In an extraordinary 10-page letter that it released publicly, the Manhattan district attorney’s office essentially laid out what had been its case against Mr. de Blasio, saying that certain acts had appeared to be “contrary to the intent and spirit” of campaign finance laws.
The emerging power of a group that has been historically marginalized in policy-making but a thorn in the side of leadership is one of the surprises of the rushed health care debate. The Freedom Caucus has been empowered by the addition of one of their own, former Representative Mick Mulvaney, to the senior White House staff as budget director, and Mr. Trump’s disengagement from policy details coupled with his intense desire to score a win after a rocky start to his presidency.
It has had outrageous defense, audacious celebrations, cacophonous crowds, a run on blond hair dye and — it would be remiss not to mention — a mensch on a bench.
For the last decade, movie studios have relied on the international box office for most of their growth. Between 2006 and last year, ticket sales in the United States and Canada increased 20 percent, to $11.4 billion. The foreign box office increased 67 percent over that period, to $27.2 billion.
Mr. Tillerson noted that about 75 percent of the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq had been undertaken by the United States. He said 25 percent of the investment in humanitarian and rebuilding efforts came from the United States, as well.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the corporate owner, Sears Holdings Corporation, cited its efforts to cut costs, sell property, tap new funding sources and make other moves to stanch the flow of red ink. Still, it reported a $2.2 billion loss for last year and said it had to use money from its investments and financing activities to fund operations.
America’s pastime? Not really. The United States team, with many of its best players having passed on playing in the tournament, had advanced as far as the semifinals just once.
So why can’t he just let go?
And if Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson hopes to reverse a growing impression of his own inefficacy in government, he will have no better opportunity than this week.
But a new study points to one change that is starker than many have thought: Americans cut their beef consumption by 19 percent — nearly one-fifth — in the years from 2005 to 2014, according to research to be released on Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council.