Silver Lake Management LLC, the biggest technology-focused private-equity firm, has left investors wondering about the future role of its middle-market unit’s founder as the division prepares to raise a new fund next year, four people familiar with the matter said.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz blocked Tom Wheeler’s nomination to be chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission after asking whether the Democrat would use the agency to regulate political speech.
Senate Democrats are pressing for a vote on John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director as soon as today, a day after the Obama administration shored up support by letting lawmakers see legal opinions justifying drone strikes against U.S. citizens suspected of al-Qaeda ties.
Four years in President Barack Obama’s White House and a role in overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden have helped CIA Director-nominee John Brennan overcome a political taint from agency use of interrogation methods that once doomed his prospects for the job.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s speech may not be remembered by historians for its oratorical flourishes as for its passages from Dr. Seuss’s “Green Eggs and Ham” and quotes from the reality show “Duck Dynasty.”
Senators challenged John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the CIA, about leaks of classified information to journalists, harsh interrogation methods and the legality of targeted drone strikes against U.S. citizens linked to al-Qaeda.
The difficulty in dodging a U.S. government shutdown grew yesterday as a senator pledged to start a filibuster over a temporary spending bill and the divide among Republicans over defunding President Barack Obama’s health-care law widened.