Trump aides deny summit with Putin planned

Jan 15th 2017 6:29AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two top aides to President-elect Donald Trump denied a published report on Saturday that he is planning to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin weeks after taking office. The Sunday Times of London reported that Trump had told British officials that such a summit was being…

Trump’s Homeland Security pick opposes some of his controversial plans

“We passed legislation on the defense bill prohibiting torture, including waterboarding. Do you intend to follow that law?” Sen. John McCain asked Gen. John Kelly during the hearing to confirm him as the head of the Department of Homeland Security. “Absolutely, senator,” Kelly replied. Kelly, Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Homeland Security,…

Student says she is being harassed for trying to bring conservative speaker to campus

SEATTLE (KCPQ) — A University of Washington student says she’s being harassed because of her efforts to bring a controversial speaker to campus. “Universities are supposed to be a place of free discussion and exchange of ideas,” student Jessie Gamble said Friday. Gamble says that freedom is being stifled through intimidation. Someone created an anonymous…

Let’s Move! a lasting legacy for Michelle Obama

Let’s Move! a lasting legacy for Michelle Obama Jewel Peterson takes eating healthy very seriously. “Kale is my favorite food,” Peterson says. Peterson’s love of kale would make any parent proud. But the 11 year old never knew her healthy diet would be the reason she would one day find herself sitting right next to…

Obama: ‘I take some responsibility’ for massive Democratic losses during my presidency

Obama: ‘I take some responsibility’ for massive Democratic losses during my presidency President Barack Obama took partial responsibility for years of Democratic losses in governor’s mansions and statehouses across the country during his presidency. During an interview with the president on ABC’s “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos pointed out that Democrats lost over 1,000 seats…

Ethics director expresses ‘great concern’ over Trump Cabinet confirmations before reviews

Ethics director expresses ‘great concern’ over Trump Cabinet confirmations before reviews The U.S. Office of Government Ethics, or OGE, has expressed concern about the speed with which many of Donald Trump’s nominees are set to have confirmation hearings without securing a full ethics clearance, reports Politico. NPR is reporting that some hearings have been scheduled…

US stock futures surge after Clinton cleared by FBI

Nov 6th 2016 6:31PM U.S. equity index futures opened up more than 1 percent in the start of U.S. election week trading on Sunday, suggesting Wall Street looks poised to end its longest skid in more than three decades. The move came a few hours after the FBI said on Sunday that newly discovered emails…

South Korean president denies following cult

South Korean president denies following cult South Korean President Park Geun Hye apologized Friday for her role in the scandal that has engulfed her nation in recent weeks, but denied that she is a follower of a Shamanistic cult, or had rituals performed in her official residence. “There have been claims that I fell for…

Hundreds of prominent economists just denounced Donald Trump in an open letter to voters

Nearly 400 economists have signed an open letter to voters denouncing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and telling voters to “choose a different candidate.” “Donald Trump is a dangerous, destructive choice for the country,” the letter said. “He misinforms the electorate, degrades trust in public institutions with conspiracy theories, and promotes willful delusion over engagement…

Accurate model predicts big Clinton win

Investors favor a Clinton presidency A model that has correctly predicted the winner of every U.S. presidential race since Ronald Reagan in 1980 is forecasting a big victory for Hillary Clinton. Clinton is expected to get 332 electoral votes, while Trump is predicted to get just 206, according to the Moody’s Analytics model, which is…