Trump administration

  • Trump: All-star administration?

    President-elect Donald Trump’s nominations for Defense, Homeland Security and National Security Advisor touch off Washington star wars.

  • David Hawkings: Trump administration likely to support lawmaker agenda

    David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, predicts that proposed changes by lawmakers will likely garner more support from the Trump administration than they did in the Obama administration. Hawkings walks Federal Drive with Tom Temin through the Capitol Hill near-term agenda.

  • Fast first week for Trump administration

    President Donald Trump got to work quickly after his inauguration a week ago. Of greatest immediate impact on federal employees, by Monday the administration had imposed a hiring freeze.

  • Daniel Benjamin: Trump’s ability to conduct foreign policy questionable

    When Donald Trump, as president-elect, went after the intelligence community on its reports of alleged Russian election hacking, one could say it surprised the establishment. Daniel Benjamin, a former State Department employee and scholar at Dartmouth College, argues on Federal Drive with Tom Temin that it may have sabotaged the Trump Administration’s ability to conduct foreign policy.

  • Margot Conrad: Hiring freeze affects ability to ensure quality service

    Everybody likes a smaller, more efficient government with better services from its agencies and the habit of hiring the best possible people. Throw in a hiring freeze and a reduction through attrition and you end up with a nearly unsolvable equation. Margo Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the effects the freeze may have on the ability to ensure quality service.

  • Yates’ dismissal, State Dept. employees dissent keeping feds on alert

    Lynne Bernabei, a partner with the D.C. law firm of Bernabei and Kabat, said Yates’ firing and Trump administration distaste of State Department dissent channel will give federal employees a lot to think about.

  • Trump administration’s second week proves as active as the first

    Elements of it might have been controversial, but the Trump administration in its second week launched a slew of new initiatives.

  • David Hawkings: What’s ahead for Trump administration

    Congress is slow to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominees and the administration’s budget proposal will most likely be delayed. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, spoke on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what to expect in the upcoming weeks.

  • Carper, McCaskill seek details on Trump advisers’ use of private emails

    Two Democrat senators are prodding the White House for more information on the private email accounts used by Trump administration senior officials.

  • Immigration and confirmations mark week three

    Battling on both the judicial and immigration fronts, the Trump administration over the past week faced a legal setback to its action on immigration from seven countries. The issue was before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, likely en route to the Supreme Court.