George Clooney takes aim at powerhouse D.C. lobbying firm over its ties to the Sudanese government

George Clooney takes aim at powerhouse D.C. lobbying firm over its ties to the Sudanese government

Hollywood actor-activist George Clooney has taken aim at the prominent D.C. lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs in a searing new op-ed for Time, denouncing the firm for agreeing to represent the Sudanese government in its efforts to lift long-standing U.S. sanctions against the country. “The firm will be paid $40,000 a month by a government that’s on the […] Helena Andrews and Emily Heil Powered by WPeMatico

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Rex Tillerson puts his luxury vacation home in Texas on the market for $4 million

Rex Tillerson puts his luxury vacation home in Texas on the market for $4 million

Calling all high rollers looking for a swanky getaway in Texas Hill Country: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson just put his luxury lakefront home in Texas on the market for $4 million. The mansion is situated on Applehead Island, a posh, 80-acre waterfront community in the Horseshoe Bay Resort that proudly bills itself as “the most exclusive address in […] Helena Andrews and Emily Heil Powered by WPeMatico

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Rep. Joe Kennedy’s darkest vices revealed: He swears and has a sweet tooth

Rep. Joe Kennedy’s darkest vices revealed: He swears and has a sweet tooth

Town & Country has crowned a political scion: “Meet the New President Kennedy” is the headline of the magazine’s profile of Rep. Joe Kennedy, a Democratic congressman from Massachusetts and, of course, a member of the fabled family. The Harvard Law graduate and Peace Corps alum has plenty of the Kennedy allure, including the signature toothy smile […] Helena Andrews and Emily Heil Powered by WPeMatico

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The Mika and Joe show is coming to Washington for a night

The Mika and Joe show is coming to Washington for a night

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough are fresh off their Twitter confrontation with President Trump — and now the duo, the co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” are coming practically to Trump’s doorstep. Scarzinski, who are engaged in addition to being professional partners, are kicking off their visiting fellowships at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics with […] Helena Andrews and Emily Heil Powered by WPeMatico

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No, that wasn’t Rep. Steny Hoyer’s date on the national broadcast of the concert on the Mall

No, that wasn’t Rep. Steny Hoyer’s date on the national broadcast of the concert on the Mall

Some viewers watching the broadcast of “A Capitol Fourth,” the annual performance-and-fireworks extravaganza on the Mall, thought they had seen a spark that had nothing to do with the pyrotechnics in the sky. During the patriotic show, the cameras repeatedly panned to Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), who was watching the show from the good seats. […] Helena Andrews and Emily Heil Powered by WPeMatico

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Chelsea Handler and Tomi Lahren will face off in a live event at Politicon

Chelsea Handler and Tomi Lahren will face off in a live event at Politicon

In what will surely be a highlight of this month’s Politicon — the bipartisan convention known as the “Comic-Con for politics” — comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler will square off against conservative commentator Tomi Lahren in a live discussion. Handler has consistently ranked among President Trump’s harshest celebrity critics, and she has drawn the ire of the president […] Helena Andrews and Emily Heil Powered by WPeMatico

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‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ star Karen Huger’s husband and his company owe millions in back taxes

‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ star Karen Huger’s husband and his company owe millions in back taxes

At least one thing really is grand about Karen Huger, the self-appointed grand dame of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Potomac”: her family’s massive unpaid tax bill. Her husband, software exec Ray Huger, whom she has called “the black Bill Gates,” owes nearly $1.5 million in back-due federal taxes and his company owes more than $3 million, […] Helena Andrews and Emily Heil Powered by WPeMatico

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