Special Report: J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

A Reuters examination of many of those documents, as well as deposition and trial testimony, shows that from at least 1971 to the early 2000s, the company’s raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts of asbestos, and that company executives, mine managers, scientists, doctors and lawyers fretted over the problem and how to address it while failing to disclose it to regulators or the public.

Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Rips Trump in Washington Post Op-ed

George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, is continuing his attacks on President Donald Trump, which apparently has caused some marital friction.

In addition to trashing dubious legal claims by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani on Twitter Friday, Conway also lambasted the president in a Washington Post editorial that he co-wrote with former U.S Solicitor General Neal Katyal and former Republican FEC Chairman Trevor Potter. read more

Republicans in Congress Are in Turmoil, Thanks to Trump

Republicans in Congress are expecting a partial government shutdown, “just in time for Christmas,” but they would probably rather have a lump of coal.

President Trump’s harmful comments at a White House meeting with congressional Democrats on Tuesday about how he would accept blame for a shutdown have made the partial shutdown scenario much more likely. And GOP members of Congress are not happy about it. read more

Trump Will Face His Worst Fears As Dems ‘Take an MRI to His Finances’

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif. confirmed Donald Trump’s worst fears on Thursday when he said “We’re going take an MRI to his finances.”

Swalwell works with Rep. Adam Schiff on the House Intelligence Committee and is also on the House Judiciary Committee, soon to be chaired by Rep. Jerry Nadler. Both Schiff and Nadler have promised that when Democrats take over their committee will open in-depth investigations into the president and his finances, including global money laundering operations and payments he received from foreign countries. Nadler has said his committee will have to consider impeaching the president. read more