Trump Appointments  (Page 1)

President Trump Fires Obama’s Anti-Gun Surgeon General

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 5:00pm 4/22/2017 at 5:00pm

President Trump is doing a little spring cleaning, deciding to dismiss U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, who had been appointed by his predecessor.  Murthy had been asked to resign, but declined to do so according to his wife.  The president then fired him.

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Gorsuch Takes Oaths to Become Supreme Court Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:30am 4/10/2017 at 11:30am
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The Honorable Neil Gorsuch took his Constitutional oath in a private ceremony and the Judicial Oath in the Rose Garden today to become the 113th justice of the Supreme Court. From Fox News:

Gorsuch took the Constitutional Oath in a private ceremony, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Supreme Court’s...

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Senate Confirms NEIL GORSUCH

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00am 4/7/2017 at 11:00am

It’s a done deal. Mr. Associate Justice Neal Gorsuch.

BEFORE THE VOTE:

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VIDEO: The History of Democrat Deceit on Judicial Filibusters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 5:00pm 4/6/2017 at 5:00pm

Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, April 7, 2017, on a straight up or down vote.

That up or down vote will happen after Democrats filibustered the nomination by getting 45 Democrats to vote against closing debate.

Republicans then exercised what usually is referred to as the...

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Senate Republican’s exercise Nuclear Option on Gorsuch Nomination

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:45am 4/6/2017 at 10:45am

The Senate Republicans used the “nuclear option” to end the filibuster on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The Senate now has 30 hours to debate before the confirmation vote, which should take place on Friday at 7PM EST.

The Senate voted 55-45 to end the debate with three Democrats...

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Rick Perry to Join National Security Council

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30am 4/6/2017 at 7:30am

Wednesday, the White House issued a memo outlining changes to the administration’s National Security Council. Steven Bannon, former Chief Executive of Breitbart News was removed from the NSC, which will now include former Texas Governor, Rick Perry.

From Houston local news:

WASHINGTON (TRIBUNE) – A new memorandum Wednesday revealed that U.S. Secretary...

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Steve Bannon Cut from National Security Council

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/17/ny-times-donald-trump-shake-hires-breitbart-executive-stephen-k-bannon-top-campaign-post/
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/5/2017 at 1:00pm
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/17/ny-times-donald-trump-shake-hires-breitbart-executive-stephen-k-bannon-top-campaign-post/

A recent revamp of Trump’s National Security Council cut former Breitbart News Chief Executive Steve Bannon’s role entirely.

Bannon’s role as a National Security Advisor was controversial from the get-go.

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Dem base not yet woke to approaching Tsunami of Trump lower court nominations

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-surprises-first-batch-white-house-visitors-n730111
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/29/2017 at 4:30pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-surprises-first-batch-white-house-visitors-n730111

Donald Trump moved fairly quickly in the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to fill the Scalia Seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The hearings have moved more slowly than many of us would have liked, but Mitch McConnell is promising an up or down vote by April 7, regardless of any attempts by...

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Ex-CIA Director: Michael Flynn Discussed Removing Erdogan Foe With Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:48pm 3/24/2017 at 5:48pm

Last week, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn acknowledged that he worked as a foreign agent with the firm Inovo, owned by Turkish-American businessman Ekim Alptekin, who has links to the Turkish government. The firm hired Flynn to investigate Fehtullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric living in Pennsylvania, that President Recep Tayyip...

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Dems threaten Gorsuch filibuster

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 24, 2017 at 8:42am 3/24/2017 at 8:42am
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Chuck Schumer thinks he has the votes to prevent 8 Democratic Senators from voting for cloture on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch, effectively creating a filibuster:

“After careful deliberation I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” Mr. Schumer said, citing concerns over Judge Gorsuch’s...

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Are Senate Democrats Wanting to Cut a Deal Over the Gorsuch Nomination?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 8:22pm 3/22/2017 at 8:22pm

According to Politico, Senate Democrats are hoping to strike a deal with Senate Republicans to ensure Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, is confirmed.

In exchange for confirmation, Politico reports, Democrats “are most likely” to request a deal that would exchange Gorsuch’s confirmation for the preservation of the filibuster...

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Labor Nominee Alexander Acosta Breezes Through Confirmation Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:34pm 3/22/2017 at 6:34pm
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President Trump’s second pick for labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, faced the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today for his confirmation hearing. The hearing lasted three hours. During that time, he defended his recorded as a United States attorney and promised to push back against Trump if he disagrees with ...

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WATCH LIVE: Day 3 of Neil Gorsuch Senate Confirmation Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 9:30am 3/22/2017 at 9:30am
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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will face the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day starting at 9:30 AM EDT.

Today should be the last day of Gorsuch’s testimony. Hearings will continue after today but will feature witnesses both in favor and opposed to Gorsuch’s nomination.

Yesterday, Senate Democrats

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Nevertheless, #HePersisted

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 9:00pm 3/21/2017 at 9:00pm

Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing today was blah, blah, (try to stay awake), (don’t let anyone know you’re snoozing), (Dem Senators made to look foolish), (trite platitudes repeated endlessly on media).

You still with me.

Sure, there were some real moments, but they were entirely focused on Democrat Senators who were made to look...

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Recap: Day 2, Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Afternoon Session

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:40pm 3/21/2017 at 7:40pm
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If you are looking for a run down on the morning sessions, Mary covered that here. The most entertaining moment, courtesy of Senator Durbin, who quickly found himself outmatched and outfacted.

Hearings went late into the evening.

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Gorsuch Makes Minced Meat of Dick Durbin’s Gotcha Attempt

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/21/2017 at 6:30pm
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Today was Day Two in confirmation hearings for Trump Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Senators on the Judiciary Committee took turns spending thirty minutes grilling Gorsuch.

When it was Sen. Durbin’s (D-IL) turn to bat, he flamed out. Gloriously.

“Do you believe that there are ever situations where the cost...

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WATCH: Day 2 Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings, Morning Session

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 9:30am 3/21/2017 at 9:30am
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Yesterday, we heard opening statements from the Senate Judiciary Committee and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Today, Gorsuch will face questions from the senators in 30-minute intervals. The hearing should last 12 hours.

Will Democrats soften their stance on Gorsuch? As CBS pointed out, the Democrats “stressed that Gorsuch has impeccable credentials”...

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