Boris Johnson is in the final run-off as the firm favourite, but with backers from more than half the parliamentary party, if he wins the final ballot among the membership there will be a lot of loyalists jostling for jobs. Who would expect payback and who could expect the boot? Who will get the big jobs? Liz Truss The chief secretary to the Treasury was on the drinks party and thinktank speech circuit so often in the run-up to Theresa May’s departure that many thought she was gearing up for a run herself. Instead, she was Johnson’s first cabinet backer and has consistently gone out to bat for him on the airwaves. She has floated many economic policies that could be taken up by Johnson, including his flagship plan to cut tax and national insurance for those earning between £50,000 and £80,000, as well as slashing “nanny state” regulations. Though she will have her eye on being Britain’s first female chancellor, other Johnson supporters have … [Read more...] about What would a Boris Johnson cabinet look like?
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Jon C. Ogg 24/7 Wall Street Published 9:15 AM EDT Mar 27, 2019 It has become undeniable that winning the lottery is the new version of the American Dream. The odds of winning might be worse than being struck by lightning on a sunny day (that is, over one in 292 million) for the grand prize), but it’s easy to see why so many people clamor each week to buy lottery tickets. It's instant and vast wealth, with no skills and effort needed. Now the Powerball lottery drawing for Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (tonight), has reached an estimated $750 million. That might translate to just a cash value of $465.5 million for the lump sum payment, but this is still easily considered multi-generational and empire-building wealth. No lotto ticket buyers hit all six winning numbers in last Saturday night's Powerball drawing. Because of that, this is the fourth largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. That is more than enough to make anyone join the class of the filthy rich. Powerball jackpot: … [Read more...] about Powerball lottery jackpot at $750M: 12 things not to do if you win
James Briggs and Ryan Martin Indianapolis Star Published 10:02 AM EDT Mar 18, 2019 An elderly man in Trenton, Michigan, received a dire letter that warned about the "greatest threats to our public safety in our nation's history." The solution, the letter says, is clear: “Give our law enforcement officers the crime prevention tools they need.” A donation of $10, $15 or $25 would help keep communities like Trenton safe. Donations, however, aren’t directed to the Trenton Police Department — or typically any other police agency, for that matter. Instead, the money makes its way to a new nonprofit based in Indianapolis. At least four police departments in four states have found the letters to be confusing and misleading enough to issue "scam alerts" in their communities. One police chief even reported the operation to a federal postal investigator. “I’m thinking, ‘What the hell is this, using our name and our … [Read more...] about National Police Association says it’s helping police. Chiefs say it’s a scam.
CHICAGO - Sipping craft beer at an indie bar on this city's affluent North Side, mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot addressed a mostly white crowd in designer fleece and heavy-soled boots, the liberal voters who had propelled her to the top of a crowded mayoral primary last month with 17 percent of the vote. Lightfoot emphasized her "progressive" credentials: Her commitment to combating climate change. Her vow to end police violence. Her potential to be not only the first African-American woman to lead the nation's third-largest city, but also its first openly gay mayor. No matter who wins the April 2 runoff, Chicago will make history: Lightfoot's opponent, Cook County Board of Commissioners President Toni Preckwinkle, is also a black woman. But neither candidate won a majority of the city's black vote. While Chicago has a long history of pioneering black political leaders, from the Rev. Jesse Jackson to President Barack Obama, their successes have not translated into improved conditions … [Read more...] about Chicago’s new mayor will be a black woman. Can she bridge the city’s divides?
Before the day is out, the faculty’s Dean (Sam Waterston, who these days seems to specialise in playing smug, entitled baddies) will ask her what right she has to take the place of the man who would have gained admission otherwise. Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) will end up rising to the very top of her profession, becoming a much loved (and loathed, depending on your politics) Supreme Court Judge. But as this brisk and ambitious biopic makes clear, getting there wasn’t easy. Ruth turns out to be a brilliant student, quick and thorough, and also finds love in the dashing shape of Marty Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), an equally promising student who will later become a renowned tax lawyer. While still at college they marry, have a daughter, and when Marty falls ill Ruth takes on his studies as well as her own. She’s a remarkable talent, but while Marty glides into a top job after graduation, Ruth quickly finds that no one wants to hire female lawyers. So, for a time, … [Read more...] about On the Basis of Sex review: ‘Biopic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg unlucky not to have earned a few Oscar nominations of its own’