Nicole Gaudiano, Business Insider

Nicole Gaudiano

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Recent articles by Nicole:

The January 6 insurrection, in all its heart-pounding detail, from 34 people who lived through it

As Congress and the Justice Department investigate the January 6 pro-Trump attack, survivors are still struggling to move on. → Read More

Political candidates who love cryptocurrency want an easier way to accept bitcoin and altcoins

Some campaigns say they want payment processors like WinRed and ActBlue to help them accept cryptocurrency contributions. → Read More

Why Pete Buttigieg's low-key paternity leave is generating controversy

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has put a spotlight on paid family leave as he gets back to work after spending time with his newborn children. → Read More

11 TSA staffers told us why they're pissed off, working second jobs, and ready to retire early instead of protecting airports and handling unruly travelers

"Me and many of my coworkers really have always felt like we were the bastard children of the federal government," said a TSA staffer at BWI airport. → Read More

Progressives told us these 9 rising stars are the top successors to the Bernie movement

Former Bernie Sanders staffers want younger candidates who are people of color to lead the movement — people like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. → Read More

Democrats on Capitol Hill are worrying about Biden: 'Bed-wetters, nervous Nellies — they're out in force'

Democrats are anxious about Joe Biden's agenda after the administration hit some snags. They're worried about losing congressional majorities in 2022. → Read More

Here's the email Pete Buttigieg sent his staff about the Afghanistan withdrawal — and his new babies

Buttigieg recognized the "courage and the sacrifice" of US troops in Afghanistan and said he's experiencing the "unbelievable joy" of being a dad. → Read More

Confessions from federal employees who love WFH and want telework to continue when the pandemic ends

"There has not been one time, since the start of COVID, where our mission has been handicapped by not physically being in the office," said a Department of Energy employee. "All the deadlines get met. All the work gets done." → Read More

Advice from leading crisis experts for powerful politicians, CEOs, and companies on how to put out fires, squash bad press, and manage scandals

“You're trying to take a crisis and prevent it from destroying someone's entire career, livelihood, and family,” one fixer said. → Read More

How Jen Psaki can cash in on her White House experience

Biden White House press secretary Jen Psaki is "not going to have a problem making plenty of money when she walks out that door," Sean Spicer told Insider. → Read More

These millennial and Gen Z staffers are part of Jen Psaki's 11-person army that keeps the White House on message

Jen Psaki is the face of the Biden White House, but she's not the only one working to keep the administration on message. → Read More

We talked to 22 insiders with front row seats to Trump's hostile takeover of the GOP

Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Lindsey Graham star in our first-hand account of how Donald Trump became the GOP king and won a crown he still wears today. → Read More

From Amazon to Big Ass Fans, these 31 corporations have hired former Trump administration officials

Insider found more than 30 former Trump officials who landed in corporate, business or finance jobs, including returns to earlier gigs and companies they founded or brand new roles. → Read More

Democrats are already plotting political revenge for Republicans blocking the January 6 commission

Democrats say GOP objections to the January 6 commission hands them an argument to use in the midterm elections. → Read More

Biden ally to Pete Buttigieg: 'Be strong' on climate priorities during infrastructure negotiations

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Tom Carper, one of Biden’s closest allies, wants climate change prioritized in infrastructure negotiations with Republicans. He told Insider he’s hopeful his committee will pass bipartisan legislation. → Read More

We joined the White House press corps the day masks came off. Here's what a 'hard pass' and fewer restrictions mean for us — and our reporting.

It's the "golden ticket" of access to the White House. But with a pandemic comes countless rules governing reporters covering the presidential beat. → Read More

Anti-Trump Republicans spook GOP with the threat of a spinoff 3rd party

The anti-Trump GOP coalition is threatening a move that could upend US politics. "It'd be a wrong thing to do," Sen. Chuck Grassley told Insider. → Read More

Biden loves going to church but his abortion stance could hurt his chances of receiving Communion

The second Catholic US president has attended church services at least 15 times since his inauguration while his support for abortion rights courts controversy. → Read More

This bearded and beaded Prince devotee is the Democrats’ secret weapon for busting burnout through yoga

DC insiders are looking for new ways to relieve stress and restore community. Enter Reggie Hubbard, a progressive activist teaching yoga and meditation. → Read More

Washington job moves of the week: a former Pence aide lands a new gig, and CNN poaches a reporter from the competition

It wouldn't be a week in Washington without a cascade of new job announcements, including former Trump administration staffers finding new jobs on Capitol Hill and elsewhere. → Read More