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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.

Trump and Boeing

By Muckety

December 6, 2016 at 10:57am

Bloomberg, eTrade and the other online financial news and trading sites are going to need a new sort of chart tracking both stock prices and Donald Trump’s tweets.

Whatever you call it - voter suppression, depression, targeted campaign messages - the tactic worked for Trump

By Gary Jacobson

December 5, 2016 at 3:27pm

Looking back, it was a remarkable story, perhaps the most remarkable of the entire presidential campaign. As much as anything before or after, it helps us understand how we elected Donald Trump president.

Mattis selected as Trump’s secretary of defense

By Muckety

December 1, 2016 at 5:21pm

James Mattis, former chief of U.S. Central Command, has been chosen as the Trump administration’s nominee for secretary of defense, the Washington Post reports.

A basket of billionaires

By Laurie Bennett

November 30, 2016 at 9:00am

Today’s billionaires-in-the-cabinet count: One and a fraction, not including the boss.



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