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Laurie Bennett
Laurie Bennett is a co-founder of Muckety, as well as a co-founder of ePodunk, a community-information web site that was sold to Internet Brands in June 2007. Her journalism career spans 30 years, including positions as city editor of the Rochester (NY) Times-Union, government reporter for Gannett News Service in Washington, investigative reporter for the Detroit News and new media editor for the Detroit Free Press. She is a winner of the George Polk Award.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for information on accounts held by U.S. President Donald Trump and his family, Reuters reports.

Michael T. Flynn, former national security adviser to Donald Trump, is expected to plead guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador.

A top DC lobbyist is unseated

By Laurie Bennett  |  October 31, 2017

A former manager of the Donald Trump presidential campaign, along with his former deputy, has been indicted in the independent counsel investigation of possible connections between the campaign and Russia.

When he announced sanctions against Venezuela Friday, President Donald Trump exempted CITGO Petroleum, the American subsidiary of the country’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela.

For such a big, diverse city, New York has a museum leadership that’s remarkably incestuous. And white.

Friday was such a big news day that it was easy to overlook a story that could have important implications for the Russia investigation.

Steve Bannon, chief strategist and senior counselor to President Donald Trump, is leaving the administration.

Merck chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier is resigning from the Donald Trump’s manufacturing council because of the president’s failure to condemn white supremacists and their actions in Charlottesville, VA.

After decades of quietly building a nationwide network of TV stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group is now in the spotlight.

In yet another revised financial disclosure filing, former national security adviser Michael Flynn will reveal ties to the big-data firm central to the Trump campaign, the Associated Press reports.

The Rockefeller reach

By Laurie Bennett  |  August 1, 2017

The Rockefeller name is iradicable, still shaping and reshaping the current geographic, financial, philanthropic landscape.

Wells Fargo (WFC), already reeling from revelations that it fraudulently opened accounts in customers’ names, has been hit with a new scandal.

The list of the Trump administration’s potential conflicts of interest lengthens with every revised financial statement filed by a family member or appointee.

Amazon, Apple and Google are spending millions to win friends in Washington, Recode points out.

Sean Spicer quits

By Laurie Bennett  |  July 21, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday, after a disagreement with President Trump about the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as new communications director.

Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, Sanjay Gupta reports on CNN.

Watching the clip of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie catch a foul ball at a Mets game Tuesday got us to thinking about politics and baseball.

Lawyers are descending on Donald Trump, his administration and his family, attracted to the White House and its troubles like stray cats to catnip.

Congress and the Justice Department are taking a close look at the Trump campaign’s digital operations, headed by Jared Kushner, McClatchy reported last week.


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