Stories tagged with Trump administration

Greatest contortionist of Trump White House is gone

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 18, 2017 at 12:27pm   |   0 Comments

Steve Bannon, chief strategist and senior counselor to President Donald Trump, is leaving the administration.

More names join Trump’s list of dearly and not so dearly departed

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 14, 2017 at 11:34am   |   0 Comments

Merck chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier is resigning from the Donald Trump’s manufacturing council because of the president’s failure to condemn white supremacists and their actions in Charlottesville, VA.

New record for shortest tenure in Trump administration

By Muckety   |   July 31, 2017 at 1:53pm   |   0 Comments

Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director, the New York Times reports.

Priebus is out

By Muckety   |   July 28, 2017 at 4:36pm   |   0 Comments

Reince Priebus has been forced out as President Trump’s chief of staff.

Sean Spicer quits

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 21, 2017 at 12:48pm   |   0 Comments

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday, after a disagreement with President Trump about the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as new communications director.

Flynn partner hires law firm experienced in corruption cases

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 20, 2017 at 1:37pm   |   0 Comments

Bijan Kian, former business partner of Michael Flynn, has brought in a law firm with a history of representing people embroiled in government corruption cases.

Mueller named special counsel in Russia probe

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 18, 2017 at 6:45am   |   0 Comments

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been named special counsel to oversee the Justice Department’s probe into Trump campaign ties to Russia.

Lobby firms find a place in the Trump administration

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 2, 2017 at 9:11am   |   0 Comments

After the election, the Trump camp pledged that applicants for high posts in the administration would have to provide proof that they were not registered lobbyists.

Dow Chemical wants help from the White House

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 21, 2017 at 5:56am   |   0 Comments

Dow Chemical is lobbying the Trump administration to ignore federal scientists’ findings that a group of pesticides pose an environmental danger, the Associated Press reports.

Ayotte joins News Corp. board

By Muckety   |   April 3, 2017 at 11:17am   |   0 Comments

Not that corporate board seats are ever political appointments, but Kelly Ayotte, former Republican senator from New Hampshire, has been named a director of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

In a typical cabinet, Elaine Chao would be one of the richest

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 12, 2017 at 8:37am   |   0 Comments

When critics complain about the big-money nominees in Donald Trump’s cabinet, they focus on billionaire investor Wilbur Ross (Commerce), Amway in-law Betsy DeVos (Education), former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson (State) and Goldman Sachs alum Steve Mnuchin (Treasury).

Members of black caucus speaking against Sessions as attorney general

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 10, 2017 at 12:23pm   |   0 Comments

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including fellow Sen. Cory Booker and civil rights icon John Lewis, are expected to testify at the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions.

Icahn to advise Trump on regulatory issues

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 22, 2016 at 11:00am   |   0 Comments

Reform, as defined by the incoming administration, can usually be translated as “less government involvement.”

Rick Perry is Trump’s choice for energy secretary

By Muckety   |   December 13, 2016 at 10:33am   |   0 Comments

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been tapped as the Trump administration’s first energy secretary.

Fast-food exec tapped as secretary of labor

By Muckety   |   December 8, 2016 at 12:30pm   |   0 Comments

Andrew F. Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, is Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Labor.

Mike McCaul campaigns hard for homeland security post

By Gary Jacobson   |   December 7, 2016 at 7:16am   |   0 Comments

Texas Rep. Mike McCaul wants the job - secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - badly. His actions the past few days seem like an all-out campaign to convince president-elect Donald Trump that he’s the right person for the cabinet post.

Mattis selected as Trump’s secretary of defense

By Muckety   |   December 1, 2016 at 5:21pm   |   0 Comments

James Mattis, former chief of U.S. Central Command, has been chosen as the Trump administration’s nominee for secretary of defense, the Washington Post reports.

A basket of billionaires

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 30, 2016 at 9:00am   |   0 Comments

Today’s billionaires-in-the-cabinet count: One and a fraction, not including the boss.

Ben Carson offered HUD job

By Muckety   |   November 23, 2016 at 1:44pm   |   0 Comments

Former presidential candidate Ben Carson has been offered the post of secretary of housing and urban development, the New York Times reports.

Nikki Haley selected as UN ambassador

By Muckety   |   November 23, 2016 at 7:29am   |   0 Comments

Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

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