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  • William Barr: Man Of The Year

    12/18/2019 7:49:21 AM PST · by billorites · 12 replies
    Human Events ^ | December 16, 2019 | Will Chamberlain
    “Person of the Year” is high praise indeed. TIME has given the honor to the teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg, for beginning “a global movement by skipping school.” Perhaps more gallingly, TIME named “the public servants” as their “guardians of the year.” In particular, Marie Yovanovitch, Bill Taylor, Fiona Hill, and Alex Vindman—four of the bureaucrats who testified against President Trump in the impeachment hearings—as individuals who had the courage to “follow the law.” While these four might have “followed the law” by testifying under subpoena, the broad-based effort to impeach President Trump based on a phone call with Ukrainian...

    11/26/2019 11:23:19 AM PST · by KierkegaardMAN · 20 replies
    The era of secret science at EPA is coming to an end,” Pruitt said when announcing the rule. “The ability to test, authenticate, and reproduce scientific findings is vital for the integrity of the rule-making process. Americans deserve to assess the legitimacy of the science underpinning EPA decisions that may impact their lives.”
  • New FDA Director Backed Defunding Planned Parenthood, Stopping Research With Aborted Baby Parts

    11/08/2019 8:05:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Abortion activists are not happy with the new leader of the Food and Drug Administration. Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that Brett Giroir will serve as the acting FDA commissioner until the Trump administration’s nominee is confirmed, the pro-abortion site Rewire reports. Former FDA commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless recently returned to his role as director of the National Cancer Institute. Giroir, who, until recently, served as the assistant secretary for health under HHS, has been involved in the defunding of the Planned Parenthood abortion chain and the effort to stop taxpayer dollars from paying...
  • The State Department’s been fighting presidents since long before Trump

    10/22/2019 11:42:31 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 22 2019 | Betsy McCaughey
    House Democrats are grilling a stream of disgruntled career diplomats in a basement hearing room of the Capitol. The hearings are supposed to be secret, but Democrats leak snippets of the testimony daily. They are hoping it will add up to a case for impeaching President Trump. So far, all the testimony actually proves is these State Department diplomats think they, not Trump, ought to be running foreign policy. Never mind impeachment. The most pressing constitutional issue is who decides the nation’s foreign policy, the president or the permanent bureaucracy. House Democrats are accusing Trump of offering Ukrainian President Volodymyr...
  • Ken Cuccinelli floated as likely next DHS chief with McAleenan to step down

    10/12/2019 3:34:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli is being seen as a likely replacement for outgoing Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, sources tell Fox News -- a move that would be welcomed by immigration hardliners. President Trump on Friday announced that McAleenan would be leaving the job to spend more time with his family, and added that the new acting secretary would be announced next week. The announcement immediately led to speculation as to who would step into the vital cabinet position -- one that is a central post for the nation's immigration policy....
  • Trump says acting Homeland Security chief McAleenan will step down

    10/11/2019 5:19:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/2019 | Jessica Campisi
    President Trump announced Friday night that Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan would step down from his position. “Kevin McAleenan has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way down," tweeted Trump, who tapped McAleenan to lead the department earlier this year. Trump named McAleenan the department’s acting chief in April following Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation. -DEVELOPING "Kevin now, after many years in Government, wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector,” Trump tweeted. “Congratulations Kevin, on a job well done!” Trump said...
  • Acting DHS secretary forced to leave event due to disruptions by protesters

    10/08/2019 10:06:55 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 28 replies
    OANN ^ | 10/7/2019 | OAN Newsroom
    Protesters forced acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan to end his speech at a recent event in Washington, D.C. On Monday, McAleenan was invited to give remarks and then participate in a discussion session at an annual immigration policy meeting hosted by Georgetown Law. However, protesters kept standing up, holding banners and shouting to prevent the acting secretary from being heard by other attendees.
  • Trump names Robert O’Brien as national security adviser

    09/18/2019 6:46:40 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 18, 2019 | Mark Moore
    President Trump announced in a tweet on Wednesday that he will name Robert O’Brien to succeed John Bolton as his national security adviser. “I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor​,” the president said. “I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!​”​ ​The announcement comes a day after Trump released the five finalists on his list and called O’Brien “fantastic.”
  • Here's what we know about President Trump and Ben Carson's Bay Area visit

    09/17/2019 12:16:09 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 17, 2019 | Alix Martichoux
    Mystery shrouds the planned visit by President Donald Trump and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to the Bay Area Tuesday. Trump was set to be in the area for a fundraiser at an undisclosed location and Carson's visit was reportedly meant to focus on San Francisco's homelessness problem.
  • Pompeo could 'pull a Kissinger' and replace Bolton while remaining secretary of state: Sources

    09/12/2019 7:33:50 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 11, 2019
    As President Trump begins considering replacements for former national security adviser John Bolton, sources close to the administration say it's possible Trump will make an unusual pick and ask Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to fill the role. The scenario of Pompeo taking the job while keeping his current one has historical precedent in Henry Kissinger, who served in both positions from 1973 to 1975. Holding both jobs would "appeal to anyone with a sense of history," said a Republican operative close to Pompeo. "The Henry Kissinger scenario is one that I can imagine. The president has a great deal...
  • FIREWORKS! Bolton Hits Back – Accuses President Trump of Lying, ‘Let’s Be Clear, I Resigned!’

    09/10/2019 9:50:04 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 75 replies
    GP ^ | 09/10/2019 | Cristina Laila
    President Trump fired John Bolton as National Security Advisor Monday evening and made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week,” Trump said in a pair of tweets Tuesday. A few minutes later, John Bolton fired off a...
  • Steve Hilton: Gen. James Mattis goes from defending America to selling out America

    09/09/2019 8:21:55 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 86 replies
    foox ^ | 09/09/19 | Steve Hilton
    Over the last week or so, Gen. James Mattis has been running around hawking his new book, but it was revealed on Sunday that he's planning to cash in on his government service in a much more swampy way.
  • Mattis swipes at Trump, warns of ‘storm clouds gathering’ amid fractured alliances

    08/28/2019 7:35:02 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 66 replies
    fox ^ | 08/28/2019 | Brooke Singman
    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took several implicit swipes at President Trump’s leadership in an op-ed published Wednesday, warning about the fallout from fractured alliances and increasing divisiveness under the current administration. Mattis’ comments were included in a lengthy essay adapted from a forthcoming book and published in The Wall Street Journal. They amount to the most extensive remarks from him about his time in the Trump administration since he quietly resigned in January.
  • Trump says director of national intelligence is resigning

    07/28/2019 3:54:16 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies ^ | 7/28/19 | ZEKE MILLER, ERIC TUCKER and DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is leaving his job next month, ending a two-year tenure marked by President Donald Trump’s clashes with intelligence officials. Trump announced Coats’ departure on Aug. 15 in a tweet Sunday that thanked Coats for his service. He said he will nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, to the post and that he will name an acting official in the coming days. Ratcliffe is a frequent Trump defender who fiercely questioned former special counsel Robert Mueller last week during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. Coats often appeared out of step with Trump and...
  • John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated to be the Director of National Intelligence.

    07/28/2019 3:06:22 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 76 replies
    Twitter @realDonaldTrump ^ | July 28, 2019 | Donald J. Trump ‏
    I am pleased to announce that highly respected Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to be the Director of National Intelligence. A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves. Dan Coats, the current Director, will be leaving office on August 15th. I would like to thank Dan for his great service to our Country. The Acting Director will be named shortly.
  • Mark Esper takes reins as U.S. Secretary of Defense amid Series of Challenges

    07/24/2019 9:36:17 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 24, 2019 | Anna Ahronheim
    Seven months after General James Mattis left his post following a series of policy disputes with US President Donald Trump, Army veteran Mark Esper has been confirmed as Secretary of Defense. Esper, who was confirmed by the Senate in a vote of 90-8, is taking the reins from acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and comes into his role amid a series of global challenges. Those challenges include mounting tensions with Iran in the Strait of Hormuz and the growing military challenges posed by Russia and China in the Middle East. With the growing tensions in the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon...
  • Senate confirms Esper as new Secretary of Defense in 90-8 vote

    07/23/2019 10:13:07 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/23/19 Published 31 mins ago | Ronn Blitzer
    The Senate confirmed former Army Lt. Col. Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense Tuesday, making him the first permanent Pentagon boss since James Mattis resigned last December. Esper, who served 10 years on active duty and 11 years in the National Guard and Army Reserve, was Acting Secretary before his nomination, and Patrick Shanahan had been Acting Secretary prior to that. The vote was not close, with the Senate confirming Esper by a vote of 90-8. The no votes included 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren.
  • Trump to nominate Gene Scalia, son of late SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia, for secretary of labor

    07/18/2019 7:06:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2019 | Gregg Re
    President Trump on Thursday night announced he's nominating attorney Gene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to replace Alex Acosta as secretary of labor. The surprise move -- which top Republicans privately pushed for -- was a visible manifestation of the close personal bond Trump has forged with the Scalia family in recent years. The confirmation process for Justice Neil Gorsuch, who ultimately filled Scalia's seat, sparked the connection. Scalia, 55, is currently a partner in the Washington office of the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is expected to face headwinds from...
  • Trump orders agencies to hand over citizenship information to Commerce

    07/11/2019 8:00:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | July 11, 2019 | Kevin Liptak, Pamela Brown, Jim Acosta and Kaitlan Collins
    President Donald Trump retreated from his quest to add a question about US citizenship to the 2020 census on Thursday, instead asking government agencies to provide records that could determine a head-count of citizens without polling census-takers directly. The turnaround comes after Trump repeatedly said he would continue fighting to insert the question despite a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to the effort last month. It reflects legal reality intersecting with Trump's desire to bolster his image as an immigration hard-liner as he moves ahead with his 2020 reelection bid. Instead of attempting to put the question on...
  • Acosta out as Trump Labor secretary

    07/12/2019 6:50:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/19 | Brett Samuels and Jordan Fabian
    Alexander Acosta will step down as Labor secretary amid mounting scrutiny over his role in negotiating a plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein. Acosta announced his resignation Friday, saying that he phoned President Trump that morning to tell him he was stepping aside because he does not want his handling of the Epstein plea agreement to consume the administration. Acosta's support on Capitol Hill began to erode in the wake of new sex trafficking charges against Epstein in New York City. Numerous Democrats in the House and Senate had called for Acosta to resign or be fired from the Trump...