictions on partisan political activity and for not engaging in prohibited actions,” the email read. “It is important […]

US will reportedly seek criminal case against Huawei for stealing tech secrets

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, U.S. federal prosecutors are preparing a criminal indictment against Huawei for stealing trade secrets. The report, which cites sources with knowledge of the indictment, specifically mentions Huawei’s actions surrounding a T-Mobile smartphone testing tool known as “Tappy.” The report notes that the current investigation is far […]

That GoFundMe to build a border wall is issuing $20 million in refunds

A Trump-inspired GoFundMe campaign that raised $20 million ostensibly to build a wall on the southern U.S. border will refund every cent. Run by Brian Kolfage, a veteran with a track record of questionable business practices, the project defied all logistical considerations with its proposal for a “simple and straightforward” plan to build the wall. That […]

A Major Climate Treaty to Reduce Air Conditioning Emissions Just Went Into Force—Without the U.S.

Photo: Getty While the world was still hungover from the major climate conference in Poland last month, a game-changing climate treaty quietly went into effect. The Kigali Amendment entered into force as the calendar turned to 2019 and with it, the world began to put the clamps down on some of the most potent greenhouse […]

Trump’s Medicaid Director Leaves After 3 Months on the Job

Photo: Robert F. Bukaty (AP) The gain of 70 million Medicaid recipients nationwide is actually Florida’s loss. That’s because after less than three months on the job, Trump administration Medicaid director Mary Mayhew is leaving to take a position in FL Governor-elect Ron DeSantis’ administration. Mayhew, who before joining the Trump administration in October was […]