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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.

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.

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.

Muckety winners and losers of 2016

By Laurie Bennett

January 6, 2017 at 11:22am

No one in our database lost more potential Muckety in 2016 than Hillary Clinton.

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.

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.”

Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99

By Muckety

December 19, 2016 at 8:06am

Actress and serial bride Zsa Zsa Gabor died Sunday. She was 99.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mnuchin picked as Treasury secretary

By Laurie Bennett

November 30, 2016 at 6:53am

Steven Mnuchin, the national finance chairman for the Trump presidential campaign, is Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, the New York Times reports.


  • The enormity of the U.S. Intelligence Community
    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.

    Immigration ban strains Trump relations with Silicon Valley
    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
    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
    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.

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

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