Here’s what’s so great about MacKenzie Scott’s $40 million gift to Florida International University: No one begged her for the money; there was no dog-and-pony show to get her to write a check. She just did it because she is concerned about the wealth gap in America. And there are no strings attached.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Thursday that he opposes the compromise on Democrats' sweeping voting rights bill proposed by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).Why it matters: Voting legislation requires 60 votes to pass in the Senate. Without Republican support, it is unlikely to pass. Manchin is the sole Democratic senator who has not signed on to the For the People Act, insisting that it's too partisan.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for fre
FacebookJust months before he was murdered alongside his mother, Paul Murdaugh, the 22-year-old son of a prominent South Carolina prosecutor, received death threats for his role in a drunken boating accident that left a teen girl dead, family members revealed Thursday.“I didn’t think it was a credible threat—if it was, I would have tried to do something or notify someone,” John Marvin Murdaugh, one of Paul’s uncles, told Good Morning America in the first family interview since the murders. “But
Michael Fanone said on Wednesday he was ‘very cordial’ in interaction with Andrew Clyde in Capitol elevator earlier that day Andrew Clyde in Washington. Fanone said when he tried to shake Clyde’s hand ‘he just stared at me. I asked if he was going to shake my hand, and he told me that he didn’t who know I was.’ Photograph: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock A Republican congressman “ran as quickly as he could, like a coward” when a police officer injured in the attack on Congress on
The St. Louis couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters from their lawn of the St. Louis mansion last July, pled guilty Thursday to one count of fourth-degree assault as part of a plea deal, reports local NBC affiliate KSDK. Why it matters: Mark McCloskey launched his bid for Missouri's Senate seat last month. Thursday's plea deal will not interfere with his campaign.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Flashback: Mark and Patricia McCloskey w