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In this Nov. 16, 2016 photo, Donald Trump Jr., son of then President-elect Donald Trump, walks from the elevator at Trump Tower, in N.Y. AP The Senate Judiciary Committee dropped its subpoena to hear from former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and request to hear from Donald Trump Jr. in a Wednesday hearing on on …... [Read More]
U.S. House District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney's nomination as President-elect Donald Trump's White House budget director hit a snag Wednesday after the New York Times and other national news outlets reported he failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household employee. Mulvaney, of Indian Land, revealed the issue himself in a questionnaire submitted to the Senate Budget Committee ahead of his confirmation hearing Jan. 24, the New York Times said. [Read More]
President-elect Donald Trump in December grabbed the attention of nuclear weapons experts and others across the world by commenting in a television interview, "Let it be an arms race. [Read More]
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Remember how President-elect Donald Trump saved all of the jobs at Carrier? Me too. It was a glorious time. An early Christmas present for every red-blooded God-fearing American. Sure, the head of the union there pointed out that Trump was a goddamned... [Read More]
As president-elect, Donald Trump negotiated a deal to prevent deeper job cuts at Carrier's Indianapolis furnace factory.        ... [Read More]
A state agency has launched an investigation into Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's involvement in voting cases, including allegations that he misrepresented the content of a document he was photographed taking into a November meeting with then President-elect Donald Trump. The Republican also serves as vice chairman of Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which recently set off a nationwide outcry when the commission asked states for detailed information about every voter. In her July 3 letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Strahler said Kobach has "displayed a lack of respect for our courts" and... [Read More]
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President-elect Donald Trump raised eyebrows late last year when he named the head of an obscure right-wing think tank, with close ties to petrochemical billionaires Charles and David Koch, to lead…... [Read More]
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Initially, Former Vice President Al Gore met with the then-President-Elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower to discuss climate change a month after the 2016 election and said he was initially optimistic Trump would "come to his senses." Now, Gore told Willie Geist on NBC TODAY he was wrong. AL GORE: Our country is going through a challenging time for sure, we've never had a president who has deliberately made decisions, the effect of which is to tear down America's standing in the world, starting with the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement...The climate... [Read More]
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a brief break from his diplomatic duties on Sunday, returning to his Exxon Mobil comfort zone to bask in the glow of approval from his former colleagues in the oil sector. Accepting a lifetime achievement award from the World Petroleum Congress, the former Exxon CEO reminisced about his more than 41 years as an oilman, calling the energy industry "marvelous" and the people in it some of the most talented in any business. He also took time to meet with Turkey's president and foreign minister. "I miss all of you,"... [Read More]
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Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP From the very start of his young presidency, Donald Trump made it clear that the media spectacle surrounding the staffing of his administration was almost as important as the staff themselves. "If you come tomorrow, you'll be all over television, because I have about 350 press outside," he told members of his private club in Bedminster, New Jersey just days after his November election, according to an audio recording obtained by Politico. "So we're doing a lot of interviews tomorrow — generals, dictators, we have everything." Since then, many potential Trump hires have borne... [Read More]
A union leader who publicly accused then-President-elect Donald Trump of lying about how many jobs he was saving in a deal with furnace maker Carrier Corp. has retired. [Read More]
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Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Madeleine Westerhout became a familiar face in late 2016, when she was frequently photographed guiding then president-elect Donald Trump's guests — such as Rick Perry, Mitch McConnell, and Goldman Sach's Gary Cohn — through the lobby of Trump Tower. While some media outlets dubbed her the "elevator girl," Westerhout was quickly establishing her role within the Trump transition team. In January, it was announced that she would be an executive assistant to the president himself — making calls for the president and helping schedule his days. Here's everything we know about 26-year-old Westerhout. ... [Read More]
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Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Madeleine Westerhout became a familiar face in late 2016, when she was frequently photographed guiding then president-elect Donald Trump's guests — such as Rick Perry, Mitch McConnell, and Goldman Sach's Gary Cohn — through the lobby of Trump Tower. While some media outlets dubbed her the "elevator girl," Westerhout was quickly establishing her role within the Trump transition team. In January, it was announced that she would be an executive assistant to the president himself — making calls for the president and helping schedule his days. Here's everything we know about 26-year-old Westerhout. ... [Read More]
With the Senate now struggling to pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, it's worth looking back just a few months at what Trump was saying about such a bill when he took office. Back then he was promising that everyone would have insurance. This is from January: President-elect Donald Trump said in a [Read More...] [Read More]
Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York in January. AP FILE PHOTO NEW YORK — For a president seemingly at perpetual war with "fake news," the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump Russian connection is a gift from the political gods at a time the struggling effort to repeal Obamacare dominates the headlines. Trump quickly took advantage with a series of tweets on Tuesday, and conservative provocateur James O'Keefe piled on by releasing a video with a CNN... [Read More]
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CNN retraction a win in war with media June 27, 2017 - National - no comments By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2017 file... [Read More]
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Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff unsuccessfully sought to arrange a meeting between the president of the Republic of the Congo and then-U.S. President-elect Donald Trump late last year, according to a new Justice Department filing. [Read More]
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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was fined $1,000 on Friday by a federal magistrate judge for "patently misleading representations" he made to the court about the contents of a document he was photographed taking into a November meeting with then President-elect Donald Trump. "The court agrees that the defendant's deceptive... [Read More]
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White House spokesman Sean Spicer pushed back Friday in his press briefing about reports that Carrier Corp., the United Technologies unit that as president-elect Donald Trump had lionized for keeping a number of jobs in Indiana rather than shipping them to Mexico, in exchange for state assistance, was now cutting more jobs. [Read More]
White House spokesman Sean Spicer pushed back Friday in his press briefing about reports that Carrier Corp., the United Technologies unit that as president-elect Donald Trump had lionized for keeping a number of jobs in Indiana rather than shipping them to Mexico, in exchange for state assistance, was now cutting more jobs. [Read More]
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