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Boris Johnson quits as UK foreign secretary, leaving May’s government on brink over Brexit

July 9, 2018 |

Boris Johnson, the UK’s foreign secretary, resigned Wednesday, according to Downing Street.
FOX News

Limit drug prices? Trump’s health secretary calls the idea ‘superficially appealing’

June 26, 2018 |

Senators will have an opportunity Tuesday to grill Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on President Trump’s “blueprint” for lowering drug prices. It would be nice if something substantial came out of the discussion.

But don’t hold your breath.

Trump’s blueprint, like the pirate’s code,…


L.A. Times – Business

Judge Says Kansas Secretary of State Has to Take Classes

June 20, 2018 |

A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of US citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implications. The ruling by US District Judge Julie Robinson is the latest setback for Kansas Secretary of State…
Newser

DHS Secretary Nielsen slams ‘irresponsible’ media, says no ‘policy of separating families at the border’

June 18, 2018 |

The head of the Department of Homeland Security took to Twitter early Sunday evening to quell the increasingly volatile immigration controversy over family members who have been separated by federal authorities while illegally crossing into the United States.
FOX News

Frugal Secretary Dies at 96, Leaves an ‘Oh My God’ Moment

May 12, 2018 |

When Sylvia Bloom died at the age of 96 in 2016, her niece experienced an “oh my God” moment. “I realized she had millions and she had never mentioned a word,” says Jane Lockshin, also the executor of Bloom’s estate. More than $ 9 million, in fact, a surprising amount to…
Newser

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Sees ‘Potential’ of Trade War

April 7, 2018 |

The U.S. is willing to negotiate with China to avoid an all-out trade war, but President Donald Trump is determined to safeguard U.S. interests, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
WSJ.com: US Business

TMZ

Deputy Press Secretary: White House Has ‘Very High Stakes’ March Madness Pool

March 14, 2018 |

Trump’s White House ain’t playin’ when it comes to March Madness — so says Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah, who tells TMZ Sports a “very high stakes” pool is ON for the tourney. You might remember — Donald caused quite a stir last year when…

TMZ.com

Embattled VA Secretary May Be on the Way Out

March 14, 2018 |

President Donald Trump is considering ousting embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who has faced an insurgency within his department and fresh allegations that he used a member of his security detail to run personal errands, the AP reports. Trump has floated the notion of moving Energy Secretary Rick Perry…
Newser

Why VA Secretary Has Posted Armed Guard Outside His Office

March 10, 2018 |

To say things are strained at the VA would be a massive understatement. That’s the thrust of a report from the Washington Post , which interviewed 16 Trump administration officials and others. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has lost trust in his senior staff and may be facing a mutiny. He’s…
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