Compare the 2016 presidential candidate positions on issues. See where Clinton, Trump, Johnson, and Stein stand on issues in a simple, side-by-side format. Another nonpartisan election presentation from ProCon.org.
Trump Campaigned Against Lobbyists. Now They’re on His Transition Team.
President-elect Donald J. Trump, who campaigned against the corrupt power of special interests, is filling his transition team with some of the very sort of people who he has complained have too much clout in Washington: corporate consultants and lobbyists.
Bernie Sanders: Trump already breaking campaign promise to ‘drain the swamp’
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Tuesday took aim at Donald Trump’s inclusion of lobbyists and industry executives on his transition team, blasting the president-elect for going back on a campaign promise to keep special interests out of Washington before he has even stepped foot in the White House.
Trump Insists Mexico Will Pay for Wall After U.S. Begins the Work
President-elect Donald J. Trump made the comments after Republicans in Congress started discussing ways to include money for the barrier in spending bills.In the interview, Mr. Trump vowed that Mexico would ultimately reimburse the United States. He said that payment would most likely emerge from his efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with the Mexican government.
Ford, Criticized by Trump, Cancels Plans to Build Mexican Plant
The company said on Tuesday that it would instead invest $700 million to increase production in Michigan. The CEO says the reason is because of market demands. They didn't see the demand for the cars they wanted to build in Mexico, so staying in the US was a business decision. He also said that he is encouraged by the pro growth policies signaled by the Trump administration.
After meeting with pharma lobbyists, Trump drops promise to negotiate drug prices
A lot happened in the 2016 campaign, but one of the things Donald Trump did to win the election was shift to the left on a number of key issues — promising to avoid cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits and adopting a longstanding Democratic pledge to let Medicare negotiate bulk discounts in the price it pays for prescription drugs.
China approves Donald Trump-branded spas, escort services, hotels and massage parlours without US Congress permission
Chinese authorities have granted preliminary approval for dozens of Trump-branded businesses, expanding his commercial empire and raising further conflicts of interest, say lawyers. The 38 trademarks include new hotels, spas, escort and concierge services, massage parlors, personal security services and insurance, according to public documents
Trump’s Unreleased Taxes Threaten Yet Another Campaign Promise
As a candidate, Mr. Trump declared that he understood America’s complex tax laws “better than anyone who has ever run for president” and that he alone could fix them. But it is becoming increasingly unlikely that there will be a simpler system, or even lower tax rates, this time next year. The Trump administration’s tax plan, promised in February, has yet to materialize; a House Republican plan has bogged down, taking as much fire from conservatives as liberals; and on Monday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told The Financial Times that the administration’s goal of getting a tax plan signed by August was “not realistic at this point.”
Trump Voters in a Swing District Wonder When the ‘Winning’ Will Start
One after another, the gamblers totter along the twisting walkway, bathed in artificial purple light — burdened, at least occasionally, by the instinct that they should have known better. Usually, this pathway outside Parx Casino is reserved for self-flagellation, a private lament at the last hundred lost. But lately, as with most any gathering place around here since late January — the checkout line, the liquor store, the park nearby where losing lottery numbers are pressed into the mulch — patrons have found occasion to project their angst outward, second-guessing a November wager.
Winning! Trump, GOP Congress Are 0-4 On Major Campaign Pledges
Republicans may now hold the House, the Senate and the White House, but their failure to mobilize early and follow through on long-held campaign pledges has political observers wondering: can a unified GOP government actually govern?