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Full Video: Betsy Devos confirmation hearing

Senate Confirmation Hearing Betsy Devos

U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee committee questions Donald Trump’s Education Secretary nominee Betsy Devos. The hearing was more about Democrats preaching to Mrs. DeVos and complaining about time constraints than actually understanding what she might accomplish as the Secretary of Education. With over three hours of testimony, Betsy DeVos set a record for the longest Senate testimony ...

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Trump’s Inaugural Events, Entertainment Shaping Up Along with Record Donations

Presidential Inauguration

President-elect Donald Trump has raised a record-setting sum in donations to go towards his inaugural events as his inauguration committee lines up entertainers and finalizes events for his big day. Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee has raised a record $90 million-plus in private donations, far more than President Barack Obama’s two inaugural committees. They collected $55 million in 2009 and $43 ...

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WATCH: Sen. Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing for U.S. Attorney General [Live Stream]

Jeff Sessions

Watch live as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee holds a confirmation hearing Tuesday for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as his attorney general of the United States. Live Stream will start at 9:30am Tuesday, January 10th, 2017.

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Trump Names Senior Communications Team

(Palm Beach, FL) — President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced the senior members of his communications team. The President-elect named Sean Spicer Assistant to the President and Press Secretary, Hope Hicks Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Communications, Jason Miller Assistant to the President and Director of Communications, and Dan Scavino Assistant to the President and Director of Social Media. ...

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Trump Appoints Dr. Peter Navarro to Head White House National Trade Council

(New York, NY) — President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced the formation of the White House National Trade Council (NTC) and his selection of Dr. Peter Navarro to serve as Assistant to the President and Director of Trade and Industrial Policy. The formation of the National Trade Council further demonstrates the President-elect’s determination to make American manufacturing great again and ...

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Trump Names Carl Icahn Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform

Carl Icahn

(New York, NY) — President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced that Carl Icahn has agreed to serve as a special advisor to the President on issues relating to regulatory reform. Over the course of six decades, Mr. Icahn has distinguished himself as one of America’s most successful businessmen and investors. Mr. Icahn was one of President-elect Trump’s earliest supporters, and ...

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Trump Nominates Vincent Viola as Secretary of the Army

Vincent Viola

(New York, NY) — President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced he intends to nominate former U.S. Army infantry officer and current Virtu Financial Founder and Executive Chairman Vincent “Vinnie” Viola as Secretary of the Army. As Secretary of the Army, Viola will combine a deep background in national security affairs with an impressive track record of leading and managing high-performing ...

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Trump Selects Fiscal Conservative as Budget Director

Mick Mulvaney

President-elect Donald Trump announced today that he has chosen fiscal conservative U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to be the White House budget director. In a statement, Trump said that Mulvaney will be focused on “reining in out-of-control spending, fighting government waste and enacting tax policies that will allow working Americans to thrive.” “We are going to do great things for ...

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Trump Nominates David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

David Friedman

(New York, NY) — President-elect Donald J. Trump on Thursday announced the nomination of Mr. David Friedman to serve as the United States Ambassador to Israel. Mr. Friedman, a renowned attorney who has been counselor to some of the world’s top businessmen and companies, was one of the President-elect’s principal advisors on the US-Israel relationship during the campaign. When Israel ...

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Trump Nominates John Kelly to Head DHS

John Kelly

(New York, NY) — President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate General John Kelly as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As Commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), Gen. Kelly oversaw U.S. military operations in Central and South America and the Caribbean, giving him unique insight into some of the challenges the United States faces ...

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Trump Announces Gary Cohn as Key Economic Advisor

Gary Cohn - Global Economic Forum

(New York, NY) — President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to appoint Gary D. Cohn as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council. A renowned business leader, Mr. Cohn will help to both design and coordinate the President-elect’s America First economic agenda and make sure increasing wages for American workers will ...

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Carly Fiorina Meets with Trump About Intelligence Post

2016 Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina met with Donald Trump today to discuss a position in the incoming administration. According to a senior transition team official, Fiorina was at Trump tower because she was being considered for the position of director of national intelligence. After the meeting, Ms. Fiorina talked with reporters about her conversation with the President-elect. At Trump Tower, ...

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Trump Education Secretary Nominee Tells Crowd What Will Happen to Common Core

Betsy DeVos end federalized common core

Donald Trump will nominate school choice advocate Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education and in a USA Thank You Rally on Friday, DeVos explained what she plans to do about common core. Notice that DeVos does not call for the end of common core, but the federalized version of the sometimes confusing curriculum. The approach she announced is constitutional one ...

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