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

March 20, 2019
by Dan McCue
Baltimore Sues To Force Second Jewel Of Triple Crown To Stay Put

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh sued the owners of Pimlico Race Course on Tuesday in a bid to block them from... Read More

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh sued the owners of Pimlico Race Course on Tuesday in a bid to block them from moving one of the city's signature sporting events, the Preakness Stakes, to another thoroughbred racing track in Maryland. Pugh, a Democrat, filed the lawsuit in Baltimore... Read More

March 20, 2019
by Dan McCue
Federal Reserve Foresees No Additional Interest Rate Hikes This Year

The Federal Reserve's policymaking Federal Open Market Committee said Wednesday there will be no more interest rate hikes this year,... Read More

The Federal Reserve's policymaking Federal Open Market Committee said Wednesday there will be no more interest rate hikes this year, baring a significant, unforeseen change in the economy. The unanimous decision by the committee following its two-day meeting this week was widely expected, but it does... Read More

March 19, 2019
by Dan McCue
Trove of Just-Released Documents Show Feds Eyed Cohen Long Before Raid

Federal authorities began investigating President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, just months after the president took office, made available... Read More

Federal authorities began investigating President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, just months after the president took office, made available to the media by court order on Tuesday. The release of the trove of redacted documents was a victory for the nine news organizations who filed... Read More

March 19, 2019
by Dan McCue
Federal Reserve, Meeting This Week, Expected to Act With A Steady Hand

Steady as she goes. That was the widely held expectation as the Federal Open Market Committee, the policy-making arm of... Read More

Steady as she goes. That was the widely held expectation as the Federal Open Market Committee, the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve, gathered Tuesday morning to kick off its two-day meeting this week. Given statements made by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell in several recent interviews,... Read More

March 19, 2019
by Dan McCue
Fourth Circuit Scrutinizes Claims Trump Is Illegally Profiting From D.C. Hotel

A federal appeals court panel repeatedly pushed back Tuesday at claims by two attorneys general who say President Trump is... Read More

A federal appeals court panel repeatedly pushed back Tuesday at claims by two attorneys general who say President Trump is illegally profiting from foreign and state government visitors at his luxury hotel in downtown Washington. At the center of the hearing before a three-judge panel of... Read More

March 19, 2019
by Dan McCue
NAFTA Replacement Leaves Some Longstanding Issues In Place

A fix for the documentation glitch isn't the only issue National Association of Foreign Trade Zones would like to see... Read More

A fix for the documentation glitch isn't the only issue National Association of Foreign Trade Zones would like to see addressed in the USMCA implementing legislation. Erik Autor, president of the association,  said his members long felt that rules established under NAFTA directly discriminated against the... Read More

March 19, 2019
by Dan McCue
Foreign Trade Zones, Long Engines of U.S. Economic Development, Now Face Trade Policy Challenges

Most of us don't think much about foreign trade zones. The phrase itself suggests "other" and "offshore" and somehow "separate."... Read More

Most of us don't think much about foreign trade zones. The phrase itself suggests "other" and "offshore" and somehow "separate." The reality, however, is that foreign trade zones, right here on U.S. soil, play a critical role in economic development and in inviting international investment in... Read More

March 19, 2019
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Weighs Alleged Racial Gerrymandering In Virginia Case

As oral arguments got underway in the first of two high-profile gerrymandering cases the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this... Read More

As oral arguments got underway in the first of two high-profile gerrymandering cases the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this month, the justices appeared to be treading carefully despite their familiarity with claims they've heard once before. The case, Va. House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, not... Read More

March 18, 2019
by Dan McCue
Justices to Consider Whether Census Citizenship Question Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court on Friday expanded the scope of oral arguments slated for April 23 on whether to reinstate a... Read More

The Supreme Court on Friday expanded the scope of oral arguments slated for April 23 on whether to reinstate a controversial question about citizenship proposed for the 2020 census to consider if the inquiry would violate the Constitution. Lower courts in New York and California have... Read More

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October 3, 2022
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9/11-Related Illness Deaths for FDNY Will Soon Surpass Deaths on Day of Attack

NEW YORK — Within the next year, the number of members of the New York City Fire Department who will... Read More

NEW YORK — Within the next year, the number of members of the New York City Fire Department who will have died from a 9/11-related illness will surpass the number of fire fighters and emergency medical technicians who died in... Read More

October 3, 2022
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Youngkin Releases ‘All-of-the-Above’ State Energy Plan for Virginia

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin unveiled his “2022 Energy Plan” for the state on Monday, adopting an “all-of-the-above”... Read More

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October 3, 2022
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Lawmakers Told Antisemitism is a Symptom of Bigger Domestic Extremism Problem

TEANECK, N.J. — A congressional hearing Monday started by discussing antisemitism in New Jersey but evolved into an examination of... Read More

TEANECK, N.J. — A congressional hearing Monday started by discussing antisemitism in New Jersey but evolved into an examination of what can be done about domestic extremism. The Jewish public advocacy group Anti-Defamation League reported 370 antisemitic incidents in New... Read More

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