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Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has been named chairman of Russia’s state-controlled oil company, Rosneft.

Weiner gets prison term

By Muckety  |  September 25, 2017

Former Rep. Anthony D. Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl.

Pete Domenici dies

By Muckety  |  September 13, 2017

Pete Domenici, who served six terms as a Republican senator from New Mexico, has died at age 85, Politico reports.

More advisers flee Trump

By Muckety  |  August 28, 2017

Another White House advisory group is losing members en masse.

Corporate raider Carl Icahn resigned Friday as special adviser to Donald Trump on regulatory issues.

All 16 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned Friday, in protest of President Trump’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville, VA.

Trump disbands business panels

By Muckety  |  August 16, 2017

With executives continuing to flee Trump business advisory roles, the president announced Wednesday that he would disband two top panels - the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative and the Strategic and Policy Forum.

The FBI conducted a pre-dawn search last month of the home of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the Washington Post reports.

Special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly has impaneled a grand jury to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director, the New York Times reports.

Priebus is out

By Muckety  |  July 28, 2017

Reince Priebus has been forced out as President Trump’s chief of staff.

Emerson Collective, the investment office founded in 2004 by Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, has bought a majority interest in The Atlantic.

Bezos is world’s richest

By Muckety  |  July 27, 2017

With an estimated wealth of more than $90 billion, Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, Forbes reports.

Donald Trump has nominated former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. to be U.S. ambassador to Russia.

John Bartrum, a partner with Squire Patton Boggs, has been nominated to be assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, Politico reports.

Carl’s Jr., the restaurant chain once headed by President Trump’s original nominee to head the Labor Department, has been fined $1.45 million for shortchanging its workers. The violations occurred between July and December of last year.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has filed documents with the federal government, reporting that his consulting firm received more than $17 million over two years from a Ukrainian political party.

Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to President Trump, has hired another lawyer, Politico reports.

The European Union has announced a $2.7 billion fine against Google for antitrust violations.

Jack Abramoff, a lobbyist who served four years in prison for bribing public officials, tried unsuccessfully to arrange a conversation between an African leader and Donald Trump, Bloomberg reports.


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