Tellus Campaign 2016 Updates

  • Trump’s UN Envoy: Russia ‘Certainly’ Involved in ElectionsTrump’s UN Envoy: Russia ‘Certainly’ Involved in Elections
    President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Russia was “certainly” involved in the U.S. presidential election, noting she does not trust Russian President Vladimir Putin and that Trump is not stopping her from “beating up on Russia.” In an interview with ABC News broadcast on Sunday, she said despite the ongoing […]
  • Bernie Sanders’ Progressive Platform Gains TractionBernie Sanders’ Progressive Platform Gains Traction
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders failed in his bid for the presidency—but his ideas are increasingly popular. Recent polls have shown that progressive ideas are catching on, largely as a function of organized opposition to President Donald Trump’s policies. Half of Americans now believe in climate change and are concerned about it, Gallup found this week. […]
  • GOP Bill Would Allow Employers Access to Genetic TestsGOP Bill Would Allow Employers Access to Genetic Tests
    A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers see that genetic and other health information. Giving employers such power is now prohibited by legislation including the 2008 genetic privacy and nondiscrimination law known as […]
  • Oprah Winfrey Considering Run for PresidentOprah Winfrey Considering Run for President
    She told Bloomberg Television Mr Trump’s election despite his political inexperience has made her rethink her own credentials for the Oval Office. The 63-year-old US talk show doyenne, who supported Hillary Clinton, has previously brushed off questions about political ambitions. But now she drops a tantalising hint of a potential future candidacy. “I never considered […]
  • GOP Breaks Committee Rules to Approve Price and MnuchinGOP Breaks Committee Rules to Approve Price and Mnuchin
    WASHINGTON — Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee voted Wednesday to recommend the nominations of Tom Price as Health and Human Services secretary and Steve Mnuchin as Treasury secretary to the full Senate after changing rules to stymie a boycott by Democrats, according to the Associated Press. The move came after Democrats prevented confirmation votes […]
  • GOP Doubts Role of Congress in the Trump eraGOP Doubts Role of Congress in the Trump era
    WASHINGTON — It’s what congressional Republicans had long dreamed about: a majority in both chambers to advance conservative policies and a president from the same party to sign them into law. But the Trump White House isn’t turning out exactly the way they envisioned. The GOP establishment is experiencing whiplash after a week of President […]
  • CA Company Recruiting Paid Protesters Against TrumpCA Company Recruiting Paid Protesters Against Trump
    Donald Trump may have a point about paid protesters: Job ads running in more than 20 cities offer $2,500 per month for agitators to demonstrate at this week’s presidential inauguration events. Demand Protest, a San Francisco company that bills itself as the “largest private grassroots support organization in the United States,” posted identical ads Jan. […]
  • Trump Wants Apology For Golden Shower GateTrump Wants Apology For Golden Shower Gate
    President-elect Donald Trump demanded Sunday that U.S. intelligence agencies and the media issue an apology to him for the publication of unverified documents which alleged Russian influence on him because it has records of his sexual antics when he visited the country. According to reports, Christopher Steele — a former British spy — released a […]
  • Obama Thinks He Could Have Beaten TrumpObama Thinks He Could Have Beaten Trump
    Washington (dpa) – President Barack Obama, who leaves office January 20, believes he could have won a third mandate in the White House if not for constitutional term limits, he said in an interview released Monday. In a White House interview for an internet podcast with David Axelrod, a CNN political commentator who managed Obama’s […]
  • Meet the Trump Cabinet Part 1Meet the Trump Cabinet Part 1
    Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson Rex Tillerson, 64, is currently CEO of Exxon Mobil, and has been with Exxon since 1975, through mergers, acquisitions, and oil spills. Exxon has operations in about 50 countries, including Russia, where the company has billions of dollars worth of deals that are being held up by U.S. sanctions against […]

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