Stories tagged with Trump administration

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.

The moneyed, conservative universe of Betsy DeVos

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 19, 2016 at 8:49am   |   0 Comments

Betsy DeVos, former chair of the Michigan Republican Party and a vocal advocate of charter schools, reportedly is under consideration for education secretary.

Pompeo chosen to head CIA

By Muckety   |   November 18, 2016 at 10:06am   |   0 Comments

U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Kansas Republican active in the Tea Party movement, has been chosen by Donald Trump as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Trump picks Jeff Sessions for attorney general

By Muckety   |   November 18, 2016 at 9:31am   |   0 Comments

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general.

Flynn tapped as national security adviser

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 18, 2016 at 8:07am   |   0 Comments

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has reportedly accepted Donald Trump’s offer to become the next national security adviser.

The many barriers to Secretary of State Rudy Giuliani

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 16, 2016 at 10:44am   |   0 Comments

Rudy Giuliani as secretary of state? Beyond his combustible behavior in recent months, his business dealings present an array of potential conflicts.

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