Who Will Trump Pick for His Cabinet?

'Go Ahead and Deliver': Kennedy on Celebs Pledging to Move Over Trump Bill Bennett on Anti-Trump Marches: 'What Exactly Are They Protesting?' What Will Donald Trump's Cabinet Look Like? President-elect Donald Trump may not take office until January 20, but the speculation about his cabinet is already swirling.Who's going to be Trump's secretary of state? His chief of staff? Attorney general? Secretary of Defense?On a special edition of "On The Record" tonight, Martha MacCallum got insight from Caitlin Huey Burns and Shelby Holliday.Huey Burns said the position she thinks is particularly important is chief of staff.She noted that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has been rumored for that role, which she said would be a "productive decision" because of Priebus' relationships in Congress.She noted that there are rumors that his campaign chief, Steve Bannon, is also up for chief of staff, but she thinks that would send the wrong message to the rest of the GOP.Holliday pointed out that Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law was spotted taking a long walk on the White House grounds with Obama Chief of Staff Denis McDonough during Trump's Oval Office visit with President Obama Thursday."I think that's something that should not be ruled out," Holliday said. "It's not a public position. It's the president's most trusted advisor."As for Kellyanne Conway, Huey Burns said communications director or press secretary could be good fits for Trump's campaign manager.Get more insight on potential cabinet picks above, and let us know what you think in the comments. O'Reilly: 'The People Revolt; Trump Wins' Krauthammer: Trump Captured Reagan Dems-- 'No One Was Listening to Them' Gutfeld: Hollywood 'Hysteria' to Leave US 'Validates' Election Results Continue Reading

Delaware Democrats on debate: We can’t let Trump win

When Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump thought global warming was "a hoax perpetrated by China," the crowd of Democrats at Catherine Rooney's in Newark cheered with approval Monday night. When Trump talked about the "small loan" from his father that launched his career, they laughed derisively.But for the most part, they just watched intently as the two dueled over taxes, the economy, criminal justice and tax returns. And they fumed as Trump repeatedly interrupted and talked over Clinton."She's slapping him around on policy, but he's belittling her and pointing out to all these things in her past, and honestly I think some of that, like her support of the [Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement] can hurt her," said Jake Yellin, a member of the College Democrats at the University of Delaware. "He's giving simple answers to complex questions, and I'm afraid that can work. But to anybody who actually cares about real ideas with details, she is doing a good job."During the 90-minute debate from Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York, Democrats in Delaware held several watch parties up and down the state to watch the debate, including the one at Catherine Rooney's and an official Clinton campaign event at her Wilmington headquarters, which U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Sen. Chris Coons visited.Top party leaders, campaign volunteers and college students all said the debate vividly illustrated why Democrats, even in solidly blue states like Delaware, cannot get complacent. RELATED: Trump's demeanor closely watched by own voters RELATED: Fear, not excitement, driving Clinton and Trump supporters RELATED: Green Party candidate Jill Stein escorted off debate premisesThe first presidential debate of the general election focused largely on the economy, with Trump saying Mexico and China were taking advantage of the U.S. and Clinton saying her GOP opponent would raise the debt by giving the wealthy tax Continue Reading

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump win Delaware by healthy margin

Billionaire Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took early leads in Delaware and never looked back, winning the state and taking the majority of its pledged 37 delegates.With all of the state's 313 districts reporting, Trump dominated the GOP field, winning by a 3-to-1 margin with 63 percent of the votes over Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Clinton led by 21 points over Sen. Bernie Sanders, 60 percent to 39 percent. The outstanding district, in eastern Kent County, was experiencing an issue with its ballot machine, delaying those results.Turnout statewide was higher for registered Republicans at 38 percent, than Democrats at 30 percent.There was little doubt who 68-year-old Elizabeth Jones voted for as she got into her Fiat outside the Harrington Fire Company hall, where ballots were being cast.Her passenger-side window announced it: "Trump. Make America Great Again!""I voted for Donald Trump because he says it like it is," Jones said after voting Tuesday afternoon. "I think he's the best one to do jobs and he's not going to be bought because he's funding is own election."Here's how the results broke down by county, with all districts reporting (unofficial results):New Castle:  Clinton, 38,580; Sanders, 24,738; Trump, 16,384; Kasich, 8,807; Cruz, 5,878.Kent: Trump, 8,294; Clinton, 7,338; Sanders, 4,980; Cruz, 2,324; Kasich, 1,669.Sussex: Trump, 17,794; Clinton, 10,032; Sanders, 5,941; Kasich, 3,749; Cruz, 2,908Results offered few geographical surprises. Trump took the most votes of any candidate, regardless of party, in Kent and Sussex counties, while Clinton had 30 percent more votes than the next closest candidate -- her fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders -- in New Castle County. Trump beat all other Republicans in all three counties, and Clinton did the same on the Democratic side. While Kasich came in second in New Castle and Sussex, Sen. Ted Cruz took the spot behind Trump in Kent Continue Reading

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win Delaware primary

Results of Tuesday's primary showed the First State's commitment to its established Democratic Party and the power of an outsider to mobilize traditionally poor-showing Republicans in a part of Delaware accustomed to losing elections.Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won Delaware's piece of a heated primary season, collecting 55,950 votes, with nearly 60 percent of the total Democratic ballot. Billionaire Donald Trump trounced his two competitors with 42,472 votes, accumulating almost 61 percent of the total from his party.Tuesday’s victory was Clinton’s first in Delaware. In 2008, she lost the primary to then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama after Joe Biden had dropped out of the race.About 147,000 voted in Delaware's 2008 primary, when the state's party voters gave majority support to Obama and U.S. Sen. John McCain.A total of 163,525 Delawareans voted Tuesday. Statewide, there were 312,260 registered Democrats in April, a 2 percent increase from a year ago. There were 185,134 Republicans in April, a 2.5 percent increase from the previous year.Delaware voters cast 36,659 ballots for longshot presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, giving him only 39 percent of the statewide Democratic vote. [Editor's note: Scroll to the bottom of this page to view Delaware's district-by-district results on a map.]"Delaware has spoken, so I'll probably put my superdelegate vote toward her. That's where I think I should be," said state Rep. Valerie Longhurst, D-Bear, who told The News Journal last week she would vote in Philadelphia for whomever won the state Tuesday. "It pretty much was a landslide in my district for Hillary." Clinton took 12 of the state's 21 delegates. Delaware also has 10 “superdelegates” who are allowed to change their allegiance any time before voting starts at the national convention in Philadelphia, but half already have Continue Reading

Unease, excitement in Fox Cities after Trump win

Anxiety for some, elation for others was palpable in the Fox Cities Wednesday, the day after Donald Trump scored a historic upset.In his victory speech early Wednesday, President-elect Trump, who drew on populist energy to wage a harsh campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton, called for unity."Now it's time for America to bind the wounds of division — have to get together," he told supporters in New York.Walking her 15-year-old Shih Tzu-mix down College Avenue in Appleton on Tuesday morning, Cindy Robarge, an independent, began to tear up, uncertain that that coming together will ever happen."I think it's a sad way for our country to go," she said, noting Trump's "racial slurs and demeaning of woman." RELATED:  What did Wisconsin polls, analysts miss? RELATED  President-elect Trump vows to bring nation 'together as never before'The Appleton woman was equally shocked by the success of Republicans in down-ballot races. The party maintained control of the Senate and holds a majority in the House."It is what it is," Robarge said. "We need to move forward. ... I don't think Washington is going to make it better for us."Appleton's Stephen Biggins, meanwhile, took his joy over the Trump win to the streets Wednesday morning. Sporting a Knights Templar-style, or "Christian crusader," costume and helmet and waving a large Trump flag, he positioned himself at the corner of Richmond Street and College Avenue in downtown Appleton, drawing looks and occasional gestures from passing motorists.Biggins said reaction from passing motorists and onlookers was "mostly positive, at least 80 percent positive." He shrugged off the similarities of his outfit to Ku Klux Klan regalia, something referenced by at least one motorist who stopped to talk with Biggins. The Klan makes widespread use of crusader imagery, and a prominent KKK newspaper is called the Crusader."That's just a negative stereotype," Biggins said. "I was so elated Continue Reading

Montini: Trump win turns Flake and McCain into grovelers

Winning an election doesn’t make a person more honorable or more worthy.So why did Donald Trump’s victory turn Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake into Sen. Namby and Sen. Pamby?They spoke the truth about Trump before the election. Now, they grovel.It took McCain a long time, but he finally said in October of Trump, “Donald Trump’s behavior this week, concluding with the disclosure of his demeaning comments about women and his boasts about sexual assaults, make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy.” Adding, “Cindy (his wife) and I will not vote for Donald Trump.”Flake had been a consistent Trump critic. He said, “What Trump has been willing to do is say terrible things about women, mock the disabled, disparage minorities, impugn the character of POWs, and go after the Gold Star parents of a fallen U.S. soldier. I’m not OK with that…”And he added, “America deserves better than Trump.”Trump trashed McCain and Flake, and kept at it throughout the campaign. MONTINI: McCain schools Trump on accepting election resultsThen he won.And McCain tweeted, “Congrats to President-Elect Donald Trump. As Chairman of the Armed Service Committee, I’ll work to confront national security challenges and support troops.”And Flake tweeted, “Congrats to President-Elect Trump on a big win and a gracious and healing speech. I look forward to working with him. Now, back to eating crow.”Eating crow?Does that fact that Trump won the election make him worthy? Does it suddenly make it okay he boasted on a hot mic that “stars” like him can do “anything” to attractive women, including grabbing them “by the p***y.”Does it excuse all the other things he’s said and done?Trump's lawyer just asked a judge for a delay in his client's fraud trial so Trump can plan and attend Continue Reading

Hispanic Abbotsford ‘insulted,’ ‘sad’ after Trump win

ABBOTSFORD - Hispanic business owners in this small central Wisconsin town feel sad and uneasy in the wake of Donald Trump's winning campaign for U.S. president, but they hope to still build their lives here."The way he's talked before about the immigrants, we feel threatened," said Edgar Carbajal, the 33-year-old owner of La Riveriera Restaurant located on the 100 block of North First Street. "This country has been against racism, against bullying. But it seems like he's the opposite. I feel insulted, pretty much."One of the main planks of Trump's winning campaign was his get-tough stance on illegal immigration. He said he will build a wall between Mexico and the United States, and deport all illegal immigrants. Nearly a quarter of Abbotsford's population of 2,134 are Hispanic, 499 people, according 2014 U.S. Census Bureau figures. Some estimate that the number of Hispanic people living in the area without legal documents is double that.Abbotsford has been a hospitable place for Hispanic business owners. Carbajal's restaurant and bar is one of a handful of Hispanic-owned businesses that have taken root in the one-street downtown.But there also are plenty of Trump supporters here. Jeff Mueller, 61, a lifelong resident of Abbotsford, said he voted for Trump because of his promises of economic growth and pro-business policies. He also hopes that the Trump administration will put an end to people living off of government welfare programs."People are just fed up with all this free give-me-stuff (attitude)," he said. RELATED:  How Hispanic immigration revived Abbotsford RELATED:  In stunning triumph, Trump wins presidencyMueller values work, and that's why he respects many of his Hispanic neighbors. "A lot of them are real hard workers, and they're doing real good," he said. But Mueller does support building the wall, and squashing illegal immigration. "People need to come in legally," he said.Carbajal said he has the Continue Reading

Pollsters were losers in Trump win, too

Remember all the polls that ruled out Donald Trump’s chances of becoming the Republican presidential nominee and then gave him no shot to win the White House in the general election?Never mind. More: Trump win could open up future for Christie Trump outperformed expectations in the election highlighted by his taking of Florida, North Carolina and Wisconsin, pivotal states where polls showed an edge for Democrat Hillary Clinton.The result: Clinton wasn’t the only loser on Election Day. More: Trump supporters ride out long night of results “The pollsters had a terrible election,’’ said state Sen. Michael Doherty, R-Warren, who 13 months ago became the first New Jersey lawmaker to back Trump. “They missed millions of Americans who were not going to show up in their polling.’’“Trump set records in the primaries with votes from a lot of folks new to the system and picked up more votes in the general from independents and Democrats. For whatever reason, the polls undersampled these people and oversampled Hillary Clinton’s supporters.’’ More: Christie says he wasn’t in the loop on Bridgegate During a rally early in the campaign, Trump claimed that all of the polls that showed Clinton winning were phony.Pollsters on Wednesday conceded the overall hit to their credibility was significant, even with Clinton likely to finish ahead of Trump in the popular vote once all the ballots have been tallied.“It’s way too early to figure out what went wrong but all we know is that the polls largely had a significant, fundamental miss -- a back-to-the-drawing-board kind of miss,’’ said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, West Long Branch. The Monmouth poll reported the day before the election that Clinton was leading by six percentage points over Trump. The latest tally has Clinton winning the popular vote by just 0.2 Continue Reading

LETTER: If Trump wins, the terrorists win

It’s not enough to just take a deep breath when someone, a woman acquaintance, screams at you, “I can’t vote for Hillary. She’s a murderer.”It’s not enough to just take a deep breath when there is a feeding frenzy in the news and they are comparing Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress to the Democrats, saying they each have an equal hand in weakening our Democratic process.It’s not enough to just take a deep breath when Trump says we have to make America great again, pandering to the fear mongers who blame every Muslim for the terrorist acts in the world and every Mexican for the drug culture. As a feminist who has lived through the years before and after the women’s movement, I know deep down inside, where experience lives, that these angry people, men mostly, but some women, secretly blame the collapse of society on women — on all the Eves of the world. All of the Hillarys. LETTER: More voices needed in presidential debatesTrump has tapped into the free-floating anger that has been fostered in this culture and heightened since 9/11 and the collapse of the economy. If Trump wins, it will mean that the terrorists who flew two planes into the World Trade Center buildings have won and that the past eight years of sanity in the White House was just an aberration. Linda DeNicola Tinton Falls Continue Reading

Trump wins Electoral College vote as insurgency fizzles

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump will — officially — become president next month.Trump surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed from 538 electors casting their ballots, in a day of normally ceremonial voting that drew attention amid intense social media pressure and protests in state capitols.Despite a last-minute push by outside progressive and Libertarian groups, there was no rebellion. In fact, most of the "faithless" electors appeared to be Hillary Clinton defectors in Washington state, with three voting for former secretary of State Colin Powell and one for Faith Spotted Eagle, a Native American an environmental activist. Two Texas GOP electors went rogue and didn't vote for Trump.The meetings, which occur more than a month after the Nov. 8 election, are typically a formality. This year, Trump critics mounted a vocal campaign appealing to the Republican electors pledged to vote for him. The official results of the vote will be announced before Congress on Jan. 6, although the results from each state were released throughout the day Monday. Read more:Electors received thousands of emails and phone calls arguing Trump is unqualified, as the first president in the nation’s history with no military or government experience and with potential conflicts of interest due to his business empire. Confirmation by the FBI and CIA that the Russian government hacked Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee seeking to help Trump win the election have amplified their calls.“Frankly, at this point, I'm wondering if Putin helped Trump win the Republican primary," Chris Suprun, a Texas elector who's been an outspoken critic, said before the voting began. In Rhode Island, electors passed a motion calling for an independent, bipartisan investigation into Russian intervention in the election as Congress debates whether the matter should be reviewed by Republican-led committees or as an independent Continue Reading