In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight. The Cabinet choices are another sign Trump’s populist pledge to “drain the swamp” is a catchy campaign slogan but not a serious attempt to change the way Washington works. Instead of staring down “the unholy alliance of lobbyists and donors and special interests” as Trump recently declared, the influence industry has flourished during his administration.
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If you were missing Mandy Moore’s music, there’s good news! The “This Is Us” star is finally getting back to her singing roots. The song is set to appear on Moore’s forthcoming album, due out early next year. “The idea of diving back into music after so much time and personal change was really intimidating to me for a while,” Moore said in a statement.
(Bloomberg) — The U.S. plans to return its ambassador to Belarus, ending a freeze in ties with the authoritarian former Soviet republic which had lasted for more than 11 years.“We are happy to see that chapter closing, and we are closing it because of the concrete steps in the direction that you, Mr. President, had taken to improve this relationship,” David Hale, Undersecretary of State for political affairs, told Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting in Minsk.The U.S. withdrew its ambassador from Minsk in 2008 as relations between the two countries spiralled lower over Washington’s allegations of human-rights abuses by the …read more
Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy weighs in on the New York Times issuing a correction on latest Kavanaugh allegation.
Tyler and Jacob Huffhines ran an operation that cranked out 3,000 to 5,000 counterfeit vaping cartridges each day, authorities say.
In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, 3G Global Food Holdings disclosed that it sold 25.1 million shares at $28.44 per share, lower than Kraft Heinz’s Monday’s close of $29.62. The $712.95 million stock sale brings 3G Capital’s stake down to 20.1% from 22.14%, and it continues to be the second largest shareholder behind Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc . “The sale was driven by periodic liquidity windows by 3G investors in the 3G fund that holds Kraft Heinz stock,” said Kraft’s spokesman, adding that the Brazilian private equity firm has no current …read more
In one corner you had President Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, doing his usual rally shtick before a crowd of 7,500 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M. In the other corner you had Elizabeth Warren, the only Democratic candidate to show a slow but steady rise in the polls, railing against corruption before a crowd of more than 20,000 in lower Manhattan’s Washington Square Park, where a deadly 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory helped accelerate the American labor movement.
Celine Dion is opening up about everything from her eccentric fashion sense to what her love life could hold in the future. “We met and we bonded as best friends,” Dion told ET on the beginning of her friendship with the stylist.
Twenty villagers were killed and 14 others were injured when the truck they were riding in lost control and fell off a cliff Tuesday in a remote mountain village in the southern Philippines, police and the Red Cross said. Provincial police chief Joel Limson said the truck was negotiating a downhill road in Tboli town in South Cotabato province when its brakes apparently failed and plummeted down a ravine, pinning 15 people to death. Police, Red Cross volunteers and villagers retrieved the 15 bodies from the wreckage at the bottom of the ravine.
A flight from Vietnam to South Korea was delayed for 11 hours after the pilot arrived at the airport and realized he had lost his passport
T’Way Air said it was investigating the incident and how the pilot lost his passport, and that it put passengers in a hotel and fed them breakfast.