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“Lordy, I hope there are tapes”

By Laurie Bennett

June 8, 2017 at 9:55am

Former FBI Director James Comey faced off against the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday and said President Donald Trump lied.

The big money behind GOP denial of climate change

By Laurie Bennett

June 6, 2017 at 2:59pm

Not only has Donald Trump filled his cabinet and his White House staff with people who deny or question the existence of climate change, he has adopted almost verbatim the language of the fossil-fuel industry, the New York Times noted Sunday.

Why Donald Trump loves coal miners

By Laurie Bennett

June 2, 2017 at 7:10am

Not even the leaders of the coal industry believe that coal jobs can come back.

Tesla founder withdrawing from Trump panels

By Muckety

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.

Trump withdraws from Paris agreement

By Laurie Bennett

June 1, 2017 at 3:43pm

President Trump announced Thursday that the United States would pull out of the Paris accord, which addresses greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to reduce climate change.

Roger Ailes dead at 77

By Muckety

May 18, 2017 at 8:10am

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

Mueller named special counsel in Russia probe

By Laurie Bennett

May 18, 2017 at 6:45am

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been named special counsel to oversee the Justice Department’s probe into Trump campaign ties to Russia.

Reports: Trump asked Comey to halt investigation

By Laurie Bennett

May 17, 2017 at 7:12am

President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the bureau’s investigation of former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, the New York Times and other media report.

Dow Chemical wants help from the White House

By Laurie Bennett

April 21, 2017 at 5:56am

Dow Chemical is lobbying the Trump administration to ignore federal scientists’ findings that a group of pesticides pose an environmental danger, the Associated Press reports.

The enormity of the U.S. Intelligence Community

By Laurie Bennett

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to assemble a cabinet and to replace a national security adviser who has resigned and a labor secretary nominee who has withdrawn, the Trump administration takes on a new challenge: stanching leaks from U.S. intelligence.

Pence breaks tie in vote to confirm DeVos

By Muckety

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.

Muckety winners and losers of 2016

By Laurie Bennett

January 6, 2017 at 11:22am

No one in our database lost more potential Muckety in 2016 than Hillary Clinton.

Debbie Reynolds dies a day after daughter’s death

By Muckety

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

By Muckety

December 27, 2016 at 1:27pm

Actress/author Carrie Fisher has died at age 60.

Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99

By Muckety

December 19, 2016 at 8:06am

Actress and serial bride Zsa Zsa Gabor died Sunday. She was 99.

Trump picks climate-change denier to head EPA

By Laurie Bennett

December 8, 2016 at 11:22am

One can only imagine who the nominee might have been if Donald Trump had not met with Al Gore on Monday.

The moneyed, conservative universe of Betsy DeVos

By Laurie Bennett

November 19, 2016 at 8:49am

Betsy DeVos, former chair of the Michigan Republican Party and a vocal advocate of charter schools, reportedly is under consideration for education secretary.

Aetna answers the Obama administration

By Laurie Bennett

August 17, 2016 at 1:33pm

Oh, how the lowly voter can be buffeted by political whirlwinds when insurers battle with the federal government.

Brain study goes forward without NFL support

By Laurie Bennett

December 23, 2015 at 5:31am

The funding arm of the National Institutes of Health has come under unusual scrutiny for its role, still vague, in the decision to exclude National Football League money from a grant to study the impact of head injuries in contact sports.

Terrorist network in Paris attacks

By Laurie Bennett

November 17, 2015 at 11:08am

While much is still unknown about those who planned and carried out Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris, authorities have released enough information to begin tracing their connections.



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