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The Latest on the Obama-Trump Oval Office Meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the U.S. presidential transition (all times EST): 1 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump has left the White House after his first meeting with President Barack Obama. Trump says it was the first time the two had ever met. For almost 90 minutes, they discussed the coming changeover of government. Trump said they had planned to…

Alabama native Tim Cook quotes MLK on election

Apple CEO seeks to calm employee fears

Apple CEO and Alabama native Tim Cook quotes Martin Luther King, Jr., in a memo to Apple employees in the aftermath of Tuesday election win by Donald Trump. I recall something Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said 50 years ago: “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever…

Trump supporters, protesters clash at downtown rally

The Trump-Pence bus made a stop in downtown Montgomery Tuesday evening.  It was part of a rally held by the Montgomery County GOP. Alabama Trump Campaign Chair, Perry Hooper Jr., spoke at the rally and says this election may come down to the swing states. “Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina,” he explained, “if he wins three out of those…

Christian voters weigh in on presidential race

The first presidential debate has a lot of voters talking, but it might not be the publicity candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump want. Both brought up past discrepancies, including Clinton’s email scandal and her husband’s infidelity. Clinton reminded voters of Trump’s controversial financial history and his comments on women that many voters consider derogatory. Both sides are claiming victory, but the voters…

Clinton and Trump to Hold First Debate

After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are preparing to confront each other face-to-face in the first presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation’s future. The high-stakes Monday night showdown is the first of three presidential debates. It comes as both candidates are viewed negatively by large numbers of Americans,…

Republican Party Formally Nominates Trump for President

The Republican Party has nominated Donald Trump for president. And now the New York billionaire has completed a remarkable rise from political outsider to major party nominee for the White House. New York put him over the top in the delegate count Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. There was a disruptive fight on Monday night over the party’s…

Did Melania Trump Plagiarize Michelle Obama’s 2008 Speech?

Barring a last-minute jolt to the proceedings, Donald Trump is about to attain his party’s presidential nomination. This, despite efforts to stop him that spilled messily into the opening of the Republican National Convention. As his wife, Melania, put it from the stage on Monday night, “It would not be a Trump contest without excitement and drama.” Instead of a…

White House: Budget Deficit to Rise to $600 Billion

The White House is predicting the government’s budget deficit for the soon-to-close fiscal year will hit $600 billion. That’s an increase of $162 billion over last year’s tally and a reversal of a steady trend of large but improving deficits on President Barack Obama’s watch. The disappointing figures, while expected, come after the deficit has steadily declined since the huge…

Records: Trump Used Charity Cash for Tim Tebow Memorabilia

A new report says Donald Trump used money from his own charity to purchase an autographed Tim Tebow helmet and jersey four years ago during a charity auction for the Susan J. Komen Foundation. Citing a review of Trump’s charitable records, The Washington Post reported Friday that the $12,000 bill for the then-Denver Broncos quarterback’s memorabilia was paid by the…

Amid Scrutiny, Trump Campaign Event Moved From Trump Tower

Amid scrutiny over Donald Trump’s use of the public space in his namesake building, his post-primary news conference has been moved from Trump Tower to a golf course. The Tuesday event change comes a week after New York City buildings regulators announced they were examining whether the tower’s atrium was improperly closed to the public during a Trump news conference….