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Reports: Donald Trump to Nominate Exxon Exec as Secretary of State

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According to NBC News, an ExxonMobil CEO is about to be nominated to one of the highest positions in the Trump administration. Donald Trump is expected to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state. Tillerson has been with ExxonMobil since 1975 when he started as a production engineer and worked his way up finally taking the CEO job ...

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Trump Announces Pick for Ambassador to China at Iowa Rally

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President-elect Donald Trump announced his pick for U.S. Ambassador to China in Iowa Thursday night at one of the USA Thank You tour rallies. Trump announced that he would be nominating long-time Governor of Iowa Terry Branstad the position of United States Ambassador to China. The Trump campaign had issued a statement earlier on Thursday putting Branstad forward as the ...

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Trump to Nominate Former Professional Wrestling Chief for SBA Administrator

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President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate former WWE CEO Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration. Trump said he chose the 68-year-old founder and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment because of her business acumen as she built a massive entertainment empire from the ground up. Created through the Small Business Act of 1958, the SBA gives out loans, ...

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Trump Picks Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

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President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency in a move that confirms the incoming administration’s commitment to rolling back Obama’s expensive and destructive environmental policy. Pruitt is an outspoken critic of the EPA’s economy-crushing regulations, many that came from Obama’s “phone” and “pen” instead of from Congress. Pruitt is well-aligned with ...

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Republicans Win Battle to Expedite Gen. Mattis’ Nomination

At least one democrat had vowed to fight President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, but today democratic party leaders indicated that they would allow a waiver and shortened debate over the popular pick to lead the nation’s military forces. The waiver is required as Gen. Mattis has not been out of military service for the required 7 year ...

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General James ‘Mad Dog’ to Speak at Tuesday Night Trump Rally

Trump nominee for Secretary of Defense retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis will speak at Tuesday night’s USA Thank You rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina. While the rally is looking to start late due to weather delays, the rally is expected to open with President-elect Trump introducing Gen. Mattis before the nominee gives a speech. Mattis is facing opposition from ...

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Donald Trump & Mike Pence USA Thank You Tour Schedule and Links

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2016 –President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence toured the country to say thank you to all those who helped get them elected. These are all of the USA Thank You events that occurred with links to the full event video. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2016 – CINCINNATI, OH [VIDEO] TUESDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2016 – FAYETTEVILLE, NC – 7:00pm ...

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Trump Announces Mattis as Defense Secretary at Ohio Rally

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Donald Trump kicked off his USA Thank You Rally in Cincinnati, Ohio and during the oversold event, he announced that General “Mad Dog” Mattis would be his pick for Secretary of Defense. President Obama appointed General Mattis to replace General Petraeus in August 2010.  Mattis had previously commanded United States Joint Forces Command from 2007 to 2010 and served concurrently as ...

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Treasury Secretary Nominee Steve Mnuchin On Economic Growth and Tax Reform

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Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary nominee told a CNBC panel about the administration’s plan to re-energize the economy. President-elect Trump announced Wednesday morning that he had selected Steve Mnuchin to lead the Department of the Treasury. Mnuchin told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that corporate and individual tax reform are the “first priority” in order to achieve sustained GDP growth of 3-4%.

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Trump to remove himself ‘in total’ from his businesses

President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday morning that he will be completely removing himself from his business empire in order to focus on running the country. Trump took to Twitter and posted a series of tweets (that I’ve concatenated below) informing America of his separation plans. I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the ...

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Donald Trump to Kick-Off ‘Thank You’ Tour in Ohio on Thursday

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President-elect Donald Trump announced on Wednesday morning that he will be kicking off his “USA Thank You Tour” in Ohio on Thursday night. The event will be held at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati at 7:00pm and is expected to follow the same rally-style format he became known for during the 2016 Presidential election. Donald Trump and Mike Pence ...

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Price Statement on Nomination to Serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services

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“It is an honor to be nominated to serve our nation as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Thanks to President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence for their confidence. I am humbled by the incredible challenges that lay ahead and enthusiastic for the opportunity to be a part of solving them on behalf of the American people. There ...

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Trump expected to announce Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary

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A Film producer and former Goldman Sachs partner is expected to be nominated as the next Treasury Secretary by President-elect Donald Trump. Steven Mnuchin functioned as Donald Trump’s campaign finance advisor and has now reportedly earned the nod as Mr. Trump’s pick for Secretary of the Treasury. After two failed marriages, Mnuchin is now dating Scottish bombshell Louise Linton. Steven made a ...

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Elaine Chao to be Trump pick for Transportation Secretary

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Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao is expected to be President-elect Trump’s selection to lead the Department of Transportation. Chao headed the Department of Labor under G.W. Bush, was deputy secretary of Transportation under George H.W. Bush  and is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Elaine had been a member of Trump’s Asian and Pacific-American advisory panel and met ...

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