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  • CNN Issues Statement On Trump's Plane Crashing Joke (video)

    12/02/2016 11:56:30 AM PST · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    FTVLive ^ | 12/2/2016 | Scott Jones
    This morning, FTVLive posted an EXCLUSIVE video of a CNN crew joking about President Donald Trump's plane crashing. FTVLive has obtained video of CNN's Suzanne Malveauxjoke before her live hit on CNN. The crew was waiting on Trump's appearance at the press conference and waiting for his plane to land. The CNN producer joked about Trump's plane crashing. CNN reacting to the FTVLive video said in statement that the Producer would be “disciplined.” “An unfortunate and inappropriate remark was made by one of our producers off camera yesterday,” CNN said. “We have apologized to the Trump transition team, and the...
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  • Stop right there: Michigan attorney general sues to stop recount

    12/02/2016 11:51:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Enough nonsense Michigan attorney general Bill Schuette is surely going to catch heat for this - criticism that he’s strictly acting out of partisan concern because he’s a Republican. And yes, Schuette is a very partisan Republican and has been one for a long time. And oh yes, he would certainly like to be our next governor. But no matter who he is, his legal argument is awfully solid that there is no valid reason for a recount of the presidential race in Michigan. It would be extremely time-consuming and expensive - and yes, the state would bear a huge...
  • Congressional Republicans might give ObamaCare a three-year sunset

    12/02/2016 11:50:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Complicated transitions I don’t like the sound of this, but I’m somewhat hopeful the worst possible interpretation of it is not accurate. Plus, it does come from the Worst Web Site in the World (at least until Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei complete the task of outdoing themselves), so maybe it’s all made up: Congressional Republicans are setting up their own, self-imposed deadline to make good on their vow to replace the Affordable Care Act. With buy-in from Donald Trump’s transition team, GOP leaders on both sides of the Capitol are coalescing around a plan to vote to repeal the...
  • Left Wets Bed Over Trump Rally

    12/02/2016 11:44:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | December 2, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And now the Green Party is saying, "We don't even support this. We didn't support Hillary. What's our candidate doing trying to get Hillary elected?" So the Green Party is abandoning Jill Stein. Anyway, what a way to end the week. Another busy broadcast week here at the EIB Network. Rush Limbaugh at 800-282-2882, and email address, It's Open Line Friday, which means I don't have to know anything about what you're calling about. I don't have to care about it. Monday through Thursday those two things are very important, but on Friday you can pretty...
  • Bisexual MILO Fan: Coming Out As Conservative Way More Frightening Than Coming Out As Gay

    12/02/2016 11:44:01 AM PST · by grundle · 2 replies
  • Trump's aide says law enforcement could continue investigation into Clinton email

    12/02/2016 11:43:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Democrat-Gazette | December 2, 2016 | The Associated Press
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  • Michigan's Attorney General Just Threw A Massive Wrench Into Jill Stein's Recount

    12/02/2016 11:42:20 AM PST · by · 13 replies
    Jill Stein has been relentlessly pushing for pointless recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan - three typically blue states that Trump managed to turn red this year. A recount is already underway in Wisconsin, although it is turning out to be far more costly than Stein had counted on and a judge recently ruled against her demand that every ballot be counted by hand. Trump won the Badger State by 22,000 votes. Stein's next target is Michigan, which Trump won by a narrower margin of just under 11,000 votes. She filed a petition demanding a recount on Wednesday. In response,...
  • Mark Dice: Military Intelligence Wants to Talk to Me about My YouTube Channel

    12/02/2016 11:42:02 AM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 31, 2016 | Mark Dice
  • Trump Team Says He Backs Disputed Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

    12/02/2016 11:37:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    NYT's ^ | 12/2/16 | ap
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump supports completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline in the Midwest, a policy that a spokesman says is not related to Trump's investments in a partnership building the $3.8 billion pipeline. Spokesman Bryan Lanza says in a memo to supporters Trump's backing for the pipeline near a North Dakota Indian reservation "has nothing to do with his personal investments" and is based on policy. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the memo. Trump's federal disclosure forms show he owned a small amount of stock in Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the pipeline builder, and...
  • What "Make America Great Again" Means to an Insane Democrat on CNN

    12/02/2016 11:31:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | December 2, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a sound bite you have to hear. I saw this one myself, as the show prep this morning, I'm watching CNN, and it's typical. You have the CNN infobabe anchorette, Carol Costello and then two anti-Trump Democrat strategists and Scottie Nell Hughes, a pro-Trump strategist. So three against one: Three anti-Trump, pro-Hillary against one. And they're ganging up on her, as per usual, but I want you to hear one of these guests, Symone Sanders. Carol Costello says (impression), "You know, Symone, I think that many of Mr. Trump's supporters out there don't consider themselves racist...
  • he monetary meltdown in Venezuela

    12/02/2016 11:29:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 2, 2016 | Francisco Toro
    Venezuela has run out of cash. Not metaphorically, mind you: The country literally doesn’t have enough cash to go around. Two weeks ago, facing an acute shortage of paper money, bank regulators capped cash withdrawals at 10,000 Venezuelan bolivars per day — about $5.25. As I write this, following an almighty rout on the black market, those same 10,000 bolivars are worth less than half that much: $2.17. (By the time you read this, the real number’s likely lower.)
  • Trump Chooses “Mad Dog” Mattis for Pentagon Chief

    12/02/2016 11:23:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Leftists foam at the mouth and gnash their teeth Obama foe and retired Marine Corps Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis will be the nation’s new Secretary of Defense if President-elect Donald Trump gets his way. “I will not tell you that one of our great, great generals—don’t let it outside of this room,” an impish Trump told a Cincinnati audience last night. “We are going to appoint ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as our secretary of defense ... but we are not announcing it until Monday, so don’t tell anyone. He’s great.”
  • As power shifts in Washington, pubcasting has allies in key posts (NPR/PBS)

    12/02/2016 11:23:35 AM PST · by Drango · 19 replies
    current ^ | November 30, 2016 | Patrick Butler
    The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States promises sweeping change in Washington, D.C., and members of the public broadcasting community are naturally asking what that may mean for us. Let’s start with what hasn’t changed. Three powerful congressional chairmen who support public broadcasting will continue in their key roles in both the House and Senate. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), a champion of public broadcasting since his father served as chairman of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Commission in the 1960s, continues as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who has helped us secure...
  • Trump Pentagon choice James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

    12/02/2016 11:21:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Current law says no one can serve as Secretary of Defense if he has served in the military at any time in the past seven years When even Trump-hater David French loves the choice, there must be something awfully special about Defense Secretary designee James Mattis: He is clear about the Iranian threat, has worked closely with Israel, and has served as the supreme allied commander of transformation for NATO and the chief of Central Command. In other words, few men have been as closely involved in American military planning and war fighting as Mattis. His speeches and statements are...
  • Armed man takes 7 people hostage in Paris travel agency – reports

    12/02/2016 11:20:12 AM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies ^ | 12/2/16 |
    Seven people have been taken hostage in a Paris travel agency office by an armed man, AFP reports citing police sources. The armed man in question appears to be a robber armed with a handgun, AFP reports. Police special forces are at the site, the French Lexpress reports, adding that law enforcers have cordoned off the area near the place where the hostages are held. Prise d'otages en cours #paris13 porte de choisy — Geoffrey_Kazmierczak (@geokzk) December 2, 2016 The incident has happened in the south of the French capital, at the Massena boulevard. On its official Twitter account,...
  • North Carolina man says he set wildfires because he was bored

    12/02/2016 11:19:37 AM PST · by Resettozero · 25 replies ^ | Dec 02, 2016 12:00 PM EST | Keith Mann
    ASHEVILLE, NC - A man charged with setting fires in western North Carolina told authorities he did it out of boredom. In court documents, U.S. Forest Service agent Brian Southard says Keith Mann of Franklin told him he set two fires in Macon County because "I was just bored." Media outlets report Mann also said he "wanted to see something burn" and didn't have much to live for after his wife left him. The 49-year-old was arrested Wednesday and charged with destroying real property by means of fire. The fires started Oct. 27 and Nov. 22 and burned 16 acres....
  • It's Obama, Not the American People, Who Won't Listen

    12/02/2016 11:15:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 2, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    You have to give President Barack Obama credit for one thing: consistency. Nothing is ever his fault. Nothing will ever be his fault. Faulting Fox News and the American people, on the other hand, now that's a different story. Do you remember when Obama traipsed around the country and desperately pleaded with Americans to vote for Hillary Clinton because his agenda and his legacy were on the ballot? He made a similar pitch before the shellacking his party took in the 2014 congressional elections. Yet did he acknowledge after this 2014 failing that he had anything to do with it?...
  • Kerry ‘Will Not Go Quietly Into the Night’ During Trump Administration

    12/02/2016 11:13:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies ^ | 11/29/16 | Chandler Gill
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in a Tuesday speech that he would not be silent during the Donald Trump administration, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday. Secretary of State John Kerry vowed to play a significant role in what he expects will be “one hell of a debate” about the country in the next few years. Kerry said he would not “go quietly into the night” during the Trump presidency, paraphrasing a poem by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. The poem’s refrain urges readers to “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
  • I Served With James Mattis. Here's What I Learned From Him.

    12/02/2016 11:12:49 AM PST · by dubyagee · 17 replies
    The ^ | Dec 2 2016 | Stanton Coerr
    America knows Gen. James Mattis as a character, Mad Dog Mattis, the font of funny quotes and Chuck Norris-caliber memes. Those of us who served with him know that he is a caring, erudite, warfighting general. We also know that there is a reason he uses the call-sign Chaos: he is a lifelong student of his profession, a devotee of maneuver warfare and Sun Tzu, the sort of guy who wants to win without fighting—to cause chaos among those he would oppose.
  • Senate Republicans Strip Religious Freedom Protection from Defense Spending Bill

    12/02/2016 11:12:08 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Senate Republicans have agreed to a deal that strips an amendment protecting religious freedom for faith-based organizations from a defense spending bill, making the measure more favorable to signature by outgoing resident Barack Obama. Obama threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) if the bill included the Russell Amendment, which applies religious freedom exemptions to federal grants and contracts. The NDAA is an annual piece of legislation that addresses Department of Defense budget and expenditures. The Russell Amendment restated current United States law via the First Amendment. The measure would have protected, for example, faith groups that run...
  • NUDES AT TEN Female presenters strip off to present news completely naked

    12/02/2016 11:11:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies ^ | 2nd December 2016, 12:08 am | By STAFF REPORTER
    The women carried out their interviews wearing absolutely no clothes for the 25 minute long show A GROUP of female presenters have all stripped completely naked to present the news in the nude. The girls all work for Naked News, a Canadian channel which claims to be the ‘programme with nothing to hide’. The women present the news completely naked for Naked News, which bills itself as 'the programme with nothing to hide' The programme is broadcast six days a week, with 25 minute bulletins showing the women carrying out interviews and presenting the big news stories of the day...
  • Obama's gift to Trump: A 'pretty solid' economy

    12/02/2016 11:11:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies ^ | 12/2/16 | Heather Long
    Unemployment is at its lowest level since 2007. Home prices are back at all-time highs. Growth is picking up. The economy expanded at a 3.2% annual rate from July through September. Even the middle class is (finally) getting a raise in pay. "President Trump really is inheriting an economy that's pretty solid," said Kevin Hassett, an economist at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, on CNBC Friday.
  • Meat products from 3D printer could be the new food for aged care homes and restaurants

    12/02/2016 11:10:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | December 1, 2016 | Sarina Locke
    Meat could be used in 3D printing to produce a soft food with specific nutrients and suitable for people who have problems with chewing or swallowing. By using a meat extract as ink, layer-by-layer, a food could be created that is as soft as butter and like meat, packed with nutrients. Meat and Livestock Australia was alerted to the possibility of red meat three-dimensional printing after seeing it done with chicken meat in Germany. The research, development and marketing body has investigated a way to turn every last bit of meat from the bone into a high value product and...
  • Pictured: San Bernardino terrorist smiles for the camera moments before slaughtering

    12/02/2016 11:06:49 AM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies ^ | 12/1/16 | Ashley Collman
    full title......................Pictured: San Bernardino terrorist smiles for the camera moments before slaughtering 14 colleagues with his wife because they were 'upset he had to attend Christmas party despite being Muslim'................................. Husband-and-wife Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 and injured 22 in a shooting in San Bernardino, California last December 2 Authorities now believe that the shooting may have been triggered by a mandatory Christmas party at Farook's work In an email obtained by investigators, Malik complains that a Muslim should not be forced to attend a holiday party steeped in another religion Farook attended part of the party before...
  • How I Saved My Marriage

    12/02/2016 10:59:30 AM PST · by rhett october · 9 replies
    Marriage Radio ^ | October 15, 2016 | Admin
    It’s not exactly a common conversation topic, even among the best of friends. At a typical local coffee shop you might overhear all kinds of home remedies and anecdotal evidence concerning a host of problems but I bet you have never heard someone start a sentence with, “How I saved my marriage was…” When it comes to marriage, privacy is important and I’m not going to say otherwise. I’m not going to suggest that we all should be transparent and open about the details of our marriage or that we should all have a brochure entitled, “How I saved my...
  • Kellogg Foundation Gave Big to Soros Organization, Tides Foundation

    12/02/2016 10:56:17 AM PST · by bobk333 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/02/16 | Lee Stranahan
    The institutional left’s funding behemoth W.K. Kellogg Foundation has partnered with and given major donations to George Soros’s Open Society Institute and the Tides Center as part of its massive push to promote a far-left agenda. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is the nonprofit arm of cereal and sweets giant Kellogg’s, based in Battle Creek, Michigan. The Kellogg Company is chiefly known for its breakfast brands, including Special K™ cereal, Eggo® waffles, and Pop-Tarts®; but its namesake nonprofit W.K. Kellogg Foundation is one of the largest institutional funders in the world and is the seventh largest philanthropic foundation in the United...
  • Why Aren't Police Allowed Humor?

    12/02/2016 10:53:40 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Freep | 12/2/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    As soon as Cops show any sense of joking, the vestal virgins of the left pile on them. I thought we needed Cops to laugh more, not less.
  • Bill Targeting “Russian Propaganda” Passes in House

    12/02/2016 10:53:32 AM PST · by Jaded · 21 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 12/1/16 | Kurt Nimmo
    H.R.6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, passed in the House of Representatives on November 30. The legislation deals with a number of intelligence-related issues, including Russian propaganda, or what the government calls propaganda. Section 501 calls for the government to counter “measures by Russia to exert covert influence … carried out in coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been hidden or not acknowledged publicly.”
  • Halal Slaughterhouse Operators Charged With Human Trafficking

    12/02/2016 10:52:55 AM PST · by Bodega · 8 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 02 Dec 2016 | John Binder
    Two Muslim businessmen who ran a Halal chicken slaughterhouse were arrested and charged by federal authorities for alleged human trafficking and harboring illegal immigrants for exploitation and monetary gain.
  • Part 2: “The task of childhood”

    12/02/2016 10:41:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Patrick Hahn
    Antipsychotics and Maryland foster children In an attempt to ensure psychotropic medications are being appropriately prescribed to children, the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program has established the Peer Review Program for Mental Health, in collaboration with the Behavioral Health Administration, the University of Maryland Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and School of Pharmacy, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Any prescription for antipsychotic medication to any child under 18 is automatically referred to the program.
  • Feds halt new citizenship approvals after Obama admin’s gaffe on background checks

    12/02/2016 10:40:39 AM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The government suspended naturalization ceremonies and banned officers from approving any new applications for citizenship earlier this week after realizing its background check system was broken and ineligible people may have been slipping through, a key congressman revealed Friday. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, whose office was tipped off to the monumental error, said he was stunned by the problem — and also by the fact that the administration never bothered to inform him of it. ... At this point we are not confident that proper FBI Name Checks have been run on certain ELIS cases. At this point...
  • The Greek Sponge Divers of Florida

    12/02/2016 10:39:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    And that is how real sponges arrived in fancy bath stores and were sold in beautiful packaging “Give me a word and I will show you that it comes from Greek.” —Mr. Portokalis, character in “My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding” Having experienced the excruciating ear pain from failure to equalize the pressure change underwater, I am in awe of any scuba diver who goes underwater to explore the depths of our oceans or, as is the case of pearl divers, to find exquisite pearls that adorn rare and expensive jewels. There are submersibles that operate at depths of 6,500 feet...
  • Springtime for Morsi: Review of 'Arab Fall' By Eric Trager

    12/02/2016 10:35:55 AM PST · by C19fan
    Commentary ^ | November 16, 2016 | Michael J. Totten
    4 shares A A Almost everyone got the Arab Spring wrong. At a casual glance, the Middle East and North Africa appeared to be sprouting political liberals like daisies at the tail end of 2010, when a nonviolent revolution in Tunisia spread to Egypt, Libya, and Syria. Tunisia’s autocratic Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fell in a matter of weeks, followed a month later by Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak. Rebellions then broke out in Libya against the tyrannical Muammar Qaddafi and in Syria against Bashar al-Assad.
  • CNN Apologizes to Trump After Crew Caught Joking About His Plane Crashing

    12/02/2016 10:34:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 2, 2016 | Ryan Parker
    The network says the producer had been "disciplined." CNN has apologized to Donald Trump after a producer was caught on camera joking with reporter Suzanne Malveaux about the president-elect's plane crashing. The remark was made before a live shot on Thursday. The unidentified producer, in footage obtained and posted on YouTube by Scott Jones of FTV Live, can be heard saying "That means his plane’s crashed. No, I'm kidding." CNN released a statement Friday saying the producer had been "disciplined." “An unfortunate and inappropriate remark was made by one of our producers off camera yesterday," CNN said in its statement....
  • Letter to America's CEOs from PENZYS Spice

    12/02/2016 10:31:28 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 82 replies
    Dear CEO, Please give us a moment to share something we hope you will find very valuable. Our customers come from all walks of life. The kindness of cooks knows no borders or divides. In the aftermath of the election, seeing the intentional damage inflicted on so many outside the white heterosexual male world, we raised our voice. We felt we had to. We did this because we are Penzeys. The Spice business is so intertwined with history that it's not really possible to have one without the other. It became clear to us that we are now in a...
  • Here's How Many Manufacturing Jobs We've Lost Since Obama Took Office

    12/02/2016 10:30:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | December 2, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    As the media begins to draw a pretty picture about the November jobs report, namely that unemployment has dropped to 4.6 percent, its lowest level in nine years, they are unlikely to tell you the other part of the story. The labor force participation rate continues to decline and is stuck at a rate we haven't seen since February 1978, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It gets worse. Last month, we lost 4,000 manufacturing jobs, offering more damage to the already 301,000 we've lost since President Obama took office. The Republican National Committee says that is going to change under President-elect...
  • Dem bill requires TSA to develop transgender screening plan

    12/02/2016 10:30:21 AM PST · by kevcol · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 2, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., introduced legislation this week aimed at changing airport security screening procedures for transgender people. . . . Rice and other Democrats said machines require screeners to select "male" or "female" in order to configure the scanner for each person. "This protocol may be well-suited to screen some cisgender passengers, but they do so at the expense of singling out transgender or gender nonconforming individuals whose physical appearances may not necessarily match their biological sex," Democrats wrote. "Cisgender" is a term that refers to anyone who isn't transgender.
  • Evidence of potentially widespread voter fraud emerges in Nevada

    12/02/2016 10:26:42 AM PST · by TheRef · 14 replies
    Political Ref ^ | 12/02/16
    12/02/16   Evidence of potentially widespread voter fraud emerges in Nevada Edward Snowden and Waylon Jennings are both registered to vote in Nevada's 15th district Photos were modified 1 | 2 Nevada is one of the only states where Hillary over performed her polls The real reason recounts were requested in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania is that Hillary polled better in those states than she actually performed on election day. We know now that Hillary polled better almost everywhere than she actually performed because polling systemically overestimated Democratic turnout.In at least one state, however, she actually polled worse than she...
  • Live by identity politics, die by identity politics

    12/02/2016 10:25:33 AM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-02-16 | DrJohn
    For all of barack obama's tenure as President of the US democrats have savaged every criticism of obama as racism. It was the multi-tool dog whistle, blown at every opportunity. Eric Holder, the AG for "my people" , saw racism in every obama criticism. hillary clinton saw racism in opposing obama. The infection spread even to ESPN. It never stopped: Alas, another reporter asked me the same question I have been repeatedly asked for the past five years.  “As an African-American, why are you a member of the Tea Party?”  It dawned on me to ask the reporter, “If you are a...
  • CNN’s Camerota Suggests Trump Used ‘Threat’ to Get Carrier Deal

    12/02/2016 10:21:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Nice little company you got there. Wouldn’t want to see nuthin’ happen to it . . . CNN’s Alisyn Camerota suggested this morning that Donald Trump used a “threat” against United Technologies to get its Carrier subsidiary to agree to keep manufacturing jobs in Indiana. Even the Indianapolis Star reporter who had criticized the deal as being “an extremely expensive campaign promise” took issue with Camerota’s suggestion of a “threat.” CNN: the network that would depict President-elect Trump as using mob-boss tactics. View the video here.
  • FBI to gain expanded hacking powers as Senate effort to block fails

    12/02/2016 10:15:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/1/16 | Dustin Volz
    A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the U.S. government's hacking powers failed Wednesday, despite concerns the changes would jeopardize the privacy rights of innocent Americans and risk possible abuse by the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden attempted three times to delay the changes, which will take effect on Thursday and allow U.S. judges will be able to issue search warrants that give the FBI the authority to remotely access computers in any jurisdiction, potentially even overseas. His efforts were blocked by Senator John Cornyn of Texas,...
  • Deadlock: Board vote means Michigan presidential hand recount may proceed

    12/02/2016 10:13:09 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 57 replies
    Detroit Free Press ^ | December 2, 2016 | Paul Egan
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  • December 2, 1823: the Monroe Doctrine

    12/02/2016 10:12:56 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 2 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 12/02/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    The Monroe Doctrine means what it has meant since President Monroe and John Quincy Adams enunciated it, and that is that we would oppose a foreign power extending its power to the Western Hemisphere, and that is why we oppose what is happening in Cuba today. That is why we have cut off our trade. This is why we worked in the OAS and in other ways to isolate the Communist menace in Cuba. This is why we continue to give a good deal of our effort and attention to it. ~ President John F. Kennedy, news conference, 29 August...
  • Flashback: That Time Obama Mocked Trump For Not Having a 'Magic Wand' to Keep Carrier Jobs in US

    12/02/2016 10:08:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | December 2, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    In the wake of Carrier announcing they were moving jobs from Indiana to Mexico, President Obama told one of the company's employees during a June town hall meeting there was nothing that could be done about the trend of jobs leaving America. “What can we look forward to in the future as far as jobs, employment, whatever? Because all of our jobs have left or [are] in the process of leaving, sir,” Eric Cottonham asked the president. Part of Obama’s response included telling Cottonham that some jobs that were leaving wouldn’t be returning. “What we have to do is to...
  • Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal, Retaliate Against U.S. for New Sanctions

    12/02/2016 10:05:57 AM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 2, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Iran is threatening to walk away from the nuclear deal with the United States and pursue forms of retaliation, including a national boycott of American goods, as a result of Congress’s overwhelming vote on Thursday to level new sanctions against Iran for another 10 years, according to multiple comments by senior Iranian officials. ... Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani hotly criticized the United States during Iran’s weekly national Friday prayer service, urging the country’s leaders to retaliate against America. “Nothing but hostility is expected from the U.S., but as said before, now it’s time for retaliation,” the cleric was quoted...
  • Singaporean Immigrant MILO Fan: We Must Defeat The Left [three minute video]

    12/02/2016 10:05:25 AM PST · by grundle · 2 replies
  • How a Trump administration could shape the internet

    12/02/2016 10:03:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2016 11:27 AM EST | Tali Arbel
    Under a President Donald Trump, cable and phone companies could gain new power to influence what you do and what you watch online — not to mention how much privacy you have while you’re at it. Republicans who generally oppose regulation seem likely to take charge at the Federal Communications Commission, the government’s primary telecom regulator. That alone could mean the end of rules designed to protect privacy and individual choice on the internet. Those rules were enacted over the past several years under the Obama administration. Under Trump, “the FCC will be a lot more focused on getting government...
  • Philippines' Duterte gets Trump invite during 'animated' call: aide

    12/02/2016 10:02:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 2, 2016 | Manuel Mogato and David Brunnstrom
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke on the telephone on Friday with Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte and invited him to the White House next year during a "very engaging, animated" talk, an aide to Duterte said. The call lasted just over seven minutes, Duterte's special advisor, Christopher Go, said in a text message to media. The conversation came amid tension and uncertainty between the United States and the Philippines after months of anti-American rhetoric from Duterte, fueled by his anger over the Obama administration's concerns about his deadly war on drugs. Though Duterte has spoken of his optimism for better ties...
  • Emails: LGBT law cost N. Carolina project with 700 jobs

    12/02/2016 9:58:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2016 12:26 PM EST
    Internal emails show that city and state officials blame a North Carolina law limiting LGBT protections for a company’s decision to pick another state for a new project that includes 700 jobs. The Charlotte Observer reports it obtained emails showing the law known as HB2 was cited as a key factor in CoStar Group’s decision not to put its hub in Charlotte. …