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  • Trump is building a Cabinet ready for political, legal war

    07/22/2017 9:02:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Ass. Press via ^ | July 22, 2017 | Mike Allen
    When President Trump makes more changes in his West Wing (insiders suspect August or September, but who knows?), any new faces are likely to be in the mold of Anthony Scaramucci, age 53, the pugilistic Wall Streeter known as "Mooch" who was named White House communications director, beginning Aug. 15. The announcement: "Scaramucci, a successful entrepreneur, financier, and founder of SkyBridge Capital, ... will oversee the entire communications operation, including message development and strategy. He will report directly to the President." (Usually would report to the chief of staff.) The President is building a wartime Cabinet, for political and legal...
  • Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions

    07/19/2017 6:14:34 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 408 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 Jul 17 | PETER BAKER, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.” In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Sessions’s decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened. “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I...
  • Trump Blasts Sessions For ‘Unfair’ Russia Recusal — ‘Would Have Picked Somebody Else’

    07/19/2017 5:18:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 130 replies
    President Trump lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an interview on Wednesday, saying that he would have picked somebody else for attorney general if he had known that Sessions was going to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. “Sessions should have never recused himself and if he was going to recuse himself he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Trump told The New York Times.
  • Trump Remaking State Dept to Reflect ‘America First,’ “DoS Officials Nervous”

    07/15/2017 2:15:11 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 48 replies
    Geller Report ^ | July 15, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    The State Department is has long been compromised – State Department careerists work for the countries they are assigned to, not to America and that’s the problem. The State Department is the problem. We need patriots and freedom lovers in state craft, not Muslim Brotherood lackeys. The State Department is has long been compromised – State Department careerists work for the countries they are assigned to, not to America and that’s the problem. The State Department is the problem. We need patriots and freedom lovers in state craft, not Muslim Brotherood lackeys. The left-leaning Hill are quaking in their...
  • GOP Sen. Tillis Blocks Donald Trump’s DHS Nominee To Get More H-2B Workers

    07/12/2017 9:29:07 AM PDT · by johnk · 77 replies ^ | 11 Jul 2017 | by NEIL MUNRO
    North Carolina GOP Sen. Thom Tillis is demanding the Department of Homeland Security hand over more H-2B worker visas before he allows Senate approval of a top homeland security official. President Donald Trump has appointed Lee Francis Cissna to serve as director of the DHS’s critical U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency. The agency is responsible for screening arrivals and immigrants to prevent jihad attacks and other terrorism. Cissna has been approved by the Senate committee, but he won’t get a Senate approval vote soon because Tillis asked the GOP’s leader to put a so-called “hold” on the nomination. Tillis...
  • Gary Cohn is reportedly the top pick to take over for Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair

    07/12/2017 6:07:57 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/12/17 | Bob Bryan
    National Economic Council director and President Donald Trump's top economic advisor, Gary Cohn, is the leading candidate to take over the top job at the Federal Reserve, according to a report from Politico. Politico's Ben White and Victoria Guida said Tuesday that if Cohn wants the job currently occupied by Chair Janet Yellen, it's his to take, according to four sources close to the replacement search. Cohn had been reportedly leading up the search for someone to take over for Yellen when her term expires in February 2018. Reports also suggested that Cohn may be interested in the job.
  • California and 17 other states sue Education Secretary DeVos for delaying new student-loan rules

    07/06/2017 11:28:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 6, 2017 | by Jim Puzzanghera
    California and 17 other states on Thursday sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, alleging she unlawfully delayed new federal regulations designed to protect student loan borrowers from being ripped off by for-profit colleges and other schools. The rules, which would have made it easier for students to have loans forgiven if they were defrauded or deceived, were developed by the Obama administration and had been set to take effect last Saturday. But last month DeVos delayed their implementation and launched an effort to rewrite them, arguing they were unfair to students and schools while putting taxpayers at risk for “significant costs.”...
  • Senators tell Trump to hurry up and appoint more ambassadors after trip to Afghanistan

    07/05/2017 3:00:10 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 7/5/17 | Geoff Earle
    A bipartisan group of senators visiting war-torn Afghanistan is urging President Donald Trump not to ignore the diplomatic side of U.S. efforts and and calling for ambassadors in place. Afghanistan is itself one of a raft of nations where the administration has not yet put forward an ambassador nomination. The U.S. currently has more than 8,000 troops there as the weak central government battles the Taliban. 'You are not going to win this war just though more bombing ... and we don't have the focus we need to make sure that whatever military surge we engage in is accompanied by...
  • German audience laughs after Trump Cabinet member's address cut off

    06/28/2017 9:00:26 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | The Hill
    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's video address to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's political party's business conference in Berlin was cut off on Tuesday after Ross went over his time limit, prompting conference attendees to laugh and cheer. Ross's video feed at the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) conference was faded out after roughly 20 minutes for going over his time limit, according to Bloomberg. Attendees then began to applaud and laugh at the move. "That was the U.S. secretary of commerce, who had promised us a 10-minute statement," the head of CDU Economic Council Werner Bahlsen said.
  • EPA moves to kill Waters of the U.S. rule

    06/27/2017 12:30:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Trump administration on Tuesday began the process of formally rescinding the highly controversial “Waters of the U.S.” rule, an Obama-era regulation that gave Washington broad powers over streams and other small bodies of water across the country. The rule, put forth in 2015 but subsequently stayed by the Supreme Court before going into effect, was one of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s top targets when he took the helm at the agency. President Trump earlier this year signed an executive order directing Mr. Pruitt to review the rule, and with Tuesday’s action, the EPA says it’s finalized that review and...
  • Paving the path to U.S. energy dominance

    06/26/2017 7:53:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2017 | Rick Perry and Ryan Zinke and Scott Pruitt
    ‘Energy Week’ highlights the role of American resources in securing prosperity This week, the Trump administration is hosting “Energy Week” to discuss with state, tribal, business and labor leaders how we can pave the path forward toward U.S. energy dominance. This is a truly amazing moment in the energy sector, and President Trump is seeking to capitalize on the opportunity for the betterment of the American economy and our citizens. For the first time in four decades, the energy story in the United States is about becoming an energy exporter and no longer about peak resources or being beholden to...
  • Trump officially nominates Christopher Wray as FBI director

    06/26/2017 8:04:40 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 26, 2017 | Josh Siegel
    President Trump has submitted to the Senate the nomination of Christopher Wray for FBI director, the White House announced Monday night. If confirmed for a 10-year term, Wray would replace James Comey, who Trump fired in May. (snip) Wray, 50, a white-collar criminal defense attorney, previously led the Justice Department's Criminal Division during two years — 2003 to 2005 — of President George W. Bush's administration. In private practice, Wray's most recent work, he represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the "Bridgegate" scandal, in which two of Christie's aides were given prison sentences after closing down the George Washington...
  • Trump’s Agriculture Secretary Leading 22-Agency Task Force to Reignite Rural America,

    06/17/2017 10:48:06 AM PDT · by jcon40 · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 16, 2017 | Penny Starr
    In keeping with President Donald Trump’s executive order establishing the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue launched the effort on Thursday along with representatives from 22 federal agencies that are taking on the wide-ranging initiative. The task force will work to find ways to increase jobs, housing and educational opportunities for America’s rural communities, and to remove obstacles, such as burdensome regulations, and to improve infrastructure and access to technology. advertisement The task force held its inaugural meeting in Washington, D.C., and attendees included Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, Secretary of...
  • Why the Trump Cabinet Meeting Annoyed the Drive-Bys So Much (Long article)

    06/13/2017 2:06:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | June 13, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look, I don’t want to start off here with a nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah See, I Told You So, but, man, I called it. I predicted it. Yesterday we had the cabinet meeting, and it was amazing. It was the first cabinet meeting with every cabinet secretary there. It’s taken this long to have them all confirmed. So they’re there, and it started out with each cabinet secretary, like the first day back in school from the summer. What you did during the summer; who you are; who’s your neighbor, what have you been working on; what are you gonna be working...
  • Donald Trump’s Cabinet Love-In Reveals Why He Is a Political Genius: It's All About The Base

    06/13/2017 12:42:40 PM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    Bingo Byte ^ | June 13 2017
    Witness the genius of Donald Trump – his courage and his political acumen. He doesn’t mind that by forcing members of his cabinet to genuflect before him with declarations of adoration. That the scene, played out before the cameras, seemed absurd to you or to me concerns him not a jot. Where some may see an isolated resident slowly stringing himself up with and reckless provocations – can the rumours of him pondering a defenestration of Robert Mueller, the special counsel looking into the Russia affair, really be true? – he knew exactly what he was doing. He was tending...

    06/13/2017 6:15:51 AM PDT · by shortstop · 89 replies ^ | 06/13/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    It smelled like North Korea. Yesterday, at the “cabinet meeting,” as some of the most powerful people on earth went around the table competing to see who could kiss their boss’s ass the most lavishly. It smelled like those propaganda videos that come out of North Korea, where insane smiles and frenetic clapping break out every time the nut job with the hairdo has a bowel movement. By the time the meeting at the White House got to the chief of staff talking about being “blessed,” it had taken on the air of worship. It was a gimme to the...
  • Trump Holds First Meeting with Upbeat Cabinet

    06/12/2017 2:05:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | June 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So they’re having a cabinet meeting in the White House right now. Did you know that this is June the 12th, and this is the first full cabinet meeting that Donald Trump has held, has presided over? There have been cabinet meetings prior to this, but this is the first one when every cabinet secretary is there, meaning it took this long for the Senate to confirm them all — a Republican-controlled Senate! It took them six months to confirm Trump’s cabinet! The Drive-Bys are out there worrying and whining and moaning about the slow pace of Trump filling...
  • Trump to announce plan to privatize air traffic control: reports

    06/05/2017 7:45:06 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies ^ | 6/4/17 | Brandon Carter
    President Trump will reportedly introduce a plan on Monday to privatize the air traffic control functions of the Federal Aviation Administration this week as part of a broader push for infrastructure reform. The Washington Post reports that Trump will instruct Congress to pursue privatizing air traffic control and spin it off into a nonprofit corporation. Trump could send principles for the plan to Congress as early as this week, according to the report. Trump will be joined by the CEOs of several major airlines as he makes his air traffic control announcement, ABC News reported Sunday evening.
  • President meets with EPA chief on Paris climate pact

    05/30/2017 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/30/17 03:36 PM EDT | Timothy Cama
    President Trump met with his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief ahead of his decision on whether to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate change agreement. White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced the Tuesday meeting between the president and Scott Pruitt and said Paris was on the agenda. “This is a subject that the president is spending a great deal of time on, and one that he spoke to the G7 members about during their meetings,” Spicer told reporters on Tuesday, referring to last week’s summit of the Group of Seven leaders in Sicily, where Trump faced pressure...
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Rides With Rolling Thunder (Video)

    05/29/2017 2:21:37 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 26 replies ^ | May 29, 2017 | sundance
    OK, there were a lot of requests for a picture of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson riding his motorcycle in the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day tribute. Yesterday we shared the video from the rally location just prior to the Noon start of the kickoff ride. However, T-Rex didn’t want to create a stir or draw attention away from the purpose of the event – so he was his customary self, low key. That said, after pouring through video footage I FOUND HIM.