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Nikki Haley’s Views on Russia Differ Sharply from Trump’s

Donald Lambro,  As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, yet another nominee to his forthcoming Cabinet is staking out sharp differences with his views on foreign policy. Trump, who has negotiated numerous business deals with Russia, has never uttered a discouraging word about the former Communist KGB agent who runs the country with a

Goodbye to One Selfie President, Hello to Another?

Mona Charen, On Feb. 12, 2015, President Obama made a selfie-stick video for BuzzFeed. You may remember it — or perhaps not — because if there’s one thing Barack Obama delivered during his eight years in office, it was plenty of celebration of himself. The country was treated to Obama slow-jamming the news with Jimmy

Maybe Donald Trump knows exactly what he’s doing with these Cabinet picks

Chris Cillizza, When Donald Trump was elected president three weeks ago, many Democrats — and even some Republicans — openly fretted about whom he would pick to be in his Cabinet. Would he appoint only loyalists who affirmed his views? People with zero experience?  People no one had ever heard of? With the announcement Thursday of

Romney says he has ‘increasing hope’ for Trump administration after dinner meeting

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Tuesday that he had “increasing hope” that President-elect Donald Trump would lead America to a “better future” after the two met for dinner in Manhattan. Romney, who is rumored to be on the shortlist for the secretary of state position in Trump’s cabinet, praised the real estate mogul for

Why Trump is drawing flak over emerging positions

Howard Kurtz, Let’s imagine, in an alternative universe, that the media were as sympathetic to Donald Trump as they were to Barack Obama right after his election. The coverage might look something like this: President-elect Trump has shown himself to be surprisingly inclusive in reaching out to former rivals who bitterly criticized him, including Mitt

‘Hamilton,’ Trump and Diversity

Cal Thomas, President-elect Donald Trump says Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor who currently plays Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” should apologize for his tacky lecturing of Vice-President-elect Mike Pence about diversity and the “fear” of people like himself, an African-American, about a Trump-Pence administration. Conservatives are denouncing the incident. Some are calling for

Trump picks charter school advocate Betsy DeVos for education secretary

WASHINGTON –  President-elect Donald Trump has selected a charter school advocate and GOP donor from Michigan to be education secretary. Betsy DeVos becomes the second woman chosen to fill a spot in Trump’s Cabinet. Earlier Wednesday, Trump named South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations earlier in the day. Both

Trump chooses South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as UN ambassador

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday chose South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be his selection as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Haley was an outspoken Trump critic throughout much of his campaign, yet she’s now poised to be the first female Cabinet-level official in the Trump administration. Haley still needs Senate confirmation to

If President-Elect Trump asks you to serve the country, you shouldn’t reflectively say no

During the course of the 2016 campaign, Republican Christine Todd Whitman compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. She warned that a Trump administration would bring the country into “chaos.” And a month before Election Day, the former Bush Cabinet official proclaimed her support for Hillary Clinton. Now, when young Republicans ask her whether they should

Trump Considers Two Former Generals for Defense Secretary

Two former generals are in contention for defense secretary in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration: James Mattis and Jack Keane, who served as an informal adviser to Hillary Clinton, according to a person familiar with the matter. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani remains the leading contender for secretary of state but Trump is considering others,

Trump may discuss U.S. secretary of state job with critic Romney

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump planned a Saturday meeting with Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and fierce Trump critic, and may discuss whether he should be a candidate for secretary of state, a source familiar with the meeting said on Thursday. Trump already has a lengthy list of potential candidates for the post of

Sure the Elites can afford a Clinton presidency, working people cannot

Steve Hilton, One of the most profound statements about this election was made last week by Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina. Acknowledging that the campaign had ‘turned her stomach’ (I don’t think she’s alone in that), the popular Republican argued that when it comes to deciding who to actually vote for, “This is no