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Pence breaks tie in vote to confirm DeVos

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February 7, 2017 at 1:37pm

Donald Trump’s controversial nomination of Republican contributor Betsy DeVos to head the Education Department received Senate confirmation Tuesday, with the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence.

Tech giants oppose entry ban

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February 6, 2017 at 9:21am

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Netflix, Twitter, Uber and 90 other tech companies have filed a legal brief opposing Donald Trump’s immigration ban, the Washington Post reports.

Trump defends L.L. Bean heir

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January 12, 2017 at 11:14am

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

Trump law firm best in Moscow

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January 11, 2017 at 4:04pm

It’s beginning to seem that the connections to Russia are inescapable.

Trump Organization continues as family business

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January 11, 2017 at 2:26pm

At a press conference dizzying in its range of topics, President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he would not divest his business assets, but would turn management over to his sons.

Comey says he can’t say whether FBI probing Trump-Russia ties

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January 10, 2017 at 3:49pm

During an appearance Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey was asked if the agency was investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Latest addition to our “Things Trump has called this person” data set: Meryl Streep

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January 9, 2017 at 8:57am

Meryl Streep, the most venerated star in Hollywood, is “overrated,” the PEOTUS has declared.

Latest addition to our “Things Trump has called this person” data set: Chuck Schumer

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January 6, 2017 at 11:51am

We added a new data set this month called “Things Donald Trump Has Called This Person.”

Debbie Reynolds dies a day after daughter’s death

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December 29, 2016 at 7:03am

Actress Debbie Reynolds has died at age 84, just a day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

Carrie Fisher dies

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December 27, 2016 at 1:27pm

Actress/author Carrie Fisher has died at age 60.

Kellyanne Conway to be counselor to the president

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December 22, 2016 at 11:50am

Either way, Kate McKinnon had job security.

Zinke chosen for Interior

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December 16, 2016 at 12:01pm

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) has been selected as Interior secretary under Donald Trump.

Rick Perry is Trump’s choice for energy secretary

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December 13, 2016 at 10:33am

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been tapped as the Trump administration’s first energy secretary.

How draining the swamp works

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December 13, 2016 at 9:39am

Exxon Mobil is a client of consulting firm RiceHadleyGates. Money well spent.

Fast-food exec tapped as secretary of labor

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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.

Dole finessed Taiwan call to Trump

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December 7, 2016 at 8:12am

Former senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole helped arrange the controversial call from Taiwan’s president to President-elect Donald Trump, news outlets reported Tuesday.

Trump and Boeing

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December 6, 2016 at 10:57am

Bloomberg, eTrade and the other online financial news and trading sites are going to need a new sort of chart tracking both stock prices and Donald Trump’s tweets.

Mattis selected as Trump’s secretary of defense

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December 1, 2016 at 5:21pm

James Mattis, former chief of U.S. Central Command, has been chosen as the Trump administration’s nominee for secretary of defense, the Washington Post reports.

Chao chosen as transportation secretary

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November 30, 2016 at 7:16am

Veteran administrator Elaine Chao is Donald Trump’s choice for transportation secretary.

Ben Carson offered HUD job

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November 23, 2016 at 1:44pm

Former presidential candidate Ben Carson has been offered the post of secretary of housing and urban development, the New York Times reports.


  • The enormity of the U.S. Intelligence Community
    February 16, 2017 at 8:58am

    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.

    Trump surrounds himself with media of the right
    February 6, 2017 at 8:36am

    Steve Bannon, former chairman of Breitbart News, is not only a trusted counselor; he is also part of the right-wing media wall encircling the new president.

    Immigration ban strains Trump relations with Silicon Valley
    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.

    Coming together
    January 22, 2017 at 1:25pm

    From above, from the bird’s eye view of helicopters or satellites, the crowd was massive.

    The Davos elite
    January 19, 2017 at 8:22am

    The annual meeting in Davos brings together the elite of business and foreign relations - the supposed antithesis of Donald Trump’s views on governance.

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