By Walt Hickey
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Norway is leading the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games in medals so far — at least when you normalize for population. Norway has won 1.69 medals for each million of its citizens, more than three times as many as the nation in second place, the Netherlands. [Bloomberg]
Wisconsinites Donna and Michael Nicholson have both given max contributions to Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in her 2018 re-election bid. Who cares? Well, the donations are notable only because Kevin Nicholson, their son, happens to be a Republican running to unseat Baldwin. [CNN]
At least $90,000
Scott Pruitt appears to have a predilection for first-class travel and few qualms about charging it to the taxpayer, a Washington Post investigation found. For example, Pruitt spent $1,641.43 on a first-class seat to fly from D.C. to New York in June. A couple of days later, in a hurry to get from Cincinnati to New York (to then catch a flight to Rome), Pruitt and several staffers spent $36,068.50 on a military flight. All together, his travel costs for that brief stretch of early June were at least $90,000. [The Washington Post]
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