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Nov 13, 2016, 6:43pm EST
  • May 10, 2017

    Scott Gottlieb, the new FDA chief, explained

    Trump wants to deregulate the Food and Drug Administration. He chose the right guy for the job.

  • March 8, 2017

    Trump’s rumored pick for NATO ambassador doesn’t seem to agree with him about NATO

    He once tweeted that "if you think Trump knows foreign policy issues then absolutely yes, you are stupid."

  • March 8, 2017

    The weird mystery of the Trump administration's agriculture secretary vacancy

    Sonny Perdue's stalled confirmation, not explained because nobody knows what's happening

  • March 2, 2017

    Now that he’s confirmed, Rick Perry has a big decision to make about the Energy Department

    He’s entering the agency right at a moment of crisis.

  • February 21, 2017

    549 key positions in the administration need Senate confirmation. So far, Trump has filled 14.

    A conversation with Max Stier, the CEO of a group that helped prepare Trump for the transition.

  • February 20, 2017

    H.R. McMaster, Trump’s pick for national security adviser: a brief guide

    A good general who's just been given a very tough job.

  • February 16, 2017

    The confirmation hearing for Trump's ambassador to Israel was a total circus

    David Friedman’s controversial positions on Israel prompted protests and skepticism.

  • February 16, 2017

    Donald Trump just named his next labor secretary nominee

    The new nominee’s CV could hardly look more different than that of Trump’s first pick.

  • February 16, 2017

    Donald Trump is falling way behind schedule in executive branch appointments

    He’s losing nominees faster than he’s designating new ones.

  • February 15, 2017

    Donald Trump’s pick for labor secretary is withdrawing

    Andrew Puzder was sunk by two high-profile scandals that led several Republican senators to refuse to support his candidacy.

  • February 15, 2017

    The ex-wife of Trump's Labor pick appeared on this domestic violence episode of Oprah

    She has since retracted the allegations, but the video is likely to hurt an already imperiled nomination.

  • February 14, 2017

    Trump said he would hire the best people. Instead we got the Trump administration.

    A reality TV star, not a management savant.

  • February 14, 2017

    Michael Flynn, Trump's national security adviser, resigns over Russia lies

    Flynn, a Trump loyalist, had been on thin ice even before the scandal that cost him his job.

  • February 10, 2017

    The controversy around HHS secretary Tom Price’s stock portfolio, explained

    Why Democrats are attacking Price’s conflicts of interest at his confirmation hearings.

  • February 9, 2017

    Tom Price is likely headed for overnight confirmation as HHS secretary

    He’s expected to oversee Obamacare repeal efforts for the Trump administration.

  • February 7, 2017

    Betsy DeVos can change education in America without doing a thing

    When she does, what will happen to the high-profile resistance to Trump’s most divisive nominee?

  • February 7, 2017

    How Betsy DeVos became Trump’s most controversial nominee

    She’ll likely be confirmed today with less support than any Cabinet member in history.

  • February 7, 2017

    There's still one Trump nominee who could go down in flames

    Why one Trump Cabinet nominee is still stuck at the starting gate.

  • February 7, 2017

    The job of the education secretary isn’t to defend public schools. It’s to help kids learn.

  • February 7, 2017

    Someone paid random internet users to lobby for Betsy DeVos's confirmation

    Unknown “bad actors” may be behind these odd ads for the secretary of education nominee.

  • February 7, 2017

    Partisanship of Cabinet confirmations is rising. But Trump’s picks are still different.

    This chart that shows how Cabinet nominations have become hyperpartisan.

  • February 1, 2017

    On the day Rex Tillerson is confirmed, the House votes to kill a transparency rule for oil companies

    At least Exxon Mobil had a good day.

  • February 1, 2017

    The mystery that is Rex Tillerson

    What will Rex Tillerson do as secretary of state? It’s really hard to say.

  • February 1, 2017

    Republicans change Senate rules to thwart boycott over Trump nominees’ inaccurate testimony

    Trump’s Cabinet picks will pay no price for clear falsehoods in their sworn statements.

  • January 31, 2017

    Senate Democrats are boycotting a vote on Tom Price over his sweetheart deals

    They’re boycotting a vote on Steve Mnuchin too.