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The money behind Cambridge Analytica campaigns

By Laurie Bennett

July 16, 2017 at 8:47am

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.

Trump brings in private contractors for Afghanistan plan

By Laurie Bennett

July 11, 2017 at 7:02pm

The Trump White House has brought in two businessmen to recommend strategies in Afghanistan, the New York Times reports.

Firm headed by Trump labor nominee fined for labor theft

By Muckety

July 7, 2017 at 7:33am

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.

Google takes a cue from Goldman Sachs

By Laurie Bennett

June 30, 2017 at 11:54am

When it comes to outside connections, Google has a long way to go before it can compete with Goldman Sachs, infamously branded as the vampire squid.

EU fines Google $2.7 billion for antitrust

By Muckety

June 27, 2017 at 5:28am

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

Deutsch Bank, the Russians and the Trump family

By Laurie Bennett

June 26, 2017 at 11:02am

A month before the election, Jared Kushner’s real estate company secured a $285 million loan from Deutsch Bank, the Washington Post reports.

Trump pal selling stock, fighting Italian charges

By Laurie Bennett

June 10, 2017 at 10:53am

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

The big money behind GOP denial of climate change

By Laurie Bennett

June 6, 2017 at 2:59pm

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.

Tesla founder withdrawing from Trump panels

By Muckety

June 1, 2017 at 4:50pm

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk vowed Thursday that he would resign from two federal advisory panels because of Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord.

Yet another Russian connection

By Laurie Bennett

May 4, 2017 at 6:31am

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

The international connections of the modern boardroom

By Laurie Bennett

May 1, 2017 at 8:22am

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

Dow Chemical wants help from the White House

By Laurie Bennett

April 21, 2017 at 5:56am

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.

Deep pockets fund Trump inaugural

By Laurie Bennett

April 20, 2017 at 8:53am

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

Immigration ban strains Trump relations with Silicon Valley

By Laurie Bennett

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.

Trump defends L.L. Bean heir

By Muckety

January 12, 2017 at 11:14am

We’re not sure that the president-elect is doing L.L. Bean any favors.

Tillerson falsely testifies that Exxon didn’t lobby on sanctions

By Laurie Bennett

January 11, 2017 at 2:05pm

Russia dominated the confirmation hearing Wednesday of Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson.

Icahn to advise Trump on regulatory issues

By Laurie Bennett

December 22, 2016 at 11:00am

Reform, as defined by the incoming administration, can usually be translated as “less government involvement.”

The ghost that will haunt Trump

By Laurie Bennett

December 16, 2016 at 10:25am

The shadow of Charles Erwin Wilson hovers over Donald Trump.

Tillerson would bring a portfolio of conflicts to State post

By Laurie Bennett

December 13, 2016 at 7:49am

Donald Trump draws closer to Moscow with his naming of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson as secretary of state.

Fast-food exec tapped as secretary of labor

By Muckety

December 8, 2016 at 12:30pm

Andrew F. Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, is Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Labor.



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