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FIU Law School Dean R. Alexander Acosta to Be Nominated Labor Secretary

R. Alexander Acosta, dean of the Florida International University’s law school, will be  nominated by President Donald Trump as head of the Labor Department. Acosta previously held various Presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed positions in the government such as a member of the National Labor Relations Board, the White House said Thursday. He also served …

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Report: White House Eyes Approval of Missile, F-16 Sale to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

The White House looks to approve a proposed $300 million foreign military sale of precision-guided missile package to Saudi Arabia and a potential multibillion dollar order for F-16 aircraft from Bahrain, The Washington Times reported Wednesday. A U.S. government official told The Times the approval of both transactions would be “significant” sales …

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4 Senior Staff Join White House’s National Security Council

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has announced the appointment of David Cattler, John Eisenberg, Kevin Harrington and Kenneth Juster to the National Security Council. The White House said Thursday that Cattler will serve as deputy assistant to the president for regional affairs; Eisenberg was named deputy counsel for national security affairs; and Harrington will work as …

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Trump Cancels Plans to Ink Cybersecurity Executive Order

President Donald Trump postponed plans to sign Tuesday an executive order that would seek to build up the country’s defensive and offensive cyber capabilities and commission a government-wide assessment of cyber risks, The Hill reported Tuesday. Jordan Fabian writes the White House did not offer a reason behind the canceled signing ceremony …

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Andrea Thompson to Serve as Nat’l Security Adviser to Mike Pence, Deputy Asst to Trump

Andrea Thompson, a retired U.S. Army colonel and former national security adviser to the House Homeland Security Committee, will assume the roles of deputy assistant to the president and national security adviser to the vice president. The White House said Wednesday Thompson, who most recently worked as director of the McChrystal Group Leadership …

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