Trump, on a post-election "thank you tour," told an audience in Cincinnati that his pick for secretary of defense, retired Marine General James Mattis, is “the closest thing to General George Patton that we have.” The comparison is apt.
On Wednesday afternoon, Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray announced that the officer who fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 20 acted lawfully, and no charges will be filed against the officer.
Just when Steve Mnuchin, a member of the Goldman Sachs banking community, has been written off as a plant inserted to influence Trump's policies, along he comes with something as sensible and necessary as selling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
UC President Janet Napolitano announced that her office will direct campus police not to cooperate with government agencies attempting to enforce federal immigration law.
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reports that the Department of Health and Human Services is cutting funding to domestic programs to pay for room and board for illegal alien youths. HHS must come up with $167 million to cover the costs to feed and shelter the unaccompanied minors through December 9 and has turned to other programs, including Medicare, for the money. And while the programs from which the money is being transferred are unconstitutional uses of taxpayer dollars, the move underscores that the American people are not this administration's priority.
With an anti-establishment figure poised to assume the presidency, isn’t it time to put anti-establishment media in the White House briefing room? Other than sacrificing the .1 percent of positive coverage Donald Trump might otherwise get from the mainstream media, it’s hard to see a downside.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), often described as a “libertarian-leaning” Republican, has expressed strong misgivings about several individuals named as being among President-elect Donald Trump’s likely candidates to be secretary of state.
President-elect Donald Trump picked Elaine Chao for secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday.