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Wilbur Ross’ financial disclosure rejected by federal ethics agency

Wilbur Ross’ financial disclosure rejected by federal ethics agency

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated his ethics agreement and submitted a financial disclosure form that “was not accurate,” according to the Office of Government Ethics. Emory Rounds, the director of the Office of Government Ethics, wrote that Ross reported in his annual financial disclosure that he sold bank stock that other reports indicate he did…MORE

General Motors CEO visits Toledo plant where nooses, ‘whites-only’ signs hung

General Motors CEO visits Toledo plant where nooses, ‘whites-only’ signs hung

GM CEO Mary Barra visited employees on Tuesday at a Toledo, Ohio, plant that has been alleged to be the site of racial discrimination and harassment, and told employees all complaints are being taken seriously. “The meetings with employees covered regular business aspects, as well as workplace behavior and culture issues,” said David Caldwell, GM’s…MORE

White House moves forward with wall funding despite lawsuits

White House moves forward with wall funding despite lawsuits

The White House is moving forward with plans to shift existing federal funds to pay for construction of a wall on the southern border, a senior administration official said. In the face of several lawsuits challenging Trump’s authority to declare a national emergency to reallocate billions of dollars toward a border wall, the White House…MORE

White House press shop loses longtime staffer

White House press shop loses longtime staffer

The White House communications team is losing a longtime member as Lindsay Walters is set to depart the administration. Walters will leave her post as deputy press secretary in April for a role as vice president of US public affairs at public relations firm Edelman, the White House announced Tuesday alongside a series of glowing…MORE

Citizen scientist discovers ancient astrophysical object

Citizen scientist discovers ancient astrophysical object

A volunteer citizen scientist working with a NASA project has found the coldest, oldest-known white dwarf, and it’s surrounded by rings of dust and debris, according to a study published Tuesday in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Researchers believe it may be the first white dwarf known to have multiple rings. A white dwarf is what’s…MORE

Aides caution Trump as he looks to Kim summit for boost

Aides caution Trump as he looks to Kim summit for boost

There were more cameras at his first summit with Kim Jong Un than the Academy Awards, President Donald Trump likes to boast to fellow foreign leaders. When he greets the North Korean dictator again next week in Hanoi (days after this year’s Oscars, as it happens), Trump hopes the flashes are just as bright. Around…MORE

US officials warn ISIS’ Afghanistan branch poses a major threat

US officials warn ISIS’ Afghanistan branch poses a major threat

ISIS’ Afghanistan-based affiliate has emerged as a major threat capable of carrying out direct attacks on the US and is actively using its members’ social media to acquire contacts in the United States, a US intelligence official in Afghanistan tells CNN. “They are closest to having the capacity to attack the homeland from Afghanistan,” the…MORE

1 sentence that explains Donald Trump and the Russia investigation

1 sentence that explains Donald Trump and the Russia investigation

The New York Times published a 4,536-word opus on President Donald Trump’s two-year-long (and running!) attempt to thwart the multiple investigations into his 2016 presidential campaign and its ties to Russia. The entire thing is worth reading. It’s chock-a-block with news — like that Trump reportedly asked acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to install an…MORE

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