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  • Trump team prepares dramatic cuts

    01/19/2017 6:13:56 AM PST · by pabianice · 131 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/17 | Bolton
    Donald Trump is ready to take an ax to government spending. Staffers for the Trump transition team have been meeting with career staff at the White House ahead of Friday’s presidential inauguration to outline their plans for shrinking the federal bureaucracy, The Hill has learned. The changes they propose are dramatic. The departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding, with programs under their jurisdiction either being eliminated or transferred to other agencies. The departments of Transportation, Justice and State would see significant cuts and program eliminations. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the...
  • Fearing Trump, California drops undocumented health insurance request

    01/19/2017 5:53:40 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jim Miller
    California has withdrawn its request to the federal government for permission to allow undocumented people to obtain health insurance from the state exchange, with a lawmaker linking the decision to concerns about the incoming Trump administration. State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, called the action “the first California casualty of the Trump presidency.”
  • Tech Mahindra to hire more local people in US, says CEO CP Gurnani (India on the Trump train?)

    01/18/2017 3:54:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Financial Express ^ | January 18, 2017 | Staff
    Tech Mahindra will continue to invest in hiring more and more local people in the US as part of its efforts to augment competitiveness across locations, CEO CP Gurnani told a TV news channel on Wednesday. “Tech Mahindra is very conscious that not only the US, but the world is about localisation now,” Gurnani said in an interview to ET Now on the sidelines of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos. “Local skills have to be upgraded so that the products continue to be getting delivered,” he said. He was responding to queries on concerns about the US President-elect...
  • Democrats: Left in the Lurch

    01/18/2017 9:17:30 AM PST · by Magnatron · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    When President-elect Donald Trump replaces Barack Obama on January 20, the Democratic Party will find itself more removed from power than at almost any point since the party’s creation. Scorned by the same voters who once embraced the New Deal, built the Great Society, and put their hope in the nation’s first black president, Democrats are now locked out of power in Washington and out of two-thirds of state legislative chambers across the country...
  • New York Times Warns of Looming Budget Cuts, Smaller Newsroom

    01/18/2017 6:09:32 AM PST · by Rockitz · 27 replies ^ | 17 Jan 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    The New York Times is warning its staff that budget cuts and staff reductions loom as the paper looks ahead to the future, according to a study by the outlet about how the newsroom will operate in the future. Dean Baquet, New York Times’ executive editor, and Joe Kahn, managing editor, said that the outlet’s transformation would require budget cuts and lead to a “smaller and more focused newsroom,” a move that will prompt buyouts and layoffs, which are expected this year. "We view this moment as a necessary re-positioning of The Times newsroom, not as a diminishment,” they said....
  • Trump team touts $8 billion Bayer investment

    01/17/2017 9:39:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2017 | Ben Kasmir
    German-based Bayer AG has committed to President-elect Donald Trump that it will invest $8 billion in American research and development as part of its deal to acquire Monsanto, Trump's transition team said Tuesday. Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that Bayer will also protect all of Monsanto's 9,000 American jobs while creating an additional 3,000 high-tech positions in the country. That agreement, he added, came after Trump met with CEOs from both companies last week.
  • Hyundai Highlights US Spending Plan Before Trump Inaugurated

    Hyundai Motor Group said Tuesday it will significantly increase its investment in the U.S. while Donald Trump is president and is considering building a new U.S. factory. Chung Jin Haeng, a president of the world's fifth-largest automotive group, said Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and their affiliated companies will spend $3.1 billion by 2021 on research and development and maintaining their factories in Alabama and Georgia. That represents a 50 percent increase from the $2.1 billion the companies invested in the U.S. in 2012-2016. The increased spending comes mostly from research and development, as the South Korean maker of the Genesis...
  • Ellison Not Attending Inauguration

    01/16/2017 5:53:24 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 124 replies ^ | 1/16/17 | Nate Leding and AP
    Rep. Keith Ellison says he will not be attending the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday. 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 (@keithellison) January 16, 2017
  • Clintons Shutter Global Initiative as Donations Dry Up

    01/16/2017 10:34:23 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 111 replies
    The New American ^ | 16 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) filed a WARN — Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification — with New York State’s Department of Labor on Thursday, announcing that, effective April 15, 2017, it would be closing its doors and laying off 22 employees. The CGI's stated reason: “Discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative.”Following the election, foreign governments that had been regular donors began cutting their contributions to the Clinton Foundation, some severely. For example, noted that the Australian government “has not renewed any of its partnerships with the scandal-plagued Clinton Foundation, effectively ending 10 years of taxpayer-funded contributions worth more than...
  • State Department Held Stress Workshops After Trump’s Win

    01/16/2017 2:56:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 64 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The State Department held stress management sessions following Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, providing employees tips for how to cope with change so they do not “become paralyzed by fear.” . . . The State Department’s Employee Consultation Service sponsored the stress management events. Workers were given excused absence from their work duties in order to attend the one-hour sessions.
  • Trump to meet UK Prime Minister May about U.S.-U.K. trade pact

    01/16/2017 11:06:19 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/15/17 | Joel Gehrke
    President-elect Trump promised to negotiate a "fair" trade deal with the United Kingdom, softening the economic blow of the British decision to leave the European Union. "I love the UK," Trump told The Sunday Times in his first interview with the British press. "I will be ­meeting with" UK Prime Minister Theresa May. "She's requesting a meeting and we'll have a meeting right after I get into the White House and it'll be, I think we're gonna get something done very quickly." Trump's announcement is an expected reversal of President Obama's warning that the UK would be at the "back...
  • UK Refuses to Sign Paris ‘Peace’ Summit Declaration

    01/16/2017 10:19:02 AM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies ^ | 1/16/17 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – In a dramatic development following the Paris peace summit on Sunday, the United Kingdom refused to sign a joint declaration calling for a two-state solution, saying the document may “harden” the Palestinian stance on negotiations. The UK was notably absent from the conference, which convened representatives and foreign ministers from around 70 nations, including Secretary of State John Kerry; it sent only a junior delegation to act solely in an “observer status.” According to the Guardian, this was a deliberate decision in order to “stay close to Donald Trump’s administration.”
  • Trump: The Democrats are most angry that so many Obama Democrats voted for me

    01/15/2017 6:01:58 AM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 61 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 15, 2017 | President-elect Donald J. Trump
    The Democrats are most angry that so many Obama Democrats voted for me. With all of the jobs I am bringing back to our Nation, that number will only get higher. Car companies and others, if they want to do business in our country, have to start making things here again. WIN!
  • January 14, 2017 The Weak: Donald Trump vs. America's automakers

    01/14/2017 2:37:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: Car companies are desperate to get on the good side of the president-elect, said Bernie Woodall and David Shepardson at Reuters. For months, Donald Trump has threatened to slap big tariffs on cars built in Mexico and has scolded U.S. automakers — sometimes inaccurately — for not building more cars domestically. All that criticism appears to be sinking in. Fiat Chrysler said this week that it will invest $1 billion in two Midwestern plants and create 2,000 U.S. jobs; Ford announced last week that it would...
  • Company re-starting U.S.Steel in Pennsylvania !

    01/14/2017 10:48:51 AM PST · by knarf · 106 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | January 12, 2017 | Lee Boselevic
    Dura-Bond Industries has purchased equipment from U.S. Steel’s idled McKeesport plant and hopes to begin producing tubular products primarily for the energy industry within six to nine months, the president of the Export-based company said Thursday.
  • NYT’s Rutenberg Bewails ‘Outgunned’ Media in Trump Age, Throws in Castro Comparison

    01/14/2017 9:47:57 AM PST · by kevcol · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 13, 2017 | Clay Waters
    media reporter Jim Rutenberg documented the latest go-round of Trump vs. the mainstream media, which Rutenberg claimed were “Outgunned, Outmaneuvered and in Need of a Game Plan.” . . . Well, that sure escalated quickly. “That” was Donald J. Trump’s inaugural news conference as a duly elected United States president-to-be, in which he called BuzzFeed a “failing pile of garbage,” dismissed CNN as “fake news” and more or less told the whole lot of reporters at Trump Tower to stuff it when it comes to his unreleased tax returns because everyday Americans don’t care and, anyway, “I won.”
  • EXCLUSIVE: Intel Vets Say Trump ‘Dossier’ Is A ‘Complete Fraud’

    01/13/2017 7:29:27 PM PST · by kevcol · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 13, 2017 | Richard Pollock
    Veteran intelligence officials familiar with Russian disinformation campaigns conclude the Trump “dossier” released by BuzzFeed earlier this week is fraudulent and its author violated basic standards for intelligence reporting, the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. . . . “From my personal standpoint and my thorough review of this document, I have deemed it a complete and total fabricated fraud,” said Col. James Waurishuk (Ret.), a 30-year veteran who worked for the CIA’s Assymmetric Warfare Task Force. He also served on the White House National Security Council. “For me, it is hard to believe how anyone who claims...
  • Bill calls for abolishment of ATF

    01/13/2017 11:50:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 106 replies ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    A bill has been proposed in U.S. House of Representatives that would eliminate the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The ATF Elimination Act, which was reintroduced by Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner on Thursday, calls for an ATF hiring freeze and would transfer the ATF’s current responsibilities to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. According to the bill, the FBI and DEA would need to submit a plan for scaling down ATF affairs within 180 days of the bill’s enactment into law. Within one year, the FBI would have to issue a report to...
  • Rep. Barbara Lee to skip Trump inauguration, vows resistance

    01/13/2017 6:08:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2017 | Seth McLaughlin
    A Democratic congresswoman announced Thursday she plans on skipping Donald Trump’s inauguration next week as the 45th president of the United States, vowing instead to spend her time laying the groundwork for “resistance.” Rep. Barbara Lee of California said she can’t stomach the idea of attending the Jan. 20 ceremony after Mr. Trump ran “one of the most divisive and prejudiced campaigns in modern history.” “I will not be celebrating or honoring an incoming president who rode racism, sexism, xenophobia and bigotry to the White House,” said Ms. Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
  • Dejected Dems Beg Donors To Forget Presidency, Rebuild The Party

    01/13/2017 5:48:41 AM PST · by kevcol · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 12, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    McAuliffe joined Holder to head up the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a group devoted to ensuring that Democrats add representation during the redistricting process, which will be based on the 2020 national census. The two men worry that Democratic donors focus too much on presidential elections, and not enough on the elections which control down ballot races nationwide. “We’ve got to be smarter about how we’re building the future of this party,” McAuliffe told the Times. “We have been decimated at the state level, and it’s at the state level that they draw the maps. We raise all this money...
  • Vote-a-Rama Ends with Senate Passing Obamacare Repeal

    01/12/2017 11:04:00 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2017 | by NEIL W. MCCABE
    The Senate is already rolling back President Barack Obama’s legacy. It passed the continuing resolution, S. Con.Res. 3, that tears away the fees, taxes and subsidies from the 201o Patient Protection and Affordable Cart Act, Obamacare, shortly after 1:25 Thursday morning, 51-to-48. All Republicans, except for Sen. Rand Paul (R.-KY), voted for the resolution. Paul criticized the budget resolution for not addressing the federal debt and for not having a companion replacement bill. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-CA), who is recovering from a scheduled medical procedure was absent from the chamber. As senators waited for their names to be called by...
  • WSJ reports George Soros lost nearly $1 billion in market after Trump victory

    01/12/2017 7:58:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    It is tough watching the candidate that you backed lose an election. But when you lose a billion bucks on the market rally that followed, it becomes even harder, even if you still have $29 billion left.  Still, this could rank as the biggest losing election bet in history.  Is there a bit of karma in this? Gregory Zuckerman and Juliet Chung report for the Wall Street Journal that George Soros, aka Dr. Evil, lost twice in the election of Donald Trump to the presidency: Billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros lost nearly $1 billion as a result of the stock-market rally...
  • Here’s the really brilliant thing about Trump’s meeting with Alibaba’s Jack Ma

    01/10/2017 1:01:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 10, 2017 | Jake Novak
    President-elect Donald Trump's meeting with Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma on Monday was brilliant — but not for the obvious reason of making him look good for being part of a conversation about creating 1 million jobs. What's really smart about it is that puts China on its heels. Trump and Beijing have been engaged in a back-and-forth rattling of sabers from the minute Trump won the election. Remember that Trump took a congratulatory call from Taiwan's president and on the same day Trump met with Ma, a state-run Chinese tabloid warned that China would "take revenge" if...
  • Fiat CEO Warns May Shut All Mexico Production If Trump Tariff Too High

    01/09/2017 11:22:23 AM PST · by lafroste · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/9/2017 | Tyler Durden
    Agree with his proposed policies or not, it's difficult to argue that Trump is delivering on his promises to the autoworkers of the Midwest who single-handedly voted him into the White House. Before even taking office, the mere threat of import tariffs has caused Ford to cancel the construction of a $1.6 billion new facility in Mexico, and has automotive CEO's from Toyota to Chrysler walking on eggshells as they carefully try to flaunt all of the capital investments they're making in U.S.-based facilities. While likely secretly hoping for the status quo, Fiat Chrysler's U.S. CEO, Sergio Marchionne, admitted earlier...
  • Toyota announces $10 billion U.S. investment days after Trump warning

    01/09/2017 9:49:08 AM PST · by StormPrepper · 59 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 09, 2017
    Chalk up another win for the president-elect? Toyota is set to make a $10 billion capital investment in the U.S. over the next five years, Toyota Motor North America chief executive Jim Lentz said during an interview at the Detroit auto show, Reuters reported.
  • Fiat Chrysler to build 3 new Jeeps, create 2,000 jobs in US

    01/08/2017 3:15:23 PM PST · by mandaladon · 92 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Jan 2017 | Tom Krisher
    DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler will add three new Jeeps to its lineup including a pickup truck as it invests $1 billion in two U.S. factories, furthering its effort to increase production of hot-selling SUVs and pickup trucks and get out of producing small and midsize cars. The expansion will create 2,000 new jobs. The Italian-American automaker said Sunday it will modernize a factory in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan, to make the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer large SUVs. A factory complex just south of there in Toledo, Ohio, also will get new equipment to make the...
  • Fiat Chrysler announces $1 billion investment in U.S. manufacturing, 2,000 new jobs

    01/08/2017 1:55:20 PM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 28 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 1/8/2017 | Fox News with AP and Reuters
    Fiat Chrysler said Sunday it would spend $1 billion on U.S. manufacturing, including modernizing plants in Michigan and Ohio, in a move that’s set to add 2,000 new jobs, Reuters reported.
  • Politico: 'Trump’s Twitter Feed Traumatizes Washington'

    01/07/2017 6:28:24 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 96 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 6, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Eeek! Official Washington is being traumatized by the tweets of Donald Trump.Politico has chronicled the pearl clutching concern by the inside the beltway types over Trump's tweets. It seems Trump speaking directly to the people via Twitter is causing a crises among politicians and lobbyists who just don't know how to handle it as reflected in the article title, Trump’s Twitter feed traumatizes Washington.
  • Congress officially declares Donald Trump president

    01/07/2017 2:57:58 AM PST · by Candor7 · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06 January 2017 | George Fuller
    Congress certified Donald Trump's presidential victory over the objections of a handful of House Democrats. All 538 electors met in their respective state capitals in December to cast their votes. The vote count made it official. Vice-president Joe Biden presided over the count in his role as president of the Senate. Trump finished with 304 electoral votes and Democrat Hillary Clinton got 227. There were seven protest votes for other candidates. It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win the presidency.
  • Video: Counting of Electoral College Votes The House and Senate convened for a joint session

    01/06/2017 6:12:30 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 45 replies
    C-SPAN (video) ^ | 1/6/2017 | U.S. Congress Joint Session
    It's the sequel 16 years in the making and even better than the original...after their last failed stint in 2001 to overturn an election with multiple bogus objections to the Electoral College Votes, the Congressional Golden Girls return in dramatic fashion with a strong supporting cast of fellow Congressmen and random protesters. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-CA) anchor the starring cast, with a stunning last second cameo performance from Maxine Waters (D-CA), one of the stars from the 2001 original. Other notable appearances: Vice President Joe Biden forced to repeatedly rule on the nonsensical objections that were...
  • Dow Jones industrial average reaches new high, tops 20000 level for first time

    01/06/2017 12:15:56 PM PST · by Chad_the_Impaler · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 6, 2017 | Washington Post
    2 hours ago - NEW YORK — The closely watched Dow Jones industrial average reached historic levels on Friday, breaching 20,000 points for the first time ...
  • ‘It is over’: Congress certifies Trump’s win, over last-ditch Dem objections

    01/06/2017 10:58:23 AM PST · by SMGFan · 52 replies
    Fox news ^ | January 6, 2017
    A joint session of Congress on Friday formally certified President-elect Donald Trump’s Electoral College victory, over the last-minute objections of several Democratic lawmakers who tried to contest the outcome – and were instructed by Vice President Biden, “It is over.” The certification clears away any final roadblocks for Trump’s road to the inauguration in two weeks. Trump was certified as winning the White House race with 304 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 227. Mike Pence was certified as the next vice president
  • Mexico’s media: ‘Trump’s taking all our jobs!’

    01/05/2017 12:47:16 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/17 | Robert Laurie
    Oh no, they're making America great again! Last week, we learned that Ford was cancelling plans to build a $1.6 billion dollar plant in Mexico. Instead, the company would be investing $700 million in Michigan, creating hundreds of permanent jobs. As USA Today reported: Ford Motor announced Tuesday that it would cancel plans for a $1.6 billion Mexico plant and launch a Michigan expansion in a move that may be viewed as a capitulation to Donald Trump.
  • Reid: If Hillary wins and Dems retake the Senate, expect Dems to use the Nuclear Option for SCOTUS

    01/04/2017 4:16:05 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies ^ | October 25, 2016 | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he is confident that he has laid the groundwork for Democrats to nuke the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees if they win back the Senate in November. Envisioning Hillary Clinton in the White House and Democrats controlling the Senate, Reid warned that if a Senate Republican minority block her Supreme Court nominee, he is confident the party won’t hesitate to change the filibuster rules again. Such a move would be an extension of what Reid did in 2013 when he was still majority leader, eliminating filibusters (with a simple majority vote) on...
  • Trump: Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build Corolla cars for U.S.

    01/05/2017 10:17:04 AM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 63 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1-5-17 | President-Elect Donald J. Trump
    Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build Corolla cars for U.S. NO WAY! Build plant in U.S. or pay big border tax.
  • Tucker New Cable King Gets 9 PM Fox News

    01/05/2017 6:51:02 AM PST · by Rennes Templar · 104 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Jan. 5, 2016
    2017 starts off with a BANG! as FOX NEWS executives will announce Tucker Carlson replaces the vacating Megyn Kelly at 9 PM ET, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. The dramatic move caps Carlson's rapid rise at the nation's top-rated cable channel. MORE "Tucker has already proven to be an audience powerhouse at 7 PM, now sky is the limit!" an insider explains. "FOX NEWS will not be tamed." In recent weeks, the Carlson show hit #1 audience and demo with a mix of explosive interviews and hard-hitting topics. Timing isn't everything in the business, it's the only thing, and Carlson...
  • ‘Untapped Energy:’ Trump Promises A $50 Trillion Economic Stimulus

    01/03/2017 8:37:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 23, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump laid out his energy plan to industry experts Thursday that included policies to unleash $50 trillion from “untapped” oil, natural gas and coal reserves. Trump said “untapped energy — some $50 trillion in shale energy, oil reserves and natural gas on federal lands, in addition to hundreds of years of coal energy reserves,” according to The Wall Street Journal report on the candidate’s speech at an energy summit in Pittsburgh, Penn. It’s all part of Trump’s plan to boost lagging energy production on federal lands. Trump said he would open up all federal lands to...
  • Trump and Senate Move Quickly to Repeal Affordable Care Act

    01/03/2017 1:26:55 PM PST · by Innovative · 45 replies
    That didn’t take long. Before the new members could even be sworn in, Senate Republicans revealed the parliamentary language that congressional Republicans will use to dismantle Mr. Obama’s signature domestic achievement, the Affordable Care Act, without fear of a filibuster by Democrats in the coming months.
  • Bill, Hillary Clinton to attend Trump inauguration

    01/03/2017 11:33:47 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | January 3, 2017 | Dan Merica and Theodore Schleifer
    Former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration later this month, aides to both Clintons told CNN on Tuesday. Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush will also attend, the 43rd president's office said in a statement Tuesday. "President and Mrs. George W. Bush will attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony on January 20, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.," the statement read. "They are pleased to be able to witness the peaceful transfer of power -- a hallmark of American democracy -- and swearing-in...

    01/03/2017 11:08:49 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 42 replies
    Fox ^ | January 3, 2017 | Chris Stirewalt
    It was probably never a good idea for House Republicans to use a procedural gimmick to change ethics rules. It was definitely foolish to do it as their first order of business in the new Congress. House Speaker Ryan told them so, but his lieutenants were not interested in optics as they prepared to clamp down on the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. Two tweets from President-elect Trump, however, were enough. In a sharp turn, lawmakers dropped their gambit today. Trump was understandably miffed at the ham-fisted move by the new Congress to make disempowering watchdogs the first order of...
  • Ford cancels plan for $1.6 billion plant in Mexico after Trump criticism

    01/03/2017 10:50:59 AM PST · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    yahoo ^ | January 3, 2017 | Reuters
    FLAT ROCK, Mich./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) said Tuesday it will cancel a planned $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and will invest $700 million at a Michigan factory, after President-elect Donald Trump had harshly criticized the Mexico investment plan.The second largest U.S. automaker said it would build new electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles at the Flat Rock, Michigan plant.Ford Chief Executive Mark Fields said the decision to cancel the new Mexico factory was in part related to the need to "fully utilize capacity at existing facilities" amid declining sales of small and medium sized cars such as the...
  • Ford cancels Mexico plant. Will create 700 U.S. jobs in 'vote of confidence' in Trump

    01/03/2017 8:47:52 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 19 replies ^ | 01/03/2017 | Heather Long and Poppy Harlow
    Ford is canceling plans to build a new plant in Mexico. It will invest $700 million in Michigan instead, creating 700 new U.S. jobs. Ford (F) CEO Mark Fields said the investment is a "vote of confidence" in the pro-business environment president-elect Donald Trump is creating. However, he stressed Ford did not do any sort of special deal with Trump. "We didn't cut a deal with Trump. We did it for our business," Fields told CNN's Poppy Harlow in an exclusive interview Tuesday. He said Ford did speak with Trump and vice-president elect Mike Pence this morning. Powered by
  • Ford Cancelling Mexico Plant, Invest $700 million in MI expansion instead

    01/03/2017 8:05:42 AM PST · by rb22982 · 218 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/3/2017 | CNBC
    Ford canceling plans for $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, investing $700 million in Michigan expansion instead
  • Trump press secretary Sean Spicer: Trump to repeal ‘a lot’ of Obama’s regulations on day one

    01/02/2017 11:28:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/17 | Robert Laurie
    The looks on the hosts faces... Things are about to change. In a little over 17 days Obama will be gone, Trump will be in office, and CNN’s nightmare scenario will begin. On the first day of the new administration, the government will get smaller. We don’t know to what degree it will shrink but, thanks to incoming Press Secretary Sean Spicer, we do know that a raft of Obama’s regulations will be eliminated on day one.
  • Trump presidency puts California Legislature in defense mode

    01/02/2017 11:03:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2017 12:09 PM EST | Jonathan J. Cooper
    As California lawmakers return to Sacramento on Wednesday, liberal dreams of expanding safety-net benefits and providing health coverage to immigrants are giving way to a new vision revolving around a feverish push to protect gains racked up in the past. After years of pushing forward a progressive agenda, legislative Democrats will be pushing back against conservative policies from President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress. Instead of expanding Medi-Cal health coverage to adult immigrants who can’t prove they’re legally in the country, Democrats are now concentrating on how to retain health coverage for those who already have it. And anti-poverty...
  • Spicer warns media: 'Business as usual is over!'

    01/01/2017 10:08:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 108 replies ^ | 12/30/16 | Paul Bedard
    President-elect Donald Trump is set to blow up the White House briefing room, ending the cozy relationship and practices of the past as he seizes on new ways to communicate with his nearly 45 million social media followers, according to incoming Press Secretary Sean Spicer. "Business as usual is over," he said.
  • Happy New Year 2017 - Mar a Lago

    12/31/2016 6:31:38 PM PST · by jennychase · 215 replies
    tweeter ^ | 12/31/2016 | vanity
    President-elect Trump, dressed in tuxedo, talked to reporters tonight on his way into the New Year's Eve party at Mar-a-Lago
  • Trump Responsible for Low Libido Epidemic?

    12/28/2016 3:07:38 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 69 replies ^ | 12/28/2016 | neo-neocon
    Sex therapist Kimberly Resnick Anderson claims Trump winning the presidency has led to a widespread loss of libido in the bedroom among her clients. Dubbing it ‘The Trump Bedroom Backlash’ Resnick Anderson says she has seen it time and again in her office… The certified sex expert told ‘Since Trump won a common complaint in my office is that women get more easily annoyed when their husbands or boyfriends initiate sex. ‘There are so many women complaining about it, I dubbed it “The Trump Bedroom Backlash”. I have to say that this news surprised me. I had assumed that...
  • Trump claims Sprint to return 5,000 outsourced jobs to US

    12/28/2016 2:56:56 PM PST · by kevcol · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 28, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Weeks after meeting with Sprint Corp. Chairman Masayoshi Son, President-elect Trump announced Wednesday that the wireless phone company will soon move thousands of outsourced manufacturing jobs back to the United States. "We have some very good news," the incoming Republican president told reporters outside his beachside resort in West Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday afternoon. "Because of what's happening and the spirit and the hope, I was just called by the head people at Sprint and they're going to be bringing 5,000 jobs back to the U.S. They're taking them back from other countries."
  • Who Trump Is Putting in Power ["Trading Cards" for Team Trump]

    12/27/2016 7:33:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Pro Publica ^ | 12/22/16 | Jessica Huseman and Rob Weychert
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