Call me hooked, but I can't stop dissecting Donald Trump's victory just yet. Not when there's one factor that has been insufficiently credited for his Electoral College triumph and his near-miss in Minnesota - and that matters to the health of this republic in years to come.
Texas health officials have adopted a new rule that would require burials after many abortions conducted in the state - a decision that could have a profound effect on providers there. The rule, which was submitted to the Texas secretary of state by the Texas Department of Health Services last Monday, changes the manner in which fetal tissue can be disposed of following an abortion at a clinic, hospital or other medical setting.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a transition team spokeswoman said, the first such contact by a president-elect since President Jimmy Carter adopted a one-China policy in 1979. Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Trump transition, confirmed the call had taken place, and the transition team later issued a statement saying the two had noted that "close economic, political and security ties exist between Taiwan and the United States."
Jurisdictions in New Jersey are clarifying their policies toward immigration enforcement as President-elect Trump has promised to pull federal funding from so-called 'sanctuary cities.' 'Sanctuary cities'; NJ mayors face Trump fight Jurisdictions in New Jersey are clarifying their policies toward immigration enforcement as President-elect Trump has promised to pull federal funding from so-called 'sanctuary cities.'
Well, there was no screaming this time, but former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who also headed the Democratic National Committee, has decided to withdraw from the DNC's chairmanship race : Saying the party needs to avoid a fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters, and that the party needs a full-time chairman, Dean took himself out of the running, leaving the race to Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley and South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison. Dean has been credited with increasing the number of Democrats holding office at the state and local level, which has been wiped out since Obama won the presidency in 2008.
Georgia senator David Perdue is meeting with Donald Trump on Friday. His team issued the following statement regarding their expected talks: "As a fellow businessman and outsider himself, Senator Perdue was invited to Trump Tower to discuss working together to advance President-elect Trump's 100-day plan in the Senate and changing the direction of our country," Perdue's spokeswoman Caroline Vanvick stated.
Chicago is taking $1 million earmarked for a little-used property tax relief program to start a legal fund for immigrants facing deportation. It's a response Donald Trump's election.
Lt. Col. Michael E. Hernandez was commander of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 11 at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station until Friday.
Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., listens to testimony at a House Education Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 15, 2016. A worker, right, installs lights on the 2016 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.
President Barack Obama told Americans to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act and mobilize against Republican efforts to overturn the law in a Facebook video on Friday afternoon, setting the tone for the kind of twin appeal that administration officials may be making more of in their remaining days on the 
Democrats blast Bannon, but back the Minnesota congressman to chair the DNC, despite questions over controversial remarks; Ed Henry has the details for 'Special Report'
What bugs me about Donald Trump as president-elect? The same thing that ought to bother you, too, no matter how you voted last month. Put his companies in a blind trust, like President Carter, for instance, and many Cabinet members have? Not going to bother.
Dec 2 President Barack Obama issued an executive order which prohibits China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund from acquiring the U.S. business of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron, the Treasury Department said on Friday. The White House said it was blocking the deal following an assessment done by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, an inter-agency task force led by the Treasury Department.
Professional mediator takes on NM budget impasse SANTA FE - He is a mild mannered attorney who negotiates out-of-court resolutions to legal disputes for a living. Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: http://lcsun.co/2gwB96U In this Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 photo, state Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, works in his office in the state Capitol building in Santa Fe.
The death of longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's hardline stance on curbing illegal immigration have cast new uncertainty over the decades-old policy that shields Cubans from deportation if they make it to U.S. soil.
Rep. Keith Ellison said Friday that if he's elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee he'd consider leaving Congress in order to devote his attention to rebuilding the national party. Speaking at a forum in Denver to a gathering of state party chairs, Ellison said he's heard from DNC members who are only interested in electing a full-time chairman.
The first day of Wisconsin's presidential recount narrowed the gap between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President-elect Donald Trump by precisely one vote. Trump defeated Clinton in Wisconsin's initial tally by about one percent, or just over 22,000 votes.
Devout Muslim Abdul Razak Ali Artan was shot dead by police after he ploughed a car into 11 people at the universityA s Columbus campus on Monday before jumping out of his vehicle and stabbing people with a butcherA s knife. A Christian charity in Dallas, Texas, has now revealed they gave him and his family aid and shelter when they arrived in the United States from Pakistan in June 2014 before he became a lawful permanent US resident.
US President Barack Obama has blocked a Chinese company's purchase of German chip equipment manufacturer Aixtron on national security grounds in a move that highlights the growing hostility towards Chinese cross-border investment in western countries. In a presidential order issued on Friday, Mr Obama said "there is credible evidence" that Chinese investors Fujian Grand Chip "might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States".
" Donald Trump's skeptics hope the presidency will reveal a serious side of the brash businessman.
You can actually see these people struggling with their cognitive dissonance. They don't want to be murdered by lunatics, but they also don't want anybody to call them racist.
A national commission was set Friday to deliver urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The report follows the worst hacking of U.S. government systems in history and accusations by the Obama administration that Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential election by hacking Democrats.
In footage obtained and posted on YouTube by Scott Jones of FTV Live, an unidentified producer can be heard telling reporter Suzanne Malveaux that the president-elect's plane crashed. "An unfortunate and inappropriate remark was made by one of our producers off camera yesterday," CNN said.
The Supreme Court will decide whether some of the nation's largest health providers can rely on their church affiliations to avoid complying with federal laws covering pension benefits for workers. The justices agreed Friday to take up cases involving three nonprofit hospital systems being sued for underfunding their employee pension plans.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein arrives at a rally of Bernie Sanders's supporters on the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 26, 2016. Picture taken July 26, 2016.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said he expected to have most members of his Cabinet announced next week, interviewing more candidates at Trump Tower for top jobs in his administration as he prepares to take office on Jan. 20. Trump is still weighing who to choose as secretary of state. The Republican president-elect said on Thursday he had chosen retired Marine Corps General James Mattis as defense secretary and would make a formal announcement on that on Monday.
If you read about or saw the descriptions of a recent incident in which a good samaritan in Florida came to the rescue of a Lee County deputy who was being beaten, you probably assumed that what the good samaritan did was legally justified in the state. But what do the actual statutes in the Sunshine State say? James Phillips, of the Katz & Phillips criminal-defense law firm in Orlando and a U.S. Law Shield of Florida Independent Program Attorney, researched the details of the incident and produced the following YouTube video to explain what the laws in the state are and how they might apply in this case: "Recently, a good samaritan who possessed a CWFL [Concealed Weapon Firearm License] came to the rescue of a Lee County deputy.
I'm going to tell you a secret. You have to promise not to tell anyone. Promise? Good.
A number of House committees will see a shakeup in leadership next year, as GOP members approve the Steering Committee's recommendations for chairmanships during their conference meeting Friday. House Speaker Paul Ryan released a list of approved recommendations Thursday evening, showing seven changes slated for the 115th Congress.
The last time the Republican Party had a win like the surprise pulled off by President-elect Donald Trump, it came in California and it quickly turned the nation's largest state from a consistent toss-up political battleground to a solid Democratic bastion. That "victory" came when then-Gov. Pete Wilson won re-election - on Nov. 8, also the date of Trump's triumph - by a large margin in 1994 on the strength of a campaign directed largely against Latino illegal immigrants.
A member of Shi'ite fighters carries a weapon during a battle with Islamic State militants at the airport of Tal Afar west of Mosul, Iraq November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani The Iraqi House of Representatives last week approved an Act legitimizing the so-called Popular Mobilization Forces , the pro-Iranian militias accused of acts of barbarism and brutality in Fallujah, Ramadi and Mosul.
The New York City Finance Board unanimously voted on Thursday to fine the former New York congressman $64,956 for misusing campaign funds during his 2013 failed NYC mayoral bid. According to the New York Post , the amateur photographer diverted $1,359 to pay for some of his personal expenses, namely dry cleaning and cell phone bills.
Texas Rep. Bill Flores is offering his support for Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of the HGTV home improvement show, "Fixer Upper," after they were targeted by a hit piece published at BuzzFeed, the liberal activist news outlet. Flores was responding to an attack piece published earlier this week by BuzzFeed reporter Kate Aurthur.
"We had a very wide ranging conversation," Gates told reporters in the Trump Tower lobby. "I told him I thought his selection of General Mattis to be secretary of defense was terrific, very supportive."
A sprawling health bill expected to pass the Senate, gain President Obama's signature and become law before the end of the year is a grab bag for industries, academic institutions and patient groups that spent oodles of time and money lobbying to advance their interests. The law would likely save drug and device companies billions of dollars when it comes to bringing products to market by giving the Food and Drug Administration more discretion in the kinds of studies required to evaluate new devices and medicines for approval.
Now that reality has semi-set in, that is my only cogent polling analysis, I told a trio of local professors who each brilliantly dissected the results at a Thursday lunch event I emceed, themed “What the heck happened on election day?” That was no doubt the theme used dozens of times in political science department gatherings and on Rotary Club daises across the nation this week. At our meeting, sponsored by the San Gabriel Valley Public Affairs Network, professors Zachary Courser of Claremont McKenna, Fernando Guerra of Loyola Marymount and Raphe Sonenshein refused to moan and handwring and instead just nailed the numbers about the nationwide results.
A track off J. Cole's forthcoming album has some speculating the rapper ... NEW YORK - A track off J. Cole's forthcoming album has some people playing the guessing game on who he's taking shots at. Cole doesn't mention anyone by name on "False Prophets," but some on social media are speculating he's rapping about a few stars, including Kanye West.
Donald Trump kicked off his post-election "thank you tour" with a Thursday night rally that sounded a lot like any of his campaign rallies. He said trade was dangerous, he warned about refugees, and his mention of his former opponent, Hillary Clinton, prompted supporters to chant "lock her up."
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed off on the paperwork that will enable the state's delegation to the electoral college to cast their votes - for him. The Republican, who will be Donald Trump's vice president, is the first Indiana governor since 1912 to certify electors who will later cast electoral college votes in his favor.
Supporters of Republican Donald Trump filed a federal lawsuit trying to halt Wisconsin's ongoing presidential recount, and Michigan's attorney general on Friday sued to stop a recount from happening in his state. The Wisconsin lawsuit and motion for a temporary restraining order was filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Madison by the Great America PAC, the Stop Hillary PAC and a Wisconsin voter, Ronald R. Johnson.
The unemployment rate declined and the number of new jobs increased in November, as President Barack Obama wraps up his final months in the White House. The U.S. economy created 178,000 new jobs, mainly in the professional, business, and healthcare fields, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' November employment report , released Friday.
Maybe President-elect Donald Trump thought he "looked the part"; he surely does, with ramrod-straight posture and a short, military-style haircut. Perhaps Trump was won over by the nickname "Mad Dog."
Legislation introduced by two Democratic lawmakers on Thursday would allow Wells Fargo & Co. customers to go to court, instead of private arbitration, to resolve claims about accounts opened without authorization, according to a media release.
Virginia suffered only a glancing blow from Hurricane Matthew last month when unprecedented amounts of rain fell, but on Wednesday officials estimated flood damage to be hundreds of millions of dollars, making it the costliest storm since Hurricane Isabel in 2003. Emergency management officials are now renewing calls for residents to get flood insurance, saying a vast majority of homeowners in areas vulnerable to major hurricane storm surge lack coverage.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein wants a recount of the presidential vote in Wisconsin, and she's going to get one - though not the one she wanted - after paying almost $3.5 million to the state. Stein, who netted about 31,000 votes and a little more than 1 percent of the total, had been fundraising since she announced her intention last week to file for a recount, and on Tuesday she came up with the dough.
The Trump administration plans to move quickly on its goals to overhaul taxation, healthcare and immigration laws, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said in an interview published by the Wall Street Journal on Friday. President-elect Donald Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, is preparing 100-day and 200-day plans aimed at fulfilling his campaign promises and stimulating economic growth, Pence said.
I was disheartened by the Nov. 28 editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund depicting two wrecking balls labeled "Trump" and "GOP Congress" about to figuratively demolish the Obama White House legacy. But on further reflection, I realized that much of President Obama's legacy is irrefutable and indestructible.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says a targeted pricing policy was recently implemented in Ontario that's designed to discourage Canadian cheesemakers from using imported, ultra-filtered milk from the U.S. in their products. The new pricing policy essentially sets the price of Canada's products below that of New York's ultra-filtered milk imports, and Schumer says that hurts farmers in the Empire State.
President-Elect Donald Trump recently tweeted that people who burn the American flag should be put in jail or even lose their American citizenship. This ignorant, despicable statement should make a plain truth even more obvious: Trump will not defend free speech from the forces of censorship-he represents the forces of censorship.
Hamidullah Amiri sometimes wakes in the middle of the night from the same nightmare. He's back in that village in eastern Afghanistan, a cluster of the men he called friends and colleagues--U.S. Navy Seals--just behind him, and a man has just stepped from a house, lifting a gun toward them from his cloak.
Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare - and they are rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of an epic political battle over the government's flagship health program that covers 57 million Americans. "We are not inclined to lead with our chin," said No.
The rust-colored border security fence starts in a dusty field on the Loop family farm in South Texas - about 15 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and a mile north of the southern U.S. border. From there, near Brownsville, it stretches about 60 miles west, but with plenty of gaps to drive or walk through.
Well, here we go again. Hillary who conceded the election victory to Donald J. Trump, following the state results, now wants a recount in the state of Wisconsin and, possibly, other states.
On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open his laptop and laid out his case for why lying is more lucrative than the truth. "The fake news is the good news," the 18-year-old said, pointing to a graph showing his audience figures, which reached into the hundreds of thousands, a bling watch clasped firmly around his wrist.
Polish President Andrzej Duda,left, and the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko inspect a guard of honor during the official welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. . Polish President Andrzej Duda, second right, and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda, right, attend welcoming ceremony of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna, left, inspect a guard of honor during the offic... .
So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota... So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands.
In his cowboy hat and boots and strategically slung guitar, the Naked Cowboy has been a fixture in Times Square for decades, posing under the neon with visitors for donations. But these days, in his spangled underwear and little else, he can be found farther north: at the Midtown Manhattan home of another outsize New York character, Donald Trump.
Tempers flared and political fault-lines were inflamed, as aides to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gathered for their first meeting since Election Day. Every four years since 1972, top presidential campaign aides have met for a polite discussion of the fierce battle they just waged.
In this Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as he leaves Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Trump said at a rally on Dec. 1, that he will nominate Mattis as defense secretary.
The Republican-led House is pushing ahead with a $611 billion defense policy bill that prohibits closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, forbids the Pentagon from trimming the number of military bases and awards U.S. troops their largest pay raise in six years. Lawmakers are scheduled to vote Friday on the legislation, which authorizes military spending for the fiscal year that started Oct. 1. The defense bill includes an agreement that prevents the Defense Department from forcing thousands of California National Guard troops to repay enlistment bonuses and benefits they received a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Donald Trump kicked off his "thank you" tour in Ohio Thursday with a rally of his faithful shouting "build the wall" and "lock her up" - two of his many campaign promises that seem to be no longer on his plate. Of course, facts don't matter to the President-elect or to his rabid, cult-like supporters who treat him like a political messiah while overlooking his pampered upbringing and lifestyle or his penchant of stocking his cabinet and primary advisors pool with the ultra-rich and/or the rabidly-militaristic.
President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he speaks during the first stop of his post-election tour, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Cincinnati. President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he speaks during the first stop of his post-election tour, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Cincinnati.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas., speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas., speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.
In this June 7, 2016, file photo, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare _ and they are rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of an epic political battle over the government's flagship health program that covers 57 million Americans.
We are in the waning days of the Obama administration. If you label yourself a conservative, this is a beautiful thing regardless of who you supported this past presidential election.
In this March 5, 2013, file photo, then-Marine Gen. James Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Under a President Donald Trump, cable and phone companies could gain new power to influence what you do and what you watch online - not to mention how much privacy you have while you're at it. Republicans who generally oppose regulation seem likely to take charge at the Federal Communications Commission, the government's primary telecom regulator.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday that his country and Russia want a cease-fire in Syria, where the two nations support opposing camps in the conflict. Speaking alongside Sergey Lavrov, his Russian counterpart, in a Turkish resort town, Cavusoglu said, "We are in agreement that a cease-fire is needed so that the tragedy can come to an end."
In this Nov. 23, 2014 file-pool photo, Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna, Austria. Kerry plans to see Zarif this week amid Iranian complaints that it's not getting the sanctions relief it deserves under last year's landmark nuclear deal.
The sons of convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg returned to the White House on Thursday, more than 50 years after pleading to spare her life, in a last-ditch appeal to President Barack Obama to exonerate her citing new evidence. Rosenberg was executed in 1953 along with her husband, Julius, after being convicted of conspiring to pass secrets to the Soviet Union about the atomic bomb.
Nicole Kirby looks over results during a statewide presidential election recount Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Milwaukee. The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years began Thursday in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary Clinton after polls long predicted a Clinton victory.
'I told you, don't you f*** with me': Unarmed former NFL star Joe McKnight shot dead by white man, 54, in a New Orleans road rage attack as he tried to apologize during an altercation Mad Dog unleashed in the White House: Trump says he has selected respected and outspoken retired Marine General James Mattis, 66, as Defense Secretary Brazilian prosecutors 'offer to drop charges against Ryan Lochte over his false robbery scandal at the Rio Olympics if he pays a $20,000 fine' Wheelchair bound Buzz Aldrin, 86, is hospitalized with fluid in his lungs after 'ailing' former astronaut had to be medically evacuated from South Pole expedition Colorado mother legally purchased a new handgun just hours before she and her two young sons were found dead in the family's minivan in 'murder-suicide' A glimpse inside North Korea from the International Space Station: Breathtaking footage reveals what life ... (more)
Arkansas farmers have received $370.7 million in federal "safety net" payments for losses in 2015, an increase of 73.9 percent from the year before, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In comparison, for losses in the 2014 farm year, Arkansas farmers received $213.2 million through Sept.
Donald Trump, who is on what he calls a "thank you" tour, saluted his supporters in Ohio and made a surprise announcement that he will be offering the position of defense chief to retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis.
This shoreline community has tried everything it can think of to prevent protective sand dunes from being built along the beach, invoking lost views, wrongly seized property rights and damaged tourism prospects. Now that those big-picture issues have failed to kill the project, Margate is using a mosquito to make a questionable claim: that the dunes will help spread the Zika virus.
A drunken Florida man who was craving tacos called 911 when Taco Bell said they wouldn't sell him any tacos. A drunken Florida man who was craving tacos called 911 when Taco Bell said they wouldn't sell him any tacos.
A drunken Florida man who was craving tacos called 911 when Taco Bell said they wouldn't sell him any tacos. A drunken Florida man who was craving tacos called 911 when Taco Bell said they wouldn't sell him any tacos.
The Supreme Court is returning to the familiar intersection of race and politics, in a pair of cases examining redistricting in North Carolina and Virginia. The eight-justice court is hearing arguments Monday in two cases that deal with the same basic issue of whether race played too large a role in the drawing of electoral districts, to the detriment of African-Americans.
A man rests on top of a hill inside of the Oceti Sakowin camp as 'water protectors' continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., December 2, 2016. Korean War veteran George Martin, 80, an Ojibwe tribe from Hopkins, Michigan, stands with veterans who oppose the Dakota Access oil pipeline on Backwater Bridge near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., December 2, 2016.
U.S. Treasury Secretary-nominee Steven Mnuchin says he's qualified for the job based on years of success in the world of private finance. Entering the public stage, where unforgiving global markets and partisan wrangling await him, the political newcomer will find out within his first few days whether he's ready.
The contentious fight for the White House is over for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton but their top strategists are still battling. In a campaign post-mortem at Harvard University, featuring both candidates' team of strategists Thursday, bitterness and tensions were on full display, according to Politico.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said that he and President-elect Donald Trump have patched up their differences and talk by telephone "almost daily." "We're fine," the Wisconsin Republican told Scott Pelley in an interview to be broadcast on "60 Minutes" on Sunday on CBS.
Singapore plans to bar former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Tim Leissner from its securities industry for 10 years and fined Standard Chartered Plc and Coutts & Co. over breaches related to a scandal-plagued Malaysian sovereign fund.
U.S. President Barack Obama is poised to block a Chinese company from buying Germany's Aixtron SE, people familiar with the matter said, which would mark only the third time in more than a quarter century that the White House has rejected an investment by an overseas buyer as a national security risk. The president is expected Friday to uphold a recommendation by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. that the sale of the semiconductor-equipment supplier to China's Grand Chip Investment GmbH should be stopped, according to the people, who asked not to be identified as the details aren't public.
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, will need more than the usual Senate confirmation before being able to take office.
President-elect Donald Trump says he has narrowed his choice for a Supreme Court nominee "down to probably three or four candidates." One of Trump's first decisions after his inauguration will be to nominate a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February.
President-elect Donald Trump claimed a big win Wednesday when he announced he had successfully pressured Carrier Corporation not to move some of its production facilities from Indiana to Mexico. While the company will still shift some production south of the border, the change of plans will save about 1,000 jobs in Indiana.
Let's say you want to reduce the U.S. trade deficit. President-elect Donald Trump has said repeatedly that he does , and it's not just him.
Given my amateur studies of authoritarian fascist regimes, I will NOT be commenting about President Elect Donald J. TRUMP, or his swamp, once he is inaugurated, next month on 1/20/17. Until then, for a few weeks, I'll continue to let it rip, at least as it relates to Albuquerque, and local politicos! After EIGHT long months, I finally received a reply from Albuquerque City Councilor President Dan Lewis, on his support or should we say, non-support for POTUS Elect TRUMP! "...Councilor Lewis has not made any comments publicly regarding statements by the president-elect, nor has he indicated any of his opinions to me in that regard.
Pregnant Saffron Burrows cradled her burgeoning bump at the Los Angeles premiere of Mozart in the Jungle's third season on Thursday. The glowing 44-year-old opted for flat black riding boots with her lacy LBD and matching blazer at the Grove Mall event.
Donald Trump returned to his campaign roots Thursday in his first major public appearance since Election Day, resembling the pugnacious, brawling campaigner more than the traditional president-to-be as he held court in front of thousands of adoring fans - and even announced a Cabinet pick from the stage. Trump's first stop on this "Thank you" tour to salute his supporters was in Ohio and, ever the showman, he made the surprise announcement that he will be offering the post of Defence Secretary to retired Marine Corps Gen.
The raw, lingering emotion of the 2016 presidential campaign erupted into a shouting match here Thursday as top strategists of Hillary Clinton's campaign accused their Republican counterparts of fuelling and legitimising racism to elect Donald Trump. The extraordinary exchange came at a postmortem session sponsored by Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where top operatives from both campaigns sat across a conference table from each other.
Donald Trump saluted workers, owners and himself Thursday at a Carrier plant in Indiana, declaring that a deal to keep a local plant open instead of moving operations to Mexico was only the first of many business victories to come in the U.S. with him as president.
The Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center received another $1.4 million dollar boost from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The center is the first federally-funded entity focused on developing technology and methods to improve and accelerate the construction of bridges.
The sons of convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg returned to the White House on Thursday, more than 50 years after pleading unsuccessfully to spare her life, in a last-ditch appeal to President Barack Obama to exonerate her amid new evidence. Rosenberg was executed in 1953 along with her husband, Julius, after being convicted of conspiring to pass secrets about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.
President-elect Donald Trump will nominate retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, who led operations across the Middle East, to be secretary of defense.
A Forest Service firefighter from California's Eldorado National Forest blew another whistle Thursday on sexual harassment and gender bias inside federal public lands agencies. Reinforcing claims previously made by many others over many years, Fire Prevention Technician Denice Rice told a House panel of repeated problems facing women, who remain greatly outnumbered by men in the Forest Service.
Richmond-Times Dispatch Columnist Jeff Schapiro and George Mason University Political Science Professor Toni-Michelle Travis talk about how a Trump presidency will affect business and politics in Virginia.
President-elect Donald Trump has said he would nominate retired General Marine Corps James Mattis to be his defense secretary. Mattis, who is known as "Mad Dog" and renowned for his tough talk, retired in 2013 after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.