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2017 eclipse showered Wyoming with visitors and money
An economic analysis of last summer's total eclipse found that nearly 192,000 people traveled to Wyoming to view the event
Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017
Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside." These were some of the people, topics and memes that trended to the top of Google searches in 2017. The search terms reflected
Tom Price resigns amid travel controversy
Trump asked the secretary of health and human services to resign after it was revealed that he had repeatedly chartered private planes for government travel.
How 4 top Trump administration officials have drawn scrutiny for their travel
President Donald Trump expressed his dissatisfaction Wednesday with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price as Price faces multiple investigations into his use of chartered aircraft for government travel. "I'm not happy about it, and I will let him know it," said Trump. Asked by reporters if
House Oversight Committee opens investigation into Trump administration travel
The House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into federal agency travel, following a series of reports of Trump cabinet secretaries using government and private aircraft for official and personal travel. Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, and Elijah Cummings , D-Maryland, have
Mnuchin questions reported cost of flying on military jets
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sought to defend his controversial use of military jets for domestic business travel today, and challenged ABC News' reporting that it costs $25,000 an hour to operate the aircraft by suggesting the network check those figures with the Pentagon . Pentagon documents
Mnuchin says use of costly gov't jet was necessary for 'secure communications'
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended his use of a costly government jet to make the short journey from New York City to Washington D.C. following an August meeting in Trump Tower. When asked about the travel by co-anchor Martha Raddatz on ABC News’ “This Week,” Mnuchin responded that it was
Treasury secretary under investigation for private plane use
Secretary Mnuchin is the latest Trump official to come under scrutiny for his use of taxpayer-funded private planes.
Mnuchin's travel: Investigators now probing another costly government flight
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin used a costly government jet to make the short journey from New York City to Washington D.C. following a meeting in Trump Tower last month, a flight that is now under review by department investigators, along with at least two other requests for government travel