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Looks Like Ivanka Trump Doesn’t Pay Her Interns

Ivank Trump doesn't pay internesIvanka Trump, who markets herself as a champion of working women and learned about business by walking her father’s construction sites, apparently does not pay interns at her namesake fashion and jewelry company in New York City, according to a blog post on that also appeared on her official Twitter page on Thursday.

Yes, that actually says #nomoneynoproblems, and comes from the Twitter account of the daughter of self-proclaimed billionaire and Republican nominee for president Donald Trump.


Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

Manafort resignsDonald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine.

In a statement issued as he arrived in Louisiana to tour the flood-ravaged state, Trump said Manafort offered his resignation Friday morning. The billionaire called Manafort "a true professional."

"I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process," Trump said.


Hillary Clinton meets with NYPD's Bill Bratton, other cities' top cops to discuss police-community relations

Hillary Clinton meets with police officialsPolice Commissioner Bill Bratton has a message for cops about Hillary Clinton: She’s got your back.

“There is a great deal of concern about the fear permeating the country right now," Bratton said Thursday after a two-hour Manhattan meeting with Clinton and other top cops.

"In terms of law enforcement, she has a lot of experience in that area and a lot of great ideas."

Bratton, who is stepping down next month for a private-sector gig, dismissed Republican candidate Donald Trump’s assertion that Clinton is anti-police.


Appeals court rejects bid to end straight-ticket voting in Michigan

Straight ticket voting upheld in MichiganProcedures allowing Michigan voters to easily cast straight-ticket ballots look likely to remain in place for this fall's election after a federal appeals court refused to restore a law that would have ended the practice.

A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion Wednesday declining the state's request to overturn a judge's order finding that the straight-ticket voting option was heavily relied on by African-Americans and that the state's attempt to ban it appears to violate both the U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act.


Donald Trump shakes up campaign team

Trump The Republican nominee tapped pollster Kellyanne Conway as campaign manager and Breitbart News Chairman Stephen Bannon as campaign chief executive, Conway confirmed to POLITICO early Wednesday morning.

The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.


Manafort helped Ukraine party secretly pay US lobbyists: report


Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort helped a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine secretly funnel more than $2 million to two lobbying organizations in Washington, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Citing unidentified sources with knowledge of the effort, the AP reported that the $2.2 million in payments was concealed in order to mask the party’s efforts to influence U.S. lawmakers.


Trump Casinos Got $25M Tax Break Under Christie

Trump Casinos got $25m tax breakGov. Chris Christie’s New Jersey tax collectors let Donald Trump off the hook for almost $25 million in back taxes, according to The New York Times. In 2010, New Jersey auditors had been working for years to collect overdue taxes—totaling nearly $30 million—owed by Trump’s casinos in the state.

New Jersey had  pursued the issue aggressively for nearly six years, including at one point accusing the company of filing false reports with its casino regulators. But then, the Times reports, Christie took office, and the state agreed instead to accept just $5 million to settle the matter.


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