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Tom Marino, Drug Czar Nominee, Withdraws in Latest Setback for Trump’s Opioid Fight

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s nominee for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday in the wake of reports that as a congressman he did the bidding of the pharmaceutical industry, leaving the White House without a leader for its fight against opioid abuse just days before the president was planning to roll …

Trump's first week: Well, that was intense

<b>Donald Trump promised that he would deliver big things for the American people from the moment he came into office. To call his first week "yuge", as he might say, would be an understatement.</b><p>Mr Trump's first seven days in office have seen a flurry of executive orders, a war declared by his team on …

GOP Doesn't Want Public To Know How Much Obamacare Repeal Will Cost. Study Shows It Could Be Trillions.

Republican leaders racing to tear down as many as 20 million (pdf) individuals' healthcare without providing a replacement, it turns out, also don't …

Sen. Graham on GOP move to gut ethics panel: 'Dumbest fricking thing'

House Republicans’ move to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics is “the dumbest fricking thing I’ve ever heard,” South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday.<p>In a closed-door meeting Monday night, Republicans had adopted House rules changes that would gut their own oversight watchdog, defying …

Megyn Kelly’s Big Mistake

Why the Fox News star will regret her move to NBC.<p>Stop thinking of what Megyn Kelly's move to NBC News means for her and her new network and start thinking about what it means for the network she’s leaving behind, the Fox News Channel. Television talent raids—like the one NBC News chairman Andrew …

Media Industry

My President Was Black

A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next<p><i>“They’re a rotten crowd,” I shouted across the lawn. “You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.”</i><p><i>— F. Scott Fitzgerald,</i> The Great Gatsby<p><b>I.</b><p>In the waning days of President Barack Obama’s administration, he and his wife, …

Hillary Clinton

Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About

America has always been aspirational to me. Even when I chafed at its hypocrisies, it somehow always seemed sure, a nation that knew what it was doing, refreshingly free of that anything-can-happen existential uncertainty so familiar to developing nations. But no longer. The election of Donald …

New York nabs global property crown from London on Brexit fears | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York has knocked off London as the world’s premier city for foreign investment in commercial real estate due to fears the vote to leave the European Union would diminish the British capital’s appeal as a global financial center.<p>Lower Manhattan including the financial …

Fugitive Comverse CEO Kobi Alexander Will Return to U.S. to Face Charges

Former Comverse Technology Chairman and CEO Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, who fled to Africa after being indicted in a wide-ranging stock option scandal a decade ago, has agreed to return to the U.S. to face charges, CNBC has learned.<p>Alexander could be in federal court in Brooklyn as soon as this week to …

None to the Right of Samuel Alito

A decade into his tenure on the Court, Samuel Alito has emerged as the most solidly conservative justice on the bench.<p>When Justice Samuel Alito was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President George W. Bush 10 years ago, it represented a triumph for the conservative legal movement. Haunted for …

Affordable Care Act

FACT CHECK: Do Tax Cuts Grow The Economy?

In Wednesday night's GOP debate, moderators pressed GOP candidates on their massive tax reform pans. Moderator John Harwood asked Donald Trump about the idea that his massive tax cuts would make the economy take off "like a rocket ship" (an idea that Trump staunchly defended).<p>Ted Cruz got at a …

Economics

RNC Suspends Debate With NBC, Citing CNBC 'Gotcha' Questions

The Republican National Committee says it will suspend a debate partnership with NBC News, citing "inaccurate or downright offensive" questions during Wednesday night's debate on CNBC.<p>"We simply cannot continue with NBC without full consultation with our campaigns," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus …

RNC Suspends Partnership With NBC News For February Debate

Candidates complained about unfair questions during this week's Republican debate.<p>Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus sent a letter to NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack on Friday, informing him that the party was suspending its partnership with the network after candidates complained …

Bankers for Bernie

Inside the ‘socialist’ senator’s lonely Wall Street fan club.<p>On a recent Friday afternoon, in a private room at a steakhouse in midtown Manhattan, the bankers at Scarsdale Equities, a boutique investment firm, were talking politics when their conversation took an untraditional turn.<p>Several …

Middle-class

Budget deal's big winner: U.S. economy

A breakthrough on spending and the debt ceiling would remove two serious drags on growth, economists say.<p>NEW YORK — The sudden breakout of fiscal peace in Washington could produce one clear winner: the U.S. economy.<p>If the budget deal hammered out by outgoing House Speaker John Boehner and the White …

The two most dangerous things about air travel

Despite several high-profile crashes over the last two years, flying remains the safest form of travel. Data from the Bureau of Aeroplane Accident Archives show, with the exception of a minor spike in 2014 (a result of the Malaysia Airline crashes), plane crashes have fallen year on year over the …

Georgia gets first federal OK for crowdfunding business

ATLANTA | The nation's first business with federal approval to use multi-state crowdfunding is a Georgia company building on an innovative state …

Why Diplomacy Matters: Follow Along as the President Heads to the 70th UN General Assembly

“The people of our United Nations are not as different as they are told. They can be made to fear, they can be taught to hate, but they also respond to hope. History is littered with the failure of false prophets and fallen empires who insisted that might makes right, and that will continue to be …

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Special report<p>The world economyThe sticky superpower<p>IN JUNE THIS year Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, a giant Chinese e-commerce firm, addressed the …

Dominant and dangerous

IF HEGEMONS are good for anything, it is for conferring stability on the systems they dominate. For 70 years the dollar has been the superpower of …

Did Bernie Sanders vote against background checks and waiting periods for gun purchases?

As hype around Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders grows, political opponents and media reporters are once again suggesting the …