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Walker's office tweaks hiring restriction policy

- Associated Press

Gov. Bill Walker's office has tweaked its policy on state agency hiring restrictions, shifting decision-making authority from Walker's chief of staff to state commissioners.

Illustration: Red tape by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

Trump's deregulatory opportunity

President-elect Donald Trump should expeditiously restore the legislative veto upended by the U.S. Supreme Court in INS v. Chadha (1983) to downsize the mammoth regulatory state. He can do so by unilateral executive action.

In this May 29, 2014, file photo, Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, introduces the SpaceX Dragon V2 spaceship at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk predicted during an interview at the Code Conference in southern California on June 1, 2016, that people would be on Mars in 2025. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

NYT reporter swoons over Elon Musk

Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin had his Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter Walter Duranty to cover-up his genocidal crimes. Cuban dictator Fidel Castro had his New York Times reporter Herbert Matthews to deny his Communist fanaticism. And Elon Musk has his New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin to whitewash his job-killing, crony-capitalist, multi-billion dollar plunder of American taxpayers.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in jeopardy under Donald Trump

- The Washington Times

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the powerful five-year-old agency that President Obama hopes will be regulating businesses on behalf of consumers long after he leaves office, could be gutted and its director removed soon after President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated in January.