Mike Pence

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Tobacco companies tighten hold on Washington under Trump

Top White House figures including the vice-president and health secretary have deep ties to an industry whose donations began pouring in on day one Tobacco companies have moved swiftly to strengthen their grip on Washington politics, ramping up lobbying efforts and securing significant regulatory wins in the first six months of the Trump era. series

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Naomi Klein: how power profits from disaster

The long read: After a crisis, private contractors move in and suck up funding for work done badly, if at all then those billions get cut from government budgets. Like Grenfell Tower, Hurricane Katrina revealed a disdain for the poor There have been times in my reporting from disaster zones when I have had the

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Russia investigation: Mike Pence hires personal legal counsel

Pences office confirmed he retained Richard Cullen to assist him in responding to inquiries by special counsel Robert Mueller Vice president Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to oversee his response to investigations into possible inquiries by special counsel Robert Mueller. The vice president is focused entirely on his duties and promoting the presidents

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Trump aides threaten hard line as Cuba steps into the unknown

After president-elect campaigned for embargos to return, warmer US-Cuba relations of Obama era threatened The Cuban government must give greater freedom to its people and something in return to the US if it wants to keep the new era of warmer relations with Washington alive, top aides to Donald Trump warned on Sunday, as the

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The dangerous fantasy behind Trumps normalisation

Boris Johnson has urged people to snap out of the doom and gloom. Yet this situation is not normal. Convincing ourselves the president-elect doesnt mean everything he says is a fantasy that stops us seeing Trumpism for the barbarism it is It was David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker, who crystallised the situation into