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A Brief Guide To Rudy Giuliani's Friends In Ukraine

By Katie Zavadski and Jake Pearson/ProPublica, and Ilya Marritz, WNYC

In recent weeks, we've heard a lot about efforts by President Donald Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to push officials in Ukraine to investigate Trump's opponents. As the news has unfolded, it has introduced us to a litany of unfamiliar characters in both Ukraine and the U.S., many of whom were working with Giuliani or, in some fashion, on behalf of the president.

Our "Trump, Inc." colleague Ilya Marritz was in Kyiv following the trail of Giuliani in an effort to understand more about these obscure figures who have suddenly become so important.

Yes, Ilya went there.

One thing that became clear during his travels: Giuliani's "anti-corruption" efforts involved working with men who have their own questionable histories.

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Posted on November 19, 2019
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Posted on April 1, 2019

A Brief Guide To Rudy Giuliani's Friends In Ukraine

By Katie Zavadski and Jake Pearson/ProPublica, and Ilya Marritz, WNYC
Rudy Giuliani has been looking for "corruption" in Ukraine. It's easy to find among the very people he's befriended.

Posted on November 19, 2019

Loyola Research Behind New Federal Predatory Lender Bill

By Loyola University Chicago School of Law
The Veterans and Consumer Fair Credit Act would establish the country's first national usury law that imposes interest rate limitations on nearly all financial products and services in an effort to protect consumers from predatory lenders.

Posted on November 13, 2019

Harvey Mayor: Aldermen Favor Strip Clubs Over Improved Infrastructure

Mayor Christopher J. Clark/City of Harvey
Potholes and streetlights off the agenda.

Posted on November 8, 2019

Chicago's Tree Trimming Sucks

By The Office Of Inspector General
Many City trees have not been trimmed in over a decade.

Posted on November 6, 2019

CTU Strike Notebook 3: Post-Truth Props And Propaganda

By Steve Rhodes
It just so happens that the bullshit right now is coming in heaping waves of steaming poo from one side.

Posted on October 27, 2019

CTU Strike Notebook 2: Misframing The Debate

By Steve Rhodes
Circumstances have changed since 2012, but not the only way the media seems to know how to cover a strike.

Posted on October 22, 2019

CTU Strike Notebook 1: Everybody Is Bullshitting You

By Steve Rhodes
But some more than others.

Posted on October 19, 2019

Making Elite Colleges White Again

By Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report
Because they see some black students in selective college classrooms, some white people feel they are losing control - over admissions decisions as well as the narrative that they've achieved academic success purely through grit and self-motivation.

Posted on October 15, 2019

How To Know Which Impeachment Polls To Believe

By Michael Traugott/The Conversation
As with all polling, the results depend to some extent on who is polled, what they are asked and when.

Posted on October 14, 2019

MUSIC - Lil Zay Osama.
TV - Use Satellite TV Spectrum Money For 5G.
POLITICS - Rudy's Friends In Ukraine.
SPORTS - Women Love Soccer.

BOOKS - Small Creatures Such As We.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Illinois Tully Monster Just Got Weirder.


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