Donald Trump is assembling the richest administration in modern American history

When George W. Bush assembled his first Cabinet in 2001, news reports dubbed them a team of millionaires, and government watchdogs questioned whether they were out of touch with most Americans’ problems. Combined, that group had an inflation-adjusted net worth of about $250 million — which is roughly one-tenth the wealth of Donald Trump’s nominee for commerce secretary alone. Trump is […]

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Could Ryan defy White House history?

No House Speaker has ever been elected president except James Polk in 1844, who had left the Speakership by then to serve as Tennessee’s governor. That history suggests the odds against Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) being elected president are high. Indeed, many believed he closed the door on any future White House bid once he decided to run for Speaker last month. Ryan is now the head of […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Burden of History

Everything old is new again for the Clintons, as documents reveal White House secrets. Buried in the 10,000 pages of documents released by the Clinton Presidential Library Friday is one bearing the customized stamp “Document Produced To Independent Counsel.” Created to help track the untold number of documents produced for independent counsel Ken Starr’s investigations of the Clintons, the stamp […]

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Barack Obama Will Try to Outrun History at 2014 State of the Union

Once upon a time, Barack Obama could deliver a game-changing speech. His 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote address thrust him into national headlines, his Philadelphia speech on race closed the book on the Reverend Jeremiah Wright furor, and his eulogy brought the nation together after the Tucson shooting involving Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Obama’s oratory has always been the most powerful […]

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