Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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01/16/2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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BY POST AND COURIER

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., honored Martin Luther King Jr. with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Monday, the federal holiday to commemorate the civil rights leader's life and work. Scott, the Senate's only black Republican, joined Pence and his wife in laying a wreath at the King memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. They were joined by Harry Johnson, president of the Martin Luther King Memorial Project Foundation. Sean Smith, a spokesman for Scott, told The Post and Courier that the senator had planned to be in the nation's capitol on Monday anyway to participate in a local nonprofit's day of service for the city's homeless.

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F-35 program - 1,800 Jobs

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01/13/2017

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Evan Vucci AP

BY MCCLATCHY

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson met with Donald Trump in December. Hewson made another trek to Trump Tower and the meeting appeared to be favorable for the F-35’s future — and Lockheed’s thousands of employees in Fort Worth. “We had the opportunity to talk to him about the F-35 program" Martin said. “In fact, we are going to increase our jobs in Fort Worth by 1,800 jobs, and when you think about the supply chain across 45 states in the U.S. it’s going to be thousands and thousands of jobs,” Hewson said. “And I also had the opportunity to give him some ideas on things we think we can do to continue to drive the cost down on the F-35 program, so it was a great meeting.” The Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth was announced as a home for a squadron of F-35 jets.

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Mike Pence is not the Gay Boogeyman

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01/13/2017

Mike Pence is not the Gay Boogeyman

BY DAILY CALLER

Vice-President-elect Mike Pence’s move to a modest Northwest Washington, D.C., home until his Jan. 21 inauguration is being met with hostile liberal neighbors. Activists have mobilized to protest his move onto their street by hanging rainbow flags outside their homes to express “solidarity” with gay, lesbian, transgender, bi-sexual and queer communities. At least 10 rainbow flags now hang from homes on the street where in a few days Pence will arrive. He moved a few things into the home during Thanksgiving week, according to neighbors. As Vice-President, Pence will reside in the official vice-presidential residence at Number One Observatory Circle on the Naval Observatory grounds in northwest Washington, D.C.

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Anthony Scaramucci

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01/13/2017

Anthony Scaramucci

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BY TALKINGPOINTS MEMO

Anthony Scaramucci, a 'marriage equality' supporter, who was recently reported would take a top post in Donald Trump's White House, described his role to reporters Friday morning in Trump Tower. “It’s pretty much as described,” the SkyBridge Capital founder said. “It’ll be in the Office of Public Liaison, really trying to get the President’s message out, not only to the intergovernmental agencies, but also the commercial message to both American businesses and the international business community." The White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs—formerly known as the Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs—is currently led by Valerie Jarrett, one of President Barack Obama’s closest confidantes. The Washington Post reported Thursday that, according to two unnamed transition officials, Scaramucci's role would be akin to Jarret’s. Trump's transition team has not formally announced a position for Scaramucci. Scaramucci told reporters the comparison to Jarrett was probably an “overstatement."

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Marillyn Hewson

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01/13/2017

Marillyn Hewson

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BY MCCLATTCHYDY

Hewson made another trek to Trump Tower and the meeting appeared to be favorable for the F-35’s future — and Lockheed’s thousands of employees in Fort Worth. “We had the opportunity to talk to him about the F-35 program, and I certainly share his views that we need to get the best capability to our men and women in uniform and we have to get it at the lowest possible price,” Hewson said to reporters. “So I’m glad I had the opportunity to tell him that we are close to a deal that will bring the cost down significantly from the previous lot of aircraft to the next lot of aircraft, and moreover it’s going to bring a lot of jobs to the United States.” Curtailing the costs of the Department of Defense’s most expensive weapons program in history won’t lead to fewer jobs, according to Hewson. “In fact, we are going to increase our jobs in Fort Worth by 1,800 jobs"

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Steve Harvey

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01/13/2017

Steve Harvey

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BY FOXNEWS

No feud here. "Family Feud" host Steve Harvey met with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Friday. After posing for photos with Trump in the lobby, the comedian told reporters that he came to meet with Trump after the transition teams of both President Obama and Trump reached out to him last week. "I came and talked to the guy who's going to be the 45th President of the United States," Harvey said. "[We spoke about] housing for urban development...[to] bring some positive change in the inner cities. He wants to do something. He realizes he needs some allies in that department. He seemed really sincere about it." Harvey said the meeting was "successful" adding that the pair spoke about everything from golf to their mutual friend Mark Burnett, and of course "Family Feud."

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Geraldo Rivera

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01/13/2017

Geraldo Rivera

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Geraldo Rivera met with President-elect Donald J Trump and First Lady-elect Melania Trump on Friday at Trump Tower to congratulate them. Geraldo says he has been 'very proud' to know Donald Trump as a New Yorker since the 70s' and says they've spent 'a lot' of time over the decades interviewing the New York Billionaire. "I'm just telling him congratulations and see you next week at the inauguration." Geraldo told reporters. Rivera was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice during Trump’s final year as host in the winter of 2015. Rivera made it all the way to the finale, losing to Leeza Gibbons.

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Kellyanne Conway

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01/13/2017

Kellyanne Conway

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BY TRUMP TRACKER

Today's meetings were spectacular according to Senior advisor to the Trump Campaign, Kellyanne Conway. "CEO Lockheed Martin, Steve Harvey who's going to help Secretary Carson with Housing and Urban Development and i appreciate what Mr Harvey had to say afterword" telling reporters that President-elect takes the advice that its good to stop texting and tweeting and engage with people face-to-face to see how you can make a difference. The President-elect expects to be in Washington D.C. on Monday according to Senior advisor to the Trump Campaign, Kellyanne Conway told reporters in Trump Tower Lobby on Friday. "Scheduled for Monday the president-elect expects to go to Washington D.C. on Monday - at least for part of it" Conway says that Donald Trump is very much focused on the 100 day plan, "That really takes up most of his day." Conway said. "You've seen what happened with the CEO Lockheed Martin today - they had a fabulous meeting and she agreed and she pledge to save money."

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Roy Blunt

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01/13/2017

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Senator Roy Blunt says his meeting with President-elect Donald J Trump was about Inauguration day. "Its a great day for our country a great day for people all over the world" Blunt told reporters at Trump Tower Lobby "What's most miraculous about it is we make it look so commonplace and easy to do and a great moment for the world" Blunt says he had a good time talking about it today. John Louis spoke with Chuck Todd today and says the President-elect, who won 306 electoral votes to Clinton's 232, is not a ligament President. "I think it's interesting that the people who were so concerned before Mr Trump won about whether the election results would be excepted are no longer interested in that." Blunt said "John Louis is a great man, a friend of mine, He has to make his own decisions" Blunt continued to say "The idea of constantly looking for ways to delegitimize the results of the election, No matter how unhappy you are about it, isn't the best example." Blunt says "The best we set is understanding there is a democratic process you go through, there's a unique process in our country were states still matter". Senator Blunt's say Mr Trump won that process.

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Dr Ben Carson Confirmation Hearing

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01/12/2017

Dr Ben Carson

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The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will begin confirmation hearings on Thursday for Dr. Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate President-elect Donald Trump selected to serve in his cabinet as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Carson’s compelling personal story makes it difficult for Democrats and academic to generate enthusiasm for a concerted effort to stall his confirmation. After Carson clears the Senate Committee on Banking and Housing and Urban Affairs, Democrats will be unable to stop his confirmation, which now requires only a simple majority, due to a rules change made by the Democrats under the leadership of recently retired former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

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