Tag: Appointments and Executive Changes

Who Might Replace Theresa May as Britain’s Prime Minister?

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain has announced that she will step down as the Conservative Party leader on June 7, bringing into the open a party leadership struggle that has been underway on the sidelines for months. But deep divisions within the party and the nation over Britain’s withdrawal from the European […]

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Brexit ‘Red Lines’ Became a Trap for Theresa May

LONDON — An iconic image of Theresa May appeared this week, as Britain readied for the news that she would step down. It showed her in the back of her car, her face pale and sheened with sweat, her eyes red-rimmed and watery. The image resonated because it was nearly identical to one taken of […]

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‘Red Lines’ on Brexit Became a Trap for Theresa May

LONDON — An iconic image of Theresa May appeared this week, as Britain readied for the news that she would step down. It showed her in the back of her car, her face pale and sheened with sweat, her eyes red-rimmed and watery. The image resonated because it was nearly identical to one taken of […]

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Theresa May, Undone by Brexit, to Resign as U.K. Prime Minister

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain surrendered to mounting pressure from her lawmakers on Friday and said she would step aside as leader, after almost three years of trying and failing to lead Britain out of the European Union. Mrs. May said she would stand aside as leader of the Conservative Party on […]

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Trump Picks Barbara Barrett, Former Aerospace Executive, to Be Next Air Force Secretary

President Trump said Tuesday that he would nominate Barbara Barrett, a former diplomat and aerospace research executive, to be the next Air Force secretary, a move that came as Mr. Trump ratchets up plans to increase the military’s focus on threats in space. Mr. Trump announced his plans on Twitter, more than two months after […]

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Austria Chancellor Faces Prospect of No-Confidence Vote as Coalition Unravels

VIENNA — Austria’s president praised the “elegance” of the country’s Constitution on Tuesday, seeking to calm concerns as the crisis that has torn apart Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s right-wing coalition government accelerated, putting his future in doubt. Mr. Kurz, who had sought an early election in September and is preparing to lead a minority government until […]

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A Would-Be Trump Aide’s Demands: A Jet on Call, a Future Cabinet Post and More

Access to a government jet 24 hours a day. An office in the West Wing, plus guaranteed weekends off for family time. And an assurance of being made secretary of homeland security by November. Those were among a list of 10 conditions that Kris Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state, has given to the […]

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Who Runs New York When the Mayor Campaigns for President?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Mayor Bill de Blasio has not always had the best luck with his travels out of town. There was the trip to Germany in July 2017, when the mayor joined protest events around the Group of 20 meeting in […]

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Nonfiction: Justice John Paul Stevens Looks Back on His Long Career

THE MAKING OF A JUSTICE Reflections on My First 94 Years By John Paul Stevens John Paul Stevens ended his remarkable 35-year term on the Supreme Court with the approval of the Republican president who appointed him and the Democratic one who replaced him. Gerald Ford wrote in 2005 that he was prepared to let […]

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Former Top Financial Regulators Warn Against Move to Ease Oversight of Firms

Two former Treasury secretaries joined two former Federal Reserve leaders on Monday to warn that the Trump administration’s efforts to relax oversight of certain financial firms could seriously threaten the stability of America’s financial system. The stark warning came two months after a federal oversight panel said it planned to stop designating large, non-bank financial […]

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Trump to Nominate Patrick Shanahan as Pentagon Chief

WASHINGTON — President Trump will nominate Patrick Shanahan as his second defense secretary, trying to cement the acting Pentagon chief against expected challenges from lawmakers and Defense Department officials skeptical of him, White House officials said on Thursday. The announcement, in a tweet from Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, followed a monthlong […]

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CBS Names Norah O’Donnell Its Evening News Anchor and Shuffles Lineup

CBS on Monday announced a big shake-up to its morning and evening news programming, a bold bet to help reverse the fortunes of a news division that has been buffeted by scandal, firings and declining ratings. Norah O’Donnell will become the new anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” only the third woman ever to assume […]

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Trump Names Mark Morgan, Former Head of Border Patrol, to Lead ICE

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday named Mark Morgan, a former Obama administration official who has aligned himself with some of Mr. Trump’s hard-line positions on border security, as the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Mr. Morgan served as the Border Patrol chief at the end of the Obama administration, and was also previously […]

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Shake-Up Looms at CBS News, as a Celebrated New Boss Makes Her Mark

When Susan Zirinsky was named the new president of CBS’s troubled news division in January, she said she wanted to unite her team “both functionally and spiritually.” She is about to put that mission to the test. CBS News, whose Cronkite-and-Murrow tradition was shaken last year by a series of sex scandals, is set to […]

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Trump Won’t Nominate Stephen Moore for Fed Board

WASHINGTON — President Trump said he would not nominate Stephen Moore for a seat on the Federal Reserve board after several Republican lawmakers raised concerns about the conservative economist’s previous comments denigrating women. Mr. Trump, in a tweet, said “Steve Moore, a great pro-growth economist and a truly fine person, has decided to withdraw from […]

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Facebook Set to Create Privacy Positions as Part of F.T.C. Settlement

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission is negotiating a settlement with Facebook that would create new positions at the company focused on strengthening its privacy practices, according to two people with knowledge of the talks. Facebook has agreed to create a privacy committee to protect its users’ data, as well as an external assessor who […]

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The Senate Should Reject Trump’s NOAA Nominee

The safety and economic well-being of Americans will be put at risk if the Senate confirms Barry Lee Myers as the next administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As a nonscientist, Mr. Myers lacks the professional credentials to lead a science-centric agency responsible for daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, climate monitoring, fisheries […]

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Moore’s Shot at the Fed Teeters as G.O.P. Senators Voice Concerns

WASHINGTON — The conservative commentator Stephen Moore’s chance at confirmation to the Federal Reserve Board teetered on Tuesday after one Republican senator said it was unlikely she would support him and multiple Republican senators began to publicly question whether the problematic favorite of President Trump would have enough votes if nominated. Senator Joni Ernst, Republican […]

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Solving Trump’s Federal Reserve Problem

The drama of Stephen Moore, Donald Trump’s controversial not-yet-nominee for a seat on the Federal Reserve, is a nice microcosm of the larger drama of conservatism in a Trumpian age. In the monetary policy debate that lurks behind the Fed battle, you can see some of the reasons for Trump’s political success. In the Moore […]

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Wayne LaPierre Prevails in Fierce Battle for the N.R.A.

INDIANAPOLIS — After a power struggle roiled the National Rifle Association’s annual convention over the last few days, the group’s board unanimously re-elected Wayne LaPierre as chief executive on Monday and selected a new president to replace Oliver L. North, attendees at its annual board meeting said. The moves ended a bitter internal fight that […]

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