Tag Archives: 2017

7 Candidates Explain Why They Should Be The Next Head Of The Democratic National Committee

January 24, 2017 C-SPAN News http://MOXNews.com
The seven declared candidates running to be chair of the Democratic National Committee participated in a forum. They answered questions on how they would expand the committee’s reach and boost its effectiveness in the 2020 elections, following the Democrats’ 2016 national defeat, and talked about ways to diversify the committee’s staff and cadre of contractors.
Joy-Ann Reid moderated this “DNC Chair Candidates Forum 2017” held in the Jack Morton Auditorium of George Washington University.

Tom Price Confirmation Hearing To Become Secretary Of Health And Human Services Dept

January 24, 2017 C-SPAN News http://MOXNews.com
Representative Tom Price (R-GA) testified before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination to be Health and Human Services secretary in the Trump administration. Representative Price in his remarks committed to several committee members he would work with them to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable health coverage as congressional Republicans continued working toward their pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. He also talked about the solvency of Medicare, Medicaid expansion, and his trading of health care stocks. Regarding his investments, he once again defended his actions, calling them ethical, legal,

Rick “Abolish-Department-Of-Energy” Perry Confirmation Hearing To Be Head Of Dept Of Energy

January 19, 2017 C-SPAN News
Former Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on his nomination to be energy secretary in the Trump administration.
In his opening statement, Energy Secretary Nominee Rick Perry addresses previous comments he made about the Department of Energy stating, “my past statements made over five years ago about abolishing the Department of Energy do not reflect my current thinking. In fact, after being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the Department of Energy, I regret recommending its elimination.”

Doctor Ben Carson Grilled On What Qualifies Him To Be HUD Secretary At Confirmation Hearing

January 12, 2017 C-SPAN News
Ben Carson testified at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination to be Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) secretary in the Donald Trump administration. Dr. Carson, a former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, spoke extensively about his childhood growing up in poverty, and answered questions on a variety of housing issues, including rental vouchers, tribal housing, and federal backing of mortgage loans. He was also asked to reconcile his personal views on poverty and LGBT rights with HUD’s responsibility in adjudicating fair housing access cases.

Confirmation Hearing For Mike Pompeo To Become Head Of CIA

January 12, 2017 C-SPAN News http://MOXNews.com
Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) testified at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on his nomination to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the Donald Trump administration.
Due to a power outage beginning 14 minutes into the hearing, there is no video for approximately 53 minutes.

Senators And Top Intel Spooks ACT Like “RT News” Is A Major Threat At Hearing On Russian Hacking

January 10, 2017 C-SPAN News
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was joined by the heads of the FBI, CIA, and the National Security Agency in testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on their collective investigation and findings on Russian influence in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The men reiterated many of the points made in their unclassified report on Russia’s influence, including their conclusion that Russian President Vladimir Putin was directly involved. In his first congressional appearance since the election, FBI Director James Comey faced sharp questioning on whether his agency was investigating potential connections between either of the presidential campaigns and Russian officials, and he said he couldn’t comment on whether or not such an investigation was ongoing.