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Trump should forcefully disown supremacists

Rather than quarrel with Broadway performers, Trump should focus on President Washingon’s words about bigotry.


How to talk about race and politics at Thanksgiving dinner

With Thanksgiving upon us, the inevitable dinner discussion about politics, race, Donald Trump, race, what’s wrong with America – and race – are bound to bring some uncomfortable drama to …


Make Christmas Great Again: For $149, Trump sells the bauble

For Donald Trump supporters looking to extend election season into holiday season, the president-elect’s campaign has a new offering: The Make America Great Again Christmas ornament.


Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos picked for education job

President-elect Donald Trump has selected a charter school advocate and GOP donor from Michigan to be education secretary.


Consumer sentiment in U.S. jumps after Trump election victory

Consumer confidence rose more than previously reported to a six-month high in November, showing Americans became more optimistic about their finances and the economy after Donald Trump won the presidential …


Gen. James Mattis, Trump’s possible defense chief, fulfills jury duty in Kennewick

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, under consideration by President-elect Donald Trump for a Cabinet position, still found time to appear in a Kennewick courtroom for jury duty this week.


Trump picks South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as ambassador to the U.N.

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a rising star in the GOP, as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, an announcement that brings a …


Newly unearthed letter shows how Trump’s grandfather begged to stay in Germany

A letter publicized this week by the German tabloid Bild reveals how Donald Trump’s grandfather Friedrich Trump begged local authorities in southern Germany to revoke an expulsion order for avoiding …


Trudy Rubin: Cabinet choices signal trouble

The temperamental Trump, who lacks foreign-policy experience and disdains details, is in desperate need of coolheaded staff. Yet he is veering toward a team even more erratic than he.


EWU trustees trying to calm students’ fears of deportation

Eastern Washington University can’t block federal immigration authorities from conducting raids or deportations, but it will take steps to promote cultural diversity on campus, the board of trustees said during …


Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists

President-elect Donald Trump is again distancing himself from the alt-right movement as its white supremacist members claim his election as a boon for their agenda.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers mum on possibility of Trump cabinet position

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is not answering questions about her discussions with president-elect Donald Trump regarding a potential cabinet position, instead praising him as “a man of action” in public …


Trump shifts on Clinton, climate

President-elect Donald Trump abruptly abandoned some of his most tendentious campaign promises Tuesday, saying he does not plan to prosecute Hillary Clinton, has an “open mind” about a climate-change accord …


Portland mayor cancels march he was to lead

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has called off an anti-hate march he was planning to lead after hearing that a counter-protest was planned.


Bernie Sanders calls Trump’s infrastructure plan ‘a scam’

Sen. Bernie Sanders this week denounced President-elect Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal as “a scam.”


Trump ‘seriously considering’ Ben Carson for HUD

President-elect Donald Trump says he is “seriously considering” retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.


CNN and Jake Tapper apologize for ‘unacceptable’ banner text

CNN and host Jake Tapper have both apologized for an on-screen banner that Tapper said was “unacceptable” and “horrified” him when it appeared during his show on Monday.


Trump Foundation apparently admits to violating ban on ‘self-dealing,’ new filing to IRS shows

President-elect Donald Trump’s charitable foundation has apparently admitted to the IRS that it violated a legal prohibition against “self-dealing,” which bars nonprofit leaders from using their charity’s money to help …


Kansas cheerleader suspended over KKK Snapchat pic

A University of Kansas cheerleader has been suspended from cheering after a photo was posted on her Snapchat account linking the Ku Klux Klan with President-elect Donald Trump.


Trump gets $3,755 gold golf club from Japanese prime minister

President-elect Donald Trump is getting acquainted with the traditions of the presidency, and he’s doing OK by one of them: the diplomatic gift exchange.


Trump will not pursue Clinton investigations, campaign manager says

President-elect Donald Trump has decided that his administration will not pursue criminal investigations related to former rival Hillary Clinton’s private email server or her family foundation, his campaign manager said …


Trump calls New York Times ‘not nice’ and cancels planned meeting

President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday morning on Twitter that a planned meeting with the New York Times had been canceled “when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed …


Trump is seeking to build a diverse administration, aides say

Though President-elect Donald Trump’s first five picks for top jobs in his administration have all been white males, transition officials insisted Monday that the team he ultimately puts together will …


‘Hamilton’ actor says statement to Pence is ‘nothing to apologize for’

If Donald Trump is waiting for an apology from the cast of “Hamilton,” he will have to continue to wait.


Analysis: Three questions about the Supreme Court’s future

Since Donald Trump won the presidential election, I have been consistently asked three questions about the Supreme Court. Two seem obvious, and the third, at least to me, was surprising.


Putin says Russia planning ‘countermeasures’ to NATO expansion

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is warning his forces could target NATO sites if the country feels threatened, sharply raising the stakes against the Western alliance even as President-elect Donald Trump …


Klan’s planned parade raises questions about white supremacists in NC

The election of Donald Trump and the people he is choosing as advisers and cabinet members have brought renewed attention to one fan club that the president-elect has tried to …


Oil bets are biggest in 9 years amid OPEC, Trump volatility

Money managers, producers and consumers made the biggest bets on West Texas Intermediate crude prices in nine years, amid signals more volatility is coming.


Canada to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030

Canada is announcing a plan to phase out the use of coal-fired electricity by 2030.


Trump plans more high-level meetings at Trump Tower

President-elect Donald Trump returned to his perch high above Manhattan on Monday, meeting with former rivals and longtime allies a day after he indicated he had worked out agreements to …