In another day of contentious confirmation hearings, the most dogged questioning came for Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin, a billionaire banker who worked at Goldman Sachs owned a hedge fund. Meanwhile, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, nominee for energy secretary,…
After a first week of confirmation hearings drew considerable attention to some of President-elect Donald Trump’s more controversial picks for the Cabinet, including Sen. Jeff Sessions, another round of nominees will this week face Senate committees with questions about their…
By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Pace, Associated Press
Given the narrow GOP majority in the Senate, Steven Mnuchin is likely to be confirmed. But Democrats plan to rough him up along the way, grilling the former Goldman Sachs executive over his Wall Street ties and his stake in…
By PBS NewsHour
President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed economic team suggests a preference for Wall Street veterans, in a reversal of his campaign promise to surround himself with establishment outsiders. Judy Woodruff speaks with David Wessel of The Brookings Institution about the “elite” appointments,…
By PBS NewsHour
President-elect Donald Trump announced two more Cabinet picks on Wednesday: Goldman Sachs veteran Steven Mnuchin for treasury secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary. He also chose a deputy for Ross: Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts. On Twitter,…
By Martin Crutsinger, Julie Bykowicz and Julie Pace, Associated Press
Steven Mnuchin has had a long history as a successful financial executive and a period as head of Trump's campaign finance operation.
By Associated Press
President-elect Donald Trump has picked former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary and financier Wilbur Ross to lead the Commerce Department.
By Laurie Kellman and Julie Pace, Associated Press
President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's leaving his business empire to focus on being the nation's 45th president.
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