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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Trump’s Choice For Commerce Secretary Leaves Russia Questions Unanswered

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IMAGE: Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, chairman of Invesco Ltd subsidiary WL Ross &amp; Co, departs Trump Tower after a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in New York, U.S., November 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson



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White House Power Player Jared Kushner Keeps Part Of His Real Estate Empire

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Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and the heir to a family real estate empire, has emerged as perhaps Donald Trump’s closest adviser. A near-constant presence by Trump’s side, his portfolio includes business, tax, political, and foreign policy matters.

Last month his lawyers outlined a plan under which they said Kushner would avoid any possibility that his White House work would overlap with his business interests.

The plan didn’t have much detail. But newly released documents and statements from the White House are making the picture clearer: Kushner is keeping parts of his family business.



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#EndorseThis: Conan Takes Up A Collection For Trump’s Wall

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The always helpful Conan O’Brien headed to Mexico to give President Trump a hand in financing his controversial pet project.  Roaming the streets of Mexico City, the affable TBS host brought a tiny brick wall “bank,” asking for coin donations from the Mexican people – whose reactions ranged from amused to angry.

Conan even offered special incentives and gifts to attract donations for Trump’s ridiculous wall, like a public radio pledge drive.  How successful was his effort? Just click.



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