Tag Archives: Politics of the United States

06Jan/17

Biden to Trump: “Grow up”

In an interview with PBS NewsHour, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says President-elect Donald Trump needs to ‘grow up’. Continue reading

06Jan/17

Trump: Obama’s envoys out by inauguration day

The president-elect is ordering all Obama politically appointed ambassadors to leave their post by inauguration day. Tara Joseph reports Continue reading

05Jan/17

Trump picks former U.S. Senator Coats as director of national intelligence

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump picks former U.S. Senator Dan Coats as his Director of National Intelligence, according to a senior transition official.

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05Jan/17

Ryan: Trump won the election ‘fair and square’

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said President-elect Donald Trump won the election ‘fair and square,’ but reiterated his concern about Russia meddling in the 2016 election. Continue reading

18Dec/16

U.S. Senators call for panel to investigate Russian hacking

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York calls for the creation of a bipartisan investigative panel that would investigate U.S. government allegations that Russia and other foreign countries tried to hack the U.S. elections.

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12Dec/16

FBI & CIA disagreement over RNC hack shows need for investigation -Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the fact that FBI and CIA disagree over Republican National Committee hack shows need for investigation, expresses concern over possible Russian interference in U.S. presidential election.

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10Dec/16

CIA says Russia intervened to help Trump win White House

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.

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09Dec/16

China ready to outplay Trump: analyst

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

29Nov/16

White House weighs in on Trump’s flag-burning tweet

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.

28Nov/16

Trump slams recount efforts, claims voter fraud

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.
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