FOIA

'Open The Books' Exposes The Sham That Is The Illinois State Budget

It’s been two years since Illinois state government had a full-year budget. Now, more than 70,000 vendors are owed $8.2 billion. Yet, despite the legislative deadlock and seemingly fiscal insolvency, more than $50 billion in state payments flowed to providers and other entities in FY2016. So, who actually got paid and for how much while others waited in the long line of unpaid bills?

FBI Releases Full Report Into Hillary Clinton Email Probe - Key Excerpts

Just as we predicted on a sleepy Friday afternoon ahead of a long weekend, The FBI has released a detailed report on its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, as well as a summary of her interview with agents, providing, what The Washington Post says is the most thorough look yet at the probe that has dogged the campaign of the Democratic presidential nominee.

Records Show Clinton Funnelled Taxpayer Funds To Foundation For Staff, IT Equipment

When Congress passed the "Former Presidents Act" in 1958, it was intended to provide compensation to be used specifically for the benefit of the former President during his retirement.    That said, discoveries from a Politico FOIA request suggest that Bill used his FPA funding to subsidize Clinton Foundation employee expenses and to purchase IT equipment for the Foundation.

Futures Flat, Global Stocks Rise As Treasury Yields See Biggest Monthly Jump In Over A Year

The August market doldrums were on display on the last day of the month as S&P futures were fractionally lower on non-existent volume, while both Europe and Asia were modestly in the green; ten-year Treasury yields headed for the biggest monthly jump in more than a year while the dhe dollar gained for a sixth day against the yen in the longest winning streak since March. European stocks advanced for a second day, adding to a monthly gain as oil trimmed its advance in the best month since April.