Lawmakers Are Pushing Visa And Mastercard To Do More To Clamp Down On Consumer Fraud
“It may be technically true that they don’t have an obligation, but it’s a pretty pathetic commitment to the public good of their customers,” Rep. Peter Welch told BuzzFeed News.
Mastercard And Visa Say It’s Totally Fine To Let People Buy Ghost Guns With Their Credit Cards
The credit card giants say they are following the law and don’t have a responsibility to act despite pleas from lawmakers and gun safety advocates.
Two-Card Monte: Why Mastercard And Visa Rarely Shut Down Scammers Who Are Ripping Off Consumers
The global credit card rivals maintain a strikingly permissive relationship with companies that have been accused of fraud. For one of Mastercard’s top executives, that relationship went even further. A BuzzFeed News investigation.
He Belongs To A Right-Wing Extremist Group — And Is Running To Represent Ultraliberal Park Slope, Brooklyn
In the wake of the Jan. 6 riots, some Oath Keepers like Brett Wynkoop are pursuing a new frontier: elected office.
Prosecutors Are Considering Charging Diplo With Sexual Misconduct
The Los Angeles city attorney is reviewing allegations that stem from an October 2020 police report.
Many Essential Workers Down The Street From Yankee Stadium’s Vaccine Site Are Still Waiting For Access
Yankee Stadium’s mass vaccine site was supposed to reduce disparities in one of New York’s hardest-hit areas, but shortages are making it hard to get in.
Park Police Officers Worried That Chronic Understaffing Could Endanger The Public. Then The Capitol Riot Happened.
“People were screaming for help on the radio. It was pure chaos. It sounded like officers were constantly asking for help in certain areas and things were totally out of control,” one officer said.
DC Lawmakers Were Briefed That Trump Might Go To Extremes
Concerned the president might invoke the Insurrection Act to commandeer the city police, DC council members never expected an assault on the Capitol itself.
The Capitol Police Chief Is Resigning After Accusations Of Mishandling Trump Supporters’ Attack
Members of Congress, union officials, and the DOJ have questioned how Capitol Police mishandled a violent mob that stormed through the Capitol on Wednesday.
Two Republican Members Of The Electoral College Have A Message: Biden Won
BuzzFeed News spoke to 11 members of the Electoral College in swing states — including two Republicans — who do not buy the GOP’s baseless efforts to undermine Biden’s victory.
"What Is Your Message To Donald Trump?"
We Asked Americans For Their Messages To Biden After He Won
"Thank you. Just thank you for winning."
Despite Demonstrations In Some Cities, There Was No Widespread Election Unrest
Pro-Trump demonstrators chanted to “stop the count” in Michigan, while in Arizona, armed supporters of the president yelled, “Count the votes!”
Some Militant Group Leaders Don't Agree With Trump's Call For Them To Be On Guard
Some groups said they’re planning to watch the polls but would somehow remain “unseen,” while others said they didn’t want to impede the civic process and would stay home.
Fear Of Election Unrest Is Driving A Boom In Private Security
“Regardless of who wins, they’re concerned about rioting, attacks on their CEOs or their facilities.”
New York Is Still Owed Millions From The Man It Paid $69 Million After He Tweeted At Trump
Yaron Oren-Pines promised 1,450 ventilators but never delivered. Six months later, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling it a “scam” and said law enforcement is investigating.
State Health Officials Say They Aren’t Getting Contact Tracing Information From The White House
The system is “definitely not working like it's supposed to,” one contact tracing expert told BuzzFeed News.
Trump’s Fundraisers Brought Him Into Close Contact With Dozens In Two States Before He Announced He Had COVID-19
“Absolutely amazing day having my photo taken with the GOAT, President Trump!!!” one fundraiser attendee wrote on Instagram. Trump tested positive for the coronavirus hours later.
The Election Could Be In Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Hands. To Understand How He Got There, Look To His Wife.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s wife — now Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Canada — held public office long before he ever did. And just like her husband, her small government approach to governance brought chaos and disarray.
USPS Delays Are Causing People To Get Their Prescriptions Late
“A lot of people are getting hurt by this senseless act.”