Dan McCue

Dan McCue

Dan McCue is the Editor of The Well News. In nearly three decades in journalism, he has been the managing editor for a chain of 18 weekly newspapers, the Southeast regional editor for the Courthouse News Service, and was county government and environmental reporter at the Stuart News in Stuart, Florida.

Dan began his career in media as an editorial staff assistant at The New Yorker magazine. Since then, and in addition to the work mentioned above, his work has been published in a number of other publications including Renewable Energy Magazine, the Charleston Regional Business Journal, Newsday, the Riverdale Press, Hartford Courant, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Miami Herald, World Trade Magazine, The Music Paper, Spin and Guitar for the Practicing Musician.


Over the course of Dan’s career, he’s written about federal, state and local government, economic development, international trade, NASA and the aerospace industry, the environment and climate change, particularly the health and well-being of Florida’s Everglades and estuary system, energy, the entertainment industry, and even thoroughbred horse racing.


He also hosted his own public affairs cable television program, “Insight Nassau,” was a regular panelist on News 12 Long Island’s “Reporter’s Roundtable” program and made frequent guest appearances on WGBB radio on Long Island, speaking on government, politics and business.


In June 2022, he was recognized by the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists as a finalist in the beat reporting category of its Dateline Awards for journalism excellence for his coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Recent Work

April 4, 2019
by Dan McCue
House Panel Formally Asks IRS to Turn Over Trump Tax Returns

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday formally requested that the Internal Revenue Service turn over six... Read More

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday formally requested that the Internal Revenue Service turn over six years of President Donald Trump's personal and business tax returns. In a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, Representative Richard Neal, D-Mass., cited Congress's oversight responsibility... Read More

April 4, 2019
by Dan McCue
Biden Promises to Be 'More Mindful' About Respecting Personal Space

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday responded to accusations about him inappropriately touching women by releasing a video in... Read More

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday responded to accusations about him inappropriately touching women by releasing a video in which he says he will be more mindful in the future of people's personal space. In the two-minute video, which he released via Twitter, a relaxed... Read More

April 3, 2019
by Dan McCue
McConnell Detonates 'Nuclear Option' to Speed Approval of Trump Nominees

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday forced through a rule change, the so-called "nuclear option," to cut back on... Read More

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday forced through a rule change, the so-called "nuclear option," to cut back on debate over President Donald Trump’s judicial and administrative nominees. McConnell claims the move was necessary because debate over Trump nominees had gotten out of hand. "The... Read More

April 3, 2019
by Dan McCue
Trump Vs. Nadler: Reviving a New York Street Fight

The president's expression turned sour. Standing alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump considered the reporter's question... Read More

The president's expression turned sour. Standing alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump considered the reporter's question for a fleeting moment and then began launching broadsides. He'd been asked about House Judiciary Committee's scheduled vote Wednesday morning to authorize Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.,... Read More

April 3, 2019
by Dan McCue
House Judiciary Committee Approves Subpoenas for Mueller Report

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved subpoenas for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full Russia report increasing pressure on the... Read More

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved subpoenas for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full Russia report increasing pressure on the Justice Department to release the document without redactions. The committee voted 24-17 to give Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., permission to issue subpoenas to the department... Read More

April 3, 2019
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Name Adam Finkel Policy Coordinator

The Blue Dog Coalition on Wednesday announced Adam Finkel has joined its staff in the role of policy coordinator. Finkel,... Read More

The Blue Dog Coalition on Wednesday announced Adam Finkel has joined its staff in the role of policy coordinator. Finkel, who previously served as Director of Government Relations for the American Academy of Audiology, will work alongside Brooke Lillard, who has served as the coalition’s communications... Read More

April 3, 2019
by Dan McCue
Bridgepoint Education Is Now Zovio, Announces Arizona Headquarters

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. has changed its name to Zovio Inc., advancing the company's strategy and transformation into an education technology... Read More

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. has changed its name to Zovio Inc., advancing the company's strategy and transformation into an education technology services company. In addition to the name change, the company, which partners with higher education institutions and employers to deliver innovative, personalized technology solutions, also announced... Read More

April 2, 2019
by Dan McCue
House Oversight Committee Votes to Issue Subpoena in Security Clearance Probe

The House Oversight Committee on Tuesday afternoon voted to authorize a subpoena for a former White House official to testify... Read More

The House Oversight Committee on Tuesday afternoon voted to authorize a subpoena for a former White House official to testify as part of a probe into the Trump administration’s security clearance process. The committee voted 22-15, on party lines, to approve a resolution authorizing a subpoena... Read More

April 2, 2019
by Dan McCue
Ex-Hill Staffer Sentenced to Prison for Election Crimes Scheme

A former congressional staffer was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay more than a half million... Read More

A former congressional staffer was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay more than a half million dollars in restitution for a multi-year scheme in which he defrauded donors and used a portion of the proceeds to illegally finance campaigns for federal office.... Read More

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