Apr 7, 2017

Tomi Lahren sues for wrongful termination over pro-choice comments

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Conservative pundit Tomi Lahren has filed suit against Glenn Beck and The Blaze for wrongful termination, which Lahren claims resulted solely from her expression of pro-choice views during her appearance on ABC's The View last month. Both Beck and The Blaze did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • Other juicy bits: Lahren alleges that The Blaze wrongfully controls her personal Facebook page with over 4 million followers. Additionally, after her termination, she claims that Beck and others engaged in a public smear campaign — and, more privately, placed a caution tape X over her dressing room door at The Blaze.
  • Her requests: In addition to attorneys' fees, Lahren wants a temporary restraining order that would allow her to continue her media presence, speak freely about her termination and lawsuit, regain full access to her social media pages, and prevent Beck and The Blaze from destroying any documents related to her suit.

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Scoop: Top NSC official reassigned to Energy Department amid "Anonymous" fallout

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Deputy national security adviser Victoria Coates will be reassigned as a senior adviser to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, the National Security Council said Thursday — and a senior White House official said that the administration "rejects" the rumors that she is "Anonymous."

Why it matters: Coates has battled claims that she is the still-unknown Trump administration official that penned a New York Times op-ed and book critical of President Trump.

The Fed may be setting the table for 2020 rate cuts

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The Fed looks to be laying the groundwork to lower U.S. interest rates this year, just as they did in April 2019 before cutting rates in July, September and October.

Why it matters: A Fed rate cut makes taking on debt more attractive for U.S. consumers and businesses, helping to juice the economy, but also puts the central bank in a weaker position to fight off a potential recession.

Morgan Stanley to buy E*Trade in a $13 billion deal

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Morgan Stanley is planning to buy E*Trade Financial Corp. in a $13 billion all-stock deal, the Wall Street Journal reports, with plans to acquire the company known for helping everyday Americans manage their money.

Why it matters: The deal, which would be the largest by a major American bank since the financial crisis, signals Morgan Stanley‘s desire to bulk up in wealth management.