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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.

How draining the swamp works

By Muckety

December 13, 2016 at 9:39am

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

Tillerson would bring a portfolio of conflicts to State post

By Laurie Bennett

December 13, 2016 at 7:49am

Donald Trump draws closer to Moscow with his naming of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson as secretary of state.

Fast-food exec tapped as secretary of labor

By Muckety

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.

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.

Prof. Trump makes America his classroom

By Muckety

December 7, 2016 at 1:26pm

Credit Donald Trump with this: He’s providing civics lessons to every American, particularly those who didn’t vote or haven’t been paying attenion.

Dole finessed Taiwan call to Trump

By Muckety

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.

Mike McCaul campaigns hard for homeland security post

By Gary Jacobson

December 7, 2016 at 7:16am

Texas Rep. Mike McCaul wants the job - secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - badly. His actions the past few days seem like an all-out campaign to convince president-elect Donald Trump that he’s the right person for the cabinet post.



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