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Obama Will be Watching, Trump Still in Business

Monday, November 21, 2016

Lame Duck: Finishing his last foreign tour as President, Barack Obama said in Peru yesterday that he’s willing to give Donald Trump a chance, but will speak up if the Trump administration strays from core American values. It was an …

Meeting a Moderate, Trump Wants Apology

Sunday, November 20, 2016

In Transition: Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent 90 minutes with Donald Trump yesterday at his Trump National Golf Course in New Jersey. Romney is believed to be considered for Secretary of State, but there was no announcement on whether …

Trump Settles Fraud Suits, Zika is Permanent

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Trump Business: The president-elect decided to settle three fraud lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University for $25 million. The “university” was supposed to be a real estate sales seminar that would impart the wisdom of Trump. Six thousand former …

Sessions to be AG, Jared Wants a Job

Friday, November 18, 2016

In Transition: CBS News reports this morning that Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General. Sessions, who was once deemed too racist to be named a federal judge, is one of few high-profile Republicans who backed …

Trump Denies Conflicts, Hillary Speaks

Thursday, November 17, 2016

In Transition: After major firings and resignations, President-elect Donald Trump denies that there’s infighting and disorganization within his transition team. “Very organized process taking place as I decide on Cabinet and many other positions,” Trump tweeted. “I am the only …

Transition in Disarray, Cashing In

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

In Transition: The abrupt departure of two members of the Trump transition team indicates turmoil in forming the next White House administration. In the second major shakeup since the election, Mike Rogers, a former Michigan congressman who was handling national …

Don Talks to Vlad, Bannon Uproar

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

In Transition: Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone and agreed to try to improve relations, according to a statement that came not from Trump, but the Kremlin. The statement said there’s an “absolutely unsatisfactory state …

Trump Unaware, Alt-Right in White House

Monday, November 14, 2016

The American President-elect: Donald Trump, in an interview recorded Friday with Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes, said he was unaware of the incidents of racial and ethnic hatred across the country since he was elected president on Tuesday. The interview …

Protest and Hate, Hillary Blames Comey

Sunday, November 13, 2016

In Transition: Protesters in New York yesterday marched from Union Square to Trump Tower chanting and carrying signs. One said, “Putin won.” Outside the Tower Trump supporters carried signs saying, “He is My President,” “Hillary for Prison” and “Crybabies.” Protesters …

Early Trump Shakeup, Hate on the Rise

Saturday, November 12, 2016

In Transition: President-elect Trump told the Wall Street Journal he didn’t think his campaign rhetoric went too far. “No, I won.” But Trump told the paper he would become more positive and that his goal is to bring the country …