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Head of NSA and CYBERCOM faces an uncertain future

By Laurie Bennett

August 20, 2017 at 9:55am

Friday was such a big news day that it was easy to overlook a story that could have important implications for the Russia investigation.

Arts leaders resign from Trump panel

By Muckety

August 19, 2017 at 9:36am

All 16 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned Friday, in protest of President Trump’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville, VA.

Greatest contortionist of Trump White House is gone

By Laurie Bennett

August 18, 2017 at 12:27pm

Steve Bannon, chief strategist and senior counselor to President Donald Trump, is leaving the administration.

Trump disbands business panels

By Muckety

August 16, 2017 at 12:37pm

With executives continuing to flee Trump business advisory roles, the president announced Wednesday that he would disband two top panels - the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative and the Strategic and Policy Forum.

More names join Trump’s list of dearly and not so dearly departed

By Laurie Bennett

August 14, 2017 at 11:34am

Merck chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier is resigning from the Donald Trump’s manufacturing council because of the president’s failure to condemn white supremacists and their actions in Charlottesville, VA.

Report: FBI raided home of Trump campaign manager

By Muckety

August 9, 2017 at 12:02pm

The FBI conducted a pre-dawn search last month of the home of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the Washington Post reports.

Sinclair looks to expand its conservative broadcast network

By Laurie Bennett

August 8, 2017 at 6:06am

After decades of quietly building a nationwide network of TV stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group is now in the spotlight.

Flynn reveals ties to Cambridge Analytica

By Laurie Bennett

August 4, 2017 at 5:26am

In yet another revised financial disclosure filing, former national security adviser Michael Flynn will reveal ties to the big-data firm central to the Trump campaign, the Associated Press reports.

Report: Grand jury impaneled in Russia probe

By Muckety

August 3, 2017 at 3:09pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly has impaneled a grand jury to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

New record for shortest tenure in Trump administration

By Muckety

July 31, 2017 at 1:53pm

Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director, the New York Times reports.

How much blame should go to Wells Fargo directors?

By Laurie Bennett

July 30, 2017 at 6:58am

Wells Fargo (WFC), already reeling from revelations that it fraudulently opened accounts in customers’ names, has been hit with a new scandal.

Priebus is out

By Muckety

July 28, 2017 at 4:36pm

Reince Priebus has been forced out as President Trump’s chief of staff.

Donald Trump’s many potential conflicts

By Laurie Bennett

July 27, 2017 at 9:16am

The list of the Trump administration’s potential conflicts of interest lengthens with every revised financial statement filed by a family member or appointee.

Tech companies in Trumpland: Lobbying more than ever

By Laurie Bennett

July 22, 2017 at 6:16am

Amazon, Apple and Google are spending millions to win friends in Washington, Recode points out.

Sean Spicer quits

By Laurie Bennett

July 21, 2017 at 12:48pm

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday, after a disagreement with President Trump about the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as new communications director.

John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

By Laurie Bennett

July 19, 2017 at 7:17pm

Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, Sanjay Gupta reports on CNN.

Baseball players and politicians

By Laurie Bennett

July 19, 2017 at 2:45pm

Watching the clip of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie catch a foul ball at a Mets game Tuesday got us to thinking about politics and baseball.

Huntsman nominated as ambassador to Russia

By Muckety

July 19, 2017 at 9:59am

Donald Trump has nominated former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. to be U.S. ambassador to Russia.

Another lobbyist tapped by Trump administration

By Muckety

July 17, 2017 at 2:44pm

John Bartrum, a partner with Squire Patton Boggs, has been nominated to be assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, Politico reports.

The lawyers are coming! The lawyers are coming!

By Laurie Bennett

July 17, 2017 at 7:42am

Lawyers are descending on Donald Trump, his administration and his family, attracted to the White House and its troubles like stray cats to catnip.



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