President Obama's staff, including Chief of Staff and Stillwater native Denis McDonough, will feel the effects of across-the-board federal spending cuts firsthand.
The $85 billion in cuts known as sequestration will hit most White House staffers with daylong furloughs over the next two weeks.
Commissioned officers, including McDonough, who, as assistants to the president don't qualify as leave-earners, will have to take a pay cut commensurate with the planned furlough.
White House staff declined to reveal the amount of McDonough's pay cut. The White House has not released a report on 2013 staff salaries, but McDonough's predecessor, Jacob Lew, was paid $172,200 in 2012.
Amid reports that Donald Trump was in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
Maine's bombastic Republican governor has built a reputation on his unfiltered comments, but his obscene tirade unleashed on a liberal lawmaker prompted Democratic lawmakers Friday to warn that the governor was coming unhinged and to call for a political intervention.
Having nominated Jacob Lew to move next door to the Treasury Department, President Obama for the fifth time must choose the aide who will be the Oval Office gatekeeper for every problem and person, domestic and foreign, that comes before the president, and who is often the last to speak to Obama before he makes a decision.