Trump Swamp

Trump’s Tough Trade Talk Didn’t Stop His Admin From Waiving Steel Tariffs
Top Federal Labor Agency Fires Its Union

I’m not sure about the legalities of this. But it seems kind of remarkable. Federal Labor Relations Authority Chairwoman Colleen Duffy Kiko has announced that she’s decertifying the authority’s own union. In other words, she’s firing the agency’s union. Read More

The Lobbying Swamp Is Flourishing In Trump’s Washington
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., joined at left by Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., makes a point as the House Ways and Means Committee continues its debate over the Republican tax reform package, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The construction site for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters in Washington, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Seth Frotman, the nation’s top government official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market is resigning, citing what he says is the White House’s open hostility toward protecting student loan borrowers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21:  on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Memo: Trump Inaugural Chair’s Firm Aimed To Exploit Admin, Foreigner Connections
The memo outlines how Colony, the company founded by Tom Barrack, an investor who chaired the inaugural, aimed to exploit its connections to Donald Trump. Federal prosecutors are conducting a wide-ranging probe into the nonprofit that ran the inaugural.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: (L-R) U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue of the Eastern District of New York announce new criminal charges against Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei at the Department of Justice January 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Justice Department is charging Huawei and its American affiliate with theft of trade secrets, wire fraud, and obstruction of justice. The recent arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada has strained relations between the United States and China as the Trump administration seeks to have her extradited to the U.S. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
on July 30, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Trump’s VA Bucks Lawmakers And Some Veterans Groups With Private Care Push
The administration proposed new rules on paying for more veterans to see private doctors, but the lack of details makes the fiscal impact unclear.
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