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  • Betsy DeVos and Democrats urge Congress to hold hearings on school shootings

    02/17/2018 3:20:20 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb 17, 2018 | Erica L Green
    A chorus of Democratic lawmakers have joined the education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in calling for Congress to act after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla. In a letter on Friday, all 17 Democrats on the House Education Committee urged Representative Virginia Foxx, the committee’s chairwoman, to convene hearings on school shootings, describing them as a “public health epidemic.” “Wednesday’s preventable tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, resulted in the deaths of at least 17 students and faculty,” the letter said. “Sadly, since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School...
  • Jeff Sessions: We Are Ending ‘Executive Branch Legal Activism’

    02/16/2018 5:29:55 AM PST · by davikkm · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday that the Department of Justice was ending the “executive branch legal activism” of the previous administration, while also fighting the judicial activism of liberal judges. “I think the department did become too political” under President Barack Obama, Sessions said. “Essentially, it was executive branch legal activism. They would take cases or regulations or statutes and expand or redefine the meaning of words in them to advance the agenda that they thought ought to be advanced — an agenda that often had zero chance of passing Congress, where...
  • Opinion: President Trump must dump John Kelly in what's become a no-win situation

    02/14/2018 11:24:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    CNBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by Jake Novak
    The Rob Porter domestic abuse scandal is more than just another bout of bad publicity for the White House. It's an actual dilemma that leaves President Donald Trump with no great options, only differing levels of bad choices. But every sensible choice includes chief of staff John Kelly leaving the White House. The key is what Kelly knew about the evidence of Porter's domestic abuse record, when he knew it, and what he did about it when he did know it. That leaves Kelly stepping down quietly and the president not commenting about it as the least bad scenario. It's...
  • Steve Mnuchin: Treasury will crack down on carried-interest loophole......

    02/14/2018 9:02:11 AM PST · by caww · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/14/2018 | by Joseph Lawler |
    The Treasury Department and IRS will seek to prevent hedge funds from exploiting the new tax law to cut their taxes through carried interest, Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday in congressional testimony. Mnuchin was responding to the news reported earlier in the morning by Bloomberg that hedge funds are setting up Delaware LLCs in large numbers to try to avoid the law's limitation on carried interest.
  • Mulvaney Responds to Reports About John Kelly's Future at WH

    02/12/2018 5:23:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | February 12, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney responded Sunday to reports that he’s being considered to replace White House Chief of Staff John Kelly after the retired general faced backlash over the way he handled Staff Secretary Rob Porter’s departure over domestic abuse allegations. “Absolutely not,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I think all of these stories about replacing General Kelly are mostly being fed by people who are unhappy that they’ve lost access to the president under General Kelly’s leadership,” he added. “I'm extraordinarily pleased with the job the chief has been doing. … I think the president is...
  • Ben Carson, or the tale of the disappearing cabinet secretary.

    02/11/2018 7:41:38 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/11/2018 | Ben Terris
    Carson is an acclaimed neurosurgeon who oversees a large government agency for which he has no particular qualifications and in this way represents the grand theme of the Trump administration. He, like the president, came to power by promising that an outsider would have the "common sense" it takes to cure what ails us. And so, while conservative gadfly Armstrong Williams played host to this party at the Monocle restaurant, it was Carson everyone came to see. "There's never been a time in the history of the world where a society became divided like this and did well," Carson said...
  • Ryan Zinke Hits Back at Claims of Tension with Trump, Calls Him ‘Best Boss I’ve Ever Worked For’

    01/22/2018 5:45:11 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | IAN MASON
    Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke joined Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM where he downplayed a report that President Donald Trump has turned on him after his controversial decision to remove Florida from consideration for his agency’s offshore oil and gas leasing program. That report, from Axios, claimed Trump is “angry” about the move and described it as a “mistake.” A former Interior Department official is quoted calling Zinke’s decision “clumsy” and an “unforced error.” Zinke countered the unnamed source’s characterization of the incident, describing his relationship with President Trump as “great,” telling Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House,...
  • Making School Lunch Edible Again

    01/10/2018 9:41:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | January 10, 2018 | Kerri Toloczko
    For years after Michelle Obama’s ironically named Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, students at Penn-Trafford High School in Harrison City, Pennsylvania staged an accidental trash can rebellion. As in many districts, waste management companies were the only winners as students dumped lunch into the garbage. For this school year, Penn-Trafford High School instead tossed Mrs. Obama’s school lunch plan and now President Trump is doing the same on a national scale. As with any policy created by coercive utopians to control personal choices, nothing about the Obama plan made sense. Kids, parents and school districts hated it, and its...
  • Schumer succeeds in obstructing key DOJ nominees

    01/09/2018 12:12:46 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Powerline ^ | January 8,2017 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Washington Post reports that “nearly a year into President Trump’s administration, the Justice Department lacks Senate-confirmed appointees in leadership posts running the national security, criminal, civil rights and other key divisions.” “The problem shows no sign of abating anytime soon,” the Post adds. The Post is correct. Not only are key leadership posts vacant, but it now appears they will remain vacant until at least the Spring. Moreover, this creates a serious problem. William Barr, a former Attorney General told the Post that “anyone who has worked in an administration knows how damaging it is” not to have key...
  • Camp David attendee list for this weekend.

    01/06/2018 3:26:59 PM PST · by SteveH · 33 replies
    B75434425 ^ | 1/5/2017 | qanon via @b75434425
    Bā€¸ @B75434425 #qanon Camp David attendee list for this weekend. Participants: President Donald J. Trump Vice President Mike Pence Senators/Members: Senate Majority Leader McConnell Senate Majority Whip Cornyn Speaker Paul Ryan House Majority Leader McCarthy House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Cabinet Arriving Saturday Morning: Secretary Rex Tillerson, Department of State Secretary Jim Mattis, Department of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Department of Homeland Secutiry Secretary Betsy Devos, Department of Education Director Mike Pompeo, Central Intelligence Agency Director Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Administrator Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Dep Sec Jeffrey Rosen,...
  • President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration

    01/04/2018 6:19:07 AM PST · by ransomnote · 17 replies ^ | January 3, 2018 | Donald Trump
    President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Holly W. Greaves of the District of Columbia, to be the Chief Financial Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. Greaves is a former senior manager at the public accounting firm KPMG LLP, where she provided auditing and advisory services to cabinet-level Federal agencies. She has extensive knowledge of Federal financial and IT environments, Federal accounting standards, and the laws and regulations applicable to financial management and operations. Ms. Greaves was a lead developer for industry-specific training content for KPMG’s Federal...
  • Trump ICE pick: Politicians who run sanctuary cities should be charged with crimes

    01/02/2018 10:07:36 PM PST · by bitt · 40 replies ^ | 1/2/2018 | Brandon Conradis
    President Trump's pick to run Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Tuesday called for a crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, saying politicians who help run them should be charged with crimes. In an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said the Department of Justice needs "to file charges against the sanctuary cities" and "hold back their funding." Homan, who was announced in December as President Trump's pick to permanently run the agency, went on to say that politicians enforcing sanctuary city policies need to be held "personally accountable." "We gotta take [sanctuary cities] to court,...
  • Panel on Trump: I Can do whatever i want with Justice Department.

    01/01/2018 3:22:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 29/12/17
    Commentary at 2:20
  • Words banned at CDC were also banned at other HHS agencies: report

    12/16/2017 10:20:58 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Multiple agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have reportedly been told by the Trump administration that they cannot use certain phrases in official documents. Officials from two HHS agencies, who asked that their names and agencies remain anonymous, told The Washington Post that they had been given a list of "forbidden" words similar to the one given to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A second HHS agency was told not to use the phrases “entitlement,” “diversity” and “vulnerable," in documents. It was also told to use "ObamaCare" as opposed to the "Affordable Care Act" and...
  • Trump's Regulatory Rollback: Not 2 to 1, but 22 to 1!

    12/17/2017 5:48:52 PM PST · by WisconsinRep · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 December 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    In his first 11 months in office, President Donald Trump is keeping another of his campaign promises: reducing regulations so that the economy can breathe again. Speaking in the Roosevelt Room — an irony that may have been intended — Trump summarized brilliantly exactly how the greatest economic miracle in history got bogged down: Congress has abandoned much of its responsibility to legislate [see Article I, Section I of the U.S. Constitution: “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States”], and has instead given unelected regulators ... extraordinary power to control the lives...
  • Senate confirms Kirstjen Nielsen to head Homeland Security

    12/05/2017 5:20:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    See BS ^ | 12/5/17
    The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Deputy White House chief of staff Kirstjen Nielsen as President Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security.Senators approved Nielsen's nomination, 62-37, on Tuesday. Nielsen, 45, is a former DHS official who is considered a protege of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a former DHS secretary.Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called Nielsen a qualified candidate with the talent and experience to succeed. As a former DHS chief of staff, Nielsen understands the department's daily operations and is ready to lead on her first day, McConnell said.Democrats complained that Nielsen lacks the experience...
  • Who is Trump considering to replace Rex Tillerson?

    11/30/2017 11:18:22 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/30/2017 | Kylie Atwood
    The White House has drafted and is circulating a plan for the exit of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, CBS News confirms. The plan is for Tillerson, who has been on the job for less than a year, to be replaced by the current CIA director, Mike Pompeo. The White House has not yet decided who would replace Pompeo, but names under consideration include Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Robert Harward, former deputy commander of U.S. Central Command. The CIA has no comment on this report. Cotton is trusted by the president and has advised Mr. Trump on foreign policy...
  • White House Envisions Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks

    11/30/2017 6:50:16 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/30/2017 | Baker and Haberman
    The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, within the next several weeks, senior administration officials said on Thursday. Mr. Pompeo would be replaced at the C.I.A. by Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas who has been a key ally of the president on national security matters, according to the White House plan. Mr. Cotton has signaled that he would accept the job if offered, said the officials, who insisted on anonymity to discuss...

    11/30/2017 7:20:45 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 117 replies ^ | 11/30/17 | Laura Ingraham
    from Laura Ingraham
  • Reports: Tillerson will be out at State Department within weeks

    11/30/2017 7:18:01 AM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    WLWT5 ^ | nov 30, 2017 | Dan Stefano
    A succession plan appears to be in place after a year of a strained relationship between President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to reports. CIA Director Mike Pompeo is in line to take over as the nation's top diplomat "within the next several weeks," The New York Times says, citing senior White House officials.