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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.

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.

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.

The Rockefeller reach

By Laurie Bennett

August 1, 2017 at 9:15am

The Rockefeller name is iradicable, still shaping and reshaping the current geographic, financial, philanthropic landscape.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The money behind Cambridge Analytica campaigns

By Laurie Bennett

July 16, 2017 at 8:47am

Congress and the Justice Department are taking a close look at the Trump campaign’s digital operations, headed by Jared Kushner, McClatchy reported last week.

Trump brings in private contractors for Afghanistan plan

By Laurie Bennett

July 11, 2017 at 7:02pm

The Trump White House has brought in two businessmen to recommend strategies in Afghanistan, the New York Times reports.

Trump deflects on intel community findings about Russia

By Laurie Bennett

July 7, 2017 at 6:08am

On his European trip for the Group of 20 summit, President Donald Trump questioned the intelligence community’s unanimity on the likelihood of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election.

Robert Mueller assembles a crack team

By Laurie Bennett

July 2, 2017 at 2:07pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller has added yet another top lawyer to the battery of assistants investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Google takes a cue from Goldman Sachs

By Laurie Bennett

June 30, 2017 at 11:54am

When it comes to outside connections, Google has a long way to go before it can compete with Goldman Sachs, infamously branded as the vampire squid.

Deutsch Bank, the Russians and the Trump family

By Laurie Bennett

June 26, 2017 at 11:02am

A month before the election, Jared Kushner’s real estate company secured a $285 million loan from Deutsch Bank, the Washington Post reports.

The man at the center of the Russia probe

By Laurie Bennett

June 23, 2017 at 7:59am

The question on Washington’s lips: Has Michael Flynn flipped?

Flynn partner hires law firm experienced in corruption cases

By Laurie Bennett

June 20, 2017 at 1:37pm

Bijan Kian, former business partner of Michael Flynn, has brought in a law firm with a history of representing people embroiled in government corruption cases.

Trump pal selling stock, fighting Italian charges

By Laurie Bennett

June 10, 2017 at 10:53am

Like his friend and confidant Donald Trump, real estate investor Tom Barrack is having problems abroad.



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