President Trump Agenda: Border Wall and Sanctuary Cities

U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to sign more executive orders on Wednesday that will enable the construction of his wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico and target sanctuary cities where leaders will not hand over undocumented immigrants to be deported, said officials at the White House. The actions are part of […]

White House Says President Trump Will Not Release His Tax Returns

President Donald Trump’s counselor, Kellyanne Conway announced on Sunday that Trump would not release his tax returns, which reverses months of repeated promises during his campaign to release them after an audit had been completed. The comments from Conway came as a response to a petition at Whitehouse.gov with over 200,000 signatures that called on […]

Protesters Plan Big Disruptions for Trump Inauguration

The nation’s capital is expected to be filled with hundreds of thousands of observers who will attend the inauguration of the 45th U.S. president Donald Trump. While the vast majority are in Washington to celebrate the big event, some of them will be protesters and are planning to do all they can to disrupt the […]

Summer Zervos Filing Defamation Suit Against Donald Trump

A woman, who has previously accused president-elect Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances, filed a defamation suit against him, only three days prior to Trump being inaugurated as the next U.S. president. A former “The Apprentice” contestant, Summer Zervos said during a Los Angeles press conference that she filed her lawsuit over the alleged […]

Trump Says EU Dissolution Was Caused by Refugees

U.S. president-elect Donald Trump placed the blame on the acceptance by Europe of Middle East refugees, called by him “all these illegals,” for Britain’s decision to exit the European Union. He predicted that the organization would fall apart unless there was a reversal of policies on immigration promoted by Angela Merkel the Chancellor of Germany. […]

Wet Foot, Dry Foot Policy Ends for Cubans

On Thursday, President Barack Obama said that he terminated the policy of 22 years that allowed Cubans arriving on U.S. soil without visas to stay and be given legal residency. The move was unexpected but long sought by the government of Cuba. In a statement, Obama said that effective immediately, all Cuban nationals attempting to […]

Confirmation Hearing of Senator Sessions Has Controversial Moments

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, who has been chosen by Donald Trump to be the next attorney general in the U.S., vehemently disputed what he called amazing allegations that he holds racial bias and claimed he understands struggles that LGBT Americans go through. However, Sessions told the Judiciary Committee of the Senate, which is […]

Golden Globe Award Winner Meryl Streep Blasts President-Elect

Meryl Streep, who was given the Cecil B. deMille Award during the Golden Globes on Sunday night, used her acceptance speech to deliver harsh comments to Donald Trump and to advocate for freedom of the press. Recalling a moment when Trump mocked a reporter who is disabled during his campaign rally, Streep labeled it a […]

Donald Trump to Receive Election Hacking Classified Report

The top intelligence officials in the United States are making their most persuasive and detailed case yet to new president-elect Donald Trump of how Russia took part in interfering with the political process in the U.S. this year. Officials such as James Clapper the Director of National Intelligence, John Brennan the CIA Director and James […]

House GOP Members Back Down on Congressional Ethics Changes

On a day reserved for pageantry that opened the country’s 115th Congress, which began a new era of governance by Republicans, an embarrassing reversal on oversight of ethics took center stage as the GOP became gripped by internal differences and many lawmakers tried to distance themselves from scrutiny. The nearly 20 hours of change was […]

Democrats Promise to Undermine Certain Cabinet Confirmations

Incoming Minority Leader of the Senate Chuck Schumer announced on Sunday that the Democrats are committed to the undermining as well as slowing down of the confirmation process of Cabinet nominees of incoming President Donald Trump. Schumer released his intent recently to the Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell. Schumer said that Democrats are planning […]

Sanctions Leveled by the U.S. Against Russia for Hacking

The United States has unleashed a number of sanctions as well as punitive measures against Russia amidst allegations it engaged in cyber hacking during the recent presidential campaign in the U.S. This action put pressure on U.S. president-elect Donald Trump not to lift the sanctions after taking office on January 20. The government of Russia […]

Inauguration Planners Bracing for Large Numbers of Protesters

Security that surrounds the Donald Trump inauguration is the most challenging of any inauguration in recent history, said senior officials involved in the planning. This is in large part due to the same things that took place during the presidential campaign. Beside the daunting tasks of preparing for threats of an inaugural ceremony, the agencies […]

Donald Trump Inheriting Over 100 Judge Vacancies in Courts

Donald Trump will inherit over 100 court vacancies which is uncommon in the federal court system, as well as the open seat in the U.S. Supreme Court, which gives the soon to be U.S. President a huge opportunity to reshape the country’s judiciary once he takes office. The estimated judicial vacancies have reached 103 that […]

Kellyanne Conway Known for Blunt Talk Related to Gender

On Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump announced the appointment of Kellyanne Conway as his counselor to the president. The position is one of power within Trump’s administration that has been facing much criticism over being male and too white. Of the 26 staff named at the White House or as cabinet members to date, just six, […]

President Obama Grants Pardons to 78

President Barack Obama granted pardons to 78 people and 153 commutations earlier this week. The numbers marked a new record for a single day for use of the presidential clemency power. With only 31 days remaining in his second and final term in office, the President has more than doubled the amount of pardons that […]

United State Electors Are Expected to Give Trump Official Confirmation

On Monday, the U.S. Electoral College will official pick Republican President-elect Donald Trump as the next U.S. president in their official vote that normally is very routine but will take place amidst the Russian hacking allegations that say the Russia influenced the popular vote. It is expected that that at meetings in each state on […]

Ohio Governor Kasich Signs An Abortion Bill and Vetoes Another

On Tuesday, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a new law that bans abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy. However, he also vetoed a measure that was much more restrictive that would have banned abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which could be as early as just six weeks into a woman’s pregnancy. […]

Trump Receives Rebuke from China on Policy Comment

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is once again talking about Taiwan. Nobody, it appears, is happy about his comments on the close to four-decade old U.S.-China relations. During an interview that was broadcast on Sunday, Trump announced that the U.S. would not be bound necessarily by the “One China policy,” which is the diplomatic understanding underpinning […]

President of South Korea Impeached Over Collusion Scandal

On Friday, lawmakers in South Korea impeached the President Park Geun-hye marking a swift and stunning fall from grace for the first female leader of the country amidst protests, which attracted millions to fill the streets to unite against her. Following the vote, officials in parliament delivered formal documents by hand to the presidential house […]

Trump Fires the Son of National Security Adviser for False News

On Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump fired a member of his transition team, Michael Flynn who is the son of the choice Trump made for national security adviser, for using his Twitter account to spread a news story that was fake regarding Hillary Clinton that eventually led to the armed confrontation that took place in a […]

On Sunday, president-elect Donald Trump pledged to lower corporate taxes for all, but also said he would be charging 35% tax for any company that leaves the U.S. to operate in another country, lays off employees or builds new plants or factories in another country and returns its products back to the U.S. Trump said […]

Donald Trump Decides On Retired General James Mattis as Defense Secretary

On Thursday, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump announced that he chose retired Marine General James Mattis to be his Secretary of Defense. Mattis has said that responding to today’s political Islam is the biggest issue of security facing the U.S. today. Trump, during a rally in Ohio, said he was appointing Mad Dog Mattis to be […]

President-Elect Trump and United Technologies Reach Agreement

During a time when much of the country is analyzing the way president-elect Donald Trump will do his job, he demonstrated his best skill: Deal making. Trump and Mike Pence the Vice President-elect surprised many skeptics on Tuesday by convincing United Technologies to keep nearly 1,000 jobs at its Carrier, Indiana manufacturing plant rather than […]

Distractions from Recounts Greet President-Elect Trump

On Monday, President-elect Donald Trump returns to New York following his Thanksgiving break in Florida. He will be trying to fill important posts in his cabinet amidst the concerns over who he will choose for secretary of state as well as the distraction caused by a recount of votes in Wisconsin and possibly in other […]