Trump Appointments  (Page 2)

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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10 Democrats Vote Against General McMaster’s Confirmation As National Security Advisor

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/15/2017 at 6:30pm

Wednesday, the Senate voted to confirm General H.R. McMaster as a National Security Advisor to President Trump.

National Security Advisor’s do not typically require Senate approval, but Senate confirmation is required when three and four-star generals change jobs or assignments. McMaster will remain in active duty.

Trump selected McMaster after Mike Flynn resigned...

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Elizabeth Warren howls over Trump replacement of U.S. Attorneys

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 6:15pm 3/12/2017 at 6:15pm
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Elizabeth Warren knows that both Obama and Bill Clinton dismissed U.S. attorneys after taking office. Yet she’s preparing to go to war over Trump doing it. Warren is just doing what she always does best. Playing to the far left base of her party.

Alan Yuhas reports at The Guardian:

Elizabeth Warren says...

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Trump Fires Obama-appointed U. S. Attorney Who Refused To Resign

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/11/2017 at 4:30pm
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked all remaining Obama-appointed U. S. Attorneys to resign.  This is standard procedure when a new president enters the White House, and despite some hand-wringing from the left, is rather unremarkable.  What is raising some questions is Preet Bharara, U. S. Attorney for the southern district of...

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Labor Secretary Nominee Acosta Files Proper Paperwork for Confirmation

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/10/2017 at 4:30pm

President Donald Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has filed his financial disclosure and ethics paperwork a week before his confirmation hearing. The paperwork has shown “an uncomplicated financial situation for the law school dean” and “very few financial entanglements.” The Wall Street Journal continued:

His only apparent encumbrance is tied...

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Interior Secretary Zinke Rides Horse to First Day of Work

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/2/2017 at 12:00pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke caused a splash by riding a horse to his first day of work:

The Hill reported:

He’s an ardent hunter, fisherman and...

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Trump Picks Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 20, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/20/2017 at 4:00pm

President Donald Trump has picked U.S. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser. Acting national security adviser Keith Kellogg will remain as chief of staff to the National Security Council:

“I think that combination is something very, very special,” Trump said of the pair.

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Contender for Education Dept Civil Rights office could skewer SJW campus agenda

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 9:30am 2/19/2017 at 9:30am
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The Department of Education and its sub-agencies appear here to stay (alas), but there is good news.   The “reforms” the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has inflicted—particularly on higher education—over the past eight years may well be in danger.

The Office of Civil Rights is a sub-agency within the Department of Education...

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Trump Chooses Former NLRB Member Alexander Acosta for Labor

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/16/2017 at 1:00pm

President Donald Trump has picked former National Labor Relations Board member Alexander Acosta for his Secretary of Labor.

Trump had to choose another nominee after fast food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew on Wednesday following controversies that surrounded him, which included hiring an illegal immigrant for a housekeeper and accusations of...

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Susan Collins Will Vote No on Scott Pruitt as EPA Director

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/15/2017 at 6:00pm

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has told Maine Public Radio that she will vote against Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. She acknowledged his accomplishments, but the two of them have too many different views when it comes to the EPA:

“Specifically, I have significant concerns that Mr. Pruitt has...

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Andrew Puzder Has Withdrawn From Labor Secretary Nomination

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 3:01pm 2/15/2017 at 3:01pm

The Associated Press has reported that Andrew Puzder has withdrawn as Labor Secretary nominee. He has released this statement:

“After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor,” he said in the statement.

“I am honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to...

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Four GOP Senators Deny CNN Report They Decided to Vote Against Puzder for Labor

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:00am 2/14/2017 at 7:00am

I came across this CNN article that Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder faced many hurdles before his Thursday confirmation hearing because four GOP senators decided to withhold their support. The fast food executive will face the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Thursday.

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National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Resigns

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:43pm 2/13/2017 at 11:43pm

President Donald Trump’s national security advisor Michael Flynn has resigned after he came under fire over his contacts with Russian officials.

The resignation comes after the Justice Department announced that officials had “warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the...

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Senate Confirms Mnuchin for Treasury

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00pm 2/13/2017 at 7:00pm

The Senate has confirmed Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary for President Donald Trump’s Cabinet.

As expected, all Republicans voted for Mnuchin. It was expected to go down party lines, but West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin voted yes as well. The vote ended 53-47.

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