In case you missed it, he’s put Kellyanne Conway in charge
As the New York Times recently described:
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, has no public health background, a reputation for bending the truth, and a knack for generating government ethics complaints. Yet Ms. Conway does have the ear of the president.
Despite her resume, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Wednesday . . .
Trump administration continues to add foxes
The Daily Beast last month examined the extent to which former industry officials have become regulators of their former industries:
Nearly a year since he won election, the president has turned federal agencies over to the private industries that they regulate. And he has done so to a degree that ethics groups say they have never . . .
The Washington Post's fact checker looks at the evidence
Here’s President Trump three weeks ago with Sean Hannity:
“One thing that I am very proud of, the state of West Virginia. Last month, it was one of the highest percentage increases in GDP, the state of Texas beat it. And people are saying, wait a minute, West Virginia just came in second. Do you know what that is about? That is about cutting . . .
Look for an abridged version of the AP story on page 9 (below the weather map, next to the Goren bridge column and above the Bleifus Tire ad)
Here is today's front page (via Kiosko. net) of five major U.S. newspapers:
While each of the newspapers (with the exception of USA Today) does feature local stories on its front page, the top story on each of these newspapers is the indictment of Trump campaign officials.
Turn to the front page of this morning's Intelligencer and . . .
”How can someone with his focus on defending the industry at all costs be the right choice for the federal agency in charge of overseeing that industry?”
The above quote is from Davie Ransdell who was a former supervisor at the Kentucky Division of Mine Permits. Ransdell is talking about J. Steven Gardner who the Trump administration just named to head the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. From Ken Ward, Jr. in this morning’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:
President Donald Trump . . .
From the Think Progress:
The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump has officially nominated Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, to be deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Until recently, Wheeler was a registered lobbyist for Murray Energy; he de-registered as a lobbyist on August 11, . . .
Three more foxes for the hen house
Earlier this month I highlighted Trump's appointment of a former coal company president whose company had a history of mine safety violations to head the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Rather than an isolated incident -- this decision appears to be a part of a deliberate policy. Here are some additional appointments I found this . . .