President Donald Trump announced Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new pick for national security adviser. During an unscheduled event at his Palm Beach club, Trump said McMaster was "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience." Keith Kellogg, who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.
President Trump talked about the American spirit, manufacturing and bringing jobs back to the country during the unveiling of Boeing's new aircraft in South Carolina on Friday.
Sen. Democratic leader Chuck Schumer commented on the AP report that the Trump administration might be considering National Guard troops to "round up" immigrants, calling it "despicable" and "un-American."
Sen. Chuck Schumer and other Democrats called for a delay of the Senate's vote on Scott Pruitt's nomination to be EPA administrator to allow them to review newly released emails.
President Donald Trump said during a White House news conference on Thursday that he "had nothing to do with Russia" during the campaign. He initially did not provide a straight answer whether or not anyone on his staff had made contacts, but when pressed by reporters, he later said he wasn't aware of any.
President Donald Trump announced Alexander Acosta as his new pick for secretary of labor during a news conference on Thursday at the White
House. Acosta's nomination follows Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw his nomination. Acosta is the dean of Florida International University's law
school and is a former U.S. attorney for the southern district of Florida.
He would be Trump's first and only Hispanic Cabinet member.
David Friedman, who President Donald Trump picked to be his ambassador to Israel, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committe on Thursday that he regrets using "partisan rhetoric" during the 2016 presidential campaign. Friedman had called J Street, a liberal Jewish advocacy group, "worse than kapos," a reference to Jews who helped the Nazis imprison fellow Jews during the Holocaust.
Seema Verma testified at a hearing on her nomination to be administrator of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Service on Thursday but would not discuss the Trump administration's proposed changes to the individual health insurance market.
The Senate voted 51-49 to confirm the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney for OMB director on Thursday.
President Donald Trump said during a joint press conference on Wednesday that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who resigned amid concern over ties with Russia, is a "wonderful man" who was treated "very, very unfairly by the media." Trump also asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to "hold back" on building Jewish settlements in order to pursue peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
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