Heartland Editor

Gayle Putrich

Gayle is the Heartland Editor at Rare. She grew up in the Midwest, graduated from Kent State University and caught a serious case of Potomac Fever that has kept her in D.C. for nearly 15 years. She has traveled the world covering military aviation with Defense News, defense and foreign policy, American manufacturing, Congress with Congressional Quarterly and more — but huge chunks of her heart never left the Midwest. Ask her how she feels about the federal budget, but be prepared for a very long answer.


“Hitting a bullet with a bullet.” That’s the U.S. plan to defeat North Korean missiles Rare News “Hitting a bullet with a bullet.” That’s the U.S. plan to defeat North Korean missiles , Heartland Editor 3:45pm, September 22
Sen. McCain just torpedoed the Obamacare replacement bill — again Across the U.S.A. Sen. McCain just torpedoed the Obamacare replacement bill — again , Heartland Editor 3:21pm, September 22
Medicaid directors warn senators off latest Obamacare replacement bill Across the U.S.A. Medicaid directors warn senators off latest Obamacare replacement bill , Heartland Editor 10:21am, September 22
If you can't get there from here, it's probably Irma's fault Across the U.S.A. If you can't get there from here, it's probably Irma's fault , Heartland Editor 12:11pm, September 11
Never-before-seen FBI photos are a haunting reminder of the Sept. 11 Pentagon attack God Bless America Never-before-seen FBI photos are a haunting reminder of the Sept. 11 Pentagon attack , Heartland Editor 8:24pm, September 8
Donald Trump Jr. was hoping for dirt on Hillary Clinton from Russians Rare News Donald Trump Jr. was hoping for dirt on Hillary Clinton from Russians , Heartland Editor 12:44pm, September 7
One last flight makes it in and out of Puerto Rico ahead of Irma Across the U.S.A. One last flight makes it in and out of Puerto Rico ahead of Irma , Heartland Editor 12:16pm, September 7
Trump strikes a deal with Democrats to fund the government — right in front of Ryan and McConnell Trump strikes a deal with Democrats to fund the government — right in front of Ryan and McConnell , Heartland Editor 5:57pm, September 6
White House's DACA decision forces Congress' hand on immigration Across the U.S.A. White House's DACA decision forces Congress' hand on immigration , Heartland Editor 1:36pm, September 5
Congress may tackle Harvey relief funds and debt ceiling in one swoop Rare News Congress may tackle Harvey relief funds and debt ceiling in one swoop , Heartland Editor 12:25pm, September 5
The monthly job report is out, but so what? Don’t sweat the numbers. Business The monthly job report is out, but so what? Don’t sweat the numbers. , Heartland Editor 5:45pm, September 1
Mattis refreezes Pentagon policy on transgender troops Rare News Mattis refreezes Pentagon policy on transgender troops , Heartland Editor 12:12pm, August 30
How to get FEMA funds ASAP -- if you're eligible Rare News How to get FEMA funds ASAP -- if you're eligible , Heartland Editor 12:44pm, August 28
Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Across the U.S.A. Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio , Heartland Editor 8:22pm, August 25
Trump officially nixes transgender U.S. military service Rare Military Trump officially nixes transgender U.S. military service , Heartland Editor 7:19pm, August 25
Hurricane Harvey hurts more than the Gulf Coast, starting with spiking gas prices Across the U.S.A. Hurricane Harvey hurts more than the Gulf Coast, starting with spiking gas prices , Heartland Editor 11:39am, August 25
Jury awards record sum in suit linking talcum powder, ovarian cancer Health and medicine Jury awards record sum in suit linking talcum powder, ovarian cancer , Heartland Editor 1:50pm, August 22
No spoilers: Trump Administration not disclosing troop levels or timelines in continued fight for Afghanistan No spoilers: Trump Administration not disclosing troop levels or timelines in continued fight for Afghanistan , Heartland Editor 10:42pm, August 21
Spoiler alert: President Trump probably wants more troops in Afghanistan Spoiler alert: President Trump probably wants more troops in Afghanistan , Heartland Editor 5:29pm, August 21
“Alternative” cancer treatments do more harm than good, study shows Health and medicine “Alternative” cancer treatments do more harm than good, study shows , Heartland Editor 4:31pm, August 17
There’s not really an “alt-left,” but these guys are trying to be it Rare News There’s not really an “alt-left,” but these guys are trying to be it , Heartland Editor 11:31am, August 16
Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier ditches Trump over Charlottesville silence Rare Politics Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier ditches Trump over Charlottesville silence , Heartland Editor 11:42am, August 14
President Trump declares the opioid crisis a national emergency. What happens next? Rare News President Trump declares the opioid crisis a national emergency. What happens next? , Heartland Editor 4:29pm, August 10
A new Gallup poll shows 25 percent of Americans think Trump and Russia were in cahoots during election Rare News A new Gallup poll shows 25 percent of Americans think Trump and Russia were in cahoots during election , Heartland Editor 5:50pm, August 9
U.S. Air Force closes deal with Boeing for a new Air Force One that should save American taxpayers a bundle Rare News U.S. Air Force closes deal with Boeing for a new Air Force One that should save American taxpayers a bundle , Heartland Editor 4:11pm, August 7
Sun’s out, guns out in a new Stephen Colbert photo shoot with InStyle Rare Humor Sun’s out, guns out in a new Stephen Colbert photo shoot with InStyle , Heartland Editor 4:41pm, August 4
White House throws support behind immigration bill, but is it the best policy for the American economy? Immigration White House throws support behind immigration bill, but is it the best policy for the American economy? , Heartland Editor 5:12pm, August 2