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  • Trump's pick for Navy secretary withdraws

    February 26, 2017 9:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Navy is withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests. The nominee, Philip Bilden, is a businessman and former military intelligence officer in the Army Reserve. In a statement Bilden... more »
  • Alabama's Sessions sworn in as attorney general

    February 9, 2017 11:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions has been sworn in as President Donald Trump's attorney general. During an Oval Office ceremony, Trump called Sessions a man of integrity and principal, and someone who has devoted his life to the cause of justice. Sessions was sworn in the morning after the... more »
  • Mayor Broome announces cabinet appointments for new administration

    January 23, 2017 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has announced several staff positions in her new administration. Rowdy Gaudet, Dr. James Gilmore and Dr. Tamiara Wade will serve as Broome's Assistant Chief Administration officers. Gaudet currently works as the chief of staff for the state's Disaster Recovery Unit and... more »
  • Trump Cabinet is first without Latino in decades

    January 19, 2017 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump's spokesman is dismissing concerns about the absence of a Latino in the new Cabinet. Trump's selection of Sonny Perdue for the position of Agriculture Secretary finalizes his Cabinet - and makes it the first Cabinet absent a Latino in nearly three decades. Sean Spicer says... more »
  • Trump Cabinet excites his voters: 'We have to trust him'

    December 18, 2016 3:29 PM

    As each Cabinet announcement draws fresh criticism of Donald Trump's latest appointees, many Americans who voted for him say the president-elect is doing what he promised to do: draining the swamp. And they're excited. To them, the idea of a defense secretary nicknamed "Mad Dog" is bliss. They rejoice in... more »
  • Romney honored to have been considered for State

    December 12, 2016 10:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney appears to be out of the running for secretary of state, writing on Facebook that it "was an honor to have been considered" for the job in Donald Trump's Cabinet. Romney writes: "My discussions with President-elect Trump have been both enjoyable and enlightening. I have very... more »
  • Trump team 'not going to rush' Cabinet picks

    November 16, 2016 12:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - A spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump says the transition team is "not going to rush" to put forward potential Cabinet selections. Jason Miller said Wednesday that Trump's team wants to feel confident their choices will be able to be confirmed by the Senate and can implement the president-elect's... more »
  • Jindal could return to politics as member of Trump's cabinet

    November 9, 2016 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Governor and presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal's name is being tossed around as a possible Health and Human Services secretary under Donald Trump's cabinet. Jindal ran Louisiana's health department under Governor Mike Foster. Jindal was just 26 when he was appointed. The Wall Street Journal... more »
  • Kuwaiti Cabinet resigns, parliament dissolves

    October 16, 2016 12:59 PM

    KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait's Cabinet has resigned and its parliament has been dissolved over a "lack of cooperation," setting the stage for early elections. Kuwait's state-run television and news agency made the announcement Sunday after an emergency government meeting. Kuwait, a major oil producer and a stalwart U.S. ally, held... more »
  • China: Can't sue Cabinet-level agency over Chinese drywall

    April 22, 2016 10:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - China's Ministry of Justice has sent back a lawsuit in which thousands of U.S. homeowners in six states say a Cabinet-level agency should pay for damage to their homes from defective drywall made in China. The ministry says it won't serve the legal papers because the... more »
  • Governor keeps juvenile justice, financial agency leaders

    February 3, 2016 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is keeping his predecessor's picks to lead Louisiana's juvenile corrections office and the state's financial regulatory agency. The governor announced Wednesday he is reappointing Mary Livers as deputy secretary for the Office of Juvenile Justice and John Ducrest as commissioner of the Office... more »
  • Dardenne says he'll cut executive payroll

    February 2, 2016 7:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says he will cut spending on his office's executive staff, amid criticism that Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is paying too much for his cabinet secretaries. Dardenne, who serves as the governor's chief financial adviser, is receiving a $237,500 annual salary, a more... more »
  • Cabinet jobs remain to be filled in Edwards administration

    January 26, 2016 3:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two weeks into Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration, a few cabinet secretary positions remain to be filled by Louisiana's new governor. Edwards has chosen leaders of most of the executive branch departments. But he has yet to name the secretaries of the Department of Natural Resources, which oversees... more »
  • 'Road tour' by Cabinet members to promote Obama proposals

    January 10, 2016 7:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Cabinet members will be traveling around the country in the coming days to help promote President Barack Obama's State of the Union proposals. The White House says the "road tour" is geared toward highlighting pressing issues facing the country such as climate change, health, criminal justice and access... more »
  • December 17, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    December 17, 2015 8:06 AM

    Here are today's top stories: New Orleans considers removing Confederate monuments Governor-elect Edwards pieces together more of his cabinet Star Wars fans warned to leave some costume pieces at home May the chill be with us Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Governor-elect Edwards pieces together more of his cabinet

    December 16, 2015 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former congressman, a term-limited lawmaker and the current state police superintendent are among Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' latest cabinet appointments. Edwards Wednesday named former U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon as secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and term-limited state Rep. Karen St. Germain as... more »
  • Dardenne's new job as budget adviser comes with pay hike

    December 8, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will double his state paycheck when he takes over as Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' chief budget adviser. Dardenne will become Edwards' commissioner of administration on Jan. 11, when the new governor is sworn in. With Dardenne's new role comes a salary of $237,500.... more »
  • Edwards announces Dardenne as commissioner of administration

    December 7, 2015 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor-election John Bel Edwards confirmed Monday what had been long-expected: that former gubernatorial rival Jay Dardenne would serve as his commissioner of administration. Dardenne, a Republican, came in fourth in the governor's primary behind fellow GOP candidate Senator David Vitter and Edwards, a Democrat. Dardenne... more »

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