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100,000 Pages of Chemical Industry Secrets Gathered Dust in an Oregon Barn for Decades — Until Now

For decades, some of the dirtiest, darkest secrets of the chemical industry have been kept in Carol Van Strum’s barn. Creaky, damp, and prowled by …

Environment

Intercepted Podcast: Glenn Greenwald on the New Cold War

Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.<p>With all the …

Glenn Greenwald

Senators Promise to Amend Israel Boycott Bill After Backlash

The lead author of the controversial Israel Anti-Boycott Act, Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, is open to amending the legislation to address …

Rights & Freedoms

Top Democrat Wonders if Pentagon Broke Procurement Laws Wasting Millions on Afghan Army Uniforms

The top Democrat on the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee is demanding answers about a report that the Pentagon wasted $28 million buying uniforms …

War

Now It’s Time for Tax Cuts — and Republicans Are More Divided Than Ever

When presidents fail, it creates a snowball effect. George W. Bush couldn’t privatize Social Security and his legislative agenda never recovered. …

J Street, a Reliable Foe of BDS, Urges Congress to Oppose Israel Anti-Boycott Act For Now

A bill backed by 43 Senators and 247 House Members seeks to effectively criminalize support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) …

Cameroonian Troops Tortured and Killed Prisoners at Base Used for U.S. Drone Surveillance

Troops in the West African nation of Cameroon have tortured prisoners at a remote military base that is also used by U.S. personnel and private …

Jeff Sessions Wants to Make “Legalized Theft” Great Again

Donald Trump’s Justice Department revived a federal program on Wednesday that gives state and local law enforcement more power to seize property from …

More Trump Populism: Hiring a Bank Lawyer to Attack CFPB Bank Rules

President Trump and Republicans in Congress have broadcast their every intention to gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The president’s …

U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel

The criminalization of political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the West. In France, …

Intercepted Podcast: Veni, Vidi, Tweeti

Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.<p>Donald Trump …

The Incredible Lost History of How “Civil Rights Plus Full Employment Equals Freedom”

Washington, D.C.’s think tanks produce a tsunami of studies, reports and manifestos. Most of it has a readership that, outside of wonks and …

Black History

With New D.C. Policy Group, Democrats Continue to Rehabilitate and Unify With Bush-Era Neocons

One of the most under-discussed yet consequential changes in the American political landscape is the reunion between the Democratic Party and the …

Foreign Policy

Maryland Democrat Running for Governor Wants Investors To Fund Childcare. Experts Are Skeptical

Politicians for decades have been calling for the nation to invest in its children. Now one politician wants to turn that metaphor into a genuine …

Financial Advisers Want to Rip Off Small Investors. Trump Wants to Help Them Do It.

One of the most important investor protections in decades took effect on June 9. The new rule, issued by the Department of Labor, sets in motion a …

Russian-American Lobbyist Paid to Fight Sanctions Was at 2016 Trump Tower Meeting

The latest revelation about the Trump campaign’s secret meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya on June 9, 2016, is that the Russian lawyer was …

Just Six Days After Trump Jr.’s Meeting, Guccifer 2.0 Emailed Me — But There Was One Key Difference

After 39 years of operating without an apparent conceptual understanding of “consequences,” this week Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out an email thread …

Democrat Beto O’Rourke Takes the Bernie Sanders Fundraising Model Local in Run at Ted Cruz

Thursday was supposed to be a good day for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled his new version of his …

Bernie Sanders

Taser Lobbyist Quietly Appointed to Top Immigration Enforcement Job

Thomas Blank, a former lobbyist and Republican official, was recently appointed to serve as the chief of staff to the U.S. Immigration and Customs …

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Thanks To State Department Cables, A Torture Victim Won A Rare $10 Million Settlement

An American citizen won a rare $10 million torture settlement against three top members of the ruling family in the United Arab Emirates, after State …

Middle East

Video: Naomi Klein and Jeremy Corbyn Discuss How to Get the World We Want

<b>Naomi Klein:</b> I’m Naomi Klein, reporting for The Intercept, and I’m here in London at the Houses of Parliament with Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the …

Jeremy Corbyn

As Momentum Grows to Remove Brazil’s President, New Pressure Campaign Sparks Rage

A new, innovative public campaign, aimed at securing the removal of Brazilian President Michel Temer, was launched on Monday night with a new …

Brazil

Emboldened by Trump, U.S. Border Officials Are Lying to Asylum Seekers and Turning Them Away

A new border crossing called PedWest opened last year between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Ysidro, in San Diego, California. To cross from Mexico to the …

Immigration

Trump Dropped the Ball on Paperwork to Officially Resign From Several Businesses

Over his long career in business, Donald Trump took a minimalist approach to ethics. He stiffed contractors, dodged creditors, slapped his name on …

Donald Trump

The Coalition Pushing for Single Payer in California Is Fracturing

The coalition organized to bring universal single-payer health care to America for the first time has sparked an unprecedented level of enthusiasm in …

Health Care

Intercepted Podcast: Dumb, Dumber and Don Jr.

Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.<p>The old adage that …

Donald Trump Jr

Russian Oligarch Who Plotted to Aid Trump Was Named in Private Intelligence Dossier

<i>Last Updated: 12:04 p.m. EDT</i><p>It took four years longer than he’d hoped, but on Tuesday the Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov finally succeeded in his aim …

Russia

The Cost of Liberation: Documenting Life Amid the Battle for Mosul

<b>This article includes graphic images some readers may find disturbing.</b><p>This week, three years after Islamic State militants seized Mosul, Iraqi Prime …

Islamic State (ISIS)

First Look to Support Defense of Reality Winner in Espionage Act Prosecution

The Intercept’s parent company, First Look Media, has taken steps to provide independent support for the legal defense of Reality Winner, the NSA …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Pollin: Why Single Payer, Now, Is for Real

<i>The following piece is a response to a recent article in The Intercept by David Dayen.</i><p>Is a single-payer health care system workable in California? My …

Health Care