2020 ELECTION/JOE BIDEN/PUBLIC FIGURES: “Donald Trump raged after Elon Musk revealed he voted for President Joe Biden in the 2020 election. The former president claimed Twitter’s billionaire owner told him he’d voted for him, then petulantly said he actually ‘didn’t care’ either way… ‘I don’t believe Elon Musk voted for Biden, not for a minute!’ […]

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2020 ELECTION/PUBLIC FIGURES/RELIGION: “Televangelist Pat Robertson acknowledged on Monday’s 700 Club that President-elect Joe Biden won, predicted “we’ll be seeing a President Kamala Harris not too long after the inauguration of President Biden,” and said it’s time for President Trump to concede and retire from politics. Robertson, a leading voice of the religious right since […]

Read More… from 12/21/2020


PUBLIC FIGURES: [Reporter: “Mr. President, do you plan on paying your respects to Congressman Lewis either today or tomorrow on the Capitol?”] “No, I won’t be going. No.” -Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure,” whitehouse.gov, July 27, 2020 […]

Read More… from 7/27/2020


NASA/PUBLIC FIGURES/TECHNOLOGY: “After achieving success as an Internet entrepreneur, he [Elon Musk] could have spent his fortune doing anything, including yachting, lots of things. He could do lots of things. But in 2002, he began pouring tens of millions of dollars of his own money into research and development for a new rocket… SpaceX has […]

Read More… from 5/30/2020


BORDER/CLINTONS/JIMMY CARTER/MEXICO/MIKE PENCE/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “The Latest on President Donald Trump’s claim that his predecessors endorsed his idea of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump’s recent claim that his predecessors endorsed his idea of a U.S.-Mexico border wall was an ‘impression.’ Trump […]

Read More… from 1/8/2019


JIMMY CARTER/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “Former President Jimmy Carter denied ever supporting President Donald Trump’s border wall, contradicting the current commander in chief’s claim that previous presidents confided they regret not building a physical barrier on the southern border…Carter’s statement joins other denials from all other living presidents, with the exception of Barack Obama, whose spokesperson […]

Read More… from 1/7/2019


BUSH FAMILY/CLINTONS/JIMMY CARTER/OBAMA/TRUMP FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The nation’s most exclusive fraternity — the presidents club — assembled Wednesday [12-5-18] to mourn George H.W. Bush, putting on public display its uneasy relationship with the current occupant of the Oval Office. The uncomfortable reunion brought President Donald Trump together in the same pew with past White House […]

Read More… from 12/5/2018


IRAN/JOHN KERRY/MIKE POMPEO/NUCLEAR/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted his predecessor John Kerry for ‘unseemly and unprecedented’ behavior after Kerry said he had met Iranian officials since leaving office…During interviews to promote his new book, Kerry told an interviewer that he has met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif three or four times since […]

Read More… from 9/14/2018


AL GORE/CLIMATE CHANGE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Friday [8-11-17] that President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate change agreement was fueling, rather than weakening, momentum among environmental activists. Gore, whose follow-up to his 2006 Oscar-winning documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is showing in movie theaters worldwide this month, said […]

Read More… from 8/11/2017


DAN COATS/INTELLIGENCE/MIKE ROGERS/RUSSIA: “Two of the nation’s top intelligence officials said Wednesday [6-7-17] they did not feel pressure to interfere with the FBI’s ongoing Russia investigation amid reports that President Donald Trump had asked them to push back against the probe. ‘In the three-plus years that I have been director of the National Security Agency, […]

Read More… from 6/7/2017


CLIMATE CHANGE/ELON MUSK: “Elon Musk says he’ll step down from President Donald Trump’s advisory councils if he decides to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. The CEO of both Tesla (TSLA) and SpaceX tweeted Wednesday [5-31-17] that he’s done everything possible to lobby the president to keep the U.S. in the treaty. ‘Don’t know which […]

Read More… from 5/31/2017


FBI/TRUMP PEOPLE/JOE LIEBERMAN: “Former U.S. Senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman has withdrawn from consideration to be the next director of the FBI, citing the potential for an appearance of a conflict of interest, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday [5-25-17]. In a letter to President Donald Trump, Lieberman cited his work […]

Read More… from 5/25/2017


LEGAL/POLITICS/TRUMP PEOPLE/GREG GIANFORTE: “Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in Montana’s special congressional election, has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly body slammed a reporter and broke his glasses on Wednesday [5-23-17] night. The altercation took place at Gianforte’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana, the night before the state’s special election. It sent political […]

Read More… from 5/25/2017


FBI/JOHN CORNYN/POLITICS: “Sen. John Cornyn, the second ranking Republican in the Senate, has asked to be removed from consideration to be the next FBI director, the Texan said in a statement. ‘Now more than ever the country needs a well-credentialed, independent FBI Director,’ Cornyn said. ‘I’ve informed the Administration that I’m committed to helping them […]

Read More… from 5/16/2017


CONNIE PATRICK/DHS: “CNN has learned the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) — which trains a majority of the nation’s federal officers and agents — is stepping down amid investigations by the Office of Inspector General for DHS and by both oversight committees on Capitol Hill. Connie Patrick, […]

Read More… from 5/1/2017


HHS/PUBLIC FIGURES/TRUMP PEOPLE/VIVEK MURTHY/TOM PRICE: “Surgeon General Vivek Murthy resigned at the request of the White House after assisting in the transition to the Trump administration. Dr. Murthy’s deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, will assume the position of acting surgeon general. Trent-Adams, a 24-year veteran of the corps, also served as its chief nurse officer […]

Read More… from 4/24/2017


POLITICS/JON OSSOFF: “Jon Ossoff, a Democrat making his first bid for elective office, narrowly missed winning outright in a heavily conservative House district in Georgia on Wednesday [4-19-17], throwing a scare into Republicans in a special congressional election that was seen as an early referendum on President Trump. Mr. Ossoff received 48.1 percent of the […]

Read More… from 4/19/2017


POLITICS/SEC/TRUMP PEOPLE/JAY CLAYTON: “The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday approved Jay Clayton to head the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Trump administration, sending the nominee to the Senate floor for a final vote. Mr. Clayton has called for scaling back regulations to prod more companies to go public while expressing skepticism that large corporate […]

Read More… from 04/04/2017


EDUCATION/TRUMP PEOPLE/CARLOS G MUNIZ/CANDICE E. JACKSON: “A lawyer who represented Florida State University in an explosive sexual assault case and another lawyer who during the 2016 presidential campaign accused Hillary Clinton of enabling sexual predators have been chosen for key roles in the Department of Education, raising fears that the agency could pull back from […]

Read More… from 04/04/2017


TRUMP PEOPLE/KATIE WALSH: “Katie Walsh, the White House deputy chief of staff and one of the only women working in a senior role in the West Wing, is moving on, her now-former boss Reince Priebus said Thursday. The former RNC staffer was the top aide for Priebus, the White House chief of staff, who tried […]

Read More… from 03/30/2017


AIR FORCE/MILITARY/TRUMP PEOPLE/HEATHER WILSON: “The third time seems to be the charm for President Donald Trump’s military service nominees. After Trump’s picks for Army and Navy secretary both withdrew amid problems with their financial vetting, Air Force secretary nominee Heather Wilson is moving forward with her confirmation. The Senate Armed Services Committee has scheduled a […]

Read More… from 3/27/2017


CONFLICT OF INTEREST/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/KELLYANNE CONWAY/GEORGE CONWAY: “President Trump is expected to nominate the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, to run the Justice Department’s civil division, two sources familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. If confirmed by the Senate, George Conway would lead an office that would handle legal challenges to major […]

Read More… from 3/20/2017


AMBASSADOR/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE/JON HUNTSMAN: “Former Utah governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has accepted President Donald Trump’s offer to serve as the next ambassador to Russia, several senior administration officials told CNN. If confirmed, Huntsman would become one of the highest-profile US ambassadors, helming the diplomatic mission to a country that has seen its […]

Read More… from 3/09/2017


CABINET/SEC/TRUMP PEOPLE/JAY CLAYTON: “After spending years cultivating an elite roster of Wall Street and corporate clients, Jay Clayton will now be responsible for policing some of those same types of companies. Mr. Clayton, a longtime partner at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell who is President Trump’s pick to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, […]

Read More… from 3/08/2017


HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/JOHN BOEHNER: “Former House Speaker John Boehner threw cold water Thursday [2-23-17] on the prospect of congressional Republicans following through on their pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. ‘They’ll fix Obamacare,’ the former Ohio congressman predicted at a conference hosted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society in Orlando, Florida. ‘I […]

Read More… from 2/23/2017


ETHICS/LEGAL/ERWIN CHEMERINSKY: “[Erwin] Chemerinsky is something of an icon in the field of Constitutional law. Now, making news as one of a team of lawyers from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington – CREW – suing President Donald Trump for allegedly violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, Chemerinsky is facing an unusual opportunity. There is no […]

Read More… from 2/14/2017