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Trump Picks Mad Dog as Defense Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. "Mad Dog" Mattis to be secretary of defense, selecting a former senior military officer who has said that responding to "political Islam" is the major security issue facing the United States. Show More Summary

Sally Field on Twitter because of Trump

The actress was motivated by his win. Sally Field recently joined Twitter as @realmommagump, which is an ideal handle for her. She also recently told Chelsea Handleron Chelsea that President-Elect Donald Trump‘s surprising win is the reason she joined, because she doesn’t understand it. She wants to know why people “voted for this man who does not stand for anything, [...]

Donald Trump reaches out to like-minded foreign leader, Rodrigo Duterte

x BREAKING: U.S. President-elect Trump invited Philippines' Duterte to visit White House next year: Duterte aide — Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) December 2, 2016 Rodrigo Duterte was last in the US media calling President ObamaShow More Summary

Lewandowski: NY Times editor should be in jail

Corey Lewandowski says Dean Baquet “should be in jail” for publishing portions of Trump’s tax returns. President-elect Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, on Thursday said that Dean Baquet, editor of The New York Times, “should be in jail” for publishing portions of the president-elect’s tax returns. “We had one of the top people [...]

Why Is Trump afraid of a Michigan recount?

The Trump campaign filed a legal petition Thursday to stop Michigan’s presidential recount, saying Jill Stein has no chance of winning and no grievance, and there’s no way that a hand count can be done before the Electoral College meets on December 19. “Despite being a blip on the electoral radar, [Green Party nominee] Stein [...]

The Alternative to Obamacare Is Obamacare

If history didn’t have a way of repeating itself, the tawdry battle of King vs. Burwell would by now be an obscure footnote. Instead, that defunct legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act is looking more like a template for the future than an ugly but ultimately meaningless sideshow. Show More Summary

The case naked protesters are making against Trump

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Donald Trump’s road to the White House has been punctuated by as series of naked protests, ranging from topless women at Trump’s polling station to Spencer Tunick’s nude installation of 130 naked protesters outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. These protesters continue [...]

Hedge Funder Delighted Trump 'Conned' Voters

Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson was feeling happy Wednesday morning. After Donald Trump ridiculed Wall Street on the campaign trail, the President-elect tapped former Goldman Sachs Group executive Steven Mnuchin to be his Treasury secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross to lead the Commerce Department. Show More Summary

Hedge fund manager 'takes glee' over how Donald Trump conned his voters

Back up the truck right up to the swamp, boys. Trump is bringing in a fresh load of alligators. Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson was feeling happy Wednesday morning. After Donald Trump ridiculed Wall Street on the campaign trail, the President-elect tapped former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Show More Summary

Republicans Gear Up to Eviscerate the Campaign-Finance Rules

AP Photo/Molly Riley President-elect Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky in Washington on November 10, 2016.  D onald Trump’s ethics conflicts and billionaire-heavy cabinet...Show More Summary

Trump's Treasury pick foreclosed on a 90-year-old woman ... over 27 cents

If the fact that Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary is a former Goldman Sachs partner who went on to found his own hedge fund and name it after the view from his house in the Hamptons isn’t “screw the little guy” enough for you, don’t worry—there’s more. Show More Summary

Trump's Treasury pick faces accusations that can't be explained away

It's hard not to wonder how GOP senators are going to defend supporting Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary.

Presidential election recount set to begin in Wisconsin

(AP) — The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years is set to begin Thursday in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary Clinton after polls long predicted...Show More Summary

'Petraeus Would Have To Notify Probation Officer If Named Secretary Of State'

That's the literal headline used by The Hill, and it's somewhat startling to see even the simplest facts in the context of the media fiasco that was the 2016 election. One candidate held to one standard, the other given a completely free pass on all manner of outrages. Show More Summary

Pelosi Re-Elected to Lead Democrats in House

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defeated Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan ?to retain her post as the top elected Democrat in the House during a closed-door meeting Wednesday. The final vote was 134 to 63 for Pelosi. "I am proud thatShow More Summary

Women's health groups, ACLU, and others sue NC over its unconstitutional 20-week abortion law

Women’s health groups, two branches of the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood of the South Atlantic, and the Center for Reproductive Rights have filed a lawsuit against North Carolina’s forced-birther law that bars abortions...Show More Summary

Cures Act Is Bad Medicine for NIH, FDA

(Photo: AP/Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, flanked by Senators John Cornyn, John Barrasso, and Roger Wicker, leaves the podium after speaking with the press after the Senate Republicans' caucus lunch on November 29, 2016. Show More Summary

President Obama: 'Michelle will never run for office'

In an interview with Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner conducted the day after the presidential election earlier this month, Obama said, "Michelle will never run for office." Obama also said in the interview published online Tuesday that...Show More Summary

The Internet Reacts To That Awkward Trump/Romney Dinner Photo

When Mitt Romney died dined tonight with Trump and Reince Priebus in Manhattan, the internet couldn't get enough of this awkward photo between the two men. Apparently Mitt Romney really wants to be Secretary of State this bad. I made...Show More Summary

Nothing says 'Drain the Swamp!' like Trump's Treasury pick: Former Goldman Sachs exec Steven Mnuchin

Consider the “swamp” DRAINED! Steven Mnuchin, a hedge fund manager and former Goldman Sachs executive, is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Treasury secretary, the New York Times and CBS News reported Tuesday. [...] A graduate...Show More Summary

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