U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign drew on, Russian government officials devoted increasing attention to assisting Donald Trump’s effort to win the election, the U.S. official familiar with the finding told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
Beijing says cooperation between the U.S. and China must continue despite critical comments made about China by President-elect Donald Trump. One analyst says, “if Trump thinks he’s going to out-negotiate the Chinese he’s got another thing coming”. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading
Trump nominates Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Hillary Clinton appears at an annual UNICEF ball honoring Katy Perry and gets a loud applause from the audience for praising the singer’s lyrics which she says remind us “when you get knocked down, to get back up.” Continue reading
White House Spokesman Josh Earnest takes issue with a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump that said burning the U.S. flag should be punishable as a crime.
WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 29, 2016) (WHITEHOUSE.GOV) – White House Spokesman Josh Earnest weighed in on Tuesday (November 29) on a tweet made earlier in the day by President-elect Donald Trump which read that the burning of the American flag should be punishable as a crime.
“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.
Earnest said that while he and many other Americans might find the burning of the flag “offensive”, the country also had a “responsibility” to “carefully protect” constitutional rights like freedom of speech.
The Supreme Court ruled in 1989 that flag burning is protected speech under the Constitution’s First Amendment.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter again to blast election recount efforts and to claim voter fraud cost him the popular vote. Linda So reports.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein says she has raised over $3 million to force recounts of election results in three states where Donald Trump scored narrow wins. Diane Hodges reports. Continue reading
U.S. President Barack Obama presents his final Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor, to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Bill and Melinda Gates, architect Frank Gehry, Tom Hanks, Michael Jordan, Robert Redford, Diana Ross, and Bruce Springsteen among others.
Germany and the UK each win three International Emmy Awards ceremony held at the Hilton Midtown hotel in New York that served the victory party site of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
The street performer known as the Naked Cowboy strolls into the lobby of Trump Tower in New York and performs a song extolling the virtues of the changes, such as building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, that President-elect Donald Trump has proposed making, before flashing onlookers with his underwear, which is printed with the word “Trump.”