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Kellyanne Conway Brings Blunt Talk About Gender to the White House

Politics News<p>Kellyanne Conway’s appointment Thursday as counselor to the president elevates a woman to a key position of power in an administration that’s faced criticism over being too white and male.<p>Out of 26 named White House staff or cabinet members thus far, only six, including Conway, are …

Donald Trump

Military reviewing NYC escape routes for Trump

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A trio of military aircraft seen flying at low levels over midtown Manhattan last week were conducting surveillance and mapping escape routes as part of a security plan for President-elect Donald Trump, two law enforcement officials told CNN Thursday.<p>The aircraft, identified as an …

We finally have an effective Ebola vaccine. The war on the disease is about to change.

A study confirmed that the new vaccine is 100 percent effective.<p>It took a major Ebola epidemic that led to more than 11,000 deaths, but we now finally have a successful Ebola vaccine candidate in development. If approved, the vaccine would vastly reduce the likelihood of ever seeing another major …

New push to rename L.A. freeway after Barack Obama

There are Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson boulevards in Los Angeles, Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive in Manhattan and Gerald Ford Drive in Rancho Mirage.<p>Now, state Sen. Anthony Portantino has introduced a resolution to name a portion of the 134 Freeway that runs from Glendale and into …

Clinton wins popular vote by nearly 2.9 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote …

Roy Cooper says GOP lacked guts to put bathroom law up for repeal vote

Trump team floats a 10% tariff on imports

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is discussing a proposal to impose tariffs as high as 10% on imports, according to multiple sources.<p>A senior Trump transition official said Thursday the team is mulling up to a 10% tariff aimed at spurring US manufacturing, which …

Trump adds billionaire Carl Icahn to team as special adviser on regulation

Donald Trump added another billionaire to his presidential transition team on Wednesday: Carl Icahn, the 80-year-old activist shareholder and long-time friend who once helped Trump keep control of his troubled New Jersey casinos.<p>Icahn will be a special adviser to the president-elect overseeing …

Donald Trump picks 'Death by China' trade hawk Peter Navarro to lead new White House council

Donald Trump has named Peter Navarro, an economist who has supported tariffs on Chinese goods, to head a newly formed White House National Trade Council.<p>Mr Navarro is a Harvard-educated academic who was behind a documentary "Death by China" describing China's threat to the US economy, and warning …

It's official: Clinton swamps Trump in popular vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than any other losing presidential candidate in US history.<p>The Democrat outpaced President-elect Donald Trump by almost 2.9 million votes, with 65,844,954 (48.2%) to his 62,979,879 (46.1%), according to revised and certified final election results …

Rather than drain it, Trump advisers opt to join DC swamp

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Donald Trump's most trusted aides is setting up a government consulting shop a block from the White House — a move that …

Bill Clinton and Trump Square Off in 'Presidential Spat.' The Donald Gets the Last Word-- And It's a Doozy.

It appears that Bill Clinton still can't let go of the cold hard fact that Hillary lost the election to Donald Trump. And of course, Trump himself is …

The Clintons turned the Democratic party over to donors. Can it recover? | Jill Abramson

While the pundit class all said the Republican party was being torn apart by this election, it is the Democratic party that is in tatters. Now it must be rebuilt<p>Hillary Clinton chose a bitterly ironic party location to thank her massive donor network last week: the grand ballroom of The Plaza, once …

Middle-class

Congo A 'Powder Keg' As Security Forces Crack Down On Whistling Demonstrators

Tensions are rising in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the government cracks down on demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila extending his term past his constitutional two-term limit.<p>Human Rights Watch says it documented at least 26 deaths during protests Tuesday in multiple cities and …

Human Rights

U.S. returns some land on Japan's Okinawa, largest transfer since '72

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States and Japan held a ceremony on Wednesday marking the U.S. military’s return of nearly 10,000 acres (4,046 hectares) of land on Okinawa island to the Japanese government, the largest transfer since 1972.<p>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) reaches his hand towards …

Andrea Bocelli Will Not Perform at Donald Trump Inauguration

Classical-crossover vocalist Andrea Bocelli will not perform at Donald Trump‘s presidential inauguration in January, the <i>New York Times</i> reports. After …

Israel’s Prime Minister Announced that the Country Will Help Syrian Refugees

The Israeli army estimates that the country's hospitals on the border have treated over 2,000 Syrian fighters and civilians.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surprised citizens and foreign officials alike when he announced that he ordered his government to "find ways" to help wounded …

Trump Vegas hotel drops fight with union, workers say

The Trump Organization has dropped a battle with hotel workers in Las Vegas and agreed to allow a union organizing vote at its new hotel in Washington, workers say.<p>Unions representing food, bar and housekeeping workers at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas said Wednesday that they had agreed …

Bill O’Reilly’s argument for the Electoral College: it keeps white voters in power

Explainers<p>Politics & Policy<p>World<p>Culture<p>Science & Health<p>Identities<p>Energy & Environment<p>The Big Idea<p>Technology<p>Business & Finance<p>First Person<p>Video<p>Podcasts<p>✕<p>O’Reilly warned, “The left wants power taken away from the white establishment.”<p>By<p><b>Share</b> Bill O’Reilly’s argument for the Electoral College: it keeps …

A 1988 letter from George H.W. Bush to his family warned against conflicts of interest that the Trumps have embraced

Scrutiny comes down hard on the families of US politicians, and most of all on the presidency and its hopefuls. Twenty-five years ago, George H. W. Bush knew that lesson well.<p>A 1988 letter (pdf) from Bush Sr. warns his son, who would later serve two terms himself, against the appearance of wielding …

NATO mission in Latvia unwise diversion from terror fight: Russian envoy

Russia's ambassador to Canada says the upcoming NATO deployment in Latvia – that Canadian soldiers will lead to deter Moscow's aggression in eastern Europe – will be bad for regional security and an unwise diversion of resources from fighting the biggest menace: terrorism.<p>Alexander Darchiev's …

US electoral college acts against democracy | Letter

Ben Jacobs’s article on the US electoral college misses the point entirely about its founding and its profoundly undemocratic nature (How does the electoral college vote work – and can it stop Trump?, theguardian.com, 18 December). The electoral college originated at the 1787 constitutional …

Obama makes final push on key legacy areas

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama, as his tenure draws to a close, is deploying his legal authority in a last-minute bid to cement the areas of his legacy threatened by Donald Trump's incoming administration.<p>Obama has tasked his staff with locating as many areas as possible where his top …

The White House

Bill Clinton, Who May Have Cost Hillary the Election, Passes the Buck to James Comey

Former President Bill Clinton is quick to apportion blame for his wife’s defeat.<p>“James Comey cost her the election,” Clinton was quoted telling a …

Government

Trump's Immigration Plan Could Undermine Promise To Boost Economy

President-elect Donald Trump says he will double the nation's growth rate during his time in office. That promise will be difficult to keep.<p>Trump isn't talking about a temporary boost in growth. He says he can make the economy grow in the long term at a rate of about 4 percent a year.<p>Most …

Apple CEO Tim Cook on why he met with Trump: 'You don't change things by just yelling'

Judging by photos taken of Cook at the event, he was enjoying it about as much as a root canal. Cook was not a Trump supporter, and he held a fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in August.<p>In a Monday post on Apple's internal intranet obtained by TechCrunch, Cook explained …

Trump officially confirmed as next US president by Electoral College

Donald Trump has won the US Electoral College vote, ensuring he will become America's 45th president. An effort by anti-Trump protesters to persuade …