• Trump will appoint Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head EPA.  Pruitt has sued EPA over climate change.  He is fiercely protective of oil and gas rights. He has also joined other Attorneys General in a lawsuit against Obama’s immigration policies.  Perfect choice to sit in Trump’s cabinet. So far Trump’s choices have been fantastic. More here and here.

  • As expected, Trump has chosen Dr. Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Story here. 

  • Stocks have soared since the election of Donald Trump, today the Dow hit an all time high of 19,000. In addition to that, telecoms rose 2%.  More here. 

  • The Washington Post and CNN are reporting President-elect Trump has chosen retired marine General James “Mad Dog” Mattis to be Secretary of Defense, an excellent choice.  Mad Dog is tough as nails and knows what it’s like for the men and women in the field, he’s one of them. Some of Mattis’s famous quotes are here.