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US Senate’s top Democrat criticizes Trump’s pick for Fed seat

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The U.S. Senate’s top Democrat on Tuesday said President Donald Trump’s pick for a powerful position at the Federal Reserve lacks the right background for the job.

Trump said on March 22 that he would nominate conservative economic commentator Stephen Moore for a seat on the central bank’s board of governors, but the president has yet to send a formal nomination to the Senate.

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Trump’s Republican party controls the Senate, so Democrats may have difficulty challenging Moore’s nomination.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Moore’s background as a partisan commentator made him a bad fit.

“Mr. Moore doesn’t have the background. He’s a politician. He’s political,” Schumer told reporters.

Before joining the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank, Moore had worked as an editorial page writer at the Wall Street Journal. He helped write Trump’s signature tax plan and was an adviser to his presidential campaign.

Moore holds a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University.

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Reporting by Richard Cowan, writing by Jason Lange; Editing by Dan Grebler


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‘Trump surrenders to the virus’: White House ripped for new ‘learn to live with it’ message on COVID-19

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President Donald Trump's administration was harshly criticized on Friday after a new report from NBC News.

"After several months of mixed messages on the coronavirus pandemic, the White House is settling on a new one: Learn to live with it," reported Carol Lee, Kristen Welker and Monica Alba.

"Administration officials are planning to intensify what they hope is a sharper, and less conflicting, message of the pandemic next week, according to senior administration officials, after struggling to offer clear directives amid a crippling surge in cases across the country. On Thursday, the United States reported more than 55,000 new cases of coronavirus and infection rates were hitting new records in multiple states," NBC News reported.

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Will Michael Cohen be sent back to prison after being photographed at fancy NYC restaurant?

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Former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who is currently furloughed from his prison sentence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was reportedly photographed at a fancy restaurant in Manhattan.

"Michael Cohen could soon be back to chowing down in a prison cafeteria," the NY Post reported Friday. "The recently sprung jailbird was caught by The Post dining out on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and the meal may cost him his freedom, legal experts said Friday."

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Alan Dershowitz trends nationwide with harsh criticism for ‘defending Ghislaine Maxwell’

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Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz was roasted on Friday after writing a column the day after the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell.

The article, published by the right-wing website Spectator USA, was titled, "The Ghislaine Maxwell I know."

The Daily Beast characterized the column as "an impassioned defense of the British socialite that seemed to suggest he’s rooting for her."

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