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Stop Freaking Out, Donald Trump’s Taiwan Phone Call Was a Good Thing

Chris Murphy, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, thinks Donald Trump has just put America on the road to war.

In reality, the opposite may be true. The president-elect may have taken the first steps to stabilize East Asia.

On Thursday and Friday, Mr. Tru

Trump’s Trickle-Down Populism

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Last Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump triumphantly celebrated Carrier’s decision to reverse its plan to close a furnace plant and move jobs to Mexico. Some 800 jobs will remain in Indianapolis. “Corporate America is going to have to understand that we have to take ca

Donald Trump Taps Ben Carson To Lead Housing & Urban Development

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Donald Trump is nominating Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who has never held public office, as his Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

In a statement released Monday, Trump called Ben Carson a “distinguished national leader” with a “brilliant mind.” Carson,

Opinion: Here’s the verdict on that ‘terrible’ Obama economy

I had thought we’d wait until Jan. 20 to draw the line under the “Obama economy.” But seeing as Trumpists are already claiming credit for good economic news since the election, such as the rise in the stock market, I guess we can do it now. And the picture is pretty clear.

Feisty Trump Says Democrats Are Ready to Stop ‘Endless Gridlock

Donald Trump Ohio rally.

Congressional Democrats are ready to work with the president-elect to break Washington’s era of gridlock, Donald Trump said Thursday evening during a bombastic rally in Ohio. Trump bounced from prepared remarks to his off-the-cuff style in a feisty event in Cincinnati, Ohi

Stop Freaking Out, Donald Trump’s Taiwan Phone Call Was a Good Thing

Stop Freaking Out, Donald Trump’s Taiwan Phone Call Was a Good Thing

Chris Murphy, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, thinks Donald Trump has just put America on the road to war. In reality, the opposite may be true. The president-elect may have taken the first steps to stabilize East Asia. On Thursday and Friday, Mr. Trump spoke over the phone with his counterparts in Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, the Philippines, and Singapore. Yet by far the most controversial, and consequential, conversation occurred on Friday, when he exchanged... Read more

Trump’s Trickle-Down Populism

Trump’s Trickle-Down Populism

Last Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump triumphantly celebrated Carrier’s decision to reverse its plan to close a furnace plant and move jobs to Mexico. Some 800 jobs will remain in Indianapolis. “Corporate America is going to have to understand that we have to take care of our workers,” Trump told The New York Times. “The free market has been sorting it out and America’s been losing,” Vice President-elect Michael Pence added, as Trump interjected, “Every time, every time.” So... Read more

Donald Trump Taps Ben Carson To Lead Housing & Urban Development

Donald Trump Taps Ben Carson To Lead Housing & Urban Development

Donald Trump is nominating Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who has never held public office, as his Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. In a statement released Monday, Trump called Ben Carson a “distinguished national leader” with a “brilliant mind.” Carson, who ran against Trump in the 2016 Republican primary, told Fox News last month that he was considering the position. This was a shift from his earlier assertion that he wasn’t qualified for a Cabinet position.  Trump’s choice... Read more

Opinion: Here’s the verdict on that ‘terrible’ Obama economy

Opinion: Here’s the verdict on that ‘terrible’ Obama economy

I had thought we’d wait until Jan. 20 to draw the line under the “Obama economy.” But seeing as Trumpists are already claiming credit for good economic news since the election, such as the rise in the stock market, I guess we can do it now. And the picture is pretty clear. That “terrible” Obama economy? That picture of U.S. economic and industrial decline? That image of malaise and an economy that is no longer “great”... Read more

Feisty Trump Says Democrats Are Ready to Stop ‘Endless Gridlock

Feisty Trump Says Democrats Are Ready to Stop ‘Endless Gridlock

Congressional Democrats are ready to work with the president-elect to break Washington’s era of gridlock, Donald Trump said Thursday evening during a bombastic rally in Ohio. Trump bounced from prepared remarks to his off-the-cuff style in a feisty event in Cincinnati, Ohio, the first stop on his “Thank You” tour to states that helped him win the presidency. He hammered the media and anyone who suggested he couldn’t cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed... Read more

Carrier to receive state incentives, keep more than 1,000 U.S. jobs

Carrier to receive state incentives, keep more than 1,000 U.S. jobs

United Technologies Corp said on Wednesday it will retain more than 1,000 jobs at a U.S. Carrier Corp plant that was to close after receiving state financial incentives and a pledge to boost the business climate by the incoming Trump-Pence administration. The deal was announced on Tuesday but details were disclosed on Wednesday. It came about after talks between the company's chief executive, President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the Indiana governor. The company said the announcement... Read more

Obama: Here's my advice to Trump

Obama: Here's my advice to Trump

President Barack Obama told Rolling Stone, in an interview that took place the day after the election, what advice he would give President-elect Donald Trump in their meeting following his win. Obama said the biggest piece of advice was "No. 1, however you campaigned, once you're in this office, you are part of a legacy dating back to those first Revolutionaries. And this amazing experiment in democracy has to be tended. So aside from any particular issue,... Read more

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The Huffington Post

House Freedom Caucus Elects Mark Meadows…

05-12-2016

House Freedom Caucus Elects Mark Meadows Chairman

WASHINGTON ― After close to two years with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) sitting atop the House Freedom Caucus, members of... Read more

You're Out! Phillies' Ballpark Nuts Vend…

05-12-2016

You're Out! Phillies' Ballpark Nuts Vendor Fired For White Nationalist Views

A popular vendor at the Philadelphia Phillies ballpark has been fired for supporting white nationalism.... Read more

Donald Trump And The Republicans: The Ar…

05-12-2016

Donald Trump And The Republicans: The Art Of The Steal

During the campaign Donald Trump boasted that he could kill someone on Fifth Avenue and it wouldn't affect his standing... Read more

Newsmax

NYT Public Editor Calls for 'Consequence…

05-12-2016

The New York Times' public editor delivered a damning rebuke of some the paper's journalists for liberal-biased tweets she alleged went "over the line" and... Read more

Eric Holder Leading Org. to Help Dems Ge…

05-12-2016

Former Attorney General Eric Holder will help Democrats reshape their party and gain more control as chairman of a new committee.... Read more

NYT: Concern Over Trump Uniting Jews and…

05-12-2016

Many American Jews and Muslims are putting aside differences over fears of a Donald Trump presidency,... Read more

NYC Mayor Asks Obama Administration to C…

05-12-2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking the Obama administration to foot the $35 million bill for securing Trump Tower, the... Read more

Huckabee on Pelosi: 'Is She Racist or Ju…

05-12-2016

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee asked Monday if House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is racist after she said Housing and Urban Development Secretary nominee Ben... Read more

Politico

Gore praises Ivanka Trump on climate pol…

05-12-2016

Gore praises Ivanka Trump on climate policy after meeting

"I appreciate the fact that she is very concerned about this," Al Gore said after meeting with Ivanka Trump Monday.... Read more

Pence to keynote Heritage Foundation eve…

05-12-2016

Pence to keynote Heritage Foundation event at Trump’s D.C. hotel

The hotel has become a symbol of the potential financial conflicts for the incoming president and his team. |... Read more

Biden: 'I'm not committing to not runnin…

05-12-2016

Biden: 'I'm not committing to not running' in 2020

"I'm not committing to not running. I'm not committing to anything," Joe Biden said. | John Shinkle/POLITICO... Read more

Flynn under fire for fake news

05-12-2016

As Donald Trump’s national security adviser, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn will have to advise the president of the... Read more

NY Times

Terrorism Conviction of a Wiretapped Ame…

05-12-2016

A panel of three federal judges rejected the argument that the F.B.I. had entrapped Mohamed Mohamud and unconstitutionally intercepted his emails without a warrant.... Read more

In Washington Pizzeria Attack, Fake News…

05-12-2016

Edgar M. Welch of North Carolina was charged after a shooting at a Washington pizzeria that he thought was harboring young children as sex slaves.... Read more

DealBook: Want to Bring Back Jobs, Mr. P…

05-12-2016

The group of luminaries advising Donald J. Trump on job creation is missing Mr. Musk, and he has arguably re-envisioned how the nation can revive... Read more

Critics Worry Over How Ben Carson, Lacki…

05-12-2016

Experts in urban areas admire Mr. Carson’s medical clout but are concerned about his lack of experience in government.... Read more

Washington Times

Donald Trump choices for Cabinet lack ex…

05-12-2016

Forget “Team of Rivals.” President-elect Donald Trump is instead assembling what critics are calling a team of novices — government outsiders or politicians who have... Read more

Ray Buckley, top Democrat in New Hampshi…

05-12-2016

In his quest to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, New Hampshire’s Democratic Party chairman is touting his state’s success in fending... Read more

Tariq Fatemi, Pakistani aide, sees openi…

05-12-2016

The incoming Trump administration will provide Pakistan a “fresh opportunity to burnish its credentials” with Washington, despite the president-elect’s sharp comments on Islamic extremism on... Read more

Inside the Beltway: In praise of Trump's…

05-12-2016

Certain journalists, broadcasters, public personalities and political operatives take offense that President-elect Donald Trump continues to tweet with great vigor — including his characteristic candor... Read more

Economic News

Korea corporate chiefs deny seeking favo…

05-12-2016

By Se Young Lee and Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean corporate chiefs told a parliamentary panel on Tuesday that they were not seeking... Read more

UK retail sales slow in November, cluste…

05-12-2016

LONDON, (Reuters) - Growth in British retail sales slowed in November after a bumper October as shoppers waited for big discounts around 'Black Friday' at... Read more

Asia stocks bounce as risk appetite retu…

05-12-2016

By Saikat Chatterjee HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stocks posted their biggest rise in two weeks on Tuesday and the euro steadied as investors judged... Read more

Asian stocks rise on back of Wall Street…

05-12-2016

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stocks opened higher on the back of a strong Wall Street with markets discounting the potential impact of Italy's referendum... Read more

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