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Vera Bergengruen
Bilden, Trump, Ethics

Another Trump Nominee Drops Out Amid Ethics Concerns

Philip Bilden, a former private equity investment manager who operated in Asia, had been nominated to be secretary of the Navy. He withdrew his nomination on Sunday, three weeks after Vincent Viola, a New York billionaire, withdrew his nomination to be secretary of the Army, also citing difficulty disengaging from his businesses.

February 27, 2017
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign event at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina, June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Miczek

Clinton Regains Double-Digit Lead Over Trump: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Trump had enjoyed a brief boost in support following the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, as he doubled down on his pledge to ban Muslims from entering the country, cutting Clinton’s lead to nine points. But Trump’s rise in popularity appeared to be only temporary, unlike his lasting surge among the Republican field last year after the attacks in Paris and in San Bernardino, California.

June 26, 2016

Senate Panel Approves Obama’s Pick For FDA Commissioner

A Senate panel on Tuesday cleared President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration, cardiologist Dr. Robert Califf.

January 13, 2016

Obama: ‘Protect Net Neutrality’ On The Internet

Find out why the president is speaking out about internet regulation.

November 10, 2014

Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Aereo Online TV Case

By Vera Bergengruen, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices seemed torn Tuesday as they listened to the arguments in a complex technological case involving copyright law, the rights of TV broadcasters and a video startup called Aereo that is upending how viewers access television. While skeptical of Aereo’s service, which is based on a […]

April 23, 2014