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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.

Roger Ailes dead at 77

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May 18, 2017 at 8:10am

Roger Ailes, founder and former chairman of Fox News, has died at age 77.

Report: DeMint may lose his seven-figure job

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April 28, 2017 at 1:31pm

Politico reports that Jim DeMint may soon lose his job as president of the Heritage Foundation.

Report: O’Reilly gets multi-million-dollar payout

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April 20, 2017 at 9:13am

Bill O’Reilly, forced out of his anchor chair at Fox amidst a slew of sexual-harassment claims, will receive a golden parachute of about $25 million a year, CNN reports.

Steve Bannon’s multimedia machine

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April 10, 2017 at 10:03am

If ever there was a story made for a Muckety map, it’s the Washington Post piece on Steve Bannon’s multimedia machine.

Ayotte joins News Corp. board

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April 3, 2017 at 11:17am

Not that corporate board seats are ever political appointments, but Kelly Ayotte, former Republican senator from New Hampshire, has been named a director of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

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.



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