Bill Clinton

Trump’s incredibly empty Cabinet

Data: FiveThirtyEight, department websites; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

No president in recent history has started their tenure with as many extended Cabinet vacancies as President Trump.

Why it matters: Trump has been happy to fill many of the positions with "acting" officials, saying it "gives me more flexibility." But it adds instability when so many departments are without permanent leaders — and acting secretaries don't go through the scrutiny and vetting that they'd get with Senate confirmation.

Bill and Chelsea Clinton launch a new podcast

Former president Bill Clinton with his daughter Chelsea
Photo: Selcuk Acar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Former President Clinton and his daughter Chelsea are launching a podcast to be called "Why am I telling you this?" detailing the work of the Clinton Foundation on Apple's iTunes store.

"Growing up in Arkansas just after World War II in a family that didn't have a lot of money, most of our entertainment revolved around storytelling."
— Former President Clinton said in a trailer for the audio program