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US says Russia ‘should not be acting like a victim’ following expulsions

March 31, 2018 |

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Thursday that Moscow “should not be acting like a victim” and rejected the Russian government’s suggestion that it is taking reciprocal action by expelling 60 US diplomats and closing the American consulate in St. Petersburg — a move that followed Washington’s decision to expel 60 alleged intelligence officers from the United States earlier this week.
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Judge denies injunction to remove Mick Mulvaney as consumer bureau’s acting director

January 11, 2018 |

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction to remove Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The judge sided with Mulvaney — President Trump’s choice for the interim position — over Leandra English, the agency’s deputy director…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump’s Wells Fargo tweet cited in court hearing as reason to remove Mulvaney as CFPB acting chief

December 22, 2017 |

A recent tweet by President Trump about possible penalties against Wells Fargo & Co. was cited during a court hearing Friday as a reason for removing White House official Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The attorney for Leandra English — the bureau’s…


L.A. Times – Business

Acting AG Fired by Trump Thinks ‘Core Values’ at Risk

December 19, 2017 |

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was fired by President Trump just days after he took office for declaring that the Justice Department wouldn’t defend a Trump executive order on immigration. She’s now had almost 11 months to ponder the state of the US, and in an op-ed for USA Today…
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Justin Bieber’s Taking Acting Lessons with Famous Coach

December 13, 2017 |

Justin Bieber’s going hard into the acting world, working with a professional who’s helped some of the biggest names in Hollywood — but don’t count on seeing his skills on a screen anytime soon. Sources close to the Biebs tell TMZ … he’s taking…

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San Francisco Has a New Acting Mayor

December 13, 2017 |

San Francisco native London Breed became the city’s acting mayor Tuesday following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, and is the first African-American woman to lead the city in the midst of a seemingly endless technology driven economic boom. Breed, 43, is a lifelong San Francisco resident who was…
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Consumer financial watchdog’s deputy director asks judge for injunction to replace Mick Mulvaney as acting chief

December 7, 2017 |

The deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking a federal judge for an injunction to install her as the agency’s acting chief in place of President Trump’s appointee, Mick Mulvaney.

The Wednesday night legal filing by Leandra English is the latest in the legal battle for…


L.A. Times – Business

Daniel-Day Lewis Isn’t Regretting His Decision to Quit Acting

November 29, 2017 |

Daniel Day-Lewis surprised the film industry and his legions of fans with the announcement earlier this year that he was done with acting. The 60-year-old didn’t explain why, and in an interview with W , he sheds little new light on the decision—because he says he doesn’t quite understand it…
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Judge denies restraining order to halt Mulvaney’s appointment as acting CFPB director

November 29, 2017 |

The first round in the legal battle over interim leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau went to President Trump on Tuesday when a federal judge denied a request for a temporary restraining order to keep his choice for the job, Mick Mulvaney, from serving as acting director.

But…


L.A. Times – Business

Daniel Day-Lewis Is Retiring From Acting

June 21, 2017 |

Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, the Guardian reports. The 60-year-old actor’s final role will be a fashion drama from director Paul Thomas Anderson scheduled for release in December. No reason was given for Day-Lewis’ pending retirement, which was announced Tuesday. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators…
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