Nikki Haley

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Will Big Lies Insinuate Themselves Into Trump Policies?
Troubling times, as the line between fact and fiction blurs

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for United Nations ambassador, should remind those in his inner circle that fake news has serious consequences, writes Mary C. Curtis. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

There is the big lie, the ‘Elvis is alive and kidnapped my baby and they were all sucked up into a spaceship’ kind of lie so beloved by supermarket tabloids and fringe websites. “Pizzagate” falls into that category. When you hear a conspiracy theory about underground tunnels and a child-abuse ring involving government officials and a pizza parlor in Washington, D.C., all you can do is shake your head — that is, unless you’re a guy with a rifle who decides to “self-investigate,” and ends up terrorizing a neighborhood.

Then there’s another kind of statement that sounds a little more reasonable than Elvis and aliens, but has a similar relation to the truth — the tales of millions of illegal and fraudulent voters who usurped my popular vote win or cost me that governorship, or of inner cities as unrelieved cauldrons of criminals, minorities and hopelessness. These stories are whispered by those who should know better, then repeated by more and more people in power. Uttered with a straight face, furrowed brow and a wheelbarrow full of fake concern, they insinuate themselves into policy that can change the character of our country.

Judge Trump With an Open Mind
Critics should hope he succeeds, then put up a better candidate in 2020

Whether Donald Trump selects Mitt Romney for secretary of State will tell a lot about his interest in burying hatchets, Jonathan Allen writes. (CQ Roll Call file photo)e

If Donald Trump is willing and able to turn the page on the ugliness of his campaign for president, so, too, should the 65 million Americans who voted against him.

Trump’s critics should stop worrying about “normalizing” him and start assessing him by the actions he takes during the transition and as president. The question isn’t whether Trump is normal — for better and worse he is not — but whether the policies he pursues adhere to the fervor and fury of his candidacy or the sobriety that tends to wash over presidents as they take office.

Trump to Pick Nikki Haley as U.N. Ambassador
South Carolina governor, president-elect have complicated history

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley earned praise for navigating through the Confederate battle flag controversy. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President-elect Donald Trump is expected Wednesday to nominate South Carolina Gov. Nikki R. Haley to be his ambassador to the United Nations, according to multiple media outlets.

A source familiar with the decision confirmed Haley’s selection to Roll Call. The Post and Courier newspaper in Charleston first reported the news early Wednesday.

The Veep Trump Needs, But Won't Get
South Carolina's Nikki Haley could bring balance and intelligence

Can Donald Trump make a deal with Nikki Haley? (Photo By Bill Clark/Roll Call)

Donald Trump has proclaimed himself the king of the deal, so let's see him make this one-- getting Gov. Nikki Haley to be his running mate.  It might be the only move he could make between now and the Republican convention that could move delegates from #NeverTrump to #MaybeTrump and ease his path to the nomination in the face of a party apparatus that just doesn't seem to want him to win.  

Getting Haley to agree to join a Trump ticket would probably be the highest hurdle for Trump to clear. The South Carolina governor first endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for president, but when that didn't work out, she said she'd vote for Ted Cruz instead.  

Watch Live: Gov. Nikki Haley Gives GOP SOTU Response

Haley will deliver the GOP response to Obama's final State of the Union address. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Gov. Nikki R. Haley, R-S.C., delivers the Republican rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address.

Coverage begins following the conclusion of Obama’s remarks.