Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Debbie Wasserman Schultz / AP

A major donor to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) was forbidden from giving to the Democratic National Committee due to a past conviction of three counts of wire fraud following his electrocution of a horse to collect an insurance payout.

George Lindemann Jr., a Miami-based real estate developer and son of billionaire New York investor George Lindemann, was vetted earlier this year as a possible donor to the committee and to attend an event with President Barack Obama, according to an exchange contained within the latest batch of hacked DNC emails released by Wikileaks.

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Pentagon: U.S.-Backed Forces Seized Scores of ISIS Intelligence

ISIS fighters

The United States is examining an immense collection of digital documents and other data captured from the Islamic State by U.S.-backed Syrian rebels fighting to retake the strategic city of Manbij, a military official said Wednesday.

De Blasio Administration Attempted Covering Up Public House Flip

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio / AP

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration intentionally withheld critical information regarding the city’s handling of a deed restriction on a nursing facility, according to evidence released by the Department of Investigation on Tuesday.

Top Aide: Trump Will Not Release Tax Returns

Donald Trump

Donald Trump will not release his tax returns, a top aide to his campaign said Wednesday amid speculation that the Republican nominee’s businesses have ties to Russian financiers.

Wendy Davis Signed the Pink Sneakers I Bought at Her Estate Sale

me and wendy, feature

PHILADELPHIA—The first and only event I signed up to cover ahead of time during this week’s Democratic National Convention was a fundraiser headlined by Texas Democrat Wendy Davis. In the spirit of serious journalism, I hoped that I could show off the $120 pair of pink Mizunos that I flew across the country to purchase from her house in April.

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Third Philadelphia Story

Amber Tamblyn

PHILADELPHIA—We are in the midst of a crisis. As I sit down to file this, the phones and Internet are out not only at the Hampton Inn HQ but also at all nearby hotels. Have the power companies picked an inopportune time for maintenance, or is something more sinister afoot? The last news I saw was about my fellow Sanders supporters trying to burn down the AT&T subway station just outside the Wells Fargo Arena. Our man let us down at roll call today, and no one is sure where to go from here. Someone put it well the other day when he said that Sanders “fed us a bunch of Mountain Dew and now he wants us to go to bed.”

Pentagon: U.S.-Backed Forces Seized Scores of ISIS Intelligence

ISIS fighters

The United States is examining an immense collection of digital documents and other data captured from the Islamic State by U.S.-backed Syrian rebels fighting to retake the strategic city of Manbij, a military official said Wednesday.

De Blasio Administration Attempted Covering Up Public House Flip

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio / AP

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration intentionally withheld critical information regarding the city’s handling of a deed restriction on a nursing facility, according to evidence released by the Department of Investigation on Tuesday.