Marilyn Geewax

Marilyn Geewax appears in the following:

Hurricane Season Takes Its Toll On Home Sales And Builder Optimism

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The recent enormous storms have hit the industry hard, with several signs turning negative. But economists expect a rebound when the weather improves.

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Trump Turns To 43-Year-Old 'America First' Trade Law To Pressure China

Monday, August 14, 2017

President Trump asked his top trade adviser to determine whether to launch a probe into Chinese trade practices, particularly those forcing U.S. companies in China to turn over intellectual property.

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Top Trump Aide Says Ethics Filings Discourage Potential Government Employees

Thursday, July 27, 2017

In an interview on Fox & Friends, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway called federal disclosure rules "disincentivising" for qualified people who might otherwise want to join the administration.

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Democrats Want To Probe Trump Ties To Deutsche Bank. GOP Says, No Thanks

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

President Trump has a special relationship with Deutsche Bank. Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee wanted a probe of the German bank. Republicans said no. Here's the back story.

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The Question Hanging Over Washington: Did Donald Trump Jr. Break The Law?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Trump Jr.'s email exchange concerning a meeting with a Russian attorney last year has raised questions about a federal law that prohibits foreign nationals from aiding U.S. political campaigns.

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Ethics Office Director Walter Shaub Resigns, Saying Rules Need To Be Tougher

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Shaub, who has had many battles with the Trump administration, says he is quitting to become a legal activist. He says the "current situation" shows tougher ethics action is needed.

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Democratic Lawmakers Sue Trump, Handing The President Another Legal Challenge

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Members of Congress say President Trump is violating the Constitution by profiting from foreign governments — without congressional consent. The more than 190 Democrats want the court to make it stop.

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Attorneys General Of Maryland And D.C. Sue Trump Over His Businesses

Monday, June 12, 2017

Another lawsuit has been filed to force President Trump to sell off his businesses. But this one is different: It was filed on behalf of attorneys general in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Trump Administration Calls For Lawsuit About His Businesses To Be Dismissed

Friday, June 09, 2017

The president filed a motion maintaining the court doesn't have jurisdiction over the subject matter. A nonprofit group says that Trump is violating the Constitution's Emolument Clause.

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Trump Administration Names More Former Lobbyists With Ethics Waivers

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The White House has put out the names of federal agency officials who sought dispensation from ethics rules. Critics question whether the list reflects the full scope of conflicts of interest.

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Senator Wants A List of Trump Business Associates; Mnuchin Wants A Note

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown wants Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to spell out all of the Trump family business ties. But so far, that list has not been provided. The two tangled over it.

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Trump's Lawyers Deny He Has Russian Income Or Debt, 'With A Few Exceptions'

Friday, May 12, 2017

President Trump's attorneys say his tax returns don't show financial ties to Russians, with some exceptions, such as the time he got $95 million from a Russian billionaire.

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Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

Monday, May 08, 2017

Jared Kushner's sister recently pitched a New Jersey project to investors in China. Such investors could get a crack at an immigration visa to the United States in exchange for $500,000.

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Amid Presidential Access Questions, Former Trump Campaign Manager Quits Lobbying Firm

Friday, May 05, 2017

After criticism that the controversial Corey Lewandowski promised access to the president and hadn't registered as a lobbyist, he's stepping aside and says he will focus on speaking engagements.

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State Department Removes Webpage Featuring Trump's For-Profit Club, Mar-A-Lago

Monday, April 24, 2017

After criticism from those who thought the page was an inappropriate use of taxpayer funds, a State Department official said that the intention was to inform and that "we regret any misperception."

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As Trump Inquiries Flood Ethics Office, Director Looks To House For Action

Monday, April 17, 2017

Walter Shaub of the Office of Government Ethics, which lacks enforcement power, says the House Oversight Committee does not seem to be matching the surge of concern about the Trump administration.

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GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The General Services Administration says while the contract bars elected officials, the Trump Organization may lease the Old Post Office because President Trump moved his businesses into a trust.

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Ivanka Trump's Move To The White House Raises Questions About Ethics

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ethics experts say Ivanka's dual role as a business owner and West Wing adviser raises concerns about nepotism and conflict of interest. Ivanka says she will comply voluntarily with ethics rules.

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At Trump's D.C. Hotel, A U.S.-Turkey Relations Conference Stirs Up Ethics Questions

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Holding the event at the Trump hotel could be seen as a way to "purchase access to the Trump administration by enriching President Trump and his family," says government ethics scholar Kathleen Clark.

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China OKs 38 Trump Trademarks; Critics Say It Violates Emoluments Clause

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Chinese Trademark Office had denied Trump those naming rights for a decade even as Chinese-owned businesses used his name without paying licensing fees.

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