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Zinke chosen for Interior

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December 16, 2016 at 12:01pm

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) has been selected as Interior secretary under Donald Trump.

Rick Perry is Trump’s choice for energy secretary

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December 13, 2016 at 10:33am

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

How draining the swamp works

By Muckety

December 13, 2016 at 9:39am

Exxon Mobil is a client of consulting firm RiceHadleyGates. Money well spent.

Fast-food exec tapped as secretary of labor

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December 8, 2016 at 12:30pm

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

Dole finessed Taiwan call to Trump

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December 7, 2016 at 8:12am

Former senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole helped arrange the controversial call from Taiwan’s president to President-elect Donald Trump, news outlets reported Tuesday.

Trump and Boeing

By Muckety

December 6, 2016 at 10:57am

Bloomberg, eTrade and the other online financial news and trading sites are going to need a new sort of chart tracking both stock prices and Donald Trump’s tweets.

Mattis selected as Trump’s secretary of defense

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December 1, 2016 at 5:21pm

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.

Chao chosen as transportation secretary

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November 30, 2016 at 7:16am

Veteran administrator Elaine Chao is Donald Trump’s choice for transportation secretary.

Ben Carson offered HUD job

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November 23, 2016 at 1:44pm

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

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November 23, 2016 at 7:29am

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

Kochs win Madoff suit

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November 23, 2016 at 7:05am

Koch Industries, owned by the libertarian Koch brothers, will not have to return $21.5 million in profits from the Madoff Ponzi scheme, because the funds were deposited in offshore accounts.

Pompeo chosen to head CIA

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November 18, 2016 at 10:06am

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

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November 18, 2016 at 9:31am

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

Priebus to be Trump’s chief of staff

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November 15, 2016 at 7:22am

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has been named chief of staff to Donald Trump.

Christie aides convicted in GW Bridge case

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November 4, 2016 at 1:23pm

Two people close to Chris Christie were convicted of federal charges Friday in the George Washington Bridge scandal, the New York Times reports.

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize

By Muckety

October 13, 2016 at 6:20am

How does it feel, Bob?

Boehner joins lobby firm

By Muckety

September 20, 2016 at 11:56am

Prominent lobby shop Squire Patton Boggs has added yet another former member of Congress to its payroll.

Mylan CEO on hotseat is daughter of US senator

By Muckety

August 24, 2016 at 6:55pm

Well, this is uncomfortable. Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan Inc., is under the gun for huge increases in compensation at the same time the company upped the cost of one of its products, EpiPren, by more than 400 percent.

Manafort resigns from Trump campaign

By Muckety

August 19, 2016 at 9:51am

Paul Manafort has resigned as chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, just days after the candidate hired a new CEO and campaign manager.

Clinton promises to stop taking foundation donations

By Muckety

August 19, 2016 at 7:34am

Bill Clinton announced Thursday that the Clinton Foundation would stop accepting foreign and corporate donations, the New York Times reported.

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