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Inside Donald Trump's Wealthy Cabinet and Administration Picks
While Donald Trump's cabinet selection process is far from finished -- there are still eight spots that have not been announced -- nearly all of the picks that have been announced are wealthy individuals, in addition to himself. By comparison, when then-President George W. Bush assembled his
Trump's Pick for Deputy Commerce Secretary Worked Against Him During the Election
Mitt Romney isn't the only former critic of President-elect Donald Trump that may become a key member of the Trump administration. Trump chose Todd Ricketts, an outspoken opponent of Trump's presidential bid, as his deputy commerce secretary. Todd Ricketts had backed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
The Cubs' Family Trust
T om Ricketts is standing on a ramp at the edge of Wrigley Field, outlining his vision for the neighborhood. "There's the office building," says the Cubs' co-owner and chairman, pointing to the right in the muggy midsummer dusk. He draws his finger down to a spot just outside the stadium wall.
Meet The Chicken Mogul, Baseball Owner and Trump Brother Funding The 2016 Campaigns
It’s all about the money in the race for 2016. Super PACs — outside groups that can raise unlimited money to spend for presidential candidates — need to release their donors and total money by Friday night at midnight. Not all the reports are in, but we are already starting to learn which
Barack Obama joins Twitter; follows all Chicago pro teams except Cubs
He has been living outside of Chicago for six years, but President Barack Obama is still loyal to his teams. The president announced on Monday at 11:41 a.m. ET that he had finally gotten his own personal Twitter account as @POTUS. Of the 65 accounts that he is following, 58 are political, 3 are the
Meet 2014's Top Mega-Donors
The overwhelming number of Americans who will vote in the mid-term elections on Nov. 5 won't have contributed a penny to their candidates' campaigns. But a handful of people will have given more. A lot more. More than a quarter of the $6 billion contributed to campaigns in 2012 came from about
Bruning Concedes Neb. GOP Governor Primary to Ricketts
Despite a slim margin separating the candidates, Attorney General Jon Bruning called challenger Pete Ricketts to concede the Nebraska GOP gubernatorial primary Tuesday. “Sometimes you fight hard and come up short,” he wrote online. I have called @RickettsForGov to concede. Sometimes you fight hard
It's Primary Season: Nebraska and West Virginia Go to the Polls
Another Tuesday, another Primary Day as Nebraska and West Virginia voters go to the polls today. The key race today is the GOP Senate primary in Nebraska and it is the tea party’s best shot at victory, but it’s not exactly a clear tea party...
Know When To Fold 'Em: Wave of Retirements Sweep Congress (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES AND THEN THERE WERE THREE: Three members of Congress — one veteran Democratic House member, Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, and two Republicans — Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., and Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa — announced yesterday that they will not be...
New Hampshire Campaign Begins Without Scott Brown
Scott Brown hasn't announced whether he will run for U.S. Senate from New Hampshire yet, but the race has already started. He is closing on his home in Wrentham, Mass., and heading to live in New Hampshire and even tweeting his position against the congressional budget compromise, but the former