April 15, 2021

Alabama Secretary Of State Drops Senate Bid After Being Confronted With Affair

April 08, 2021 9:18 AM ET Republican Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced Wednesday that he would not run for Senate after admitting to an affair. Merrill initially denied the affair but admitted to it after AL.com reporters obtained audio of him speaking over the phone with his mistress. National File first reported the…

Brain Freeze: Biden Struggles to Name His Secretary of Defense During Speech

President Joe Biden struggled to name of his Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, during an event marking International Women’s Day at the White House on Monday. Biden spoke at a White House event highlighting his nomination of two women General Officers for positions as four-star Combatant Commanders — Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost and Army…

Watch: Joe Biden’s Transgender Nominee for Assistant Health Secretary Faces Senate Hearing

Rachel Levine, who is often described as a transgender woman, faces a nomination hearing at 10 a.m. on Thursday before a U.S. Senate Committee. President Joe Biden nominated Levine for the top management job as the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Levine is a doctor and will…

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Resigns: ‘Impressionable Children Are Watching All This’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigned Thursday, citing the president’s role in inspiring his supporters to riot in the Capitol on Wednesday. “Impressionable children are watching all this, and they are learning from us,” DeVos wrote in her resignation letter sent to the president on Thursday night. The news was first reported by the Wall Street…

‘Psaki Projects Total Fear’: Megyn Kelly Says Press Secretary ‘Lacks The Courage’ To ‘Call Cuomo’s Lie A Lie’

February 21, 2021 8:04 PM ET Independent journalist Megyn Kelly criticized White House press secretary Jen Psaki, saying Sunday that she didn’t have the courage to call out Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “Psaki projects total fear in every exchange. Her meekness is maddening. So I guess we shouldn’t be surprised she lacks the…

Biden’s Deputy Press Secretary Resigns After Drama Over Allegations That He Intimidated Politico Reporter

White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo resigned Saturday after a story surfaced accusing him of demeaning and intimidating a Politico reporter. Ducklo reportedly tried to kill a story, which has since become public, about his relationship with Axios reporter Alexi McCammond, who previously covered Biden’s campaign. He “lashed out” at Politico reporter Tara Palmeri…

Senate Confirms Antony Blinken as Joe Biden’s Secretary of State

The Senate confirmed Antony Blinken as secretary of state on Tuesday, a position that makes him the top official in President Joe Biden’s cabinet. Blinken, a longtime Biden aide who served as deputy national security adviser and deputy secretary of state under former President Barack Obama, was confirmed 78–22, with all votes against Blinken coming…

REPORT: Biden Considering Last-Minute Republican Pick For Commerce Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden is considering several Republican picks for commerce secretary, Axios reported Tuesday. Biden’s potential pick would be designed to send a message to Republicans that Biden is listening to their concerns on international trade and economic troubles, according to Axios. Biden has already fleshed out a large portion of his cabinet, including his…

Report: Joe Biden to Tap California AG Xavier Becerra for HHS Secretary

Former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) as his nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), reported the New York Times on Sunday. Both Politico and NBC News confirmed the report. If confirmed, Becerra, 62, would be the first Latino to lead HHS. Becerra…

Clinton Labor Secretary Wants A ‘Truth And Reconciliation Commission’ To ‘Erase Trump’s Lies’

Former Clinton Administration Secretary of Labor called for a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” that would “erase Trump’s lies.” “When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” Robert Reich tweeted Saturday. (RELATED: Clinton Labor Secretary: Republicans In Congress Think Trump Is A Lunatic And Will IMPEACH Him) “It would erase Trump’s lies,…

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Says Secretary Of State Has Not Ordered Signature Audit

Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has not yet ordered a signature audit, saying by law Raffensperger is the only one in the state who can order it. Kemp was interviewed on Fox News and asked about a signature audit, to which he put the blame on Raffensperger, saying…

Actions Have Consequences – Red Hen Restaurant Refusal to Serve Press Secretary Leads To Drop in Town Tourism…

The Associated Press is reporting that a Virginia tourism board is initiating an emergency fund to compensate for a significant drop in business as a result of the Red Hen Restaurant refusing to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Stephanie Wilkinson and family, owners of Red Hen restaurant. LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — A […]

USDA Secretary Perdue: President Trump Stands with American Farmers.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue used a sports analogy in a USA Today op-ed last week to explain how President Donald Trump’s trade agenda supports American farmers. “In the Olympics, if opposing athletes continuously broke the rules while the officials let them get away with it, American fans would want our coaches to […]

Pompeo becomes U.S. secretary of state as North Korea, Middle East issues await.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state on Thursday, and the former CIA director set off immediately on a trip to meet key allies in Europe and the Middle East. Pompeo, a former Army officer who was a Republican congressman, is regarded as a Trump loyalist […]

On Twitter, Donald Trump Announces Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State; Rex Tillerson Out.

President Donald Trump announced that CIA director Mike Pompeo would be the new Secretary of State, replacing former Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job!” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!” Pompeo has […]

BREAKING: Rex Tillerson OUT As Secretary of State, Replacement Named.

After a series of reported disagreements with President Donald Trump, former Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson is out as Secretary of State. President Trump announced on Tuesday morning via Twitter that Tillerson would be replaced by Mike Pompeo, the current director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Heading the CIA will now be Gina Haspel, […]

Tom Price Out as HHS Secretary

After those embarrassing reports about his travel expenses, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is exiting the Trump administration. "Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his resignation earlier today and the President accepted" — Burgess Everett (@burgessev) September 29, 2017 Price was outed this week as having used private jets for […]

Alexander Acosta Our New Secretary of Labor

The first Hispanic and Cuban American member of President Trump’s cabinet. Rene Alexander “Alex” Acosta, age 48, was confirmed by the Senate as Secretary of the Department of Labor. He is married to Jan, has two children, and lives in Coral Gables, Florida. On April 28, 2017, Alex Acosta was confirmed by the Senate as […]

Senate Confirms DeVos As Education Secretary After Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Vote

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence cast the first tie-breaking vote ever for a Cabinet-level nominee Tuesday for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, confirming her as the next education secretary. The vote came after Democrats held the floor for more than 24 hours of debate criticizing DeVos over her qualifications for the job. Two Republicans, Lisa […]

Senate confirms Tillerson as secretary of State

The Senate on Wednesday approved Rex Tillerson to lead President Trump’s State Department, despite a late effort by Democrats to slow down the nomination. Tillerson was approved in a 56-43 vote. Though Democrats largely lined up against Tillerson, he got some Democratic support. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Mark Warner (Va.) and […]

Senate Committee Approves DeVos for Education Secretary

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary Tuesday morning, advancing her nomination to the full Senate for a final confirmation vote. DeVos, one of President Trump’s more controversial Cabinet picks, was confirmed along party lines, 12-11. Democrats have hammered the Michigan billionaire for her lack of experience […]

Gen. Mattis Confirmed in Senate Vote As Secretary of Defense

Gen. James Mattis has been confirmed by the Senate by an overwhelming margin to become our next Secretary of Defense. He is the first confirmed member of Trump’s cabinet. So far, the vote stands at 98-1, with Sen. Kirsten Gilliband (D-NY) voting against Mattis’ nomination. The first bill President Donald Trump signed into law was the […]

General John Kelly, the Future Secretary of Homeland Security

On December 12, 2016, President-elect Donald J. Trump nominated retired U.S. Marine Corps General John Kelly as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. John Kelly is a highly respected Marine Corps general, who served three tours in Iraq, and lost a son in combat in Afghanistan. Among his many assignments, General John Kelly served […]

BREAKING: DHS SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON ANNOUNCE TAKEOVER OF US ELECTORAL PROCESS

In a move that Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp and others are describing as a major federal overreach, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is designating U.S. election systems critical infrastructure, a process previously handled on a state-by-state basis. Johnson said Friday that “Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is […]

10 Lies Secretary of State Kerry Told During His Big Middle East Peace Speech

On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech on his proposed plan for peace between Israelis and Arabs. His plan: blame the Jews, pretend that Palestinian terrorism and incitement isn’t representative of the actual Palestinian government, and then blather for 69 more minutes. His speech razed facts to the ground in a fashion […]

What to Know About Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Pick to Be Secretary of State

President-elect Donald Trump made it official Tuesday in announcing his selection of Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. who has been scrutinized for his relationship with Russia, to be the next secretary of state. “I am honored by President-elect Trump’s nomination and share his vision for restoring the credibility of the United States’ […]

Trump To Tap Rick Perry For Energy Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to lead the Energy Department. That’s according to two people with knowledge of the decision. The two-time presidential candidate had been a harsh critic of Trump during the 2016 race, calling him a “cancer to conservatism.” He later endorsed the Republican nominee and […]

Trump taps Exxon CEO as secretary of State

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rex Tillerson as his nominee for secretary of State, despite deep skepticism in the Senate over the Exxon Mobil CEO’s ties to Russia. In a statement released by his transition team early Tuesday, Trump called Tillerson’s career “the embodiment of the American dream.” “Through hard work, dedication and smart deal […]

Rex Tillerson of ExxonMobil Expected to Be Named Trump’s Secretary of State: Sources

Chairman and CEO of US oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, speaks during the 2015 Oil and Money conference in central London on Oct. 7, 2015. Ben Stansall / AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump is expected to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, two sources close to the transition process told […]

Exxon CEO Is Now Trump’s Secretary Of State Favorite -Transition Official

Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump’s leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said. Trump met Tillerson on Tuesday and may talk to him again over the weekend, the official said. Trump appears to be in the final days of deliberations over […]

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