The dispute over Trump’s consumer appointment could hinge on one word

The Dodd-Frank Act created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as an independent federal agency, to be led by a single director. The bureau’s first director, Richard Cordray, resigned last week and Leandra English, the deputy director, became the agency’s acting director by law, according to a lawsuit filed by English on Sunday. Hours after Cordray’s … Read more

Roy Moore is being outspent 10-1 on Alabama’s airwaves

WASHINGTON — Democrat Doug Jones is outspending embattled Republican Roy Moore by nearly 10 to one in Alabama’s closely watched Senate race, but his message on the airwaves over the past three weeks hasn’t completely focused on the sexual misconduct scandal that has enveloped Moore. According to the ad-tracking group Advertising Analytics LLC, Jones’ campaign … Read more

Ivanka who? India rolls out red carpet for Trump but many locals are stumped

HYDERABAD, India — Ivanka Trump’s solo outing to a business conference in India was met by a bit of a collective yawn on the streets of the technological hub city of Hyderabad. The senior White House adviser on Tuesday will headline the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which aims to support female entrepreneurs and promote global economic … Read more

A culture clash as Time is bought by Midwesterners

Meredith Corporation, based in Des Moines, Iowa, and owner of home-oriented magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle, is about to take over New York-based Time Inc. Let the culture clash begin, along with significant cost-cutting. The $2.8 billion acquisition, backed by the Koch brothers, was formally announced on Sunday. On a conference … Read more

Ballerinas kick off Christmas at the White House

1. Ballet dancers perform as first lady Melania Trump begins a tour of the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House on Nov. 27. Jonathan Ernst / Reuters 2. The first lady’s theme is “Time-Honored Traditions,” a nod to 200 years of holiday celebrations at the executive mansion.Above: The Cross Hall Carolyn Kaster / … Read more

‘Jigsaw’ Takes $16 Million Opening at Bloodless Pre-Halloween Box Office

Laura Vandervoort as “Anna” in JIGSAW. Photo by Brooke Palmer. November couldn’t come fast enough for movie theaters, as the anemic October box office finally comes to a close with Lionsgate’s “Jigsaw” taking No. 1 with a $16.2 million opening. This has been a rough month for the movies, with the disappointing $32.7 million opening … Read more

Manafort, Gates Charged With Conspiracy Against the U.S.

Former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his longtime business associate Rick Gates were indicted by a federal grand jury on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the U.S., special counsel Robert Mueller’s office announced Monday. Other charges against Manafort and Gates include money laundering, being an unregistered foreign agent and seven counts of failure … Read more

Secret Guilty Plea of Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Reveals Russian Ties

A former Trump campaign adviser struck a cooperation agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, secretly pleading guilty three weeks ago to lying to federal agents about his contacts with Kremlin-connected Russians. Facebook Twitter Embed Fmr. Trump Adviser Papadopolous Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to FBI George Papadopoulos, who joined the Trump team in spring … Read more

Spacey Apologizes After Actor Accuses Him of Underage Sexual Advance

Kevin Spacey issued a general apology Sunday night after actor Anthony Rapp alleged the Oscar-winning star made a sexual advance at him when he was aged 14. Rapp, who plays Lt. Paul Stamets on the CBS online series “Star Trek: Discovery,” was quoted in an interview with Buzzfeed as saying Spacey climbed on top of … Read more

Don’t Give Up on America. These Kids Haven’t.

To come of age in 2017 in America is to enter adulthood in a time of often overwhelming turbulence. The country is deeply divided, technology is reshaping the world at a breakneck pace, and the future seems filled with uncertainty. As each day appears to bring with it another crisis, from unprecedented natural disasters to … Read more