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  • Return White House Drug Czar to Cabinet

    12/03/2016 11:02:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | December 3, 2016 | Robert Charles
    Many critical issues tied to fundamental bureaucratic reform and redirection of federal policies await the Trump/Pence cabinet. But one cabinet pick, often forgotten and vital to redirecting national policy at a time of crisis, is the so-called “Drug Czar.” Formally, this post is known as the White House Director of the Office of National Drug Control (ONDCP). This position has never been more important, nor has any president been better positioned to shape the future with such an appointment. Opiate addiction has skyrocketed, leading to a breathtaking loss of 47,055 lives last year. Deaths by synthetic drugs quintupled in some...
  • AP: Huntsman among secretary of State possibilities

    12/03/2016 8:41:10 PM PST · by 198ml · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/3/16 | JESSE BYRNES
    AP: Huntsman among secretary of State possibilities © Getty President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly open to expanding his short list of candidates for secretary of State to include former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Huntsman was one of the possibilities reported by The Associated Press on Saturday night, citing a source close to the Trump transition. Huntsman, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, previously served as ambassador to China and speaks Mandarin.
  • Maybe Donald Trump knows exactly what he’s doing with these Cabinet picks

    12/03/2016 4:23:28 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 66 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2 Dec, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    When Donald Trump was elected president three weeks ago, many Democrats -- and even some Republicans -- openly fretted about whom he would pick to be in his Cabinet. Would he appoint only loyalists who affirmed his views? People with zero experience? People no one had ever heard of? With the announcement Thursday of Gen. James Mattis as his pick for secretary of defense, Trump continues to demonstrate that those early worries were way off base. In fact, Trump's Cabinet choices -- and some of his potential choices -- reflect a political savviness that many people haven't been willing to...
  • On Time, under Budget

    12/03/2016 4:48:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2016 | David Prentice
    Most building contractors have a goal of finishing their projects in the time specified, with the money budgeted. The closer you get to doing both, the more profitable and the more successful your company will be. The sad truth is, most building companies have a hard time hitting those two very important goals. Why? Because it's extremely difficult. Most construction projects have complexity that is hard to comprehend; the efforts of scheduling, price change, human error, and the cycles it takes to be on time and under budget are mind-boggling. It's not normal for construction companies of all sizes to...
  • BULLETIN: There's Finally a Way to Rid Congress of Dana Rohrabacher!

    12/01/2016 9:59:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/30 | MATT COKER
    Limp-fisted Democratic Party opponents have not done it. Term limits he himself championed when first elected to Congress in 1988 have not done it. (He has been reelected every two years since.) And too-close associations with slimeballs like Mike Carona, Dave Garofalo, Jack Abramoff, Jeffrey Ray Nielsen, Joseph Medawar and even his felony fraudster wife Rhonda have not done it. No, the only way the Orange County congressional delegation is finally going to rid itself of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Havana) is if Donald Trump nominates him for Secretary of State. Years ago, working at a daily newspaper, it was revealed...
  • TRUMP FAMILY TRANSITION THREAD - Countdown week 7 (December 2-8 2016)

    12/02/2016 1:14:44 AM PST · by DollyCali · 507 replies
    FRiends | December 2,2016 | DollyCali
    WELCOME TO THE TRUMP FAMILY TRAIN We are in the fourth week since the election until the Inauguration The first THANK YOU rally last night in Cinti revealed another packed house of enthusiastic Americans supporting Donald J. Trump as he reviewed the election, shared more of his vision and made on appointment announcement (that is a secret) of Mad Dog Mattis. We are all anticipating this week will reveal the new SOS plus other key announcements.
  • Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense

    12/01/2016 1:17:17 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 359 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across the Middle East to run the Pentagon less than four years after he hung up his uniform, according to people familiar with the decision.
  • Senate Dems Pen Letter Indicating Fight Against Jeff Sessions’ AG Nomination

    11/30/2016 7:57:13 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Senate Democrats are making it clear that Sen. Jeff Sessions will not have an easy time being confirmed as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s first attorney general. In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Democrats on the committee pushed for extensive confirmation hearings, indicating that they plan resistance, despite the fact that they referred to him as “a colleague” with whom they “have a personal and cordial relationship.” The senators also requested that Grassley allow for outside witnesses to testify on Sessions’ track record on immigration, civil and voting rights, women’s rights, and government oversight due...
  • Confirmed: Donald Trump Picks Steven Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross for His Cabinet

    11/30/2016 6:08:13 AM PST · by jneesy · 75 replies
    Mnuchin will be Treasury Secretary Ross will lead the Commerce Department. President-elect Donald Trump has filled more top posts on his economic team — picking former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary and financier Wilbur Ross to lead the Commerce Department. Mnuchin is confirming that he and Ross are joining Trump’s Cabinet, pending confirmation by the Senate. He tells CNBC’s “Squawk Box” in an interview Wednesday that “we’re thrilled to work for the president-elect and honored to have these positions.” Mnuchin says “sustained economic growth” is the chief priority of the incoming administration and he says “we can...
  • Here Are Donald Trump's Cabinet Picks So Far

    11/29/2016 3:28:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | November 29, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    President-elect Donald Trump has been busy since Election Day putting together his cabinet in New York City. Here are his choices so far: Vice President: Indiana Governor Mike Pence Chief of Staff: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Chief White House Strategist: Trump Campaign CEO Steve Bannon Attorney General: Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Housing and Urban Development Secretary: Dr. Ben Carson Health and Human Services Secretary: Georgia Congressman Tom Price Transportation Secretary: Former Labor Secretary for George W. Bush Elaine Chow Education Secretary: Betsy DeVos Positions we're still waiting on: Defense Secretary Treasury Secretary Secretary of State Department of Veterans Affairs...
  • Rohrabacher Says Trump Considering Him for Secretary of State

    11/27/2016 12:56:32 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 38 replies ^ | 26 Nov 2016
    One day after Thanksgiving, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher tweeted out news that he is being considered for the position of Secretary of State in President-elect Donald Trump’s Administration. The tweet linked to the following message: I have been told that I am under consideration to join President Trump’s team as Secretary of State. While my present intention, of course, is to continue to fight for liberty and freedom as a member of the House of Representatives, as a strong supporter of President-Elect Trump’s vision for America, it would be a privilege and an honor to serve as his Secretary of State....
  • Trump fills White House counsel and deputy national security posts

    11/25/2016 6:13:50 PM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/25/16 | Jerry Markon, Karen Tumulty, Karoun Demirjian
    President-elect Donald Trump on Friday named a libertarian election lawyer as his White House counsel and a hard-line former Reagan administration official to a top post on his national security staff. Trump announced that Donald McGahn, a controversial former member of the Federal Election Commission who had served as Trump's campaign lawyer, will be his White House counsel. (snip) For deputy national security adviser, Trump chose Kathleen "KT" McFarland, who in her most recent role as a Fox News analyst has expressed strident opposition to many of President Obama's national security policies.
  • Exclusive — Ann Coulter on Kobach in the Cabinet, Immigration, and Building the Wall

    11/25/2016 6:59:07 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2016 | John Hayward
    Ann Coulter ... joined Breitbart News Daily for a special Thanksgiving discussion on immigration .... Looking ahead to the establishment of the Trump Administration, Marlow asked Coulter what she wanted to see from Cabinet appointments, to which she replied: “Kris Kobach, Kris Kobach, Kris Kobach. Have I mentioned Kris Kobach?” Asked to elaborate on Kobach’s virtues, Coulter said, “First of all, like you and me, Alex, there’s a reason you don’t see him on TV. He’s totally brilliant, Harvard, Yale law, Oxford – and not as a cheesy Rhodes Scholar. He’s tall, good-looking, has a lovely family. .... “But most...
  • Report: Chris Christie still being considered for Trump Cabinet posts

    11/25/2016 4:09:51 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 42 replies
    UPI vir Breitbart ^ | Nov. 25, 2016
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is still under consideration for one of two Cabinet posts in the Trump administration, according to a report out of Christie’s home state. NJ Advance Media, which owns the Newark Star-Ledger, reported this week Christie is being considered to lead the Homeland Security or Energy departments. Either post would require Senate confirmation and would require Christie to resign as governor prior to the end of his second and final term, which concludes in January, 2018. NJ Advance Media cited three unnamed sources who said Christie remains under consideration for the jobs despite having been demoted...
  • Paradigm Shifts in National Security Apparatus…

    11/25/2016 4:00:05 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 20 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Nov 25, 2016 | Sundance
    Far away from the chaotic banter of political discourse, a small network of patriots have come together – yet few, if any, will ever elevate their mindset to notice the significance of their assembly. Specifically, this Thanksgiving, we stand thankful for, and raise our glass toward, General James Mattis and General John Kelly. Both have joined ranks with Admiral Mike Rogers (NSA), General Michael Flynn (Nat Sec) and Representative Mike Pompeo (CIA) to unite behind President-Elect Donald Trump and stand the gap after a long 65 year void.
  • Poll: Who Should Be Donald Trump’s Secretary of State?

    11/25/2016 7:08:09 AM PST · by mandaladon · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2016
    President-Elect Donald Trump has not yet announced his pick for Secretary of State, though the press has speculated on several prospective candidates. You, the Breitbart reader, were instrumental in Trump’s election victory and the continuing rise of America’s nationalist-populist movement. We want to know who you would prefer to serve as the country’s chief diplomat. Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton 27.94% (1,712 votes) Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney 7.62% (467 votes) Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani 35.2% (2,157 votes) U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher 2.77% (170 votes) Former CIA Director David Petraeus 20.17% (1,236...
  • TRUMP FAMILY TRANSITION THREAD - Countdown week 8 (November 25-December 1, 2016)

    11/25/2016 4:07:00 AM PST · by DollyCali · 1,883 replies
    Friends | November 25, 2016 | DollyCali
    WELCOME TO THE TRUMP FAMILY TRAIN TRANSITION. We are in the third week since the election until the Inauguration SEVERAL picks so far. LOTS of speculation and misinformation along the way This week the country loudly let the PEOTUS know mittens was not on most favored list. Trump let the media know they were NOT on his most favored list. A snark designer who helped keep MO tacky advised other designers to stay away from Melania professionally. We ate too much probably on Thanksgiving and we possibly weren't appreciative enough of the blessings in this life.
  • Racist, sexist president-elect filling out all-male, white supremacist cabinet

    11/24/2016 8:39:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Yeah, about that . . . Things are going to be awfully uncomfortable at the cabinet meetings from the looks of things. When the KKK flag is brought in and everyone puts on the white sheets and hoods, how will they explain the black HUD Secretary, the Sikh female UN ambassador and the female Secretary of Education? Donald Trump is shaping up to be the worst racist since Abe Lincoln. Here’s your race-obsessed New York Times:
  • AFT President Randi Weingarten on Nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

    11/23/2016 4:31:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 125 replies
    American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO ^ | November 23, 2016 | AFT President Randi Weingarten
    WASHINGTON—In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education, AFT President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement:“The president-elect, in his selection of Betsy DeVos, has chosen the most ideological, anti-public education nominee put forward since President Carter created a Cabinet-level Department of Education. “In nominating DeVos, Trump makes it loud and clear that his education policy will focus on privatizing, defunding and destroying public education in America. “DeVos has no meaningful experience in the classroom or in our schools. The sum total of her involvement has been spending her family’s wealth in an effort to...
  • Trump terrifies public school advocates with education secretary pick

    11/23/2016 9:01:23 PM PST · by kevcol · 165 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 23, 2016 | Valerie Strauss
    Advocates of public education in the United States have worried that President-elect Donald Trump would tap an education secretary who would speed up the privatization of public schools, a move that many fear could destroy America’s public education system, the country’s most important civic institution. Well, they were right about the appointment — and then some. . . . Seen by her supporters as a tireless, driven supporter of school choice, opponents say she is the most ideological and anti-public education nominee ever to be put forward to run the the nearly 40-year-old department.
  • Wilbur Ross Expected to Be Named Commerce Secretary by Donald Trump

    11/23/2016 5:09:45 PM PST · by hotsteppa · 26 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump is expected to select Wilbur Ross Jr. to head the Commerce Department, said two people familiar with the deliberations, a decision that would put a billionaire investor known for buying up failed companies in charge of the agency tasked with cultivating economic growth.
  • Ben Carson Accepts HUD Secretary Post, Spokesman Says

    11/23/2016 12:55:56 PM PST · by abb · 118 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 23, 2016 | Damian Paletta and Biography @damianpaletta Nick Timiraos
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected former GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a spokesman for Mr. Carson said. The spokesman, Armstrong Williams, said Mr. Carson was offered the HUD secretary post and has accepted it.
  • Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard 'Under Serious Consideration' for Trump Cabinet

    11/21/2016 2:32:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/21/2016 | By SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a high-profile Bernie Sanders supporter during the Democratic primaries, is “under serious consideration” for various Cabinet positions in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, according to a senior official on the transition team. According to the official, the 35-year-old Hawaii congresswoman is being looked as a candidate for secretary of state, secretary of defense or United Nations ambassador. If selected, Gabbard will be the first woman as well as the youngest pick for Trump's Cabinet. She met with him this morning in his New York City offices at Trump Tower. The Trump transition source said that their sit-down...
  • Donald Trump Meeting Ari Emanuel in New Jersey

    11/20/2016 10:14:32 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 126 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/20/2016 | Matthew Belloni
    The president-elect's former agent is said to be hoping to discuss some of Trump's initial appointments. Is the president-elect soliciting help from his former Hollywood agent in selecting a cabinet? Ari Emanuel, the co-CEO of entertainment and sports powerhouse WME-IMG, was spotted at the Trump National Golf Course in New Jersey on Sunday, and a WME-IMG source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that a meeting is set for this afternoon. The exact nature of the sit-down is unclear, but the Democratic stalwart Emanuel is said to be uninterested in a job in the Trump administration and instead hopes to discuss...
  • Retired Marine Gen. Mattis to meet with Trump on Saturday

    11/20/2016 3:55:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    President-elect Trump is set to meet with retired Marine Gen. Jim Mattis Saturday amid speculation that Trump could tap him to serve as secretary of defense. According to a pool report from the Trump transition team, Mattis is among eight people slated to meet with Trump on Saturday, including 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney, who is being discussed as a potential nominee for secretary of state. Bloomberg reported Friday that Mattis and retired Gen. Jack Keane are in the running for secretary of defense.
  • Rule Change Pushed By Harry Reid Could Allow Trump To Get All Of His Appointments ead more:

    11/20/2016 3:48:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11-20-16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    A senate rule change championed by outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could leave Democrats powerless to stop any of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments. In 2013, Sen. Reid and other Democrats pushed forward with a rule change dubbed the “nuclear option” to eliminate filibusters for all presidential nominations except Supreme Court justices. This means that a simple majority of 51 votes instead of 60 votes is necessary to confirm executive office appointments. The Republicans are set to enter 2017 with at least 51 senators and can gain another seat with a likely win in the December senate run-off race...
  • Outsiders Take Power in Trump's Washington (Liberals & RINOs "Shuddering")

    11/19/2016 11:18:31 AM PST · by nhwingut · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/19/2016 | NIALL STANAGE
    People once confined to the political fringes will be at the center of power in Donald Trump’s White House. Liberals and even some moderate Republicans are shuddering at the prospect. But it is a source of delight among conservatives who believe the GOP establishment has drifted too far from its core principles. Of the people tapped so far by President-elect Trump, only one — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus — is identified with the party’s mainstream. Priebus will be chief of staff in the Trump White House.
  • A Cabinet That Thinks Like America

    11/18/2016 2:48:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | November 18, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Meanwhile, Donald Trump has announced three people for his cabinet. He's got Jeff Sessions over at attorney general, not Ted Cruz. Sessions is great, folks. This is a personal, a hugely personal -- he would never admit this, by the way -- but this is a hugely personal achievement for him. Jeff Sessions was long ago nominated to be a federal district court judge, I think, by Nixon, if I'm not mistaken, and the Democrats rejected his nomination on the basis that he wasn't qualified for the usual racist, sexist, from the South. That's when Jeff Sessions...
  • Trump shifts to right by tapping Sessions, Pompeo, Flynn

    11/19/2016 7:02:03 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 58 replies
    AP ^ | 19 Nove 16 | JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE
    President-elect Donald Trump has picked Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, signaling a sharp rightward shift in U.S. security policy as he begins to form his Cabinet. Trump on Friday also named retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn as his national security adviser. A former military intelligence chief, Flynn has accused the Obama administration of being too soft on terrorism and has cast Islam as a "political ideology" and driver of extremism. The selections form the first outlines of Trump's Cabinet and national security teams. Given his lack of governing experience...
  • With Jeff Sessions as AG, Here's Who Should Fill Open Senate Seat

    11/18/2016 1:01:34 PM PST · by 198ml · 11 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/18/16 | Chris Pandolfo
    Should Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Al. (C, 78%) be appointed attorney general in president-elect Donald Trump’s administration, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) will need to appoint a short-term replacement to serve in the U.S. Senate and set a date for a statewide special election to fill the seat.
  • TRUMP FAMILY TRANSITION THREAD -- Countdown Week 9 (November 18-24)

    11/18/2016 6:42:57 AM PST · by DollyCali · 1,823 replies
    Friends | November 18, 2016 | DollyCali
    WELCOME TO THE TRUMP FAMILY TRAIN- TRANSITION. We are in second weeks since the election until the Inauguration SEVERALpicks so far. LOTS of speculation and misinformation along the way>P>
  • Specter of Race Shadows Jeff Sessions, Potential Trump Nominee for Cabinet (Here they go again)

    11/16/2016 8:49:09 PM PST · by usafa92 · 16 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 11/16/2016 | Matt Apuzzo
    WASHINGTON — In 1981, a Justice Department prosecutor from Washington stopped by to see Jeff Sessions, the United States attorney in Mobile, Ala., at the time. The prosecutor, J. Gerald Hebert, said he had heard a shocking story: A federal judge had called a prominent white lawyer “a disgrace to his race” for representing black clients. “Well,” Mr. Sessions replied, according to Mr. Hebert, “maybe he is.” In testimony before Congress in 1986, Mr. Hebert and others painted an unflattering portrait of Mr. Sessions, who would go on to become a senator from Alabama and now, according to numerous sources...
  • CONFIRMED: Sheriff Clarke Vetted for Major Role in Trump White House

    11/16/2016 7:56:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 155 replies
    Political Insider ^ | November 16, 2016 | Rusty Weiss
    As President-elect Donald Trump continues to flesh out his cabinet, rumors continue to swirl about the possible selections for various positions. The New York Times is reporting that Trump may choose a prominent African-American to the role of Secretary of Homeland Security. The choice of a minority should please liberals far and wide. Just kidding, it’s David Clarke, a staunch conservative and man who kicks a** and takes names when it comes to far-left rioters and radical Islamic terrorists. A perfect choice for American law and order.
  • Drill, Baby Drill! American Made Energy Makes America Great Again

    11/16/2016 6:40:52 PM PST · by Bratch · 19 replies
    Facebook ^ | November 16, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    Drill, Baby Drill! American Made Energy Makes America Great Again Permian, ANWR, Prudhoe, Bakkan…. and so much more. NOW is the time to shut off the Saudi oil cartel flow valve and develop our own God-given natural resources. The only excuse not to become energy independent is a political excuse. The inherent link between energy and security, and energy and prosperity, is real and recognized by every American except sketchy politicians and deceived faux environmentalists. We have the resources, we have the technology, we have the manpower. America has the highest environmental and worker safety standards in the world… it’s...
  • Reid weighs in on Bannon: 'Don't do this'

    11/16/2016 4:43:16 AM PST · by kevcol · 114 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 15, 2016 | Susan Crabtree
    "He should rescind his appointment of Bannon – Don't do it – think about this," Reid said on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon. "… Take responsibility. Rise to the dignity of the office … instead of hiding behind your Twitter account, and show America that racial bigotry will have no place" here.
  • My choice for Secretary of Education

    11/15/2016 12:59:31 PM PST · by Makana · 37 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | November 15, 2016 | Makana
    The country needs Larry Arne, the President of Hillsdale College, as Secretary of Education. Under his leadership, the college refuses ANY federal aid. It requires all students to be literate in the US Constitution and has pioneered online courses about the Amercian governmental system to anyone at no cost.
  • Theresa May facing Cabinet backlash over refusal to deal with Nigel Farage despite his links to Dona

    11/13/2016 8:07:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 November 2016 • 10:00PM | Peter Dominiczak, Christopher Hope and Steven Swinford
    Theresa May is facing a growing Cabinet backlash over her decision to dismiss Nigel Farage despite him being the only British politician to meet with Donald Trump since his victory. The Daily Telegraph understands a number of members of the Cabinet and other Government ministers believe the Prime Minister’s allies have made a mistake by referring to Mr. Farage as an “irrelevance”. One Cabinet source also accused Downing Street of having “made no plan” for a Trump victory, despite Government claims that officials have for months been holding talks with members of his inner circle. Mrs. May has made clear...
  • Exclusive: Here Is A List Of People Donald Trump Is Considering For Senior White House Jobs

    11/11/2016 9:22:56 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 11, 2016 | ALEX PAPPAS & ALEX PFEIFFER
    Donald Trump is contemplating naming a number of recognizable players from the 2016 campaign to serve in senior White House roles, according to an internal transition document obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller. The list was provided by a member of the transition team on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the press. Described as a “working” document, it is being used to help the president-elect envision a White House staff structure, the source said. Some people are listed more than once. It includes names like Trump campaign chairman Stephen K. Bannon, RNC chairman...
  • Trump’s Transition Team Considers Sarah Palin For Possible Cabinet Spot

    11/10/2016 3:32:19 PM PST · by kevcol · 104 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 10, 2016 | Chris White
    President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is seriously discussing the possibility of giving former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin a cabinet position, Politico reported Wednesday. The Trump campaign is floating the idea of tapping the former Alaskan governor as Trump’s interior secretary. Palin has made no secret about her interest in holding a position in a Trump administration.
  • Meet Trump's Cabinet-in-waiting

    11/09/2016 2:44:50 PM PST · by TBP · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/09/16 02:56 AM EST | NANCY COOK and ANDREW RESTUCCIA
    President-elect Donald Trump does not have the traditional cadre of Washington insiders and donors to build out his Cabinet, but his transition team has spent the past several months quietly building a short list of industry titans and conservative activists who could comprise one of the more eclectic and controversial presidential Cabinets in modern history. Trumpworld has started with a mandate to hire from the private sector whenever possible. That’s why the Trump campaign is seriously considering Forrest Lucas, the 74-year-old co-founder of oil products company Lucas Oil, as a top contender for Interior secretary, or donor and Goldman Sachs...
  • President Trump Cabinet Predictions

    11/09/2016 6:52:05 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 118 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 9, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Now that Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, the discussion among the punditry turns to who he may appoint to his cabinet. Should he award those who have been most loyal to him throughout his campaign, then we obviously need to look at former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Gov. Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich and Gen. Michael Flynn, and Dr. Ben Carson, all of whom have stood by Trump's side and have come to his defense time and again throughout the past several months. The Today Show Twitter account surmised Giuliani will eventually...
  • The Trump Cabinet

    11/08/2016 11:49:14 PM PST · by TBP · 74 replies
    Now | Me
    So, who do you think will/should be in the Trump Cabinet?
  • "The Most Important WikiLeak" - How Wall Street Built The Obama Cabinet

    10/30/2016 10:22:32 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/14/16 | Tyler Durden
    Perhaps the most startling discovery of the WikiLeaks dumps so far didn't come from the most recent emails surrounding the various Hillary scandals, though there are many great ones, but from 2008 when John Podesta served as co-chair of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team.  The email came from Michael Froman, a former Citibank executive, who single-handedly built the entire cabinet of what was supposed to be the "main street" President.     The email in question was even sent from Froman's Citibank email address (rookie!) and includes "A list of African American, Latino and Asian American candidates, broken down by...
  • Hillary Already Picking Cabinet, 50 Percent Women

    08/22/2016 10:11:15 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 69 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8-21-2016 | Cathy Burke
    Her cabinet, the Post reports, will be packed with women "in roughly equal numbers to men and that otherwise reflects American diversity." Lobbying has already "intensified" for those and "scores of other jobs" in a new administration, the Post reports. According to the Post, out of some 4,000 political jobs to fill, more than 1,000 require Senate confirmation, and vetting, security clearances and ethics checks can take months.
  • Trump Must Name A Cabinet, "Reassure Us His Attorney General Won't Go After Personal Enemies"

    07/18/2016 10:48:51 AM PDT · by orchestra · 76 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/17/2016 | Tim Haines
    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol airs his concerns about Donald Trump being the Republican nominee one last time before the Republican National Convention. "It would be a wise thing to do at this convention," he said, "to talk about the kinds of people he would have --reassure people who your Secretary of State is going to be, reassure us that his Attorney General is not going to go after his personal enemies." "Instead, if it going to be this ridiculous personality show, with his wonderful family, the three wives -- that's what he wants to do though. He doesn't want...
  • Boris Johnson is foreign secretary in Theresa May’s new Cabinet

    07/13/2016 2:20:49 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies ^ | 14th July 2016
    BORIS Johnson has landed the plum job of Foreign Secretary in new Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet. The chief Brexiteer arrived at Downing Street to be awarded the role as one of Mrs May’s first acts in Downing Street. Philip Hammond, a chief ally of the new PM, has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer after George Osborne resigned, and Amber Rudd has just been told she will be the new Home Secretary, with Michael Fallon staying on as Defence Secretary. And David Davis takes on a new role as Brexit Minister, and will be in charge of Britain’s negotiations...

    02/26/2016 5:56:12 AM PST · by wayoverontheright · 20 replies
    vanity | 2-26-2016 | wayoverontheright
    Trump cabinet:DOJ-Ken Cuccinelli Energy-Sarah Palin State-Lt. Col. Ralph Peters Defense-General Jack Keane Treasury-Arthur Laffer Agriculture-Victor Davis Hansen Labor-Scott Walker Commerce-Steve Forbes Transportation-Dale Earnhart Jr. Health and Human Services-Ben Carson Interior-Ammon Bundy Education-Mike Adams-UNC Wilmington Housing and Urban Development-J. C. Watts Veteran's Affairs-Col. Allen West Homeland Security-Rudy Giuliani EPA-James Imhofe White House Press Secretary-Ann Coulter Hillary Clinton CabinetDOJ-Tamara Holder Energy-Al Gore State-Sidney Blumenthal Defense-Bowe Bergdahl Treasury-Bernie Madoff Agriculture-Jorge Ramos Labor-George Lopez Commerce-Bernie Sanders Transportation-Ralph Nader Health and Human Services-Vernon Gosnell Interior-Al Bundy Education-David Brock Housing and Urban Development-Spike Lee Veteran's Affairs-Keith Ellison Homeland Security-Morris Dees EPA-Tom Steyer White House Press Secretary-Elijah...
  • Trump, sons plot Cabinet posts they'll take as presidency gets 'very real'

    02/04/2016 1:31:54 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/3/16 | Paul Bedard
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is already looking ahead to forming his top White House team and is considering one of his sons as the head of the Interior Department. In an interview with Petersen's Hunting, he offered both his sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, as the cabinet secretary because they are hunters and anglers and members of key conservation and Second Amendment groups. In the interview with editor Mike Schoby, Trump said that "ideally" he wants an outdoorsman to run the agency that manages federal land. "Ideally yes, they'd be better at it," said Trump.
  • 'Road tour' by Cabinet members to promote Obama proposals

    01/10/2016 4:43:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2016 6:20 PM EST | Kevin Freking
    Cabinet members will be traveling around the country in the coming days to help promote President Barack Obama's State of the Union proposals. The White House says the "road tour" is geared toward highlighting pressing issues facing the country such as climate change, health, criminal justice and access to opportunity. ...
  • A Practical Scenario For The GOP Nominee – Name Key Cabinet Officials!

    12/03/2015 4:08:33 PM PST · by Randall_S · 16 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | December 2, 2015 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    The United States and the West are in a very precarious situation due to Islamic extremist inspired terrorism. Obama's administration has proved disastrous in many ways, but especially in their acquiescence to Islamic terror and its state sponsors (e.g. Iran). To reduce the risk of another failed presidency, the Republican nominee should name key Cabinet officials some time ahead of the November 2016 election. The 2016 election and post-Obama presidency will decide the direction of the country and the future of the West. The Middle East and North and Central Africa are in chaos. Islamic inspired terrorist organizations and their...