USAToday Rick Perry who said he wants to scrap the Energy Department, may lead it

USAToday Rick Perry who said he wants to scrap the Energy Department, may lead it

Steph Solis December 13th 2016  President-elect Donald Trump will nominate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as secretary of Energy, according to reports by CBS News and NBC News. The former GOP presidential hopeful beat out two contenders for the Cabinet post: Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat representing West Virginia, and Ray Washburne, a Dallas […]

Salon.com Kellyanne Conway calls Trump’s swampy Cabinet “a refreshing departure” from cronyism

Salon.com Kellyanne Conway calls Trump’s swampy Cabinet “a refreshing departure” from cronyism

Brendan Gauthier. December 10th, 2016. On Friday’s “Fox & Friends,” Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, called the president-elect’s transition appointees “a refreshing departure from rewarding donors or personal friends with Cabinet positions.” “There is no quota for the number of tough-minded, accomplished people who are qualified to do these jobs,” she added. “Generals […]

Pro-Publica: Trump’s Pick for Labor Secretatry Wrote a Deregulatory Manifesto

Pro-Publica: Trump’s Pick for Labor Secretatry Wrote a Deregulatory Manifesto

By Justin Elliott Dec. 15, 2016. Since President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he has picked fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder to be labor secretary, there’s been lots of speculation that the administration could undo worker protections. The single best window into Puzder’s thinking may be an obscure book he wrote six years ago. It’s a blistering […]

Trump’s HHS pick received $1000’s from corporations with business awaiting agency approval

Trump’s HHS pick received $1000’s from corporations with business awaiting agency approval

Tom Price is just the latest nominee to Trump’s Cabinet plagued with wide-ranging conflicts of interests salon.com By Sophia Tesfaye December 15th, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump may have canceled a press conference meant to address his personal conflicts of interest this week, but some of his Cabinet nominees may still have to answer for their own apparent conflicts of interests […]

NBCNews: Mike Flynn, Trump’s Pick for National Security Advisor, ‘Inappropriately Shared’ Classified Info

NBCNews: Mike Flynn, Trump’s Pick for National Security Advisor, ‘Inappropriately Shared’ Classified Info

By Ken Dilation DEC 14 2016, 11:52 AM ET President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for national security adviser, retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, “inappropriately shared” classified information with foreign governments, a 2010 military investigation concluded. The finding, first reported by The Washington Post, contradicts Flynn’s previous account of the incident, in which he told the newspaper […]

Trump’s 17 cabinet-level picks have more money than a third of American households combined

Trump’s 17 cabinet-level picks have more money than a third of American households combined

By Dan Kopf December 15, 2016  The 17 people who US president-elect Donald Trump has selected for his cabinet or for posts with cabinet rank have well over $9.5 billion in combined wealth, with several positions still unfilled. This collection of wealth is greater than that of the 43 million least wealthy American households combined—over one third of the 126 […]

Politico: Trump picks Oklahoma oil ally Scott Pruitt to head EPA

Politico: Trump picks Oklahoma oil ally Scott Pruitt to head EPA

By ALEX GUILLÉN and ANDREW RESTUCCIA 12/07/16 12:20 PM EST Updated 12/07/16 05:17 PM EST President-elect Donald Trump picked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the EPA, putting one of the agency’s most hostile critics and a skeptic of climate change science at its helm, sources close to the transition said Wednesday. As attorney general for a state that is one […]

WP: Trump to appoint Goldman Sachs’ Gary Cohn as top economic adviser

WP: Trump to appoint Goldman Sachs’ Gary Cohn as top economic adviser

By Renae Merle December 12  NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump on Monday said he would appoint Gary Cohn, a longtime Goldman Sachs executive, to lead the powerful National Economic Council, giving the Wall Street insider a key job in developing the new administration’s economic policy. The position, which does not require Senate confirmation, can be as influential as the treasury secretary or […]