Andrew Puzder withdraws as Trump's labor secretary nominee
Late Feb. 15, news broke that Andy Puzder, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of labor, had withdrawn his name from consideration, just one day before his oft-postponed confirmation hearing was to take place.
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) on Thursday offered praise for Alexander Acosta shortly after Trump announced his nomination.
He also would mark the first Hispanic cabinet member in this administration, joining Ben Carson and Elaine Chao on "Team Diversity" for Trump.
Acosta, the dean of Florida International University Law School, is a Harvard-trained lawyer who has served as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and as US attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
Now the dean of Florida International University (FIU) College of Law, Acosta is a graduate of Harvard Law School who went on to serve as a law clerk to Justice Samuel Alito, now a justice on the Supreme Court. While majority Republicans until this week had succeeded in confirming every nominee who came for a final vote, Puzder fell to a relentless series of attacks from Democrats, labor and other groups who opposed him on ideological and personal grounds.
Kim Jong Un's half-brother dies in Malaysian airport, police say
But at the same time, Madden noted that Kim Jong Nam had publicly said he would do anything to help the new leader. The men deliberated on a response in a dining room at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, in full view of other diners.
Jeff Sessions Is Already Refusing to Protect Trans Students
The dispute involves Gavin Grimm, a transgender high school student in Virginia, and the Gloucester County School Board. On Friday, the day after conservative Jeff Sessions was sworn in as U.S.
Samsung chief in second grilling over corruption claims
A special counsel is investigating the country's biggest political corruption scandal involving South Korea's president. Lee was first brought in for questioning a month ago, when the team grilled him for 22 hours straight.
Puzder, Trump's first pick withdrew after struggling to gain traction for his nomination.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available. And in recent days, a domestic abuse accusation threw Puzder's nomination into turmoil.
Four GOP senators have expressed reservations about Puzder's nomination, and no Dems are expected to give him a nod, the political web site reports. His family also employed an undocumented worker as a housekeeper, though Puzder said he was unaware she was in the country illegally.
Unlike Andrew, an anti-abortion lawyer turned CEO of the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr.'s, Alexander has experience for the job of Labor Secretary.
Rare Kroos goal helps Madrid to comeback win over Napoli
Among the expected 10 000 strong travelling support will be Napoli's greatest ever player as Maradona arrived in Madrid on Monday. Benzema might have had another, but the impressive Reina diverted his shot onto the post, after an excellent cross from Ronaldo.
Russia Said To Deploy Cruise Missile That Violates Arms Control Treaty
The move came despite USA complaints that Moscow was violating sections of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty. He said that "any non-compliance of Russian Federation with the INF Treaty would be a serious concern for the alliance".
Serge Ibaka Traded to Raptors
Ross is averaging 10.4 points over 22.4 minutes per game this year and is shooting 37.5% from three-point range. The Raptors have lost 10 of their past 14 games and now sit in fourth place.
Unlimited Data Is Back At Verizon, But Of Course With Caveats
And, after the included 10GB of high-speed data, customers still get unlimited 3G data through the end of the month. Carriers are using them to undercut one another on price and poach customers from the competition.
Lukashenko sends greetings to Germany president-elect Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Right-wing opposition leader Petr Fiala (Civic Democrats, ODS) said Steinmeier was an experienced politician and diplomat. Steinmeier succeeds Joachim Gauck, a former Lutheran pastor and civil rights activist in the former East Germany.
NFL Warns Texas There Could Be Consequences for 'Bathroom Bill'
Super Bowl XLV was held in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex., in 2011 and Jerry Jones would no doubt love to host another soon. The Texas bill is similar in scale and tone to North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2 (HB2) law.
'Rangers man' McLeish would listen to job offer
But Warburton led Rangers' training session on Friday as well as taking part in a news conference in the morning. Candidate: Alex McLeish would find a Rangers return tough to turn down.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) Earns 13 Analysts Hold Rating
Rafferty Capital Markets raised Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 1.0% in the second quarter. "(The) (GS) Insider David M. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink .
Stock Earnings to Watch: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI)
California State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in shares of Activision Blizzard by 7.6% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its stake in shares of Activision Blizzard by 20.3% in the third quarter.
Mariya Savinova: Russian London 2012 gold medalist stripped of title
Wada has since said the Moscow laboratory played a central role in Russia's "state-sponsored" doping. All these (investigations) continued for more than two years and we're all exhausted of it.
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