Climate sceptic to head environment agency as Trump fills out cabinet

Climate sceptic to head environment agency as Trump fills out cabinet

Donald Trump on Wednesday picked a fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official, a retired general as homeland security chief and Iowa’s governor as US ambassador to China in choices at odds with some of his recent pronouncements. Trump, continuing to build his Cabinet as he prepares to take office on Jan. 20, […]

Haley for UN, DeVos for education as Trump picks first women for cabinet

Haley for UN, DeVos for education as Trump picks first women for cabinet

Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and prominent charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as his secretary of education, the first women selected for top-level posts in his new administration. Both Cabinet-level positions require Senate confirmation. While some cheered Haley’s selection, despite her limited experience […]

Trump’s likely picks: a cabinet of horrors for Democrats

Trump’s likely picks: a cabinet of horrors for Democrats

US progressives who have not yet recovered from Donald Trump’s shock victory may be in for another jolt when the 45th US president selects his future government. Here’s an overview of the key names circulating. Donald J. Trump pitched himself as an outsider on the campaign trail, which gives him a limited pool from which […]