Clinton drops strategist
Mark Penn resigned this week as chief strategist for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, following criticism over his lobbying work for a Colombian trade deal that Clinton opposes. Penn, who is also head of the Burson-Marsteller public relations agency, was hired by the Colombian government to promote the deal. Penn called his work on the deal “an error in judgment.” The Colombian government said Penn’s handling of the matter was insulting, and fired his firm. Penn will continue to do polling for Clinton.
Credit card use questioned
Federal employees used government-issued credit cards to buy lingerie, iPods, and other unauthorized items, the Government Accountability Office said. An audit of spending by federal departments found that four in 10 credit card purchases were improper, either because they were for personal articles or because card users did not obtain required approvals.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Obama just kneecapped Jeb Bush and Chris Christie's 2016 prospects
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- 6 tiny scientific mistakes that created huge disasters
- It's official: The religious right is calling it quits
- 10 classic Sesame Street moments we wouldn't show today's kids
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- The dangerously childish morality of liberal ObamaCare supporters
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1: 10 major differences between the book and the movie
- What could happen if the Supreme Court rules against ObamaCare
- Uber, and the growing threat of corporate surveillance
Subscribe to the Week