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Stories from October 2016

The interconnected characters of ‘Hamilton’

By Laurie Bennett

October 22, 2016 at 6:47am

Who could have foreseen, in the country’s nascent days, that generations would learn or re-learn American history through a Broadway musical in which the founding fathers sing hip-hop?

The importance of the foreign-policy elite

By Laurie Bennett

October 20, 2016 at 6:00am

Surprisingly, in a debate addressing international affairs, the word “elite” was never uttered Wednesday night.

State dinners and campaign bundlers

By Laurie Bennett

October 19, 2016 at 4:28pm

Tuesday’s state dinner honored not only America’s relationship with Italy, Italian culture and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, but wealthy Americans who have supported the presidential campaigns of Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Debate commission gets unaccustomed attention

By Laurie Bennett

October 17, 2016 at 7:38am

In quieter election years, being a presidential debate commissioner is almost as ho-hum as being a CPA counting Oscar ballots.

Trump, Clintons, banks & conspiracies

By Laurie Bennett

October 14, 2016 at 6:11am

When Donald Trump delivered a speech Thursday in Palm Beach, describing a “Clinton machine” that colludes “in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of US sovereignty,” we recognized the cues.

The Bush behind the Trump tape uproar

By Laurie Bennett

October 9, 2016 at 7:36am

As Alec Baldwin’s version of Donald Trump noted on SNL Saturday, “You have to admit it’s kind of funny that the only Bush that matters in this general election is Billy.”


  • The enormity of the U.S. Intelligence Community
    February 16, 2017 at 8:58am

    As it struggles to assemble a cabinet and to replace a national security adviser who has resigned and a labor secretary nominee who has withdrawn, the Trump administration takes on a new challenge: stanching leaks from U.S. intelligence.

    Immigration ban strains Trump relations with Silicon Valley
    January 30, 2017 at 9:06am

    Seven weeks ago, the president-elect made nice with the titans of tech, sitting down with them at Trump Tower and pledging government support.

    Coming together
    January 22, 2017 at 1:25pm

    From above, from the bird’s eye view of helicopters or satellites, the crowd was massive.

    The Davos elite
    January 19, 2017 at 8:22am

    The annual meeting in Davos brings together the elite of business and foreign relations - the supposed antithesis of Donald Trump’s views on governance.

    In a typical cabinet, Elaine Chao would be one of the richest
    January 12, 2017 at 8:37am

    When critics complain about the big-money nominees in Donald Trump’s cabinet, they focus on billionaire investor Wilbur Ross (Commerce), Amway in-law Betsy DeVos (Education), former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson (State) and Goldman Sachs alum Steve Mnuchin (Treasury).

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