Lawmakers Slam Fed's Crisis Lending Proposal
Lawmakers Slam Fed's Crisis Lending Proposal
Khloé Kardashian Inspired By Beyoncé After Seeing Her Met Gala Look
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to restrict its crisis lending programs for big banks, which were criticized as bailouts during the 2007-2009 meltdown. During the crisis, the Fed invoked its emergency lending powers to pump cash into Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and other banks to prevent the global panic from worsening. The 2010 Dodd-Frank law, enacted by Congress to crack down on Wall Street excesses, curtailed those powers.
Fitspiration, much? Khloé Kardashian was (just like us) flipping through the 2015 Met Gala arrivals pics last night when she stumbled upon the one, the only, Beyoncé. The E! reality star took to Twitter to share her reaction to the nearly naked Grammy winner's ensemble—and physique—and admitted that she is turning to Bey for inspiration. And to be fair, if anyone is giving us reason to hit the gym lately it's Khloé herself. The newly blonde stunner has been working hard to whip herself into the best shape of her life and has made no secret of documenting all of her sessions with her personal trainer on social media.
Former Rep. Aaron Schock said in March he would amend his campaign finance reports to reflect a number of errors. He has not done so. The Illinois Republican said he would repay the government for tens of thousands of dollars of questionable mileage reimbursements he had received. But representatives for Schock refused to say whether he has, and House records that would detail any repayment won’t be available for weeks. Schock was legally required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of leaving Congress but he has failed to do that, too. According to sources with knowledge of the inner workings of his operation, the disgraced ex-lawmaker, who’s kept a low profile since he resigned from Congress at the end of March, has begun to use his leftover campaign funds to pay at least one former staffer’s legal fees.
"What is life?" asks Bethany Cosentino, of Best Coast, on "So Unaware." For real, girl? Existential inquiry is an unexpected avenue for a songwriter who made her name with 2009's "Sun Was High (So Was I)" and other beachy anthems about battling romantic blues with garage-pop melodies and bubblegum kush. On her band's third album, it seems that coping mechanism isn't working so well anymore. Her solution? Double down on hooks, harmonies and wall-of-sound effects; own your darkness; power through. Except for the unusual title track – an extended dream-pop reverie about wanting to get lower, not higher – there's a sugar-crusted sameness to the songs that can occasionally wear thin. But as with Best Coast's beloved Ramones, you could also call it consistency. Either way, it's a pretty glorious sound.
We know that running for office costs a lot, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't hire a copy editor. For some UK conservative candidates, this lesson had to be learned the hard way. An election day leaflet tweeted by Parliament member James Duddridge has one particularly large error — election day is spelled "erection day." While the leaflet may not have been distributed — election day is May 7 in the UK — it's pretty astounding that the image made it through the printing stage, given the all caps, bright blue, top of the page location of the erection gaffe.
Warning: Major Spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron! In his latest round of Avengers: Age of Ultron post-premiere interviews, director Joss Whedon has revealed that he filmed an ending with a very different outcome. And for anyone who's seen the film can probably guess, that outcome involves a living and breathing Quicksilver, who perished in the film’s final act. As Whedon described it, he filmed a separate ending where Quicksilver recovers from his numerous bullet wounds and joins Captain America’s New Avengers squad. He even received a fancy new costume to boot.Whedon has said in other interviews that Age of Ultron’s eventual Blu-Ray release will feature several deleted scenes, so hopefully Quicksilver’s more fortunate fate is included among them.
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