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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.

Deep pockets fund Trump inaugural

By Laurie Bennett

April 20, 2017 at 8:53am

Foreign interests, billionaires and big oil were all big contributors to the Trump inauguration, according to a report released Wednesday.

The American Enterprise Institute and the Trump White House

By Laurie Bennett

April 10, 2017 at 8:09am

The American Enterprise Institute has situated itself at the highest levels of the Trump administration.

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assemble a cabinet and to replace a national security adviser who has resigned and a labor secretary nominee who has withdrawn, the Trump administration takes on a new challenge: stanching leaks from U.S. intelligence.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

Immigration ban strains Trump relations with Silicon Valley

By Laurie Bennett

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

By Laurie Bennett

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

By Laurie Bennett

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.

Trump defends L.L. Bean heir

By Muckety

January 12, 2017 at 11:14am

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

In a typical cabinet, Elaine Chao would be one of the richest

By Laurie Bennett

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).

Tillerson falsely testifies that Exxon didn’t lobby on sanctions

By Laurie Bennett

January 11, 2017 at 2:05pm

Russia dominated the confirmation hearing Wednesday of Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson.

Members of black caucus speaking against Sessions as attorney general

By Laurie Bennett

January 10, 2017 at 12:23pm

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including fellow Sen. Cory Booker and civil rights icon John Lewis, are expected to testify at the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions.

Obama sanctions Russians for election interference

By Laurie Bennett

December 30, 2016 at 1:41am

The Obama administration leveled sanctions Thursday against Russia for its attempts to sway the 2016 election.

The real reason Republicans hate Planned Parenthood

By Laurie Bennett

December 23, 2016 at 10:03am

Luz Towns-Miranda, mother of Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, recently joined the board of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Kellyanne Conway to be counselor to the president

By Muckety

December 22, 2016 at 11:50am

Either way, Kate McKinnon had job security.

Icahn to advise Trump on regulatory issues

By Laurie Bennett

December 22, 2016 at 11:00am

Reform, as defined by the incoming administration, can usually be translated as “less government involvement.”

The ghost that will haunt Trump

By Laurie Bennett

December 16, 2016 at 10:25am

The shadow of Charles Erwin Wilson hovers over Donald Trump.

The conservative think tanks surrounding the Trump camp

By Laurie Bennett

December 15, 2016 at 4:00pm

With every new administration comes a shift in influence among the country’s major think tanks.

Russia’s route to the U.S. election

By Laurie Bennett

December 14, 2016 at 3:14pm

Our interactive map of Russia’s route to the U.S. election.

Rick Perry is Trump’s choice for energy secretary

By Muckety

December 13, 2016 at 10:33am

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



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