Recording Reveals Oil Industry Execs Laughing at Trump Access

Recording Reveals Oil Industry Execs Laughing at Trump Access

Lance Williams is a senior reporter for Reveal, focusing on money and politics. Gathered for a private meeting at a beachside Ritz-Carlton in Southern California, the oil executives were celebrating a colleague’s sudden rise. David Bernhardt, their former lawyer, had been appointed by President Donald Trump to the powerful No. 2 spot at the Department…
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Ocasio-Cortez, other Democrats squeeze big banks on guns, immigration, climate

Sources at the big banks say Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other lawmakers are taking up issues that have long been raised by activists looking to pressure the companies. | Lars Niki/Getty Images for The Athena Film Festival Finance "Not everything has to be done through legislation explicitly," Ocasio-Cortez told POLITICO. By ZACHARY WARMBRODT 03/23/2019 06:42…
New Jersey’s high stakes battle to legalize marijuana

New Jersey’s high stakes battle to legalize marijuana

“I don’t know that we’re there yet,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday, referring to whether there is enough support in the Legislature to pass the pot legalization bill. “I don’t know that we’ll be there on Monday.” | Seth Wenig/AP Photo New Jersey Intraparty skirmishes among Democrats could jeopardize Gov. Phil Murphy’s push…
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Shanahan’s nomination to head Pentagon on ice

President Donald Trump and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan (right) during a Cabinet meeting in January. Shanahan is still in the mix to head the Defense Department, but recent events and his own missteps haven't done him any favors. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Patrick Shanahan’s expected promotion to permanently head the Defense Department has stalled…
Trump picks TV-friendly ally to rock the Fed

Trump picks TV-friendly ally to rock the Fed

President Donald Trump’s selection of Stephen Moore, who is also a regular contributor to CNN, indicates that Trump is looking for a more sympathetic voice on the Fed. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump's nominee for a seat on the Federal Reserve board, has called for Chairman Jerome Powell and the Fed's…
Gaetz drafting ‘Green Real Deal’ climate resolution

Gaetz drafting ‘Green Real Deal’ climate resolution

The draft resolution circulated by Rep. Matt Gaetz acknowledges climate change as a threat to national security but does not set targets for future carbon cuts. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) is circulating a “Green Real Deal” resolution to counter the “Green New Deal” floated by Democrats, according to a draft copy…
Trump reverses North Korea sanctions a day after they were announced

Trump reverses North Korea sanctions a day after they were announced

President Donald Trump "likes Chairman Kim" of North Korea and no longer feels sanctions are necessary, according to a White House statement. | Tuan Mark/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Friday declared he would reverse new sanctions on North Korea that his administration rolled out just a day before, deepening concerns that the ostensible leader…
Biden draws on Obama donor network to jump-start 2020 bid

Biden draws on Obama donor network to jump-start 2020 bid

Barack Obama and Joe Biden arrive for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017. As Biden moves closer to a campaign for president, the question of how he would fund that campaign has loomed over his decision. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images 2020 elections The former vice president is counting on major Obama…
‘I know the fear of it’: How Pramila Jayapal shepherds the freshman Dems

‘I know the fear of it’: How Pramila Jayapal shepherds the freshman Dems

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian-American woman elected to the House of Representatives, has vaulted from liberal backbencher to co-leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. | AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Rep. Ilhan Omar stood alone near the back of the House chamber earlier this month, glancing at her phone and seemingly oblivious to the remarkable…
Some Democrats want more than just Trump’s personal tax returns

Some Democrats want more than just Trump’s personal tax returns

Some liberal Democrats say lawmakers should demand President Donald Trump's business tax filings in addition to his personal tax returns. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo Congress Trump's business returns could reveal much, much more. By BRIAN FALER 03/22/2019 05:04 AM EDT Top Democratic lawmakers are preparing to request President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns, but some…

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