Six Agencies Are Investigating Trump-Russia Ties
[NB: Obviously there's nothing there, right?]
What next for the Trump administration?
How Trump views his intelligence briefings. (It won't reassure you)
President Obama likes to read daily intelligence briefings and pose follow-up questions in writing. Bill Clinton had a similar approach. George W. Bush, during his two terms, changed the briefing process, preferring oral reports from intelligence professionals. Trump, apparently, has in mind something akin to Powerpoint slides. . . . [read on]
Total confusion on health care messaging: How do you cut a program that provides coverage for millions of Americans, and reduce costs, while promising that no one will be worse off than before?
President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), said Wednesday of the Trump administration's plans for repealing Obamacare that it was "absolutely imperative" that people "be able to keep health coverage." . . .
[Trump] I mean people in the high levels of government have this fantastic plan but the people in the country don't have the plan and we're going to have a plan. We're going to have a plan that's going to be great for people and it's going to be much less expensive and you will be able to actually have something to say about who your doctor is and your plan. So and we're going to have to, you know, we have to cover people that can't afford it. That's what I'm talking about and we'll probably have block grants of Medicaid back into the states and will do things because there are people who can't afford it and nobody's going to be dying on the streets with a president Trump. We want to take care of everybody.
Pence explains that when Trump says "insurance for everybody," he doesn't, well, you know, actually mean insurance for EVERYBODY
Watch and enjoy. Trump blows up Paul Ryan's tax plan with two words
Trump calls John Lewis a liar, and then goes on to say . . .
“Look, I don’t like tweeting. I have other things I could be doing. But I get very dishonest media, very dishonest press," Trump said. "It’s my only way that I can counteract.”
Trump's phony jobs claims
He's upset that he's not getting the credit: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/01/18/1621805/-Trump-demands-credit-for-new-jobs-that-are-old-news-rage-tweets-when-he-doesn-t-get-it
"Totally biased @NBCNews went out of its way to say that the big announcement from Ford, G.M., Lockheed & others that jobs are coming back to the U.S., but had nothing to do with TRUMP, is more FAKE NEWS. Ask top CEO's of those companies for real facts. Came back because of me!"
Ask top CEO's, eh? http://www.salon.com/2017/01/18/corporations-dreading-being-the-subject-of-a-tweet-are-recycling-jobs-announcements-to-please-donald-trump/
Corporations, “dreading being the subject of a tweet,” are recycling jobs announcements to please Donald Trump
Trump fans are all ready for the inauguration
Trump announces record turnout because his inauguration has to be THE GREATEST INAUGURATION EVER! Unfortunately . . .
Here's the fact
President Obama is a lot more popular than Donald Trump, who Americans say should stop tweeting
Donald Trump thinks approval ratings are rigged. That's scarier than you think.
Trump Pick For Budget Director Failed To Pay $15K In Taxes For Babysitter
Here's an amazing exchange between Sen. Warren and Rep Price, the nominee to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Warren asks Price to commit to fulfilling President-Elect Trump's promise not to cut Medicare or Medicaid. Price repeatedly insists that dollars are the "wrong metric" when it comes to cuts. . . .
Price Squirms On Whether He Supports Trump On Medicare Drug Negotiations
Trump’s HHS Appointee Stumbles in Hearing Over Questionable Purchase of Biotech Stock
Trump’s pick for Education Secretary failed to do her homework
Betsy DeVos outpaces Ben Carson as Trump's least prepared nominee
Donald Trump’s pick to lead the EPA has a spotty state environmental record
EPA nominee Scott Pruitt refuses to recuse himself on suits he's filed against the EPA
Trump’s EPA nominee “unsure” if big oil gave him hundreds of thousands of dollars
Trump Commerce Secretary Pick Fired Undocumented Employee Before Hearing
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry did not realize exactly what the position of energy secretary entails when he accepted Donald Trump's offer to lead the department . . .
Trump now says Tillerson was his choice for Sect'y of State from the very beginning. That's almost certainly not true, but if true it sure makes Rudy and Mitt and others look like fools. (And I still want to know whether Russia suggested him.)
Trump and the press
Following a Saturday report that Trump's incoming administration was considering a plan to remove the press corps from the White House, Trump said in an interview with "Fox and Friends" broadcast Wednesday that there are "just too many" reporters to fit into the White House briefing room. "We have to just pick the people that go into the room," he said. . . .
The media still hasn't figured out how to deal with Trump and his weaseling skills. . .
Obama's last press conference