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In a typical cabinet, Elaine Chao would be one of the richest

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 12, 2017 at 8:37am   |   0 Comments

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).

McConnell aide ‘holding my nose’

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 9, 2013 at 6:22am   |   0 Comments

Sen. Mitch McConnell is experiencing the pros and cons of relying on the Ron Paul family network.

Elaine Chao, the wage earner in Mitch McConnell’s household

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 14, 2012 at 9:56am   |   0 Comments

Few people are in greater demand in the corporate board room than Elaine Chao.

And Arlen Specter makes 60?

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 28, 2009 at 1:49pm   |   0 Comments

Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter said today he is leaving the Republican Party and will run for re-election in 2010 as a Democrat, increasing the odds that Democrats will achieve a filibuster-proof majority.

Bailout’s toughest critics were Republicans from states with foreign automakers

By Carol Eisenberg   |   December 13, 2008 at 8:29am   |   0 Comments

Longtime House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill once declared, “All politics is local.” So it should come as no surprise that the loudest opponents to the bailout plan for the Big Three automakers were Republican senators whose states are home to factories run by Detroit’s foreign competitors.

Coal-mining pals Inhofe, McConnell tie up climate-change bill

By Carol Eisenberg   |   June 5, 2008 at 5:10pm   |   1 Comments

The nearly nine-hour detour from a Senate debate on climate-change legislation yesterday - after Republicans insisted the 492-page bill be read aloud -offers a case study in how special interests influence the political process.


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