Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Trump Nominates NFL Team Owner As Ambassador To Britain

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

In the official statement, the White House cited Johnson’s stint as the CEO and chairman of the Jets for 16 years and mentioned he had served on the President’s Export Council and the President’s Commission on White House Fellows. Trump said Johnson was "going to Saint James", in a reference to the official title of ambassador of the United States to the Court of St. James, according to multiple reports.

Trump nominates NFL team owner as envoy to Britain

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

US President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will formally nominate Republican fundraiser and American football team owner Woody Johnson to be his ambassador to Britain. The pick had been expected since January, when the then president-elect announced his intention to tap Johnson as envoy to Washington's closest European ally during a leadership lunch with congressional Republicans and incoming cabinet members. Johnson, 70, owns the New York Jets, a member of the National Football League, and has an extensive record for raising cash for Republicans.

Trump wants Jets owner, former Dodgers co-owner as US envoys

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he'll nominate New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom. Johnson raised money for Trump's presidential campaign and donated funds to help pay for inaugural festivities

Donald Trump’s new golfing buddy? Redskins QB Kirk Cousins

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

As you may have heard, President Donald Trump golfs a lot. And many people wouldn’t pass the opportunity to golf with the President of the United States, regardless of their politics. When Cousins arrived, the group finally included someone most Washingtonians want around for the next three-and-a-half years. Cousins and two others golfed with Trump last Saturday at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminister, N.J., the Post said.

House Democrats Are Taking An Important Step Toward Diversity

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

House Democrats are adopting new rules in an effort to promote staff diversity on Capitol Hill. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democratic leadership team launched the House Democratic Diversity Initiative on Wednesday. The project, based on the NFL's "Rooney Rule," will place a full-time staffer in charge of increasing diversity among the House Democrats' staffs and expanding potential opportunities for diverse candidates at every employment level.

What Do the Warriors Think of Donald Trump? The NBA Champs May Decide to Skip White House Visit

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Updated | The Golden State Warriors said Tuesday they have not decided whether they will go to the White House following their NBA Finals victory. "Today is all about celebrating our championship," the team said in a statement. Reports surfaced early Tuesday morning that the team had "unanimously" decided to forgo a visit to the White House, a tradition for the NBA championship-winning team. "I can't believe we're getting this question already," owner Joe Lacob said Tuesday. After the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl earlier this year, six players ended up announcing they would not be visiting the White House to celebrate the win with the president.

Clemson honored by President Trump at the White House (Video)

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Clemson made the trip to The White House on Monday to honor its big win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship. President Donald Trump spoke glowingly of the Tigers thrilling last second, come-from-behind win back in January and recognized head coach Dabo Swinney and several prominent members of the team. “Clemson Tigers: you gave America an incredible game that will go down in the record books as one of the hardest-fought, and probably one of the most exciting games ever played,” President Trump said.

Who will win the AFC West? Ask Donald Penn and Aqib Talib

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn and Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib banter about their division rivalry while at the Donald Penn Foundation youth football and cheer camp.

Donald Trump attacks Democrats for key government vacancies despite failing to nominate candidates

Monday, June 5th, 2017

President Donald Trump has lambasted Democrats for not approving his nominees, even though he has named few candidates to fill those executive branch positions. Of the 559 key positions that require Senate confirmation, only 63 – or 11 per cent – have been formally nominated. Of those nominees, 39 have been confirmed, according to the Washington Post and the nonpartisan group Partnership for Public Service.

Donald Trump, Peyton Manning golf together at Trump National

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Peyton Manning, center left, and Sen. Bob Corker, right, after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House on Sunday. If Manning had a regular job, he might not have been able to golf with the President of the United States on Sunday. Manning and President Donald Trump, along with Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, spent Sunday at Trump National Golf Course according to CNN.