For the first time in the history of this country, a vice president had to break a tie vote (50-50) on a cabinet nomination. The nominee was Betsy DeVos. The tie was because two Republicans, Sen. Susan Collins (ME) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK) voted against their party. In back-to-back floor speeches, the lawmakers said Ms. DeVos was unqualified […]
How do the executive actions taken by President Trump compare with those from President Obama? And what’s an executive order versus memorandum?
Highlights from this week with Donald Trump (January 27 – February 3) includes a controversial executive order and ethics issues.