Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL

Updated Dec 13, 2016 at 12:24 PM

The Donald Trump transition team made it official on Tuesday that Texas’ longest serving governor, Rick Perry, will be tapped as the new head of the Energy Department for the president-elect’s first term starting on Jan. 20.

Updated Dec 13, 2016 at 5:41 AM

After numerous interviews with seasoned politicians such as Gov. Mitt Romney, Sen. Bob Corker, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump will continue his campaign to "drain the swamp" in Washington by picking an oil and gas executive from the...

Updated Dec 9, 2016 at 11:52 AM

Andrew Puzder, a fast food executive in charge of the  Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s burger chains, has been chosen by Donald Trump to lead the Labor Department. The Thursday announcement riled up some of the president-elect's more...

Updated Dec 8, 2016 at 5:08 PM

When Donald Trump announced his pick for nominee to lead the EPA, a near-universal yelp of anguish could be heard coming from environmentalist corners where they point to NASA and other...

Updated Dec 7, 2016 at 4:41 PM

On Wednesday, Donald Trump named his nominee for the next leader of Homeland Security, retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly.

Posted Dec 5, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Before advising Donald Trump on various positions following the mercurial businessman's GOP presidential nomination, Dr. Ben Carson was a political outsider who spoke in soothing tones to plead the nation in moving to a...

Updated Dec 2, 2016 at 12:10 PM

The "Warrior Monk" comes to Washington

Posted Nov 30, 2016 at 4:00 AM

resident-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department is a former Goldman Sachs banker with no prior government experience. As the national finance chairman for Trump's campaign, Steve Mnuchin raised millions in donations in a...

Updated Nov 29, 2016 at 12:09 PM

President-elect Donald J. Trump named his new top administrator for the Health and Human Services on Tuesday, Rep. Tom Price of Georgia.

Updated Nov 23, 2016 at 2:24 PM

In a revitalized effort to fix the Republican divide, President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina to be his Ambassador to the United Nations.

Updated Nov 18, 2016 at 3:57 PM

Along with Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas was tapped for Senate confirmation on Friday by Trump's transition team. He is to serve as the CIA director if confirmed.

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