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Taylor Weyeneth was fired in March after a Washington Post story revealed that the former campaign intern held a top job in the White House’s drug policy office. He recently agreed to talk on the record about his time in the administration, offering an insider’s account of the chaos of Trump’s campaign and first year in office. 

  • Jun 15, 2018

The un­or­tho­dox approach J. Mark McWatters takes to overseeing the National Credit Union Administration adds a wrinkle to the tendency among some Trump administration officials to spurn traditional government norms. 

  • May 11, 2018

White House appointment office is understaffed and way behind in filling openings.

  • Mar 30, 2018

Tycoon ‘Papa Doug’ Manchester created a retrograde environment as owner of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

  • Feb 17, 2018

Taylor Weyeneth, whose only professional experience after college and before becoming a political appointee was working on the Trump campaign, was appointed deputy chief of staff at age 23.

  • Jan 24, 2018

The deputy chief of staff submitted a résumé with errors, including how long he worked at O’Dwyer & Bernstien in New York, a partner there said.

  • Jan 20, 2018

Despite a lack of relevant work experience, Taylor Weyeneth rose quickly at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, in part because of staff turnover and vacancies. 

  • Jan 14, 2018

Conservative claims about the agency were not always supported, but the impact is real.

  • Dec 17, 2017

Until this week, Trump’s record of getting judicial nominees confirmed by the Senate stood out as a bright spot for a president who has struggled for big wins on Capitol Hill.

  • Dec 15, 2017

How he earned it, according to his new financial disclosure: speeches, sitting on boards of directors and helping to manage private investment firms.

  • Aug 4, 2015
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