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Democrats Change How They’ll Pick 2020 Nominee

August 25, 2018 |

After two years of sometimes ugly public fighting, Democratic Party leaders on Saturday voted to limit their own high-profile roles in choosing presidential nominees, giving even more weight to the outcome of state primaries and caucuses, the AP reports. The debate over the influence of party insiders known as superdelegates…
Newser

Trump’s pick for consumer agency, backed by GOP, ‘has no qualifications for this job’

August 23, 2018 |

Now that White House aide Kathy Kraninger has received the blessing of the Senate Banking Committee’s Republican majority to become the nation’s top consumer financial watchdog, it’s worth highlighting who’s in her corner and who isn’t.

Kraninger is supported, of course, by President Trump, who…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

In the aftermath of the Kerala floods, victims try to pick up the pieces of their lives

August 22, 2018 |

Idicula Gevarghese, forced to abandon his home in the town of Venmoney in the southern Indian state of Kerala last week, returned with his family on Monday to the ruins of their lives.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

One Big Race to Watch: Trump’s Pick in Kansas

August 7, 2018 |

Voters in five states go to the polls on Tuesday, and analysts will again be looking for clues on what the results might mean for the November midterms. Some highlights: Kansas: The GOP primary for the governor’s seat might be the highest-profile contest of the night because of President Trump….
Newser

McConnell to Trump: Popular Supreme Court Pick a Bad Idea

July 8, 2018 |

Mitch McConnell has been calling the White House daily, and not to discuss President Trump’s golf game . McConnell has been carefully explaining—without explicitly telling Trump what to do—which Supreme Court nominees would get faster approval before the November elections arrive and make everything dicey, insiders tell the New…
Newser

CNN

Mexican voters to pick president and more than 18,000 other officials

July 1, 2018 |

Mexico votes Sunday in a historic election that could potentially reshape the country. President Enrique Peña Nieto is limited to one six-year term, and cannot run for re-election.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Trump Says He’ll Announce Supreme Court Pick on July 9

June 30, 2018 |

President Donald Trump has narrowed his list of prospective Supreme Court nominees to five finalists (although the list could change), and plans to announce his pick on July 9, reports Bloomberg . White House officials appear to be focusing on the following federal appeals court judges, all of whom are Republican…
Newser

Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway pick CEO for joint healthcare venture

June 20, 2018 |

Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon and bestselling author, has been named chief executive of a venture sponsored by Amazon.com Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. that aims to bring down those three firms’ healthcare costs.

The companies announced the appointment Wednesday…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump’s rumored pick for CFPB chief is a Mick Mulvaney deputy with little financial policy expertise

June 15, 2018 |

A little-known Office of Management and Budget official is President Trump’s leading candidate to become permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.

If approved by the Senate, Kathy Kraninger would succeed her boss, White…


L.A. Times – Business

Italy’s Coalition Parties Pick Political Novice as Next Prime Minister

May 22, 2018 |

Italy’s two anti-establishment parties chose a political novice to become the country’s next prime minister, allowing party leaders to potentially act as the powers behind the throne.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe