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  • 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. I’m proud to welcome everyone to our first official Cabinet meeting. I want to begin by updating the public on the severe weather situation. I’ve 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 let’s hope it’s not going to be as bad as some people are predicting. Usually it isn’t. 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 Trump’s 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...
  • It’s 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 ‘The A-Team’

    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 “every single day.” He then called out the establishment and media elites, all while charging conservatives to, “march forward as if it’s the most important time in the history of our movement, because it is.” “I’m 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,” 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 president’s nominees have collectively faced similar opposition. And that’s just the 15 members of Trump’s 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 ― 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’s nominees who arguably lied to Congress are not facing perjury referrals but are on the verge of being confirmed to lead the nation’s 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
    thehill.com ^ | 2/2/17 | Devin Henry and Timothy Cama
    Republicans on a Senate committee on Thursday suspended panel rules to force a vote on President Trump’s 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 panel’s Republicans needed to be in attendance to approve Scott Pruitt’s nomination to lead the EPA. The committee’s full roster of Republicans — including Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), whose nomination to be attorney general is awaiting consideration on the Senate floor — attended Thursday’s 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." https://www.facebook.com/newshour/videos/10155043859978675/
  • 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 Trump’s more controversial nominees, effectively delaying their consideration. Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted votes to advance Tom Price, Trump’s 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 Trump’s more controversial nominees, effectively delaying their consideration. Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted votes to advance Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), Trump’s 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 Trump’s 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.
  • Who is Attorney General NOW??

    01/25/2017 7:05:51 PM PST · by bboop · 12 replies
    self ^ | 1.25.17 | self
    Re riots in Portland and the police responding. I was thinking that perhaps the police were threatened by O-Me-Me when protesters walked on the freeway and so forth - that he would sic Loretta Lynch on them. Then I realized that no new AG has been voted in yet, right? Does that mean that Lynch is still in the position? Or is there a pro temp person in right now?? tx
  • Democrats seek delay on Sessions' confirmation vote for Attorney General

    01/23/2017 6:06:06 PM PST · by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch · 109 replies
    WHNT NEWS 29 ^ | January 23, 2017 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee will request a delay on the confirmation vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general. That will push the panel vote until Jan. 31. The Judiciary panel is scheduled to vote Tuesday on Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination. But committee rules allow any member of the panel to hold a vote over until the next week, and members of both parties frequently do. A spokesman for California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Monday that she will request the extra week “to give the committee more time to conduct its due...
  • FBN just reports Mike Pompeo confirmed for CIA chief

    01/23/2017 4:22:39 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 97 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 1/23/2017 | FBN
    Lou Dobbs just broke in with the report that Mike Pompeo now has 56 votes for confirmation, and has been confirmed by the Senate.
  • 10 Things Learned From 3 Days In Washington D.C. (An AMAZING Pro-Trump Read!)

    01/22/2017 7:02:06 PM PST · by vannrox · 56 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 23JAN17 | Submitted by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com,
    Submitted by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com,I have been in Washington DC for the last three days. The ostensible reason was to participate in a board meeting of a public company, Ashford Inc. (AINC). We manage hotel REITs that own three hotels here in DC, and the group decided to move our board meeting up a few weeks and hold it in DC during the inauguration. That gave me the opportunity to set up a few meetings to try to gain some insight into what the first 100 days, the first six months, and the first year of the Trump...
  • Trump's Speech affirms promises, Trump's plan for Mid East [radio]

    01/22/2017 9:13:14 AM PST · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 21, 2017 | USA Transnational Report
    President Donald J. Trump Our Final Show…. LIVE Saturday (1/21) 8 AM EST On Friday, Donald J. Trump will be sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States of America. During the darkest days of the Obama administration, it was at times hard to believe that the system could be overcome. But America came together once more to elect a fiercely patriotic man who loves this country, and has vowed to “Make America Great Again!” We at the USA Transnational Report could not be happier! This Saturday, we’ll bring you the latest news about Trump’s cabinet nominees,...
  • Week two of Cabinet confirmation hearings: What to expect (hearing schedule)

    01/17/2017 5:08:05 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Emily Schultheis
    One week of confirmation hearings is down -- and there are just a few more days to go before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in. With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration just three days away, another round of his top Cabinet nominees are about to undergo their confirmation hearings in the Senate this week. As a reminder, Congress can’t officially confirm Mr. Trump’s nominees until after he’s sworn in, but senators can hold hearings to help expedite the process and get nominations ready for Inauguration Day -- which is why this coming week has such a packed schedule of hearings. Senate...
  • NEWSWEAK: DON'T KID YOURSELF—DONALD TRUMP IS WINNING

    01/14/2017 1:01:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    NEWSWEAK ^ | JANUARY 14, 2017 | MATTHEW COOPER, NEWSWEAK
    It would be easy to see the Trump-Obama transition as a mess for the president-elect. He continues to face criticism for his extraordinary breach of traditional financial disclosure norms, not only failing to release his taxes but making only the cursory moves toward separating himself from his businesses. Trump has had to contend with an imbroglio over an unconfirmed dossier assembled by his political opponents. His poll numbers are low for a president-elect, with only a minority Americans thinking his transition is going well. The mainstream media is shocked, shocked that many of Trump’s cabinet nominees oppose some of his...
  • Widow of terrorist gets P.A. pension (American tax $), Soros in the crosshairs of Hungary [radio]

    01/15/2017 7:42:42 AM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 14, 2017 | USA Transnational Report
    Sessions, Tillerson, Pompeo, Mattis testify before Senate Trump to CNN: “You are fake news!” LIVE Saturday (1/14) 8 AM EST Trump’s future cabinet is cruising through Senate confirmation. And with the world in the state that it is, not a moment too soon. Terrorism once again strikes Israel in the form of a truck attack. Sound familiar? Of course, the widow of the terrorist is already collecting a pension courtesy of the Palestinian Authority. Yet these people allegedly want peace? In Hungary, the Orban government takes the dramatic step of targeting George Soros’s network of NGOs. Good for them –...
  • Byron York: On Capitol Hill, Trump wins Week One

    01/13/2017 1:42:55 PM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1/13/17 | Byron York
    This was supposed to be the week President-elect Trump's nominees endured tough grilling and determined opposition in Senate confirmation hearings. "Trump Cabinet picks face extreme vetting ahead of confirmation," USA Today reported last month, predicting that several Trump picks could face a very difficult time on Capitol Hill. Now Week One is ending, and the tough grilling mostly didn't materialize. And all of Trump's first week of nominees seem headed toward confirmation. Seven Trump picks — Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions, Homeland Security Secretary-designate John Kelly, Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson, Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao, Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis, Housing and...
  • REVEALED: Hillary Clinton’s Cabinet Picks (If She’d Won, That Is)

    01/10/2017 3:12:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    heatst.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2017 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton’s political career is probably over, but just because she lost the presidential election to Donald Trump doesn’t mean she wasn’t prepared to win. Axios reporter Mike Allen has revealed Hillary’s list of prospective nominees for important cabinet posts in her administration, and it includes a number of interesting choices. John Podesta, her campaign chairman who accidentally exposed his entire email account to Russian hackers, was listed as the frontrunner to be Hillary Clinton’s secretary of state. Vice President Joe Biden was reportedly also being considered for the position.Facebook executive and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg was in line...
  • Here’s What Hillary Clinton’s Cabinet Would Have Looked Like If She Had Won

    01/10/2017 8:36:51 AM PST · by Frank Grimes · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/10/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Hillary Clinton had most of her cabinet and West Wing positions picked out by Election Day, several of her campaign hands have revealed.Mike Allen, the former Politico reporter, published the “ghost cabinet” on Tuesday at Axios, a new media company he co-founded.According to Allen’s sources, John Podesta, the Clinton campaign chairman whose hacked emails were published prior to the election, was set to receive a nomination to serve as secretary of state.John Podesta Getty Images/Justin Sullivan Podesta has served in two Democratic White Houses. He rose to chief of staff in Bill Clinton’s White House and was an advisor to...
  • FRC: Libs Try to Unhinge Trump's Cabinet

    01/10/2017 7:02:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | January 9, 2017
    Libs Try to Unhinge Trump's Cabinet After eight years of fundamentally transforming America, most liberals aren't exactly thrilled to see it transformed back. Desperate to keep their legacy of lawlessness alive, the Left is taking the surest path to protecting their "progress:" fighting the leaders who would unravel it and return law and order to America. With the New Year came a new intensity to knock down any cabinet nominees of President-elect Donald Trump's who pose a threat to President Obama's radical gains. To their disappointment, that seems to be almost everyone. The cabinet Donald Trump is assembling has been...
  • McConnell: Dems should 'grow up' and consider Trump nominees

    01/08/2017 5:27:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2017 2:35 PM EST
    Republicans on Sunday defended their party against Democratic complaints that Congress is being forced to consider nominees for Donald Trump’s administration without completed ethics reviews. “All of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration in having not only lost the White House, but having lost the Senate,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “I understand that,” he added, “but we need to sort of grow up here and get past that.” …
  • Critics say Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing too short, too few witnesses

    01/08/2017 1:04:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Al.com ^ | January 7, 2017 | Howard Koplowitz
    The rules set by Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa and chairman of the Judiciary Committee, schedule Sessions' hearings for two days, with one day mostly devoted to testimony from Sessions and the second day featuring testimony from nine witnesses -- five called by Republicans and four called by Democrats. The witness lists are still being finalized; a Judiciary Committee spokeswoman told AL.com that the names should be made public on Monday, a day before the hearing. After the two days of testimony, the 16-member committee will then vote whether to send Sessions' nomination to the full Senate, where...
  • Ethics Office Warns Confirmations For Trump Nominees Are Moving Too Fast

    01/07/2017 12:47:23 PM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    NPR ^ | January 7, 2017 | Jessica Taylor
    The Office of Government Ethics is raising alarm over the pace of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump's nominees, saying Saturday that they have yet to receive required financial disclosures for some picks set to come before Congress next week. In a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., released Saturday, OGE Director Walter Shaub wrote that "the announced hearing schedule for several nominees who have not completed the ethics review process is of great concern to me" and that the current schedule "has created undue pressure on OGE's staff and agency ethics officials...
  • TRUMP FRAMILY TRAIN TRANSITION THREADS - Countdown Week 2 (January 8-14, 2017)

    01/08/2017 4:21:41 AM PST · by DollyCali · 2,252 replies
    FRiends | January 8, 2017 | DollyCali
    WELCOME TO THE TRUMP FAMILY TRAIN We are in the eighth week since the election until the Inauguration.
  • Hitting Trump Before He’s Sworn In

    01/06/2017 5:56:32 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Frontpage ^ | January 6, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    Democrats and left-wing activists are planning to vigorously attack President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees before Trump even takes office at Noon on Jan. 20. The purpose of this early resistance to the incoming Trump administration is not only to deprive Trump of political legitimacy but also to undermine his authority and make it impossible for him to govern. All this talk of a vast Russian conspiracy to hack U.S. computer networks to put Trump in the White House is also part of the leftists’ scheme. So was Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s goofy fundraising campaign disguised as recounts in...
  • Ted Cruz: Trump Is Filling His Cabinet With Conservative ‘All-Stars’ [AUDIO]

    01/05/2017 11:47:50 AM PST · by bigbob · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-5-17 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Sen. Ted Cruz told Washington, DC radio host Larry O’Connor Wednesday that Donald Trump is filling his cabinet with “all-star” conservatives. The Texas Republican noted that Republicans have been handed a “historic opportunity” to do a “great deal of good” in repealing “the disaster that is Obamacare.” “It was one of the fundamental reasons why I ran for the Senate and promised the people of Texas that I would fight everyday to repeal Obamacare,” he continued. “I cannot tell you how gratifying it is to see us on the verge of delivering on that promise.” Cruz then pointed to the...
  • Trump appoints Indian-American Raj Shah to key White House position

    01/04/2017 9:41:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Siasat Daily ^ | January 5, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    US President-elect Donald Trump today appointed young Indian-American Raj Shah, who played a leading role in the Republican party’s anti-Clinton campaign during polls, to a key White House position. Shah, whose parents immigrated to the US from Gujarat, has been appointed as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communication Director and Research Director, as per an announcement made by the Presidential Transition Team. Shah, who is in his early 30s, is currently head of Opposition Research in the Republican National Committee. In this position, he led a team of experts to carry out research against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic...
  • Schumer: I Wish Democrats Hadn’t Triggered the ‘Nuclear Option’

    01/04/2017 3:32:49 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 4, 2017 | by ADELLE NAZARIAN
    Incoming Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says he regrets a 2013 decision by Senate Democrats, known as the “nuclear option” to decrease the number of senators needed to confirm Cabinet picks from 60 to 51 votes. “I wish it hadn’t happened,” Schumer said in an interview with CNN, about the move that was triggered by former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid (D-NV). The move is dubbed the “nuclear option” because by altering the filibuster rules it stands to blow up bipartisan Senate relations. “I argued against it at the time,” Schumer said. “I said both for Supreme Court and...
  • What happens if Trump doesn't nominate a new Cabinet Secretary after the first one is defeated?

    01/04/2017 12:00:14 AM PST · by chaosagent · 34 replies
    What happens if Trump doesn't nominate a new Cabinet Secretary after the first one is defeated?
  • POLL: Will Democrats succeed in blocking Trump's cabinet confirmations?

    01/03/2017 10:51:22 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 21 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll Will Democrats succeed in blocking Trump's cabinet confirmations? Yes. Senator Schumer will peel off enough RINO's to reject them No. Trump will keep Republicans in line
  • Rudy Giuliani: Donald Trump’s Outsider Cabinet Is Shaking D.C. Up

    01/02/2017 5:57:03 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    time.com ^ | Rudy Giuliani
    America is already gearing up for one of the most exciting civic ceremonies in the world: the inauguration of our next president. But even as the eagerness for that day builds, we ought to stop and recognize the history unfolding before our eyes. By almost any measure, President-elect Donald J. Trump is leading one of the most extraordinary presidential transition periods of all time. One of President-elect Trump’s most historic characteristics is his complete outsider status. On the day President-elect Trump takes office, he will be the first individual ever to serve as president who did not have any previous...
  • Democrats plan to target eight Trump Cabinet nominees

    01/01/2017 7:39:12 PM PST · by usafa92 · 117 replies
    Chicago Trbune ^ | 1/1/2017 | Ed O'Keefe
    Democratic senators plan to aggressively target eight of Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees in the coming weeks and are pushing to stretch their confirmation votes into March - an unprecedented break with Senate tradition. Such delays would upend Republican hopes of quickly holding hearings and confirming most of Trump's top picks on Inauguration Day. But Democrats, hamstrung by their minority status, are determined to slow-walk Trump's picks unless they start disclosing reams of personal financial data they've withheld so far, according to senior aides. Incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that...
  • Nine Members of Trump’s Cabinet Identify As Devout Christians

    01/01/2017 9:25:01 AM PST · by doug from upland · 48 replies
    NOTE: although this may appear as a duplicate post, this one actually sends you to the website that published the article. The other post sent you to a personal blog instead of to the publishing website by someone using FR to drive traffic there. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ President-elect Donald Trump has now appointed nine members to the White House, each of whom profess publicly to be Christians. Is this a huge answer to prayer? “For many years, we have prayed that God would raise up men and women of God to positions of leadership and influence in our country. However, since the...
  • Nine Members of Trumps Cabinet Identify As Devout Christians

    01/01/2017 8:37:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/1/16 | HelloChristian.com
    President-elect Donald Trump has now appointed nine members to the White House, each of whom profess publicly to be Christians. Is this a huge answer to prayer? “For many years, we have prayed that God would raise up men and women of God to positions of leadership and influence in our country. However, since the end of the George W. Bush administration, there have been previous few answers to that prayer," writes Author and Pastor David Murray. "Who would have thought that Donald Trump might be the answer to that prayer?” At the heart of these appointments is Vice President...
  • Former California lt. gov. to meet with Trump to discuss running Agriculture department

    12/28/2016 9:03:32 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 28, 2016 | By Michael A. Memoli and John Myers
    President-elect Donald Trump is considering former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado to lead the Agriculture department, a move that would bring greater diversity to the Republican’s Cabinet. Maldonado will meet with Trump on Wednesday at his Palm Beach, Fla., estate. Trump spokesman Sean Spicer noted that Maldonado, owner of Runway Vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley, comes from three generations of farmers and has “strong roots in the agriculture industry of California.” Trump will also meet with Dr. Elsa Murano, the former president of Texas A&M; University and a former Agriculture undersecretary for food safety, in connection to the post,...
  • Ability, not diversity, is key in Trump’s color-blind Cabinet

    12/28/2016 1:03:43 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 27 Dec 2016 | S.A. Miller
    A top adviser to Donald Trump on diversity issues is offering no apologies for the preponderance of white men filling the Cabinet and key jobs in the new administration, insisting that the lack of minorities reflected the president-elect’s color-blind approach to hiring decisions.
  • Who Trump Is Putting in Power ["Trading Cards" for Team Trump]

    12/27/2016 7:33:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Pro Publica ^ | 12/22/16 | Jessica Huseman and Rob Weychert
    As President-elect Donald Trump picks his top officials, we’re laying out the best accountability reporting on each. Think we missed something? Email us or send us a tweet. We’ll keep this updated.
  • Ability, not diversity, is key in Trump’s color-blind Cabinet

    12/27/2016 6:57:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 27, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    A top adviser to Donald Trump on diversity issues is offering no apologies for the preponderance of white men filling the Cabinet and key jobs in the new administration, insisting that the lack of minorities reflected the president-elect’s color-blind approach to hiring decisions. Bruce Levell, who spearheaded a minority outreach effort for the Trump campaign and now serves as an adviser to the transition team, said that Mr. Trump isn’t looking to check off diversity boxes with his hiring decisions — and that’s OK with black and Hispanic Americans. “President-elect Trump doesn’t really so much look at the Cabinet and...
  • China "Shocked" By Navarro Appointment, As Trump Team Proposes 10% Import Tariff

    12/22/2016 8:12:46 PM PST · by Rockitz · 221 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 22 December 2016 | Tyler Durden
    As the FT first reported yesetrday, in a dramatic development for Sino-US relations, Trump picked Peter Navarro, a Harvard-trained economist and one-time daytrader, to head the National Trade Council, an organization within the White House to oversee industrial policy and promote manufacturing. Navarro, a hardcore China hawk, is the author of books such as "Death by China" and "Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World" has for years warned that the US is engaged in an economic war with China and should adopt a more aggressive stance, a message that the president-elect sold to voters across the US...