NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. has confirmed that he visited with President-elect Donald Trump in New York City. Falwell tells local media that he and Trump met Thursday at Trump Tower to discuss the U.S. Department of Education and Falwell’s potential role. He wouldn’t confirm or deny whether he was being vetted as secretary of education, but says he will “definitely play a role” in the administration. Falwell announced his support for Trump prior to the Iowa caucuses and has defended him during the campaign. He is a member of Trump’s Evangelical Executive Advisory Board. On Nov. 9, Falwell told the News & Advance of Lynchburg that he did not see himself leaving Liberty University. On Thursday, he didn’t say if that sentiment had changed. … [Read more...] about Falwell meets with President-elect Trump in New York City
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MOSCOW— Speaking at his office in St. Petersburg, under a photograph of President Barack Obama shaking his hand, Pavlov, 46, explained to The Daily Beast that the arrest in Russia last December of accused cyber spies is heavy with high-profile politics. “This is a dangerous case for everybody, including the FSB investigators, attorneys and journalists,” said Pavlov. To get a sense of just how fraught it may be, let us go back to January. By then, allegations by the American intelligence community about Russian meddling in the American elections had been building for several months. President Obama had warned Putin, eyeball to eyeball, to stop. Two reports had been issued publicly by the U.S. intelligence services in October and in December, but in guarded and less than explicit language as America’s spooks tried to protect the methods and especially the sources that had led them to their conclusions. As candidate and as president-elect, Donald Trump had … [Read more...] about Did a Mole-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named Leak Plot to Elect Trump?
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump warned that he's "totally prepared for a very long shutdown," but just how long it takes to break the impasse and reopen agencies will depend on who blinks first and the creaky mechanics of Congress. Trump and congressional leaders could technically strike an agreement and move emergency legislation through the Capitol quickly, reopening agencies in under an hour. But the entrenched battle over Trump's proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border – not to mention the Christmas holiday – may hamper a speedy resolution. There are two hurdles in front of the off ramp. First, Trump and Democratic Senate leaders must come to an agreement that can also pass the GOP-led House. Once an agreement is reached, leaders may have to call lawmakers back to Washington, endure procedural delays in the Senate and get the bill to the president for his signature. Here's a look at some possible scenarios for ending the shutdown: … [Read more...] about How will President Donald Trump, Congress get out of the government shutdown?
(CNN)First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme to "The Commish," composed by Mike Post. Number of the week: A new Fox News poll finds that only 38% of voters said they would re-elect President Donald Trump if the election were held today. A majority, 55%, said they would vote for someone else. That's in line with previous Fox News polls, which also found that a majority of voters wanted someone else to be president. What's the point: The findings of Fox News are no surprise. The President has consistently had a negative net approval rating (approval rating minus disapproval rating). The re-election question is merely an offshoot of that and indicates that voters are not very happy with Trump's job performance so far. Despite the consistency of the negative polling results for Trump, I would be at least a little hesitant to read too much into them. Job growth from this point forward in his presidency is likely to be a more telling indicator. Read More The … [Read more...] about President Donald Trump’s poll numbers are bad, but here’s why he could win in 2020
(CNN)Watch the moment CNN's Wolf Blitzer made the historic announcement: Donald Trump is the President-elect. "Donald Trump wins the presidency. The business tycoon and TV personality, capping his improbable political journey with an astounding upset victory," Blitzer said. "Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States, defeating Hillary Clinton in a campaign unlike anything we've seen in our lifetime." BREAKING: Donald Trump will win the White House, making him the 45th US president, CNN projects https://t.co/zwwtDtlYFz #CNNElection pic.twitter.com/k3kjIh8QYC— CNN (@CNN) November 9, 2016 … [Read more...] about The moment CNN projected Donald Trump is President-elect