Driving the Day NEWS -- @maggieNYT: Exxon CEO Rex "Tillerson meeting w Trump today, per source." Good Saturday morning. Read this Washington Post bombshell, and then read Donald Trump’s reaction.Story Continued Below BOMBSHELL -- “Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House,” by Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller: “The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter. Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the [DNC] and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials. Those officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider … [Read more...] about WaPo blockbuster: CIA: Russia tried to help Trump win — TILLERSON leading SECSTATE candidate — Working the ACELA for votes — ALEX CONANT’s WSJ debut — OBAMAS to HAWAII Friday — B’DAY: Kip Wainscott
Cher is going to be very disappointed with NASA’s lack of progress on space exploration if Donald Trump wins the election. The “Turn Back Time” singer hosted a fundraiser in New York last week for Hillary Clinton, and in case her support for the Democratic nominee wasn’t clear enough, she had some very choice words about Clinton’s opponent. Lady Gaga calls Trump one of the “most notorious bullies” According to Page Six, Cher told the event’s attendees that if Trump wins the presidential election, “I’m going to have to leave the planet.” The singer and avid Twitter user also reportedly discussed the importance of reaching out to younger voters, despite her earlier comments online about what she called “dreaded millennials.” Stars voice support for Hillary Clinton at Hollywood Film Awards “Young people with fresh ideas and energy is what we need,” Cher said. … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Cher says if Trump wins she’s going “to have to leave the planet”
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
12:11 a.m. (Wed) CBS News projects that Ted Cruz wins Idaho. 10:07 p.m. Kasich, at an election night rally in Columbus, Ohio, celebrated his stronger-than-expected finish in Michigan Tuesday night and reiterated his confidence that he'll win his home state of Ohio next Tuesday. "We're very pleased with what's happened, and when you think about where we've come in the great state of Michigan--from basically single digits where people said, 'Well, how's he going to do,' to where we are in all likelihood going to finish in second place," he said. "We're all familiar with March Madness, and now the home-court advantage is coming north. And next week we're going to win the state of Ohio," Kasich continued, to cheers. 10:00 p.m. Ahead of results in the Idaho primary and Hawaii caucuses, here's a reminder of how many states each GOP candidate has won so far: 9:30 p.m. At a news conference in Jupiter, Fla., Trump celebrated his twin victories in Michigan and Mississippi, noting the … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Donald Trump wins Mississippi, Michigan; Ted Cruz wins Idaho
Last Updated May 3, 2016 9:02 PM EDT 9:32 p.m. Trump, too, took the high road when discussing Cruz in his post-election party at Trump Tower in New York. Rather than referring to him as "Lyin' Ted," which has been a frequent refrain from Trump in recent weeks, Trump called Cruz a "tough, smart guy" who has an "amazing future" in GOP politics.CBS News Election CenterTed Cruz drops out of presidential race after Indiana lossBernie Sanders wins Indiana primary in an upsetIndiana Democratic resultsIndiana Republican resultsIndiana Democratic exit pollIndiana Republican exit poll"Just so you understand, Ted Cruz, I don't know if he likes me or doesn't like me, but he is one hell of a competitor," Trump said. "He is a tough, smart guy--and he has got an amazing future. He's got an amazing future, so I want to congratulate Ted."I know how tough it is, it's tough," he continued. "I've had some moments where it was not looking so good and it's not a great feeling and so I understand how Ted … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Donald Trump wins Indiana GOP primary; Ted Cruz drops out
Last Updated May 10, 2016 10:14 PM EDT 10:13 p.m. Trump released a statement on his pair of victories in tonight's West Virginia and Nebraska primaries:"It is a great honor to have won both West Virginia and Nebraska, especially by such massive margins. My time spent in both states was a wonderful and enlightening experience for me. I learned a lot, and that knowledge will be put to good use towards the creation of businesses, jobs, and the strengthening and revival of their economies. I look forward to returning to West Virginia and Nebraska soon, and hope to win both states in the general election. Likewise, my time spent last week with the great people of Oregon will hopefully lead to another victory next Tuesday."9:41 p.m. Shortly after the West Virginia race was called for Sanders, he issued a statement noting this is his 19th win and acknowledging the "uphill" path ahead."We fully acknowledge we have an uphill climb ahead of us, but we're used to that. We have been fighting … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Live updates: Trump wins West Virginia, Nebraska; Sanders wins W.V. Democrats
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?
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
NEW DELHI - Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he's got some faraway fans trying to get the gods on his side. Around a dozen members of a right-wing Indian Hindu group lit a ritual fire and chanted mantras Wednesday asking the Hindu gods to help Trump win the U.S. presidential election. While Trump has dominated the Republican primary race to decide the party's candidate for the November election, his calls for temporarily banning Muslims from America and cracking down on extremist groups abroad have earned him some fans in India. "The whole world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even India is not safe from it," said Vishnu Gupta, founder of the Hindu Sena nationalist group. "Only Donald Trump can save humanity." Members of the group gathered on a blanket spread out in a New Delhi protest park along with a collection of statues depicting gods including Shiva and Hanuman - as well as photos of a smiling Trump. Above them hung a … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Some Indians asking Hindu gods to help Trump win
How is it that Steve Wynn loses but his pal Donald Trump wins?President Trump will receive an ovation or two from the Republican senators and representatives attending his State of the Union address Tuesday.Meantime, Republicans are running as far and as fast as possible from Wynn, the latest powerful man to face accusations of sexual misconduct.A tidal wave of women have come forward to make claims of sexual abuse against powerful men.And they're being praised for their courage.Except for the 19 women who have made accusations against Trump.Why aren’t they getting the same respect as other accusers?Republican politicians are in a rush to disassociate themselves from Wynn, a casino mogul, friend of Donald Trump, and the latest rich, powerful man to be accused of sexual harassment and misconduct.(In Wynn’s case, accusations include pressure to have sex and to send Wynn naked messages. Eew.) MONTINI: Evangelical hypocrites give Trump a do-over for porn star … [Read more...] about Montini: Steve Wynn loses but Donald Trump wins?