From Brendan Crossan in Abbotstown IT’S fair to say there was never any love lost between Matt Doherty and Martin O’Neill. The former Republic of Ireland manager, ousted last November after five years in charge, once chided the Wolves defender for wearing gloves. O’Neill’s put-down might have been interpreted differently had Doherty been in the manager’s starting XI. But he rarely was. When Seamus Coleman was sidelined for over a year with a broken leg, O’Neill put his trust in Cyrus Christie. The Fulham man performed admirably for O'Neill at right back, but struggled at times in an unfamiliar midfield role upon Coleman's return. Doherty speculated that perhaps his face “didn’t fit” in the Irish camp. The 26-year-old did, however, win a place in O’Neill’s side towards the latter stages of the Derryman’s reign. But it still didn’t stop the straight-talking Dubliner issuing a stinging criticism of … [Read more...] about Straight-talking Matt Doherty loving man-management nous of Mick McCarthy
Jennifer Jacobs, Justin Sink and Terrence Dopp, Bloomberg Published 10:52 am PST, Friday, December 14, 2018 Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York on Oct. 25, 2017. Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York on Oct. 25, 2017. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Christopher Goodney. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Christopher Goodney. Image 1 of / 30 Caption Close Image 1 of 30 Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York on Oct. 25, 2017. Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York on Oct. 25, 2017. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By … [Read more...] about Christie said to pull out of running for Trump chief of staff
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a purchaser of tax-funded $85,000 self-portraits and goer-to of closed beaches, could become chief of staff to the president of the United States. A report from Bloomberg names Christie as the top candidate to fill the role left vacant by John Kelly, whose resignation was announced last week.Christie and President Donald Trump reportedly met Thursday at the White House, though Trump is said to be meeting with others for the job over the next couple of days. His top pick for the role, Vice President Mike Pence's Chief of Staff Nick Ayers, turned down the offer. Bloomberg points out that Christie's experience as a U.S. attorney could come in handy as Trump faces multiple public investigations, though Christie's previous role in persecuting Charles Kushner, father to Jared Kushner, could complicate their political relationship. Christie has also spoken critically of the president during his tenure so far, commenting on the president's ongoing … [Read more...] about Is Christie headed to the White House? Reports place him in the lead for chief of staff role
Eric Tucker and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press Updated 10:10 am PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 Protesters gather in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, as part of a nationwide "Protect Mueller" campaign demanding that Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from overseeing the ongoing special counsel investigation. less Protesters gather in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, as part of a nationwide "Protect Mueller" campaign demanding that Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse ... more Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP Protesters march from Cal Anderson Park to the Federal Building downtown in Seattle, in support of special counsel Robert Mueller and against President Donald Trump's appointment this week of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Protesters nationwide have called for the … [Read more...] about Trump on new acting AG: ‘I don’t know Matt Whitaker’
The shadow of special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation is complicating President Donald Trump’s search for a new attorney general. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has told associates he is unlikely to accept the job if it is offered before Mueller issues his report, according to two sources familiar with the ongoing conversations. And two other candidates approached by the White House about the position signaled they were not interested in the job. Story Continued Below As a result, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie has emerged as a strong contender, according to two former White House officials briefed on the ongoing discussions, one of whom predicted that “this is going to end up with Christie.” The president has said in recent days that he believes Christie, the first prominent Republican to back his presidential bid, has patiently waited his turn after being passed over for the job during the post-2016 election transition. That said, … [Read more...] about Sessions’ job is hard to fill. Enter Chris Christie.