It's a familiar refrain every four years: if their preferred candidate loses, Americans threaten they'll move to Canada. But with the rise of Donald Trump, a local radio host on Cape Breton Island, a small island in Nova Scotia, wants to make that frequent offhand comment a reality -- by creating a website that literally welcomes Americans to move there should Trump win the presidency. "Hi Americans! Donald Trump may become the President of your country!" the front page of the site reads. "If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island!" Rob Calabrese, a radio host on Cape Breton Island, originally created the site because he thought it would be "a hoot for people around here." But given the attention surrounding Trump's candidacy, it quickly took off. "We hear that common lament or that common threat ... that's what it was all based on, that comment that, 'If so-and-so gets elected, I'm moving to Canada.'" The site is full … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Website urges Americans to move to Canada if Trump wins presidency
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Poor Tom Dewey – the guy who was supposed to beat Harry Truman in 1948 – deserves more respect than we tend to give him. A Midwesterner who moved to New York to begin a political career, Dewey was widely thought of as one of the most capable public servants of his lifetime. He ran for president in 1944 and lost, but came back four years later, and was quickly anointed the frontrunner by the press. With the Democrats acrimoniously divided between several factions, and third party candidates siphoning votes from Truman, a Dewey win always looked like a safe bet. But Dewey wasn’t all that good at politics – he came off as stiff, especially when dealing with the press. And he had a sincerity problem, seemingly changing his mind whenever the polls said he should. “A blunt fact about Mr. Dewey should be faced: it is that many people do not like him,” the columnist John Gunther wrote in 1947. “He is, unfortunately, one of the least seductive … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Commentary: Can Donald Trump win the popular vote?
Last Updated Jan 20, 2017 12:15 PM EST Now that Donald Trump is president, having been sworn in as the nation’s 45th president, here’s a guide from CBS News on the top Trump-related issues to keep an eye on going forward:Policy and working with CongressThe president-elect has already telegraphed what the beginning of his transition will look like in terms of policy and issues he’s targeting. Here’s the short list:Repealing and replacing ObamacareImplementing tax cutsTough action against companies that move jobs out of the countryBuilding a wall on the U.S.-Mexico borderImmigration reform (“extreme” vetting) Regulatory reformTrade and tariffs Energy policyIncreased support for law enforcementLet’s also not forget that a Supreme Court nominee is on the horizon, and abroad, some foreign policy flashpoints (Russia, China, Syria, Iran, North Korea, NATO, terrorism, for instance), have already grown hotter since November 8.Aside from work … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Things to watch now that Donald Trump is president
Stocks so far are taking the roller-coaster presidential election in stride, marching steadily higher this summer as most investors bet on a Hillary Clinton victory in November. But if Donald Trump -- and his difficult-to-nail-down economic agenda -- gain ground in polls in the coming months, the major indexes are likely to hit bumps as bad as the British reaction to Brexit. Stocks could fall as the likelihood rises of a Trump victory. "Equity prices would plunge, high-yield corporate bonds would sell off and U.S. Treasuries and the dollar would rally due to a heavy flight-to-safety flow," said economic forecaster Kathy Bostjancic, head of U.S. Macro Investor Services at Oxford Economics. She blames Trump's "lack of experience as a politician, uninformed views, and his unconventional, unpredictable approach to the role of President." Sad! Many Wall Street prognosticators are at least handicapping the Trump scenario -- identifying the stocks and sector plays they think are likely to pay … [Read more...] about Stocks to buy (or sell) if Donald Trump wins
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Pindell Globe Staff March 19, 2018 While Washington remains focused on all developments surrounding the Russia probe, it’s another dynamic, shaping up far from Washington, that could have equal sway on President Trump’s legacy. On Monday, Trump headed to New Hampshire, while his daughter announced she’s jetting to Iowa — both states that traditionally kick off the presidential campaign season.More than an early enthusiasm for the 2020 campaign season, the trips may signal a defensive move meant to discourage potential Republican primary challengers from adding their names to the ballot. Advertisement Not having a serious primary opponent should matter a great deal to Trump. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more … [Read more...] about Look out, Trump: Every president in modern history who faced a serious primary challenge in N.H. wasn’t reelected