terça-feira, 13 de junho de 2017

THE WASHINGTON POST-Trump claims his Cabinet picks faced ‘record-setting long’ delays. He’s absolutely correct.

In the first lawsuit of its kind brought by government entities, D.C. and Maryland allege payments by foreign governments to President Trump’s businesses violate anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution. The case showcases the increasingly influential role in Washington of Democratic state attorneys general at a time when their party is largely shut out of power.
The attorney general, who will testify Tuesday in open session before the Senate Intelligence Committee, has become a central figure in the scandal engulfing the White House over Russia and the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey.
President Trump meets with his full Cabinet. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
President Trump meets with his full Cabinet. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
Fact Check
Analysis
Some of the delay may be due to the administration’s handling of ethical vetting procedures. But Trump also faced unusually sustained opposition for a new president, including cloture votes demanded for 14 of his choices.
Critic’s Notebook
Just like airlines, restaurants seem to be trimming personal space in an attempt to pack in more customers — even at a time when the average person is nearly 30 pounds heavier today compared with 1960.
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The controversial basketball player hopes to meet Kim Jong Un again in Pyongyang. Meanwhile, multiple people involved in unofficial talks with North Korea say that the Trump administration has been trying to set up a secret channel to Kim using “an associate of Trump’s.”
Warriors players hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy after the game. (Getty Images)
Warriors players hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy after the game. (Getty Images)
Kevin Durant had 39 points and Stephen Curry added 34 points and 10 assists to lead the Warriors to a 129-120 win over the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. LeBron James had 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in the loss.
She was the first presidential spouse to delay a move to Washington. Now she’s here — so what next?
Perspective
Welcome to America, land of mixed messages and double standards. Breasts, especially, continue to confound us.
As Timothy Piazza lay dying, prosecutors said, his would-be fraternity brothers deleted text messages and debated scrubbing video surveillance footage.
The legislation, introduced by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), would add an explicit mention of “social media” to the Presidential Records Act, which mandates the preservation of the president’s communications.

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