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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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Nearly 200 Former CIA Agents, Navy Officers, Ambassadors, and DOJ Officials Condemn Trump’s Brennan Action

August 20, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A group of nearly 200 former CIA analysts, district attorneys, Defense Department officials, FBI agents, and ambassadors have signed a public statement criticizing Donald Trump for stripping ex-CIA director John Brennan of his security clearance. “All of us believe it is critical to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure,” the...

Trump’s Interpreter Could Be Grilled By Congress’s Gang Of Eight About His Chat With Putin

July 20, 2018 Several members of the Gang of Eight, a group of Congress members who are sworn to secrecy on intelligence matters, want to know more about what Donald Trump discussed with Vladimir Putin. One way to find out: Summoning Trump’s interpreter to testify to the group. Marina Gross, a veteran State...

The House Committee Tasked With Making Sure U.S. Immigration Police Follow The Law Has Given Up

July 12, 2018 It’s been three years since the House committee tasked with legal oversight of the Department of Homeland Security actually had a hearing on the agency’s actions—a lapse that Democratic members of Congress are calling “indefensible.” The House Judiciary Committee is supposed to vet the legality of the department’s policies, including...

ICE Union Grows Disenchanted With Trump's Immigration Strategy

July 10, 2018 There’s probably no agency in the Trump administration that’s more controversial right now than ICE. The 20,000-strong Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the entity responsible for carrying out many of the White House’s hardline immigration policies, including deporting people who have been in the country for years. The ICE union,...

The Scramble To Reunite Immigrant Kids With Their Families Is A Case Study In Poor Project Management

July 6, 2018 The Trump administration is behind deadline. A court has ordered that all immigrant children who were separated from their parents be reunited within the month: Kids who are younger than five years old are supposed to be reunited by July 10. The remainder of the estimated 3000 kids are supposed...

Majority of U.S. States Could Suffer as Canada Taxes Everything From Whiskey to Cucumbers

July 1, 2018 On Friday, the Canadian government released a long list of US products worth C$16.6 billion ($12.6 billion) that will be subject to new import taxes. The taxes are a direct response to Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs imposed in May, and will likely directly impact jobs and companies across...

A 'Quiet And Thoughtful' Border Patrol Agent Has Been Tapped To Lead ICE

June 27, 2018 A career Border Patrol agent who has become the de facto spokesman for President Trump’s elusive border wall is likely to be named the new head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. An announcement could come as soon as Friday. Ronald D. Vitiello, the acting deputy commissioner of Customs...

Trump’s Trade Tariffs May Cause 146,000 Job Losses in the U.S.

June 1, 2018 Donald Trump’s long-standing promise to use import tariffs to try to revive the U.S. steel and aluminum industry was opposed by U.S. economists, labor experts, and even the industries themselves—but the White House did it anyway. As a result, over 146,000 Americans will lose their jobs, economists estimate. Tariffs might...

America’s Security Chief Decided Not To Read The Official U.S. Report On Russian Interference

May 22, 2018 As the new head of the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen took an oath last December to protect the U.S. from all enemies, foreign and domestic. To do that, she runs a 200,000 employee agency tasked with fighting terrorism, handling immigration, and keeping elections secure. But her responsibilities apparently...

An Actual Sinkhole Has Opened On The White House Lawn

May 22, 2018 Construction on the US White House began in 1792. It has been almost continuously occupied by U.S. presidents since 1800, barring a few years after the British set it on fire in 1814. But that doesn’t mean that the present-day building is free of hazards—there are mice, cockroaches, and ants....