Ryan Zinke

Lola Zinke Joins Long List of White House Spouses Behaving Badly

Ryan Zinke’s wife is under fire for treating Interior Department staff like her personal party planners.<p>Former congressman <b>Ryan Zinke</b> has raised a number of flags since taking over the Department of the Interior. Literally, he has ordered staffers to fly a special secretarial flag whenever he enters …

Trump Administration

Questions surround Zinke's wife's travel

Documents reveal frustration among staffers at the Department of Interior over coordinating travel for Secretary Ryan Zinke's wife on an official trip. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

Trump Administration

Contract Scandal May Say More About Puerto Rico Utility Than Trump

The executive director of Puerto Rico’s public electric utility stepped down Friday in the wake of a contract scandal that connected the embattled …

U.S. Politics

Elephant trophy hunting, and Trump's reversal on it, explained

The Interior Department ended a ban on importing elephant carcass “trophies.” Then Trump tweeted.<p>It’s been a whiplash week in elephant hunting news.<p>First, on November 14, officials from the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced at a conference in Tanzania (hosted by hunting associations) that the …

Wildlife

Bloated Federal Agencies Have Become the Norm. Here’s the Key to Sizing Them Down.

In March 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to spur a comprehensive reorganization of the executive branch.<p>It instructed each …

Conservative View

While Facing Criticism Over Elephant Trophy Ban, Sec. Zinke Reveals What He's Hunted in Africa

When President Donald Trump's administration decided to reverse a ban on the importing of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia, people were …

Wildlife

FEC probes discrepancies at former Zinke PAC

The FEC is asking a leadership PAC previously affiliated with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to provide more details about its direct mail spending and account for a $200,000 discrepancy in its account, among other issues in its most recent campaign finance report.<p>SEAL PAC, which Zinke launched …

Politics

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial rehabilitation

Two U.S. Marines inspect the work done so far to the Iwo Jima Marine Corps War Memorial during a news conference in Arlington, Va. Philanthropist David Rubenstein, co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, donated $5.37Êmillion to refurbish the Marine Corps War Memorial. The National Parks Service expects to …

News (U.S.)

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Over New Elephant and Lion Trophy Policies, Still in Effect Despite Trump's Tweets

The Center for Biological Diversity and Natural Resources Defense Council sued the Trump administration Monday for allowing U.S. hunters to import …

Wildlife

National historic site in Puerto Rico reopens after hurricane

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> By next week, two important areas of a national historic site in San Juan, Puerto Rico, damaged by Hurricane Maria will be open to visitors and back to normal operations.<p>Public tours resumed Tuesday at the Castillo San Cristóbal area of San Juan National Historic Site, and …

U.S. Politics

Speak Up NOW to Ensure the Elephant Trophy Ban is Not Lifted!

Concerned citizens across the nation reacted with great opposition to the Trump Administration’s decision to reverse the Obama Administration’s ban …

Wildlife

All presidents should be respected

An (Aug. 25) article about President Donald Trump quoted Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s daughter, Jennifer Detlefsen. Some of her language …

Montana

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When Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced he would visit Kanab last spring, Kane County officials knew they had a rare opportunity to influence …

Salt Lake City

The Congressional Anti-Parks Caucus in Power

Download the PDF here.<p>In February 2017, just days into the Trump administration, then-Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced a bill to sell off 3.3 …

Liberal View

Your Outrage Over Business Jets Is Silly

Brace yourself for a little thing called "nuance."<p>Eric Adams / The Drive<p>Eric AdamsView Eric Adams's …

Louise Linton

Whitefish Energy is ‘standing down’ in Puerto Rico over non-payment of $83 Million

The small Montana energy firm helping Puerto Rico rebuild its battered electrical grid is “standing down” over non-payment, the company said Monday.<p>In a statement, Whitefish Energy Holdings said that outstanding invoices with Puerto Rico’s power utility have “made it impossible to continue.”<p>Citing …

Caribbean

Trump After Dark: Mergers and Acquisitions edition

The administration of the self-proclaimed first businessman president has made waves — by blocking a mega-merger that looked like a sure thing.<p>The Justice Department said today it was suing to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, a move that comes amid speculation the Trump administration has …

Politics

The Influencers: 19 People Who Have Changed the Outdoors (for Better and for Worse)

E<b>veryone has a lesson to learn</b>, but also to teach—and some are better than others at making curriculum stick. That’s the idea behind this roster of …

Hunting

Trophy hunting: 5 essential reads

<i>The following is a roundup of previously published articles.</i><p>In November 2017 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it was reversing an …

Wildlife

National Parks to reopen in U.S. Virgin Islands following hurricanes

Date: November 20, 2017<br>Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov<p><b>WASHINGTON</b> – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and U.S. Virgin Islands …

National Parks

James Clapper on Donald Trump, Russia, and the First Line of His Obituary

Election<p>As director of national intelligence, James Clapper was charged with protecting America’s secrets. But now he’s unwilling to keep silent—speaking out about Russia’s role in our politics and about Donald Trump, whom he calls “downright scary and disturbing.”<p><b>James Clapper</b> met Donald Trump for …

James Clapper

Trump insults Arizona senator as 'Flake(y)'

President Donald Trump says he thinks Sen. Jeff Flake won't support the Republican tax overhaul in Congress, issuing an insulting tweet against the …

Business

Montana Congressman Who Assaulted Reporter Lied to Police About It

It can be difficult to recall all the individual low points from 2017. Like: remember when an about-to-be Congressman physically assaulted a reporter …

News

Head of Puerto Rico power authority quits amid row over restoration of electricity

The head of Puerto Rico’s power authority has resigned amid a scandal over efforts to restore electricity to the hurricane-hit island, its governor announced Friday.<p>Governor Ricardo Rossello told a news conference that Ricardo Ramos had resigned as executive director of the Puerto Rico Electric …

News

Slaughter of 90,000 Wild Horses Could Proceed Despite 80% Objection From American Public

The American Wild Horse Campaign on Thursday harshly criticized Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke's appointment of Brian Steed, the former chief of staff for …

Trump Administration

Morning Bits

After all, if Roy Moore isn’t fit, people might extrapolate to the president. “The White House on Thursday stopped short of calling on Republican candidate Roy Moore to drop out of the Alabama Senate race, saying it should be up to the voters of Alabama to decide his future.”<p>Are any of these guys …

Opinion

Senate GOP Tax Reform Bill Gives Wealthy a Break on Their Private Jets

Republican lawmakers are fighting to give private jet owners a major tax cut. After passing through the House of Representatives, the GOP-helmed Tax …

Donald Trump

5 things Trump did this week while you weren't looking

Beyond the headlines, Trump is making a lot of changes.<p>President Donald Trump completed his 12-day trip to Asia this week without a big policy achievement—or major gaffes. But the real action was in Congress, where allegations of sexual harassment hit a sitting lawmaker (Sen. Al Franken) and …

Politics

Today in OpenGov: A new age for political corruption?

In today's edition, you can become a citizen cosponsor of the HONEST Ads Act, WikiLeaks might cause more trouble for the extended Trump family, …

Corruption