‘Our Revolution’ Was Burned by Cybertheft

The Bacteria Lurking in American Showerheads ; Pentagon's Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed ...and More Picks

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Our Revolution, a nonprofit political action group launched by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), disclosed in a tax filing that cyber-criminals stole "approximately $242,000 via an electronic transfer of funds to an overseas account." Photo credit: Christopher Cook / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

How a Future Trump Cabinet Member Gave a Serial Sex Abuser the Deal of a Lifetime (Tom)

From the Miami Herald: “A decade before #MeToo, a multimillionaire sex offender from Florida got the ultimate break.”

California’s Late Votes Broke Big for Democrats. Here’s Why GOP Was Surprised. (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “California Democrats took advantage of seemingly minor changes in a 2016 law to score their stunningly successful midterm election results, providing a target for GOP unhappiness that is tinged with a bit of admiration.”

The Bacteria Lurking in American Showerheads (Russ)

This story will make you want to take a shower — but only after first changing showerheads.

The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed (Jimmy)

The author writes, “On November 15, Ernst & Young and other private firms that were hired to audit the Pentagon announced that they could not complete the job. … The firms concluded, however, that the DoD’s financial records were riddled with so many bookkeeping deficiencies, irregularities, and errors that a reliable audit was simply impossible.”

Absentee Ballot Fraud Allegations Roil North Carolina US House Race (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “As the North Carolina Board of Elections meets on Friday on matters surrounding the recent close election in the 9th Congressional District, where the GOP leads by just 905 votes, more evidence has started to surface of possible absentee voter fraud in one county, which may have generated an abnormally large number of votes for the Republican candidate for Congress.”

The Senate Just Took a Major Step Toward Ending the War in Yemen. What Happens Now? (Jimmy)

The author writes, “The United States Senate voted Wednesday afternoon to advance a resolution withdrawing all unauthorized US military support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen, which has created, according to the UN, the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe and killed more than 50,000 people.”

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