U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen was appointed as a mediator in Detroit’s bankruptcy case to help resolve disputes between the city and its creditors, in an effort to avoid a protracted stay under court protection.
President Barack Obama was joined by former President George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, to honor volunteerism in the U.S. and to celebrate a milestone for the organization created by Bush in 1989 to spark interest in volunteer service.
When it comes to job benefits, Matthew Barzun is about to enjoy some of the best. As the new U.S. ambassador to the U.K., he’ll live in Winfield House, a London mansion set on 12 acres with gardens second only to those in Buckingham Palace in size. He’ll be able to borrow art from museums for free and host the president as an overnight guest when he’s in town.
Liz Cheney is running against a longtime Republican who combines one of Congress’s most rightwing voting records with a civility that engenders good relations with political opposites. Or, as the Almanac of American Politics put it, “his mild-mannered demeanor masks deeply held conservative views.”