Senator Lisa Murkowski is once again acting as a political speed bump Pres. Donald Trump’s agenda. Fresh off her vote against the confirmation of Pres. Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, Alaska’s senior senator is signaling her willingness to stand in the way of filling another cabinet post. This time it’s Trump’s Secretary of Labor nominee Andrew Puzder.
As Goddard points out, support for limited government and free-market capitalism used to be defining characteristics of what it meant to be Republican. For months now I have watched as Republicans and self-described conservatives contorted their minds into logic pretzels in order to justify their anger at not getting all the free money from the government they are owed from the Permanent Fund.
What does former U.S. Senator Mark Begich think of Gov. Walker’s budget, the job Ethan Berkowitz is doing as Mayor, and how progressives can combat the incoming Trump administration? Oh, and what will Begich be running for next? Check out all that and much more on this week’s installment of The Midnight Sun Podcast.
It looks like dreams of Alaskans to be represented by one of their own atop the Interior Department, and the individual dreams of Alaskans Mead Treadwell and Bob Gillam to be that person, aren’t going to be realized.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the highest-ranking woman in the House Republican leadership, will be announced as Donald Trump’s secretary of the interior, the Wall Street Journal reports.
In our December 4th episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss this week’s Palin vs. Trump fight, whether any of the Alaskans vying to be the next Secretary of Interior have a real shot at the job, and the taxi industry reform ordinance the Anchorage Assembly will be hearing Tuesday night. In addition, incoming House Minority Leader Rep. Charisse Millett stops by for an in-depth discussion of Alaska’s fiscal policy and the impact of 15 freshmen legislators will have this year.