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  • The hotels will feature modern, sleek interiors and communal areas, and offer rooms at $200 to $300 a night, about half what it costs at some hotels in Trump's luxury chain. It's in the Trump boys' DNA, "said Trump Hotels CEO Eric Danziger. Instead, their company, the Trump Organization, plans to get local real estate developers and their investors to foot the bill, as do...

  • WASHINGTON— The federal agency overseeing Donald Trump's lease for a luxury hotel in Washington ruled Thursday that his inauguration as president doesn't violate terms of the agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property. The 2013 lease for the Trump International Hotel expressly forbids any federal official from...

  • CLAYTON: HAVE DISCUSSED POTENTIAL CONFLICTS AT LENGTH WITH SEC ETHICS OFFICE, OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS.

  • WASHINGTON— New budget office analysis: Revised GOP health bill reduces deficit less than earlier version, does not improve coverage.

  • WASHINGTON— One would-be White House employee has been prevented from starting work because of a deal with China, while another White House employee has been with President Donald Trump from Day One, even though he holds stock in a Chinese bank. The White House says hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci's deal was far more complicated than economic adviser...

  • Traffic passes outside 666 Fifth Avenue in New York.

    Jared Kushner's father wants to close the deal on the family's 666 Fifth Ave. building, but his son's ties to the White House complicate things.

  • NEW YORK— You might have expected the Trump Organization to tap the brakes on expansion plans given all the criticism over potential conflicts of interest while its owner sits in the Oval Office. The hotels will feature modern, sleek interiors and communal areas, and offer rooms at $200 to $300 a night, about half what it costs at some hotels in Trump's luxury chain.

  • President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Agriculture Department said in Senate ethics disclosure forms that he would place his assets, which include part ownership of a grain merchandising company, into a blind trust. The divestiture plan was disclosed in filings posted online over the weekend by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.

  • WASHINGTON— Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he will step down from several positions at companies bearing his name, restructure family trusts and create blind trusts to avoid a conflict of interest if he is confirmed. In a written agreement with a government ethics agency, the former Georgia governor said he will also step down from positions...

  • Kellyanne Conway is seen as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks at a press briefing at the White House.

    In an email, Apol said Passantino called to "reassure" the ethics office that he would "be taking appropriate action to address her conduct."

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- President Donald Trump's pick to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, passed a key hurdle toward his confirmation after a government ethics watchdog gave him a clearance, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. After a clearance is issued, the paperwork is then typically reviewed by the White House and sent to...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- The White House should consider disciplinary action against presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway for appearing to violate government ethics rules by publicly endorsing Ivanka Trump products, the Office of Government Ethics wrote in a letter made public on Tuesday. The letter, dated Monday and addressed to a White House ethics official,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- The White House should investigate whether presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway violated government ethics rules when she made a public endorsement of Ivanka Trump products, and consider disciplinary action, the Office of Government Ethics said in a letter on Tuesday. The White House did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- A congressional committee said on Thursday it was seeking a review into whether senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway had violated ethics rules by using her position to promote product lines of President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, a day after he attacked a retailer for dropping them. I'm going to go get some myself today, "Conway...

  • Kellyanne's conflict of interest concerns

    Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Florida), ranking member of the U.S. House subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, discusses White House ethics concerns involving Kellyanne Conway.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The U.S. Senate voted on Friday to confirm Representative Tom Price as the top U.S. healthcare official, putting a determined opponent of Obamacare in position to help President Donald Trump dismantle the healthcare law. The Senate voted 52-47 to approve the conservative Georgia Republican and orthopedic surgeon as secretary of the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The U.S. Senate voted on Friday to confirm Representative Tom Price as the top U.S. healthcare official, putting a determined opponent of Obamacare in position to help President Donald Trump dismantle the healthcare law. The Senate voted 52-47 to approve the conservative Georgia Republican and orthopedic surgeon as the secretary of the...

  • Kellyanne Conway

    Conway's comment "isn't just gross and unethical but it's illegal," Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe says.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- A Congressional committee said on Thursday it was seeking a review into whether senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway had violated ethics rules by using her position to promote product lines of President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, a day after he attacked a retailer for dropping them. I'm going to go get some myself today, "Conway...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway drew sharp criticism from a top Republican lawmaker and complaints on Thursday over the ethics of using her position to promote product lines of President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, a day after he attacked a retailer for dropping them. I'm going to go get some myself today, "Conway told Fox News...