Downing Street has ordered an investigation into how a memo sent to senior civil servants to warn about the consequences of leaking information was passed on to journalists within days.
Theresa May’s official spokeswoman said that action was under way to find out who had sent the letter, written by the cabinet secretary, Sir Jeremy Heywood, warning officials that they faced the sack if they leaked information, to a Sunday newspaper.
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When George W. Bush assembled his first Cabinet in 2001, news reports dubbed them a team of millionaires, and government watchdogs questioned whether they were out of touch with most Americans’ problems. Combined, that group had an inflation-adjusted net worth of about $250 million — which is roughly one-tenth the wealth of Donald Trump’s nominee for commerce secretary alone.
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Time For Truth: (The Washington Post) – Donald Trump is assembling the richest administration in modern American history
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In the closest race for president in Michigan’s history, Republican Donald Trump is hanging on to a 10,704-vote win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
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Time For Truth: (Freep) – The numbers are in: Trump wins Michigan by 10,704
A federal safety agency is urging cell phone and electronic device makers to design products to minimize the potential for driver distraction.
In new voluntary guidelines released Wednesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) called for the creation of a “driver mode” for smart phones and other portable devices that are used while driving.
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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday reported that there’s been a spike in the number of people apprehended along the southern border, adding to the complexity of the immigration situation that President-elect Donald Trump will inherit.
Johnson said there currently are about 41,000 individuals in our immigration detention facilities, a big jump from the typical 31,000 to 34,000 figure.
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Time For Truth: (Politico) – U.S. sees spike in apprehensions along southern border