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Donald Trump’s Cabinet is Radically Unorthodox

The Washington Post

By Chris Cillizza

Donald Trump was elected president on a pledge to shake up the cozy club of political Washington. And, judging from his most important decisions in this presidential transition period — his nominees to serve in his Cabinet — Trump is making good on that pledge.

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The Daily 202: Rex Tillerson’s struggles show the risk of a president and secretary of state with no government experience

The Washington Post

By James Hohmann

For the first time in American history, the nation is poised to have both a president and chief diplomat with no prior government, military or legislative experience. This is a recipe for trouble. Rex Tillerson’s shaky performance yesterday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee underscored why.

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Donald Trump Is Venturing Into Uncharted Territory

Fortune

By Tory Newmyer

We’re 75 hours out from President Trump’s inauguration, and Republican lobbyist Bruce Mehlman is bracing for an earthquake. In the latest installment of his quarterly slide-deck for clients, Mehlman puts some hard numbers to the new order that’s about to take hold in Washington.

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An Inexperienced Congress and Cabinet

Sabato’s Crystal Ball

By The Editors

Several times a year, Bruce Mehlman releases a fascinating PowerPoint presentation filled with interesting nuggets about American politics and government. Mehlman, a Republican lobbyist with the bipartisan firm Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, is a University of Virginia Law School graduate and friend of the Crystal Ball.

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Mehlman’s Hot/Not List

Politico

By By Isaac Arnsdorf

Bruce Mehlman’s latest slide deck has his own out and in list. Highlights include: GOP civil war/Dem civil war; press conferences/tweet storms; opposition research/hacking; sustainability initiatives/onshoring manufacturing.

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