Trump’s Labor nominee to withdraw: reports | TheHill

President Trump’s nominee to lead the Labor Department, Andy Puzder, is expected to withdraw his nomination, according to a number of reports Wednesday. NBC News: Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder is expected to withdraw, sources tell @PeterAlexander Puzder’s spokesperson said he does not have any information to share. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions […]

Labor Secretary Nominee Andy Puzder Withdraws Nomination – NBC News

Andy Puzder, President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, withdrew his nomination on Wednesday amid growing questions about his business record and scrutiny from senators on both sides of the aisle. The head of CKE Restaurants, which owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., came under harsh criticism from Democrats and liberal groups for his opposition to […]

Elon Musk Responds to Claims of Low Pay, Injuries, and Anti-Union Policies at Tesla Plant

Image: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File Tesla’s effort to bring electric cars to the world has often felt like science fiction in real life. CEO Elon Musk’s continued defense of and association with the decided anti-science Trump administration has cracked that illusion somewhat, but an alleged employee’s impassioned post on the car company’s working conditions […]

The White House wanted more coverage of Trump’s other executive orders. Seth Meyers obliged. – The Washington Post

Senior White House counselor Kellyanne Conway this week complained that the media has been paying too much attention to only one of President Trump’s executive orders — namely, his temporary ban on refugees and travel from seven Muslim-majority countries — and not enough to the many others Trump has signed since taking office. So Seth Meyers […]

Trump freezes hiring of many federal workers – The Washington Post

President Trump instituted an immediate hiring freeze Monday, signing a presidential memorandum that would affect a large swath of the executive branch but leave wide latitude for exemptions for those working in the military, national security and public safety. The move — coming on the new president’s first full working day in the White House […]

Pelosi on Gorsuch: ‘A very hostile appointment’ – CNNPolitics.com

“Elections have ramifications, and here is a living, breathing example of it,” Pelosi said Tuesday night during a CNN town hall moderated by Jake Tapper. Pelosi cited Gorsuch’s rulings on health care, gun safety and environmental issues to explain her concerns. She said Senate Democrats — who only have 48 seats and have not yet […]