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Trump's Cabinet: 'Draining the swamp' or diving right in?

Trump's Cabinet: 'Draining the swamp' or diving right in?

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee called Mnuchin a "Wall Street tool" and "yet another out-of-touch billionaire who is more concerned with self-dealing for Wall Street than protecting Americans from the too big to fail banks". It's as simple as that: Mnuchin is the most crooked person Trump could have chosen for this position or any other, and he can no longer claim to be a "non-politician" with his fully insider cabinet.



Kennedy Center Honors Celebrates James Taylor, Al Pacino and Mavis Staples

Kennedy Center president Deborah Rutter told The Associated Press that Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, who handed out medals to the performers on Saturday night, have enthusiastically welcomed the honorees every year, and the honorees have been eager to spend time with them.


Obama and Trump hurled insults, now trade pleasantries

Obama and Trump hurled insults, now trade pleasantries

After the President-elect said he might resume waterboarding suspected terrorists, Mattis made him rethink its wisdom by telling him he'd get more out of them with "a pack of cigarettes and a couple of beers". "It's no fault of their own their parents came here. They are something we should hold up and embrace". "Unfortunately we expect no pivot and no softening".



US Commemorates 75th Anniversary of 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack

Rossillo, who lived in North Bergen his entire life, received a posthumous medal for his military service from Hudson County during a ceremony on the Jersey City waterfront to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. "We were all pretty scared", Heitzman said. When members of the Elks Lodge veterans committee realized they knew of services for the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor only in Bangor, Gardiner and Portland, they decided they had to do something in their ...



Local lawmakers say Carrier deal is making America competitive again

But Carrier's decision was based at least in part on an offer of $ 7 million in tax incentives by the state of in, whose governor is Vice President-elect Mike Pence. The Carrier deal is just the latest piece of evidence suggesting that Trump's populist rhetoric about championing the working stiff and cracking down on greedy globalist corporations was all a bunch of hooey.


World leaders attend commemoration of Fidel Castro in Cuba

World leaders attend commemoration of Fidel Castro in Cuba

But with oil prices plummeting, Venezuela has been forced to cut precious oil subsidies to Cuba, leading many to wonder if the Venezuela-Cuba love affair is on the rocks. For two days, lines stretched for hours outside the Plaza of the Revolution, the heart of government power. Earnest said that a formal delegation will not attend Castro's funeral services because the USA continues "to have some significant concerns about the way the Cuban government now operates, particularly with ...