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  • Catholic Publisher: Steve Bannon Possesses Both the Fighting Spirit and Moral Framework Trump Needs

    05/05/2017 9:37:28 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 4, 2017 | Breitbart News
    In a USA Today op-ed, Catholic publisher Deal W. Hudson describes President Trumpís chief strategist Steve Bannon as a man who possesses a ďdeep Christian moral compass behind his capitalism.Ē Trump understood the Tea Party and Christian base of his support early on in campaign, and the hiring of Bannon insured he would not forget it. Those who claim Bannon represents only nationalism and populism miss the mark badly. Bannon is a sophisticated thinker, experienced journalist and successful entrepreneur, whose mind has been shaped by his Catholic faith, and whose political instincts have been formed outside the Beltway.
  • Remarks by President Trump in First Cabinet Meeting

    03/14/2017 11:54:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The White House ^ | March 13, 2017 | President Trump
    3:07 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Iím proud to welcome everyone to our first official Cabinet meeting. I want to begin by updating the public on the severe weather situation. Iíve been receiving the latest information on the blizzard forecast, and I think we're in very good shape. We're prepared -- everybody in government is fully prepared and ready. And the entire Northeast, it seems, is under a very severe winter storm warning. So letís hope itís not going to be as bad as some people are predicting. Usually it isnít. Chancellor Merkel and I have just spoken, and...
  • President Trump Meets With His Cabinet

    03/13/2017 4:07:38 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 13, 2017 | The White House
    President Trump Meets With His Cabinet
  • Trump agency heads already rolling back Obama-era rules on their own

    03/08/2017 3:26:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 8, 2017 | Adam Shaw
    President Trumpís newly installed agency heads are starting to take a lead role unraveling a web of Obama-era regulations, acting alongside congressional Republicans and the president himself to roll back rules they claim hurt business or simply go too far. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was the latest to peel back red tape. On his first day of work, for which he arrived Teddy Roosevelt-style on horseback, Zinke ended a ban on lead bullets and fishing tackle on federal lands and water. The ban was imposed to protect animals from lead poisoning, but had been criticized by the National Rifle Association...
  • Itís official: Ben Carson confirmed as HUD secretary

    03/02/2017 7:40:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Housing Wire ^ | 03/02/2017 | Brena Swanson
    Ben Carson is now officially confirmed as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, following the Senate vote Thursday morning. The approval locks in one of the few remaining cabinet members left to be approved. The Senate floor voted the day before on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Carson, passing the vote 62-37. The significant majority vote gave Carson a likely green light to be confirmed on Thursday. Despite a controversial start to his nomination, it turned out to be all bark and no bite as his hearing went fairly smooth. The former neurosurgeon...
  • Wilbur Ross confirmed as Commerce secretary

    02/27/2017 5:02:48 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    The Senate voted Monday to confirm billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as secretary of commerce in President Trump's Cabinet. Ross was approved by a vote of 72-27, with 20 Democrats and Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, joining 51 Republicans to vote "aye." Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., did not vote due to his ongoing recovery from back surgery. The Senate later voted 67-31 to move forward on the nomination of Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., to lead the Interior Department. A final vote on Zinke's confirmation could occur on Tuesday or Wednesday. Ross is the 14th member of Trump's Cabinet to be cofirmed, with...
  • Pence Labels Trump Administration Cabinet ĎThe A-Teamí

    02/24/2017 6:14:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/24/17 | MICHELLE MOONS
    Vice President Mike Pence delivered a fiery speech Thursday night at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where he reassured that the Trump Administration will fight for Americans ďevery single day.Ē He then called out the establishment and media elites, all while charging conservatives to, ďmarch forward as if itís the most important time in the history of our movement, because it is.Ē ďIím here today because of all of you and because of this conservative movement, and on behalf of the President, from the bottom of my heart, let me say thank you,Ē said Pence. Speaking of the presidential...
  • Trump Has Fewest Cabinet Secretaries Confirmed Since George Washington

    02/14/2017 9:21:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | February 13, 2017 | Rob Bluey
    It took nearly a month, but President Donald Trump is finally operating with at least half of his Cabinet in place. Not since George Washington in 1789 has a newly elected president waited so long. [Snip] Why? Unprecedented delays and obstructionism on the part of Democrats have resulted in the most contentious confirmation process in U.S. history, according to a Washington Post analysis. No other presidentís nominees have collectively faced similar opposition. And thatís just the 15 members of Trumpís Cabinet. Other top nominees, such as Rep. Mick Mulvaney to lead the Office of Management and Budget and Scott Pruitt...
  • McConnell sets up votes on six Trump nominees

    02/13/2017 6:20:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    © Getty Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is teeing up votes on six additional Trump nominees as Republicans try to end a Democratic slow walk of the president's picks. McConnell filed cloture on Monday night for Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to lead the Office of Management and Budget, Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Wilbur Ross to head the Commerce Department, Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) to be the Interior secretary, Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to be Energy secretary. The move sets up initial...
  • Schumer: Stalling Nominees Works Because It Exposes Nominees

    02/07/2017 3:42:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 7, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that even though Democrats don't have the votes to stop President Trump's cabinet nominees, their strategy is working by being able to highlight how bad they are. "When you get millions of calls and demonstrations and a nominee is exposed for being who they are, it's going to have a profound and positive effect, even if she gains office," Schumer said on Capitol Hill today after the confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on a tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. "So we're very happy with the results and...
  • Huffington Post: 2 Trump Nominees Who Misled Congress Are On The Verge Of Being Confirmed

    02/03/2017 2:41:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 02/03/2017 | Michael McAuliff and Laura Barron-Lopez
    WASHINGTON ‚Äē The possibility of someone lying to Congress used to be frowned upon by Republicans. How can anyone forget the chairmen of two committees referring perjury charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the FBI over her clashing email explanations? But that was before Donald Trump won the presidency, and before the alt-fact era. Now two of Trump¬ís nominees who arguably lied to Congress are not facing perjury referrals but are on the verge of being confirmed to lead the nation¬ís departments of the Treasury and Health and Human Services. To recap: Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin told...
  • Republicans need Jeff Sessions to stay in the Senate just a little longer (DeVos needs his vote)

    02/02/2017 3:11:21 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump is eager for Jeff Sessions to become his attorney general, but not a moment too late. Trump is pushing his final Cabinet nominees through the Senate, including Sessions, but Republicans are staggering the confirmation votes to keep the Alabama senator in his seat for as long as they need him. And for now, Republicans need his vote. After sitting out the confirmation process for his fellow Trump nominees, Sessions emerged Thursday to cast a key committee vote on behalf of Mick Mulvaney, the President's pick to run the Office of Management and Budget. The Senate Budget Committee...
  • GOP suspends rules to push through EPA pick despite Dem boycott

    02/02/2017 10:34:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 53 replies ^ | 2/2/17 | Devin Henry and Timothy Cama
    Republicans on a Senate committee on Thursday suspended panel rules to force a vote on President Trumpís Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominee over a Democratic protest. Republicans on the Environment and Public Works Committee, led by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), changed the rules governing a quorum so that only the panelís Republicans needed to be in attendance to approve Scott Pruittís nomination to lead the EPA. The committeeís full roster of Republicans ó including Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), whose nomination to be attorney general is awaiting consideration on the Senate floor ó attended Thursdayís hearing and approved Pruitt on an...
  • Warren torches Trump Cabinet picks on Twitter - Squaw mad at misstatements on job applications

    02/03/2017 6:08:03 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 1, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Liberal firebrand and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed President Trump Cabinet picks Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) and Steven Mnuchin Wednesday in a series of tweets accusing Trump of neglecting his promise to "drain the swamp." The Democratic senator accused both Price and Mnuchin of lying during their hearings as nominees to lead the Health and Treasury departments, respectively. "This isn't a game Senate GOP. The safety of our economy and health of our people could be in the hands of two men who lied to the US Senate," Warren said. .@HHSGov nom Price lied to the Senate about a sweetheart...
  • Only a speech but...

    02/02/2017 11:07:43 AM PST · by bjc · 12 replies
    Rex Tillerson's speech to assembled employees at the US State Department. He noted that his wife said in urging him to accept the nomination that "Your career until now has been a 41 year training program for this job."
  • Democrats Boycott Confirmation Of Trump Nominees, Blocking Mnuchin, Price Votes

    01/31/2017 9:34:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 102 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/31/17 | Tyler Durden
    Full out war between Democrats and the White House broke out today when Senate Democrats on Tuesday refused to attend a committee vote on two President Trumpís more controversial nominees, effectively delaying their consideration. Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted votes to advance Tom Price, Trumpís pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, and Steven Mnuchin, his selection to head the Treasury Department. Since at least one democrat must be on present for the vote to be held, the move will effectively delay and potentially prevent the confirmation votes on Mnuchin and Price. The duo is...
  • Dems boycott confirmation votes for Trump nominees

    01/31/2017 8:03:43 AM PST · by browniexyz · 162 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/17 | Peter Schroeder
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday refused to attend a committee vote on two of President Trumpís more controversial nominees, effectively delaying their consideration. Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted votes to advance Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), Trumpís pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, and Steven Mnuchin, his selection to head the Treasury Department. The pair had been among some of the more contentious selections to join Trumpís Cabinet.
  • Rex Tillerson, procedural vote ...53-46

    01/30/2017 4:47:26 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 71 replies
    Tillison now Secretar of State!!!
  • Week One: Just Another Day at the Office

    01/27/2017 4:57:14 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 5 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 01/27/17 | Chris Shugart
    There are now over a dozen cabinet members and appointments working in the Trump administration with just about as many waiting in the aisles. And all the while the executive orders are flying off the desk and into the faces of incredulous Democrats who still don't understand what has happened. The swamp draining has apparently started, with the firing of U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan. Six senior officials in charge of management at the State Department have reportedly resigned. The Washington Post is concerned. Everyone else, not so much. The anti-Trump angst continues to inflict its silliness on a...
  • Trump Cabinet Poster

    01/26/2017 10:33:13 AM PST · by CodeToad · 24 replies
    26 January 2017 | CodeToad
    This is Trump's cabinet if everyone is confirmed. The little yellow numbers are their respective number in line of succession.