Environmental Protection Agency employees used their government purchase card to spend $14,985 on fitness memberships, according to an audit by the inspector general of the agency.
The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $400,000 studying transwomen in Uganda.
Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors” has been described as the most “selfie-worthy” art show touring North America. But Kusama’s work is not necessarily pitched at the Instagram hordes who line up by the hundreds to witness her famous mirror-lined rooms. A picture—however many likes and shares it gains—cannot convey the mental afflictions that provoked each piece.
Members of the Democratic National Committee selected former secretary of labor Tom Perez to be its chairman on Saturday in a closely contested election that took two rounds to be settled.
Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, a longtime Democrat, has promised to leave the Democratic Party if Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) is elected the next chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Arizona Democrat Noah Dyer announced his gubernatorial run by coming clean about his unusual sex life and personal debt in the hopes of heading off the opposition research that has doomed traditional political campaigns.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) has quietly stepped away from the committee that has oversight over a scandal-plagued Wisconsin Veterans Affairs facility, actions some Republicans see as the Democratic senator running from her past failures on an issue.