Louise Linton

Politically adorable

I wondered when this would happen. Jack Shafer, "Week 18: The Further Perils of Paul Manafort", <i>Politico</i> (Swamp Diary) 9/23/2017 [emphasis …

Michael Flynn

Everyone in the Trump administration seems to love private jets

“The plane is very much an extension of the Trump brand,” Donald J. Trump told <i>The New York Times</i> of the Boeing 757 he took to calling “Trump Force …

Politics

Trump's cabinet members are flying private jets like pampered Hollywood celebs — on your dime

Nothing says “elite” quite like having a private jet ferry you to work. Unless it’s having a government plane shuttle you to a prime viewing spot for the solar eclipse. Or summoning an Air Force jet to fly you and your new wife to Europe for your honeymoon.<p>Evidently, the utter contempt that …

Steven Mnuchin

Trump's rich Cabinet needs private jets. Don't we all?

<b>(CNN) —</b> So the Trump administration says that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price needs a private jet, as he is very busy.<p>Aren't we all?<p>After Politico reported earlier this week that Price had taken five private flights in a single week -- one of which was a half-hour trip from D.C. to …

Opinion

Treasury probing $25K Mnuchin flight from New York to DC

Treasury Department investigators are probing an Aug. 15 trip taken by Secretary Steve Mnuchin from New York to Washington, D.C., in which he used a …

U.S. Dept. of the Treasury

The troubling numbers behind the Trump cabinet’s pricey trips

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price may have violated a federal policy that requires officials to use the cheapest travel options available by repeatedly taking chartered flights, the <i>Washington Post</i> reports. HHS’s inspector general is investigating the matter.<p>It’s just the latest …

U.S. Air Force

Mnuchin flew on government jet to Washington following appearance at Trump Tower

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin flew on a government jet from New York City to Washington following a news conference with President Trump last month at Trump Tower, according to a Treasury investigator now reviewing the trip.<p>The flight, first reported by ABC, joins a series of expensive …

Donald Trump

Freeloaders

Stories about expensive presidential vacationing appeal to very few people outside reporters and political hacks. For all our belief in equality, we …

Conservative View

Tom Price’s Entitlement Spending

Tom Price, the secretary of health and human services, is a longtime proponent of slashing entitlements. He might consider starting with his own.<p>Since May, American taxpayers have spent upward of $300,000 to treat his apparent allergy to commercial air travel. Mr. Price has taken more than 24 …

Opinion

White House Approved Mnuchin's Use of Government Aircraft

WASHINGTON—The White House signed off on the use of a government jet to take Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife to an event last month in Louisville, Ky., according to a Treasury Department official, prompting a review by the agency’s watchdog.<p>Treasury considered several travel options, …

News (U.S.)

Price's costly charter flights expose Trump administration's private plane problem

President Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to drain the swamp in Washington. He might want to check in on that effort at the capital area's airports.<p>For the third time in a few weeks, a member of his administration is facing questions about his use of non-commercial flights. First, it was …

Steven Mnuchin

At EPA, guarding the chief pulls agents from pursuing environmental crimes

Scott Pruitt's round-the-clock personal security detail, which demands triple the manpower of his predecessors at the Environmental Protection Agency, has prompted officials to rotate in special agents from around the country who otherwise would be investigating environmental crimes.<p>The EPA's …

Freedom of Information

Democratic lawmakers seek probe of HHS secretary's use of private jets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Democratic members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives asked on Wednesday for an investigation into a report that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price used private jets to travel on government business.<p>Politico reported on Tuesday that Price took …

Airplanes

Trevor Noah on treasury secretary Mnuchin: 'So out of touch it's almost beautiful'

Trevor Noah addressed Steven Mnuchin’s attempts at tax reform – and he and his wife Louse Linton’s attempts to use a government jet for their honeymoon<p>On Monday night, Trevor Noah reprised one of his signature segments, Profiles in Tremendousness, to discuss treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and …

Politics

Steve Mnuchin jet request only tip of White House ethics issues

Steve Mnuchin’s career in the financial world was often cited as among his qualifications for secretary of Treasury. Possibly less well known is his …

Steve Mnuchin

Melania Trump demanded her face be removed from Croatian billboards advertising an Engligh language school.

Imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English...and a good lawyer.<p>Two billboards for an English-language school were quickly removed from …

Donald Trump

Trevor Noah Says Steve Mnuchin Has the Most Important Quality for a Trump Official: Knowing Nothing About Politics

<i>The Daily Show</i>/Comedy Central Who is Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin anyway? Other than the man who oversees the treasury of the largest economy in …

Steve Mnuchin

Steven Mnuchin is a window into the most corrupt White House in history

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is in trouble yet again for trying to get a free ride. It recently came out that back in June, he had requested a …

Steven Mnuchin

Colorado woman uses dead critter parts to make jewelry

PUEBLO, Colo. — Snake vertebrae, muskrat jaws, bird skulls and beetle wings may not be the most traditional materials when it comes to designing and …

Denver

Mnuchin: Only Losers in Middle America Cared About the Eclipse

The Treasury secretary and his wife should really just stop talking.<p>Treasury Secretary <b>Steven Mnuchin</b> and his wife, <b>Louise Linton,</b> have recently been on the receiving end of some (deservedly) bad press. First Linton posted an Instagram photo of herself exiting a government jet decked out in #hermes, …

Steven Mnuchin

Hermès sells rocks for less than the price of an iPhone X

Don't you hate it when you buy a rock and learn that it's not one of a kind? No, because all rocks are one of a kind. But that doesn't stop French …

Hermès

This week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: A government for one

Following Trump's conflicts of interest is an exercise in globe-trotting<p>If a president is able to potentially profit off of the policies he pursues while in office, his actions can have dire consequences for people throughout the world.<p>Cases in point . . .<p><b>The Trump Organization is breaking its</b> …

News (U.S.)

Will Trump’s corruption continue damaging the country after he’s gone?

In the latest entry from the things-that-would-be-scandals-in-any-other-administration files, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is getting some criticism for a request he recently made for a government plane to fly him and his wife, Louise Linton, to Europe for their honeymoon. Mnuchin has said it …

Opinion

More Classmates of Treasury Secretary Hound Him to Quit Trump Post

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, whose fellow Yale alumni called for him to resign because they thought he was slow to denounce hate groups after violence in Charlottesville, Va., last month, came under fire Friday from another rarefied academic realm: the former students of his …

News (U.S.)

Mnuchin, Wife Linton Requested $25,000-Per-Hour Government Jet for Honeymoon

A few weeks after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's wife Louise Linton called a social media critic "adorably out of touch" for suggesting the …

Investing

Trudeau and the political jet set are begging for a comeuppance

I think it’s time for the people holding high political offices to hear these words, and take them to heart:<p>You are ephemeral occupants of temporary …

Aga Khan

Afternoon Links: Hillary's Failed Millennial Outreach, Everyone Hates 'Bodega', and More Adorably Out of Touch

<b>Species, are like a construct, man.</b> If you're a Twitter addict like I am, one account you must follow is New Real Peer Review. They showcase amazing …

U.S. Politics

Mnuchin asked for tax dollars to fund his honeymoon, despite $300 million net worth

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested a government jet to fly him and his new wife actress Louise Linton (who has had her own scandal of …

USS Gerald R. Ford

Stock Windfall Drives CEO Pay Ever Higher — CEO Daily, Thursday 14th September

Good morning.<p>Are CEOs paid too much? Almost everyone who isn't one—and even a surprising number who are—think the answer is "yes." But that hasn't …

Martin Shkreli

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested government jet for honeymoon trip

Steven Mnuchin