Ben McLannahan

Financial Times

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US Banking Editor at the Financial Times

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After last week's roasting by a Senate Committee, John Stumpf, the CEO of Wells Fargo,  apologized to a House Committee  today for the bank's enrollment of millions of Americans in new…

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf grilled on Capitol Hill

After last week's roasting by a Senate Committee, John Stumpf, the CEO of Wells Fargo, apologized to a House Committee today for the bank's enrollment of millions of Americans in new…

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Jet aircraft, carrier task forces and tanks consume vast amounts of fossil fuel--while emitting vast amounts of greenhouse gases. The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is bigger than those of many entire nations. Now, it’s caught in the middle. It’s a massive contributor to climate change, which is threatening its mission worldwide. Seaports and airstrips are being flooded or burned out, and restoring operations costs many millions of dollars. Meantime, environmental damage is leading to instability and the prospect of international violence. Water shortages have increased tensions in the Middle East and caused new hostilities between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers. Russia and China are taking advantage of changing conditions. Will politicians who scorn environmentalists and mistrust climate scientists listen to the warnings of military leaders?

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Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and battered the Carolinas, but what dominated the news cycle?

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Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.

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The House Judiciary Committee will vote this week to formalize impeachment investigation procedures

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... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

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A bone-chilling documentary about Roy Cohn, Donald Trump’s mentor, reveals the all-American evil that brought us modern-day politics.

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Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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Lots of news this week.

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The House of Representatives appears to be moving toward impeachment of President Trump.

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