Antonia Noori Farzan, The Washington Post Published 4:30 am PST, Wednesday, February 6, 2019 FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012 file photo, online brokerage TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts speaks during a ceremonial unveiling of his portrait which will hang in company headquarters in Omaha, Neb. The patriarch of the family behind the Chicago Cubs has apologized after an online media outlet published emails in which he took part in racist comments and conspiracy theories. Some of the emails Splinter News published Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, featured Ricketts making Islamophobic comments. Others included conspiracies about former President Barack Obama's birthplace and education. Ricketts apologized for the emails, saying he believes "bigoted ideas are wrong." less FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012 file photo, online brokerage TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts speaks during a ceremonial unveiling of his portrait which will hang in company headquarters in Omaha, Neb. The ... more … [Read more...] about A GOP mega-donor’s Islamophobic conspiracy emails are a major headache for the Chicago Cubs
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Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 4:54 PM EST Feb 4, 2019 Lansing — New emails show that Republican redistricting mapmakers focused on protecting U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg from 2012 challengers, a development that will get more scrutiny as a federal trial about alleged GOP gerrymandering is set to start Tuesday. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a Republican request to delay the trial in a federal lawsuit alleging Michigan GOP lawmakers gerrymandered legislative and congressional district maps for partisan benefit. Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s rejection means the high-stakes trial is set to start Tuesday morning at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit. Attorneys for Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield, state Rep. Aaron Miller and several congressional Republicans had asked justices to postpone the trial as they consider arguments in separate gerrymandering cases out of Maryland and North Carolina. Plaintiffs on … [Read more...] about Emails: GOP focused on protecting Walberg; court rejects trial delay
Erin Griffith, New York Times 10:10 pm PST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Rapid growth Rapid growth Photo: WeWork Photo: WeWork Image 1 of / 22 Caption Close Image 1 of 22 Rapid growth Rapid growth Photo: WeWork Why are young people pretending to love work? 1 / 22 Back to Gallery Never once at the start of my workweek — not in my morning coffee shop line, not in my crowded subway commute, not as I begin my bottomless inbox slog — have I paused, looked to the heavens and whispered: #ThankGodIt’sMonday. Apparently, that makes me a traitor to my generation. I learned this during a series of recent visits to WeWork locations in New York, where the throw pillows implore … [Read more...] about Why are young people pretending to love work?
PHILIP Hammond has doubled down on his gloomy warnings that a No Deal Brexit would be "extremely bad" for Britain. The Chancellor risked fresh fury by warning that leaving without a deal would have a long-term impact on Britain's future and would be a "betrayal" of the British people. Speaking in Davos at the elite World Economic Forum summit today, he said that people were told it would be "smooth and orderly" to leave the bloc and it was clear that there would be a "significant hit to our economy" in the event of No Deal. It comes after repeated warnings from the Treasury under George Osborne during the referendum campaign that even voting to leave would cause the loss of millions of jobs and a huge economic downturn - which has yet to happen. Remainer Mr Hammond told the BBC this morning: "No Deal is not a good outcome. There will be a long term impact... that's not what people voted for. "They did not vote to be worse off, they voted to be better off." The Chancellor, who has long … [Read more...] about Philip Hammond doubles down on warnings that No Deal Brexit would be ‘extremely bad’ and with huge hit to the economy
Legal A prestigious New York law firm admitted to misleading the Justice Department about its work with Paul Manafort on behalf of the Ukrainian government and agreed to hand over nearly $4.7 million in a settlement made public Thursday. Manafort — President Donald Trump's former campaign chief, who pleaded guilty last year to charges related to his work in Ukraine — helped the Ukrainian government hire Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in 2012.Story Continued Below The law firm produced a report on the prosecution of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Her imprisonment had led to international condemnation of Viktor Yanukovych, the Ukrainian president at the time and Manafort’s patron. When the report was finished, a Skadden partner reached out to a “national newspaper” to set up a call with a lobbyist for Ukraine, according to the settlement. But when the Justice Department sought to determine whether the firm needed to register … [Read more...] about Law firm that worked with Manafort in Ukraine admits to misleading DOJ