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Conway: Search for SecState Expanding

And might add Jon Huntsman to the list

(Newser) - Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Bob Corker, and David Petraeus: Donald Trump's shortlist for secretary of state is evidently not as short as previously thought, reports Politico . "It is true that he’s broadened the search," said Kellyanne Conway, who's made no secret of her personal contempt... More »

Donald Trump: 35% Tax on Companies That Leave US

Latest Twitter stream goes after businesses who ship jobs overseas

(Newser) - After railing against his comedic portrayal on Saturday Night, Donald Trump on Sunday morning turned his Twitter account on corporate tax dodgers , announcing that while he intended to push for a lower overall corporate tax rate, "any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, [or]... More »

Baldwin to Trump: 'Release Tax Returns and I'll Stop. Ha'

President-elect takes to Twitter after again finding 'SNL' impersonation 'unwatchable'

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live as Donald Trump to mock the president-elect's retweeting practices , and the Donald himself was apparently watching, because as Zach Seemayer writes at ETonline , "ignoring the existence of irony all together, he immediately jumped on Twitter to slam SNL for mocking his... More »

Green Party Abandons One Recount in Pa., Starts Another

Jill Stein and Co. will turn to federal courts to force a recount, end effort in state courts

(Newser) - A Green Party-backed campaign changed its strategy to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Donald Trump, and said late Saturday that it will seek an emergency federal court order on Monday for a recount, hours after abandoning an effort in the state courts,... More »

With Eye on Trump, Internet Will Be Backed Up in Canada

'Preparing for a Web that may face greater restrictions'

(Newser) - The US-based nonprofit Internet Archive, responsible for continuously archiving as much of the web as it can and perhaps best known for its 279 billion-web-page-strong Wayback Machine , is moving to Canada. Or, more precisely, expanding to Canada. The organization announced on its blog on Tuesday that it is raising money... More »

Palin: Policies Like Trump's Carrier Deal Are 'One Big Fail'

'A $20 trillion debt-ridden country can’t afford this sinfully stupid practice'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's Carrier deal is facing some harsh criticism from a surprising source: Sarah Palin. "When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent," and the free hand of the market gets "amputated," Palin writes... More »

China Lodges Complaint Over Trump Taiwan Call

This could be a 'wake-up call for Beijing'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has broken with 37 years of US diplomatic policy on Taiwan —and China is fuming. Beijing lodged an official diplomatic protest Saturday over Trump's phone conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, which is believed to be the first time in 37 years that a US president... More »

Duterte: Trump Wished Me Success in Drug Crackdown

He says he's been invited to visit White House

(Newser) - President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Donald Trump wished his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs would succeed during a telephone call, and he assured the US president-elect the Philippines would maintain its ties with America—a departure from Duterte's hostility toward the Obama administration. Duterte called to congratulate Trump late... More »

'Faithless' Electors Push Non-Trump GOP Candidate

They need to convince 37 Republican Electoral College members to join them

(Newser) - The small group of Electoral College members attempting an "unlikely, last-ditch effort" to stop a Trump presidency by convincing their peers to vote for a compromise Republican candidate—called "Hamilton Electors"—have now formed a nonprofit for that purpose, the Denver Post reports. So far all seven... More »

Trump Just Broke With 37 Years of US Diplomatic Policy

And China really isn't going to like it

(Newser) - President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China, the AP reports. It is highly unusual, perhaps unprecedented, for a US president or president-elect to speak directly with a leader of Taiwan, a self-governing island the US broke diplomatic ties... More »

Efforts Underway to Block Recounts in Wis., Mich.

Lawsuit filed in Wisconsin, attorney general seeks to block recount in Michigan

(Newser) - Presidential election recount efforts in Wisconsin and Michigan are hitting roadblocks, the AP reports. Trump supporters have filed a federal lawsuit and a request for a temporary restraining order in an attempt to block the Wisconsin recount effort, arguing that the recount, which started Thursday, threatens the due process rights... More »

Diplomats Jarred by Trump's 'Cavalier' Phone Calls

White House wants him to tap State Dept. expertise before the calls

(Newser) - Donald Trump isn't exactly known for following protocol, but his penchant for picking up the horn to talk with world leaders is causing special concern among US and world diplomats, the New York Times reports. The president-elect has been speaking with heads of state— some say with no preparation... More »

Trump Deal to Save Jobs Could Set Dangerous Precedent

Sanders says company 'took Trump hostage'

(Newser) - With his deal to keep Carrier's factory in Indianapolis open , Donald Trump has fulfilled a big campaign promise, saved 1,100 highly paid American jobs—and, once again, created an enormous controversy. Carrier, which had planned to shift production to Mexico, will receive at least $7 million in financial... More »

Meeting of Clinton, Trump Aides Turned Nasty Fast

'You guys are bitter'

(Newser) - The post-election forum at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government has traditionally been a respectful meeting of rival campaign strategists. This year, it's a miracle they didn't start throwing chairs. The forum turned into a shouting match as six Hillary Clinton aides and six Donald Trump aides... More »

Trump Kicks Off Victory Tour With 'Incendiary' Ohio Rally

He boasts about victory, promises great things

(Newser) - After barely leaving Trump Tower for weeks, Donald Trump kicked off what he is calling his "Thank You USA" tour Thursday night—and he seemed very happy to be back on the road. The crowd in Cincinnati, where he delivered an hourlong speech, was just as enthusiastic as the... More »

Trump's Defense Secretary Is 'Mad Dog,' 'Warrior Monk'

Sources say Trump has named James Mattis to the position

(Newser) - Sources tell the Washington Post that Donald Trump has picked a "Mad Dog" for secretary of defense. That's just one of the nicknames held by retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, who CNN notes is also known as the "Warrior Monk." Apart from spending four decades with... More »

Trump Apparently Had 'Reckless and Bizarre' Call With Pakistan PM

Protocol was apparently breached on both sides

(Newser) - A phone call between Donald Trump and Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif took place on Monday, and Pakistan's press office took a most unusual step afterward: It released on Wednesday what appears to be a transcript of what Trump said, the Washington Post reports. "Appears" comes into play because... More »

Putin: 'We Are Ready for Cooperation' With US

Russian leader softens rhetoric in annual speech

(Newser) - “We aren’t looking for enemies," Vladimir Putin said Thursday during his annual state-of-the-nation speech. "We need friends." He says he's hoping one of those friends is the US under President-elect Donald Trump, who Putin wants to work with as equals, Bloomberg reports. "We... More »

Trump Stacking His Team With Billionaires, Millionaires

His administration could be richest ever—worth up to $35B

(Newser) - Donald Trump ran on a "drain the swamp" platform in which he positioned himself as a man of the people. Which is why eyebrows are being raised at him tapping ex-Goldman Sachs bigwig Steve Mnuchin for Treasury secretary , billionaire investor Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary , and a handful of... More »

Hope of Exonerating Ethel Rosenberg May End With Trump

Sons are pressuring Obama to move now to clear mom executed in '50s spy case

(Newser) - With President Obama's term coming to an end, the sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are again calling on the president to clear their mother of the espionage charge for which they believe she was wrongly executed in 1953 in an intense Cold War case. Michael and Robert Meeropol... More »

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