Showing us yet again that he cares about and respects women, as well as high quality, affordable healthcare, President Obama made a move that will protect Planned Parenthood funding permanently. At one point during the election, he claimed women who got illegal abortions should face " some sort of punishment ", a statement he later amended to say doctors performing the abortion should be punished and not the woman after receiving significant criticism.
In Portland, Oregon, city officials appealed on Friday for calm after a Thursday night protest by about 4,000 people turned violent. The persisting protests led Trump himself to fire back, tweeting: "Just had a very open and successful presidential election".
Protests continued for a second day on Thursday as thousands of people took to the streets in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump , voicing concern that his administration could do damage to hard-won progress on civil liberties. The Facebook page for a protest planned in Burlington, Vermont, said: "Come protest the xenophobia, racism, homophobia, misogyny, and climate science denial of the Trump/Pence regime!" The protest brought traffic to a standstill but was otherwise peaceful .
About 78 percent of eligible Californians are registered to vote, the highest percentage of eligible citizens registered before a general election in 20 years, the secretary of state's office said in a statement. But a collateral effect of provisional voting is that an election may not be settled until all the provisional ballots are evaluated. Only one of two scanners was functioning at a polling place in Manhattan's Gramercy Park neighborhood Tuesday morning.
Some never fell in line. Trump frequently criticized Ryan throughout the campaign as well, but today's meeting seems to suggest that the frayed relations could be repaired. They now hold a 59-41 advantage in the chamber after defeating one Democratic incumbent and winning an open seat previously held by a Democrat. On his coattails, Republicans maintained the majority in both the House and Senate, paving the way for Republicans to get more of their agenda passed in the future.
Clinton camp: Federal Bureau of Investigation must say what it knows about Trump's Russian Federation ties
The comments at Kent State University marked Clinton's most aggressive remarks yet since FBI Director James Comey told congressional leaders Friday that the bureau has uncovered new emails that might be pertinent to Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
Four years ago Obama edged Romney 50-48 percent among Catholic voters. "They further assumed that Donald Trump could not possibly do better among these groups than Mitt Romney , because in their view, Romney was a pleasant, appealing candidate, and Trump was alienating and offensive".
Seattle Police Assistant Chief Robert Merner told the press that the shooting was unrelated to the protests at all. According to cops, the shooting appeared to stem from an argument. Police did not give further details about the shooter or what the argument was about. Authorities were searching for and trying to identify the gunman who ran from the scene, Merner said.
Jeremy Robbins, executive director of the Partnership for a New American Economy, said he's not naive about the difficulty of getting anything done with Trump in the White House. "My message to the nativists is this: We are not going anywhere". For Texas Tech Law student Miriam Aguayo, Trump's stances and comments are hard to move past.
John DeCicco served nine years in the Navy and 14 in the National Guard. White said he wears his military uniform every year on Veteran's Day. Those in attendance remained nearly silent even before the event began because they wanted to remember their lost loved ones.
And then it happened. Sanders endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and not long after, she accepted the democratic nomination at the party's national convention. Sanders endorsed Clinton after their lengthy primary and campaigned extensively for her . Sanders defeated Clinton in both the Wisconsin and MI primaries, two of the states that Trump surprised in on Tuesday.
During the transition period, the spouse of the president-elect usually meets with White House staff to discuss a range of issues, from interior decor to nitty-gritty household details like which kinds of soaps and deodorants their families prefer, said Kate Andersen Brower, author of two books about the White House, "The Residence" and "First Women".
In the wake of Tuesday's election, the Obama said he would do everything in his power to ensure a "successful" transition to a Trump administration. Vice President Joe Biden, meanwhile, met in his West Wing office with Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, the new VP-elect. "They don't have to like each other personally, and given what has gone on, I would be surprised if Michelle Obama was chatty with Melania", Brower said.
Beijing expressed serious reservations about the nuclear agreement.In a joint statement during Modi's official visit to Japan, both the leaders underlined the need for all countries to effectively deal with growing menace of transnational terrorism and violent extremism.
But any such coalition will be more tenuous in the Senate after Democrats gained just one seat there. The two men feuded throughout the presidential campaign but sounded a note of cooperation following Trump's historic election this week. As of Wednesday morning, they had lost only one seat, in IL, though Sen. Ayotte called Hassan to concede late Wednesday afternoon. Kennedy is also being supported by Louisiana Sen.
WATCH: MARK KIRK'S CONCESSION SPEECHAt about 8:30 p.m., U.S. Sen. Polls in close at 7 p.m. tonight. Over the course of the race, the Kirk campaign used Duckworth's lawsuit and a separate set of allegations stemming from her time at the IDVA as their main line of attack.
President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office in Washington D.C., on November 10. White House officials expect those countries' leaders to focus their questions on what to expect from a Trump administration. It was unclear how substantive Mr Obama's call was with Mr Trump, or how long it lasted, although the White House noted that Mr Obama placed the call from his residence in the White House, ...
Medical marijuana was already legal in Maine . However, according to VOA news , California is not the only state that passed on the act. California's Proposition 64 was supported by 56% of the state's voters, while Nevada's Question 2 passed with 54% approval.
Pat McCrory, who at the end of the night remained roughly 5,000 votes behind his challenger, Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper. He also ran into a roadblock on the Interstate 77 toll project. The NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference pulled basketball tournament games out of North Carolina, a punishing blow in a state where college basketball is practically religion.
They sacrificed a lot for us. Following the greatest generation of World War II, 5.7 million Americans fought in the Korean War for a country and people they did not know and halted the spread of communism. "This is a way that they can feel like they were there", Hill said. I cry when they tell me stories of war. And by Sunday we're all crying because they don't want to go home yet.
He called the case a "very hard circumstance for a sitting president - more so, I would say, for a president-elect, because he's turning, right now as we speak, to a mountain of challenges in front of him, to get himself up to speed". The case is scheduled to go to trial later this month and Trump is expected to testify in his own defence. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and ...
The political action committee of the Kansas State Rifle Association says its automated phone pitch urging voters to oust "anti-gun" Kansas Supreme Court justices is based on past statements but not on any court rulings. There is no prospect that he would change on that. If Republican nominee Trump wins the presidency, there will likely not be a vote on Garland. Public employee unions and immigration issues could be heard soon.
Here are some of the things we saw at this year's parade. Parades in New York City can draw spectators from all over the world, but for this Veterans Day Parade we noticed a common thread: every spectator we talked to was from the five boroughs.
Both sides in the university case accepted Curiel's offer to work with U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller , who is based in San Diego, on a possible settlement. A skeptical Curiel tendered that perhaps Trump could testify via video link, but rejected a second request that Trump's comments on the campaign trail be excluded from evidence in the case.
DPS tweeted they were aware of the walkout and that district officials were working with police to monitor the students' safety. That was preceded by almost three hours of protests that started outside the Wallace Bennett Federal Building and became a march that snaked around the city before finishing an uphill climb to the Capitol.
The website developer from Wilton, Connecticut, a registered Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, took an hourlong train ride to New York City to participate in demonstrations on Friday. "He's bullied us, discriminated against us, is racist and encourages violence". In New York City and Chicago, large groups gathered outside Trump Tower .
Flint has free water distribution sites, but the judge says some residents still "are encountering great difficulty". Under the order, government officials are instructed to deliver the bottled water to homes in the city unless they can confirm those homes have proper filtration devices to clean drinking water.
Looking patriotic and waving American flags, Girl Scout Troop 71052 marches down South Ohio Avenue during the Veterans Day Parade Friday afternoon. 11, Americans will pause to honor the 23.4 million men and women (1.4 million of them on active duty) who have served in the military in times of war and peace.
Senator Bernie Sanders offered his support for Ellison on Friday, a Minnesota legislator and member of the state's Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, Efe news agency reported . "I think he's terrific and I think he would make a terrific DNC chair". The DNC has taken heat over its failure to identify and satisfy an apparent appetite for progressive policies and candidates among the party's base.
Tennessee declares state of emergencyABC News is reporting the unrelenting drought conditions and wildfires have forced Tennessee to declare a state of emergency. "I'm afraid they're not going to come home to one". They took off from Hixson, near Chattanooga, and flew over much of Hamilton County and surrounding areas.
And now that Trump is the president-elect, white nationalist groups are ready to celebrate. The parade is scheduled for December 3, according to the KKK website . "America was great not because of what our forefathers did - but because of who our forefathers were", Robb wrote. Trump, who called Mexicans rapists and criminals , proposed a ban on Muslims entering the US, and promised to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, received vocal support throughout his campaign from hate ...
Hundreds of students walked out of Omaha Central High School at 20th and Dodge Street around 9 this morning and gathered outside, held up signs and chanted "we have a voice" to "not my president". Then, early on Wednesday, students at four different high schools in Berkeley and San Jose, California, left their classrooms and staged peaceful walkouts on campus, SF Gate reports.
US presidents are chosen not by the national popular vote , but in the individual Electoral College contests in the 50 states and Washington D.C. In calculating probable outcomes, election predictors generally treated those 51 contests as completely separate events - as unrelated to one another as a series of 51 coin tosses.
To encourage members pledged to vote for Trump to switch to Clinton, a petition has been created at Change.org . Fast forward to present day, and as Trump begins his transition of power, the businessman may now realize that without the Electoral College, he probably wouldn't be the president-elect.
Last month, Kirk made national headlines when he made a biting reference to his challenger's ethnic heritage during a debate. The two-term Democratic lawmaker was born in Bangkok. He told them he had just called Duckworth and invited her to the Billy Goat to show kids that "opponents can peacefully bury the hatchet after a tough election".