Marilyn Geewax appears in the following:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
President Trump is proposing a budget plan that gives up the fight against deficit spending, which has long been a Republican goal. But Trump's budget concedes that goal; tax revenues will not catch up to spending as far as the eye can see.
Monday, January 01, 2018
Economists and market analysts are optimistic about the outlook for the new year. Most are predicting continued job growth, rising stock prices and healthy profits. But slow wage growth could hurt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.