Monthly Archives: November 2016

Syrian army closes in on Aleppo, kills at least 20

  BEIRUT –  Renewed airstrikes killed at least 20 civilians as they fled government advances in Syria’s besieged eastern part of Aleppo Tuesday, opposition groups reported as troops continued to target the enclave controlled by rebel groups. The United Nations said up to 16,000 people have already been displaced in recent days of fighting. A…

Trump wins Michigan’s 16 electoral votes, state board says

  President-elect Donald Trump has won Michigan’s 16 electoral votes. The Board of State Canvassers certified Trump’s 10,704-vote victory on Monday, nearly three weeks after the election. The two-tenths of a percentage point margin out of nearly 4.8 million votes is the closest presidential race in Michigan in more than 75 years. Trump’s win in Michigan gives…

Choosing Romney would be seen as betrayal, Trump aide warns

  WASHINGTON –  A top Donald Trump adviser has warned that the president-elect’s supporters would feel “betrayed” if he tapped former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as secretary of state, a move that would put a once-fierce Trump critic in a powerful Cabinet post. The comments from Kellyanne Conway have deepened a highly unusual push by some Trump…

Falwell says Trump offered him education secretary job

  RICHMOND, Va. –  Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says President elect-Donald Trump offered him the job of education secretary, but that he turned it down for personal reasons. Falwell tells The Associated Press that Trump offered him the job last week during a meeting in New York. He says Trump wanted a four-…

Marco Rubio: The dictator has died, but the dictatorship has not

Cuban-American politicians reacted to Fidel Castro’s death with a note of caution, reminding the American people that the Communist regime started by the “murderous dictator” is still in place. Castro died on Friday night in Havana at age 90. “The dictator has died, but the dictatorship has not,” U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said in an…

Gov. Martinez to incoming N.M. lawmakers: Hands off $20.8B investment fund!

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 14: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks during the 2016 annual New York State Republican Gala on April 14, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio take part in a fund-raiser for the state Republican Party, being the…

Obama hits 1,000 mark for commutations granted

President Barack Obama waves as he walks towards Marine One.  (AP) President Barack Obama on Tuesday surpassed the 1,000 mark for commutations granted during his presidency after shortening sentences for 79 people. Obama has been granting commutations at rapid-fire pace in his final months in office. The White House said he’s commuted more sentences than…

Trump County: Michigan supporters want quick progress on trade, taxes

  Donald Trump supporters are closely watching the president-elect’s first key policy decisions as he prepares to enter the White House. Voters who backed the GOP nominee in southeastern Michigan say as the country moves past the election, Trump will need to stay on message. “Donald Trump has got a fantastic opportunity to show the…

Obama and Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine at Peru summit

  President Obama spoke privately Sunday with Russian President Vladimir Putin during an international summit in Peru. The world leaders spoke during a break in a roundtable discussion at the APEC Summit meeting. Obama, who leaves office in January, was seen saying “OK,” then shaking hands with Putin before returning to his seat. White House…

What more to discuss? For Obama and world leaders it’s Trump

President Barack Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Lima, Peru, on Saturday.  (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) LIMA, Peru –  Trying to tie up loose ends of his foreign policy agenda, President Barack Obama on Saturday instead found world leaders more focused on someone else: President-elect Donald Trump. CARTER, CLAPPER REPORTEDLY WANT OBAMA TO REMOVE NSA…