Obama Administration

EPA Foe Pruitt Confirmed To Lead Agency

The Senate voted to confirm Scott Pruitt, an outspoken critic of Obama-era climate rules, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency - the very agency he has clashed with in the past - ushering in what are likely to be dramatic changes to the agency.

American Express Lists Trump Administration As A Risk Factor In 10-K

"... changes in global economic and business conditions, consumer and business spending, the availability and cost of capital, unemployment rates, geopolitical conditions (including potential impacts resulting from the U.S. Administration and the proposed exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union)"

Putin Orders Russian Media To "Cut Back" On Positive Trump Coverage

Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian state media to cut "way back" on their fawning coverage of President Donald Trump, in what three Bloomberg sources say is a "reflection of growing concern among senior Russian officials that the new U.S. administration will be less friendly than first thought."

Key Events In Washington Today

While less exciting than yesterday, when Trump again praised his stupendous, "imminent" tax plan while meeting with retail CEOs complaining about border adjustment, before telling Netanyahu he is ok with either a one or "two-state" solution, all eyes will again remain focused on DC, and - of course - the biggest wildcard, Donald Trump.

The Public Should Demand To See The Michael Flynn Transcript

If the leakers were truly interested in transparency, and wanted the public to know the truth, why not leak the transcript to Wikileaks and let the public decide? Why doesn’t the public have a right to see the entire thing? Instead, we are being told what happened and what to think via secondhand anonymous sources.

Trump Offers National Security Advisor Job To Lockheed Executive Robert Harward

As previewed yesterday, of the three men mentioned as Michael Flynn's national security advisor replacements, one stood out: the former deputy commander of the US Central Command and current CEO for Lockheed Martin in the UAE, Robard Harward. Moments ago, Reuters confirmed that as expected, Trump has offered the National Security Advisor job to Robert Harward.