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  • Carson: HUD-Funded Projects Will Grow Jobs For Low-Income Americans

    04/23/2017 11:22:50 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 22, 2017 | Jack Davis
    Low-income Americans will no longer be passed over when the federal government pays the bill for construction projects, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said Thursday. Carson said using a rule that has been ignored for much of the past 50 years is part of his different approach to running the Department of Housing and Urban Development. “It’s not how many people we can get into public housing,” Carson said during an interview with Newsmax TV. “It’s how many people we can get out of it.”
  • Trump to order U.S. Treasury to delve into taxes, post-crisis reforms

    04/20/2017 7:20:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr. 20, 2017 | Lisa Lambert
    U.S. President Donald Trump will order the Treasury on Friday to find and reduce tax burdens and review post-financial crisis reforms that banks and insurance companies have said hinder their ability to do business. A White House official said on Thursday that Trump will issue an executive order directing the Treasury on the tax issues. He will also issue two memoranda asking for reviews of two parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law - the Orderly Liquidation Authority that sets out how big banks can wind down during a crisis and the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), which...
  • Cubs’ Todd Ricketts withdraws name for Trump’s Cabinet

    04/19/2017 11:12:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 9 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 04/19/2017 | Lynn Sweet
    Unable to untangle his complex financial holdings to the satisfaction of the Office of Government Ethics, Cubs board member Todd Ricketts, tapped by President Donald Trump to be the Deputy Commerce Secretary, on Wednesday withdrew his nomination, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Ricketts, a Wilmette resident who is a member of the billionaire Ricketts clan, was willing to divest his considerable personal portfolio of holdings, but that was apparently not enough. Some of the Ricketts investments are in family enterprises, including the Cubs.
  • Prosecutors add charge (Unlawful Assmbly-Disordrly Conduct) to man accused of assaulting Betsy DeVos

    04/16/2017 1:11:41 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 18 replies
    On Friday, April 14, the prosecution added a fourth charge to Bilal Askaryar, the NPR contributor and refugee who was accused of assaulting Secretary of Education Betsy Devos. Based on the criminal information filed on Friday, the four charges are: 1. Assault on a police officer 2. Failure to obey officer 3. Simple Assault 4. Unlawful Assembly - Disorderly Conduct A Metropolitan DC police report indicates that count #3 relates to the assault of a cabinet member, presumably SecEd Betsy DeVos. Last month, Askaryar rejected a plea deal in this case. White House records indicate that Askaryar visited the Obama...
  • Trump picks pro-life conservative to lead HHS civil rights office

    04/12/2017 5:06:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 11, 2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    April 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — President Trump has appointed social conservative Roger Severino to head the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a choice celebrated by pro-family advocates and condemned by pro-LGBTQ leftists. Severino, a Harvard Law School graduate who served as director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the conservative Heritage Foundation, has written and published extensively against leftist “gender ideology” and the Obama administration’s promotion of transgenderism in the military. His new boss at HHS is Tom Price, a conservative, pro-life former congressman from Georgia whose...
  • #DEVELOPING: U.S. Housing And Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson Stuck In Elevator At

    04/12/2017 7:57:17 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 47 replies
    twitter.com ^ | March 12
    #DEVELOPING: U.S. Housing and Urban Development secretary Ben Carson reportedly stuck in elevator at Overtown public housing complex
  • Internal BLM Memo Leaked: Trump’s Plan to Make America Great by Expediting Oil, Gas (T)

    04/12/2017 7:42:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/12/2017 | Penny Starr
    A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) internal working document that was leaked and reported on by the liberal Greenwire website spells out in detail President Donald Trump’s plan for making America great again. It lists expanding production of domestic energy resources, supporting law enforcement, the military, and enhancing border security.
  • Donald Trump’s Pick For Top Economic Adviser Is Pro-Immigration, Pro-Outsourcing

    04/10/2017 1:00:41 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 9, 2017 | Penny Star
    President Donald Trump has picked an economic advisor who believes in growing the nation’s economy by importing workers and consumers, and by expanding free-trade outsourcing, despite Trump’s “buy American, hire American” campaign promises. Kevin Hassett is slated to become chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors if he is approved by the Senate’s banking committee. If Hassett is confirmed, that will be a win for the corporatist, business-first faction in Trump’s White House, which fights for influence in the Oval Office against the populist, America-first faction that helped Trump win the election in November.
  • Trump chooses Christian anti-LGBT advocate to replace homosexual army secretary

    04/08/2017 7:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Ecumenical News ^ | April 8, 2017 | Maria Lamorena
    U.S. President Donald Trump has selected a Christian conservative and ex U.S. Army flight surgeon Mark Green to succeed former "out" homosexual U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning. Ex-Army officer and West Point alumnus Mark Green is said to be Trump's top nominee for the post that is currently held by Fanning, reported The Tennesean. Green was part of the Army's special operations team that took former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in 2003. He left the Army in 2006 and went to build and become CEO of AlignMD, a medical staffing firm until 2016 when it was acquired by American Physician...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Finds Half TRILLION Dollars in Errors While Auditing Obama’s Housing Agency

    04/06/2017 12:04:32 PM PDT · by rktman · 211 replies
    hannity.com ^ | 4/6/2017 | unknown
    Dr. Ben Carson has discovered over $500 billion (that's with a 'B') in errors and accounting mistakes during his audit of the Obama administration’s Housing and Urban Development budget. One of Dr. Carson’s first orders after being confirmed as the Secretary of HUD was a thorough audit of the agency, which has been accused of fraud and over-budgeted projects throughout the entire Obama administration. What did the auditors find? Over $520 billion in budgetary mistakes and clerical errors.
  • No 'sea to shining sea' border wall, says Trump homeland security chief Kelly

    04/05/2017 11:56:18 AM PDT · by Coronal · 16 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | April 5, 2017 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told the Senate on Wednesday morning that he doesn't expect construction of a wall the full length of the U.S.-Mexico border — marking the abandonment of a central campaign promise by President Donald Trump. "It's unlikely that we will build wall or a physical barrier from sea to shining sea," Kelly testified to the Senate Homeland Security Committee. "We're not going to build a wall where it doesn't make sense. But we'll do something across the Southwest border." That's a direct contradiction of Trump's vow of a "big, beautiful wall" the full 2,200-mile...
  • Steve Bannon removed from National Security Council in shakeup

    04/05/2017 9:30:37 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 73 replies
    White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been removed from his seat on the National Security Council, reversing one of the most controversial decisions of young Trump administration.
  • Bannon Removed From National Security Council Role in Shakeup [Link Only]

    04/05/2017 8:43:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 272 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Body] ^ | April 5, 2017 | Jennifer Jacobs
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  • Trump donates first quarter salary to National Park Service

    04/03/2017 12:26:17 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/03/17 | LISA HAGEN
    President Trump will donate his first quarter salary to the National Park Service, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced Monday. "The president has spoken with counsel and made the decision to donate his first quarter salary to a government entity," Spicer said at Monday's briefing. Spicer handed a check for $78,333.32 for the National Park Service to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Spicer said the paycheck starts from Jan. 20, when Trump took office, until now.
  • H1-B Not Intended to Replace American Employees, Trump Labor Pick Says

    03/24/2017 6:07:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24, 2017 | John Binder
    President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Labor, Alexander Acosta, said during a congressional hearing that he believed it is “not the intent” to replace American employees with cheaper, foreign ones under the H-1B visa program.
  • The ‘Cornerstone’ Of Interior Dept’s Climate Strategy May Waste Millions On Duplicative Research

    03/22/2017 7:07:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/21/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Science centers that were supposed to be the “cornerstone” of the Department of the Interior’s “climate change response strategy” don’t have the proper controls in place to prevent wasteful spending, according to an internal audit. The inspector general’s office found Interior Department’s climate science centers (CSC) and landscape conservation cooperatives (LCC) could be wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on duplicative research grants. “We found that CSCs and LCCs had no formal process to coordinate the prevention of duplication in research grants, which could limit accessibility of information by Federal, State, local, and private-sector decisionmakers and place DOI at increased risk...
  • Can Trump Drain the Foggy Bottom Swamp?

    03/20/2017 6:38:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 27 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | March 20, 2017 | Bruce Thornton
    Entrenched State Department interests will be tough to defeatPresident Trump has proposed a 31 percent cut in the State Department’s budget, and the denizens of Foggy Bottom are howling. All the usual delusions about diplomacy, foreign aid, “soft power,” and “engagement” are being trotted out to rationalize the $47 billions of taxpayer money State spends. What we don’t hear about are examples of diplomatic successes that would justify maintaining an overfunded bureaucracy mired in internationalist received wisdom. In fact, many of the defenses of “soft power” are positively surreal in their disconnect from reality. Here’s Stephen J. Hadley, national security...
  • House Democrats say DHS is dismissing their deportation complaints

    03/17/2017 11:46:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/17/17 | Nicole Duran
    Latino Democrats in the House complained about Homeland Security Secretary Mike Kelly on Friday for being insensitive and unresponsive to their complaints about the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency's pursuit of illegal aliens. "He was not familiar with some areas of the law that we had questions about," said Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., after Kelly met with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. "He reacted poorly to some of the questions that were asked of him. He did attempt to answer certain questions in a very thoughtful way, but still, many, many questions remain. "And we need to know if ICE agents...
  • Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

    03/17/2017 11:25:58 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    ProPublica ^ | 03/17/2017 | Robert Faturechi
    Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president’s health secretary, according to a person familiar with the office. Tom Price, head of the Department of Health and Human Services, came under scrutiny during his confirmation hearings for investments he made while serving in Congress. The Georgia lawmaker traded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of shares in health-related companies, even as he voted on and sponsored legislation affecting the industry. Price testified at the time that his trades were lawful...
  • Bilal Askaryar, accused of assaulting SecEd Betsy DeVos, rejects plea deal

    03/17/2017 8:37:57 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 27 replies
    AUSA Hankey was present for the Government. The Defense requested a trial date which was set by the Court. The Defense indicated it had rejected a plea offer. Event Scheduled Event: Non-Jury Trial Date: 05/30/2017 Time: 9:30 am Judge: SALERNO, ROBERT A Location: Courtroom 210