Cabinet


Government Suspends Pro-Reform Kosel Plan

At the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday, the government decided that the controversial plan to establish a designated mixed-gender prayer area at the Kosel will not be implemented. The immediate…

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Acosta Sworn in as 27th Labor Secretary

Alexander Acosta was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence as the nation’s new labor secretary on Friday, filling out President Donald Trump’s Cabinet on his 99th day in office.…

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New Interior Secretary Arrives on Horseback

Arriving on horseback Thursday, newly-minted Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke pledged that he would devote more resources to national parks, boost the morale of department employees and bolster the sovereignty of…

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Senate Confirms Dr. Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

The Senate has confirmed retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson as housing secretary. The vote was 58-41. Carson will lead an agency of some 8,300 employees with…

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Senate Confirms Montana Rep. Zinke as Interior Secretary

Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke won Senate confirmation Wednesday as President Donald Trump’s Interior secretary, giving him responsibility for overseeing the nation’s 400 million acres of public land, mostly in the…

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Senate Confirms Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary

The Senate on Monday confirmed Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary, by a vote of 72-27. Ross was sworn in on Tuesday morning. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of…

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Trump Taps Alexander Acosta to Be Labor Secretary

President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated former National Labor Relations Board member R. Alexander Acosta to serve as U.S. secretary of labor, one day after Trump’s original choice withdrew. Acosta…

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Puzder Withdraws His Nomination as Labor Secretary

Fast food CEO Andrew Puzder asked on Wednesday for his nomination as President Donald Trump’s secretary of labor to be withdrawn as a growing number of Republicans questioned his failure…

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Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Resigns

President Donald Trump’s embattled National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with…

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Tom Price Sworn in as HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump’s new Health and Human Services secretary took office Friday after becoming the latest Cabinet nominee to eke out a confirmation victory in the bitterly divided Senate. Vice…

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Senate Confirms Sessions for Attorney General

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration despite fierce Democratic opposition to the Alabama Republican over his record on civil rights…

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Community Advocates Welcome DeVos Confirmation

After an unusually stormy confirmation process and a razor-thin vote in the senate, advocates for the Orthodox community welcomed the confirmation of school choice advocate Betsy DeVos to be the…

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What to Expect in Trump’s First 100 Days

President Donald Trump’s unorthodox quest for the White House was fueled by his disregard for convention and the nagging sense that he — and ultimately his supporters — were underestimated…

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