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Heather Timmons

Heather Timmons is the Asia Correspondent for Quartz, based in Hong Kong, where she writes about everything from ramen to derivatives to censorship. Previously she spent 10 years with The New York Times in London and New Delhi, where she covered finance and markets and the Indian economy. She co-founded and ran India Ink, the NYT's first-ever country specific news journal, which provides in-depth news and analysis of the world’s largest democracy and of India’s global diaspora. Before the Times, Heather was the banking editor at BusinessWeek in New York, where she covered the perils of the big bank business model and the danger of banks’ expansion into risky lending, corruption on Wall Street, and a post-9/11 city. She began writing about banking and finance as a reporter with the Daily Deal and American Banker.
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Trump’s Surprise Iraq Trip Is Raising Security And Ethics Questions

December 28, 2018 Donald Trump flew to Iraq’s Al-Asad Air Base on Dec. 26 for a surprise visit to U.S. soldiers in a combat zone for the first time during his two-year presidency. The trip has come under increased scrutiny from military and ethics experts. There’s a protocol that U.S. presidents are supposed...

The Trump Administration’s Davos 2019 Hotel Bills Have Already Hit $2.9 Million

December 21, 2018 Donald Trump has trashed relationships with the U.S.’s closest allies the past year, insulted foreign leaders, scorned decades-old alliances in overseas meetings, and undermined global regulatory bodies. Nonetheless, he plans to travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos again this coming January to hobnob with some of the richest,...

It May Take A While For House Democrats To Catch Up With The Homeland Security Secretary

December 20, 2018 The new Democratic-led House is planning multiple investigations into the Trump administration, including a laser-like focus on the $50-billion annual budget of the Homeland Security department, which oversees Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policy. It may be hard to pin down a date for DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to testify before...

What Would a Government Shutdown Mean For Military, Mail Delivery And National Security?

December 17, 2018 The Trump White House is determined to shut down the government on Dec. 21, in an attempt to get funding for a border wall with Mexico. So what happens to federal services if the government closes for business? During a shutdown, the government “must discontinue all non-essential discretionary functions until...

Donald Trump May Spend 16 days at Mar-a-Lago Over Christmas and New Year’s

December 14, 2018 Donald Trump could be spending up to 16 days at Mar-a-Lago over the holidays, an alert issued by the Federal Aviation Administration indicates. If he spends the full time there, it will be the president’s longest stay at the Florida members-only resort Trump owns since he took office in January...

Ivanka Trump’s Luxury Weekend In The Dominican Republic Cost Taxpayers $58,000

December 13, 2018 First daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, vacationed at a luxury resort in the Dominican Republic over a long weekend in August. The cost to taxpayers: more than $58,000. A White House spokesperson says the couple covered their own costs for what was a “personal...

Flying Trump To Midterm Rallies To Stump For Republicans Cost Taxpayers Millions

December 3, 2018 President Donald Trump flew to more than 40 political rallies in the months leading up to the 2018 mid-term elections, to coax his loyal fans to come out to the polls for Republican candidates. A Quartz analysis of Trump’s travel schedule and the latest Department of Defense operating figures for...

John Bolton Won’t Listen To The Khashoggi Murder Tape Because It’s In Arabic

November 27, 2018 Donald Trump’s top security advisor, John Bolton, told reporters at the White House today that there was no reason for him to listen to an audio tape of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, because there’s nothing he would “get from it.” Bolton, the head of the National Security Council, is tasked with...

As Trump Mulls Firing The Head Of DHS, The Agency’s Second Top Role Is Already Empty

November 26, 2018 The Homeland Security Department hasn’t had a deputy secretary since April. Now it doesn’t even have an acting deputy secretary. Claire Grady, the career civil servant who had been doing the job on an interim basis after Elaine Duke stepped down, was officially taken off the role last week, the...

To Prevent Wildfires, The Trump Administration Plans To Open More U.S. Forests To Grazing

November 21, 2018 The government plans to use more aggressive forest management to prevent deadly fires like those in California that have displaced thousands in recent weeks. The moves would include controlled burning, partnering with for-profit companies to cut down trees, and opening up more forest lands to livestock grazing in order to...