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

June 7, 2019
by Dan McCue
US Trade Deficit With China Grew in April Despite Narrowing Elsewhere

The United States' trade deficit with China widened in April, despite Trump administration tariffs on thousands of Chinese goods, and... Read More

The United States' trade deficit with China widened in April, despite Trump administration tariffs on thousands of Chinese goods, and even as the gap between the U.S. and other countries narrowed. Since taking office in 2017, President Donald Trump has sought to subdue America's persistent trade... Read More

June 7, 2019
by Dan McCue
North Carolina's GOP-led House Fails to Override Governor's Veto of Abortion Bill

North Carolina's Republican-led House on Thursday failed to override Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that would require... Read More

North Carolina's Republican-led House on Thursday failed to override Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that would require doctors to try to preserve the life of an infant born alive during an attempted abortion. To override Cooper's veto of the "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection... Read More

June 7, 2019
by Dan McCue
Montana Judge Rules Secretary of State Can't Override Governor's Veto of Bison Bill

A judge in Helena, Montana ruled this week that Montana's secretary of state does not have the authority to unilaterally... Read More

A judge in Helena, Montana ruled this week that Montana's secretary of state does not have the authority to unilaterally override Governor Steve Bullock's veto of a controversial bill changing the definition of what constitutes a wild bison. In vetoing HB 132, Governor Bullock, a moderate... Read More

June 7, 2019
by Dan McCue
Christine Lagarde Warns ... 'Nobody Wins a Trade War and Everybody Suffers'

WASHINGTON - Despite uncertainties on several fronts, including a nasty trade dispute with China, escalating tariff threats, and The federal... Read More

WASHINGTON - Despite uncertainties on several fronts, including a nasty trade dispute with China, escalating tariff threats, and The federal government’s penchant for taking on enormous debt and all the risks that come with it, the U.S. economy should remain strong for the foreseeable future, the... Read More

June 6, 2019
by Dan McCue
World Bank Downgrades Forecast for Global Economy

The global economy has slowed to its lowest pace in three years, the World Bank said Tuesday, attributing the sluggishness... Read More

The global economy has slowed to its lowest pace in three years, the World Bank said Tuesday, attributing the sluggishness to trade disputes, a slowdown in international investment and unexpectedly soft growth in Europe and other large economies. As a result, the bank, whose main mission... Read More

June 5, 2019
by Dan McCue
Trump Administration Imposes New Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will sharply reduce the amount of federal money supporting medical research that relies... Read More

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will sharply reduce the amount of federal money supporting medical research that relies on tissue from aborted fetuses, handing a significant victory to anti-abortion groups who had lobbied for such a decision for years. In a statement posted to... Read More

June 5, 2019
by Dan McCue
House Bid to Give ‘Dreamers’ a Path to Citizenship Garners Bipartisan Support

The Democrat-led House passed legislation Tuesday that would create a path to citizenship for about 2.5 million immigrants brought to... Read More

The Democrat-led House passed legislation Tuesday that would create a path to citizenship for about 2.5 million immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. The bill, which passed by a vote of 237-187, with seven Republicans voting in favor, grants legal status to this... Read More

June 4, 2019
by Dan McCue
Virginia Governor Calls Special Session to Tackle Gun Violence

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam called lawmakers back to the state Capitol Tuesday to address the issue of gun violence in... Read More

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam called lawmakers back to the state Capitol Tuesday to address the issue of gun violence in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Virginia Beach. “No one should go to work, to school, or to church wondering if they will come... Read More

June 4, 2019
by Dan McCue
Fed Chairman Hints That Rate Cuts May Be Needed Due to Trade Disputes

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell hinted on Tuesday that the central bank is prepared to cut interest rates later this... Read More

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell hinted on Tuesday that the central bank is prepared to cut interest rates later this year if it decides President Donald Trump's many trade conflicts are harming the U.S. economy. "We are closely monitoring the implications of these developments for the... Read More

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