Secretary of the Interior

  • Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) arrives for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower. Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters
    December 15, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump picked Rep. Ryan Zinke to lead the Interior Department. A first-term congressman, Zinke has pushed for energy independence and voted to expand oil and gas drilling. Also, white supremacist Dylann Roof was found guilty of federal hate crimes in the killing of nine black church-goers in Charleston, South Carolina, last year. Continue reading

  • February 6, 2013  

    President Obama named Recreational Equipment Inc. executive Sally Jewell to replace Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior. Gwen Ifill talks to National Journal’s Coral Davenport, Greg Ip of The Economist and Julie Rovner from NPR about the appointment and remaining Cabinet vacancies at the start of the president’s new term. Continue reading

  • June 28, 2007  

    America’s national symbol, the bald eagle, has officially been taken off the endangered species list 40 years after coming close to extinction. The NewsHour reports on how and why this iconic bird is thriving once again. Continue reading