Tag: drain the swamp

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Number of Registered Lobbyists Falls 14% in 2017

The number of federally registered political lobbyists has fallen by 14 percent thus far in 2017 from the 2016 total. However, based on data provided by the non-partisan OpenSecrets.org, spending by lobbyists is on track to rise by about 3 percent in 2017.

President Barack Obama, joined by the Easter Bunny, greets members of the audience on the South Lawn at the White House Easter Egg Roll at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 28, 2016. Thousands of children gathered at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll which features live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling, and Easter egg rolling. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Meet Obama Holdovers Still in Trump’s Government

Despite his promises to “drain the swamp” and sweeping out the Barack Obama-era bureaucrats from all levels of the federal government, President Donald Trump and his administration have found it difficult to complete the process even after two months in office.

DELINGPOLE: Scott Pruitt Is Failing to Drain the Swamp at the EPA

True, his credentials as a climate sceptic are not much in doubt. Yes, he might even agree with President Trump that there’s a swamp out there that sorely needs draining. The problem is, insiders explain, is that the future of the EPA is of far less interest to Pruitt than his prospects of becoming either one of Oklahoma’s next senators or its next governor.

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Pat Caddell: Trump Transition Shake-Up a Part of Draining the Swamp

Pollster and analyst Pat Caddell challenged criticism of the Donald Trump transition effort in an interview Wednesday with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow by pointing out that forcing out former Rep. Mike Rogers was actually a part of Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” of Washington, as opposed to any snag or infighting with transition efforts.