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01 декабря, 15:24

HAPPY DECEMBER -- The man who SAID NO to Trump -- RACE TODAY to be one of the most powerful men in D.C. -- Digging in on Mnuchin -- IVANKA to focus on climate -- B’DAY: Jen Psaki

Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2gOrKUX ... Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6EayGood Thursday morning and welcome to December! NEWS -- THANKS BUT NO THANKS -- Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas -- the powerful House Financial Services chairman -- turned down President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to head the Office of Management and Budget, several sources told us. Hensarling was in the mix for Treasury secretary, a job that later went to Steve Mnuchin. The OMB job is a massive opportunity. It’s the largest operation in the White House, and is charged with the president’s budget and the mechanics of the federal government. Trump is now considering Gary Cohn, the president of Goldman Sachs, for that job. Neither side seemed eager to discuss the situation. IN THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS -- Vice President-elect Mike Pence and incoming WH Chief of Staff Reince Priebus visited Speaker Paul Ryan in his Capitol office Wednesday. (Pic: http://bit.ly/2gJljGv). Priebus had a well-organized white binder, and clutched what looked like a red Sharpie. Make no mistake: This, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), is the power circle. Ryan and Priebus have known each other for years. And Pence and the speaker served in Congress together. Pence and Ryan know how to work the Capitol. Priebus is close with Trump.DONALD TRUMP and MIKE PENCE go to Indiana today to celebrate Carrier keeping nearly 1,000 jobs from moving to Mexico. Trump has a 7 p.m. rally in Cincinnati -- part of the new administration’s “thank you” tour. Fox News’s Sean Hannity will interview Trump and Pence from Cincinnati.-- @SeanHannity yesterday: “1000 jobs saved today! Awesome start! … 1000 Families will have a better Christmas & future because @realDonaldTrump cared enough to fight for them.”WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS READING -- @HerbieZiskend: “The media is giving trump more credit for 1000 jobs saved at Carrier than they gave Obama for 3.5 million jobs saved/created through ARRA.”WHAT WILL GREET THEM -- INDIANAPOLIS STAR: “Federal access likely biggest factor in Carrier deal,” by Tony Cook and James Briggs: “Carrier Corp.'s decision to keep hundreds of jobs in Indianapolis had more to do with access to the federal government than state incentives, sources familiar with the deal told IndyStar. Carrier is maintaining its Indianapolis operations largely because of the business interests of its parent company, United Technologies Corp., said John Mutz, an Indiana Economic Development Corp. board member. The IEDC awards state incentives, primarily training grants and tax credits. Mutz, who was briefed on the state’s offer to Carrier, said United Technologies ‘wants to make sure they maintain a favorable relationship’ with the incoming Trump administration. ‘This is an enormous company with all kinds of subsidiaries that do government work, and I am sure they want to keep it,’ Mutz said.“[V]ice President-elect Mike Pence, who is still governor of Indiana, and his state commerce secretary, Victor Smith, had been in discussions with Carrier for weeks. In what the source described as a ‘carrot and stick’ approach, Trump entered the negotiations later to discuss the company’s relationship with the federal government.” http://indy.st/2gaAtRL -- DEPT. OF YA CAN’T MAKE IT UP: @joshgerstein: “Guess who reps Carrier, which just cut jobs deal with Trump/Pence? Teneo. Really. I think God is toying with us. Where’s Ashton Kutcher?” http://bit.ly/2fUxgrC PLAYBOOK NOTE: Teneo is the company founded by longtime Clinton aide Doug Band. UP FOR GRABS -- House Republicans on Thursday will select the new chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, a panel that will have outsized influence in all of Republican Washington. The panel’s longtime chairman, retired Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, once was asked to describe the committee’s jurisdiction, and he pointed to a globe and said, “If it moves it’s energy, if it doesn’t, it’s commerce.”That’s why Oregon Rep. Greg Walden and Illinois Rep. John Shimkus are fighting so hard to lock up the votes of the several dozen steering committee members. Walden is the odds on favorite, at this point. He’s served four terms in top slots at the National Republican Congressional Committee, and is widely popular among members of the panel. His steering committee allies say they have it all but locked up. It would be a coup of sorts for Walden. Shimkus is more senior, and is close to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise -- the pair have bunked together on Capitol Hill. Right now it looks like Walden will win. But it all comes down to Paul Ryan. If the speaker weighs in behind closed doors -- and many believe he will -- he has the power to sway the election.--Important to remember: Ohio Rep. Pat Tiberi had the House Ways and Means Committee gavel all but locked up until Ryan backed the more senior Texas Rep. Kevin Brady in one of his first moves as speaker. Brady is now the chairman of the powerful tax writing panel.PELOSI WATCH -- “Pelosi agrees to changes in Democratic leadership structure,” by John Bresnahan and Heather Caygle: “Just hours after fending off the first real challenge to her control in years, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has decided to support changes to the leadership that will loosen - somewhat - her grip on the Democratic hierarchy. Pelosi will back the election of the chair of [the DCCC], according to a letter she sent to her colleagues Wednesday night. The California Democrat will also throw her weight behind plans to add five new leadership spots, including two for junior members, the letter states. And Pelosi will back the creation of ‘vice chairs’ or ‘vice ranking members’ within the committee structure, a move designed to give junior members more say on what happens within panels.” http://politi.co/2gOi9h0-- THESE MOVES might quell the boiling frustration among rank-and-file lawmakers in the near term, but it will be harder to tamp down the growing sense in the House Democratic Caucus and more broadly among Democratic operatives that a post-Pelosi succession plan needs to be put in place. And quickly.WHAT ELIZABETH WARREN IS READING -- “Mnuchin foundation donated to groups that vouched for his bank: Trump’s Treasury pick earned millions of dollars from the sale of a bank accused of wrongful foreclosures,” by Isaac Arnsdorf and Ken Vogel: “Donald Trump’s choice for treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, earned tens of millions of dollars from a 2015 bank sale that got a boost from an array of nonprofit groups that had one thing in common -- they had received tens of thousands of dollars each from the bank’s foundation, which was run by Mnuchin. The sale of OneWest, a bank that Mnuchin co-founded and chaired, to CIT Group for $3.4 billion drew significant opposition from public interest groups because OneWest had been accused of wrongful foreclosures and racial discrimination in its mortgages and small-business loans.” http://politi.co/2gY2mjJ -- WSJ: “Steven Mnuchin’s Defining Moment: Seizing Opportunity From the Financial Crisis: Donald Trump’s nominee for Treasury secretary made millions buying failed IndyMac and has résumé at odds with president-elect’s campaign rhetoric,” by Rachel Louise Ensign, Anupreeta Das and Rebecca Ballhaus: “On a muggy morning in July 2008, hundreds of customers stood outside IndyMac Bank branches in Southern California, trying to pull their savings from the lender, which was doomed by losses on risky mortgages. Steven Mnuchin didn’t know much about IndyMac as he watched the scenes on CNBC from his Midtown Manhattan office. But he immediately saw an opportunity and began figuring out how to buy the bank.“Regulators seized IndyMac, foreshadowing a vicious banking crisis. Six months later, Mr. Mnuchin and his investment partners acquired IndyMac with a helping hand from the U.S. government. The deal eventually earned him hundreds of millions of dollars in personal profits. The former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner, Hollywood financier and hedge-fund manager now is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Treasury secretary. Like other Trump cabinet picks, Mr. Mnuchin has a résumé that is at odds with much of the president-elect’s populist rhetoric on the campaign trail.” http://on.wsj.com/2gJakNv -- OUR TAKE: Mnuchin will likely be confirmed, but Democrats are going to jump all over this guy for his private-sector career. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has already called him the “Forrest Gump” of the financial crisis. Expect fireworks at his confirmation hearing. -- @gdebenedetti: “How you know Dems are spoiling for a fight on Mnuchin: a rare (first-ever?) joint statement from Sanders and Warren”: http://bit.ly/2gY34xrTHINK OF THIS: Mnuchin, billionaire Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross and billionaire Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos are all going to have to fill out financial disclosure forms before going in front of the Senate for confirmation. Those should be a fascinating read.RNC WATCH -- “Trump’s allies jockeying over RNC control,” by Ken Vogel, Alex Isenstadt, and Eliana Johnson: “Donald Trump’s closest allies are jockeying over control of the [RNC] in a power struggle that could shape the direction of the GOP in the Trump era. At the center of the struggle are Trump’s incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, who is the current RNC chairman and the president-elect’s lead liaison to the party establishment, and a pair of Trump confidants who have pushed him toward his populist base — chief strategist Steve Bannon and top donor Rebekah Mercer.“Bannon and Mercer have encouraged consideration of Mercedes Schlapp, a veteran party strategist who was an official in the George W. Bush White House but who emerged as a staunch Trump booster during the campaign ... Priebus, on the other hand, prefers one of several contenders more associated with the party’s establishment, including Michigan Republican Party chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and RNC official Matt Pinnell. Adding to the intrigue, Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s political team is pushing another candidate: Nick Ayers, a Georgia-based operative who advised Pence during the presidential campaign and has been assisting with the transition.” http://politi.co/2gBKo3qHAPPENING TONIGHT -- GOP LEADERSHIP FETE -- The Congressional Leadership Fund, the leadership backed House Republican super PAC, is hosting a reception at the Capitol Hill Club honoring GOP leadership and the newly elected Republican lawmakers they helped bring to D.C. Slated to show up: Speaker Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and the rest of their leadership team. CLF and American Action Network spent $48 million on 32 House races in 2016, and they won 29. Invite http://politi.co/2fIctZL FIRST DAUGHTER -- “Ivanka Trump, climate czar? The first daughter aims to use the first lady’s lectern to champion liberal causes,” by Annie Karni: “Ivanka, 35, Trump’s avatar among the moneyed left-wing elite, is now poised to be the first ‘first daughter’ in modern history to play a larger public role than the first lady. And she’s positioning herself … as a bridge to moderates and liberals disgusted and depressed with the tone and tenor of the new leader of the free world. And the ambitious daughter, who once plotted her career around international brand domination, is planning to take on an even heavier lift. Ivanka wants to make climate change — which her father has called a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese — one of her signature issues, a source close to her told Politico. The source said Ivanka is in the early stages of exploring how to use her spotlight to speak out on the issue. If she can pull it off, her advocacy could come as a bit of solace to fearful Americans.” http://politi.co/2goLKk8 THE BEST READOUT EVER – “Pakistan’s surprisingly candid readout of Trump’s phone call with prime minister,” by WaPo’s Max Bearak: “‘Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called President-elect USA Donald Trump and felicitated him on his victory. President Trump said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif you have a very good reputation. You are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. I am looking forward to see you soon. As I am talking to you Prime Minister, I feel I am talking to a person I have known for long. Your country is amazing with tremendous opportunities. Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people. I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems. It will be an honor and I will personally do it. “Feel free to call me any time even before 20th January that is before I assume my office. On being invited to visit Pakistan by the prime minister, Mr. Trump said that he would love to come to a fantastic country, fantastic place of fantastic people. Please convey to the Pakistani people that they are amazing and all Pakistanis I have known are exceptional people, said Mr. Donald Trump.’ Trump’s transition team did not respond to immediate requests for comment or corroboration.” http://wapo.st/2fOmEr8WALL STREET MEMO -- “Goldman Sachs poised for return to power in Trump White House,” by Morning Money’s Ben White in New York: “Government Sachs is returning to Washington. After a decade in the wilderness, Wall Street’s most powerful firm, Goldman Sachs, is dominating the early days of the incoming Trump administration. The newly picked Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, spent 17 years at Goldman. Trump’s top incoming White House adviser, Steve Bannon, spent his early career at the bank. So did Anthony Scaramucci, one of Trump’s top transition advisers.“Goldman’s president, Gary Cohn, spent an hour schmoozing with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday and could be up for an administration job, possibly as director of the Office of Management and Budget, people close to Cohn and the transition said. Cohn, a long-time commodities trader, is friendly with Trump’s powerful son-in-law, Jared Kushner. It’s a stunning reversal of fortune for Goldman, a long-time Washington power that fell out of favor following the financial crisis. CEO Lloyd Blankfein got hauled before Congress along with other Wall Street executives to account for their behavior. And Trump, who ran as a populist and bashed Wall Street on the campaign trail, featured Blankfein as a shady and dangerous character in his final campaign ad.” http://politi.co/2gO6cIa WHAT TRUMP TOWER IS READING – “Trump Outpaces All Recent Presidents-Elect on Cabinet Picks,” by Rob Bluey and Rachel del Guidice: “A Daily Signal analysis of Cabinet nominations dating back 40 years reveals that President-elect Donald Trump is outpacing all of his predecessors, including George H.W. Bush, who was a sitting vice president at the time of his election.” http://dailysign.al/2ge2VFt-- Political Memo by NYT’s Alex Burns, “Trump, a Free-Form Leader, Experiments and Invites Drama”: “While Mr. Trump’s focus appeared to careen unpredictably from hour to hour [Tuesday and Wednesday], the larger pattern he followed was a familiar one. As a candidate, Mr. Trump operated largely on gut instinct, with publicity-seeking provocation as his chief tactic. Trusting few people outside a circle of intimates, Mr. Trump thrived in a daily cycle of controversy and cultivated an atmosphere of often-public drama and division within his campaign.” http://nyti.ms/2gOtXzR -- “Wrestling exec Linda McMahon a top choice for Trump’s small business chief,” by Megan Cassella: “Linda McMahon, a professional wrestling executive and former Republican contender for Connecticut’s U.S. Senate seats, is among the top contenders to lead Trump’s Small Business Administration.” http://politi.co/2goN4DD -- “Trump considering Dan Coats for intel director,” by Alex Isenstadt: “Coats, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, met with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday at Trump Tower. Speaking to reporters afterward, he was coy about his intentions.” http://politi.co/2gBLOe9ON THE AIR -- “Trump runs ads promoting ‘thank you’ tour,” by Steve Shepard: “Trump’s campaign apparatus is spending $2,300 on an oldies station in Cincinnati to promote his 7 p.m. event Thursday night at U.S. Bank Arena, a downtown venue that’s also home to a minor-league hockey team. The money for the ad is coming from Trump’s presidential campaign, according to a source tracking media buys — not the presidential transition.” http://politi.co/2gOgfNwSHOT -- FOR POLITICS AND PINTS ONE DAY -- @steveweinstein: “Clinton now over 65 million votes. No candidate except Obama ever did that. Not even the great Trump! Clinton 65,001,074 Trump 62,578,111”.CHASER -- NEW ON HILLARYCLINTON.COM -- “Help with the Michigan recount: Let us know if you want to get involved”: http://hrc.io/2gLs20jFUTURE OF NEWS -- NYT Business Day front, “While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks,” by Farhad Manjoo: “Snap has quietly become one of the world’s most innovative and influential consumer technology companies. ... [P]erhaps most important, its model for entertainment and journalism values human editing and curation over stories selected by personalization algorithms — and thus represents a departure from the filtered, viral feeds that dominate much of the rest of the online news environment.” http://nyti.ms/2gOfJiGVALLEY TALK -- “Sheryl Sandberg is donating more than $100 million in Facebook stock to charity,” by Re/code’s Kurt Wagner: “The stock, 880,000 shares, was transferred into what is known as a donor advised fund, which is controlled in this case by Fidelity, but gives Sandberg the chance to steer the money where she wants it. That includes women’s empowerment groups like Lean In (which Sandberg founded), anti-poverty organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank, and grief organizations like Kara, according to people familiar with Sandberg’s plans.” http://on.recode.net/2gJaioL FOR YOUR RADAR -- “Mayors look to tackle climate change at city level,” by FT’s Ed Crooks in New York: “The mayors of Atlanta, Cape Town, Paris and Vancouver have pledged to lead a 7,000-city push to combat the threat of climate change, even as Donald Trump’s election as US president dims hopes for co-ordinated national action. The cities, along with Seoul, Quito and others, will join the board of the Global Covenant of Mayors, chaired by Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York, and Maroš Šefčovič, vice-president of the European Commission.” http://on.ft.com/2fI0TOt ... Release http://politi.co/2gaIG8sTHE NEW GILDED AGE -- “How to Hide $400 Million: When a wealthy businessman set out to divorce his wife, their fortune vanished. The quest to find it would reveal the depths of an offshore financial system bigger than the U.S. economy,” by NYT’s Nick Confessore: “[A] worldwide financial system catering exclusively to the very wealthy ... has become astonishingly effective at ‘offshoring’ wealth — detaching assets, through complex layers of ownership and legal planning, from their actual owners, often by hiding them in another country. Created by lawyers, accountants and private bankers and operating out of a global archipelago of European principalities, former British colonies and Asian city-states, the system has one main purpose: to make the richest people in the world appear to own as little as possible.” http://nyti.ms/2gLytAf MEDIAWATCH -- WSJ’s JOSH DAWSEY TO POLITICO -- Memo from Carrie Budoff Brown and John Harris: “John and I are thrilled to announce that Josh Dawsey, a New York City Hall reporter for The Wall Street Journal, will join our White House team later this month. He struck us immediately as a classic POLITICO reporter. He excels at breaking news, getting behind the scenes to show how decisions are made, and holding public officials to account. Josh has worked at The Journal since 2012, breaking a number of stories about federal investigations into City Hall, record lobbying in the city and the questionable ethical activities of the mayor's political non-profit and his outside advisers. He has written detailed portraits of the mayor's management style and character, taking readers deep inside City Hall, while chronicling Bill de Blasio’s attempts to become a leader in the Democratic Party and his intra-party feud with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. … He graduated from the University of South Carolina and is a proud Southerner.”-- “Breitbart News sees advertisers exit, calls Kellogg’s decision ‘un-American,’” by L.A. Times’ David Ng: “Breitbart News Network is seeing some of its advertisers head for the exit doors and is responding in typical Breitbart fashion: by going on the counteroffensive, labeling one of them as ‘un-American’ and calling it a war on conservatism … Breitbart is fighting back at one of the advertisers — the breakfast cereal maker Kellogg Co. — by launching a Twitter campaign #DumpKelloggs that encourages its readers to sign a petition and boycott the maker of such favorites as Froot Loops and Apple Jacks. On Wednesday, Breitbart placed an article about its #DumpKellogs campaign in the top slot of its homepage. By early afternoon, the article had drawn more than 6,000 reader comments, many in support of the boycott.” http://lat.ms/2gaMPJw … Breitbart’s story http://bit.ly/2gYgz0r -- “Reporter Sopan Deb Shifts From Chronicling Donald Trump To Covering Culture,” by HuffPost’s Michael Calderone: “In a memo to staff, [N.Y.] Times Culture Editor Danielle Mattoon said Deb will ‘cover a spectrum of news – cultural, political, race/gender/class, way-we-live-now – through arts and entertainment lenses in the Trump era.’ Deb, 28, joined CBS in 2014 as an associate producer following stints at NBC News, Al Jazeera Media Network, The Boston Globe and Major League Baseball.” http://huff.to/2gaMSVw-- HAPPENING TONIGHT: CNN’s Jake Tapper will moderate the headline panel of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics forum with Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook. The conversation, “War Stories: Inside Campaign 2016,” will air on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday at 9 a.m. EST.-- Skipping the Harvard event, for unexplained reasons: HBS grad Steve Bannon http://bit.ly/2gH1tJz-- Longtime Iowa Caucus veteran journalist David Yepsen is returning to host “Iowa Press” on Iowa Public Television starting Jan. 20, 2017: http://bit.ly/2gOgBDH ... Des Moines Register story http://dmreg.co/2gLw1tzNEW TIME MAGAZINE -- This week’s TIME cover story reflects on Fidel Castro’s life, his complicated legacy, his brother and successor Raúl, and the future of renewed relations between Cuba and the United States. See the cover. http://bit.ly/2gHkX33SOUND FAMILIAR? WaPo yesterday, “Donald Trump is assembling the richest administration in modern American history,” by Jim Tankersley and Ana Swanson: http://wapo.st/2fHUHWP--Politico, last Saturday, “Trump’s team of gazillionaires: The self-styled champion of the working class assembles an administration that could be worth as much as $35 billion,” by Ben White and Matt Nussbaum: http://politi.co/2fdgOnO SPOTTED -- South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan greeting Texas Rep. Mike McCaul, a candidate for DHS secretary, by saying “Mr. Secretary” … Adrian Fenty, John Podesta and Steve Spinner on the redeye from SFO-IAD … Former Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott on a flight from Dulles to Heathrow … Mark Leibovich boarding an Amtrak train at NY Penn Station yesterday afternoon … Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker outside Union Station yesterday afternoon ... Newt and Callista Gingrich last night at Cafe MilanoREMEMBERING CLAUDE WYATT DICKERSON – John Dickerson posts on Instagram about his father: “He was a good man. Fought like hell ‘till the end. He always did. Thanks to the doctors and nurses at @DCVAMC”. Instapic of the two http://bit.ly/2gJsMWbJOEL BENENSON spoke to DAVID AXELROD at UChicago’s Institute of Politics on Tuesday night. Video of the full event is online and is a fascinating look inside the Clinton camp’s views as to why they lost the election. Video http://bit.ly/2gYd1LDOUT AND ABOUT -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center hosted the 4th annual IP Champions Awards on Wednesday evening. Fox News’ James Rosen emceed the event, which honored innovators across a broad spectrum of industries, including Sugar Ray lead singer Mark McGrath and Billy Idol guitarist Billy Morrison.SPOTTED: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ben Jenkins, Oscar award-winning producer and director Bruce Cohen, David Hirschmann, Mark Elliot, Jared Parks, Bradley Hayes, Ray Kerins, Mitch Rose, David Green, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) who took the stage to toast awardees, Rich Bagger, Kathryn Lyons, Amos Snead, Grover Norquist, Benny Johnson, Ruth Vitale, Suhail Khan, Megan Wilson, Ashley Gold, Anissa Brennan, Rick Lane, Mike Castellano, Cameron Gilreath.PIC DU JOUR – The massive Christmas tree last night in the lobby of the Trump hotel in D.C. (it’s a fake tree). http://politi.co/2gaQBCIBIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Jen Psaki, White House communications director, celebrating with her husband and daughter “and a big glass of wine” -- read her Playbook Plus Q&A: http://politi.co/2gBWqJN BIRTHDAYS: Natalie Wyeth Earnest (hubby tip: Josh) ... Karen Tumulty, the pride of San Antonio ... Florida Gov. Rick Scott is 64 … POLITICO Magazine’s Elizabeth Ralph, the pride of Radnor, Pennsylvania ... former CIA director Stansfield Turner is 93 … Joel Miller of Rep. Brett Guthrie’s office (h/t wife Megan Bel Miller) ... Charlie Anderson of the WH National Economic Council ... Kyle Lierman of the WH Office of Public Engagement ... Wayne Ting ... DNC alum Raul Alvillar ... Susan Stilts Collins, celebrating with breakfast with the 4 kids and dinner at Sushi Ogawa in DuPont with her husband (hubby tip: Rob) ... Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) is 58 ... Jared Scott Small … Ani Toumajan, LA for Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and the pride of Southfield, Mich. (h/t doting bro Mihran) ... Shin Inouye, press secretary for USCIS and former director for speciality media at the White House (h/t Ben Chang) ... Marylouise Oates, novelist and wife of Bob Shrum (h/t Tammy Haddad) ... Safra A. Catz, Israeli-born co-CEO and board member at Oracle, is 55 ... Natalie Ravitz, SVP of comms for the NFL after stints working for Rupert Murdoch, Mike Bloomberg and Sens. Barbara Boxer and Paul Wellstone (h/ts Jewish Insider) ...... Josh Kraushaar, politics editor at National Journal, is 35 ... Marty Chase is 76 ... Bush WH alum Jenny Lynn Buntin ... Bruce Kieloch is 51 ... Politico’s James Senkbeil ... NPR’s Carrie Johnson ... Yochi Dreazen, deputy managing editor and foreign editor at Vox ... JS Kim, I-banking analyst covering tech and media at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong ... Berry Kurland ... Jordan Lieberman, president of Audience Partners: Politics ... Mona Salama, a Breitbart News contributor, is 29 ... Brett Lieberman ... Jeri Henson Dies ... Reggie Smith ... Ryan Bell ... Hayley D’Antuono is 25 ... Terri New, founder and president of Capital Strategies ... Bruce Young ... Charlie Anderson (aka Uncanderson) ... Becky Weissman … Jake Kuitwaard … Terrie New … David Seldin, partner at Brunswick Group … Randy Bauer … Dan McGuire … Donnie Fowler ... Jamie Domini (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) … Stephanie Yousef … Woody Allen is 81 … Bette Midler is 71 … Sarah Silverman is 46 ... Zoe Kravitz is 28 ... pop singer Nico Sereba (Nico & Vinz) is 26 (h/ts AP)

01 декабря, 13:29

Команда Трампа. Голдман Сакс снова на коне

Дональд Трамп объявил имя будущего министра финансов США: им станет Стивен Тёрнер Мнучин (Steven Terner Mnuchin). Для кого-то это явилось неожиданностью. Ведь среди претендентов на высокий пост называли исполнительного директора банка JPMorgan Джейми Даймона, члена палаты представителей Джеба Хенсарлинга... У Стивена Мнучина, однако, было важное преимущество: в предвыборной кампании Трампа он работал финансовым менеджером. Кроме того, что самое важное, Мнучин вышел из недр банка Голдман Сакс.  Родился Тёрнер Мнучин в состоятельной еврейской семье. Окончил Йель и сразу пошел трудиться в Голдман Сакс, где большую часть своей жизни провёл его отец Роберт Мнучин, сделавший в банке карьеру (стал партнёром) и сколотивший хорошее состояние. Мнучин-младший провёл в стенах Голдман Сакс 17 лет – с 1985 по 2002 год. Работал на направлениях, обеспечивающих основную деятельность банка (контроль, надзор за операциями на рынках муниципальных облигаций, ипотечных бумаг, других рынках и т.п.). В 90-е годы получил статус партнёра банка, что считается большим достижением. Затем стал топ-менеджером Голдман Сакс по вопросам информационного обеспечения.

01 декабря, 06:45

Команда Трампа. Голдман Сакс снова на коне

Дональд Трамп объявил имя будущего министра финансов США: им станет Стивен Тёрнер Мнучин (Steven Terner Mnuchin). Для кого-то это явилось неожиданностью. Ведь среди претендентов на высокий пост называли исполнительного директора банка JPMorgan Джейми Даймона, члена палаты представителей Джеба Хенсарлинга... У Стивена Мнучина, однако, было важное преимущество: в предвыборной кампании Трампа он работал финансовым менеджером. Кроме того, что...

01 декабря, 01:12

Mnuchin foundation donated to groups that vouched for his bank

Trump’s Treasury pick earned millions of dollars from the sale of a bank accused of wrongful foreclosures.

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30 ноября, 18:21

New Strong Sell Stocks for November 30th

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30 ноября, 15:54

IT’S MNUCHIN FOR TREASURY: Steven Mnuchin, Expected Treasury Pick, Is an Outsider to Public Policy. …

IT’S MNUCHIN FOR TREASURY: Steven Mnuchin, Expected Treasury Pick, Is an Outsider to Public Policy. He started his career at Goldman Sachs, where his father, Robert, was a legendary trader. He then worked for his Yale roommate, the hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert, who runs Sears Holdings, and later for George Soros, before striking out […]

30 ноября, 01:59

Trump Picks Former Goldman Banker Steven Mnuchin As Treasury Secretary

While it has yet to be officially confirmed by the Trump transition team, moments ago the NYT reported that - in what had previously been leaked on several occasions on various other outlets most notably the WSJ - former Goldman banker and Soros employee, Steven Mnuchin "a financier with deep roots on Wall Street and in Hollywood but no government experience" is expected to be named Donald J. Trump’s Treasury secretary as soon as Wednesday. The WSJ has confirmed as much, reporting that "President-elect Donald Trump will name longtime banker and former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary, turning to a campaign loyalist and fundraiser for the incoming administration’s top economic cabinet post, a transition official said Tuesday." Steven Terner Mnuchin at Trump Tower in Manhattan this month From the NYT: Mnuchin, 53, was the national finance chairman for Mr. Trump’s campaign. He began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he became a partner, before creating his own hedge fund, moving to the West Coast and entering the first rank of movie financiers by bankrolling hits like the “X-Men” franchise and “Avatar.”   As Treasury secretary, Mr. Mnuchin would play an important role in shaping the administration’s economic policies, including a package of promised tax cuts, increased spending on infrastructure and changes in the terms of foreign trade. He could also help lead any effort to roll back President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and opening to Cuba by reimposing sanctions on Tehran and Havana. As the NYT adds, his selection fits uneasily with much of Mr. Trump’s campaign rhetoric attacking the financial industry. Mr. Trump, in a campaign ad intended as a closing argument, portrayed the chief executive of Goldman Sachs as the personification of a global elite that the ad said had “robbed our working class.” But, the NYT notes, Mnuchin has said that he agrees with Mr. Trump’s priorities, and he was an early supporter of a candidate who clearly prizes loyalty. When Mr. Trump won New York’s Republican presidential primary in April, Mr. Mnuchin attended the victory party. The next day, he accepted Mr. Trump’s invitation to become the campaign’s national finance director. A number of Mr. Mnuchin’s friends made comments to various publications expressing shock at the decision. Mr. Mnuchin was unfazed. “Nobody’s going to be, like, ‘Well, why did he do this?’ if I end up in the administration,” he told Bloomberg Businessweek in August. As the WSJ adds, "Mr. Mnuchin’s Wall Street pedigree presents a contrast with the populist themes Mr. Trump struck in his campaign, railing against big banks and vowing to close tax loopholes that benefit hedge funds. Mr. Trump also repeatedly attacked his rivals in the primary and general elections for their Wall Street ties, especially those connected to Goldman Sachs." If confirmed by the Senate as Treasury secretary, Mr. Mnuchin will join a list of prominent bankers who made similar moves from Wall Street to Washington, including two of his former bosses at Goldman, Henry Paulson and Robert Rubin, who were both top Goldman executives before running Treasury. * * * For those who have missed our previous piece on the career banker, here are some more details on Mnuchin's background from the WSJ: Despite his successful Wall Street career, Mr. Mnuchin has no experience running a massive organization—the Treasury Department has 86,000 employees—or in economic or financial policy-making. The biggest entity Mr. Mnuchin has run was the technology division of Goldman, which had over 5,000 employees.   Mr. Mnuchin’s acquaintances describe him as smart, with several people calling him “nerdy.” He regularly attends New York philanthropic galas. He has long held high-profile positions on charity boards and is a former director of the Whitney Museum of American Art. At an event for New York charity City Harvest in 2006, Mr. Mnuchin and his ex-wife were photographed with Mr. Trump. Mr. Mnuchin is now engaged to Scottish actress Louise Linton.   Mr. Mnuchin joined Goldman in 1985. He worked in the fixed-income department, eventually overseeing trading in mortgages, U.S. government, money market and municipal bonds. He made partner in 1994. Mr. Mnuchin later became the firm’s chief information officer.   When Goldman converted into a publicly traded company in 1999, Mr. Mnuchin, like other partners, made millions. He later bought a 6,500-square-foot apartment in 740 Park Avenue, a storied Manhattan co-op built by Jackie Kennedy’s grandfather that is known as the “billionaires’ building.”   At a recent conference, Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein called Mr. Mnuchin a “highflier, a partner at a young age. He did very well. He is a smart, smart guy.”   In 2002, Mr. Mnuchin left Goldman and later was hired to run a credit fund set up by billionaire George Soros.   In 2004, Mr. Mnuchin and two former Goldman colleagues founded hedge fund Dune Capital Management LP with financial backing from Mr. Soros. Dune soon expanded into the entertainment business, striking up a film-financing deal with a unit of 21st Century Fox. Among the films Dune financed was “Avatar,” one of the all-time box office hits.   21st Century Fox and News Corp, parent company of The Wall Street Journal, share common ownership.   In 2008, IndyMac Bank in Pasadena, Calif., collapsed in one of the largest bank failures in U.S. history. Mr. Mnuchin led a group of investors, including funds run by Mr. Soros and other hedge-fund and private-equity titans, who bought it from the government for about $1.5 billion. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation agreed to cover a portion of any future loan losses, a lucrative arrangement for Mr. Mnuchin and his partners. Regulators who negotiated with Mr. Mnuchin found him to be the kind of detail-oriented person who would “know the cost of every pencil,” according to a person familiar with their thinking.   Mr. Mnuchin, who became chairman of the renamed OneWest Bank and CEO of its parent company, relocated to Los Angeles and bought a mansion in the Bel Air neighborhood.   The deal soon became controversial. In 2011, community activists descended on Mr. Mnuchin’s Bel Air home to protest over the possible eviction of a homeowner who was behind on her mortgage payments to OneWest.   In 2014, OneWest was sold to CIT Group Inc., earning Mr. Mnuchin and Dune hundreds of millions of dollars in profits, according to a person familiar with the matter. He later pocketed $10.9 million in severance payouts when he left the company.   Despite the huge profits, OneWest’s legacy continues to trail Mr. Mnuchin, who now sits on CIT’s board and owns more than 1% of its shares.   A portion of OneWest’s mortgage business is under investigation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Last July, CIT said it was forced to take a $230 million charge as it cleaned up accounting problems at OneWest. And two California housing groups this month accused OneWest of discriminating against minorities by not putting branches in their communities.   Meanwhile, 14 years after leaving Goldman, Mr. Mnuchin remains in the firm’s orbit, showing up at alumni events and involving other ex-Goldman executives in his finance deals.   He has continued to work those angles as Mr. Trump’s finance chairman, a post he assumed in May. Mr. Mnuchin negotiated a joint fundraising agreement with the Republican National Committee, easing the way for major donors to give both to the party and to Mr. Trump. The committee’s chairman, Lewis Eisenberg, is a Goldman veteran and contemporary of Mr. Mnuchin’s father. * * * Even though the nomination is still unofficial, moments ago CBS' reproter Charlie Keye tweeted that it can also confirm that "Trump has chosen financier Steven Mnuchin as his nominee for Treasury Secretary." Just now. @CBS News has confirmed President-elect Trump has chosen financier Steven Mnuchin as his nominee for Treasury Secretary. — Charlie Kaye (@CharlieKayeCBS) November 29, 2016 And just like that the swamp feels a little bit more full.

30 ноября, 01:54

Trump to pick Mnuchin for Treasury secretary

The Goldman Sachs alum was the president-elect's campaign finance chairman.

18 ноября, 00:10

Mnuchin-founded company accused of housing discrimination

In 2015, when non-white minorities made up nearly 62 percent of the population in greater Los Angeles, they received 18.5 percent of CIT mortgages.

17 ноября, 11:01

Bank Led By Donald Trump's Top Treasury Contender Accused Of Racist Lending

A California bank led by Donald Trump’s reported likely treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, is facing new allegations of racist lending practices. OneWest failed to locate bank branches in minority neighborhoods, loaned money to “very few or no” people of color, and did a better job maintaining and marketing foreclosed homes in mostly white neighborhoods, according to a complaint filed by two housing advocacy groups Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The discrimination, called “redlining,” keeps communities of color in poverty by making it harder to buy homes. It was banned in 1968 under the Fair Housing Act. The complaint was filed against CIT Group, the commercial lending giant that owns OneWest. Mnuchin, who led the investor group that bought OneWest in 2009 and served as its chairman, joined the board of CIT after the acquisition was completed in August 2015. “Our analysis of OneWest suggests the bank has no significant branch presence in communities of color,” Kevin Stein, deputy director of California Reinvestment Coalition, one of the two nonprofits that filed the complaint, said in a statement. “[N]ot surprisingly, its home loans to borrowers and communities of color are low in absolute terms, low compared to its peer banks, and low when compared to what one would expect, given the size of the Asian American, African American, and Latino populations in California.” Neither CIT nor Dune Capital, the hedge fund where Mnuchin works, responded to requests for comment on Wednesday. In the Los Angeles area in which OneWest operates, black borrowers last year received just 1.7 percent of its mortgages ― 2.1 percentage points below the industry average. Asian Americans made up 8.4 percent of the bank’s borrowers ― 3 percentage points below the industry average. Latinos comprised an additional 8.4 percent of borrowers ― 14 percentage points below the industry average. Meanwhile, the bank awarded 82.4 percent of its loans to white people ― 14.6 percentage points above the industry average. One-hundred percent of foreclosed homes ― also known as real estate-owned properties ― in neighborhoods of color had five or more maintenance or marketing failures, including trash strewn in the front yard, overgrown grass and shrubbery, and boarded up or broken doors and windows. By contrast, 33.3 percent of foreclosed properties in white neighborhoods sustained the same blight.  The complaints cast an ugly light over the man Trump officials have floated as the leading candidate to lead the Department of Treasury. Mnuchin led the group of investors that bought OneWest, then called IndyMac Bank, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2009 after the company had collapsed under the weight of bad home loans it made during the housing bubble. As part of the deal, the FDIC agreed to take the hit for the vast majority of loan losses, an arrangement the agency made with buyers of other banks after the crash. OneWest then went to work foreclosing on homeowners, using the fraudulent, corner-cutting technique known as robosigning. In the years that followed, it paid billions of dollars in profits to its investors. OneWest was not the only bank to make bad loans during the housing bubble and push people out of their homes once things soured. However, in an industry we now know was filled with fraud, “OneWest stood out,” wrote David Dayen, the author of a book on the foreclosure crisis published this year. “It routinely jumped to foreclosure rather than pursue options to keep borrowers in their homes; used fabricated and ‘robo-signed’ documents to secure the evictions; and had a particular talent for dispossessing the homes of senior citizens and people of color.”  “During Mnuchin’s tenure, OneWest foreclosed on tens of thousands of families, with California’s communities of color shouldering a disproportionate share,” Stein told Dayen at the time.   If you don’t already know how this story ends, you can probably guess: Mnuchin orchestrated a deal to merge OneWest with CIT for $3.4 billion in 2015, more than doubling his group’s initial $1.6 billion investment. In August, Trump made his long-awaited pitch to black voters, insisting Democrats had abandoned them. During his campaign, he dismissed accusations of racism, glossing over a 1973 discrimination lawsuit accusing his real estate company of refusing to rent homes to black people in New York. He initially avoided denouncing former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, who enthusiastically endorsed his presidency. “You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed,” Trump said in his appeal, citing a number three times higher than the real rate because it counts students as unemployed. (The same stat for white youth clocks in at 49 percent.) “What the hell do you have to lose?” Median black wealth was cut in half by the foreclosure crisis and Great Recession. The real question may be who gains, and by how much, when communities of color lose. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

17 ноября, 11:01

Bank Led By Donald Trump's Top Treasury Contender Accused Of Racist Lending

A California bank led by Donald Trump’s reported likely treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, is facing new allegations of racist lending practices. OneWest failed to locate bank branches in minority neighborhoods, loaned money to “very few or no” people of color, and did a better job maintaining and marketing foreclosed homes in mostly white neighborhoods, according to a complaint filed by two housing advocacy groups Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The discrimination, called “redlining,” keeps communities of color in poverty by making it harder to buy homes. It was banned in 1968 under the Fair Housing Act. The complaint was filed against CIT Group, the commercial lending giant that owns OneWest. Mnuchin, who led the investor group that bought OneWest in 2009 and served as its chairman, joined the board of CIT after the acquisition was completed in August 2015. “Our analysis of OneWest suggests the bank has no significant branch presence in communities of color,” Kevin Stein, deputy director of California Reinvestment Coalition, one of the two nonprofits that filed the complaint, said in a statement. “[N]ot surprisingly, its home loans to borrowers and communities of color are low in absolute terms, low compared to its peer banks, and low when compared to what one would expect, given the size of the Asian American, African American, and Latino populations in California.” Neither CIT nor Dune Capital, the hedge fund where Mnuchin works, responded to requests for comment on Wednesday. In the Los Angeles area in which OneWest operates, black borrowers last year received just 1.7 percent of its mortgages ― 2.1 percentage points below the industry average. Asian Americans made up 8.4 percent of the bank’s borrowers ― 3 percentage points below the industry average. Latinos comprised an additional 8.4 percent of borrowers ― 14 percentage points below the industry average. Meanwhile, the bank awarded 82.4 percent of its loans to white people ― 14.6 percentage points above the industry average. One-hundred percent of foreclosed homes ― also known as real estate-owned properties ― in neighborhoods of color had five or more maintenance or marketing failures, including trash strewn in the front yard, overgrown grass and shrubbery, and boarded up or broken doors and windows. By contrast, 33.3 percent of foreclosed properties in white neighborhoods sustained the same blight.  The complaints cast an ugly light over the man Trump officials have floated as the leading candidate to lead the Department of Treasury. Mnuchin led the group of investors that bought OneWest, then called IndyMac Bank, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2009 after the company had collapsed under the weight of bad home loans it made during the housing bubble. As part of the deal, the FDIC agreed to take the hit for the vast majority of loan losses, an arrangement the agency made with buyers of other banks after the crash. OneWest then went to work foreclosing on homeowners, using the fraudulent, corner-cutting technique known as robosigning. In the years that followed, it paid billions of dollars in profits to its investors. OneWest was not the only bank to make bad loans during the housing bubble and push people out of their homes once things soured. However, in an industry we now know was filled with fraud, “OneWest stood out,” wrote David Dayen, the author of a book on the foreclosure crisis published this year. “It routinely jumped to foreclosure rather than pursue options to keep borrowers in their homes; used fabricated and ‘robo-signed’ documents to secure the evictions; and had a particular talent for dispossessing the homes of senior citizens and people of color.”  “During Mnuchin’s tenure, OneWest foreclosed on tens of thousands of families, with California’s communities of color shouldering a disproportionate share,” Stein told Dayen at the time.   If you don’t already know how this story ends, you can probably guess: Mnuchin orchestrated a deal to merge OneWest with CIT for $3.4 billion in 2015, more than doubling his group’s initial $1.6 billion investment. In August, Trump made his long-awaited pitch to black voters, insisting Democrats had abandoned them. During his campaign, he dismissed accusations of racism, glossing over a 1973 discrimination lawsuit accusing his real estate company of refusing to rent homes to black people in New York. He initially avoided denouncing former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, who enthusiastically endorsed his presidency. “You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed,” Trump said in his appeal, citing a number three times higher than the real rate because it counts students as unemployed. (The same stat for white youth clocks in at 49 percent.) “What the hell do you have to lose?” Median black wealth was cut in half by the foreclosure crisis and Great Recession. The real question may be who gains, and by how much, when communities of color lose. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

15 ноября, 00:43

Following the money of Trump's Treasury hopefuls

Steven Mnuchin, national finance chairman of President-elect Donald Trump's campaign and a rumored contender to head Treasury, walks at Trump Tower today. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) New administration, new Cabinet members. President-elect Donald Trump has already begun picking out his crew, but so far, his two concrete choices did not donate a penny to Trump's election effort. That would be Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus, Trump's new chief of staff (who did give a modest $1,000 to House Speaker Paul Ryan) and his new chief strategist, Brietbart News Chairman Stephen Bannon, who didn't make a trackable donation this cycle. OpenSecrets Blog will run through the top names Trump is reportedly mulling for each cabinet position and look at the money behind them -- who they've donated to, and, if they were in public office, who their biggest contributors were. Since we're following the money, let's start the series with our country's chief financial officer, the Secretary of the Treasury. This cabinet head, who will replace current Secretary Jack Lew, will deal with tax and economic policies, manage public debt and oversee the Internal Revenue Service. Another important aspect of the job is supervising sanctions against foreign countries. Steven Mnuchin: While Trump blasted Clinton throughout the campaign for her ties to Wall Street, the president-elect is considering this former Goldman Sachs exec for Treasury. Mnuchin was the Trump campaign's finance chairman, charged with rounding up as much money as possible for the effort. He maxed out his contributions to Trump with $5,400, and gave $200,400 to the Republican National Committee. Mnuchin is now the chairman and chief executive of private investment firm Dune Capital Management, whose employees gave $133,000 to the Democratic National Committee, which of course backed that party's nominee, Hillary Clinton. Mnuchin and his wife, Heather, have donated almost $465,000 since 1995, some of it to unlikely recipients. Heather gave $2,700 to Clinton last May, and since 2000, the couple has given $13,400 to Clinton's Senate and presidential campaigns. While the majority of their cash this year went to Republicans, the couple doled out funds to Democrats Jason Kander ($250), who lost the Missouri Senate race, Michael Wildes ($1,900), defeated in a New Jersey House race, and Kamala Harris ($2,000), the newly-elected California senator. Another interesting note: Bloomberg reported Mnuchin could save millions in taxes with help from a 1989 rule past secretaries, such as Henry Paulson, have used in order to satisfy conflict-of-interest rules. He could sell stock without paying taxes on them if he puts the money he gains into Treasury notes. As of a February filing, he owns $97 million of CIT Group. Thomas Barrack Jr.: The chairman of private equity firm Colony Capital and a speaker at the Republican convention also proved his loyalty by maxing out to Trump this cycle, as well as giving more than $52,000 to the RNC and the Republican Party of Arkansas. The National Republican Congressional Committee, which pushes to elect more Republicans in the House, also received $19,000. Trump's close friend and business associate has donated around $128,000 since 1992, mostly to Republicans, but with multiple gifts going to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). In June, Barrack started a pro-Trump super PAC, Rebuilding America Now, that spent nearly $20 million. Most of it was used to attack Clinton. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas): The 14-year Texas representative and House Financial Services Committee chairman didn't give a penny to Trump through his campaign committee or leadership PAC, the Jobs, Economy & Budget Fund. (His campaign, though, did give $50,000 to our new VP Mike Pence's campaign for governor in Indiana.) Since his first successful race for office starting in 2001, Hensarling has raised almost $16.7 million, with top contributors coming from JPMorgan Chase & Co ($105,000), Bank of America ($91,000) and the American Bankers Association ($85,000). Quite a coincidence, considering his chairmanship. By industry, his top backers are insurance, securities & investment (or what we consider Wall Street), and commercial banks. Tim Pawlenty: The former governor of Minnesota and congressman is now the president and CEO of a lobbying group for financial institutions, the Financial Services Roundtable (whose PAC, like its president, did not contribute to Trump). When the former state executive ran for president in 2012, he raised around $5.2 million, mostly from donations of more than $200. His top donors came from Wall Street, retired folks and lawyers/law firms, while he got the most money from employees and the PAC of Goldman Sachs ($58,000), Moelis & Co ($47,000) and Wells Fargo ($37,000). In 2008, Pawlenty was a bundler for Republican nominee John McCain, gathering $500,000 for the Arizonian. Pawlenty raised $7.4 million in his gubernatorial races, with party committees, homemakers and retired individuals the largest backers his first time around, and lawyers and lobbyists, homemakers and people in real estate topping the list when he ran for his second term, according to data from the National Institute on Money in State Politics. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

10 ноября, 17:21

Attorney General Rudy Giuliani? Trump Cabinet Takes Shape

President-elect Donald Trump doesn't have the traditional group of Washington insiders and donors to pull from for his Cabinet appointments but his transition team has spent the past several months building a list of executives from various industries in the private sector as well as conservative activists who could ultimately comprise one of the more eclectic presidential Cabinets in modern history.  While many Washington "insiders" refused to support his campaign, which probably helped him in the end, Trump is also expected to reward the surrogates who stood by him, including Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie. So far, the Trump campaign and transition teams have been quiet about their potential cabinet picks but the speculation is starting to swirl.  Per Politico, here’s some insight, based on conversations with policy experts, lobbyists, academics and congressional staffers on who might be picked for the key jobs: Secretary of state Former House Speaker Gingrich, a leading Trump supporter, is a candidate for the job, as is Corker, current chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Tennessee senator has said he’d “strongly consider” serving as secretary of state.   Trump is also eyeing former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.   Treasury secretary Trump himself has indicated that he wants to give the Treasury secretary job to his finance chairman, Mnuchin, a 17-year-veteran of Goldman Sachs who now works as the chairman and chief executive of the private investment firm Dune Capital Management. Mnuchin has also worked for OneWest Bank, which was later sold to CIT Group in 2015.   Secretary of defense Among the Republican defense officials who could join the Trump administration: Sessions (R-Ala.), a close adviser, has been discussed as a potential defense secretary. Former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) have also been mentioned as potential candidates.   Top Trump confidant retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, would need a waiver from Congress to become defense secretary, as the law requires retired military officers to wait seven years before becoming the civilian leader of the Pentagon. But Trump’s chief military adviser is likely to wind up in some senior administration post, potentially national security adviser. And other early endorsers, like Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), could be in line for top posts as well.   Attorney general People close to Trump say former New York City Mayor Giuliani, one of Trump’s leading public defenders, is the leading candidate for attorney general. New Jersey Gov. Christie, another vocal Trump supporter and the head of the president-elect’s transition team, is also a contender for the job — though any role in the cabinet for Christie could be threatened by the Bridgegate scandal.   Another possibility: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, though the controversy over Trump’s donation to Bondi could undercut her nomination. Interior secretary Lucas, the 74-year-old co-founder of oil products company Lucas Oil, is seen as a top contender for Interior secretary.   Trump’s presidential transition team is also eyeing venture capitalist Robert Grady, a George H.W. Bush White House official with ties to Christie. And Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr., is said to be interested in the job.   Meanwhile, a person who spoke to the Trump campaign told POLITICO that the aides have also discussed tapping Sarah Palin for Interior secretary. Trump has said he’d like to put Palin in his cabinet, and Palin has made no secret of her interest.   Other possible candidates include former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer; Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin; Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis; and Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm. Meanwhile, Kellyanne Conway, who became a near constant television presence in the campaign’s final two months after being named campaign manager in the summer could be White House press secretary.  Per Politico, a source from within the Trump campaign said “I think that job is hers if she wants it.  No one was more effective at carrying our message than her." Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s original campaign manager who is still working as a CNN contributor, has remained close to the candidate since his firing in June and was spotted leaving Trump Tower on Wednesday afternoon. He, too, is jockeying for a prominent position either in the West Wing or possibly at the RNC if Trump blesses him as his chairman of choice should Priebus move over to the White House, according to sources close to Lewandowski. While details are still sparse the only thing that is certain is that Trump's cabinet, like his presidential campaign, will be anything but traditional.

10 ноября, 10:10

Команда Трампа, или новые "повелители вселенной"

Избранный президент США не имеет традиционного кадрового состава инсайдеров и доноров, который позволил бы сразу и легко создать кабинет министров, но его команда несколько месяцев составляла перечень промышленных титанов и консервативных активистов.

10 ноября, 10:10

Команда Трампа или новые "повелители вселенной"

Избранный президент США не имеет традиционного кадрового состава инсайдеров и доноров, который позволил бы сразу и легко создать кабинет министров, но его команда несколько месяцев составляла перечень промышленных титантов и консервативных активистов.

09 ноября, 10:56

Meet Trump's Cabinet-in-waiting

He’s expected to reward the band of surrogates who stood by him.

04 ноября, 00:37

Trump eyes Goldman alum Mnuchin for Treasury secretary

Donald Trump is signaling that he wants to appoint his campaign finance chairman Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary, according to a person close to the campaign.Trump's preference for the Goldman Sachs alumnus is the latest evidence that the GOP presidential nominee would be inclined to hire officials with experience in the business world should he win next week's election, despite the anti-establishment tone that has dominated the campaign. "It is difficult to see how a second-generation Goldman Sachs partner would secure such a prominent position in an administration delivered by a populist wind," Compass Point analyst Isaac Boltansky said.Fox Business first reported Trump's comments Thursday. Anthony Scaramucci, a hedge fund manager and Trump fundraiser with close ties to the campaign, confirmed the report. When asked if he believes Trump is indicating to staff that he would like Mnuchin to serve as Treasury secretary, Scaramucci said "I do." Trump's transition team has been searching for private sector executives who could be named to the real estate developer's Cabinet.Yet nominating Mnuchin to run Treasury could face resistance from progressives and financial reform advocates, who are urging the next president to appoint economic advisers willing to crack down on Wall Street.Mnuchin worked for 17 years at Goldman Sachs. He later led OneWest Bank, which was sold to CIT Group in 2015. He now serves on CIT's board and is the chairman and chief executive of the private investment firm Dune Capital Management.In a July interview with CNBC, Mnuchin said the 2010 Dodd-Frank Law, which strengthened the regulation of the finance industry, "needs to be looked at." He said there are good and bad aspects of the law, according to a profile that Bloomberg published in August. Trump has said he wants to dismantle Dodd-Frank."Word that Trump would go with Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary suggests that in choosing between his populist political persona and his life story as a rich kid turned businessman, a President Trump would be little different than, say, a President Romney," said Jeff Hauser, director of the Revolving Door Project. "It's hard to see Mnuchin cracking down on Wall Street," said Hauser, whose nonprofit group scrutinizes executive-branch appointments. "Indeed, one imagines Mnuchin's banking agenda would be to rehabilitate Trump's reputation with Wall Street." A Trump campaign spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.Ben White contributed to this report.

27 октября, 19:45

New Research Reports for Apple, DuPont, & Comcast

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26 октября, 23:38

CIT Group's (CIT) Q3 Earnings Miss Estimates, Stock Down

CIT Group Inc. (CIT) announced third-quarter 2016 earnings from continuing operations of 73 cents per share, which lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 79 cents.

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01 декабря, 06:45

Команда Трампа. Голдман Сакс снова на коне

Дональд Трамп объявил имя будущего министра финансов США: им станет Стивен Тёрнер Мнучин (Steven Terner Mnuchin). Для кого-то это явилось неожиданностью. Ведь среди претендентов на высокий пост называли исполнительного директора банка JPMorgan Джейми Даймона, члена палаты представителей Джеба Хенсарлинга... У Стивена Мнучина, однако, было важное преимущество: в предвыборной кампании Трампа он работал финансовым менеджером. Кроме того, что...