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Trump's First 100 Days: Here Is What The President-Elect Wants To Do

Trump's First 100 Days: Here Is What The President-Elect Wants To Do
President-elect Donald Trump meets supporters after his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown. Natalie Keyssar for NPR hide caption toggle caption Natalie Keyssar for NPR President-elect Donald Trump meets supporters after his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown. At the end of October, Donald Trump spoke in Gettysburg, Pa., and released a plan for his first 100 days in office. The plan (below) outlines three main areas of focus: cleaning up Washington, including by imposing term limits on Congress; protecting American workers; and restoring rule of law. On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell mostly made nice with Trump but also shot down or expressed little enthusiasm in some of his plans. McConnell also threw some cold water on Trump's infrastructure plans, calling it not a top priority. "We look forward to working with him," McConnell said. What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. This is my pledge to you. Related:  2016 Election Aftermath

The election of Trump and the struggle ahead 1. The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is a shocking and dangerous turn of events--not only for the U.S., but for the entire world. It is a decisive shift, representing the latest failure of center-right and center-left parties in the advanced capitalist countries in the wake of the Great Recession, opening the way for the triumph of a candidate who used right-wing populism to stoke racism, xenophobia and reaction. Trump's electoral success on a platform of criminalizing immigrants--Muslims and Mexicans in particular--will give confidence to racist and anti-immigrant forces worldwide, such as the National Front in France, whose leader Marine Le Pen congratulated Trump and said that France would be next, and openly Nazi outfits like Greece's Golden Dawn. Trump's contempt for women, his history as a sexual predator and his vow to severely restrict abortion will boost reactionaries who want to roll back the gains of the women's movement in this country and beyond.

Liberalist|How to Make Sense of 2016 FOR a certain kind of liberal, 2016 stands as a rebuke. If you believe, as The Economist does, in open economies and open societies, where the free exchange of goods, capital, people and ideas is encouraged and where universal freedoms are protected from state abuse by the rule of law, then this has been a year of setbacks. Not just over Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, but also the tragedy of Syria, abandoned to its suffering, and widespread support—in Hungary, Poland and beyond—for “illiberal democracy”. As globalisation has become a slur, nationalism, and even authoritarianism, have flourished. In Turkey relief at the failure of a coup was overtaken by savage (and popular) reprisals. Faced with this litany, many liberals (of the free-market sort) have lost their nerve. Mill wheels In the past quarter-century liberalism has had it too easy. After so long in charge, liberals, of all people, should have seen the backlash coming. Liberals came up with a different answer.

Ideal Female Attractiveness Data The 'Ideal' Female Body Size, Over Time Female attractiveness is nebulous and varies over time and place. Both field and lab-based research have focused on quantifying female attractiveness and much of this research suggests that waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a reliable measure of female attractiveness. One might argue that the ideal American female form is typified by the body types seen in print or film. 5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win | MICHAEL MOORE Friends: I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. Never in my life have I wanted to be proven wrong more than I do right now. I can see what you’re doing right now. You need to exit that bubble right now. Well, folks, this isn’t an accident. Don’t get me wrong. But that is not how it works in America. Here are the 5 reasons Trump is going to win: Midwest Math, or Welcome to Our Rust Belt Brexit. Coming back to the hotel after appearing on Bill Maher’s Republican Convention special this week on HBO, a man stopped me. (Next week I will post my thoughts on Trump’s Achilles Heel and how I think he can be beat.) ALSO: Yours, Michael Moore

WT|America now shunning news media after 2016 election Inaccuracies, melodrama, bias, outrage: Journalists showcased plenty during election night news coverage which proved to be intense — and endless. The phenomenon has taken a toll. The weary nation appears to be peeved at the press, and that includes Democrats and Republicans alike who are literally turning away. “As America deals with the fallout of the election, 27 percent of the country is actively trying to avoid the news. “Very few — 11 percent — say that reading or watching the news has put them in a good mood in recent days,” he adds, noting that 3 percent of the Democrats and 26 percent of Republicans agree. Which leaves America in a cranky state, at least for the time being. “My mother shared the story of a friend of hers, an elderly lady who lost her husband this year, who had been previously invited by extended family to share Thanksgiving with them in the Northeast. SEE ALSO: Christian florist, 71, takes appeal to Washington Supreme Court in gay marriage case

The rise in selfie deaths and how to stop them - BBC Newsbeat Political and business establishment, not Trump, will run USA Sorry, but I find the ascent of Donald Trump more fascinating than frightening. If it's all going to be so terrible, how exactly is he going to make it happen? If you take literally all the things he's said he'll do, it will be a disaster. But anyone who believes all the things politicians say in the heat of election campaigns isn't too bright. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Turnbull: Trump a 'deal maker' and 'pragmatist' Turnbull's US refugee resettlement deal How to prove a Shakespearean play Trump wins: celebrations and concerns Fight for marriage equality Trump victory: will Australia have to 'muscle up'? Trump on economics When Lucy phoned Donald As is customary in presidential elections, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called to congratulate US President-elect Donald Trump, remarking that he's a deal maker and pragmatist. They voted for him because, in their anger with the business and political establishment, they wanted to give the system a kick up the bum. Start with the Republicans. Get it?

CNN|Hate crimes, racist graffiti after election; Trump says 'stop it' "They've been everywhere -- in schools, in places of business like Walmart, on the street," SPLC President Richard Cohen said. Critics accused Trump of fostering xenophobia and Islamophobia during the divisive presidential campaign. Recent days have witnessed ugly episodes of racist or anti-Semitic, pro-Trump graffiti along with threats or attacks against Muslims. The President-elect said he was "so saddened" to hear about vitriol hurled by some of his supporters against minorities. "If it helps, I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: Stop it," Trump told CBS' "60 Minutes." Not all incidents are spurred by Trump supporters. The election-related incidents follow a year of heightened attacks against Muslim Americans. Overall, reported hate crimes spiked 6%, but the number could be higher because many incidents go unreported, Lynch said. Here's what some Americans are dealing with across the country: Mosques get letters calling for genocide 'Go home' scrawled on car New York Gov.

Iconic 'Afghan girl' from 'National Geographic' arrested in Pakistan National Geographic's iconic, green-eyed Afghan Girl was arrested Wednesday at her home in , on charges she possessed a forged national identification card, authorities said. Shahid Ilyas, an official of the 's , told AFP that Sharbat Gula was arrested following a two-year investigation and could face up to 14 years in prison. Pakistan, and particularly the Peshawar area along the Afghan border, has been home to more than a million Afghans fleeing decades of war. Pakistan has been cracking down on fake national identification cards and has launched a verification program across the nation. Gula was about 12 years old in 1984 when war photographer shot her haunting portrait Afghan Girl, which appeared on the cover of the internationally renowned magazine's June 1985 edition. The photo became a symbol of the plight of refugees. In 2002, McCurry tracked Gula down to a remote Afghan village, where she was married to a baker and had three daughters.

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