White House orders agencies to ignore Democrats’ oversight requests

 Posted by on 2017-06-02 at 14:17  corruption, democracy, donald trump, federal government, News, Politics, Reblog, republican party, trump, usa  Comments Off on White House orders agencies to ignore Democrats’ oversight requests
Jun 022017
 

The White House is telling federal agencies to blow off Democratic lawmakers’ oversight requests, as Republicans fear the information could be weaponized against President Donald Trump.

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Wilbur Ross presided over Russian deal while at Bank of Cyprus

 Posted by on 2017-03-23 at 19:18  corruption, donald trump, finance, government, Reblog, russia, trump  Comments Off on Wilbur Ross presided over Russian deal while at Bank of Cyprus
Mar 232017
 

Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration’s new commerce secretary, presided over a deal with a Russian businessman with ties to Vladimir Putin while serving in his previous role as vice-chairman of the Bank of Cyprus.

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Senators demand inquiry into whether Trump pick broke insider trading laws

 Posted by on 2017-01-05 at 17:27  cleptocacy, corptocacy, corruption, government, Reblog, republican party, trump  Comments Off on Senators demand inquiry into whether Trump pick broke insider trading laws
Jan 052017
 

Democrats cited report saying Tom Price traded more than $300,000 in shares in healthcare companies while pushing legislation that could influence stock prices 14.18 EST Last modified on Thursday 5 January 2017 14.

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Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: a visual guide

 Posted by on 2016-12-01 at 20:22  corruption, donald trump, government, News, Politics, Reblog, trump, usa  Comments Off on Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: a visual guide
Dec 012016
 


If family members stay involved with the Trump Organization, the Trump administration would need to enforce “a clear firewall … so that these family members have no involvement with policy decisions at the White House”, the letter argued.

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AT&T and Comcast helped elected official write plan to stall Google Fiber

 Posted by on 2016-09-19 at 23:06  comcast, corruption, Internet, monopoly, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on AT&T and Comcast helped elected official write plan to stall Google Fiber
Sep 192016
 

As the Nashville Metro Council prepares for a final vote to give Google Fiber faster access to utility poles, one council member is sponsoring an alternative plan that comes from AT&T and Comcast.

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A pharmaceutical company is fighting marijuana legalization because it would ‘significantly limit’ the commercial success of one of its drugs

 Posted by on 2016-09-13 at 18:51  big pharma, cannabis, corruption, drug reform, drug war, drugs, health, marijuana, Reblog, war on drugs  Comments Off on A pharmaceutical company is fighting marijuana legalization because it would ‘significantly limit’ the commercial success of one of its drugs
Sep 132016
 

Proposition 205, an initiative to legalize and commercialize marijuana, is hitting the ballot in Arizona on November 8.

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