Kushner’s influence appears to be one hard truth at the center of the transition’s chimerical swirl of intrigue. “I think the bottom line is he believes in Donald, and he believes in the opportunity to rethink the way our Executive branch conducts itself,” says Strauss Zelnick, a media investor who is close with Kushner and attended the Partnership event. Kushner has thrown himself into the role of recruiter, exploiting his network in the real-estate industry and finance. He’s gotten advice from everyone, even a rabbi he was close to at Harvard. Kushner’s business dealings, like Trump’s, involve numerous partners and lenders from around the globe, even immigrants investing via a controversial cash-for-visa program, and are likely to come under great scrutiny. He has spent much of the transition period trying to figure out how to remove himself from potential conflicts of interest. Trump seems unconcerned. Kushner flattered the Partnership … [Read more...] about Jared Kushner’s Rise to Unimaginable Power
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California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomPortland mayor pepper sprays man after confrontation at restaurant Overnight Health Care: Biden says anyone who wants vaccine may be able to get it by spring | Moderna says vaccine effective on variants, but tests booster shot | California lifts regional stay-at-home order California lifts regional stay-at-home order MORE (D) lifted statewide stay-at-home orders to allow restaurants to open for outdoor dining options and salons to resume indoor appointments. Outdoor church services are also permitted. The state will now revert to a county tier system, which eases lockdowns depending on case rates and gives local officials the option to set their own restrictions (The Hill and The Associated Press). … In New York, Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCuomo says New York can begin to loosen restrictions: 'Don't get cocky with COVID' Disjointed vaccine distribution poses early test for Biden Three National Guardsmen killed after military helicopter … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden argues for legislative patience, urgent action amid crisis
Controversially, since stepping down as head of the central bank, Yellen has raked in over $7 million (€5.7 million) is speaking fees in the past two years. This is according to reporting by the New York Times and based on disclosure statements. Among those who paid here were big corporations and Wall Street banks, which brings up fairness and the influence of special interests. … [Read more...] about Who is US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen?