Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition – Scientific American

Donald Trump has selected one of the best-known climate skeptics to lead his U.S. EPA transition team, according to two sources close to the campaign.Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the  conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, is spearheading Trump’s  transition plans for EPA, the sources said. 

Steve Bannon, Trump’s Top Guy, Told Me He Was ‘a Leninist’

The Breitbart executive director turned GOP leader boasted at a party about his goal of destroying the conservative establishment. “Lenin,” he answered, “wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.” Bannon was employing Lenin’s strategy for Tea Party populist goals. He included in that group the Republican and Democratic Parties, as well as the traditional conservative press.

Trump Staff Shake-Up Slows Transition to Near Halt

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition operation plunged into disarray on Tuesday with the abrupt departure of Mike Rogers, who had handled national security matters, the second shake-up in less than a week on a team that has not yet begun to execute the daunting task of taking over the government.

Here's What You Have To Know About Trump's Transition Team

The transition team–the entity tasked with hiring staff, assembling Trump's cabinet and laying out the blue print for Trump's first 100 days– is like Trump's campaign itself: leaner than past operations and far more unconventional with an estimated 100 individuals working on it full time, according to CNN. Leading the team is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former competitor. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a loyal foot soldier for Trump whose vision of border wall brand of immigration reform became a central theme in Trump's campaign, is also closely involved.

Bernie Sanders: Trump already breaking campaign promise to ‘drain the swamp’

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Tuesday took aim at Donald Trump’s inclusion of lobbyists and industry  executives on his transition team, blasting the president-elect for going back on a campaign promise to keep special interests out of Washington before he has even stepped foot in the White House.

Google Gets a Seat on the Trump Transition Team

Joshua Wright has been put in charge of transition efforts at the  influential Federal Trade Commission after pulling off the rare  revolving-door quadruple-play, moving from Google-supported academic work to government – as an FTC commissioner – back to the Google gravy train and now back to the government.

This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

Well before victories for Brexit and Trump seemed possible, Bannon declared there was a “global tea party movement” and praised European far-right parties like Great Britain’s UKIP and France’s National Front. Bannon also suggested that a racist element in far-right parties “all gets kind of washed out,” that the West was facing a “crisis of capitalism” after losing its “Judeo-Christian foundation,” and he blasted “crony capitalists” in Washington for failing to prosecute bank executives over the financial crisis..

Watchdog Group Alleges Illegal Super PAC Payments To Steve Bannon

A super PAC run by close allies to President-elect Donald Trump is under FEC scrutiny for discrepancies in a filing it made during the presidential campaign, drawing renewed attention to a watchdog group's complaint alleging it funneled improper payments to Steve Bannon, Trump's campaign CEO and now his chief strategist.