The FDIC’s inspector general is launching a pair of inquiries related to workplace misconduct at the agency, adding new scrutiny on the banking regulator following reports that it has long fostered a toxic work environment. The inspector general’s office will conduct a special inquiry “to report on the leadership climate at the FDIC with regard
An influential super PAC backed by the Koch brothers announced it is endorsing Nikki Haley in the 2024 presidential primary, giving her a significant financial boost ahead of the upcoming Iowa caucuses. In a memo released on Tuesday morning, Americans for Prosperity Action said it planned to commit its extensive grassroots organization to helping Haley,
I pitched it to the studio as a reverse “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” A small-time con artist, the opposite of Jimmy Stewart’s naif, lies his way to Congress because, as Willie Sutton said about banks, Washington is where the money is. For a hustler, it’s the promised land. As the lead character lays it
Sandy Hook families who won nearly $1.5 billion in legal judgments against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for calling the 2012 Connecticut school shooting a hoax have offered to settle that debt for only pennies on the dollar — at least $85 million over 10 years. The offer was made in Jones’ personal bankruptcy case in
Stimulant use disorder is common and deadly, but there’s been scant guidance to inform clinical management. Two professional societies have just released a comprehensive guideline. Medscape Medical News
Voice analysis with an app that uses artificial intelligence may provide early warning of acute decompensated heart failure, researchers suggest. But these are early days, a cardiologist cautions. Medscape Medical News
The environmentalist king, the skeptical PM, and his shape-shifting Tory predecessor will all jostle for prominence at the big climate summit.
Nearly two weeks after the invasion of Ukraine in 2022, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy stood alongside state lawmakers and signed a bill barring Russian-tied companies from government dealings — including state and local government contracts, economic subsidies and investment from the state’s pension fund. “We are sending a strong message today to Vladimir Putin
President Joe Biden has just under a year to convince skeptical U.S. voters they’re better off financially thanks to him. Widening holes in the country’s social safety net could make his task even harder. A string of popular pandemic-era support programs have expired this fall, creating so-called benefit cliffs affecting millions of Americans. That coincides
NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been accused of sexual assault 30 years ago in a new legal claim filed under the Adult Survivors Act. The accusations are the latest troubles for the mayor of the nation’s largest city as he also deals with a federal investigation into his campaign finances.
Israel’s military offensive has turned much of northern Gaza into an uninhabitable moonscape. Whole neighborhoods have been erased. Homes, schools and hospitals have been blasted by airstrikes and scorched by tank fire. Some buildings are still standing, but most are battered shells. Nearly 1 million Palestinians have fled the north, including its urban center, Gaza
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania school board that banned books, Pride flags and transgender athletes slipped a last-minute item into their final meeting before leaving office, hastily awarding a $700,000 exit package to the superintendent who supported their agenda. But the Democratic majority that swept the conservative Moms For Liberty slate out of office hopes to
The airport in Buffalo, New York, shut its doors to international flights and Amtrak halted service between New York and Canada on Wednesday, hours after a vehicle exploded at a customs checkpoint at the Canadian border nearby — throwing portions of the U.S. travel system into chaos on the eve of Thanksgiving. The deputy airport
Rutte “should be unequivocally disqualified” given the Netherlands’ dismal record on defense spending, an American senator says.
LOS ANGELES — The consensus among Capitol insiders immediately after Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas dumped his second-in-command could be summed up in three words: “speaker for LA.” That was how then-Majority Leader Isaac Bryan purportedly referred to himself during a virtual meet-and-greet, according to a newsletter the Los Angeles County Business Federation, or BizFed, sent
To the able members of Congress considering the exits (and those who can still change their mind about leaving): I get it. Most everyone reading this column does, too. The hassles are adding up: the travel, the looming primary and general election and, especially, the chaos and toxicity that has characterized life on the Hill
Every year at Thanksgiving, my family and I share with each other something for which we are thankful. It sounds somewhat hokey, which it is, but it is also heartwarming and beautiful. This year, when it is my turn, I will declare that I am thankful for New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Turkey
What follows is an effort to peer through six decades of history and mythologizing to offer what we know about President John F. Kennedy and what we can surmise about what might have happened had he lived. It does not offer the beaten-to-death cliche that “we lost our innocence” on Nov. 22, 1963, the day
Shortly after the horrific attacks of October 7th, when Hamas terrorists brutally killed more than 1,400 men, women and children, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that “Hamas is ISIS.” It’s a comparison that has been reinforced by numerous Israeli and American officials, including U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who, while visiting Israel shortly after