It's a free country, and the nineteen (and counting) members of Congress who are planning to boycott President-elect Trump's inauguration are certainly within their rights. So even is Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who said over the weekend that Trump's election (or his presidency) is "illegitimate." read more
Reince Priebus, the incoming White House chief of staff, said Sunday that President-elect Donald Trump does not plan to replace FBI Director James B. Comey. read more
President-elect Trump may kick the press out of the White House briefing room and into a different space nearby when he takes office, according to a report published Saturday. Esquire reported that according to three transition officials, the Trump team is kicking around the idea of putting the press in the White House Conference Center or a place in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, located next door to the White House.
The 2016 campaign hadn't even begun when America's supermarket tabloids picked their guy. "New Poll: Donald Trump's The One!" the National Enquirer breathlessly announced in February 2015, long before the real estate developer was even a punchline in the political conversation. As Trump's unlikely run got underway that summer, the Enquirer kept rolling the drums, even publishing a September 2015 three-part series by Trump titled, imaginatively, "My Life Story." Meanwhile, the tabloid treated Hillary Clinton's White House dream as doomed from the start, the hope of a "desperate and deteriorating" candidate who, depending on which story you read, had only six months to live, or was headed to jail for covering up Vince Foster's 1993 "murder," or was going "behind bars for life" over her email scandal. read more
The closing arguments for the Obama years are arriving, and they aren't helping the outgoing president. A case in point is a new book published this week, one that acknowledges "Obama's supporters have experienced [his presidency] as a continuous disappointment." read more