The Senate unanimously voted on the confirmation of eight nominees on Tuesday, including Wall Street executive Richard Spencer to Navy Secretary. The approval of these nominees brings the total number of Pentagon confirmations in the Trump administration to 15. Meanwhile, Energy Secretary Rick Perry is reportedly being considered to replace General John Kelly in the Department of Homeland Security.
The U.S. Air Force is working with President Trump to reduce costs for the next Air Force One. The branch is expected to purchase a pair of Boeing 747 jetliners, which were abandoned by a Russian airline.
Breaking news out of Wall Street where the Dow Jones just hit 22,000 points for the first time ever. This is the latest milestone for the stock market as it continues to reach record highs since President Trump assumed office.
President Trump quietly signs legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia. This comes after the bill was overwhelmingly approved in the House and Senate. The measure targets Russia’s energy and defense sectors, and includes new sanctions on Iran and North Korea.
President Trump says Foxconn is considering tripling its U.S. investment budget. In a conversation with the president, chairman Terry Gou said the firm’s initial $10 billion investment could be increased to $30 billion.
Thousands of Syrians are returning home as conflict in the Middle East continues to de-escalate. On Monday, convoys of buses transported about 9,000 militants and refugees from Lebanon into Syria. This comes as the ceasefire brokered between the U.S. and Russia continues to hold strong within the region.
New reports indicate President Trump is preparing to take action against China over trade. Officials are believed to be in serious discussions about launching a possible probe into Chinese violations of American intellectual property rights in the next few days.
White House Senior Aide Kellyanne Conway mocks alleged Russian meddling, pushing back against recent allegations. Conway defended President Trump Tuesday in response to recent reports made about a meeting between Donald Trump Junior and a Russian lawyer in 2016.
As the nation’s longest war continues in Afghanistan, President Trump is reviewing the Pentagon’s proposed strategy to break a stalemate against the Taliban and al-Qaeda. On Monday, a defense official said the department’s working on a process that is being guided by the White House.