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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

How to pick a fee-only financial planner when family’s finances suddenly increase?

May 20, 2018 |

Dear Liz,

I have had a fairly predictable financial life. I’m a school administrator, and my husband is a nurse.

We now have three properties. Two are income properties, and the third is a home that has sat for eight years in mid-construction. When finished, the home could be rented for $ 4,500…


L.A. Times – Business

Haspel Confirmed in Closest Vote for CIA Pick in 7 Decades

May 17, 2018 |

The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday as the first female director of the CIA following a difficult nomination process that reopened an emotional debate about brutal interrogation techniques in one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency’s history. The 54-45 vote split both parties, with six Democrats joining…
Newser

Trump CIA pick Gina Haspel says agency should not have conducted enhanced interrogation program

May 15, 2018 |

Gina Haspel, President Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, admitted the agency should not have conducted its enhanced interrogation program.
FOX News

Trump’s CIA pick attacked over Bush-era program; do gender politics matter?

May 8, 2018 |

Gina Haspel doesn’t want to be “the next Ronny Jackson.”
FOX News