Archive for Michael Burg

Obama to Meet With European Leaders for Last Time

In Germany, U.S. President Barack Obama is meeting with key European leaders Friday to talk about a myriad of economic and security challenges that face the partners as the United States prepares to have President-elect Donald Trump sworn into office during January. The meeting Obama is having with leaders from Germany, France, Britain, Spain and […]

Discord and Firings Put Transition Team for Trump in Disarray

On Tuesday, the transition team for President-elect Donald Trump was in a state of disarray following infighting, firings and revelations that allies of the U.S. were dialing blindly into Trump Tower in an attempt to reach Trump. Just a week after the upset victory by Trump in the U.S. national election, his team working the […]

Donald Trump Names Two Top Advisers

On Sunday, Donald Trump the President-elect, named his two top advisers signaling the beginning to his aggressive agenda and setting up a possible battle in the White House between outsider, populist forces, which propelled him to victory and GOP establishment that is the dominant force in Washington. Reince Priebus, who is the Republican National Committee […]

Transition Effort to Be Led by VP-Elect Mike Pence

The transition effort for entering the White House will be taken over by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who replaced New Jersey governor Chris Christie as Donald Trump moves rapidly to assemble his new government team following his stunning upset win in the election. This reorganization puts the task of choosing cabinet members and key posts […]

Protests and Vigils Grow Across the U.S. Following Election of Trump

Protests and vigils against President elect Donald Trump have spread coast to coast as huge crowds were burning effigies of Trump, blocked roadways and warned of more backlash. This underscored the tough task that Trump will face in uniting a fractured nation. Despite President Obama and Hillary Clinton urging supporters to accept the victory of […]

Florida Presidential Race Is Too Close to Call

On Tuesday, both the Democrats and Republicans will be watching the polls closely in Florida. For Donald Trump, the surprise presidential nominee for the Republicans, Florida’s 29 electoral votes are a big building block for most scenarios that end with him reaching the White House. For Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State, a win […]

Voters Upset Over Politics in U.S., Shows New Poll

A large majority of U.S. voters have become disgusted with American politics and many hold doubts that either of the two nominees from the major parties can unite the nation, showed a final poll prior to next Tuesday’s election by the New York Times and CBS. In a not so pleasant preview of voters’ discontent […]

Official Newspaper of the KKK Supports Donald Trump

Amongst the small number of newspapers in the U.S. that have come out publicly embracing the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, there is one, that stands out amongst the rest. The Crusader is one of the Ku Klux Klan’s most prominent papers. Under a banner that used Trump’s presidential slogan of “Make America Great Again” […]

Reports: Federal Authorities Battled About Direction of Email Probe

The Justice Department and FBI are reported to have been at odds over how to investigate Hillary Clinton the presidential nominee from the Democratic Party as authorities announced they were taking another look at the former secretary of state’s emails. An article in the Wall Street Journal that cited people who were familiar with this […]

Plane With Governor Pence Aboard Skids Off New York Runway

A plane that was carrying GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence slid off a La Guardia Airport runway on Thursday night after landing. Authorities said that none of the 48 people who were aboard at the time were injured. The incident happened during a rainy evening on Thursday in New York City. A press pool […]

Colin Powell Will Vote for Hillary Clinton

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who is a Republican, said on Tuesday that he would vote for Hillary Clinton the Democratic nominee in a huge snub of Donald Trump, his party’s presidential nominee. Powell served in the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. He also backed current president Barack Obama for both the […]

President Obama Focusing on Races for Senate While Campaigning

On Sunday, President Barack Obama campaigned in Nevada a battleground state for fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton who wants to be his successor. However, Obama spent the majority of his time discussing the Senate race in the state. Democrats want to gain control again of the U.S. Senate on election day November 8. They are sending […]

Not So Happy at the Al Smith Dinner

On Thursday, the top two candidates in the presidential race appeared at the charity dinner of Al Smith located in New York City. Smith, who was the former governor of New York and a presidential nominee in 1928 for the Democrats, was at one time called the happy warrior of the political battlefield by late […]

Final Presidential Debate Tonight Might be the Last Stand for Trump

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s ugly presidential campaign is nearing its end. Both candidates will take the stage on Wednesday for the final primetime debate. For Trump, this debate could be his last stand at attempting to turn around a race for the White House that appears as if it is slipping away from his […]

Survey: Americans Becoming Stressed From Election Season

There is a point where everyone, regardless of their party affiliation or the lack of, wants to run from this year’s election. That may not be entirely true, but if an online survey performed by the American Psychological Association is true, then it might be truer than not. The survey showed that 52% of adults […]

Some Important GOP Donors Want Ties to Trump Cut by RNC

Some of the biggest donors to the Republican Party on Thursday called on the Republican National Committee to cut its ties with Donald Trump the party’s presidential nominee following the highly controversial claims of sexual misconduct and the recent recording of Trump leaked during the week. A group of contributors to the party said that […]

Clinton Proposing the Closing of Loopholes in Real Estate

The wealth of Donald Trump has helped to define the presidential race of 2016 as well as shaping the tax debate within the campaign. Trump says he knows how to fix the nation’s tax code as well as close loopholes such as the one that have allowed him to go close to 20 years without […]

Presidential Debate Takes a Dark Turn

On Sunday night, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton faced off against Republican nominee Donald Trump in the second presidential debate. The tone of the evening was set immediately when Clinton and Trump did not shake hands at center stage to start the event. The debate take a dark turn early as Trump sent a volley […]

Former Lawmakers with GOP Say Trump Lacks Intelligence

An open letter by the former Republicans slams the GOP nominee as unqualified for the presidency. With fewer than five weeks left before Election Day, more Republicans that remain high profile are taking a stand publicly against the divisive nominee of their party. Thirty former Republican congressmen on Thursday released a letter denouncing Donald Trump. […]

Bill Clinton Says Obamacare Is a Crazy Thing

Former President Bill Clinton this week criticized the signature policy reform of current President Barack Obama while campaigning for his wife Hillary, the Democratic Presidential nominee. Clinton ripped the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, for flooding the healthcare insurance market as well as causing premiums to increase for the middle class American, who […]

LeBron James Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

LeBron James is considered by the majority of people to be the NBA’s most powerful player in history. The veteran with the Cleveland Cavaliers has been called the de facto general manager of the team, influences a number of decisions in the organization through frequent opinions he expresses and increased that leverage via short-term contracts […]

Report: Spending by Trump in Cuba Might Hurt Florida Chances

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday faced intense scrutiny from allegations he had knowingly violated the embargo by the U.S. against Cuba during the 1990s, which if true, could hurt him amongst the Cuban Americans in Florida an important state in the presidential race. Newsweek published a story that said a company owned by […]

Sniffles During Monday Debate Prompt Strange Howard Dean Tweet

The case of the sniffles that Donald Trump had during the debate with Hillary Clinton on Monday prompted quite a bizarre charge from Howard Dean the one time presidential candidate from the Democratic Party. He mused through a tweet on Twitter that the candidate from the GOP might by a coke user. While much of […]

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Even At Time of First Debate

On Monday, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will face off for their first presidential debate in a virtual deadlock in the 2016 race for the White House, showed a new poll by ABC News and the Washington Post. Clinton’s advantage of August has all been wiped out due to recent problems while the Republican nominee […]

Congressman Says Protesters in Charlotte Hate Whites Because of Their Success

For many years, as demonstrators around the country have poured out onto the streets, little doubt has been seen as their lead motivation: Outrage due to the killings of black Americans who were unarmed by law enforcement that is funded by taxpayers. However, Robert Pittenger a U.S. Representative from North Carolina does not agree. The […]