Tag: Appointments

Wrestling Exec Linda McMahon a Top Choice for Trump’s Small Business Chief

Megan Cassella, Politico – November 30, 2016

Linda McMahon, a professional wrestling executive and former Republican contender for Connecticut’s U.S. Senate seats, is among the top contenders to lead Trump’s Small Business Administration, sources close to the matter tell POLITICO.

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Every One of Donald Trump’s Cabinet Picks So Far Opposes LGBT Rights

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – November 30, 2016

During his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump did something unusual: He acknowledged LGBT Americans. Referring to the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Trump said, “This time, the terrorist targeted the LGBTQ community … and we’re going to stop it.” He then promised to “protect LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.”

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Trump Picks Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

Jeremy W. Peters and Maggie Haberman, New York Times – November 29, 2016

She is a woman and an immigrant, a fixture of the Republican establishment for two decades. She is a savvy and professional practitioner of the capital’s inside game. And now she is going to work for President-elect Donald J. Trump.

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Donald Trump Adds K.T. McFarland to His National Security Team

Mark Landler, New York Times – November 25, 2016

President-elect Donald J. Trump filled two lower-profile but influential White House staff jobs on Friday, while his high-profile candidate for secretary of housing and urban development, Ben Carson, continued to deliberate about whether to join the administration.

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8 Facts to Know About Governor Nikki Haley, Our New US Ambassador to the UN

Mattie Kahn, Elle – November 23, 2016

Nikki Haley made no secret of her ambivalence about Donald Trump during the election, backing first Marco Rubio and then Ted Cruz over him and criticizing his rhetoric at several key moments during the race.

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Trump’s Transition Team: Binders with Few Women

Henry C. Jackson and Patrick Reis, Politico – November 11, 2016

There are seven people leading the executive committee for President Elect Donald Trump’s transition team. Zero of them are women. The dearth of women is not a rarity among Trump’s transition hires to date. Of the 79 people listed thus far on four separate Trump transition staff teams or advisory groups, women account for 19 — or about 21 percent.

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