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President-elect Donald Trump said first lady Michelle Obama "must have been talking about the past" when …... [Read More]
With hours to go, the Presidential Inaugural Committee has raised a record $90 million for festivities from a parade to balls and candlelit dinners in celebration of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration—and that number may continue to grow.Tasked with record-breaking funding for a... [Read More]
On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers denied a crucial permit for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which was set to snake half a mile south of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. But is the victory for the tribe and its allies only temporary, considering President-elect Donald Trump has declared his support for the pipeline? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with William Brangham for more. [Read More]
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Facing an onslaught of opposition from Democratic lawmakers concerned about his civil rights record, Sen. Jeff Sessions insisted Tuesday that he would fight discrimination if confirmed as the next U.S. attorney general under President-elect Donald Trump. "I deeply understand the history of civil... [Read More]
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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (2nd R) and his wife Melania take the stage with Vice President-elect Mike Pence (L) and his wife Karen at a pre-inauguration candlelight dinner with supporters at Union Station in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Tensions around the inauguration are of unseen precedence. This is a telling moment for us all. In the days before Donald Trump's inauguration, we have been witnessing displays of extreme resistance by many trying to somehow find a way to prevent it.  Almost 200,000 women will be marching on Washington alongside other protest groups, which are... [Read More]
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Rep. Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for health secretary, sparred out of the gate Tuesday with Senate Democrats, saying his trading on health-related stocks was both ethical and legal and that Republicans will replace Obamacare with a better system, though he refused to say whether he'd begin dismantling the law before an alternative is in place. [Read More]
Following the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, a demonstration estimated to be one of the largest nationwide swelled across cities globally on Saturday, including thousands of people from... [Read More]
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Newly minted FCC chairman Ajit Pai has already begun staffing up. Tuesday he named Brendan Carr as acting general counsel. Carr has most recently been Pai's legal advisor on wireless, public safety and international and before that a member of the general counsel's office. Before that he was an attorney with Wiley Rein, the firm whose name partner, Dick Wiley, is himself a former FCC chair and whose firm has been the former and future home of numerous top FCC officials. FCC general counsel Howard Symons left the commission Jan. 20, when former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler also made his exit and the... [Read More]
Rep. Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for health secretary, sparred out of the gate Tuesday with Senate Democrats, saying his trading on health-related stocks was both ethical and legal and that Republicans will replace Obamacare with a better system, though he refused to say whether he'd begin dismantling the ... [Read More]
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In a little-noticed development, then President-elect Donald Trump on Jan. 5 named former Whitman-Walker Clinic associate director Katy French Talento as . . . [Read More]
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Markets Insider The dollar is ticking up. The US dollar index is up by 0.4% at 100.69 as of 7:47 a.m. ET. This follows Tuesday when the currency tumbled after president-elect Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal that the dollar is "too strong." Separately, CPI will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET, while industrial production and the NAHB Housing Market Index will be out at 9:15 and 10 a.m. ET, respectively. As for the rest of the world, here's the scoreboard as of 7:51 a.m. ET: The euro is down by 0.3% at 1.0679 against... [Read More]
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Inauguration day shouldn't be about Republicans or Democrats The liberal slant has hit in Tupelo… "Let's do all we can to make President-elect Donald Trump look bad"…as in John Wage's letter (Jan. 17 edition of the Daily Journal) stating/implying that the Tupelo High School band should not go to Washington, D.C. I give credit to …... [Read More]
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Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, testifies at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2017. (Photo: Al Drago / The New York Times) As we start the Trump presidency, events just keep getting more bizarre. At his first and last press conference as president-elect, Donald Trump boasted about his divestment plan in which he was "sort of, kind of" turning over the management of his business enterprises to his two adult sons. He displayed a table full of documents which were supposed... [Read More]
11 killed at pro-Trump rally; police deny it Eleven people were killed when Nigerian security forces cracked down on a demonstration supporting the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, a separatist group said Friday, though police denied there were any deaths.Shouting "Biafra for Trump", protesters held up USA flags and pictures of Trump in Port Harcourt, a major port city in the southeast, while also brandishing the Biafran flag and warning about Muslim influence in Nigeria.Two... [Read More]
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On the first day after the 2016 election, in which President-elect Donald Trump won an upset victory, campus was strangely quiet — no voices calling out on the Diag encouraging students to vote, no one campaigning on behalf of their candidates. Messages of encouragement and inclusivity were chalked on the Diag, but besides that, campus largely seemed silent and somber. [Read More]
While he was still president-elect, Donald Trump took to Twitter to argue that the United States should bolster its nuclear defenses. At first glance, it may seem reasonable to "strengthen and expand" our nuclear arsenal, but a policy of further proliferation would be dangerous and counterproductive to American security. There are two problems with increasing... [Read More]
The FBI in late December reviewed intercepts of communications between the Russian ambassador to the United States and retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn — national security adviser to then-President-elect Donald Trump — but found no evidence of wrongdoing or illicit ties to the Russian government, U.S. officials said. [Read More]
We have reached a new low in our great Democratic country when our President-elect Donald Trump equates our CIA agency to the Nazis. It's a dangerous place to start your presidency by picking a fight with our CIA community. It can't end well. We all know that the President of the USA desperately needs the help of our CIA agents to keep him informed about what is taking place around the world. Please God keep our beloved America safe in your care for the next four years.Ann BechiomElizabeth City... [Read More]
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16 Of The Best, Most Presidentialist Cartoons About President-Elect Donald Trump - pg.1... [Read More]
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The FBI in late December reviewed intercepts of communications between the Russian ambassador to the United States and retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn - national security adviser to then-President-elect Donald Trump - but has not found any evidence of wrongdoing or illicit ties to the Russian... [Read More]
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