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Dems delay Sessions vote, as 4 other Trump nominees clear committee

The Senate on Tuesday morning gave preliminary approval to four of President Trump’s Cabinet-level picks, though Democratic leaders delayed consideration of the president’s choice for attorney general, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, forced a one-week delay for a Sessions committee vote. The California senator asked

Stupid Dems target 8 Trump picks in bid for more info from nominees

Senate Democrats reportedly plan to attack eight of Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks and stretch their confirmation process from days to perhaps months, despite having essentially no chance of blocking their nominations.   The Democratic senators are vowing to make good on their vow unless the nominees start disclosing personal financial information, according to The

Has Trump Nominated Too Many Military Leaders — or Not Enough?

Victor Davis Hanson, President-elect Donald Trump is being faulted for supposedly appointing too many retired generals to Cabinet-level jobs and “militarizing” the government. Former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is slated to be national security adviser. Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis has been nominated as defense secretary. Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is Trump’s nominee for

Mattis says he’s ‘grateful’ to be nominated as defense secretary

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Defense said Tuesday that he was “grateful” to be nominated as House Republicans introduced a must-pass spending bill that included language designed to expedite his confirmation. Retired Marine Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis briefly joined Trump on stage at the president-elect’s “Thank You” rally in Fayetteville,

Our media abandoned standards in 2016 to engage in partisan warfare. It’s not over

Michael Goodwin,  With his Thursday journey to Indianapolis, Donald Trump made history as a president-elect by forging a deal to save over 1,000 jobs headed to Mexico. And he was just getting started. That night in Cincinnati, Trump began a “thank you” tour in front of a jubilant crowd of 15,000 people. Imagine that —

Trump picks retired Gen. James Mattis for Pentagon chief

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine General James Mattis for defense secretary, The Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing unidentified sources. Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, according to people familiar with the decision, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across the