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ReutersU.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised demonstrators for being passionate about their country, just hours after he accused them of being "professional protesters" incited by the media.
This isn't the first time that a candidate has won the popular vote but come up short in the Electoral College tally.From the Reuters Graphics team:
Nevada Senator and long-time Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid released a strongly-worded statement today on the election of Donald Trump as president.Nevada, a battleground state with a large Latino population, voted for Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's election.
Here are a few excerpts from Reid's statement:
I have personally been on the ballot in Nevada for 26 elections and I have never seen anything like the reaction to the election completed last Tuesday. The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America.
I have heard more stories in the past 48 hours of Americans living in fear of their own government and their fellow Americans than I can remember hearing in five decades in politics.
If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate.
Reuters TVDonald Trump drew criticism on social media for being self-centered and non-conciliatory after tweeting that protests over his presidential win were carried out by "professionals" and incited by the media.
The 9pm vs the 6am tweet.
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TRUMP AND DODD-FRANK, ACCORDING TO THE WSJ
- Wall Street Journal reported that Trump's advisers are focusing on scaling back certain Dodd-Frank provisions, not a total repeal.
- They are reportedly considering scaling back the umbrella regulator's ability to subject large non-banks to tougher Federal Reserve regulations.
- The Journal also said that his advisers are eyeing the overhaul of the Dodd-Frank provision giving regulators the power to take over and liquidate failing financial firms.
- The Trump administration is expected to embrace other aspects of Dodd-Frank relating to credit-rating firms and derivatives regulation.
ReutersA rally sparked by Donald Trump's win in the U.S. presidential election that powered the Dow to a record high sputtered on Friday as energy and healthcare stocks came under pressure.
A few stats from polling firm Gallup:President Obama is enjoying some of his highest approval ratings:#Obama Job Approval: Approve 58% (+2); Disapprove 40% (-2). Get the full trend https://t.co/xYJfJ7TmbI.1:04 PM - 11 Nov 2016
And here Gallup polled Americans on their post-election mood.
Can you build the perfect team of experts to help Trump rev up the American economy?Reuters Breakingviews evaluated potential candidates from both parties for key economic positions in the Donald Trump White House and graded them in six categories based on their prior experience or academic achievement.One category - the "One Percent Ick Factor" - can reduce the scores of candidates whose wealth or work on Wall Street might work against them in a Senate confirmation process.
JUST IN: Vice President-elect Pence taking over Trump transition team from Chris Christie - NYT
THE FACES OF TRUMP'S TRANSITION TEAMVice President-elect Mike Pence will serve as Chairman of the Presidential Transition Team, taking over from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie will no longer be the leader of the transitional team, but will remain as a vice chair. REUTERS/Brian C. FrankOne-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination Dr. Ben Carson will also be a vice chair in Trump's transitional team. REUTERS/Mike SegarFormer House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be a vice chair on Trump's transitional team. Here he is seen speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mark KauzlarichRetired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, a Trump adviser on military issues, will also be a vice chair of the team's executive committee. REUTERS/Gary CameronHere, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani - who will be another vice chair - leaves the offices of Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriEric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump (L-R) will also be part of their father's transitional team. Here, they attend the ground breaking of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary CameronBoth Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner (L) and his campaign CEO Stephen Bannon will be part of the team's executive committee. Here, they stand by as Trump holds a campaign rally in Canton, Ohio, September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mike SegarFlorida Attorney General Pam Bond will join the Trump transitional executive committee. Here, she speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike SegarPayPal co-founder and Facebook board member Peter Thiel delivers his speech on the election at the National Press Club in Washington, October 31, 2016. Thiel will be a member of Trump's transitional team's executive committee. REUTERS/Gary CameronAnthony Scaramucci, Skybridge Capital founder and Donald Trump finance committee member, speaks during an interview in New York, October 6, 2016. Scaramucci will be part of the executive committee. REUTERS/Shannon StapletonPresident-elect Donald Trump and Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus address supporters during his election night rally in Manhattan, November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mike SegarSenator Jeff Sessions, who will be part of the Trump's Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee, delivers a nominating speech for Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike SegarRepresentative Chris Collins (R-NY), who was an early Trump supporter, will join the transition team executive committee. REUTERS/Jim YoungRepresentative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) will join the transition team executive committee. REUTERS/Mike SegarRepresentative Devin Nunes (R-CA) will join the transition team executive committee. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstSteven Mnuchin, formerly of Goldman Sachs, was Trump's campaign finance chair, and will join the transition team executive committee. REUTERS/Fred ProuserCongressmen Lou Barletta (R-PA) will join the transition team executive committee. REUTERS/Jim Young
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Also on the transition team executive committee but not pictured: Congressman Tom Marino and top Republican donor Rebekah Mercer, daughter of billionaire hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer, who runs a super PAC called Make America Number 1 PAC.
PENCE TO TAKE OVER TRUMP'S TRANSITION TEAM FROM NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRISTIE
- Trump taps Vice President-elect Mike Pence to lead presidential transition team, while New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will remain as vice chair.
- Other vice chairs for Donald Trump's transition team include adviser Ben Carson, ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
- The transition team also includes Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, adviser Stephen Bannon, Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel and Trump's children Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka.
In interview, Trump also says he would preserve jobs by potentially imposing tariffs on products of U.S. companies that relocate overseas.
MORE: In WSJ interview, Trump says he had not given a lot of thought to campaign vow to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton.
MORE: Trump says a big reason for his shift from his call for an all-out repeal of Obamacare was his Thursday meeting at the White House with President Obama, who suggested areas of the law to preserve.
MORE: Trump says he favors keeping the prohibition against insurers denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions, and a provision allowing parents to keep older children on their insurance - interview.
BREAKING: President-elect Trump says he would consider leaving certain parts of the Affordable Care Act in place - WSJ interview
BREAKING: Trump Organization is planning for an immediate transfer of management, business portfolio to Trump's children Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric.The Trump Organization says the new structure will comply with all applicable rules and regulations.
Reuters TVOn the campaign trail, Donald Trump vowed to repeal Obamacare, but – in the White House - making good on that promise may be easier said than done.
ReutersKathryn Stellmack expects the world from Donald Trump.
Reuters TVEuropean allies fear Donald Trump's campaign dalliance with Vladimir Putin could bring a new US-Russia alliance, but Foreign Policy Reporter Warren Strobel says the likelier scenario is a sharp clash between the two forceful leaders.
Reuters TVNew Balance is in damage-control after its spokesman said Donald Trump represented "a move in the right direction."
SLIDESHOW: TRUMP SUPPORTERS RALLY AT CAMP PENDLETONDemonstrators hold signs in support of President-elect Donald Trump outside of Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California. REUTERS/Sandy HuffakerDemonstrator Wiley Drake at a rally in support of Donald Trump. REUTERS/Sandy HuffakerDemonstrator Steven Morales with his son Steven Jr. waves an American flag for motorists. REUTERS/Sandy HuffakerDemonstrator Ly Kou holds a sign along with others. REUTERS/Sandy HuffakerDemonstrators hold signs in support of Donald Trump. REUTERS/Sandy HuffakerDemonstrator Wiley Drake at a rally in support of Donald Trump. REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker
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Trump's 'America First' focus warrants market cautionREUTERSFinancial markets have been pricing in more economic growth since Donald Trump's election win last week, but U.S. protectionism and domestic political risks could hurt Europe, said the vice-president of the European Central Bank Vitor Constancio.
Picking Team Trump
President-elect Donald Trump chose Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff.
Trump also named Stephen Bannon, former head of the conservative web site Breitbart News, as his chief strategist and senior counselor.
Here are some of the other people mentioned as contenders for senior roles:
SECRETARY OF STATE
* Bob Corker, Tennessee senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
* John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush
* Newt Gingrich, Republican former U.S. House Speaker
* Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq
* Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican congressman and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee
* Steven Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs executive and Trump's campaign finance chairman
* Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase & Co chief executive officer
* Tom Barrack, founder and chairman of Colony Capital Inc
* Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
* Stephen Hadley, former national security adviser under President George W. Bush
* Jon Kyl, former Republican senator from Arizona
* Jeff Sessions, Republican senator from Alabama and early Trump supporter, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
* Kelly Ayotte, outgoing Republican senator from New Hampshire and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
* Duncan Hunter, Republican congressman from California and early Trump supporter, member of House Armed Services Committee
* Jim Talent, former Republican senator from Missouri who was on the Senate Armed Services Committee
* Rudy Giuliani, Republican former mayor of New York City
* Jeff Sessions, senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who takes a hard line on immigration
* Chris Christie, Republican New Jersey governor
* Pam Bondi, Republican Florida Attorney General
* Trey Gowdy, Republican congressman from South Carolina who headed the House committee that investigated the 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY
* Ben Carson, former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican presidential candidate
* Newt Gingrich
* Rich Bagger, former pharmaceutical executive and former top aide to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
* Bobby Jindal, former Louisiana governor
HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY
* Michael McCaul, U.S. Republican congressman from Texas and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee
* David Clarke, Milwaukee county sheriff and vocal Trump supporter
* Joe Arpaio, outgoing Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff who campaigned for Trump
HEAD OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
* Myron Ebell, a climate change skeptic at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute who is overseeing environmental policy on Trump's transition team
* Robert Grady, venture capitalist, partner in private equity firm Gryphon Investors
* Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas attorney general
* Carol Comer, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management
* Harold Hamm, Oklahoma oil and gas mogul, CEO of Continental Resources Inc
* James Connaughton, CEO of Nautilus Data Technologies and a former environmental adviser to President George W. Bush
* Robert Grady
* Sarah Palin, Republican former Alaska governor who ran for vice president in 2008
* Jan Brewer, former Arizona governor
* Forrest Lucas, founder of oil products company Lucas Oil
* Harold Hamm
* Robert Grady
* Linda McMahon, former world Wrestling Entertainment executive and two-time Senate candidate
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY DIRECTOR
* Lieutenant General Michael Flynn
* Mike Rogers, Republican former congressman from Michigan who chaired the House Intelligence Committee
* Pete Hoekstra, Republican former congressman from Michigan
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER
* Lieutenant General Michael Flynn
* Stephen Hadley
UNITED NATIONS AMBASSADOR
* Kelly Ayotte
* Richard Grenell, former spokesman for the United States at the United Nations
* Peter King, Republican congressman from New York
U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
* Dan DiMicco, former chief executive of steel producer Nucor Corp
VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY
* Jeff Miller, retiring congressman from Florida and chairman of the Veterans Affairs committee
(Reporting by Susan Cornwell)
JUST IN: Priebus appointment as chief of staff a very good sign of things to come - House Speaker Ryan
I come from the white working class, and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party cannot talk to the people where I came from.10:55 AM - 14 Nov 2016
The Democratic Party has to stand with working people, feel their pain and take on the billionaire class, Wall Street and drug companies.11:46 AM - 14 Nov 2016
Critics have blasted the selection of right-wing firebrand Stephen Bannon as a key aide, saying it would elevate the white nationalist movement into the top levels of the White House.
Bannon, who spearheaded a shift of the Breitbart News website into a forum for the "alt-right," a loose online group of neo-Nazis, white supremacists and anti-Semites.
There should be no sugarcoating the truth here: Donald Trump just invited a white nationalist into the highest reaches of the government."
"Bannon has boasted that he made Breitbart News ‘the platform for the alt-right,’ which is the politically correct term for the resurrection of white nationalism."
- Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley, who called on Trump to rescind the choice
Democrats and advocacy groups on the left called Bannon a promoter of racism and misogyny who is backed by the white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan.
It is a sad day when a man who presided over the premier website of the ‘alt-right’- a loose-knit group of white nationalists and unabashed anti-Semites and racists - is slated to be a senior staff member in the ‘people’s house'."
- Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the Anti-Defamation League
Even some conservatives and Republicans voiced dismay. Evan McMullin, who ran as a conservative independent presidential candidate, wondered on Twitter if any national Republican leaders would condemn the pick of "anti-Semite" Bannon.
John Weaver, a top strategist for Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich, tweeted that the "racist, fascist extreme right is represented footsteps from the Oval Office. Be very vigilant America." Kasich was one of 16 Republican presidential hopefuls Trump defeated in the party primaries ahead of last Tuesday's election.The racist, fascist extreme right is represented footsteps from the Oval Office. Be very vigilant America.4:47 PM - 13 Nov 2016
Reince Priebus, who will be Trump's chief of staff, defended Bannon today, calling him a wise and well-educated former naval officer and saying he had not encountered the sort of extremist or racist views that critics are assailing.
Police in New York were investigating two cases involving swastikas drawn or painted in public spaces, as civil rights activists said there had been a surge in hate crimes following last week's U.S presidential election.Surveillance video was released of a suspect wearing a gray sweater and backpack, who is believed to have spray-painted a large swastika in front of a 78-year-old man's home in Brooklyn on Saturday, police said. The man's residence is in the borough's Crown Heights section, a predominantly Jewish area.
JUST IN: Obama and Pena Nieto agree in call to 'institutionalize mechanisms of cooperation' between U.S. and Mexico
ReutersA independent study of the financial costs and benefits of Wall Street 'stress tests' could be released as soon as Tuesday and may strengthen calls to reform U.S. banking rules, said sources familiar with the report.
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway calls on the country to unify behind President-elect Donald Trump and denies any extremist connections to the campaign.
Breakingviews' Rob Cox on the good case for working in Trump's White HouseThough Trump has amassed personal riches of undisclosed dimensions and vanquished Hillary Clinton, a practiced politico, the New York real-estate developer will, by a wide margin, be the least experienced man to ever occupy the Oval Office and control the world's reserve currency and America's nuclear codes.This brings a historical urgency to recruiting world-class talent to help him run the federal bureaucracy and to sweat policy details, a task the curiosity-deficient Trump has no demonstrated inclination, nor capability, of performing.
Given this squalid reality, the greatest chance of avoiding failure for the U.S. economy may reside in Trump adopting the sort of corporate approach that has proven to work in the business world, one where he acts as a sort of chairman of the board, delegating unprecedented authority to Cabinet chiefs, they way he did hoteliers and construction contractors at the Trump Organization.
ReutersContinental Resources Chief Executive Harold Hamm is at the top of President-elect Donald Trump's list to serve as energy secretary, according to U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, a Trump energy adviser who confirmed he is also under consideration for the job.
JUST IN: Putin tells Trump on call that he is ready for partnership dialogue - Kremlin
MORE: Putin says ready for U.S. dialogue on basis of mutual respect and non-intervention into internal affairs
The Kremlin also said that Putin and Trump had agreed to work to channel bilateral relationships into constructive cooperation, and that they would combined efforts to tackle international terrorism and extremism.It said Putin and Trump would continue contact by phone and would work towards meeting in person.
JUST IN: U.S. President-elect Trump tells Putin he looks for a strong and enduring relationship with Russia - transition statement
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would send ideas to Washington within a week to follow up his talks with U.S. President Joe Biden on the Ukraine crisis.