With ex-Goldman and Soros employee Steven Mnuchin groomed to be Trump's new Treasury Secretary, there was just one big question mark remaining: who would fill the other top post in Trump's government: the Secretary of State. The answer arrived moments ago courtesy of AP, which reported that contrary to earlier speculation that Rudy Giuliani would be Trump's Attorney General, the former NY mayor is set to become the top US diplomat under Trump.
In what was one of his last press conferences as president, Obama took questions from the press for the first time since the presidential election and delivered an hour long Q&A session with members of the press corps ahead of his final foreign tour as US president. In that time Obama covered numerous issues including the following...
The good news just keeps going Putin's way. Just days after Trump defeated the Kremlin's nemesis Hillary Clinton, on Sunday pro-Russian candidates won presidential elections in Moldova and Bulgaria on Sunday, giving Moscow new allies in its efforts to regain influence in parts of Eastern Europe it regards as its backyard. And while Russia is the clear winner, one loser to emerge bruised from the two votes is the European Union.
One day after his first and only meeting with Barack Obama, Donald Trump suggested he may take a more flexible view of what to do with Obamacare. “Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview.
The next president needs you. This is our country. Help him.Donald Trump said he had a movement and he did. This is how you know. His presidential campaign was bad - disorganized, unprofessional, chaotic, ad hoc. There was no state-of-the-art get-out-the-vote effort - his voters got themselves out. It was a natural, self-driven eruption.
“He’s not urging her to resign at all,” Judy Shelton an advisor to Trump on monetary policy, told The Wall Street Journal. Janet Yellen’s term as chairwoman expires in February, 2018. However, while Trump won't seen her premature departure, Shelton suggested Trump wouldn’t nominate Ms. Yellen to a second term, and instead would name someone else to take the helm.
In a stark and unexpected development, one which could have significant consequences for the future of China's economic reform push, on Monday Beijing unexpectedly removed Lou Jiwei, its highest-profile finance minister in years. His removal raises questions about whether reform-minded officials are being sidelined as Beijing prioritizes short-term growth over major overhauls.