Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Confirmed by Senate to Head Energy Department

By: Zack Duvall Former Texas Governor, Rick Perry, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, in a vote of 62-37, to become the new head of America’s Department of Energy, which also oversees the the United State’s nuclear arsenal. Perry, who is the longest serving Texas Governor, has come under staunch criticism from Democrats during his confirmation hearings because of his record of skepticism regarding … Continue reading Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Confirmed by Senate to Head Energy Department

AG Sessions Will Recuse Himself From Investigations Involving Trump Administration and Russia

By: Zack Duvall Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference late Thursday afternoon announcing that he will recuse himself from any investigations involving alleged ties between members of the Trump administration and Russian interference in America’s 2016 election. A defiant Sessions told reporters present for the Thursday afternoon press conference that he would not be involved in “any existing or future investigations” in regards … Continue reading AG Sessions Will Recuse Himself From Investigations Involving Trump Administration and Russia

Investor Wilbur Ross Confirmed as U.S. Commerce Secretary

By: Zack Duvall In what has been one of the easiest confirmation hearings for any nominee to a cabinet position that the Trump administration has put forth, 79-year old billionaire investor Wilbur Ross was confirmed by a Senate vote of 72-27. The confirmation, of the man who is widely expected to become the Trump administration’s “trade czar”, comes just as officials begin what the President … Continue reading Investor Wilbur Ross Confirmed as U.S. Commerce Secretary

Navy Secretary Appointee Withdraws, Citing “Private Financial Interests”

By: Zack Duvall The Trump administration’s pick to head the Department of the Navy, Philip Bilden, withdrew his name from consideration for the position, citing potential concerns regarding his private investments and holdings. “After an extensive review process, I have determined that I will not be able to satisfy the Office of Government Ethic’s requirements without undue disruption and materially adverse divestment of my family’s … Continue reading Navy Secretary Appointee Withdraws, Citing “Private Financial Interests”

White House Re-Affirms Gen. McMaster’s Authority Over National Security Council

By: Zack Duvall During the White House’s daily press conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reiterated the White House’s full support of newly appointed national security adviser Lt. Gen. Herbert McMaster in shaping the national security council how he deems necessary. This could potentially include any recommendation to remove, top Trump aide and adviser, Steve Bannon from the council’s principals committee. Spicer told reporters, … Continue reading White House Re-Affirms Gen. McMaster’s Authority Over National Security Council

New EPA Chief Attempts To Ease Concerns of Critics, Says Agency Can Be “Pro Jobs”

By Zack Duvall Scott Pruitt made his first statements to Environmental Protection Agency  employees as head of the agency Tuesday. In a 12-minute long address given at the EPA’s headquarters, Pruitt outlined his goal for the  agency, one he says can be very “pro-job”. “I believe that we as an agency , and we as a nation, can be both pro-energy and jobs, and pro-environment.” … Continue reading New EPA Chief Attempts To Ease Concerns of Critics, Says Agency Can Be “Pro Jobs”

Lt. Gen. McMaster Appointed National Security Adviser

By: Zack Duvall President Trump formally announced his selection of Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new National Security Adviser, replacing embattled General Michael Flynn who was forced to resign last week amid a firestorm of allegations about his talks with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The announcement, and pick itself, comes as an exciting surprise to even the most current and recent Trump administration … Continue reading Lt. Gen. McMaster Appointed National Security Adviser

Pivot Point, Trump Attempts To Put Press On Defense

By: Zack Duvall   “Perhaps the most interesting press conference I’ve ever seen.” That statement by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) this morning while speaking on Fox News’ Fox and Friends, would be how many who watched the President’s press conference yesterday describe the one hour and fifteen minute long slug fest.  President Trump held no punches when addressing the various news outlets and the recent … Continue reading Pivot Point, Trump Attempts To Put Press On Defense

Why The Flynn Controversy Will Make the Trump Administration Better

By: Zack Duvall Michael Flynn. A name that has become somewhat infamous overnight in the media with his Monday night resignation over conversations he held with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The conversations, by Flynn’s own admission, pertained to sanctions that the Obama administration levied against numerous Russian officials and entities during the Crimea crisis and for the possible Russian “interference” in America’s recent election. Flynn, … Continue reading Why The Flynn Controversy Will Make the Trump Administration Better