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Criticism mounts of Trump pick for U.S. Federal Reserve

Criticism mounts of Trump pick for U.S. Federal ReserveEconomists and other critics have expressed concerns about Moore, a conservative economic commentator, and another Trump loyalist nomination to the Fed’s Board of Governors, serving on the traditionally nonpartisan central bank. Warren, a Democrat who is running to challenge Trump in the 2020 election, said Moore had “a long history of making wildly inaccurate claims about economic policy that appear to serve political ends.” “Americans should be able to trust that policymakers … have some command over basic mathematical and economic concepts and allegiance to facts,” she wrote in a letter to Moore. Moore, and fellow Trump nominee Herman Cain, a former restaurant chain executive, are battling for the two vacant seats on the Fed’s Board of Governors, positions that would give them a say for years on interest-rate policy and bank regulation.



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Cain's Fed chances in peril as fourth Republican opposes Trump pick

Cain's Fed chances in peril as fourth Republican opposes Trump pick“If I had to vote today, I would vote no,” Senator Kevin Cramer said in a statement. If all of the Senate’s Democrats and the two independents aligned with them were to vote against Cain, he would fall short of the majority support he needs. Cain could not be reached for comment.



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Swift Pushback on Stephen Moore, Trump's Latest Pick for the Fed

Swift Pushback on Stephen Moore, Trump's Latest Pick for the Fed“He does not have the intellectual gravitas for this important job,” Greg Mankiw, a Harvard professor who was chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush, wrote in a blog post on Friday. “It is time for senators to do their job.



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Trump's likely pick for Pentagon job makes 'trains run on time.' Can he do much more?

Trump's likely pick for Pentagon job makes 'trains run on time.' Can he do much more?Some observers credit Shanahan’s business experience as an asset in the Pentagon.



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New Justice pick opens key job for post-Mueller probes

New Justice pick opens key job for post-Mueller probesWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nomination of Jessie Liu for the third-highest spot in the Justice Department creates a vacancy that could allow Trump to name the person who will oversee the most politically charged cases in Washington, including those stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.



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Who is Jeffrey Rosen? Three things to know about President Trump's deputy attorney general pick

Who is Jeffrey Rosen? Three things to know about President Trump's deputy attorney general pickWhile he has worked for a previous administration and in private practice, Rosen does not have any experience at DOJ or as a prosecutor.



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William Barr: Senate confirms Trump pick as new attorney general

William Barr: Senate confirms Trump pick as new attorney generalThree months following the ousting of Jeff Sessions, the Senate voted to confirm William Barr for his second stint as attorney general. The Senate confirmation on Thursday will grant Mr Barr, a hardline Republican, the power to supervise the Department of Justice’s ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia and its interference with the 2016 presidential election. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 54-45 in favour of President Donald Trump’s nominee for the post.



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Senate committee delays vote on Trump's attorney general pick

Senate committee delays vote on Trump's attorney general pickDelaying the committee’s vote will give Democrats more time to question Barr about how he would handle Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Barr criticized the investigation last year in a memo to the Justice Department but he told the committee in testimony two weeks ago that he would protect the probe from political interference and would allow Mueller to conclude his work. Trump has repeatedly criticized the investigation as a “witch hunt” and denies any collusion with Moscow.



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Economy likely to pick up, though pain may linger for some

Economy likely to pick up, though pain may linger for someBALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. economy will likely resume its steady growth now that the government has reopened, though economists say some scars — for the nation and for federal workers — will take time to heal.



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'Not the greatest crisis': Trump's EPA pick downplays climate threat

'Not the greatest crisis': Trump's EPA pick downplays climate threatTrump nominated EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler last week to run the agency permanently, seeking a strong advocate for his pro-fossil fuels agenda – a choice that cheered business interests and drawn scorn from environmentalists. “I would not call it the greatest crisis,” Wheeler said at his confirmation hearing when asked if he believed the increasingly urgent warnings from scientists about the threats from global warming. Wheeler’s confirmation is expected to sail through the Republican-controlled Senate despite Democratic opposition.



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