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Nikki Haley selected as UN ambassador

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November 23, 2016 at 7:29am

Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Kochs win Madoff suit

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November 23, 2016 at 7:05am

Koch Industries, owned by the libertarian Koch brothers, will not have to return $21.5 million in profits from the Madoff Ponzi scheme, because the funds were deposited in offshore accounts.

Pompeo chosen to head CIA

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November 18, 2016 at 10:06am

U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Kansas Republican active in the Tea Party movement, has been chosen by Donald Trump as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Trump picks Jeff Sessions for attorney general

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November 18, 2016 at 9:31am

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general.

Priebus to be Trump’s chief of staff

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November 15, 2016 at 7:22am

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has been named chief of staff to Donald Trump.

Christie aides convicted in GW Bridge case

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November 4, 2016 at 1:23pm

Two people close to Chris Christie were convicted of federal charges Friday in the George Washington Bridge scandal, the New York Times reports.

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize

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October 13, 2016 at 6:20am

How does it feel, Bob?

Boehner joins lobby firm

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September 20, 2016 at 11:56am

Prominent lobby shop Squire Patton Boggs has added yet another former member of Congress to its payroll.

Mylan CEO on hotseat is daughter of US senator

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August 24, 2016 at 6:55pm

Well, this is uncomfortable. Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan Inc., is under the gun for huge increases in compensation at the same time the company upped the cost of one of its products, EpiPren, by more than 400 percent.

Manafort resigns from Trump campaign

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August 19, 2016 at 9:51am

Paul Manafort has resigned as chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, just days after the candidate hired a new CEO and campaign manager.

Clinton promises to stop taking foundation donations

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August 19, 2016 at 7:34am

Bill Clinton announced Thursday that the Clinton Foundation would stop accepting foreign and corporate donations, the New York Times reported.

Wasserman Schultz stepping down from DNC

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July 25, 2016 at 12:07pm

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has resigned as chair of the Democratic National Committee. Her departure will take effect after the Democratic convention.

Ailes resigns as chairman & CEO of Fox News

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July 21, 2016 at 7:24pm

Roger Ailes, caught up in a sex abuse scandal at Fox News, has stepped down as chairman and CEO of the network.

Investor wants to unseat Yahoo board

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March 25, 2016 at 2:04pm

Starboard Value, a hedge fund investing in Yahoo, wants to unseat the company’s board, the New York Times reports.

Koch insider joins Rubio campaign

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February 23, 2016 at 11:13am

Marc Short, an adviser to the Koch brothers, is joining Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign, Politico reports.

Lenfest donates Philly newspapers to nonprofit

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January 12, 2016 at 12:40pm

H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, has donated the newspapers to a new nonprofit called the Institute for Journalism in New Media.

Kay Hagan joins DC law firm

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January 12, 2016 at 12:01pm

Former Sen. Kay Hagan, who lost her re-election bid in 2014, has joined Akin Gump as a senior policy consultant.

Buffett wins energy fight in Nevada

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December 23, 2015 at 6:09am

Warren Buffett has won a battle against fellow billionaire Elon Musk, resulting in dramatic cuts in Nevada’s solar energy credits, Bloomberg reports.

Former NYS Assembly speaker guilty

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November 30, 2015 at 4:47pm

Sheldon Silver, former speaker of the New York Assembly, has been convicted of federal corrupton charges, the New York Times reports.

Billionaire Paul Singer backs Rubio

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October 31, 2015 at 8:27am

Billionaire investor Paul Singer, a major donor to Republican campaigns, has announced his support for Marco Rubio in 2016, 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.

    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.

    In a typical cabinet, Elaine Chao would be one of the richest
    January 12, 2017 at 8:37am

    When critics complain about the big-money nominees in Donald Trump’s cabinet, they focus on billionaire investor Wilbur Ross (Commerce), Amway in-law Betsy DeVos (Education), former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson (State) and Goldman Sachs alum Steve Mnuchin (Treasury).

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