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Stories in the category Dynasties

Jane Stetson may continue bundler-ambassador tradition

By Laurie Bennett

July 3, 2013 at 9:11am

IBM heir and former Democratic National Committee finance chair Jane Stetson is under consideration to be the new U.S. ambassador to France, the Washington Post reports.

MSNBC exercises spousal privilege

By Laurie Bennett

July 2, 2013 at 8:08am

On Monday, Connie Schultz appeared on MSNBC’s “All In” to talk about Ohio’s new restrictions on abortion and women’s health services.

The Adler-Grunwald clan: ultimate D.C. insiders

By Laurie Bennett

June 24, 2013 at 8:56am

While members of the Adler-Grunwald clan have long been fixtures in American journalism and politics, their connections could multiply if Hillary Rodham Clinton runs for president in 2016.

The Kerry brothers, both members of Obama cabinet

By Muckety

June 20, 2013 at 10:25am

An historic, if temporary, promotion occurred in the Obama administration this month with little fanfare.

Family ascends several thrones

By Laurie Bennett

June 19, 2013 at 1:47pm

The Benioff-Peet-Friedman clan has savored success through an unlikely assortment of talents.

Hollywood dynasties: The Mankiewiczes

By Laurie Bennett

June 19, 2013 at 8:33am

If you happened to tune into Turner Classic Movies over the weekend, you had the pleasure of watching a father and son discuss two family passions - movies and politics.

Hollywood dynasties: The Hustons

By Laurie Bennett

June 12, 2013 at 8:12am

Hollywood dynasties can coalesce around a patriarch who directs movies and lives long enough to make lots of them.

Kochs weigh purchase of Tribune newspapers

By Laurie Bennett

April 21, 2013 at 9:09am

The libertarian Koch brothers, seeking new ways to broaden their already significant influence on American politics, are considering an acquisition of eight newspapers from the Tribune Company, the New York Times reports.

William Koch wins battle in his crusade against fake wines

By Laurie Bennett

April 13, 2013 at 6:14am

While his brothers have drawn more attention for their behind-the-scenes involvement in conservative politics, William Koch has been waging a campaign of his own.

As one American political dynasty flickers out, another rekindles

By Laurie Bennett

April 4, 2013 at 7:57am

Kennedy clan, after a brief lull, is returning to the public sphere.

Rockefeller departure will end decades-long family run

By Laurie Bennett

April 3, 2013 at 8:11am

When Jay Rockefeller leaves the Senate at the end of next year, he’ll end 55 years of continuous public service by members of his family.

The Rivkin-Alter power network

By Laurie Bennett

March 30, 2013 at 10:53am

While the Rivkin-Alter family has done well during the Obama years, its reach has grown over generations.

Jeb Bush already has the organization

By Laurie Bennett

March 6, 2013 at 10:20am

Jeb Bush, suddenly everywhere after lying low for several years, is stirring lots of speculation about his plans for 2016.

The burdens of political dynasties

By Laurie Bennett

February 21, 2013 at 12:13pm

Birthright in prominent political families can be a curse more than a blessing.

Kochs seek better bang for their bucks

By Laurie Bennett

February 20, 2013 at 6:57am

Looking for a higher return on their political investments, the Koch brothers are making some personnel changes.

Google’s policy director has impressive connections

By Laurie Bennett

February 15, 2013 at 9:49am

Few people in the tech sector can compare pedigrees with Robert O. Boorstin, Google’s public policy director.

Father-son power pyramids

By Laurie Bennett

February 8, 2013 at 9:25am

A father achieves wealth in the business world. At least one son follows in his footsteps. Another, backed by the family fortune, goes into politics.

Brothers and Super Bowls

By Laurie Bennett

February 3, 2013 at 6:50am

John and Jim Harbaugh will make history Sunday as the first brothers opposing each other as head coaches in the Super Bowl.

Griffin Dunne’s impressive family tree

By Laurie Bennett

January 23, 2013 at 5:32am

While Griffin Dunne is probably best known for a film he starred in almost three decades ago, Martin Scorsese’s “After Hours,” he has stayed busy in front of and behind the camera.

Democratic power couples

By Laurie Bennett

January 20, 2013 at 12:32pm

When the POTUS and FLOTUS dance at the inaugural balls Monday, America will witness the ultimate in power couples.



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