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Lawrence Kudlow to become Trump’s White House Economic Adviser
“Lawrence Kudlow, a conservative economic commentator whose career included jobs in the White House, Wall Street, radio and business television, will become one of President Donald Trump’s top economic advisers as director of the National Economic Council,” Nick Timiraos writes in The Wall Street Journal. “Mr. Kudlow was a strong supporter of tax cuts and deregulation championed by Mr. Trump,” Timiraos adds.
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In Recode, Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner and CMS Administrator Seema Verma write that “health innovation is accelerating at a striking pace. In the past year, we have seen advances in treatments that could not have been imagined a generation ago.” Kushner and Administrator Verma note that “the President has been clear through executive order that his administration is committed to putting patients in control of their health care, so that they may drive competition and better value.”
“Sen. John Barrasso said Thursday that he is confident in CIA Director Mike Pompeo and believes he will be confirmed as secretary of state,” Sally Persons reports in The Washington Times. “He understands clearly, along with [the] president, that to put America first means economically, means militarily, as well as politically,” the Wyoming Republican explained on Fox News. “But if we want safety and security at home, we want a world that is peaceful and stable.”
Morgan Chalfant writes in The Hill that Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, President Trump’s pick to lead the National Security Agency, “boasts a breadth of experience in intelligence operations.” Chalfant notes that “the Senate is expected to confirm Nakasone as NSA director, a job that will also make him head of U.S. Cyber Command, the Pentagon’s burgeoning cyber warfare unit.”