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30 января, 15:14

В Финляндии загорелся химический завод

На химическом заводе Huntsman Pigmentsi в городе Пори в Финляндии в понедельник утром вспыхнул пожар.

28 января, 10:18

Why a Live-Action ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Movie Is a Terrible Idea

Scarlett Johansson is set to star in a live-action version of 'Ghost in the Shell' next year. Here's why we are still worried about the film.

25 января, 01:50

10 of the Most Hated Actresses of All Time

Some stars see their popularity wane due to media coverage, their personal lives, and career choices. Here are some of the most hated actresses of all time.

22 января, 02:10

Kristen Stewart Addresses Donald Trump's Creepy Old 'Twilight' Tweets

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Before President Donald Trump was running our country, he was just a man, tweeting about the stars of a teen vampire franchise with a particular interest in its leading lady, Kristen Stewart. Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again--just watch. He can do much better!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2012 Everyone knows I am right that Robert Pattinson should dump Kristen Stewart. In a couple of years, he will thank me. Be smart, Robert.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2012 Robert Pattinson is putting on a good face for the release of Twilight. He took my advice on Kristen Stewart...I hope!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2012 Stewart and Pattinson’s highly publicized relationship ended following the release of the last “Twilight” film, after the actress kissed her “Snow White and the Huntsman” director, Rupert Sanders. On Friday, Stewart was asked during a talkback event with Variety at the Sundance Film Festival what she thought about Trump’s tweets, now that he’s the president. “He was mad at me a couple years ago, really obsessed with me a couple years ago, which is fucking crazy,” said Stewart, who was in town to promote her short film, “Come Swim.” “I can’t even understand it. I literally cannot even understand it. It’s such far-out concept that I don’t want to believe that actually is happening. It’s insane.” At the time, Stewart said she dismissed Trump’s tweets because he was a “reality star.” But now she sees his social media obsession with her as much more troubling.  “At that point, he was just, like, a reality star. I had no reference. It wasn’t like really a thing,” Stewart added. “But in retrospect, somebody reminded me of that and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re right!’ He’s probably, like, going to tweet about this.” Probably, Kristen. Probably.  -- 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.

21 января, 14:25

10 Actors Poised to Make a Comeback in 2017

2017 will mark a long-awaited return to the spotlight for some Hollywood stars. Here are 10 actors poised to make a comeback this year.

19 января, 15:10

Huntsman Retains Textile Business, Names Spin-off Venator

Huntsman (HUN) is retaining the Textile Effects business and has named its planned spin-off 'Venator Materials Corporation'.

11 января, 14:00

Возвращение умов. Василий Чернышев: Потому что у России есть шанс на прорыв

Василий Чернышев, научный сотрудник Лаборатории инновационных лекарственных средств МФТИ. Область научных исследований: биоинженерия, создание лекарств. Откуда вернулся: Университет штата Юта. Что делал за рубежом?   — Я получил высшее образование в Америке, в Университете штата Юта. В 2003 году, закончив среднюю школу № 8 в городе Жуковском, я волею судьбы оказался в Америке. К тому времени я уже больше года провёл в Штатах и точно для себя решил, чем хочу заниматься и в каком институте. Университет штата Юта входит в двадцатку вузов США, где активно развиваются исследования в области биоинженерии. Во время обучения в бакалавриате я начал работать в международной фармацевтической компании Cephalon. Это была моя первая работа в биомедицине. Мы разрабатывали методику для создания инсулина, который можно было бы применять орально, чтобы упростить жизнь больных сахарным диабетом. Для меня это был хороший опыт работы в области R&D (research and development), в которой стыкуются исследования фундаментального и прикладного характера. И по сей день меня интересует именно прикладная научная работа, возможность практического применения лабораторных разработок и создание новых лекарственных препаратов и методик для диагностики.   После получения диплома бакалавра я устроился на работу в компанию USANA Health Sciences, которая занимается производством косметики и витаминов. Там мы разрабатывали витамины, которые равномерно в течение всего дня оказывают пролонгированное действие на человека. Эти исследования дошли до этапа испытания на человеке, и, наверное, такой успешный опыт вдохновил меня ещё больше. Когда я начал получать степень PhD (соответствует "кандидату наук" в России. — Прим. ред.) в том же университете, мне удалось познакомиться с врачом-патологом из Института онкологии им. Хантсмена (Huntsman Cancer Institute), который совсем недавно заинтересовался изучением внеклеточных везикул (пузырьков), или так называемых экзосом. Оказалось, что примерно 10 лет назад было обнаружено, что экзосомы содержат микро-РНК, мРНК и важные маркеры, хотя до этого считалось, что они отвечают лишь за избавление от токсинов и прочего мусора в клетке. После этого многими учёными было показано, что везикулы играют ключевую роль в коммуникации между клетками, а значит, причастны к прогрессии многих заболеваний, начиная с нейродегенеративных (болезнь Альцгеймера) и заканчивая раком. Сейчас исследователи ищут применение этим везикулам для диагностики заболеваний на ранних стадиях и для адресной доставки лекарств. Почему я вернулся? — В России есть учёные, которые занимаются внеклеточными везикулами и получают интересные результаты. Но в то же время я вижу необходимость в расширении фронта исследований и усилении их практической направленности. На мой взгляд, российская научная школа имеет все шансы совершить настоящий прорыв в этой области. Именно поэтому в 2015 году, после защиты докторской (PhD) диссертации, я решил вернуться на родину, несмотря на заманчивые предложения продолжать исследования в США. Но на это есть и другие конкретные причины.   Я прожил в Америке больше половины своей сознательной жизни, но так и не смог избавиться от ощущения, что я здесь гость. Всегда что-то тянуло обратно и хотелось оказаться и почувствовать себя в своей среде, дома. Мои родители закончили Физтех, а дедушка с бабушкой участвовали в Великой Отечественной войне. Где бы ты ни был, страна и историческая память накладывают отпечаток на личность. Даже уезжая на учёбу в США, я всегда знал, что когда-нибудь вернусь. Вместе с тем я благодарен стране, которая дала мне специальное образование и ценный жизненный опыт. Когда я принял решение, то стал изучать вопрос: какие лаборатории в России занимаются экзосомами. Было интересно поговорить с людьми и почувствовать атмосферу и настрой научного сообщества в России. Проанализировав ситуацию и пообщавшись со многими учёными — из Физтеха, МГУ, Сколтеха, СПбГУ, — я понял, что лаборатория профессора Сергея Леонова в МФТИ — самое подходящее место для продолжения моего проекта. Замкнутость коллег и отсутствие материалов — Конечно, в России есть определённые трудности. Пообщавшись с теми же учёными из разных институтов, которые занимаются практически одной и той же темой, я обнаружил, что многие из них не знают о существовании друг друга, хотя в России не так много специалистов в этой области. Это было удивительно, потому что мой западный опыт всеобъемлющих коллабораций, коллективных работ и "открытой" науки противоречит такому подходу. Хотелось бы иметь подобную практику и в нашей стране. С этой целью в феврале следующего года на конгрессе "Биотехнологии-2017" мной и моими коллегами будет организована целая секция именно по экзосомам. Это будет первое мероприятие по обмену научным опытом среди российских учёных, занимающихся внеклеточными везикулами. В моих планах — создание отдельной конференции по экзосомам, а параллельно с этим я хотел бы открыть собственную лабораторию по их изучению. Проводя эксперименты в лабораторных условиях, никогда до конца не ясно, какой именно реагент "сработает" в моём эксперименте, процесс проб и ошибок может затянуться надолго. Вся наша работа связана с доставкой необходимых реагентов и прекурсоров. К сожалению, в силу ограниченности бюджета я не могу заказать одновременно всё, что, вероятно, могло бы подойти для моих исследований. В результате время проведения одного эксперимента затягивается на многие месяцы. Для сравнения, доставка практически любых препаратов в Штатах даже из Европы, как правило, занимает не более недели. Наша неэффективная система с поставкой материалов (в особенности зарубежных) для исследований огорчает больше всего, тормозит нашу работу и прогресс в науке. Конечно, есть другие препараты, которые доставляются в течение двух — трёх дней. Например, производимые в России реагенты можно получить быстро, но, к сожалению, выбора немного и не всегда должного качества. Химические реактивы для проекта, над которым я работаю сейчас, а также многие другие реактивы, питательные среды, расходные материалы и оборудование для осуществления деятельности в лаборатории в целом производятся в основном зарубежными компаниями (США, Великобритания, Германия и другими) и ждать их приходится крайне долго. Что касается грантов, здесь ситуация обстоит гораздо лучше. В Штатах сложнее получить грант из-за высокой конкуренции. В России размеры грантов, конечно, меньше, но вероятность их получения выше. Чего я достиг за год работы в России? — Экзосомы пока мало изучены и нет стандартной методики, позволяющей получить чистый образец экзосом, особенно когда ведётся работа с плазмой или другими биологическими образцами пациента. За год работы в лаборатории инновационных лекарственных средств МФТИ я проводил тестирования нескольких методов и нашёл самый оптимальный, самый лучший, на мой взгляд. Результаты моей работы будут представлены через несколько месяцев на конференции по биотехнологиям, на той самой новой секции по экзосомам. Уверен, изучение экзосом — новое многообещающее научное направление в области биомедицины, а связанные с ними практические приложения помогут найти ключ к ранней диагностики и эффективному лечению многих серьёзных заболеваний. Я надеюсь, что объединение усилий всех учёных в этой области будет способствовать скорейшему развитию биоинженерии в нашей стране.   Продолжение серии интервью с выдающимся российским кристаллографом Артёмом Огановым и биофизиком Михаилом Шевцовым читайте завтра и послезавтра.

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21 декабря 2016, 00:00

An Emerging New Center

Jon Huntsman & Joe Lieberman, RealClearPoliticsThe American people want change in our national government. That much seems clear, at least, from this year’s election. Most Americans, whatever their political leanings, are sick and tired of the status quo in Washington. They want their government to be responsive to their concerns and to come up with solutions to their most urgent problems.

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15 декабря 2016, 18:33

Huntsman stock price target raised to $23 from $19 at Instinet

This is a Real-time headline. These are breaking news, delivered the minute it happens, delivered ticker-tape style. Visit www.marketwatch.com or the quote page for more information about this breaking news.

12 декабря 2016, 17:30

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Huntsman, Olin, Ashland Global Holdings, Kraton and PPG Industries

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Huntsman, Olin, Ashland Global Holdings, Kraton and PPG Industries

12 декабря 2016, 03:13

How One Contemporary Artist is Capturing the Casual Lifestyle of Business

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania pumps out a majority of financiers for the major firms on Wall Street. Huntsman Hall, the main building for Wharton, features regular conversations between Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, McKinsey, Bain, etc. interns and aspiring employees about cap tables, waterfall analyses, lack of sleep, and favorite caffeine ingestion methods. If you were to sum up this culture in a few words, institutional, excess, stress, and money would likely come to mind, but for George Lessner III, he sees it as casual. Lessner by day works as an institutional investment consultant and helps manage over a billion dollars in assets, by night he is Captain Casual, the contemporary artist capturing the casual nature of excess and embodying the implicit gestures, movements, and actions of opulent lifestyles. As Lessner puts it, "stock market by day, paint by night." While many artists have been artistic their whole lives and force themselves into the art scene after setting their mind this life path, Lessner took a much more casual approach. During college his walls were blank and made art out of necessity to fill this glaring void in his living space. Contemplating what to create to fill these blank canvases around him he said his thought process was to, "Make it fun and make a statement. Don't make art to match your current apartment, make art to match your future mansion. It's not supposed to match the couch; it's supposed to make a scene." From here he found a distinct aspect of modern culture not fully captured in the art world: dripping excess. As an investment manager and self-proclaimed 'stock market nerd' Lessner works with high net worth individuals and extremely influential individuals daily and the majority of America lacks an understanding of what this lifestyle is like. "It is hard to conceive going to steakhouses and dropping $1,000 on dinner with four people until that's your everyday life. At that point it becomes casual." Lessner told me explaining a bit of his inspiration for pursuing his art style full time after college. Working in finance has allowed Lessner to do market research for his works even when he is working with numbers instead of a paint brush. A few executives and asset managers have begun collecting his work but as he says, "Most of my paintings are an explosion of color and demonstrate the desire of excess. I've made work for people from all walks of life and I hope it stays that way." His three current series are "The Casual Gentleman Collection" featuring figures without faces in overtly colorful suits in the middle of casual but opulent activities, "Pop (B)art" which merges Bart Simpson with wealth iconography such as counting money on a canvas plastered with pages from the Harvard Business Review, and "Money Talks" which will be debuting in Dallas on December 8th at the Conception Art Show. When I sat with the casual artist himself to get a better sense of his life outlook and what his advice for aspiring artistic minds was, I learned on December 5th, 2015 he died for a few moments. Ever since that moment he has tried to bring the volatility he sees in his finance life into his personal life as, "people often forget going with the flow and living life the casual way is okay." Knowing the divide of what needs to be meticulously planned out and what needs to be left to the forces of nature and spontaneity has been critical in driving both Lessner's inspiration, lowering his overall stress, and increasing his enjoyment of life (after death). For all those creatives out there who dream of one day pumping out a series of art and becoming collected worldwide, Lessner asserts that the best thing any artist can do is just wing it and go with the flow. Do art for enjoyment, not for a living or for critics and that will lead to both a better artistic experience and likely better results. Lessner paints the background of his Casual Gentleman Collection "Lamborghini yellow" because of his obsession with the extravagant cars and the lavish lifestyle they embody. This simple color choice means that every piece in this series sets his mind to the perfect wavelength that vibes with him. Furthermore, for the aspiring art collectors out there, Lessner discourages art to be viewed of as an investment. As an investment manager he states, "Investing carries with it, to some degree, the need to avoid emotional attachment; which I strongly discourage in art and encourage in investing. It also implies that you one day intend to realize an increase in value of the asset by selling it and I like to keep art." Whether his ability to capture the simple luxury of excess, to play upon the almost innate desire to have excess, or his life which emulates both ideals has led to his growth in the contemporary art scene, Captain Casual has definitely found the merger of business and pleasure. Rather than walking around Huntsman Hall with eyes so tired and desperate for a Goldman internship they are weighed down by designer eye-bags, George Lessner III found the happy, casual medium of being a financier and painter, and still living each day one step at a time. -- 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.

11 декабря 2016, 05:59

Mitt Romney Is Out, Rex Tillerson Is In, I Told You So!

Alex Jones breaks down the reason that Donald Trump has reportedly picked Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, passing over both Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, who had been on the short list to be America's top diplomat. Help us spread the word about the liberty movement, we're reaching millions help us reach millions more. Share the free live video feed link with your friends & family: http://www.infowars.com/show Follow Alex on TWITTER - https://twitter.com/RealAlexJones Like Alex on FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderEmerickJones Infowars on G+ - https://plus.google.com/+infowars/ :Web: http://www.infowars.com/ http://www.prisonplanet.com/ http://www.infowars.net/ :Subscribe and share your login with 20 friends: http://www.prisonplanet.tv http://www.InfowarsNews.com Visit http://www.InfowarsLife.com to get the products Alex Jones and his family trust, while supporting the growth of our expanding media operation. [http://bit.ly/2dhnhbS] Biome Defense™ [http://bit.ly/2bnEj91] Bio-True Selenium™ [http://bit.ly/1WYw8jp] Vitamin Mineral Fusion™ [http://bit.ly/1QYBNBv] Joint Formula™ [http://bit.ly/1nNuR3r] Anthroplex™ [http://bit.ly/1ljfWfJ] Living Defense™ [http://bit.ly/1Iobcj2] Deep Cleanse™ [http://bit.ly/1DsyQ6i] Knockout™ [http://bit.ly/1Kr1yfz] Brain Force™ [http://bit.ly/1R5gsqk] Liver Shield™ [http://bit.ly/1cOwQix] ProstaGuard™ [http://bit.ly/1mnchEz3] Child Ease™ [http://bit.ly/1xs9F6t] WinterSunD3™ [http://bit.ly/1L3gDSO] Ancient Defense™ [http://bit.ly/1EHbA6E] Secret-12™ [http://bit.ly/1txsOge] Oxy Powder™ [http://bit.ly/1s6cphV] Occu Power™ [http://bit.ly/1rGOLsG] DNA Force™ [http://bit.ly/1nIngBb] X2 Survival Shield™ [http://bit.ly/1kaXxKL] Super Female Vitality™ [http://bit.ly/1mhAKCO] Lung Cleanse™ [http://bit.ly/1mGbikx] Silver-Bullet - Colloidal Silver™ [http://bit.ly/1xcoUfo] Super Male Vitality™ [http://bit.ly/1z5BCP9] Survival Shield - Nascent Iodine™ [http://bit.ly/1o4sQtc] Patriot Blend 100% Organic Coffee™ [http://bit.ly/1iVL6HB] Immune Support 100% Organic Coffee™ All available at - http://www.infowarsshop.com/ INFOWARS HEALTH - START GETTING HEALTHY BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE - http://www.infowarshealth.com/ Newsletter Sign up / Infowars Underground Insider : http://www.infowars.com/newsletter

09 декабря 2016, 23:31

Rudy Giuliani Not Trump's Pick For Secretary Of State

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is no longer under consideration to serve as U.S. secretary of state under President-elect Donald Trump, his campaign confirmed on Friday. Other contenders include 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Exxon Mobil Chief Executive Rex Tillerson. The full Trump campaign statement can be read below:  President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced that during a meeting with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani held on November 29, 2016, Mayor Giuliani removed his name from consideration for a position in the new administration. President-elect Trump said, “Rudy Giuliani is an extraordinarily talented and patriotic American. I will always be appreciative of his 24/7 dedication to our campaign after I won the primaries and for his extremely wise counsel. He is and continues to be a close personal friend, and as appropriate, I will call upon him for advice and can see an important place for him in the administration at a later date.” Mayor Giuliani will remain a Vice Chairman of the Presidential Transition Team led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, which is making historic progress in bringing highly qualified people into the administration. “Rudy would have been an outstanding member of the Cabinet in several roles, but I fully respect and understand his reasons for remaining in the private sector,” said President-elect Trump. In explaining his withdrawal Mayor Giuliani said: “I joined the campaign because I love my country and because having known Donald Trump as a friend for 28 years and observing what he has been able to accomplish, I had no doubt he would be a great President. This is not about me; it is about what is best for the country and the new administration. Before I joined the campaign I was very involved and fulfilled by my work with my law firm and consulting firm, and I will continue that work with even more enthusiasm. From the vantage point of the private sector, I look forward to helping the President-elect in any way he deems necessary and appropriate.” Reince Priebus, incoming White House Chief of Staff to the President-elect, said that the former Mayor “was vetted by our team for any possible conflicts and passed with flying colors.” He also said “the team appreciates Rudy’s contributions to the victory and considers him a close friend and advisor.” The following are people mentioned as contenders for senior roles as U.S. Trump works to form his administration before taking office on Jan. 20, according to Reuters sources and media reports. SECRETARY OF STATE Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor Bob Corker, Republican U.S. senator from Tennessee and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee David Petraeus, retired general and former CIA director who pleaded guilty to mishandling classified information that he shared with his biographer, who also was his mistress Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama; ran for Republican presidential nomination in 2012 James Stavridis, retired Navy admiral John Bolton, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, foreign policy adviser to 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney Rex Tillerson, president and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corp Joe Manchin, Democratic U.S. senator for West Virginia Dana Rohrabacher, Republican U.S. representative of California and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Alan Mulally, former CEO at Ford Motor Co and former executive vice president at Boeing Co -- 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.

09 декабря 2016, 22:30

What Factors Cloud the Chemical Industry?

What Factors Cloud the Chemical Industry?

06 декабря 2016, 16:05

All Eyes and Ears -- Timely Documentary about China, Trade, and Jon Huntsman

The documentary "All Eyes and Ears" is a timely exploration into the complex links between the U.S. and China. It uses the stories of then-U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, his adopted daughter born in China, Gracie Mei, who narrates the film, and blind civil rights advocate Chen Guangcheng for what director Vanessa Hope calls "the yin and the yang of American relations with China." The film is now available streaming on most platforms, including Amazon and iTunes. President-Elect Donald Trump was outspoken during the campaign on his commitment to renegotiate our trade agreements with China. His phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen following the election rattled the diplomatic community and provoked a strong rebuke from China. Now the possibility that Jon Huntsman is being considered for a position in the Trump administration makes this film of special interest. Huntsman has spoken out in support of President-Elect Trump's call with Taiwan. Our relationship with China is a complicated one, involving geopolitics, trade, outsourcing and the $1.157 trillion in United States IOUs China holds as the owner of 30 percent of our national debt. Each element of that relationship challenges and sometimes impedes our ability to negotiate on the others. Hope's documentary feature debut evokes the personal and the international with its accent on diplomacy, activism, and individual experience. The film follows Huntsman and his family during his tenure as ambassador and traces Chen Guangcheng's journey from house arrest to asylum at the U.S. Embassy, and his thoughts on China's ambitions as an emergent world power. This exclusive clip raises the issue of the fragility of a relationship where one country is producing and the other is consuming and corporations have more bargaining power than governments. China's low-paid workers produce goods that they cannot afford to buy for US consumers whose manufacturing jobs -- and the ability to pay for consumer goods with the wages from those jobs -- are disappearing. -- 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.

06 декабря 2016, 02:23

Trump’s ‘Who Wants To Be A Secretary Of State?’ Enters Third Week

WASHINGTON – For fans disappointed that Donald Trump no longer hosts “The Apprentice,” here’s good news: The president-elect will continue a real-life version of his series over the coming days or even weeks. “Apprentice, Secretary of State Edition” is already in its third week, with fresh contestants apparently still being added to the mix – and with no clear date yet for the big finale when the cabinet’s most prestigious job gets filled. “He actually is choosing his apprentice at this point,” said Seth Grossman, a producer of series like “Big Fish Texas” and “Hollywood Hillbillies.” “We are now thinking about this in terms of a reality show rather than thinking about the policy implications.” Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, told reporters Sunday that the search was, indeed, widening beyond the four “finalists” the campaign had talked about. “That list is expanding because at the moment, there are no, there is not a finite list of finalists only because he will interview with additional candidates early this week,” she said. “More than four but who knows how many finalists there will be. It’s a big decision and nobody should rush through it.” That was just days after spokesman Jason Miller told reporters that Trump was down to four choices. Miller actually named former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, while numerous published reporters mentioned Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker and retired Army Gen. David Petraeus. “The secretary of state position has been narrowed down to four potential candidates,” Miller said. But now, Trump plans to meet with Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson on Tuesday and former NATO Commander James Stavridis – who actually was being considered as a running mate for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton – on Thursday. Other names reportedly under consideration: former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. All of which raises questions about Romney, the biggest and most unlikely name to date to emerge as a candidate for Trump’s cabinet. Romney not only opposed Trump during the Republican primaries, he was also among the most outspoken Republicans to denounce Trump as wholly unqualified for the presidency. Romney nevertheless made a visit to Trump’s golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, last month, spending nearly an hour and a half meeting with Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Two weeks later, he journeyed to New York to dine with Trump and incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. The menu included frogs’ legs soup, and photos from the meeting showed Romney’s tight smile. Ryan Williams, an aide to Romney during his unsuccessful 2012 White House run, was glad to see his former boss work for the greater good of the country, even if it meant setting aside his differences with Trump. On Monday, Williams wasn’t sure what to make of the latest turn. “I don’t think anyone really knows what’s going on,” he said. Other Romney aides have suspected all along that Trump is more interested in humiliating Romney by subjecting him to a very public courting process before ultimately choosing someone else. One prominent GOP consultant, not a former Romney aide, said that it seemed like Trump is at this point intentionally stringing things out. “If you wanted to torment Mitt Romney, what would do it more than this?” he said on condition of anonymity to criticize the incoming president from his party. The consultant added that he wouldn’t be at all surprised if, in the end, the job goes to either Romney or Huntsman – because of their looks. “That’s the only criteria we know of from Trump himself, right? That you look like a secretary of state?” he said. Grossman, the reality TV show producer, said he also wouldn’t be surprised if it’s Romney – one, because it makes Trump seem magnanimous for even considering him, and, two, it would let him send Romney all over the world on errands that Trump doesn’t want to do himself. “He’s a famously vindictive person, so he’s thinking it would be great to have this person under my thumb for a few years,” Grossman said of Trump. “He’s a simple person to understand, but we all want to see what he’s going to do next.” -- 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.

05 декабря 2016, 21:59

Meet Billionaire Scion Jon Huntsman Jr., Possible Secretary Of State For Trump

Jon Huntsman Jr., former Utah governor and ex-U.S. ambassador to China. (AndrewHarrer/Bloomberg) President-elect Donald Trump has already tappedtwo members of American billionairefamilies to help him run the country. A third might jointhe party. The New York Times reportedSunday that former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. now figures among Trump's candidates under consideration [...]

05 декабря 2016, 05:11

Trump revels in the secretary of state show

The president-elect is in no hurry to choose his top diplomat, people close to the transition say.

04 декабря 2016, 19:54

Trump expands search for secretary of state beyond Romney and three other finalists

Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman is among the others who might get a look.