The highest paid staffer in the Trump White House isn’t the president’s lead attorney, national security adviser, top economic official or even the newest press secretary. Instead it’s one of acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney’s closest aides and his de facto spokesman inside the West Wing, whose official title is senior adviser to the chief of staff for strategy and stakeholder engagement. Story Continued Below John Czwartacki, who goes by the nickname “CZ,” earns $239,595 annually. That’s roughly $36,000 more than his boss, Mulvaney, and roughly $56,000 more than the top echelon of White House staff whose pay is capped at $183,000 per year, according to the latest release of White House staff salaries. Czwartacki earns so much more than other West Wing aides because he is on detail from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. CFPB’s most senior staffers can earn anywhere from $181,000 to $259,500. The pay scale at that agency and … [Read more...] about Can you guess who the highest-paid West Wing staffer is?
It may be Washington’s most coveted happy hour invitation. On the patio outside the White House chief of staff’s office, cozily enclosed by greenery, West Wing aides relax with beer and wine under a white pergola, briefly escaping the rigors of working in Trump's White House. The gatherings, about a half dozen so far, have become an increasingly regular feature of White House life this spring under the acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney. They’re typically held on Friday evenings, or days when the president is out of town, with snacks brought up from the White House mess. One party was a sendoff for the former White House communications director, Bill Shine.Story Continued Below The Trump White House has been likened to a snake pit, and has seen more staff turnover than any in memory. But Trump’s latest — and for now, acting — chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, is trying to change that. President Donald Trump’s first staff chief, Reince Priebus, … [Read more...] about Trump’s top aide is trying to overhaul the West Wing snake pit
Ted Kulfan The Detroit News Published 3:24 PM EST Jan 14, 2019 Detroit — It’s not like the Red Wings could have called on Mariano Rivera to help them out. That would have been the ideal. But the Wings’ difficulty in closing out games, and losing leads, was one of many reasons for the December (and early January) swoon that dropped them in the standings. Then came Saturday. The Wings built on their lead, rather than losing it, and defeated the Wild, 5-2, one of the several positives gleaned for a team searching to find the formula to win. “Certainly the way we played in the third, in terms of not giving up much at all, was excellent,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “That’s something we have to continue to get better at, obviously. We’ve been in spots where we’ve had leads and gave them away. “The fact, again, they didn’t seem to get much going at all was certainly a good thing for us.” Tyler … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings look to sustain ability to close door on foes
Glenn Irwin is aiming to make history at this year’s 90th anniversary North West 200 by becoming the first rider ever to win six races in a single meeting at the international road race. Portadown’s Phillip McCallen famously clinched a five-timer in 1992, when he was denied a sixth win after crashing whilst leading the 250cc race. Today’s rules limit competitors to a maximum of five races in a day, but Irwin will compete in the Supertwins and Superstock classes for the first time this year at the North West, giving the Carrick man the opportunity to challenge for two wins on the Thursday evening race programme ahead of the main race bill on Saturday, May 18.The 28-year-old has won the last three Superbike races around the 8.9-mile Triangle course on the PBM Ducati Panigale, including a dominant double in 2018.Irwin, though, has made the switch to the British Superbike title-winning JG Speedfit Kawasaki team this season and will ride a Quattro Plant/Wicked Wings … [Read more...] about Glenn Irwin: I want record six wins at this year’s North West 200
Although Mick Mulvaney is technically only an “acting” chief of staff, he’s still quickly reshaping the West Wing in his own image. Since taking on the job’s duties in late December, Mulvaney has tapped roughly half a dozen former aides to accompany him to the White House, with several more potentially on the way. And while it’s not surprising for any new chief of staff to install people he knows and trusts in top jobs, administration officials say, Mulvaney’s latest moves illustrate the extent to which he is settling into his new job despite its temporary-seeming title.Story Continued Below “By keeping the ‘acting’ title, he gives himself an out in case things go south,” said a Republican close to the White House. “He can say he was only the acting chief, if his relationship with the president sours in six months. Then, he won’t be fired.” Essentially, Mulvaney has become an “acting” chief of … [Read more...] about ‘Acting’ in name only: Mulvaney staffs up West Wing