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6 Ways Trump Cabinet Nominees Disagreed With Him

Opposing views on Russia, climate change, waterboarding

(Newser) - One of the themes emerging from coverage of this week's confirmation hearings is points on which Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees have disagreed with him on major issues. Examples from the New York Times , Washington Post , and Wall Street Journal :
  1. Retired Gen. James Mattis, the defense chief nominee, "
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BuzzFeed's Choice to Publish Trump Dossier Praised, Pilloried

Ben Smith explained the move, but not to everyone's satisfaction

(Newser) - "The documents have circulated for months and acquired a kind of legendary status among journalists, lawmakers, and intelligence officials who have seen them." So writes BuzzFeed in introducing the 35-page dossier it published Tuesday night that alleges Russia has compromising information, both financial and personal, on President-elect Donald... More »

9 People, Things Trump Has Called 'Overrated'

Meryl Streep is the latest in a relatively long line

(Newser) - It was the Golden Globes speech that launched a thousand tweets, most notably from the fingertips of President-elect Donald Trump . On Monday morning, he called Meryl Streep "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood" in his criticism of her Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech , in which she... More »

Ford Kills $1.6B Mexico Plant, Cites, but Doesn't Credit, Trump

Will invest $700M in Michigan instead

(Newser) - A slap from GM , a caress from Ford for President-elect Donald Trump: The automaker on Tuesday announced that it will no longer construct what was to be a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and will instead create 700 new jobs in Michigan by way of a $700 million investment... More »

GM Doesn't Take Trump's Tweet Sitting Down

Trump threatened to slap tax on automaker for importing Cruzes

(Newser) - After swinging at China Tuesday morning on Twitter, President-elect Donald Trump set his sights on this continent, tweeting , "General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U.S.A.or pay big border tax!" Politico reports... More »

Trump on Nukes: 'Let It Be an Arms Race'

Remarks made in 'off-air conversation' with Mika Brzezinski

(Newser) - Donald Trump woke everyone from their pre-Christmas slumber Thursday with a tweet calling for a strengthened and expanded US nuclear arsenal . His tweet followed remarks made earlier by Vladimir Putin in which he called for his country's "need to strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces,"... More »

The Electoral College Has Spoken: It's Trump

He walks with 304 of the expected 306 electoral votes

(Newser) - The revolt was infinitesimal: Of the 306 electors pledged to vote for Donald Trump, 304 did, officially giving him more than the 270 electoral votes needed to become president. Politico reports the two who opted for someone other than Trump were both from Texas: One cast a ballot for John... More »

Michael Moore on Trump: Don't Forget 8/6/01 Intel Briefing

The president's job is to keep us safe, and Trump will fail with this attitude: Moore

(Newser) - As of Tuesday, Donald Trump has had the chance to attend 36 daily presidential national security briefings, per Michael Moore's tally. As of a week ago, the president-elect said he had attended, at most, three. Moore joins the chorus of those who see this as a deal-breaker, and he... More »

Senate Will Dig Into Russia Claims, but 'Follow Regular Order'

That means no special select committee

(Newser) - Four Senate bigwigs on Sunday called for a bipartisan investigation into the CIA's claim that Russian hackers worked to throw the 2016 election Donald Trump's way, and they're getting what they asked for, mostly. The Washington Post reports that during a prearranged year-end news conference, Senate Majority... More »

China 'Seriously Concerned' About Latest Trump Comments

They are serious about 'One China'

(Newser) - Donald Trump is getting pilloried for a number of comments made during his extensive interview on Fox News Sunday, among them his view on intelligence briefings and his "massive landslide victory ... in the Electoral College" (the latter not so much, historically speaking .) But not all the response is... More »

Ivanka Trump Eyes a Surprising New Role

Politico says she's aiming to be 'climate czar'

(Newser) - Politico is out with an interesting feature on Ivanka Trump that points out she might be the first "first daughter" in history to eclipse the first lady in influence. But perhaps the most intriguing part of the story is that it says she is planning to make climate... More »

Trump Says He Could 'Terminate' Obama's Cuba Deal

'If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people...'

(Newser) - President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to end the detente with Cuba initiated by the Obama administration. In a tweet a bit longer than the one he wrote to mark Fidel Castro's death , Trump tweeted Monday he "will terminate" President Obama's reestablishment of diplomatic ties and normalization of... More »

Trump Adviser Piles on Romney, Gets Piled On

Sources tell MSNBC Trump isn't pleased with Kellyanne Conway's comments

(Newser) - It's been called a "searing attack" and escalation of "war." Now Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway's harsh words about Mitt Romney on Sunday are allegedly ticking off her boss, at least according to two top transition team sources who spoke with MSNBC . They tell the network... More »

Inside Trump's Financial Connection to Dakota Access Pipeline

President-elect owns stock in Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners

(Newser) - President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump's investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president. Trump's 2016 federal disclosure forms show he owns between $15,000 and... More »

What It Costs to Protect the Trumps on Thanksgiving

An unnamed official tells NBC News it's $7M

(Newser) - Donald Trump arrived in Florida Tuesday, and will spend the Thanksgiving holiday at Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, reports WUSA9 . NBC News takes a look at what it's taking to protect the president-elect and his 17-member family (that's Melania, Barron, 4 adult children, 3 spouses, and 8 grandchildren)... More »

Trump Team: No, We Won't Try to Lock Her Up

Kellyanne Conway says as much to MSNBC

(Newser) - In an early October debate , Donald Trump said to Hillary Clinton that "if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation." The former has come to pass, but the latter apparently won't, at least according... More »

Trump Document That 'Changed World History' Is Found

1905 decree forced Donald Trump's grandfather to leave state of Bavaria

(Newser) - It's being called a document that "changed world history," at least as of Nov. 8. Germany's Bild reports historian Roland Paul has uncovered the 1905 decree that banished Donald Trump's grandfather from Germany. The Guardian has the timeline: In 1885, a then 16-year-old Friedrich Trump... More »

Melania, Barron Won't Immediately Move to DC

Sources say the 4th grader will finish out the school year in NYC

(Newser) - The New York Post first reported on Melania and Barron Trump's post-election plans, and now NBC News echos the newspaper: Sources say the two will not accompany Donald Trump to the White House in the immediate aftermath of his Jan. 20 inauguration, but will rather remain largely in Trump... More »

Certain Members Wiped From Trump's Transition Team

Lobbyists are being shown the door, sources say

(Newser) - Tuesday brought a big shake-up for Donald Trump's transition team, but the president-elect took to Twitter to assure Americans that there's a "very organized process taking place as I decide on Cabinet and many other positions. I am the only one who knows who the finalists are!... More »

It's Shake-Up No. 2 for the Trump Transition Team

Mike Rogers resigned today

(Newser) - Big shake-up No. 2 for Donald Trump's presidential transition team: Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, who had been leading the national security part of the team, resigned Tuesday. In a statement reported by Politico , he called his time "during the initial pre-election planning phase ... a... More »

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