Tag: Appointments and Executive Changes

Heather Nauert Withdraws From Consideration as U.N. Ambassador

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump’s pick to serve as ambassador to the United Nations withdrew from consideration on Saturday, citing family concerns. His intended nominee, Heather Nauert, a spokeswoman at the State Department since 2017, said in a statement that “the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is […]

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Donald and the Deflationists

U.S. political discussion has been dominated by the issue of Donald Trump’s wall — an issue on which Trump’s irrationality keeps surprising even his critics. So I don’t imagine that many people have heard about Trump’s nomination of David Malpass, currently an under secretary at the Treasury Department, to lead the World Bank. But it’s […]

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Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed William P. Barr on Thursday for a second stint as attorney general, handing oversight of the Justice Department — and its ongoing investigation into links between Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign — to a seasoned Republican legal hand known for his expansive view of presidential […]

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Brock Long, FEMA Administrator, Resigns After Two Turbulent Years

WASHINGTON — Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency who was praised for his agency’s response to Hurricane Harvey but sharply criticized for its handling of Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico, announced on Wednesday that he would resign. Mr. Long’s tenure was also punctuated by a controversy that had nothing to […]

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Lincoln Center Finds Its Next President at the 92nd Street Y

Lincoln Center, which has been buffeted by leadership churn in recent years, has looked to Broadway and academia for its last two presidents. They didn’t take. Now it is looking to the East Side of Manhattan, and to someone with a background running a large nonprofit cultural and community center. Lincoln Center announced Wednesday that […]

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Trump Nominates David Malpass to Head World Bank

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday nominated David Malpass, one of his top economic advisers and a Wall Street veteran, to be the next president of the World Bank. Mr. Malpass, currently the under secretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, is a longtime critic of the World Bank’s lending practices and its business […]

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De Blasio’s Unexpected Pick to Run Nycha: His Sanitation Chief

Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed the city’s sanitation commissioner on Tuesday to temporarily run the embattled New York City Housing Authority, which is under fire for years of mismanagement and dilapidated and dangerous living conditions in its apartments. Kathryn Garcia, the city’s sanitation chief since 2014, will replace Stanley Brezenoff, who last year was appointed […]

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Chief of Apple Stores Is Leaving After 5 Years in the Job

Angela Ahrendts, the former Burberry chief hired by Apple five years ago to oversee its stores, said Tuesday that she will leave the company in April. The departure is an unusual move for a top executive at Apple, which is facing retail challenges as sales in China have dropped and iPhone sales have turned sluggish. […]

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Trump to Nominate David Malpass to Lead the World Bank

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to nominate David Malpass, the under secretary of the Treasury for international affairs, to head the World Bank, selecting an outspoken critic of the institution who has pushed to overhaul its longstanding practices, administration officials said on Monday. The officials, who insisted on anonymity to confirm the choice before the […]

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Trump Chooses David Bernhardt, a Former Oil Lobbyist, to Head the Interior Dept.

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday announced he would nominate David Bernhardt, a former oil lobbyist and current deputy chief of the Interior Department, to succeed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who resigned amid allegations of ethical missteps. In a message […]

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How Republicans Erased Trumpism

Donald Trump has a Congress problem. He can’t get Republicans to promote his policies. And when he forces the issue — as with his border wall — he can’t win their support. But most Americans don’t know that. After all, Republican legislators voted with the president well over 90 percent of the time during the […]

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Chip Giant Intel Picks Interim Leader as Permanent C.E.O. After Long Search

SAN FRANCISCO — The chip-making giant Intel ended a seven-month search for a new chief executive on Thursday by naming the man who was running the company on an interim basis as its permanent leader. Robert Swan, who was installed as interim chief executive in June, had been Intel’s chief financial officer since joining the […]

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Palestinian Government Resigns, With No Clear Replacement

JERUSALEM — The government of the Palestinian Authority tendered its resignation on Tuesday, a move that reflected rising public discontent and the failure of efforts to reunite the West Bank, where the authority is based, and the Gaza Strip, controlled by the militant Islamist group Hamas. The departing prime minister, Rami Hamdallah, a former university […]

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Elite Law Firm’s All-White Partner Class Stirs Debate on Diversity

The post appeared on LinkedIn in early December: Paul, Weiss, one of the country’s most prominent and profitable law firms, said it was “pleased to announce” its new partner class. In the image, 12 lawyers looked out at the world, grinning. What followed, however, was nothing to smile about. In short order, people across the […]

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Bolsonaro Finds Anticorruption Vow Threatened by Cases Close to Home

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s new far-right president, stepped onto the international stage this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with a pitch that had resounded with voters back home: He was committed to eliminating entrenched corruption in his country. But a series of questionable episodes just three weeks into […]

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Renault Names New Leaders to Replace Carlos Ghosn

PARIS — Renault announced new leadership on Thursday after Carlos Ghosn resigned as chairman and chief executive from his jail cell, ending his reign as one of the world’s most powerful industrialists and opening a pivotal new chapter for the world’s biggest auto alliance. Jean-Dominique Senard, the chief executive of the French tire maker Michelin […]

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Carlos Ghosn Leaves Renault as It Tries to Heal Rift With Nissan

PARIS — Carlos Ghosn has resigned as chairman and chief executive of Renault, according to France’s finance minister, as the French automaker turns its focus to securing the future of the world’s biggest auto alliance. In an interview with Bloomberg Television on Thursday, Bruno Le Maire, France’s finance minister, said Mr. Ghosn had stepped down […]

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Feature: Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost?

At sunrise, there it was: a red-tailed hawk, its gyre widening over the United States Capitol building in the Creamsicle-colored light, like the world’s least subtle literary reference. It was still there by midafternoon, drifting on the thermals over the mostly depopulated National Mall, wheeling occasionally past the window in the hallway outside the office […]

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Jesse Angelo Is Out as Publisher of The New York Post

Rupert Murdoch’s New York tabloid has a new boss. In an announcement on Thursday, News Corporation, the newspaper’s parent company, said that Jesse Angelo was out as publisher and chief executive after two decades at the paper. Taking his place is Sean Giancola, The Post’s chief revenue officer. Mr. Angelo, 45, started out as a […]

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Leslie Moonves to Take CBS to Arbitration Over $120 Million Severance

Leslie Moonves, the former chief executive of CBS, plans to fight a decision by the company’s board that denied him a $120 million severance payment after he was fired for cause following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. Mr. Moonves, 69, told CBS that he was demanding an arbitration hearing, according to a securities filing on […]

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