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
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 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
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
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
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
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