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  • Trump administration deals a big setback to Caltrain (Trump puts the brake on Bullet Train)

    03/05/2017 3:51:28 PM PST · by MaxistheBest · 68 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 02/27/2017 | Matier & Ross
    In the first big hit to the Bay Area from the Trump administration, newly minted Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has put the brakes on $647 million for Caltrain to go electric — and in the process pretty much killed for high-speed rail coming to San Francisco anytime soon. “It puts the (electrification) project in serious jeopardy,” Caltrain spokesman Seamus Murphy said Friday. Caltrain carries about 60,000 riders a day between the South Bay and San Francisco, but its diesel-driven trains are both costly to operate and slow. Officials see electrification as a way both to increase ridership and save money...
  • Wilbur Ross confirmed as Commerce secretary

    02/27/2017 5:02:48 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    The Senate voted Monday to confirm billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as secretary of commerce in President Trump's Cabinet. Ross was approved by a vote of 72-27, with 20 Democrats and Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, joining 51 Republicans to vote "aye." Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., did not vote due to his ongoing recovery from back surgery. The Senate later voted 67-31 to move forward on the nomination of Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., to lead the Interior Department. A final vote on Zinke's confirmation could occur on Tuesday or Wednesday. Ross is the 14th member of Trump's Cabinet to be cofirmed, with...
  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: We're committed to 'very significant' tax reform by August recess

    02/25/2017 6:16:36 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 23, 2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that he wants to see "very significant" tax reform passed before Congress' August recess, in what could prove a tough task as lawmakers work through a complex agenda. "We want to get this done by the August recess. We've been working closely with the leadership in the House and the Senate and we're looking at a combined plan," he told CNBC in his first television interview since assuming office. President Donald Trump has repeatedly made pledges for tax reform and regulatory cuts since he took office, creating optimism among business executives and investors. So...
  • "One Nation Under God." President Trump Chooses Sonny Perdue for Secretary Of Agriculture

    01/26/2017 2:23:54 PM PST · by davikkm · 75 replies
    I have to say it does my heart good to see a government official turn to God, praying for rain in a drought situation. Governor Sonny Perdue held a prayer service for rain on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia on November 13, 2007. Today President Trump has chosen Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture, but some are criticizing Perdue for his prayer service in 2007. Hard to believe someone could be mocked for that, isn’t it? I wish we had more in government who would turn toward God than away from Him. We need God to...
  • Is Rex Tillerson a good pick for Secretary of State?

    12/12/2016 9:18:51 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 24 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll Is Rex Tillerson a good pick for Secretary of State? No, he is too close to Russia's Vladimir Putin Yes, he has tremendous experience in international trade
  • [Vanity] Kimberly Guilfoyle-Fox News Anchor and Analyst-Press Secretary?

    12/10/2016 8:33:34 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 103 replies
    chickensoup | 12.10.16 | chickensoup
    I ran into some conversation about Kimberly Guilfoyle from Fox News as a possible candidate for press secretary. She seems competent, but could she manage? I am not that familiar with her. Whoever takes the position needs to be a tough but flexible and the argument ran that Ingraham is too soft for the job, Monica Crowley is to rigid, but that Guilfoyle is intelligent, hard nosed but able to flex. Your thoughts?
  • Pennsylvania GOP Slams Secretary of State for Releasing Contact Info of Electors

    12/05/2016 9:47:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/5/16 | Rick Moran
    Pennsylvania Republicans are livid with the secretary of state´s office for releasing not only the names of the state´s electors, but also their home addresses and phone numbers. The GOP is calling the move "unprecedented." Going by recent history, it certainly is. Previously, the secretary of state´s office would release the names and home counties of electors. Now all of a sudden, Democratic Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés discovered a way to release the personal contact information of electors, despite the fact the state had never done so previously. Cortés´s office claims they were just following the law on
  • Donald Trump names Ben Carson for housing and urban development secretary

    12/05/2016 3:53:06 AM PST · by usafa92 · 202 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/5/2016 | Reena flores
    Dr. Ben Carson will be Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the president-elect’s transition team confirmed Monday morning. “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” Mr. Trump said in a statement released by his team.”We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans. He is a...
  • Steve Mnuchin Picked By Trump To Head Treasury Department

    11/29/2016 5:29:55 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 39 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 29 Nov 2016
    Donald Trump will nominate Steve Mnuchin, who has ties to both Wall Street and Hollywood, to be treasury secretary, according to a report Tuesday. The 53-year-old, who also served as finance director for the presidential campaign, was at Trump Tower on Tuesday to meet with the transition team.
  • Oklahoma's Fallin Is Leading Candidate For Interior Secretary

    11/29/2016 5:44:06 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 23 replies
    politico.com ^ | 29 Nov 2016 | Andrew Restuccia
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is emerging as President-elect Donald Trump's leading contender for interior secretary, three people close to Trump's transition team told POLITICO. An advocate of oil and gas development, Fallin signed a bill last year that would prevent Oklahoma cites from enacting bans on drilling. Fallin is a staunch critic of the Obama administration's climate change regulations for power plants. She signed an executive order last year saying that her state will not comply with the rules.
  • Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

    11/28/2016 7:04:58 PM PST · by usafa92 · 90 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/28/2016 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Representative Tom Price, a six-term Republican congressman from Georgia who has led opposition to the Affordable Care Act, to be secretary of health and human services, according to a transition team official. Mr. Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has been a severe critic of the health law, saying it interferes with the ability of patients and doctors to make medical decisions. And he says that events have borne out his warnings. “Premiums have gone up, not down,” Mr. Price said recently. “Many Americans lost the health coverage they were told time and time...
  • Wilbur Ross Expected to Be Named Commerce Secretary by Donald Trump

    11/23/2016 5:09:45 PM PST · by hotsteppa · 26 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump is expected to select Wilbur Ross Jr. to head the Commerce Department, said two people familiar with the deliberations, a decision that would put a billionaire investor known for buying up failed companies in charge of the agency tasked with cultivating economic growth.
  • Ben Carson hints he will accept Cabinet position in Trump administration (HUD)

    11/23/2016 10:40:12 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/16 | Jessie Hellmann
    Ben Carson on Wednesday hinted that he would accept a position within President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet. Trump has said he is considering Carson to helm the Department of Housing and Urban Development, citing his former presidential rival's experience growing up in the "inner city." "After serious discussions with the Trump transition team, I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly to making our inner cities great for everyone," Carson said on Facebook. "We have much work to do in strengthening every aspect of our nation and ensuring that both our physical infrastructure and our spiritual infrastructure is solid,"...
  • Trump nominates conservative activist Betsy DeVos as education secretary

    11/23/2016 10:20:12 AM PST · by hotsteppa · 211 replies
    BREAKING NEWS: President-elect Donald Trump has named Betsy DeVos, a conservative activist and billionaire philanthropist who has pushed forcefully for private school voucher programs nationwide, as his nominee for education secretary, according to a person close to DeVos.
  • Trump's Interior Secretary

    11/19/2016 7:30:21 PM PST · by ShivaFan · 46 replies
    Opinion | 19 Nov 2016 | ShivaFan
    The Interior Department manages the nation’s public lands and waters. Here is the "short list" and I would love to see Jan Brewer get the spot, but honestly just to slap the face of the MSM my choice would be Sarah Palin just to get the goat of the libtards so we can drill baby drill. Who is your choice? Jan Brewer Former Arizona governor Robert E. Grady Gryphon Investors partner Harold G. Hamm Chief executive of Continental Resources, an oil and gas company Forrest Lucas President of Lucas Oil Products, which manufactures automotive lubricants, additives and greases Sarah Palin...
  • Tom Cotton For Defense Secretary?

    11/16/2016 1:21:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 11/16/16 | Katie Pavlich
    Army veteran and Republican Senator Tom Cotton was reportedly seen at Trump Tower in New York City Wednesday, fueling speculation he is being considered as the next Secretary of Defense. Cotton has been a staunch opponent of the Iran nuclear deal and has been critical of President Obama's foreign policy and national security positions. Senator Jeff Sessions and former Senator Kelly Ayotte, who lost her re-election bid last week, are also reportedly being considered for the position.
  • My choice for Secretary of Education

    11/15/2016 12:59:31 PM PST · by Makana · 37 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | November 15, 2016 | Makana
    The country needs Larry Arne, the President of Hillsdale College, as Secretary of Education. Under his leadership, the college refuses ANY federal aid. It requires all students to be literate in the US Constitution and has pioneered online courses about the Amercian governmental system to anyone at no cost.
  • Trump’s Transition Team Considers Sarah Palin For Possible Cabinet Spot

    11/10/2016 3:32:19 PM PST · by kevcol · 104 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 10, 2016 | Chris White
    President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is seriously discussing the possibility of giving former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin a cabinet position, Politico reported Wednesday. The Trump campaign is floating the idea of tapping the former Alaskan governor as Trump’s interior secretary. Palin has made no secret about her interest in holding a position in a Trump administration.
  • Trump Hillary Fight - Judge Napolitano: Hillary Sold Arms to Qatar [The REAL Hillary]

    07/28/2016 12:12:58 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 17 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOuIOi1Cagg ^ | December 14, 2015 | Fox News, YouTube post by Desert Sky
    See video at link. Trump counters hillary's statement that he is dangerous. Judge Andrew Napolitano cites a federal case in Arizona that uncovers hillary clinton's illegal arms sales to Qatar. Recently uncovered emails confirm hillary clinton's illegal arms sales to Qatar, and those arms ended up in Libya, Syria, and al Qaeda. HILLARY CLINTON KNOWLYING SOLD ARMS TO AN INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.....Democrats, imagine if George W. Bush did this.....WILL YOU EVER TURN ON HILLARY THE PSYCHOPATH?! HILLARY THE WAR CRIMINAL! HILLARY IS A CRIMINAL!!!
  • Boris Johnson is foreign secretary in Theresa May’s new Cabinet

    07/13/2016 2:20:49 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 14th July 2016
    BORIS Johnson has landed the plum job of Foreign Secretary in new Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet. The chief Brexiteer arrived at Downing Street to be awarded the role as one of Mrs May’s first acts in Downing Street. Philip Hammond, a chief ally of the new PM, has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer after George Osborne resigned, and Amber Rudd has just been told she will be the new Home Secretary, with Michael Fallon staying on as Defence Secretary. And David Davis takes on a new role as Brexit Minister, and will be in charge of Britain’s negotiations...