Laurie’s Recent Stories
Politics Jun 11Trump seeks pivot from Russia probe to job training
President Donald Trump is trying to change the subject back to his promise to make American job creation a top priority.
Nation Jun 05Workplace shootings, like Orlando’s, tick upward in U.S.
Fatal workplace shootings, like the one Monday in Orlando, Florida, are ticking upward in the United States, government statistics show.
Nation May 27Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies
Born in Warsaw and educated in Canada and the United States, Zbigniew Brzezinski was an acknowledged expert in Communism when he attracted the attention of U.S. policymakers.
Politics Apr 30At 100 days in, Trump seems both outsider and insider
Even as he returned to friendly political turf in Pennsylvania, Trump seems caught between his role as an outsider candidate and that of a now-elected negotiator.
Politics Apr 28Alex Acosta sworn in as U.S. labor secretary
Acosta, the son of Cuban immigrants, is the nation's 27th labor secretary, leading a sprawling agency that enforces laws covering about 125 million workers.
Politics Mar 30Alexander Acosta, Trump’s choice for labor secretary, advances to full Senate vote
Florida law school dean Alexander Acosta has moved a step closer to becoming President Donald Trump's secretary of labor. A Senate panel on Thursday voted along party lines, 12-11, to advance Acosta's nomination to all 100 members of the chamber…
Nation Mar 22Labor nominee Alexander Acosta says he won’t let politics influence hiring
Alexander Acosta, testifying before a Senate committee, said little about how he would act on other issues if confirmed for the job.
Politics Feb 07Trump’s pick for labor secretary hired undocumented worker
Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder acknowledged Tuesday that he had employed an undocumented worker as a housekeeper, putting him again at odds with President Donald Trump's push to keep jobs in American hands.
Politics Jan 15Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat
Outgoing CIA director John Brennan said the president-elect lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States.
Politics Dec 19McCain sees Russian hacking as threat, Trump calls reports of such interference ‘ridiculous’
Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, on Sunday joined Democrats in calling for a special select committee to investigate foreign cyberattacks, putting him at odds with the incoming GOP president. Trump calls reports of Russian hacking "ridiculous."…