FROM Drew Harwell
Ivanka Trump's company falls short in treatment of garment factory workers It’s Made in America Week, according to the White House. But not for Ivanka Trump’s business. All the clothes, shoes and accessories are made overseas in poor countries like Bangladesh and Indonesia.
Donald Trump's press conference and his relationship with the media Donald Trump took questions from the press for the first time since the election. Politics reporter Vann R. Newkirk said the president-elect’s relationship with the press is like a gladiator game. Trump answered questions about Russia, his business interests and Obamacare. But the story grabbing all the headlines right now: a dossier alleging the Russians have dirt on Trump and are blackmailing him with it.
The Corporate Meteorologists Who Keep Santa's Sleigh in the Air Did you know that companies like FedEx and UPS have war rooms of meteorologists to keep everything on schedule? We didn't. Almost a billion packages will be delivered this holiday season by the shipping industry. Who keeps all those planes in the sky and on time? The answer comes from Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.