Trump Appointments  (Page 1)

Ken Marcus, nominee to head DOE Civil Rights Office, finally to get floor vote

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 4:00pm 5/24/2018 at 4:00pm

Kenneth Marcus is the nominee to lead the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Education.

Marcus is uniquely qualified for the position, we wrote when he was nominated in October 2017:

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Haspel Sworn In as First Female CIA Director

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:59am 5/21/2018 at 11:59am
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Gina Haspel made history today when she became the first female CIA director. From Fox News:

Haspel was confirmed Thursday as CIA director, becoming the first woman to lead the agency after overcoming initial Democratic opposition regarding her role in post-9/11 interrogation and detention practices.

Haspel, who previously served as deputy director and...

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Judicial nominees keep moving through the pipeline

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 18, 2018 at 9:00pm 5/18/2018 at 9:00pm

Pretty much since the 2016 election we’ve been tracking the potential Donald Trump has to fundamentally alter the federal judiciary.

At various times we’ve expressed frustration with the ability of Democrats to slow down the Senate confirmation process. We’ve also recognized that for the most part Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley and Majority...

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Why is there no American Ambassador to Singapore?

https://sg.usembassy.gov/experts-share-best-practices-at-the-authorized-economic-operator-aeo-regional-workshop/
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 6:00pm 5/13/2018 at 6:00pm
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Scott Adams, famed Dilbert cartoonist and political pundit, posed a great question on his most recent podcast: Why is there no American Ambassador to Singapore, the enormously wealth city state that is host the historic peace summit between the United States and North Korea?

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Second Democrat Announces Support For Haspel Nomination As CIA Director

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3:30pm 5/13/2018 at 3:30pm
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A second Democrat senator has announced his support for President Trump’s pick to head the CIA.  Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) issued a statement in support of Gina Haspel.  In doing so, he joins Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) in saying they support her nomination.   Both senators are facing potentially tough reelections this...

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Rule change advances in Senate, will help Trump fill as many judicial vacancies as possible by November 2018 midterms

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:00pm 4/26/2018 at 8:00pm

At one level, Senate Republicans are doing a good job at moving Trump judicial nominees through the committee and confirmation process.

The Senate just confirmed the 15th nominee to a Court of Appeals, Kyle Duncan, about whom Democrats are apoplectic:

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Dr. Ronny Jackson Withdraws as VA Secretary Nominee

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:03am 4/26/2018 at 8:03am
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Dr. Ronny Jackson has withdrawn his name from consideration to lead the Veterans Affairs Department after days of allegations of inappropriate behavior since 2006.

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What’s Going on With Trump’s VA Secretray Nominee Ronny Jackson?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 3:00pm 4/24/2018 at 3:00pm
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The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has postponed a confirmation hearing for Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick for VA Secretary, after allegations of hostile work environments and overprescribing drugs surfaced.

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One year ago – Neil Gorsuch sworn in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 11:00am 4/10/2018 at 11:00am
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Has it really been a year?

Yes, on April 10, 2017, Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Remember, Gorsuch only was nominated for the Scalia seat because Merrick Garland, Obama’s nominee, was not given a Senate hearing much less vote (it’s highly unlikely he would...

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ProPublica retracts story on alleged participation in torture by Trump’s CIA pick Gina Haspel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 16, 2018 at 3:00pm 3/16/2018 at 3:00pm
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After President Donald Trump nominated CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to takeover as director, stories from a year ago circulated about how she was in charge of a secret CIA prison in Thailand that tortured al-Qaeda suspects. The reports contained claims that she even participated.

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Trump Picks Larry Kudlow as New Economic Advisor

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 3:00pm 3/14/2018 at 3:00pm
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Sources have told numerous outlets that President Donald Trump has chosen CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow as his new chief economic advisor. Gary Cohn left that post last week.

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Trump’s CIA Director Pick Gina Haspel Will Likely Face Questions About Role in Torture

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:00pm 3/13/2018 at 5:00pm
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President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this morning and nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take over that role. He also nominated CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to lead the spy agency.

If confirmed, Haspel will become the first woman CIA director. However, she may face a rocky road...

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Trump Fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Nominates CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Replacement

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:55am 3/13/2018 at 8:55am

President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement.

The State Department’s statement said that Tillerson does not know why Trump let him go.

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While you were focused on … Republicans kept moving judicial nominees through pipeline

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 16, 2018 at 9:00pm 2/16/2018 at 9:00pm

This has been another crazy news week, with breaking news after breaking news.

While you were focused on other things, Republicans continued to shepard judicial nominees through the confirmation blockages put in place by Democrats.

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Trump’s ability to reshape the judiciary may be overstated (Part 2 – District Courts)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00pm 1/24/2018 at 7:00pm
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Last Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced 17 Trump judicial nominees, eight of them along an 11–10 partisan split. And yesterday, the White House announced its 10th wave of judicial nominees.

In a January 7 post, I examined Trump’s probable impact on...

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Approaching ramming speed: Senate Judiciary Committee advances 17 judicial nominees

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:30pm 1/18/2018 at 4:30pm
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We long have complained about the slow pace of judicial nominees due to Democrat stalling tactics.

Despite the fact that a record number (12) of appeals court nominees were confirmed last year, there remained a serious backlog to fill over 100 vacancies.

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Kenneth Marcus nomination to head DOE Office for Civil Rights passes Senate HELP Committee

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 12:45pm 1/18/2018 at 12:45pm

The Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee just voted 12-11, on a straight party line vote, to advance the nomination of Kenneth Marcus to become Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Department of Education, the press office of Chair Lamar Alexander has confirmed. The vote took place after...

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