President Obama says his priorities after leaving the White House are to write, spend time with his family and take some time for quiet reflection. “I’m still a citizen and I think it is important for Democrats or progressives who feel that they came out on the wrong side of this election to be able
President-elect Donald Trump is known to have an itchy Twitter finger, and says he plans to continue his use of the social media platform after he takes the oath of office. The survey, conducted Jan. 12 to 15, found a vast majority of Democrats (89 percent) have a negative view of Trump’s use of Twitter
"With and without an exclamation. ‘Keep America Great,’” Trump said. Trump told the Washington Post that he didn’t intend to reveal the presumptuous plan in the interview.
Outgoing White House press secretary Josh Earnest tore into President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for health and human services secretary, Georgia Rep. Tom Price, amid a report that the Republican congressman bought stock in a medical company, then introduced legislation that would have directly benefited
Trump speaks at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City last week. “The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls,” the president-elect tweeted Tuesday morning. The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong,
President Obama says President-elect Donald Trump was an “unconventional candidate” who ran an “improvisational campaign.” But he doesn’t think that approach will work in the White House. “I don’t think so,” Obama said.
Trump speaks at a press conference in Trump Tower on Jan. 11, 2017. Residents of Rep. John Lewis’ Georgia congressional district are firing back over Donald Trump’s assertion that it is “crime-infested.” Meanwhile, the incoming White House chief of staff defended the president-elect’s attack on Lewis
President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. “This also gives the Internet one last chance to talk about our bromance,” the president joked, before presenting Biden with the Presidential Medal
Donald Trump ripped Rosie O’Donnell during the first Republican presidential debate in 2015, saying that she was the only woman about whom he had ever made disparaging comments.
Donald Trump’s top aides continued to clash with CNN on Wednesday night, hours after the president-elect lashed out at one of the cable network’s reporters during his news conference during his news conference at Trump Tower. Trump took exception to CNN’s report that U.S. intelligence officials had
President-elect Donald Trump unloaded on the U.S. intelligence community in a blistering series of tweets on Wednesday morning over a salacious report that claims Russian officials have compromising information on him. “Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to ‘leak’ into the
Around the time Fox News was settling an explosive lawsuit with former host Gretchen Carlson accusing ex-CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, the top-rated cable news network quietly settled with another former host who reportedly accused one of its biggest stars, Bill O’Reilly, of sexual harassment
A man wipes off the headlights of the L.L. Bean Bootmobile in the parking lot at the facility where the famous outdoor boot is made. L.L. Bean is pushing back against a boycott led by a group urging consumers not to shop at retailers that support President-elect Donald Trump after it was revealed that
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, as a senior adviser, multiple media outlets reported Monday afternoon. Kushner, who is married to Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, has been a longtime confidante of the president-elect. The 35-year-old entrepreneur — who served
President-elect Donald Trump is firing back at Meryl Streep after the actress used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes to scold him for mocking a disabled reporter during the presidential campaign. “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood
Trump at an Oct. 12 rally in Lakeland, Fla., where he urged his audience to read WikiLeaks reports. “Trump spoke about the WikiLeaks emails at least 164 times from Oct. 10 to Election Day, saying the word ‘WikiLeaks’ 124 times,” ThinkProgress noted.
A day after calling WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a “sycophant for Russia,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said it’s clear Moscow tried to meddle in the U.S. presidential election — but that wasn’t the reason for President-elect Donald Trump’s stunning victory in November. “He won fair and square,” Ryan
As Barack Obama continues to reflect on his legacy in a series of exit interviews, the outgoing president says he still considers the day he met with the families of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 the toughest day of his presidency. “I still consider the day I traveled
President-elect Donald Trump continued his Twitter assault on Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who are trying to block Republicans and the incoming administration from repealing the Affordable Care Act. “The Democrats, lead [sic] by head clown Chuck Schumer, know how bad ObamaCare
With the fight over health care in Congress brewing, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders took to the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon to argue against the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare. In the May 7, 2015, tweet, which came before Trump announced his presidential campaign, the real estate mogul bragged
Vice President-elect Mike Pence says that the first priority of President-elect Donald Trump is to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. “Obamacare has failed,” Pence said after a meeting with House Republicans on Wednesday. Pence said Trump will sign executive orders
President-elect Donald Trump continues to cast doubt on the conclusion by U.S. intelligence officials that Russia was behind the hacking of Hillary Clinton campaign chief John Podesta and the Democratic National Committee. “Julian Assange said ‘a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta’ — why was DNC
Vice President Joe Biden participated in the swearing-in of new members of the U.S. Senate at the opening of the 115th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. And as has been the case in previous years, Biden took the opportunity to pose for selfies, kiss babies and charm entire families
A Texas lawmaker who was struck in the head by a stray bullet on New Year’s Eve plans to introduce a bill aimed at preventing celebratory gunfire. “If my legislation could help save a life, you know, then definitely that’s what we’re gonna be looking at doing,” Rep. Armando Martinez, a Democrat from