Tag: Appointments and Executive Changes

Roland Fryer, Accused of Harassment at Harvard, Quits Economics Panel

Roland G. Fryer Jr., a prominent economist who is under investigation at Harvard University over allegations of sexual harassment, resigned on Tuesday as a leader of the most prestigious organization in academic economics. The group, the American Economic Association, published a two-sentence statement on its website saying that Dr. Fryer was stepping down from the […]

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Carlos Ghosn’s Successor at Nissan? The Board Is in No Hurry

TOKYO — Nissan Motors did not name a new chairman at a board meeting on Monday, nearly a month after the Japanese automaker removed Carlos Ghosn as chairman, saying instead that it would appoint a special committee to review its corporate governance and its director compensation system. Mr. Ghosn, along with the company itself, was […]

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Mulvaney Called Trump a ‘Terrible Human Being’ in 2016

Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s pick to be acting White House chief of staff, described Mr. Trump in 2016 as a “terrible human being” who had said “disgusting and indefensible” things about women on the infamous “Access Hollywood” recording. Mr. Mulvaney, a former Republican congressman, made the comments in a debate with his Democratic challenger in […]

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Ryan Zinke, Into the Sunset

Ryan Zinke, the secretary of the Interior Department, is the second devoted cheerleader for President Trump’s ill-conceived strategy of “energy dominance” to be ushered out the door. The first was Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Like Mr. Pruitt, Mr. Zinke leaves under a cloud of possible ethical violations. Also like Mr. […]

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Ryan Zinke, Face of Trump Environmental Rollbacks, Is Leaving Interior Department

Ryan Zinke, the secretary of the Interior Department and a key figure in the president’s sweeping plan to reshape the nation’s environmental framework, will leave his post at the end of the year, President Trump said on Saturday. Mr. Zinke’s departure comes amid numerous ethics investigations into his business dealings, travel and policy decisions. “Secretary […]

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Sri Lanka’s Disputed Prime Minister Will Step Down

NEW DELHI — Sri Lanka’s political crisis appeared to edge toward a resolution Friday when one of the two men claiming to be the country’s rightful prime minister agreed to step down. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa planned to relinquish his claim to be prime minister in an address to the nation on Saturday, according to […]

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Trump’s NOAA Nominee Won’t Get Senate Vote This Year

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Senate will not vote this year to confirm a new head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, lawmakers said this week. That leaves the agency responsible for understanding and predicting changes in the earth’s climate without […]

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Battling for the Denver Broncos, With Some Siblings in the Way

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Beth Bowlen Wallace’s office is filled with reminders of her work the past decade. There is a framed certificate recognizing her contribution to a local charity, a diploma from law school and footballs commemorating her time with the Denver Broncos, where she worked for several years. The keepsakes also represent her […]

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The Most Powerful Reject in the World

He’s not wanted. Not at funerals, though the Bush family, to show class and respect for tradition, held their noses and made an exception. Not in England, where they turned him into a big, hideous blimp. Not by moderate Republicans, or at least the shrinking club with a tenuous claim to that label, who pushed […]

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Trump’s Judicial Nominees Take Heat but Largely Keep Marching Through Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate narrowly confirmed Jonathan Kobes as a federal appeals court judge on Tuesday, brushing aside the conclusion of the American Bar Association that he was unqualified for the position, citing his inability to provide sufficient writing samples that were “reflective of complex legal analysis” or sophisticated “knowledge of the law.” Mr. Kobes, […]

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After Ayers Turns Down Chief of Staff Job, Trump Is Left Without a Plan B

WASHINGTON — President Trump has often bragged about having his pick of only the best people to serve in his administration. Being publicly rejected by his first choice for chief of staff — and embarking on a very public search for someone else — has made Mr. Trump’s claim harder to back up. A shortlist […]

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The Surprisingly Normal Reason Trump Wants a New Chief of Staff

ImageJohn Kelly, the outgoing chief of staff, with President Trump and Melania Trump at an Independence Day picnic for military families outside the White House on July 4.CreditBrendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images True or not, everything under President Trump feels like it has been more bumpy than for any of his predecessors in the […]

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Is This the Beginning of the End for Trump?

On Friday, federal prosecutors in Manhattan and the special counsel, Robert Mueller, delivered a potentially devastating one-two punch against President Trump. Coming late in the day, they made for bracing end-of-the-week reading. Calling on the court to impose a sentence of substantial imprisonment against Michael Cohen, the president’s former personal attorney, prosecutors in the Southern […]

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Whose Attorney General Will William Barr Be?

One thing that can be said about William Barr, whom President Trump has chosen to serve as his next attorney general, is that he knows the ways of the Department of Justice. Unlike Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Jeff Sessions’s former chief of staff and a troubling interim replacement in more ways than one, Mr. […]

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Heather Nauert’s Pick as U.N. Envoy Hints at Reshaping of the Role

WASHINGTON — President Trump confirmed on Friday that he would nominate Heather Nauert, a former “Fox & Friends” host who has served as the State Department spokeswoman since last year, to replace Nikki R. Haley as ambassador to the United Nations and help promote an “America First” foreign policy that has at times rankled some […]

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Trump Hints He Has Picked His Next Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman

WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to name Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Army chief of staff, to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top-ranking military position in the country, administration officials said on Friday. Mr. Trump teased the decision in remarks to reporters at the White House on Friday, […]

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‘I’m Petitioning … for the Return of My Life’

The last weeks that Phyllis Funke could legally make decisions for herself, she climbed into bed, planning to stay there for a while. It was the end of 2016 and she felt disillusioned with the election and wounded by her brother’s recent move to Texas. She wasn’t considering suicide, she said. She just needed to […]

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Trump Will Nominate William P. Barr as Attorney General

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday said he intended to nominate William P. Barr, who served as attorney general during the first Bush administration from 1991 to 1993, to return as head of the Justice Department. “He was my first choice since Day 1,” Mr. Trump told reporters as he walked from the White House […]

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