first_img“This puts us at a state of high alarm,” said Jeff Hauser, who runs the Revolving Door Project, a liberal group that has been pressuring the Biden administration to stay away from not only lobbyists but also individuals coming out of the business world whom Mr. Hauser and other activists call “corporatists.”His concerns are an early manifestation of a percolating and broader clash between the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and the more establishment members of Mr. Biden’s core team over the role of corporate executives, lobbyists and consultants in the incoming administration. An early indicator of Mr. Biden’s efforts to navigate this divide will come when he announces ethics rules for his government, a move expected in the hours after his inauguration.- Advertisement – WASHINGTON — The alarm bells sounded immediately among some progressives when President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. released the list of advisers this week who will help him with the transition at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, which oversees the $5 trillion federal budget and shapes regulations on everything from labor standards to air pollution.Mr. Biden’s team included executives from Amazon Web Services, Lyft, Airbnb and a vice president of WestExec Advisors, a Washington consulting firm whose secretive list of clients includes financial services, technology and pharmaceutical companies.- Advertisement – The progressive activists want him to adopt hiring practices that go far beyond policies embraced by former President Barack Obama, who barred officials in his administration from working on issues on which they had lobbied in the past two years.The Biden transition team did not respond to several requests to comment. – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgHungary should be excluded from the European Union’s ministerial meetings because of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s move to take sole command of the nation, Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said.“We cannot accept that there exists a dictatorial government within the EU,” said Asselborn in an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt. “Hungary immediately belongs into strict political quarantine. The Hungarian government should no longer have a seat at the table of the European institutions.”In the country’s fight against the coronavirus, Hungary’s parliament handed Orban the right to rule by decree indefinitely on Monday, effectively giving him control for as long as he sees fit.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgA WOMAN punched her own sister-in-law in the face during a family dispute, a court has heard.Bernadette Ward, from Meadowbank in Letterkenny, was babysitting at her home last April when she answered a knock at the door, Letterkenny District Court heard.Inspector David Murphy said that when she opened the door she was punched in the face by her sister-in-law Geraldine Ward. The victim of the assault suffered bruising to her right eye as a result of the attack.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher, pictured, told Judge Paul Kelly that the incident was a result of a family feud at the time which had since been settled.“The parties involved are sisters-in-law and arose about comments allegedly made by the victim,” said Mr Gallagher.“There were some unhappy differences at the time and my client’s husband was stuck in the middle of this.”He said the victim Bernadette Ward had since ‘moved abroad’.The court heard Geraldine Ward was a mother of eight and her husband was unemployed.She had one previous conviction for the possession of knives.She agreed to enter into a €250 peace bond.WOMAN PUNCHED SISTER-IN-LAW IN FACE IN FAMILY FEUD was last modified: May 28th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:WOMAN PUNCHED SISTER-IN-LAW IN FACE IN FAMILY FEUDlast_img read more