Tag: cash

Trump friends, former staff cash in on COVID-19 crisis

July 7, 2020
A former deputy assistant secretary for legislation in the Department of Health and Human Services under Trump, Courtney Lawrence, is now a lobbyist for health insurance giant Cigna. The spouse of former White House counsel Don McGahn, Shannon McGahn, worked for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in 2017-18. Now she’s the top lobbyist for the National

‘Broke’ Chronicles a City Out of Cash and Awash in Desperation

December 10, 2019
NonfictionAn abandoned home on Detroit’s east side, 2017.Credit...Erin Kirkland for The New York TimesWhen you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission.BROKE Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises By Jodie Adams KirshnerDetroit does not have the luxury of solving one problem at a time. It has…

How Russia Meddles Abroad for Profit: Cash, Trolls and a Cult Leader

December 9, 2019
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — The Russians were hard to miss. They appeared suddenly last year in Madagascar’s traffic-snarled capital, carrying backpacks stuffed with cash and campaign swag decorated with the name of Madagascar’s president.It was one of Russia’s most overt attempts at election interference to date. Working from their headquarters in a resort hotel, the Russians…

President Trump’s Record 2020 Cash Isn’t Trickling Down to Vulnerable Senate Republicans

October 25, 2019
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is raising record amounts of cash for his 2020 reelection. But that fundraising might isn’t spilling over to the most vulnerable Republicans fighting to hold onto their seats in a narrowly divided Senate. During the third quarter, former astronaut Mark Kelly took in $2.5 million more than Republican Sen. Martha…