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Republicans Criticize Trump’s Expected Secretary Of State Pick Over Russia Ties

If President-elect Donald Trump goes ahead with his reported plans to nominate the CEO of ExxonMobil as his secretary of state, he may face staunch opposition from senior members of his own party.Multiple media reports indicated Trump was set to nominate oilman Rex Tillerson for the role of top US diplomat, which would need to be approved by the Senate.The 64-year-old Texan has extensive business experience in Russia and a working relationship with President Vladimir Putin. Tillerson has also spoken out against US sanctions on Moscow, imposed after the annexation of Crimea, and was awarded the Order of Friendship medal [...]

Vows Against Illegal Immigration Return At Trump’s “Thank You” Rally

President-elect Donald Trumps anti-illegal immigration agenda, which helped launch his campaign, flared again at his Thursday night Thank You rally.We will restore the sovereignty of the United States. We will finally end illegal immigration, have to, Trump told a crowd of supporters in Cincinnati, Ohio. We will construct a great wall at the border.Trump said the beefed up border would dismantle cartels and stop the flow of drugs into the United States. He also pledged to stop the immigration of people from regions who cant be safely processed.He wasnt the only one at the rally talking about undocumented immigrants, all [...]

Donald Trump Spoke With Taiwan’s Leader And China Is Not Pleased

President-elect Donald Trump took the highly unusual step Friday of speaking directly with the president of Taiwan in a phone call, a move that prompted reassurances from the White House because it is likely to anger China.According to a readout of the call provided by Trumps transition team, the president-elect spoke with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and noted the two nations close economic, political and security ties.President-elect Trump also congratulated President Tsai on becoming President of Taiwan earlier this year, the statement added.The US cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1979, adopting a one China policy, which gave recognition instead [...]

Donald Trump Spoke With Taiwan’s Leader And China Is Not Pleased

President-elect Donald Trump took the highly unusual step Friday of speaking directly with the president of Taiwan in a phone call, a move that prompted reassurances from the White House because it is likely to anger China.business news liveAccording to a readout of the call provided by Trumps transition team, the president-elect spoke with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and noted the two nations close economic, political and security ties.President-elect Trump also congratulated President Tsai on becoming President of Taiwan earlier this year, the statement added.The US cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1979, adopting a one China policy, which gave [...]

Trump Picks Retired Gen. James Mattis For Defense Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump announced at a rally Thursday that he has tapped retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to become his secretary of defense, a pick that will require an act of Congress to allow him to take up the post.We are going to appoint Mad Dog Mattis as our secretary of defense. But were not announcing it until Monday so dont tell anybody, Trump said to applause in Cincinnati.http://www.topix.com/us/politics business news articles 2016They say hes the closest thing to Gen. George Patton that we have and its about time, Trump later added.The four-star general would join a team that includes [...]

Donald Trump Spoke With Taiwan’s Leader And China Is Not Pleased

President-elect Donald Trump took the highly unusual step Friday of speaking directly with the president of Taiwan in a phone call, a move that prompted reassurances from the White House because it is likely to anger China.According to a readout of the call provided by Trumps transition team, the president-elect spoke with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and noted the two nations close economic, political and security ties.President-elect Trump also congratulated President Tsai on becoming President of Taiwan earlier this year, the statement added.http://www.motherjones.com/politics The US cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1979, adopting a one China policy, which gave recognition [...]

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Has Finally Conceded Defeat

Almost a month after the voters went to the polls, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on Monday conceded the gubernatorial race to his rival, Democratic candidate Attorney General Roy Cooper.McCrory, a Republican, has been alleging voter fraud since Election Day and called for a statewide recount.But on Monday the governor released, saying, I personally believe the the majority of our citizens have spoken, and we should now do everything we can to support the 75th governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper.Today, Governor McCrory released the following video message on the 2016 election results.NC Governor's Office (@GovOfficeNC) Its also time to [...]

Vows Against Illegal Immigration Return At Trump’s “Thank You” Rally

President-elect Donald Trumps anti-illegal immigration agenda, which helped launch his campaign, flared again at his Thursday night Thank You rally.We will restore the sovereignty of the United States. We will finally end illegal immigration, have to, Trump told a crowd of supporters in Cincinnati, Ohio. We will construct a great wall at the border.Trump said the beefed up border would dismantle cartels and stop the flow of drugs into the United States. He also pledged to stop the immigration of people from regions who cant be safely processed.He wasnt the only one at the rally talking about undocumented immigrants, all [...]

Kellyanne Conway Defends Trump’s Continued Work With “Celebrity Apprentice”

Kellyanne Conway, the senior adviser to Donald Trump, on Friday defended the president-elects continued role of executive producer on NBCs The Celebrity Apprentice, arguing that presidents are allowed to pursue other interests and this is a reasonable thing for him to do in his spare time.Trump hosted the show for seven seasons, until NBC cut ties with him in June 2015 after he made racist comments about Mexicans. Despite the controversy, many have argued that the show boosted Trumps visibility and legitimized his shot at the presidency.Conway called Trump a very transparent guy when CNNs Alisyn Camerota asked her why [...]

Jill Stein Changes Plans, Aims To Take Pennsylvania Recount Request To Federal Court

WASHINGTON A Pennsylvania court on Saturday accepted the Green Partys request to end its case seeking a statewide recount of the presidential race. Then, late Saturday night, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein tweeted out that her campaign would continue to seek a statewide recount but would be going to federal court to do so.http://www.usnews.com/news/politics Make no mistake the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania, Jonathan Abady, Steins lead recount lawyer, said in a statement.[O]n Monday the Stein campaign will escalate our campaign in Pennsylvania and file for emergency relief in federal court, demanding [...]

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