Stories in the category Politics
December 7, 2016 at 7:16am
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.
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.
December 5, 2016 at 3:27pm
Looking back, it was a remarkable story, perhaps the most remarkable of the entire presidential campaign. As much as anything before or after, it helps us understand how we elected Donald Trump president.
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.
November 30, 2016 at 9:00am
Today’s billionaires-in-the-cabinet count: One and a fraction, not including the boss.
November 30, 2016 at 6:53am
Steven Mnuchin, the national finance chairman for the Trump presidential campaign, is Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, the New York Times reports.
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.
November 23, 2016 at 7:29am
Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
November 22, 2016 at 6:03am
In the old media world, we would have headlined this story: “The Making of the President 2016.”
November 19, 2016 at 8:49am
Betsy DeVos, former chair of the Michigan Republican Party and a vocal advocate of charter schools, reportedly is under consideration for education secretary.
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.
November 18, 2016 at 9:31am
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general.
November 18, 2016 at 8:07am
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has reportedly accepted Donald Trump’s offer to become the next national security adviser.
November 16, 2016 at 10:44am
Rudy Giuliani as secretary of state? Beyond his combustible behavior in recent months, his business dealings present an array of potential conflicts.
November 16, 2016 at 5:30am
All is not copacetic in the Trump camp.
November 15, 2016 at 7:06am
Donald Trump’s choice of Steve Bannon to be his chief strategist has sparked widespread denunciatiations from civil rights groups.
November 9, 2016 at 6:06pm
Donald Trump’s myriad business interests, the Washington Post points out, present potential conflicts without precedent in the White House.
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.
October 22, 2016 at 6:47am
Who could have foreseen, in the country’s nascent days, that generations would learn or re-learn American history through a Broadway musical in which the founding fathers sing hip-hop?
October 20, 2016 at 6:00am
Surprisingly, in a debate addressing international affairs, the word “elite” was never uttered Wednesday night.