Trump Appointments  (Page 1)

Tom Price, Nikki Haley, Wilbur Ross Faced Senate Hearings for Cabinet

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:30pm 1/18/2017 at 8:30pm

I live blogged Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s senate hearing for the EPA, but three other cabinet choices had their own senate hearings today. That included Rep. Tom Price for Health and Human Services, Wilbur Ross for Commerce, and Nikki Haley for UN.

Obamacare took control of Price’s hear...

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Liberal nightmare: Trump could appoint half federal judiciary

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/18/2017 at 4:00pm

Ballotpedia is one of our favorite reference websites. It is like Wikipedia for politics, but more in-depth and reliable.

Ballotpedia just released a statistical analysis of federal judicial vacancies as Trump enters office, and likely to become available during his term.

That takes on great importance given that Democrats in 2013 busted the filibuster...

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WATCH LIVE: EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Senate Confirmation Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 10:00am 1/18/2017 at 10:00am

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the EPA, will face the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at 10AM EST.

This has potential to become one of the more feisty confirmation hearings because of his ties to everything Democrats hate: fossil fuels, skeptical of man-made climate change,...

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WATCH LIVE: Betsy DeVos Hearing for Education Secretary

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 5:00pm 1/17/2017 at 5:00pm

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, has her confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions at 5PM ET. The Democrats picked her as one of the eight nominees they want to grill the most.

DeVos has remained an advocate for school choice...

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Steve Harvey to Work Towards “Positive Change in Inner Cities” With Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 13, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/13/2017 at 4:00pm
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Comedian Steve Harvey had a meeting at Trump Tower Friday. There, Harvey met with President-elect Trump and Head of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson.

Harvey described Trump as “sincere” and that his only agenda is to work towards positive change in inner cities. Both Chicago and Detroit will be targeted....

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Trump Wants Cabinet Nominees to ‘Express Their Own Thoughts’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 13, 2017 at 1:00pm 1/13/2017 at 1:00pm
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The media has gone ballistic during the first week of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees since the most of them have different views than Trump.

Trump has shown thin skin with those who disagree with him so of course the press has attempted to stir the pot even more,...

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Senate Passes Waiver to Confirm Mattis as Secretary of Defense

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:00pm 1/12/2017 at 7:00pm

The Senate Armed Services Committee passed a waiver by a vote of 24-3 allowing Gen. James Mattis to serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s Secretary of Defense. Becuase he retired from the Marine Corps in 2013, he needed the waiver to bypass a rule stating an individual must be out of the...

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WATCH LIVE: Ben Carson Senate Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 10:00am 1/12/2017 at 10:00am

Former presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Housing and Urban Development Secretary, will have his confirmation hearing today at 10AM ET in front of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Carson turned down Trump’s request to leads the Human and Health Services, but...

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Rubio Tears Into Rex Tillerson During Confirmation Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:30am 1/12/2017 at 8:30am

Meow. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) came out with the claws during the hearing for former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state.

Rubio started by asking Tillerson if he considers Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal. Tillerson, who ran a company that had many deals with...

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Peak Ted Cruz at Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:00pm 1/11/2017 at 9:00pm
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My favorite part of the confirmation hearings so far has been Ted Cruz’s statement opening his questioning of Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions.

It is some of the best 5 minutes of video I’ve seen in a long time, and reminds me of why I supported Cruz during the primaries. And would...

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Cory Booker at Sessions Confirmation Hearing: Hey, look at ME!

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 2:30pm 1/11/2017 at 2:30pm

New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker made “history” today by testifying against a fellow Senator — Jeff Sessions — in a confirmation hearing. I noted yesterday that This must mean Cory Booker is running for President in 2020

This was the first time such Senator against Senator testimony had ever happened. Booker...

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WATCH LIVE: Rex Tillerson Senate Confirmation Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:29am 1/11/2017 at 9:29am

Former CEO ExxonMobil Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State, will face the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today for his confirmation hearing.

You can expect him to face questions about Russia since ExxonMobil has agreed to numerous deals with Russian state companies to drill in the Arctic. Questions will...

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DHS Nominee John Kelly Pleases Both Sides of the Aisle

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7:00am 1/11/2017 at 7:00am

General John Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security, had his Senate confirmation hearing, which went off without a hitch. In fact, Kelly received massive praise from both sides of the aisle

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) considers Kelly a “good choice for Secretary of Homeland Security.”

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Sessions Pledges to Uphold the Law, Objects to Muslim Registry

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 8:44pm 1/10/2017 at 8:44pm

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) faced an all day confirmation hearing for attorney general in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The senators had a blast asking Sessions the same questions over and over. Some asked valid questions while others asked obscure questions that made you scratch your head.

But overall, Sessions promised he...

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This must mean Cory Booker is running for President in 2020

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/10/2017 at 4:00pm
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Does it get more craven than Cory Booker securing his place in history by becoming the first Senator ever to testify against a fellow Senator during confirmation hearing?

It should happen on Wednesday.

Are there not enough people already calling Sessions names that Booker has to add his voice?

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WATCH LIVE: Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing for Attorney General

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9:43am 1/10/2017 at 9:43am

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has begun his confirmation hearing for attorney general. We have a live stream in this post.

This is expected to be one of the most tense confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet. The Democrats will ask Sessions about his record on civil rights and female rights. However,...

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Donald Trump’s Son-in-Law Selected to Serve as Senior Adviser

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 9, 2017 at 6:09pm 1/9/2017 at 6:09pm
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Jared Kushner, husband of Trump’s oldest daughter Ivanka, was appointed a Senior Adviser to president-elect Trump, news outlets reported Monday afternoon.

Kushner married Ivanka in 2009. The couple have three children together. Kushner owns the New York Observer and played a key role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Before assuming the role of...

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