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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.

Recent posts by Laurie Bennett:

The question on Washington’s lips: Has Michael Flynn flipped?

Bijan Kian, former business partner of Michael Flynn, has brought in a law firm with a history of representing people embroiled in government corruption cases.

Like his friend and confidant Donald Trump, real estate investor Tom Barrack is having problems abroad.

Former FBI Director James Comey faced off against the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday and said President Donald Trump lied.

In tapping Christopher Wray to be director of the FBI, Donald Trump has again shown a preference for King & Spalding.

Not only has Donald Trump filled his cabinet and his White House staff with people who deny or question the existence of climate change, he has adopted almost verbatim the language of the fossil-fuel industry, the New York Times noted Sunday.

Not even the leaders of the coal industry believe that coal jobs can come back.

President Trump announced Thursday that the United States would pull out of the Paris accord, which addresses greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to reduce climate change.

As a prominent D.C. law firm, WilmerHale was bound to face some crossing loyalties when Robert Mueller was named special counsel in the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been named special counsel to oversee the Justice Department’s probe into Trump campaign ties to Russia.

President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the bureau’s investigation of former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, the New York Times and other media report.

Trump fires Comey

By Laurie Bennett  |  May 9, 2017

President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey.

President Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, has signed a lobbying deal with Citgo oil company, Politico reports.

After the election, the Trump camp pledged that applicants for high posts in the administration would have to provide proof that they were not registered lobbyists.

No corporate board better illustrates the borderless economy than that of Philip Morris.

Dow Chemical is lobbying the Trump administration to ignore federal scientists’ findings that a group of pesticides pose an environmental danger, the Associated Press reports.

Foreign interests, billionaires and big oil were all big contributors to the Trump inauguration, according to a report released Wednesday.

The American Enterprise Institute has situated itself at the highest levels of the Trump administration.

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.

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


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