Donald Trump’s new Washington hotel, located just blocks from the White House, owes electricians, wood workers and a plumbing and heating business more than $5 million for unpaid labor, according to liens filed against the property with the District of Columbia. The 263-room hotel, located on the historic site of the city’s former main post office, opened in October following a $212 million renovation of the 1899 structure. The liens were filed in November and December, according to public records.
The Trump hotel’s lobby bar has raised its cocktail prices yet again.
The cheapest option now is $24, while the most expensive is $100. It’s
safe to say the Trump hotel’s Benjamin Bar & Lounge is now the most
expensive overall bar in all of Washington
President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition staff “has issued a
blanket edict requiring politically appointed ambassadors to leave their
overseas posts by Inauguration Day… breaking with decades of precedent
by declining to provide even the briefest of grace periods,” the New York Times reports.
“The mandate — issued ‘without exceptions,’ according to a terse
State Department cable sent on Dec. 23, diplomats who saw it said —
threatens to leave the United States without Senate-confirmed envoys for
months in critical nations like Germany, Canada and Britain"
We had guessed Obamacare repeal would cost about 20,000 lives a year. Mother Jones says it's more like 36,000.
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