Rick Gates is an American political consultant and associate of veteran campaign operative Paul Manafort's. In 2018, he pleaded guilty to fraud for falsifying financial documents and concealing millions of dollars in earnings from their overseas work.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is best known for his controversial 2011 budget proposal, in which he wanted to eliminate most collective bargaining rights for Wisconsin state employees. Walker is also the first governor in U.S. history to win a recall election.
All 22 women in the Senate signed a letter demanding legislation to overhaul the sexual harassment complaint process in Congress, which can drag on for months. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand slammed leaders for stripping measures from a spending bill this week.
Ben Carson defended himself against criticism for purchasing a $31,000 dining set for his office to Congress, saying he left details to his wife and staff. Emails from the secretary of housing and urban development seem to contradict his distancing from the purchase.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have put their NYC SoHo penthouse on the market for nearly $8 million after buying a $20 million apartment twice the size in Tribeca. The 3-bedroom, 2.6K square-foot apartment has 10-foot ceilings and a private wraparound terrace.
Angela Merkel agreed to a more conservative immigration deal after a leader of the coalition party threatened to resign--a move that could collapse the government--because the chancellor wouldn’t refuse entry to migrants who have asylum claims pending in other EU countries.
Queen Elizabeth approved of at least one of Princess Margaret’s affairs, claims a new documentary, ‘Elizabeth: Our Queen.’ A friend of the princess says the Queen told her that her sister’s 8-year relationship with landscape gardener Roddy Llewellyn had been good for her.
On the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the U.K., equality campaigners are calling for the pardon of Emmeline Pankhurst and other suffragettes who were imprisoned fighting for women’s suffrage. Meanwhile, Pankhurst’s great-granddaughter warned President Trump may damage men’s perception of women.
Netflix confirmed that Michelle and Barack Obama signed a multi-year deal to produce series and films. “Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us,” said the former First Lady in a statement.
Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor for 8 hours, reading personal ‘dreamer’ stories and citing the Bible, to force Republicans into action on immigration. The speech was intended to oppose a 2-year budget deal that fails to address immigration, which the House must pass Thursday to avoid a government shut-down.
New York Democratic senator Chuck Schumer introduced a bill to federally decriminalize and regulate marijuana, taking pot off of the Controlled Substances Act while still allowing states to determine their own laws. It’s “simply the right thing to do,” he said.
Former Tea Party presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is considering running for former Sen. Al Franken's Minnesota seat. “There's also a price you pay. And the price is bigger than ever because the swamp is so toxic," she said. "We're trying to be wise."
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won Mexico's presidential election in a landslide. The leftist veteran politician promised change to outgoing President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration, which has been marked by violent drug trade, scandals and economic inequality.