Author: Patrick Gallery
Mr. Tillerson’s dismissal pulls the White House even further out of the economic and foreign policy mainstream and closer to the nationalist ideas that animated Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.
Voters who turned out for Donald Trump in 2016 appeared to turn on his chosen House candidate Tuesday, helping Conor Lamb, the Democrat, take a slight lead.
A special House election in Western Pennsylvania ended the night too close to call, with Conor Lamb, a Democrat, and Rick Saccone, a Republican, separated by a few hundred votes.
Ms. Haspel, the deputy director of the C.I.A., ran a secret prison in Thailand in 2002 where a Qaeda suspect was waterboarded.
Returning to Washington after a week of urging détente across Africa, Mr. Tillerson was fired in a decidedly undiplomatic presidential tweet.
As a massive manufacturing exporter, the aerospace giant is particularly vulnerable to retaliation from China, a major customer.
The retail giant is accelerating its efforts in the online-grocery sector as rivals, led by Amazon, wage their own aggressive campaigns for control of America’s kitchen cupboards.
Rex W. Tillerson, a former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, had been among President Trump’s most well-regarded cabinet choices. He is replaced by Mike Pompeo, currently the C.I.A. director.
President Trump answered questions about the shake-up in his administration.
Ms. Haspel was deeply involved in the torture of detainees and later took part in destroying videotapes of the interrogations.