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Trump's least controversial Cabinet pick is turning into one of his biggest headaches

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has reportedly left a bad impression on President Donald Trump.
Shulkin, an Obama-holdover who was unanimously confirmed by the Senate, has reportedly begun to irritate senior White House officials because of his response to the agency's scandals.
Current and former VA employees have also emailed unconfirmed statements of mismanagement stemming from the agency.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has reportedly begun to draw ire from President Donald Trump following a spate of scandals in his agency, according to an Axios report on...
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Trump's Nominee To Lead CIA Was Directly Involved in Controversial Interrogation Program

Trump's Nominee To Lead CIA Was Directly Involved in Controversial Interrogation Program

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President Trump has nominated Gina Haspel, a 33-year veteran of the CIA, to lead the agency. Before she can begin that role, she must first be approved by the Senate.
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Trump's CIA Pick Gina Haspel Oversaw Secret Prison, CIA Torture

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WASHINGTON - Gina Haspel's colleagues describe her as a seasoned veteran who would lead the CIA with integrity. Human rights advocates see her as someone who supervised torture at a secret prison.
President Donald Trump's pick to be the next - and first female - director of the clandestine agency has conflicting public reputations. If confirmed, the 61-year-old career spymaster will succeed Mike Pompeo, who is replacing ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
“I am grateful to President Trump for the opportunity, and humbled by his confidence in me,” Haspel said in a statement.
Haspel...
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43 top economists were polled on Trump's latest big policy - not a single one said it would help Americans

43 top economists were polled on Trump's latest big policy - not a single one said it would help Americans

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A new survey of 43 economists found that 93% disagreed or strongly disagreed with the idea that President Donald Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum will benefit Americans.
The remaining 7% did not respond to the survey.
This is broadly in line with other economists, industry groups, and business leaders who have warned that the net economic effects of the tariffs will be negative.
In a new survey of 43 top economists in the US, not a single one said President Donald Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum will end up being a net positive for Americans.
Overall, 65% of respondents...
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Trump's pick for new CIA chief dogged by secret prisons

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WASHINGTON - Gina Haspel, the veteran CIA undercover officer President Donald Trump picked on Tuesday to head the agency, is supported by many in the U.S. intelligence community but has faced criticism for overseeing a secret CIA prison in Thailand where detainees were tortured.
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'She was up to her eyeballs in torture': Trump's nominee for CIA director oversaw the torture of detainees under Bush

'She was up to her eyeballs in torture': Trump's nominee for CIA director oversaw the torture of detainees under Bush

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Gina Haspel, the president's controversial pick to lead the CIA, helped implement the agency's torture program under the George W. Bush administration.
A decorated 33-year veteran of the agency, Haspel ran a secret prison in Thailand where detainees were tortured, and later ordered the destruction of tapes of the brutal treatment.
Her nomination, which comes after CIA Director Mike Pompeo was selected to take over as secretary of state, has drawn new attention to the agency's stance on torture.
President Donald Trump's controversial nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency helped...
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Will Peter Roskam Campaign with Trump?

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Rep. Peter Roskam was asked whether he would want President Donald Trump to campaign for him in his district.
Here's how his office responded : “We have not requested the president's assistance and we don't plan on requesting his assistance.”
So you're saying there's a chance...
But seriously, Peter Roskam votes with Trump 94% of the time in Congress.
Roskam was a chief architect of the GOP tax scam, one of the president's top priorities in Congress.
And Roskam never blinked when it came to supporting the president's health care agenda.
Peter Roskam, you weren't asked if you had “requested...
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Donald Trump's CIA Pick Gina Haspel Will Face Questions About Torture

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President Donald Trump's pick for the next director of the CIA will face questions on Capitol Hill over her involvement in past torture programs.
Senators from both parties raised questions about Gina Haspel, who Trump announced Tuesday morning would replace current director Mike Pompeo, who he has nominated as Secretary of State. (Both positions require Senate confirmation.)
The current deputy director of the CIA , Haspel once led an an agency “black site” in Thailand where detainees were subjected to torture. She is also linked to a decision within the agency to destroy evidence of the...
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