NYT: Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Voids Obama-Era Rules In Blazing Start

NYT: Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Voids Obama-Era Rules In Blazing Start

By CORAL DAVENPORT Published JULY 2nd, 2017 WASHINGTON — In the four months since he took office as the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt has moved to undo, delay or otherwise block more than 30 environmental rules, a regulatory rollback larger in scope than any other over so short a time in the agency’s 47-year history, according to […]

AP: Oklahoma Bar Assoc. opens investigation of ex-AG, now EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

AP: Oklahoma Bar Assoc. opens investigation of ex-AG, now EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

By Tim Talley Associated Press. March 30th, 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Bar Association has opened an investigation into an ethics complaint against former state Attorney General Scott Pruitt, now administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a letter from the association’s general counsel. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE FOR DIRECT LINK TO STORY: […]

AP: Former Trump aide Flynn says lobbying may have helped Turkey

AP: Former Trump aide Flynn says lobbying may have helped Turkey

By STEPHEN BRAUN and CHAD DAY Mar. 8, 2017WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who was fired from his prominent White House job last month, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work before Election Day that may have aided the Turkish government. CLICK IMAGE […]

AP: Scott Pruitt confirmed as EPA chief over environmentalists’ objections

AP: Scott Pruitt confirmed as EPA chief over environmentalists’ objections

By MICHAEL BIESECKER The Associated Press Updated February 17, 2017 at 11:11 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, giving President Donald Trump an eager partner to fulfill his campaign pledge to increase the use of planet-warming fossil fuels. CLICK IMAGE […]

NBC News: Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s EPA Nominee, Ordered to Release Thousands of Emails

NBC News: Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s EPA Nominee, Ordered to Release Thousands of Emails

by PHIL McCAUSLAND FEB 16 2017, 9:26 PM ET On the eve of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s confirmation vote to be head of the Environmental Protection Agency, a judge from the Sooner State ordered the release of thousands of emails between his office and fossil fuel companies. CLICK IMAGES for link to story & video. Oklahoma […]

Reuters: U.S. Labor Dept. nominee Puzder withdraws, in blow to Trump

Reuters: U.S. Labor Dept. nominee Puzder withdraws, in blow to Trump

By Sarah N. Lynch | WASHINGTON Wed Feb 15, 2017 | 9:04 pm ES In a blow to President Donald Trump as he tries to assemble his administration, his nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration on Wednesday amid concerns that he could not garner enough Senate votes to be confirmed. CLICK IMAGE for link […]

WP: Republicans vote to rebuke Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying she impugned Sen. Sessions’s character for reading a letter from the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WP:  Republicans vote to rebuke Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying she impugned Sen. Sessions’s character for reading a letter from the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Paul Kane and Ed O’Keefe February 7 at 11:39 PM Senate Republicans passed a party-line rebuke Tuesday night of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for a speech opposing attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, striking down her words for impugning the Alabama senator’s character. CLICK IMAGE for the video. CLICK HERE for direct link to the story in The Washington […]

NYT: Trump’s Pick for Health Secretary Under Scrutiny for Investments

NYT: Trump’s Pick for Health Secretary Under Scrutiny for Investments

By KATIE THOMAS JAN. 27, 2017 Representative Tom Price of Georgia, President Trump’s choice for secretary of Health and Human Services, has been assailed by Democrats in recent weeks over his investment in health care companies at the same time that he pushed legislation that could have benefited those businesses. Democrats have called for investigations by the Securities and […]

WP: Only 30 Trump nominees announced for 690 key positions. 0 have been confirmed

WP: Only 30 Trump nominees announced for 690 key positions. 0 have been confirmed

The Post and Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, are tracking nearly 700 executive branch appointments through the nomination process. These positions include Cabinet secretaries, deputy and assistant secretaries, chief financial officers, general counsel, heads of agencies, ambassadors and other critical leadership positions. All require Senate confirmation. [ Here are the people whose […]

WP: Rick Perry expresses ‘regret’ for pledging to abolish Energy Department

WP: Rick Perry expresses ‘regret’ for pledging to abolish Energy Department

By Steven Mufson and Sean Sullivan January 19 at 1:00 PM  Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Energy Department, parried questions about climate change at his confirmation hearing Thursday morning, reversing his earlier skeptical stance but still balking when pressed to declare it a crisis. Testifying before the Senate Committee on Energy […]

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