Neel Kashkari, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive chosen by ex-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to help rescue the U.S. banking system, is readying a challenge to California Governor Jerry Brown even as the world’s 10th-largest economy reaches its highest level in more than three decades.
Republican U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte, the House Judiciary Committee chairman from Virginia, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he backs a bill to let companies such as Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. release statistics on data they turn over to the National Security Agency.
The news that Barack Obama continued the Bush administration’s domestic telephone surveillance program is sparking new doubts about a president who campaigned as a champion of civil liberties and greater transparency.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro predicted President Barack Obama will win at least 70 percent of the Hispanic vote, describing Republican challenger Mitt Romney as “the most conservative candidate that the Latino community has ever seen.” Castro, the convention’s keynote speaker on Sept. 4, was interviewed today at a Bloomberg/Washington Post breakfast in Charlotte, North Carolina.
To his 2006 Pulitzer Prize, Washington Post writer David Finkel last year added a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant. In between he reported and wrote a brilliant book about the Iraq War called “The Good Soldiers.”