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

May 10, 2019
by Dan McCue
US-China Trade Talks Break Up With No Deal In Sight

High stakes trade talks between the United States and China ended Friday with no agreement in sight and mixed signals... Read More

High stakes trade talks between the United States and China ended Friday with no agreement in sight and mixed signals from the White House in regard to where things stand. In a pair of tweets sent shortly before the markets closed Friday, President Donald Trump said... Read More

May 8, 2019
by Dan McCue
New Democrats Endorse H.R. 5 Barring Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

The New Democrat Coalition on Wednesday formally endorsed H.R. 5, also known as the Equality Act, which aims to amend... Read More

The New Democrat Coalition on Wednesday formally endorsed H.R. 5, also known as the Equality Act, which aims to amend the federal Civil Rights Act to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The coalition, which is comprised of 101 forward-thinking and... Read More

May 8, 2019
by Dan McCue
House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt on Wednesday evening, capping a... Read More

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt on Wednesday evening, capping a day of escalating tensions between the White House and Capitol Hill. The committee's 24-16 vote is technically a vote to recommend the full house hold Barr... Read More

May 8, 2019
by Dan McCue
New York Senate OKs Giving US House Access to Trump's State Tax Returns

New York State's Democrat-controlled Senate Wednesday easily approved a bill that would allow three congressional committees to review President Donald... Read More

New York State's Democrat-controlled Senate Wednesday easily approved a bill that would allow three congressional committees to review President Donald Trump's state tax returns. The vote was 39-21. The bill, which now must be approved by New York's Democrat-controlled Assembly, does not mention Trump by name,... Read More

May 8, 2019
by Dan McCue
Ex-Police Officer Who Killed Black Motorist During Traffic Stop Appeals Conviction to Supreme Court

A former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for killing a black motorist... Read More

A former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for killing a black motorist who fled a traffic stop four years ago, has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Michael Slager pleaded guilty in May 2017 to a... Read More

May 7, 2019
by Dan McCue
NewDEAL Members Join Colorado Leaders to Launch National Climate Initiative

More than 40 of the nation's most innovative state and local officials gathered in Denver Monday to launch a national... Read More

More than 40 of the nation's most innovative state and local officials gathered in Denver Monday to launch a national climate change initiative aimed at driving the policy agenda to address climate change. The NewDEAL Forum Climate Change Policy Group will leverage the expertise of the... Read More

May 7, 2019
by Dan McCue
In South Carolina, Governments, Employers and Schools Forge Strategy to Deal with Traffic Issues

After years of economic development success, traffic congestion has become a critical challenge for the three-county region comprising the Charleston,... Read More

After years of economic development success, traffic congestion has become a critical challenge for the three-county region comprising the Charleston, South Carolina metropolitan area. Every morning, hundreds of thousands of commuters head off to work on local roads ill-suited to handling such a concentrated volume, often... Read More

May 7, 2019
by Dan McCue
Oregon Denies Permit to Controversial Natural Gas Project

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality denied a key permit Monday to a controversial liquefied natural gas export terminal and... Read More

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality denied a key permit Monday to a controversial liquefied natural gas export terminal and its feeder pipeline, a move that cheered project opponents who argued the Trump administration is moving too fast when it comes to green-lighting fossil fuel-related facilities.... Read More

May 6, 2019
by Dan McCue
World Markets Shaken By Renewed Trump Tariff Threats for China

Securities markets around the world swooned Monday after President Donald Trump threatened to dramatically increase tariffs on Chinese imports at... Read More

Securities markets around the world swooned Monday after President Donald Trump threatened to dramatically increase tariffs on Chinese imports at a time when many believed the 10-month old trade war between the U.S. and China was coming to an end. Chinese negotiators are scheduled to arrive... Read More

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January 26, 2023
by Dan McCue
Spanberger Leads Push to Prevent Offshore Drilling in Virginia

WASHINGTON — As House Republicans move closer to a vote on a bill intended to curb the president’s ability to... Read More

WASHINGTON — As House Republicans move closer to a vote on a bill intended to curb the president’s ability to sell oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., is pushing for an amendment to prevent her state’s... Read More

January 26, 2023
by Dan McCue
Schiff Enters Field Competing for Feinstein Senate Seat

WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., confirmed one of California politics’ most poorly kept secrets, announcing Thursday that he is... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., confirmed one of California politics’ most poorly kept secrets, announcing Thursday that he is running in 2024 for Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat. Schiff is the second candidate to formally enter what is... Read More

Yellen Focuses on Energy Transition in South Africa Visit

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discussed South Africa’s transition from its heavy reliance on coal to greener... Read More

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discussed South Africa’s transition from its heavy reliance on coal to greener energy sources during talks with the country's finance minister Thursday. Yellen made brief remarks to reporters ahead of a meeting... Read More

Virginia Democrats Defeat Bills Limiting Abortion Access

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Senate Democrats defeated several bills Thursday that would have restricted abortion access in the state,... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Senate Democrats defeated several bills Thursday that would have restricted abortion access in the state, including a proposed 15-week ban with exceptions that was a priority for Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin. The Senate Committee on... Read More

Slotkin Preps Senate Run After Winning Tough Reelection Bid

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Just three months ago, Rep. Elissa Slotkin was one of the most vulnerable Democrats in Washington,... Read More

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Just three months ago, Rep. Elissa Slotkin was one of the most vulnerable Democrats in Washington, fighting an expensive campaign for reelection in a Michigan district that Republicans were sure they could retake. That was all... Read More

January 25, 2023
by Dan McCue
House Republicans Vow to Advance Strategic Petroleum Reserve Bill

WASHINGTON — House Republicans vowed Wednesday to move ahead with a vote on a bill restricting the president’s ability to... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Republicans vowed Wednesday to move ahead with a vote on a bill restricting the president’s ability to tap the strategic petroleum reserve, despite a promised veto from the White House. Speaking to reporters at a news conference... Read More

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