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Jared Kushner

  1. college admissions
    Jared Kushner Shows There’s a Shady-Yet-Legal Way to Get Rich Kids Into CollegeKushner’s dad gave Harvard a $2.5 million donation, and he wasn’t indicted (well, not for that).
  2. nepotism
    New Book Makes the Case That Jared and Ivanka Are Worse Than Previously ThoughtAmong the couple’s newly revealed transgressions: forcing their way on to Air Force jets and defending President Trump’s racism.
  3. trump scandals
    What We Know About Jared and Ivanka’s Security Clearance ScandalTrump reportedly overruled those with concerns about granting clearances to his daughter and son-in-law.
  4. the national circus
    Are Foreign Countries Benefiting From Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance?The revelation that Trump ordered clearance for his son-in-law raises questions about what interests Kushner is really looking out for.
  5. nepotism
    For Jared Kushner, Nepotism Is Official White House PolicyPresident Trump reportedly overruled officials’ concerns that his son-in-law could be compromised, and granted him a top security clearance in 2018.
  6. world view
    Trump Gathers Iran Foes Around His Latest Dumpster FireAfter teasing Jared Kushner’s Middle East peace plan, in Warsaw Trump officials displayed only disdain for old allies and eagerness for Iran conflict.
  7. state of the union address
    Trump to Democrats: Let’s Compromise — and Do It My Way!Another presidential address advertised as a bipartisan gesture turned out to be anything but that.
  8. government shutdown
    Trump Caved So Hard People Are Searching What ‘Caving’ MeansAs frustration over caving increases among GOP leaders and conservative media, there’s been a 1500 percent uptick in dictionary searches for the verb.
  9. the national interest
    Jared Kushner Is Goading Trump Into Prolonging the ShutdownAnd moderate Democrats are stoking his delusions of grandeur.
  10. politics
    Chris Christie Dishes About Jared Kushner Beef in New BookIn new book, Chris Christie says Kushner isn’t over Christie’s role in prosecuting Kushner’s father for blackmailing his brother with a sex tape.
  11. politics
    Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Walked Out of ViceNice of them to make time to see a movie.
  12. criminal justice reform
    Senate Finally Passes Bipartisan Criminal-Justice Reform BillThe question remains: Is this modest bill the beginning or the end of criminal-justice reform efforts in Congress?
  13. criminal justice reform
    It Looks Like Trump Will Let McConnell Kill the Criminal-Justice Reform BillWith time running out, Trump’s not doing much to pressure the Senate leader to bring a bipartisan prison and sentencing-reform bill to the floor.
  14. politics
    Report: Busy Boy Jared Kushner Wants to Do Even MoreThe Israeli-Palestinian conflict, prison reform, and the opioid crisis weren’t enough — Jared Kushner wants more domestic policy on his plate.
  15. criminal justice reform
    Will Mitch McConnell Stand Tall for the Lock-Em-All-Up Racists of His Party?Trump could probably get his son-in-law’s prison-/sentencing-reform compromise through the Senate with a call to McConnell — but he may not even try.
  16. criminal justice reform
    Trump Finally Supports Kushner’s Compromise Criminal-Justice Reform BillIt’s not a done deal just yet, but Jared Kushner did get his father-in-law across the line after more than two years of delays.
  17. last night on late night
    Omarosa Unblocks Suppressed Memories of Donald and Ivanka’s ‘Awkward’ Behavior“He would rub her for a very long period of time.”
  18. foreign policy
    Trump’s Effort to Strong-Arm Palestinians Will Bring More Suffering, Not PeaceCutting aid and shuttering the PLO office aligns with Netanyahu’s plan to crush the Palestinian national movement, but will only prolong the conflict.
  19. palestine
    Trump Administration to Cut Off Aid to Palestinian Refugee ProgramJared Kushner wants to create peace between Israel and the Palestinians by forcing one side to submit.
  20. jared kushner
    Kushner’s Company Fined $201K for False Housing DocumentsThe company submitted fraudulent construction applications, in an alleged bid to force rent-regulated tenants out of its buildings through harassment.
  21. criminal justice reform
    Trump Overrules Kushner, Puts Hold on Criminal-Justice Reform BillIn the end, Trump listened to crime demagogues like Tom Cotton instead of Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley — or his own son-in-law.
  22. criminal justice reform
    Criminal-Justice-Reform Deal Facing Opposition From Left and RightTrump’s support is crucial to a deal that would add sentencing reforms to a House-passed prison-reform bill. But Cotton and Booker aren’t on board.
  23. media
    Jared Kushner Secretly Deleted New York Observer Stories He Didn’t Like: ReportA software employee said Kushner personally ordered him to delete a handful of published reports about his business associates and friends.
  24. politics
    Can Jared Kushner Talk Trump Into a Sentencing Reform Push?The prospects for a bipartisan sentencing reform bill are looking up now that the president seems supportive and Sessions has been sidelined.
  25. Ex-Observer Editor and Kushner Pal Denied Government Gig After FBI CheckKen Kurson was up for a post on the National Council on the Humanities, but a 2015 harassment claim may have ruined his chance.
  26. The CIA Still Doesn’t Trust Jared Kushner With Its Most Sensitive IntelligenceThe president’s son-in-law received a permanent security clearance in May — but the CIA still won’t let him in on its deepest secrets.
  27. Jared Kushner Finally Gets Permanent Security ClearanceThree months after his clearance was downgraded from “top secret” to merely “secret,” Kushner’s security clearance saga is over.
  28. Can Kushner’s Patchy Prison-Reform Bill Survive the Senate?A House-passed bill backed by the Trump administration at the behest of Jared Kushner could succumb to bipartisan crossfire in the Senate.
  29. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump’s Jerusalem Horror ShowThe opening of the new U.S. Embassy showcased the panorama of bigotry and mobsterism at the top of both the American and Israeli governments.
  30. Jared Kushner Says Gaza Protesters Are ‘Part of the Problem’His remark was edited out of an official White House transcript.
  31. Jared Kushner’s Prison-Reform Push Gains Steam in the HouseLawmakers have reached consensus on a bipartisan bill that would increase funding for prison education (which Trump previously cut).
  32. foreign policy
    Why the Saudi Crown Prince Might Think He Has Jared Kushner ‘In His Pocket’Kushner spent the last year wooing Mohammed Bin Salman, and during his U.S. visit this week Trump declared that relations are better than ever.
  33. new york city
    Kushner’s Company Regularly Filed False Work Permits in New YorkThey didn’t report rent-regulated apartments at dozens of buildings, making it easier to harass tenants to leave.
  34. the national interest
    Devin Nunes’s Russia Investigation Had No SuspectsAmerica’s least curious investigator believes nobody could have colluded with Russia.
  35. Despite Conflicts of Interest, Kushner Is Still Running U.S. DiplomacyThe Mexican government has discussed exploiting Kushner’s inexperience and venality. Kushner just met privately with Mexican officials anyway.
  36. russia probe
    What We Know About Efforts to Set Up a Trump-Russia Back ChannelMueller reportedly has evidence that Erik Prince met a Russian official in the Seychelles to establish a link between the Trump team and Moscow.
  37. Did Trump Start a Trade War Because He Was Having a Really Bad Day?No one expects this president to conduct himself in an orderly way, but the announcement of dangerous new tariffs may take the cake.
  38. Qatar Refused to Invest in Kushner’s Firm. Then, He Backed a Blockade of Qatar.A new report suggests that Jared Kushner may have sabotaged America’s relationship with a core ally because it turned down his dad’s investment pitch.
  39. family matters
    President Trump May Be Secretly Undermining Jared and Ivanka, TooHe reportedly asked his chief of staff to help push them out of the White House — a smart (yet bizarre) move.
  40. the national circus
    Frank Rich: A Hopeful New Path for Gun Politics in AmericaIt’s a very good sign that even Trump — in his crude way — is trying to attach himself to gun control.
  41. A Brief Guide to Every 5-Alarm Fire Currently Engulfing the White HouseKushner is at war with Kelly. The world is at war with Kushner. The president is gunning for “Mr. Magoo.” A war over a trade war. Hope is lost.
  42. the national interest
    Robert Mueller Has Trump and Family in His CrosshairsThe investigation is getting closer to the president.
  43. Jared Kushner Loses His Right-hand Man Just When He Needs Him MostAs the world learns Kushner’s security clearance was downgraded and foreign officials sought to manipulate him, his spokesman Josh Raffel resigns.
  44. Jared Kushner’s White House Security Clearance DowngradedThis is going to make that Middle East peace push extra difficult.
  45. Trump Reluctant to Overrule FBI, Give Kushner Security ClearanceThe president wants to give Kushner permanent access to state secrets (over the FBI’s objections), but he doesn’t want the bad press that would ensue.
  46. national security
    Kushner Still Has Security Clearance, Despite Additional Reported IssuesThe Justice Department warned the White House that significant issues remain unsettled regarding Kushner’s background.
  47. Kushner Fights to Keep Access to Top Secret InfoTrump’s son-in-law can’t seem to pass an FBI background check. Now, John Kelly is poised to revoke his interim security clearance.
  48. Mueller Eyes Kushner’s Pursuit of Foreign Financing: ReportThe special counsel wants to know more about Kushner’s alleged dealings with Chinese and Qatari investors after the 2016 election.
  49. insecurity
    Report: Kushner Requests More Intel Than Any Non-NSC Employee at White HouseThe president’s son-in-law has been undergoing an FBI background check for 13 months.
  50. white house
    Kelly Orders Changes to Security Clearance Process at White HouseUnder the new policy, many staff members could have their access to classified information revoked as of next Friday.
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