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Sources Say Trump’s VA Pick Was Nicknamed ‘Candyman’

April 26, 2018 |

A summary of allegations against President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs says he recklessly prescribed drugs, had his own private stock of controlled substances, and got drunk and crashed a government car. The summary was released by Democrats as the White House rallied behind Dr….
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Jim Brown Hopes Browns Take Saquon Barkley with #1 Pick

April 24, 2018 |

Jim Brown wants Cleveland to take a RUNNING BACK with the 1st overall pick in the NFL Draft … and he’s crossing his fingers for Saquon Barkley.  The Hall of Famer was out in D.C. on Tuesday — just days before he flies out to Texas to…

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Top Federal Reserve pick, another white male, criticized for Wells Fargo oversight

April 4, 2018 |

The Federal Reserve’s top official on the West Coast has been chosen to head its powerful New York regional bank, putting a seasoned economist into a key monetary policymaking role to help offset new Fed Chairman Jerome H. Powell’s lack of an economics background.

But the choice of John C. Williams,…


L.A. Times – Business

Tourists pick their own grapes at Chile wine harvest fest

March 28, 2018 |

Dozens of tourists armed with sharp scissors and donning dusty gloves and aprons walk through rows of green vines, hand-picking dark purple grapes that will be turned into Chilean wines enjoyed around the world.
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North Korea Leaves the South to Pick Up Its Olympics Tab

February 15, 2018 |

South Korea on Wednesday approved a $ 2.7 million fund to cover North Korean hotel bills and other costs at the Olympics, extending the North’s reputation as a debtor that rarely pays.
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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…
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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…
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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.
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