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  • In phone call with Trump, Boeing chief pledges to work with new administration after [] tweet

    12/07/2016 9:33:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 58 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Monday, December 7, 2016 | Christian Davenport
    Hours after Donald Trump promised to kill the Air Force One procurement program, Boeing Chief Executive Dennis A. Muilenburg spoke with the president-elect on Tuesday, promising to work with the new administration and to keep the costs of the program down, according to a person with knowledge of the matter...
  • Departing New York with General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis for tonight's rally in Fayetteville - Trump

    12/06/2016 1:46:18 PM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Twitter | Dec 6, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Departing New York with General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis for tonight's rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina! See you……
  • Democrats Standing on an Ever-Shrinking Map

    12/06/2016 10:29:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Lifezette ^ | December 6, 2016 | Brendan Kirby
    Hillary won half the counties of Obama in 2008 and just a third of localities won by Bill in 1996 President-Elect Donald Trump’s upset victory in last month’s presidential election was not just a loss for Democrat Hillary Clinton — it also was a continuation of her party’s dramatically shrinking geographic footprint. Even as he lost the popular vote by 2.5 million votes, Trump carried 2,625 counties, compared with just 487 for Clinton.
  • Reuters/Ipsos Poll: (5 Day Rolling) What people think of President-elect Trump [Fav 49% Unfav 51%]

    12/06/2016 10:15:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 01, 2016
    December 01, 2016 1,797 Respondents Unfavorable 51.0% Favorable 49.0%
  • Trump Carrier Deal Weathers Bogus ‘Crony Capitalism’ Charges

    12/06/2016 9:10:00 AM PST · by GonzoII · 65 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 06 Dec 2016 | Jim Stinson
    When President-Elect Donald Trump helped convince Carrier Corp. to keep 1,069 jobs in the Indianapolis region, you would have thought he had all employed all manner of socialism to achieve this success — judging from the criticism lobbed by political adversaries. The opposition to the Carrier deal came mostly from the Right — but in some cases, came from the Left, too. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, an early Trump supporter, called it “special-interest crony capitalism.” The Weekly Standard founder and the father of “NeverTrump,” William Kristol, said it violated the rule of law and was arbitrary government bullying (although Trump is...
  • Obama becoming increasingly powerless as world allies fall to populist uprisings

    12/06/2016 8:19:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 57 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, December 5, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The resignation of Italy’s prime minister Monday marked the abrupt downfall of the third key European partner of President Obama this year, as the president becomes increasingly powerless to confront a populist wave sweeping both sides of the Atlantic and challenging traditional U.S. alliances.Matteo Renzi’s surrender in Italy came just seven weeks after Mr. Obama toasted the 41-year-old prime minister at a gilded State Dinner at the White House for possessing “the vision and the values that can carry Italy, and Europe, forward.” Mr. Renzi submitted his resignation after Italian voters resoundingly rejected his proposals for political reform in...
  • Boom: Surge in support for keeping Electoral College

    12/06/2016 7:54:16 AM PST · by GonzoII · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/5/16 | Paul Bedard
    Despite 24/7 complaints from Democrats that Hillary Rodham Clinton won the popular vote, support for the Electoral College system, which President-elect Trump won, has surged since the election.
  • Manchin: Unwise to block Trump's Supreme Court pick

    12/06/2016 7:44:36 AM PST · by GonzoII · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/5/16 | Susan Crabtree
    West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday warned the Democratic Party not to engage in payback when it comes to President-elect Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court or they will continue to lose a significant portion of the electorate in rural states like his who helped hand Trump the presidency.
  • Economist: Trump must prepare for a showdown with China

    12/05/2016 9:53:09 AM PST · by GonzoII · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published December 05, 2016 | Peter Morici
    President-elect Donald Trump faces immediate challenges: managing the war against ISIS, fixing ObamaCare and boosting growth to create jobs. But as the fallout from his recent conversation with the president of Taiwan indicates, an increasingly assertive China poses the most vexing and far-reaching challenges for American prosperity and security. China has accomplished hyper growth supplying Western consumers with inexpensive goods and attracting Western investment to obtain necessary technology, but it has hardly played by the established rules and norms of global trade. It has subsidized exports, manipulated its currency and engaged in other abusive practices.
  • Kevin McCarthy won’t defend Donald Trump’s 35-percent tariff

    12/05/2016 9:46:23 AM PST · by GonzoII · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, December 5, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday refused to back President-elect Donald Trump’s push for a 35-percent tariff on companies that move operations abroad and then sell their goods back in the United States, saying corporate tax reform is the key to retaining American jobs. “I think that’s a better way to solve the problem than getting in a trade war over a 35-percent tariff,” the California Republican told reporters.
  • Ford will ask Trump to cut fuel-economy rules, CEO says; 'no demand' for hybrid, electric cars

    12/05/2016 8:48:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 125 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | Stephen Edelstein
    Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled that existing emissions limits for passenger cars for 2022 through 2025 should remain in place. It's a decision that is already opposed by lobbyists representing the auto industry, and possibly by the incoming Trump Administration. Sure enough, one automaker says it has already begun talks with President-elect Donald Trump that include a request for lower emissions targets.
  • Paul Ryan never expected Trump to win

    12/02/2016 5:07:35 AM PST · by GonzoII · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 2, 2016 | 7:30am | Daniel Halper
    “He knows that. Donald Trump’s a very — he was a very unconventional candidate. He’s going to be an unconventional president. What I like about it, in my, like I said, almost daily conversations, is he’s just a get-things-done kinda guy,” Ryan continued.
  • Why We Need the Electoral College

    12/02/2016 2:33:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Why We Need the Electoral College - The Rush Limbaugh Show BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Lynn in Noblesville, Indiana.  Great to have you.  Glad you waited.  What's up? CALLER:  Thank you so much.  I'm glad to finally get through to you.  I have a question on behalf of a house full of Millennials, I should say.  I have four children 18 to 24 and a plethora of their friends.  The majority of them are Bernie Sanders fans, and they're having a hard time understanding this whole Electoral College thing, no matter how much we try to explain it.  My question...
  • Open for business: Trump creating commerce-friendly White House

    12/01/2016 10:37:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov.30, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    President-elect Donald Trump was already closing a deal to keep U.S. workers employed at the Carrier air conditioner plant in Indiana as he stacked his Cabinet with Wall Street titans Wednesday, creating the most business-friendly White House that America has seen in a long time.Trump transition officials boasted that the Carrier deal was an early down payment on his campaign promises to restore manufacturing jobs and that his team — namely Treasury secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin and commerce secretary nominee Wilbur Ross — had the business savvy necessary to help kick the U.S. economy into overdrive.
  • 'The man with the bushy moustache' - America needs John Bolton as secretary of state

    12/01/2016 10:22:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 80 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov.29, 2016 | Suzanne Scholte
    ANALYSIS/OPINION:President-elect Donald Trump would be best served by selecting a secretary of State who understands the national security challenges our country faces, can literally “hit the ground running,” has a proven track record of successful negotiations, and most importantly, not only protects but projects the greatest attributes about America’s ideals of freedom and democracy. Remember that President Obama spent the first part of his administration on an apology tour. His disdain for American leadership in the world was communicated aboard and broadly.
  • Trump Treasury Choice Steven Mnuchin Vows to ‘Strip Back’ Dodd-Frank

    12/01/2016 8:32:14 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 30, 2016 | Jacob M. Schlesinger
    WASHINGTON—Donald Trump’s choice for Treasury secretary said Wednesday that he would focus on rolling back parts of the landmark 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law enacted in the wake of the financial crisis. “The number one problem with Dodd-Frank is that it’s way too complicated and cuts back lending,” banker Steven Mnuchin told CNBC in his first public comments since being tapped by the president-elect to head his economic team. “So we want to strip back parts of Dodd-Frank and that will be the number one priority on the regulatory side,” Mr. Mnuchin said, according to a rush transcript of the...
  • The NAFTA teardown: Here's where Trump could start

    12/01/2016 7:54:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    CNN - Money ^ | December 1, 2016: 10:05 AM ET | Patrick Gillespie
    President-elect Donald Trump is clear: Starting Day 1, he wants to renegotiate or withdraw from NAFTA, the free trade deal among three countries: America, Canada and Mexico. Trump's pledge begs the question: Where do you start? Trump could begin with a controversial chapter of NAFTA that some experts believe gives corporations an incentive to create jobs across the border by giving them too much power to skirt and battle foreign government laws. It's in Chapter 11 of NAFTA and it''s called the investor-state dispute settlement or ISDS. It gives U.S. corporations the power to sue the Canadian or Mexican government...
  • Trump-fueled dollar rally set to continue in the year ahead: Reuters poll

    12/01/2016 7:02:39 AM PST · by GonzoII
    Reuters/ ^ | 40 minutes ago (Dec 01, 2016 09:20AM ET) | Rahul Karunakar
    (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar rally is likely to continue into the coming year on expectations that President-elect Donald Trump's proposed reflationary economic policies will force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more quickly, according to a Reuters poll. Most foreign exchange strategists also say risks to forecasts for the dollar to gain against every major currency are skewed to the upside. They see nearly one chance in three the euro will reach or fall below parity in the year ahead. "(The dollar) continues to reign supreme on the back of bets of improving growth and the inflation outlook...
  • Trump win sends steel stocks higher

    12/01/2016 6:52:06 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 1, 2016 12:00 AM | Len Boselovic
    Steel stocks have surged since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential contest on promises to put America first and make massive investments in the nation’s infrastructure. And no steel producer has benefited more than U.S. Steel. Its shares have jumped 54 percent since Nov. 8, closing Wednesday at $32.34, up $1.18. However, analysts say there are plenty of steel producers who stand to benefit more than U.S. Steel if the Trump administration pushes through a massive infrastructure program...
  • FBI urged to probe death threats on Trump electors

    12/01/2016 6:40:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 17 hours ago
    With death threats for presidential electors who plan to vote for Donald Trump continuing to be reported across America, the FBI is now being urged to investigate the rampant voter intimidation. “Why isn’t the FBI investigating this? I’m serious,” radio host Rush Limbaugh said on his national broadcast Wednesday. “Why isn’t the FBI investigating all of these threats, these emails, these phone calls, this intimidation effort that’s under way against these electors?”
  • Trump's Treasury Pick Says U.S. Should Get Out of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

    12/01/2016 6:33:52 AM PST · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    Reuters/Fortune ^ | December 1, 2016, 6:00 AM EST
    His comments sent shares of Fannie and Freddie to their highest levels since September 2014. U.S. President-elect Trump’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, on Wednesday waded into the long-running battle over the future control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the largest players in the U.S. home mortgage market, saying that the lenders should be returned to private control.
  • Dutch euthanasia law is used to kill alcoholic, 41, who decided death was the only way to escape[]

    11/30/2016 5:55:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 November 2016 | Steve Doughty
    A 41-year-old man has ended his life by fatal injection rather than carry on living as an alcoholic, in a radical new extension of Holland’s euthanasia regime. Mark Langedijk decided that death was the only way to escape from his addiction to drink, according to an account published by his brother. Mr Langedijk set the date for his own death and was joking, drinking beer and eating ham and cheese sandwiches in the hours before his GP arrived at his parents’ home to administer fatal injections, it said.
  • Trump debuts presidential hat

    11/29/2016 8:23:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 64 replies
    New York Post ^ | Nov.29, 2016
    Donald Tramp swapped his “Make America Great Again” hat on Sunday for some new presidential headgear — proudly sporting another red lid, this time with the number 45 stitched into the side in a not-so-subtle swipe at ongoing recount efforts.
  • UK Firms Show No Brexit Hit in Third Quarter as Investment Grows

    11/26/2016 1:02:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Reuters/Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2016 | Breitbart London
    (Reuters) – British companies brushed off the uncertainty over Brexit in the three months after June’s referendum and increased their investment, helping to drive solid growth in the economy, official data showed on Friday.
  • Catholicism and Islam Growing Fast in Norway, Liberal State Church Declines

    11/26/2016 12:58:52 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2016 | Breitbart London
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway’s official statistics agency says the country’s Roman Catholic and Muslim communities have added tens of thousands of members in recent years while the state Lutheran Church is declining. Statistics Norway said Friday the number of Catholics has jumped 42 percent since 2012, to 145,000 this year.
  • Report: Nearly all, 99.8%, of illegal drugs shipped to U.S. from Mexico

    11/25/2016 11:48:36 PM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/22/16 | Paul Bedard
    Over 99 percent of all marijuana and methamphetamine seized at U.S. borders has come from Mexico, a colossal cache of 8.2 million pounds since 2012 and a demonstration of the efforts by drug cartels to feed America's habit, one that is leading to increasing deaths, according to a new report.
  • Republican John Kennedy expected to win runoff for Louisiana U.S. Senate seat

    11/25/2016 4:58:50 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, November 24, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr
    Democrats have insisted that they will push to win the only outstanding Senate race in the country — a Dec. 10 runoff election in Louisiana — but it appears to be trending toward the Republican candidate, which would give the party an effective 52-48 majority next year. State Treasurer John N. Kennedy won the most votes on Nov. 8, but in a crowded field he fell far short of the 50 percent threshold needed to win outright.
  • VIDEO: Merkel Says ‘Trolls’ and ‘Fake News’ Could Influence German Election

    11/24/2016 12:03:11 PM PST · by GonzoII · 72 replies
    AFP/Breitbart ^ | Nov.24, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Angela Merkel has said public opinion is being “manipulated” on the internet, claiming “fake news” websites and “trolls” could influence the approaching German elections. In her first major address since announcing her intention to seek a fourth term, the German chancellor was also heckled and labelled a “disgrace” as she claimed to be “fighting illegal immigration” in Germany. “Something has changed. As globalization has marched on, debate is taking place in a completely new media environment. Opinions aren’t formed the way they were 25 years ago,” she said, according to AFP. “Today we have fake sites, bots, trolls – things that...
  • NATO chief urges EU to increase military budgets to maintain bond with US under Trump

    11/23/2016 10:59:59 PM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    RT ^ | 24 Nov, 2016
    NATO’s chief has urged alliance members to cough up the cash needed to secure the “transatlantic bond” that the US president-elect has threatened to cut, unless members contribute the required two percent of their GDP to the common “defense” goal.
  • Trump's day-one actions: Kill TPP and energy regs, boost cyberdefense

    11/21/2016 4:28:11 PM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov.21, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    President-elect Trump announced a set of executive actions he plans to issue on "day one" to roll back President Obama's agenda and begin to implement his own. "Whether it's producing steel, building cars, or curing disease, I want the next generation of production and innovation to happen right here, in our great homeland: America – creating wealth and jobs for American workers," Trump said at the outset of a "video message" released Monday evening.
  • Trump Family Has 50-Year History of Donating to Jewish, Israeli Causes

    11/21/2016 12:58:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | Nov.21, 2016 | JNI Media
    Israeli media have reported several important donations made in years past by both the late Fred Trump and his son, now President Elect Donald Trump. Some 50 years ago, real estate developer Fredrick Trump donated the land for the Talmud Torah of the Beach Haven Jewish Center at 723 Ave. Z in Flatbush, NY, as can be seen from a promotional image released by that institution. The center is open and active to this day, offering programs for youth and the elderly, as well as an active synagogue.
  • Trump confirms he is considering Mattis for U.S. defense post

    11/20/2016 6:34:03 AM PST · by GonzoII · 96 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Nov.19, 2016
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump said on Sunday he is considering retired General James Mattis for U.S. defense secretary, a day after meeting with him in New Jersey.
  • Fight, 'we're not backing down'

    11/20/2016 5:17:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 93 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama's grassroots Organizing for Action, in a message to supporters, said that voters turned their back on them and it is time respond by fighting "harder than we ever have before." Scrapping any intention to work with the new administration, the message from OFA's said, "we're not backing down."
  • Reuters/Ipsos Poll: What people think of President-elect Trump [November 17 2016]

    11/19/2016 7:31:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Reuters Ipsos
    November 17, 2016 1,713 Respondents Unfavorable 50.7% Favorable 49.3%
  • Trump agrees to $25 million settlement in Trump University lawsuits

    11/19/2016 1:22:35 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    AP via Portland Press Herald ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | DAVID KLEPPER and ELLIOT SPAGAT
    The settlement includes restitution for students and $1 million in penalties to the state but does not require Trump to acknowledge wrongdoing. SAN DIEGO — President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to a $25 million settlement to resolve three lawsuits over Trump University, his former school for real estate investors. The deal announced Friday by New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would settle a lawsuit he filed three years ago, plus two class-action lawsuits in California filed on behalf of former Trump University students.
  • Hidden Ipsos Poll: Public Strongly Backs Donald Trump’s Plan To ‘Pause’ Legal Immigration

    11/19/2016 12:36:09 AM PST · by GonzoII · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | Neil Munro
    A just-released poll shows that Donald Trump’s campaign-trail immigration and labor policies have overwhelming public support, and strong opposition from just one-sixth of voters.  The Ipsos poll shows that only about one-in-six Americans strongly oppose Trump’s policies towards immigrant labor, repatriations, sanctuary cities, Islamic migrants, employer oversight and his ground-breaking proposal to reduce legal immigration.
  • Trump 'landing parties' descend on Justice, State, Defense departments

    11/17/2016 11:52:41 PM PST · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team got down to nuts and bolts Thursday, deploying “landing parties” to federal agencies responsible for national security and reportedly having offered the next administration’s first big appointment.Visits to the National Security Council and departments of Defense, Justice and State to lay groundwork for the handover in January marked a rapid acceleration in activity by the transition team, which has been criticized for the slow pace of progress in the first week after the election.The Associated Press, citing “a senior Trump official” speaking on the condition of anonymity, reported that Mr. Trump had offered the...
  • Since Defeating Hillary, American Public Just Gave Trump Amazing News! [Favorability +8%]

    11/17/2016 12:29:45 PM PST · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Rusty
    Despite the constant barrage of negative news surrounding President-Elect Donald Trump, a pair of new polls show that Americans are starting to get behind their future commander-in-chief. First off, Trump’s overall favorability rating climbed a solid 8 percentage points to 42%, his highest level since 2011....
  • Obama on anti-Trump protestors: 'I wouldn't advise them to be silent'

    11/17/2016 10:33:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    President Obama said Thursday in Berlin that he would not encourage Americans marching in protest of President-elect Trump's victory to stop their demonstrations. "I wouldn't advise them to be silent," Obama said of "people who feel strongly or are concerned" about Trump's campaign rhetoric.
  • $42 billion in Obama regulations on Trump's chopping block

    11/17/2016 10:17:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly 50 massive and costly regulations that cost Americans and businesses 53 million more hours filing paperwork and that have already put a $42 billion hit on the U.S. economy are being teed up for President-elect Trump to cut in his first weeks in office. Congressional officials and anti-regulation groups are tallying up some of the regulations the new president can eliminate under House and Senate rules.
  • Trump, meeting with Federalist Society, indicates he won't veer from Supreme Court shortlists

    11/16/2016 11:53:22 AM PST · by GonzoII · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 16, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    President-elect Trump's advisers are indicating he will likely stick to the shortlists released during the presidential campaign when given the chance to name a Supreme Court nominee. Trump met with Leonard Leo, the executive vice president of the right-leaning Federalist Society, at Trump Tower on Wednesday and discussed the evaluation process for filling the vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Leo and top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway addressed reporters after the meeting, insisting Trump's list of 21 potential Court nominees has not changed.
  • GOP getting on board Trump's victory train

    11/16/2016 7:16:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 16, 2016 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Republicans who once dreaded an election-day pummeling by Democrat Hillary Clinton were instead greeted on Capitol Hill Tuesday with dozens of signature red baseball caps bearing the "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan of president-elect Donald J. Trump, the GOP nominee whom few of them had been willing to embrace. Until now.
  • John Bolton calls for major NATO and U.N. reforms

    11/15/2016 10:46:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 15, 2016 | Guy Taylor
    Former George W. Bush administration foreign policy hawk John Bolton says President-elect Donald Trump’s win, coupled with the recent “Brexit” vote, presents a unique moment for the U.S. and Britain to get together behind a push for major change in the current world order.Mr. Bolton, who is reportedly still in the running for a possible cabinet position in the Trump administration, said Washington and London have a rare chance to join forces on aggressive reforms at both the United Nations and NATO.
  • Trump team working on ‘biggest tax changes since Reagan,’ says economic adviser

    11/15/2016 8:18:22 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 15, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    An economic adviser of President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday that the transition team was working on plans for a tax code overhaul that would be “the biggest tax changes since Reagan.” Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker who is considered a leading candidate for Treasury secretary in the Trump administration, told reporters at Trump Tower in New York that the team was hard at work on an economic plan. “We’re working on the economic plan with the transition, making sure we get the biggest tax bill passed, the biggest tax changes since Reagan, so a lot of exciting things...
  • Trump adviser says military needs counterrevolution, reverse social engineering policies

    11/15/2016 6:57:40 AM PST · by GonzoII · 107 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 13, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    A key congressional supporter of Donald Trump says the president-elect’s defense secretary should move quickly to reverse a number of social engineering policies adopted in the Obama years that “have cut down on the warrior mentality.”Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, told The Washington Times that the armed forces need a counterrevolution. It should reverse at least three policies: women in the infantry, open transgender troops and the near-banishment of the word “man” from Navy and Marine Corps titles.
  • Kevin McCarthy: We’re already laying groundwork for border wall legislation

    11/15/2016 6:45:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 15, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Congress isn’t waiting for President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing-in to move on the issue of immigration, saying the wheels are in motion on prepping legislation needed to build Mr. Trump’s pledged U.S.-Mexico border wall. Mr. McCarthy said he has helped put a team in place “so when we’re sworn in … we are able to move the legislation needed to start building the wall.” Mr. McCarthy also said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who said earlier this week that Chicago will always be a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants, should focus on the security of his...
  • Obama’s legacy of losing: Democrats decimated in Congress, DNC in disarray

    11/15/2016 6:35:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 14, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Democrats always had the White House — until last week. As their majorities in Congress slipped away and they ceded the lead in governorships over the past six years, President Obama and his top lieutenants comforted themselves with the changing demographics that they said would make it impossible for a Republican to win the top job. Donald Trump punctured that belief in stunning fashion last week, sending Democratic voters scrambling to make sense of their losses and igniting a new battle for the party’s soul that promises to last for months.
  • Election results give momentum to worker freedom

    11/14/2016 11:54:42 PM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2016 12:02 AM | By Chantal Lovell and Vincent Vernuccio
    Does a Trump presidency mean public employees across the country will be freed from being forced to pay government unions against their will? With one seat on the Supreme Court already vacant and more expected to open up in the next few years as aging justices retire, President-elect Trump — already dubbed the "Nominator-in-Chief" — has great power to shape the future of public sector unionization. If Trump nominates one of the roughly two dozen people he pledged to consider to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, it's likely public employees nationwide would earn freedom from being forced to support...
  • Trump's plan to bring back coal country places EPA in crosshairs

    11/14/2016 10:55:41 PM PST · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | By John Siciliano • 11/14/16 12:01 AMNov. 15, 2016 | John Siciliano
    President-elect Trump's plan to bring back the coal industry will likely start by scrapping the Environmental Protection Agency's climate change agenda, according to a newly appointed member of his transition team. The agency would be dialed back to focus strictly on "genuine pollutants" that pose immediate harm to public health, and not carbon pollution blamed for causing manmade global warming, said Kathleen Hartnett-White, a member of Trump's economic advisory council, in an interview with the Washington Examiner.
  • House leader McCarthy: GOP will repeal ObamaCare, 'put up a wall'

    11/13/2016 9:37:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 13, 2016
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy vowed Sunday that his Republican-led chamber will indeed repeal and replace ObamaCare, after Donald Trump’s remarks that he would consider keeping certain parts of the health care law following his presidential election win. “We will repeal and replace ObamaCare,” McCarthy, a California Republican, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It has to change.”   McCarthy, the chamber's No. 2 Republican behind House Speaker Paul Ryan, spoke one day before Congress returns to Washington for a so-called lame duck session, which will include passing a budget to avoid a looming government shutdown and preparing for several of...