Tag: Appointments and Executive Changes

Trump’s NOAA Pick, Barry Myers, Asks to Withdraw Nomination

Barry Lee Myers, whose nomination by President Trump to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration remained unconfirmed by the Senate for more than two years, asked the White House this week to withdraw it, saying that surgery and chemotherapy made it “impractical” for him to serve. Mr. Myers, the former chief executive of AccuWeather, […]

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Pence Is Implicated

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. The president led a conspiracy to use American foreign policy for his personal benefit. We’ve known that much for weeks. Yesterday, we heard a credible accusation that the vice president, among other top officials, was aware of […]

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The Left Shouldn’t Freak Out About Trump’s Judges (Yet)

Republicans are celebrating how they’ve packed the 12 regional federal appeals courts (excluding a specialized federal appellate court) with conservative judges. Earlier this month, President Trump hosted Senate Republicans at the White House to cheer their 45th confirmation. Stephen Bannon recently said, in praising Don McGahn, the former White House counsel who chose many of […]

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Tottenham Hotspur Taps Mourinho as New Manager

Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday said it had appointed José Mourinho to replace Mauricio Pochettino as manager, capping a remarkable 12 hours of turmoil and suspense for a club that has in recent years earned an image as one of the Premier League’s rare bastions of stability. Fans were still getting used to Pochettino’s firing on […]

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T-Mobile’s Longtime C.E.O., John Legere, to Step Down

John Legere, the colorful and longtime chief executive of T-Mobile, will step down at the end of April after his contract expires. He will be succeeded by Mike Sievert, the president and chief operating officer of the wireless company, the company said Monday. Mr. Legere, who has been credited with reviving T-Mobile since becoming its […]

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Ethnic Rifts in Bolivia Burst Into View With Fall of Evo Morales

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — In the days since the ouster of Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first Indigenous president, deep ethnic tensions that have long divided the country have erupted, complicating efforts to move Bolivia out of political crisis. Mr. Morales, a champion of the Indigenous, has now been replaced by an acting president of European descent, and […]

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Who Is Marie Yovanovitch? Former Ambassador Testifies in Impeachment Hearing

WASHINGTON — Before President Trump fired her as his ambassador to Ukraine, Marie L. Yovanovitch was an anonymous career diplomat who served in the kind of unglamorous posts — Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and eventually Ukraine — typically reserved for civil servants because political donors and friends of the president don’t covet them. Now Ms. Yovanovitch, known […]

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Who Is Marie Yovanovitch? Former Ambassador Testifies Today

WASHINGTON — Before President Trump fired her as his ambassador to Ukraine, Marie L. Yovanovitch was an anonymous career diplomat who served in the kind of unglamorous posts — Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and eventually Ukraine — typically reserved for civil servants because political donors and friends of the president don’t covet them. Now Ms. Yovanovitch, known […]

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Bolivia’s Interim Leader Says Nation Must ‘Reconstruct Democracy’

LA PAZ, Bolivia — In her first televised address to the nation Wednesday, the senator who assumed Bolivia’s interim presidency, Jeanine Añez Chavez, urged a return to normalcy after weeks of violence, even as the ousted president, Evo Morales, called her government unconstitutional and his supporters vowed to disrupt it. With the backing of the […]

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Uneasy Calm in Bolivia as Lawmakers Threaten Showdown With Interim Leader

LA PAZ, Bolivia — With the backing of the military, Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Añez Chavez, met with advisers on Wednesday to appoint a new cabinet even as backers of former President Evo Morales pledged to disrupt the new government and nullify Ms. Añez’s climb to power. After days of looting and violent demonstrations in […]

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Financial Times Names First Woman as Top Editor in Its 131 Years

For the first time in its long history, The Financial Times will be led by a woman. On Tuesday, the daily known for its robust coverage of international markets, its distinctive salmon-hued paper and its impenetrable digital paywall, announced that Roula Khalaf will be its top editor, starting in January. Ms. Khalaf, a 24-year veteran […]

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Trump Has Considered Firing Intelligence Community Inspector General

President Trump has discussed dismissing the intelligence community’s inspector general, Michael Atkinson, because Mr. Atkinson reported a whistle-blower’s complaint about Mr. Trump’s interactions with Ukraine to Congress after concluding it was credible, according to four people familiar with the discussions. Mr. Trump first expressed his dismay about Mr. Atkinson around the time the whistle-blower’s complaint […]

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Bolivia Crisis Shows the Blurry Line Between Coup and Uprising

President Evo Morales’s resignation has provoked international debate about how to characterize the turmoil in Bolivia: Is it an uprising or a coup? Some highlight a narrative of popular revolt against a president drifting toward authoritarianism. Others underscore a brazen military intervention. Though much remains unknown, both sides have much evidence to point to. But […]

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WeWork in Talks With John Legere of T-Mobile for C.E.O. Job

WeWork, seeking a new chief executive to lead the company’s overhaul, is in talks with John Legere of T-Mobile, according to two people briefed on the discussions. Mr. Legere, who has been credited with reviving T-Mobile and has been there for seven years, is one of several candidates the company is considering, according to the […]

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Trump and Senate Republicans Celebrate Making the Courts More Conservative

WASHINGTON — President Trump took a moment on Wednesday to celebrate his success confirming his judicial appointments, an achievement crucial to maintaining his hold on conservatives and on evangelical voters as he heads into an election year fighting off impeachment by the House. With another flurry of Senate judicial confirmations this week, the Trump administration […]

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For Third Time, Mayor Passes Over a Black Chief to Run the N.Y.P.D.

The top black police official in New York City, Benjamin Tucker, went to Gracie Mansion on Sunday expecting the mayor to ask him to take the reins of the nation’s largest police force. Only days before, the police commissioner, James P. O’Neill, had quietly and abruptly informed Mayor Bill de Blasio that he would be […]

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McDonald’s C.E.O. Fired Over a Relationship That’s Becoming Taboo

The #MeToo era has brought new scrutiny to a wide range of workplace misconduct — from discrimination to sexual harassment to assault — that was ignored, tolerated or even covered up in some corners of corporate America. Now, the abrupt firing of McDonald’s chief executive, Steve Easterbrook, over the weekend highlights how even consensual relationships […]

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Dermot Shea: What We Know About the N.Y.P.D.’s Next Commissioner

Dermot F. Shea, the Police Department’s chief of detectives, was named New York’s next commissioner on Monday, succeeding James P. O’Neill as the leader of the largest police force in the United States. In announcing the change, Mayor Bill de Blasio hailed Chief Shea, who spent four years overseeing the department’s data-driven CompStat program, describing […]

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N.Y.P.D. Commissioner James O’Neill Is Expected to Resign

James P. O’Neill, the New York City police commissioner who attempted to mend a racial divide between the Police Department and the public, was expected to step down from his position on Monday, ending a tumultuous three-year tenure as head of the country’s largest police force, two officials said. Mr. O’Neill, 61, initially set out […]

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McDonald’s Fires C.E.O. Steve Easterbrook After Relationship With Employee

Steve Easterbrook has been fired as chief executive of McDonald’s, the fast-food chain announced on Sunday, after he engaged in a consensual relationship with an employee that violated company policy. In a statement announcing the firing, McDonald’s said the company’s board had determined that Mr. Easterbrook had “demonstrated poor judgment.” Mr. Easterbrook, who became the […]

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Under Armour Cooperating With Federal Accounting Investigation

The struggling sportswear giant Under Armour confirmed on Sunday evening that it was assisting federal authorities conducting investigations into its accounting practices and related activities dating back to 2017. “Under Armour is cooperating with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice investigations,” a spokesman for Under Armour said Sunday night. […]

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McDonald’s Fires C.E.O. After Relationship With Employee

Steve Easterbrook has been fired from his role as chief executive of McDonald’s, the fast-food chain announced on Sunday, after he engaged in a consensual relationship with an employee that violated company policy. In a statement announcing the firing, McDonald’s said the company’s board had determined that Mr. Easterbrook had “demonstrated poor judgment.” “I engaged […]

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Trump Says He Intends to Name Chad Wolf as Acting Secretary

President Trump said on Friday that he would name Chad Wolf as the next acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, the fifth person to lead the agency responsible for securing the country for this administration. Mr. Wolf was the chief of staff to Kirstjen Nielsen, who was homeland security secretary until […]

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