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Anti-Trump New York State AG Raked In Campaign Donations From An Oil Tycoon With Ties To Putin

Tennessee Star

One of the attorneys general who has sought probes against the Trump administration has accepted large individual campaign donations from an energy tycoon with connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin. New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has accepted more than $60,000 in small donations from Leonard Blavatnik, a Ukrainian-born energy…

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Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors This Year: White House

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have decided to skip this year’s Kennedy Center honors events because they don’t want to cause a “political distraction,” the White House announced Saturday. The arts awards are traditionally hosted by the president and first lady and past ceremonies included a White House…

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What Does Tillerson’s ‘Rooney Rule’ Mean for the State Department?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday announced a diversity initiative for the State Department that requires the consideration of at least one minority candidate every time an ambassador position becomes available. Tillerson did not mention it by name, but the program closely resembles a 2003 diversity initiative in the…

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Commentary: Can General John Kelly Put An End to the White House Staff Soap Opera?

by Jeffrey A. Rendall   For the sheer amount of soap-opera quality media coverage the White House staff has prompted since President Trump was sworn-in on Inauguration Day, the most recent personnel moves in the executive mansion have created surprisingly little controversy by comparison. In a nutshell you could characterize…

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