President-elect Donald Trump met Wednesday with one of his harshest critics, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio.
"I let him know that so many New Yorkers were fearful and that more had to be done to show that this country can heal, that people be respected,’’ said De Blasio, speaking to reporters in front of Trump Tower after the hourlong meeting. Trump’s proposals to deport immigrants in particular “flew in the face of all that was great about New York City, the ultimate city of immigrants.’’
During the meeting, De Blasio, a liberal Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton in the presidential campaign, said he warned that New York City would refuse to cooperate with the deportations and with Trump’s calls to reinstate stop-and-frisk tactics to reduce crime. He also complained to Trump about rising anti-Semitism, aggravated by the presidential campaign, and about Trump’s proposal to dismantle Wall Street regulation by repealing the Dodd-Frank Act.
As Hillary Clinton’s national popular vote margin over President-elect Donald Trump grows — swelled in large part by California’s prolonged ballot count — a new poll details how much more liberal the state has become compared with the rest of the country and why it was so much more receptive to the Democrat.
The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times post-election poll of California voters, conducted by SurveyMonkey, also shows that majorities of California’s Democrats and Republicans would like to see Trump and congressional Democrats compromise on major issues.
More than 100 negative one-star reviews appeared on the Amazon page selling Kelly’s memoir, “Settle For More,” within hours of its Tuesday release.
Many of the comments came through a link on a pro-Trump Reddit forum called “The_Donald.” The forum uses a Trump-Pence logo from the election campaign, but it has no official association with the president-elect.
Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, is at a crossroads brought about by President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to repeal at least parts of the Affordable Care Act.
Obamacare pays income-based subsidies to 87% of the 1.3 million Californians currently covered by plans sold through the exchange. Elimination of those payments could very well lead to mass cancellations by people no longer able to afford their insurance policies.
America’s travelers made plenty of inauguration plans before last week’s election, then had to unmake them. The result is a big jumble with many hotel rooms still available in the Washington area, whether you’re celebrating or protesting the new president. But nothing’s cheap.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York was elected by Democrats as minority leader of the Senate on Wednesday, and he quickly added new leadership posts for members representing the party's left and right flanks following this month's stinging election losses.
Schumer will take over for the retiring Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, who tapped his former lieutenant for the top spot. Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois and Sen. Patty Murray of Washington kept top spots.
But Schumer also broadened the Democratic leadership tent with the intent of improving the party's standing with both its progressive wing and its working-class base, two groups whose frustration with the party and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton helped lead to President-elect Donald Trump's victory.
Most politicians love to complain about their media coverage. (Just ask Spiro Agnew about the "nattering nabobs of negativism.") But thanks to a Twitter account and a propensity for confrontation, President-elect Donald Trump has taken it to another realm, singling out the New York Times, arguably the most establishment media brand in the world.
Trump has used media criticism to excite his supporters and insulate himself from criticism.
He started the week with a Sunday tweet:
The @nytimes sent a letter to their subscribers apologizing for their BAD coverage of me. I wonder if it will change - doubt it?
Sen. Mitch McConnell will continue to lead Republican senators as majority leader, rewarded Wednesday by his colleagues for stemming their electoral losses and unifying the party with President-elect Donald Trump.
Republican senators agreed unanimously to return the Kentucky Republican for another term, and reinstated his leadership team during closed-door elections Wednesday.
McConnell had been among the first prominent Republican leaders in Congress to cautiously embrace Trump as the GOP nominee, and his skills will be crucial to the president-elect's legislative agenda.
President Obama traveled to the birthplace of democracy on Wednesday to praise the concept as a great Greek invention and to remind listeners of its burden: living with the outcome, even when you don’t agree with it.
“The next American president and I could not be more different,” Obama told an audience here. “But American democracy is bigger than any one person.”
Democracy has a mechanism “to correct for mistakes,” he said, including “any action by a president or any result of an election.”