Forget X Factor, on the streets of South Auckland you can bump into the next big Kiwi star on the bus or in The Warehouse. And that’s exactly where the producers of The Factory, a web series sequel to the successful stage production of the same name, found talent for the show
The White House says Austan Goolsbee, a longtime adviser to President Barack Obama, will resign his post as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers this summer to return to teaching at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Goolsbee has been the face of the White House on economic news, and is a regular every first Friday of the month explaining the administration’s take on the latest jobless numbers
John Brennan works underground. His basement office in the White House has low ceilings and no windows
Briefing reporters on the details of Osama bin Laden’s killing in Pakistan, the White House’s Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan remarked optimistically that “bin Laden’s dead. The al-Qaeda narrative’s becoming increasingly bankrupt.” Financially, al-Qaeda may be heading for bankruptcy too.
Sometimes history is made by the force of arms on battlefields, sometimes by the fall of an exhausted empire. But often when historians set about figuring why a nation took one course rather than another, they are most interested in who said what to whom at a meeting far from the public eye whose true significance may have been missed even by those who took part in it
Those starting on careers in the law will not be discouraged by information revealed by the appraisal of the estate of Levy Mayer of Chicago, who died in August, 1922. Taxes will be paid on a total of $8,499,097, and that sum was accumulated by the corporation lawyer from fees and investments of savings
In what seemed at the time to be a significant scoop, the Wall Street Journal last Aug. 25 carried a story that began, “The U.S.
Syria’s emergency law enshrines the autocratic nature of the Assad dynasty’s rule.
Device for hauling up trapped Chilean miners ‘works perfect’ Chilean officials said Thursday the first test of a rescue capsule designed to rescue 33 trapped miners was carried out successfully. “We did a test with a capsule in a tube 12 meters long,” said engineer Rene Aguilar. “We were trying to see how the capsule […]
A few years ago, an adviser went to Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum with a plan for a tall office building. “Only 90 stories?” the ruler of Dubai asked.