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Daily Archives: December 2, 2016

Bergdahl Asks Obama for Pardon

Believing that he does not stand a fair trial under a Trump administration, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is asking President Obama for a pardon. The Hill reports: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years and freed in an … Read More

Aide: Trump Invited Philippine Leader to WH

According to an aide in the Trump administration, Donald Trump has invited Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House next year. The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte by phone on Friday and asked … Read More

Conway: Trump Has Been ‘Receiving Information’ of Voter Fraud

A significant number of people, including Kellyanne Conway, in Donald Trump’s administration believe that illegal votes were cast in the election which cost him the popular vote. The Hill reports: WATCH: “He’s been receiving information about irregularities and illegal votes.” … Read More

Wall Street Journal Slams Trump for Carrier ‘Shakedown’

The Wall Street Journal and Donald Trump are viewing his recent win over Carrier from different perspectives. The Wall Street Journal thinks that such deals will be bad for the economy and employment, whereas Trump perceives the opposite. The Hill … Read More

Sanders vs. Trump: The Battle of the Bully Pulpit

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are using their populist positions for very different ends, as will be seen in the future during Donald Trump’s term in office. The Hill reports: The battle of the bully pulpit has already begun between … Read More

Trump Makes History With Phone Call to Taiwan Leader

Although he may have harmed US-China relations for doing so, Donald Trump spoke recently to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. The Hill reports: Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, a conversation that breaks decades of U.S. … Read More

Senators Crafting Bill to Limit Deportations Under Trump

Congress members are considering passing legislation that will make it more difficult for Donald Trump to deport illegal immigrants should Trump repeal executive orders signed by President Obama. The Hill reports: Democratic and Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee … Read More

Trump Picks Mattis for Defense Secretary: Report

Although no official decision has been made regarding the the appointment of the Secretary of Defense yet, several anonymous reports state that retired Marine General James “Mad Dog” Mattis may occupy the position. The Hill reports: Retired Marine Gen. James … Read More

2016 Sees Surge in Babies Named Hillary, Ivanka

New parents were inspired by the American Presidential election this past year, with many naming their newborn girls “Hillary” or “Ivanka” after Hillary Clinton and Ivanka Trump. The Hill reports: There was a surge in 2016 of babies named Hillary … Read More

Ambassador: ‘Mexico Is Not Paying for the Wall’

Mexican officials remain adamant that, regardless of Trump’s ascension to the Presidency, they will not fund a border wall. The Hill reports: As Donald Trump gets closer to inauguration day, Mexican leaders are looking to remind him they will not … Read More