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Jordan Clarkson Says LeBron Should Pick Lonzo Ball in All-Star Draft

January 22, 2018 |

Here’s Lakers star Jordan Clarkson doing his best LaVar Ball impression — saying Lonzo Ball should be LeBron’s 1st pick in the All-Star draft … even though he ain’t an All-Star. Right. We got Clarkson at Delilah over the weekend…

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Mormons Pick 93-Year-Old as New Leader

January 16, 2018 |

The Mormon church appointed a 93-year-old former heart surgeon Tuesday as its new president, following a longstanding succession plan that aims to keep the faith on course with a minimum of upheaval. The selection of Russell M. Nelson was announced by high-ranking Mormon D. Todd Christofferson during an address broadcast…
Newser

Trump’s pick for health secretary makes clear he’s totally the wrong guy for the job

January 12, 2018 |

Watching Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee for health secretary, testify before the Senate Finance Committee this week, I realized he’s more impressive than I’d previously thought.

Unlike Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Azar isn’t alarmingly ignorant about the department he’d run. Unlike Scott…


L.A. Times – Business

Judge Backs Trump in Pick to Run Consumer Agency

November 29, 2017 |

The White House just won a legal battle in the bizarre DC drama involving dueling directors at the same federal agency. A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Mick Mulvaney should be the interim chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, reports the Hill . Mulvaney, who also serves as the…
Newser

Temporary restraining order to stop Trump’s pick for CFPB is denied

November 29, 2017 |

In a victory for the Trump White House, a temporary restraining order to halt the president’s pick for acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP), Mick Mulvaney, was denied by a judge Tuesday afternoon.
FOX News

Let’s Pick Worst Coverage of ‘Your Favorite President (Me)’

November 27, 2017 |

President Trump is back in the White House after spending the Thanksgiving holiday at Mar-a-Lago, and he’s back on the media attack, on Monday morning suggesting—”seemingly tongue-in-cheek,” per Politico —that the media go head-to-head in an unusual contest: “We should have a contest as to which of the Networks,…
Newser

Trump likely to pick ex-lawmaker (and restaurant franchisee) to head consumer agency

November 21, 2017 |

President Trump is widely expected to name Mick Mulvaney, who currently serves as head of the White House Office of Management and Budget, as interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

If so, Trump would be picking someone with no background whatsoever in consumer protection,…


L.A. Times – Business

Scary thought: Trump now gets to pick the country’s top consumer watchdog

November 15, 2017 |

After this week naming a former drug industry executive to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, President Trump now will be able to appoint his own pick to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Maybe someone from the payday lending business?

How about the former head of Wells…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump Judicial Pick Made ‘Glaring Omission’

November 14, 2017 |

One of President Trump’s nominee for a federal judgeship is taking flak from Democrats for failing to mention a potential conflict of interest—the fact that his wife, Ann Donaldson, is one of Trump’s senior White House lawyers. Brett Talley failed to mention in the Senate questionnaire for judicial nominees…
Newser

Stocks lose ground as investors digest tax plan and await Trump’s Fed pick

November 2, 2017 |

U.S. stocks are slipping Thursday morning as Wall Street waits for news about House Republicans’ tax proposals and President Trump’s choice for Federal Reserve chair. Company earnings are also still in focus. Rubbermaid maker Newell Brands and generic drugmaker Teva are tumbling after they each…


L.A. Times – Business