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Daily Archives: January 17, 2017

Trump Education Pick to Face Warren, Sanders

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Education, is set to square off against Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The Hill reports: Devos, a billionaire GOP donor, will take the first step toward a possible … Read More

Poll: Obama Leaves Office with 58 Percent Favorability

President Barack Obama is set to leave the White House with a 58 percent favorability rating. The Hill reports: A Gallup poll conducted two weeks before Obama leaves office found that more than half of Americans view the president favorably. … Read More

Crowley Passes on Role in Trump Administration

Monica Crowley announced on Monday that she would be passing on a role in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. The Hill reports: “After much reflection I have decided to remain in New York to pursue other opportunities and will not be … Read More

Lewis Tells Crowd at MLK Event: ‘Never Give In’

Rep. John Lewis said Monday to a crowd of people at a Martin Luther King Jr. event that there is a “moral obligation” to “speak up” if you see something that isn’t just. The Hill reports: “Never give in. Stand … Read More

Ellison: I Will Not Attend Trump’s Inauguration

Rep. Keith Ellison said on Monday that he will not attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. I will not celebrate a man who preaches a politics of division and hate. I won't be attending Donald Trump's inauguration. — Rep. Keith Ellison … Read More

MLK III: ‘Very Constructive’ Trump Meeting

Martin Luther King III said Monday that his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump was “very constructive.” The Hill reports: But he declined to say whether he was offended by Trump’s weekend criticism of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). … Read More

Trump: Monday Will Be Day One of Administration

President-elect Donald Trump promised on Monday that next Monday will be day one of his administration. Haha Trump is taking the weekend off after being sworn in on Friday. Seriously, can't make this stuff up. https://t.co/VgkbX4XMBx — Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) … Read More

Trump’s Favorability Rating Historically Low, Poll Finds

According to a new poll, President-elect Donald Trump’s favorability rating is at an all-time low. The Hill reports: According to a new Gallup poll, 55 percent of Americans have a negative view of Trump, making him the only president-elect of … Read More

Springsteen Band Cancels Inaugural Gig out of ‘Respect’ for Bruce

the B Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen cover group, has canceled its gig at the New Jersey State Society’s Thursday night ball that is slated to celebrate President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. The Hill reports: The band announced the decision on … Read More

Trump Expanding Scottish Golf Course After Vow of No New Foreign Deals: Report

After President-elect Donald Trump promised not to agree to any new foreign deals, Trump has agreed to expand his golf course in Scotland. The Hill reports: Expansion plans for the Trump International Golf Course Scotland in Aberdeenshire include a second … Read More