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White House: Trump Budget will Hike Defense Spending by $54B

(AP Photo/LM Otero)The White House says President Donald Trump’s upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. White House budget officials outlined the information during a telephone call with reporters given on condition of anonymity. The budget officials on the call ignored requests to put the…

Trump Huddles with Airline Executives at the White House

President Donald Trump says he wants airline travelers to have the best service with minimal delays. Trump is speaking at the start of a meeting with the chief executives of several airlines, including Delta, United and Southwest. Executives from air cargo companies were also invited to the breakfast meeting with the president. Trump told the executives he believes the Federal…

US-Mexico Trade War Could Hit Mexico Economy, Spur Migration

If President Donald Trump makes good on threats to gut NAFTA and impose stiff tariffs on Mexican goods, economists say he risks a trade war that could lead to the very thing he is hoping to avoid – a huge surge in Mexican migration to the United States. The result would be catastrophe for the Mexican economy: Recession. A dramatic…

President’s Backers, Critics Power #ThankYouTrump Trend

A movement to thank President Donald Trump on Twitter for the action he has taken during his first week in the Oval Office hasn’t worked out quite as originally planned. Several Twitter users urged Trump supporters to use #ThankYouTrump in tweets praising the Republican on Tuesday night. The hashtag became a trending topic with tweets thanking Trump for various actions,…

Trump Pays $25 Million to Settle Trump University Cases

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, United States, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim YoungPresident-elect Donald Trump has paid $25 million to settle three lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University, signaling that a judge’s approval of a settlement agreement remains on track for March 30. Plaintiff attorney Jason Forge says Trump Entrepreneur Initiative…

GM to Add or Keep 7,000 US Jobs, Make $1 Billion Factory Investment

General Motors is planning to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs. The measures have been in the works for years, but were announced today after criticism from President-elect Donald Trump. In all, GM says it will create or keep 7,000 jobs in the next few years, including about 7,000 at factories. Another 5,000…

Alabama Electoral College Voters Stay True To Trump

All nine electors voted for Donald Trump for president and Mike Pence for Vice President. Political analyst Steve Flowers says that’s exactly what he expected from a state that overwhelmingly supported Trump. “It was a very elegant ceremony. It was a coronation, there were no surprises. None of the 9 bolted,” said Flowers. This was the first year that the…

Did Russia Help Trump Get Elected?

Congress’ Republican leaders are preparing to greet incoming President Donald Trump with investigations into whether Russia intruded into last month’s elections to help him win the White House. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to say Monday whether he agreed with the CIA assertion that Russian hacking and public release of Democratic emails during the presidential campaign were designed to…

Giuliani Takes Himself Out of Running for Cabinet Position

President-elect Donald Trump says Rudy Giuliani is taking himself out of consideration for a position in his administration. Giuliani, a loyal Trump supporter throughout the campaign, was an early front-runner to be secretary of state. But he faced questions about his overseas business ties and Trump began looking at other candidates, including Mitt Romney. In a statement, Trump says Giuliani…

Magazine: Trump’s America Could Be Like Alabama With Nukes

Article says Trump's take on Church/State and Unions could match Alabama.

New York Magazine has published an article with this headline: Trump’s America Could Be Like Alabama With Nukes The article suggests Donald Trump’s America will be like Alabama, with a dislike for unions and a love of religion: “There is the Trump campaign’s commitment to a definition of “religious liberty” that means a large-scale abandonment of church-state separation principles that have…