Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Resigns, Blames Trump For Inflaming Tensions At Capitol Riot

Topline Education Secretary Betsy DeVos handed in her resignation on Thursday, according to a Wall Street Journal report, making her the second Trump administration Cabinet member to quit over the Wednesday violence at the U.S. Capitol.  U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos listens during a cabinet meeting in the East Room of the … [+]…Continue Reading

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will fill Kamala Harris’ US Senate seat

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has selected the state’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ US Senate seat. Padilla will be the first-ever Latino to represent California in the US Senate, and will serve out the rest of Harris’ term until 2022, at which point he will have the option to…Continue Reading

Secretary of State says Russia is ‘clearly’ behind federal agency hacks (updated)

President Trump hasn’t acknowledge the hacks or named culprits so far. He has historically been reluctant to accuse Russia of hacking campaigns, and at one point claimed that Russia had stopped cyberattacks despite evidence and contradictory remarks. Russia has denied involvement so far, but it typically maintains innocence regardless of proof.The Secretary of State’s public…Continue Reading

Secretary of State Pompeo says hack was ‘pretty clearly’ Russian

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a Friday night interview that he believes Russia is behind a hack that breached dozens of federal agencies and companies, including the cybersecurity company FireEye.Speaking on the “Mark Levin Show,” Pompeo said the effort was “pretty clearly” tied to Russia.”I can’t say much more as we’re still…Continue Reading

Secretary Perdue Applauds USDA’s 2020 Accomplishments

(Washington, D.C., December 16, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the accomplishments made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the past year. “While this was a tough year with the coronavirus, historic wildfires, and weather damage, USDA met these challenges with a multitude of programs and services to support…Continue Reading

Interior Secretary Bernhardt tests positive

Phil Helsel5h ago / 4:21 AM UTCInterior Secretary David Bernhardt on Wednesday tested positive for Covid-19, a spokesman for the department said.Bernhardt is currently asymptomatic, spokesman Nicholas Goodwin said, adding that Bernhardt “will continue to work on behalf of the American people while in quarantine.”The Washington Post first reported that Bernhardt tested positive. The newspaper…Continue Reading

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock says a new coronavirus strain may be spreading faster than the original, but scientists aren’t so sure

A new coronavirus strain may be fueling new spread in southern England, according to UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock. “Initial analysis suggests this variant is growing faster than the existing variants,” Hancock said on Monday. But many scientists are urging calm in the face of this news, since new strains aren’t necessarily more dangerous or…Continue Reading

HUD Secretary Ben Carson improving following COVID-19 diagnosis

Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said he’s “out of the woods” after experiencing severe symptoms related to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis earlier this month, according to a MarketWatch report. Carson, 69, credited a botanical treatment derived from the oleander plant for his “dramatic” improvement after he began feeling ill, he said…Continue Reading

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin wants to redirect $580 billion of unspent stimulus money to prop up small businesses and extend unemployment benefits

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wants to funnel unspent stimulus money into the American economy, he said on Thursday evening. “I hope that Congress will seriously consider reallocating $580 billion of funds that have already been appropriated that wouldn’t cost taxpayers an additional penny,” Mnuchin told Bloomberg. That move would require congressional approval. Mnuchin’s comments come…Continue Reading

Arizona secretary of state calls on Trump, members of Congress to stop ‘perpetuating misinformation’

The top elections official in Arizona called on President TrumpDonald John Trump46 percent of voters say Trump should concede immediately: poll Michigan county reverses course, votes unanimously to certify election results GOP senator: Trump shouldn’t fire top cybersecurity official MORE and members of Congress on Wednesday to stop “perpetuating misinformation” as she faces threats of…Continue Reading