Steven Mnuchin

Ted Cruz takes ‘deep state’ gospel to establishment Washington
After pro forma duties, Texas Republican rails against State, Treasury departments

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday warned of deep state influence while speaking at the Hudson Institute in Washington. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

During a quick swing through Washington, Sen. Ted Cruz took time Tuesday to tout his belief that the so-called deep state within the Treasury and State departments is working to confound the Trump administration’s efforts to end the Iran nuclear deal.

After presiding over an uneventful pro forma session at the Senate, the Texas Republican spoke at an event at the Hudson Institute focused on foreign policy and tensions between conservatives who believe in intervention and those who take a more isolationist approach.

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Banging gravel, pseudoscience and texts from mom: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of April 8, 2019

The House had a short week on the Hill due to the Democratic legislative retreat, but that didn’t stop several committee hearings from going off the rails. Squabbles erupted about political science degrees being pseudoscience, and a witness needing to leave for a planned meeting. Meanwhile in the Senate, Sen. Edward J. Markey busted out his Wheel of Fortune impression to roast Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Sen. Debbie Stabenow got snubbed on the floor.

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Mnuchin: Foreign Groups ‘On Notice’ About Business With North Korea

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discussed the Trump administration’s new sanctions on North Korea, saying the order sends a message that foreign financial institutions are “on notice.”

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Trump Picks Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary
Hedge fund executive was president-elect's campaign finance chairman

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday named former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary. Mnuchin, 53, was Trump’s campaign finance chairman and an early supporter with ties to Wall Street.

“Steve Mnuchin is a world-class financier, banker and businessman, and has played a key role in developing our plan to build a dynamic, booming economy that will create millions of jobs,” Trump said in a statement. “His expertise and pro-growth ideas make him the ideal candidate to serve as Secretary of the Treasury.