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Stories from November 2016

A basket of billionaires

By Laurie Bennett

November 30, 2016 at 9:00am

Today’s billionaires-in-the-cabinet count: One and a fraction, not including the boss.

Mnuchin picked as Treasury secretary

By Laurie Bennett

November 30, 2016 at 6:53am

Steven Mnuchin, the national finance chairman for the Trump presidential campaign, is Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, the New York Times reports.

Thank Robert Mercer and Zuck for Donald Trump, our first Facebook president

By Gary Jacobson

November 22, 2016 at 6:03am

In the old media world, we would have headlined this story: “The Making of the President 2016.”

The moneyed, conservative universe of Betsy DeVos

By Laurie Bennett

November 19, 2016 at 8:49am

Betsy DeVos, former chair of the Michigan Republican Party and a vocal advocate of charter schools, reportedly is under consideration for education secretary.

Flynn tapped as national security adviser

By Laurie Bennett

November 18, 2016 at 8:07am

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has reportedly accepted Donald Trump’s offer to become the next national security adviser.

The many barriers to Secretary of State Rudy Giuliani

By Laurie Bennett

November 16, 2016 at 10:44am

Rudy Giuliani as secretary of state? Beyond his combustible behavior in recent months, his business dealings present an array of potential conflicts.

Trump rearranges the chairs

By Laurie Bennett

November 16, 2016 at 5:30am

All is not copacetic in the Trump camp.

Bannon appointment a frightening first step

By Laurie Bennett

November 15, 2016 at 7:06am

Donald Trump’s choice of Steve Bannon to be his chief strategist has sparked widespread denunciatiations from civil rights groups.

Trump’s potential conflicts

By Laurie Bennett

November 9, 2016 at 6:06pm

Donald Trump’s myriad business interests, the Washington Post points out, present potential conflicts without precedent in the White House.

Theo Epstein ends another baseball curse

By Laurie Bennett

November 3, 2016 at 5:56am

Who you going to call? Theo Epstein!


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assemble a cabinet and to replace a national security adviser who has resigned and a labor secretary nominee who has withdrawn, the Trump administration takes on a new challenge: stanching leaks from U.S. intelligence.

    Trump surrounds himself with media of the right
    February 6, 2017 at 8:36am

    Steve Bannon, former chairman of Breitbart News, is not only a trusted counselor; he is also part of the right-wing media wall encircling the new president.

    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.

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