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Icahn leaves Trump administration advisory post

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August 20, 2017 at 10:45am

Corporate raider Carl Icahn resigned Friday as special adviser to Donald Trump on regulatory issues.

Arts leaders resign from Trump panel

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August 19, 2017 at 9:36am

All 16 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned Friday, in protest of President Trump’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville, VA.

Trump disbands business panels

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August 16, 2017 at 12:37pm

With executives continuing to flee Trump business advisory roles, the president announced Wednesday that he would disband two top panels - the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative and the Strategic and Policy Forum.

Report: FBI raided home of Trump campaign manager

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August 9, 2017 at 12:02pm

The FBI conducted a pre-dawn search last month of the home of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the Washington Post reports.

Report: Grand jury impaneled in Russia probe

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August 3, 2017 at 3:09pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly has impaneled a grand jury to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

New record for shortest tenure in Trump administration

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July 31, 2017 at 1:53pm

Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director, the New York Times reports.

Priebus is out

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July 28, 2017 at 4:36pm

Reince Priebus has been forced out as President Trump’s chief of staff.

Laurene Powell Jobs buys majority stake in The Atlantic

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July 28, 2017 at 10:21am

Emerson Collective, the investment office founded in 2004 by Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, has bought a majority interest in The Atlantic.

Bezos is world’s richest

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July 27, 2017 at 9:10am

With an estimated wealth of more than $90 billion, Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, Forbes reports.

John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

By Laurie Bennett

July 19, 2017 at 7:17pm

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

Huntsman nominated as ambassador to Russia

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July 19, 2017 at 9:59am

Donald Trump has nominated former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. to be U.S. ambassador to Russia.

Another lobbyist tapped by Trump administration

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July 17, 2017 at 2:44pm

John Bartrum, a partner with Squire Patton Boggs, has been nominated to be assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, Politico reports.

Firm headed by Trump labor nominee fined for labor theft

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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.

Manafort collected millions for Ukraine work

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June 28, 2017 at 4:28am

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has filed documents with the federal government, reporting that his consulting firm received more than $17 million over two years from a Ukrainian political party.

Kushner hires attorney Abbe Lowell

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June 27, 2017 at 6:54am

Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to President Trump, has hired another lawyer, Politico reports.

EU fines Google $2.7 billion for antitrust

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June 27, 2017 at 5:28am

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

Report: Abramoff attempted Trump meeting

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June 23, 2017 at 3:08pm

Jack Abramoff, a lobbyist who served four years in prison for bribing public officials, tried unsuccessfully to arrange a conversation between an African leader and Donald Trump, Bloomberg reports.

Trump chooses former prosecutor to head FBI

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June 7, 2017 at 8:35am

Donald Trump will nominate attorney Christopher Wray to be director of the FBI. The president’s announcement came a day before the FBI director he fired, James Comey, is to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Tesla founder withdrawing from Trump panels

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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.

Callista Gingrich tapped for Holy See ambassadorship

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May 20, 2017 at 11:43am

Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, has been nominated to be U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

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