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  • GOP files federal appeal but Michigan presidential recount continues

    12/05/2016 1:10:49 PM PST · by dirtboy · 63 replies
    12/5/2016 | Paul Egan
    http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/05/gop-files-federal-appeal-stop-michigan-recount/95005692/ Link only
  • Michigan Court of Appeals Agrees to Hear Recount Case

    12/05/2016 10:34:28 AM PST · by usafa92 · 68 replies
    AG Bill Schuette ^ | 12/5/2016 | Bill Schuette
    Just the link to AG Schuette's Twitter. Account. The tweet reads Michigan Court of Appeals, not the MI SC or the US Court of Appeals. Will monitor going forward. As news reports come in, we can perhaps keep this as the running thread.
  • U.S. Set to Take Refugees Rejected by Australia

    12/05/2016 8:25:29 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 54 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 12/2/2016 | Staff
    Republicans in the House and Senate sent a letter to Obama administration officials this week, demanding more details about nearly 2,500 refugees the U.S. is taking from Australian. The refugees, who originate from some of the world’s most dangerous countries, have apparently been rejected by the Australian government. Now, lawmakers want to know why these refugees – too dangerous for Papua New Guinea and Nauru – are perfectly welcome inside the United States. From Fox News: In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry, key lawmakers Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and...
  • Green Party asks US court to order Pennsylvania recount

    12/05/2016 7:19:27 AM PST · by dirtboy · 79 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Green Party-backed lawyers want a federal judge to order a recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election result, won by Republican Donald Trump. A federal lawsuit filed Monday morning in Philadelphia names state elections officials and says Pennsylvania's barriers to a recount violate voters' constitutional rights.
  • Donald Trump names Ben Carson for housing and urban development secretary

    12/05/2016 3:53:06 AM PST · by usafa92 · 194 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/5/2016 | Reena flores
    Dr. Ben Carson will be Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the president-elect’s transition team confirmed Monday morning. “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” Mr. Trump said in a statement released by his team.”We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans. He is a...
  • Euro skids as Italy votes 'No' on reform, dollar in demand

    12/04/2016 3:45:55 PM PST · by aquila48 · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 4, 2016 | Wayne Cole
    The euro slid in Asia on Monday after exit polls showed Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi clearly losing a constitutional referendum that could end his career and destabilize the country's shaky banking system. The single currency dropped to $1.0577 in thin trade, after starting around $1.0645 earlier. The dollar was underpinned by expectations of a U.S. rate rise this month, and even held its ground on the safe-haven yen at 113.20. Dealers said Italian bonds were set to come under pressure as top-rated U.S. Treasuries and German bunds gained. Asian investors are often reluctant to trade on European developments, preferring...
  • Renzi announces intention to resign after losing crucial reform referendum

    12/04/2016 3:33:16 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 4, 2016 | Phillip Tutt
    <p>Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has announced his intention to resign after suffering what looks set to be a humiliating defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution, throwing the country and the euro zone into confusion.</p>
  • Italian Referendum: PM Matteo Renzi Suffers Heavy Defeat, Exit Polls Suggest

    12/04/2016 2:37:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 72 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/04/2016 | BBC News
    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has suffered a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution, exit polls suggest. An exit poll on state broadcaster RAI suggests 42-46% voted to back reform, compared with 54-58% voting No. Two other polls gave the No vote a similar lead of at least 10 points. Mr Renzi, who has said he would resign if he lost the vote, is due to make a statement at midnight (23:00 GMT) from his official residence in Rome. The referendum was regarded as a barometer of anti-establishment sentiment in Europe. The vote asked...
  • Bolton on Trump's Taiwan Call: "Nobody In Beijing Gets To Dictate Who We Talk To"

    12/04/2016 2:13:36 PM PST · by quesney · 85 replies
    "It is ridiculous to think that a phone call upsets decades of anything," he said. "But I do think it is important that people understand that the President of the United States should talk to whoever he wants, if he thinks it is in the interests of the U.S. Nobody in Beijing gets to dictate who we talk to. My view has been for some time that we should be upgrading our relations with Taiwan, and I know that is going to caus heartburn in Beijing, but it is a reality." "This is a nation of over 20 million people....
  • Far-right concedes defeat in Austrian presidential election – live

    12/04/2016 9:02:55 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 54 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 4, 2016
    The far-right Austrian presidential candidate Norbert Hofer’s campaign manager, Herbert Kickl, has conceded his candidate’s defeat to former Greens leader Alexander Van der Bellen, Reuters reports. Kickl told the state broadcaster: The bottom line is it didn’t quite work out. In this case the establishment - which pitched in once again to block, to stonewall and to prevent renewal - has won. Also: If confirmed, the margin of Van der Bellen’s forecast win over Hofer in Austria is a major surprise. Polls in the run-up to the vote had the two candidates neck-and-neck, with several putting the far-right Freedom party’s...
  • Cheney To CNN's Barbara Starr: Trump Took Us To Point Where We Don't Need You Guys Anymore

    12/04/2016 7:51:47 AM PST · by jennychase · 163 replies
    RCP ^ | 4/12/2016 | Ian Schwartz
    I think one of the reasons people get so concerned about the tweets is it is sort of a way around the press. He doesn't have to rely upon, uh, rely upon -- this is the modern era, modern technology. He's at the point where we don't need you guys anymore.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 December 2016

    12/04/2016 4:49:40 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 316 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 December 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Dec 4th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Kellyanne Conway, former campaign manager for Donald Trump; Karen Finney, former spokeswoman for Clinton campaign; Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): To be announced (means can't find a convincing liar).FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.THIS WEEK (ABC): Vice President-elect Mike Pence; Gen. David Petraeus, former CIA director.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Conway ; Robby Mook, former campaign...
  • Congress authorizes Trump to arm Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles (McCain)

    12/04/2016 12:30:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 158 replies
    Al-Monitor The Pulse of the Middle East ^ | December 2, 2016 | Julian Pecquet
    Congress authorizes Trump to arm Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles The House voted for the first time today to explicitly authorize the incoming Donald Trump administration to arm vetted Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles. Summary Today, the House passed a defense bill that conditionally allows the provision of MANPADs to anti-Syrian regime forces. Author Julian Pecquet Posted December 2, 2016 While the language in the annual defense bill also creates restrictions on the provision of the controversial weapons, it represents a win for Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., a fervent advocate of helping the rebels resist President...
  • Green Party drops PA case, plans to go federal

    12/04/2016 1:06:55 AM PST · by tank_sherman · 177 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 3, 2016 | Marc Levy / Associated Press
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday night that had sought to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, in what Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had framed as an effort to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated. But later Saturday night, the party announced it’ll go to federal court instead. A statement from the lead lawyer for the recount campaign says it’ll seek an emergency federal court order for the recount. It says barriers to a recount in...
  • Over in PA: Stein Withdraws Election Challenge,

    12/03/2016 3:06:35 PM PST · by LS · 333 replies
    Twitter | 12/3/2016 | Self
    Plaintiffs withdraw recount/contest. It's over.
  • Challenge to presidential election in Pennsylvania is over [Pennsylvania recount challenge dropped!]

    12/03/2016 3:04:49 PM PST · by roostercogburn · 73 replies
    ABC 27 News ^ | December 3, 2016 | By Dave Marcheskie
    Green Party drops challenge.
  • Breaking--Nine Alarm Fire in Cambridge, MA

    12/03/2016 1:06:12 PM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 168 replies
    patch.com ^ | 12/03/2016 | Mike Caraggi
    There is a massive nine-alarm fire blazing in Cambridge near Berkshire and York Streets. Nine alarms are the most that can be called. Firefighters from communities well outside the area being called in. Cambridge police are asking that the public avoid the area. Multiple buildings are on fire, including a church. At least one building has reportedly collapsed. Fire companies from all corners are on-scene to assist, including from Boston, Newton, Waltham and Wakefield.
  • Leverage Maneuver - Trump Talks Openly With Taiwan President

    12/02/2016 8:13:19 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 90 replies
    CNN via The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 2, 2016 | CNN posted by Sundance
    Ok, this one strategic maneuver has just pegged my too-much-winning needle on max overdrive. Donald Trump took a congratulatory phone call from the President of Taiwan, and now the Chinese will be apoplectic. Those of you who have been with us for a while, will note our arguments against China’s MFN (Most Favored Nation) trade status have continually fallen on deaf ears within DC. Why? Because they are political ears paid to remain necessarily deaf, while various Chinese national interests have taken influence over our legislative priorities on trade and commerce.
  • TV news executives are not seeing a bidding war for Fox News star Megyn Kelly

    12/03/2016 1:48:44 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 186 replies
    LA Times via Drudge ^ | 12/2/16 | Stephen Battaglio
    Megyn Kelly’s bestselling memoir is called “Settle for More,” but the star anchor may have to settle for less money if she decides to leave the Fox News Channel. Kelly is said to have not made up her mind about staying with Fox News beyond the end of her contract in July, even with an offer of more than $20 million a year to stay, which would put her in the same income bracket as NBC’s “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer. So far no other networks have offered to top Fox’s figure, according to network news executives and agents familiar with...
  • PA Tally Complete: Trump Wins by 45,000 Votes [update at reply 50]

    12/02/2016 7:50:04 PM PST · by LS · 204 replies
    per @RichardWeaving (Twitter) | 12/2/2016 | self/Twitter
    Pennsylvania final numbers Trump Beat Hillary by over 45,000 votes Decision Desk HQ Trump 2,961,875 Clinton 2,915,440
  • Ford Open to Deals With Trump to Keep Jobs in U.S., CEO Says

    12/02/2016 7:24:31 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 81 replies
    bloomberg ^ | December 2, 2016 | Keith Naughton
    <p>Ford Motor Co. is willing to work with Donald Trump to keep jobs in the U.S. if he puts the right policies in place, the automaker’s chief executive officer said.</p> <p>“We will be very clear in the things we’d like to see,” Mark Fields said in an exclusive interview at Bloomberg offices in Southfield, Michigan. “We’ll continue to advocate for currency-manipulation rules to promote free and fair trade. One of our priorities is making sure fuel-economy standards reflect market realities, tax reform in general we would be very supportive of, and the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles.”</p>
  • USC faculty member fatally stabbed on campus, suspect in custody

    12/02/2016 7:13:41 PM PST · by usar91B · 74 replies
    Daily News ^ | 12/2/2016 | By Staff and wire reports
    One person, a male faculty member, has been fatally stabbed on the USC campus and a suspect is in custody. The victim is a man, approximately 25 years old, says Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Just after 4:30 p.m., firefighter paramedics responded to a reported stabbing on the 3600 block of McClintock Avenue, located on campus near the Seeley G. Mudd building and the school’s running track. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Stewart said. No other injuries have been reported. USC’s college newspaper The Daily Trojan reported on Twitter that police locked down the...
  • Deadlock: Board vote means Michigan presidential hand recount may proceed

    12/02/2016 10:13:09 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 119 replies
    Detroit Free Press ^ | December 2, 2016 | Paul Egan
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  • Trump Effect – Mexico’s Central Bank Chief Resigns…

    12/02/2016 7:24:45 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 69 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Sundance
    Media reports of Agustin Carstens resignation as chief of Mexico’s central bank have left MSM pundits and even business analysts scratching their heads. It appears no-one has any idea why Carstens is leaving… well, almost no-one.
  • AG Schuette files lawsuit to stop recount of Michigan's presidential election results

    12/02/2016 7:24:40 AM PST · by dirtboy · 71 replies
    WDIV online ^ | 12/2/2016 | John Steckroth
    LANSING, Mich. - Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Friday that he filed a lawsuit on behalf of the people of Michigan to stop a request by Green Party candidate Jill Stein to recount the state’s presidential election results by hand. The suit asks the Michigan Court of Appeals to order the Michigan Board of Canvassers to reject the request and says that the Michigan statute authorizing recounts requires the petitioning candidate to demonstrate that she was “aggrieved” by fraud or mistake. “Michigan voters rejected Stein’s candidacy by massive margins but her refusal to accept that state-verified result poses an expensive...
  • Trump Team Moves To Block Pennsylvania Recount

    12/02/2016 4:49:30 AM PST · by drewh · 92 replies
    Attorneys for President-elect Donald Trump have moved to block the vote recount in Pennsylvania, adding to complaints filed to stop similar proceedings in Michigan and Wisconsin. “Despite being no more than a blip on the electoral radar, Stein has now commandeered Pennsylvania’s electoral process, with an eye toward doing the same to the Electoral College,” the complaint filed Thursday states. “There is no evidence — or even an allegation — that any tampering with Pennsylvania’s voting systems actually occurred.” The filing comes on the heels of the Trump camp’s complaint reported earlier Thursday in Michigan dismissing Green Party candidate Jill...
  • Congress reacts to Trump's 'Mad Dog' Mattis pick

    12/01/2016 7:33:42 PM PST · by kevcol · 123 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 1, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    The Senate Armed Services chair vowed to help move Mattis through the upper chamber's confirmation process. McCain, who will chair Mattis's confirmation hearing, told the Washington Examiner that he would write the bill to grant Mattis a waiver of the seven-year rule. Not all lawmakers agreed on that Thursday night. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, D-N.Y., a former Hillary Clinton supporter, said she is against changing that rule in order to accommodate Mattis. "While I respect Gen Mattis's service, I oppose a waiver-civilian control of our military is a fundamental principle of American democracy," Gillibrand tweeted.
  • Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense

    12/01/2016 1:17:17 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 359 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across the Middle East to run the Pentagon less than four years after he hung up his uniform, according to people familiar with the decision.
  • Trump Campaign Files Objection to Multi-Million Dollar Taxpayer-Funded 1% Recount

    12/01/2016 1:04:44 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 65 replies
    MIGOP ^ | 12-1-2016
    Trump Campaign Files Objection to Multi-Million Dollar Taxpayer-Funded 1% Recount LANSING, Mich., Dec. 1, 2016 – Michigan Republican Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel blasted the Stein campaign, citing the objection filed with the Board of Canvassers challenging the ridiculous petition for recount which will cost taxpayers millions of dollars but not change the outcome of the election to anything different than Donald Trump winning Michigan and Jill Stein coming in fourth place by a margin of more than 2.2 million votes. “Jill Stein’s 1% temper tantrum cannot go unchecked,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel. “Stein is not an...
  • President François Hollande of France Won’t Seek Re-Election

    12/01/2016 12:00:41 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Aurelien Breeden
    PARIS — President François Hollande stunned France on Thursday when he announced that he would not run for a second term in next year’s presidential election. In a televised address from the Élysée Palace, Mr. Hollande said that he was “aware of the risks” of a candidacy that would not “rally” enough people to it. “I have thus decided not to be a candidate in the presidential elections,” Mr. Hollande said. Mr. Hollande, a Socialist, ended weeks of speculation about his intentions to participate in a re-election bid that few observers thought he could win. He has had some of...
  • Wisconsin Recount Results: Updates, Videos & Photos

    12/01/2016 11:54:52 AM PST · by stylin19a · 185 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/01/2016 | Jessica McBride
    Up to the minute updates of various Wisc. recount counties.
  • LIVE:2 Trump Rallies 12/01/2016 Carrier Plant Indianapolis,IN 2PM & Cincinnati, OH @ 7pm ET

    12/01/2016 3:27:25 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,082 replies
    Thursday, December 1, 2016: Live streaming coverage of President-Elect Trump and VP-Elect Pence’s announcement at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis. Coverage begins at 2:00 PM. Thursday, December 1, 2016: Live streaming coverage President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s Thank You rally in Cincinnati, OH at the US Bank Arena. Live coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET with the event scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM ET.
  • More Bad News For Jill Stein As Pennsylvania Judge Blocks Recount Petitions

    12/01/2016 8:48:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/01/2016
    As most people are still trying to figure out exactly what Jill Stein is doing and why she's doing it, a judge in Montgomery County Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia, has decided he's seen enough.  After hearing arguments from attorneys representing Jill Stein’s campaign and the Montgomery County Board of Elections, Judge Bernard A. Moore dismissed the petitions of voters in 78 precincts to recount votes or forensically analyze voting machines due a lack of evidence and improperly filed petitions.  Per The Times Herald of Montgomery County: “What we keep going back to is that our voting machines are...
  • EXCLUSIVE: MEGYN KELLY MAY JUMP NETWORKS [update: CNN Wants]

    12/01/2016 7:01:12 AM PST · by mandaladon · 234 replies
    DRUDGE ^ | 1 Dec 2016
    Developing
  • Lifelong Dem Carrier Employee Praises Trump: Done More For Us In 3 Weeks Than Obama Has In 9 Months

    12/01/2016 6:25:50 AM PST · by xzins · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 1st, 2016 | Aleister
    This is the second Carrier employee to go on the record praising Donald Trump in two days. These folks are extremely grateful to Trump for saving their jobs and many of them are Democrats! This man’s name is Rick Link. He’s a lifelong Democrat who voted for Trump and he’s pretty happy about keeping his job. On FOX and Friends, Steve Doocy asked him why he voted for Trump and he said: “He spoke to me. He hit a chord inside me, he was talking to the working man. He was talking to the middle class. And you know, we’re...
  • Mexican official: Carrier will ‘suffer’ by keeping jobs in US

    12/01/2016 12:34:01 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2016 | By Mark Hensch
    A Mexican lawmaker says Carrier’s deal with President-elect Donald Trump keeping about 1,000 manufacturing jobs in the U.S. will only hurt the air conditioning giant. “The implications are very serious, not only for Nuevo Leon, but for Carrier,” Sen. Marcella Guerra said Wednesday of Carrier’s decision and its impact on her state, according to The Associated Press. “The one who is going to suffer from this is the company…because their products are going to be more expensive. I understand the fight, because it is same fight all we politicians carry out.” Trump’s team and Carrier announced late Tuesday they had...
  • Erdogan: Turkish forces are in Syria to end Assad's rule

    11/30/2016 9:28:26 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 83 replies
    R T ^ | 11-29-16 | Staff
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the Turkish Army entered Syria to end the rule of President Bashar Assad, whom he accused of terrorism and causing the deaths of thousands.....
  • Mexico disappointed at Carrier agreement to keep jobs in US

    11/30/2016 8:36:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 108 replies
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Officials in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon expressed disappointment Wednesday at Carrier Corp.'s announcement it will keep hundreds of jobs in the United States rather than send them south of the border. Carrier said it had made a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep the jobs at its plant in Indiana. Carrier currently operates one plant in Nuevo Leon and has built but not yet occupied another one there as part of a planned $200 million expansion. "The implications are very serious, not only for Nuevo Leon, but for Carrier," Sen. Marcela Guerra said....
  • Fund to Help Victims of Tragic Smoky Mountain Wildfires

    11/30/2016 8:22:07 PM PST · by NellieMae · 40 replies
    http://dollywoodfoundation.org/ Here is a link to help out those affected by the horrible wildfires in the Smoky Mountains. There have been over 14,000 people evacuated,at least seven dead,several missing and hundreds of homes and businesses have been totally destroyed. The impact on that area will be tremendous for a long time.
  • Grahamnesty 2.0! Lindsey Graham Is Prepping A ‘Dreamers’ Bill

    11/30/2016 6:19:58 PM PST · by pissant · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11.30.16 | Chris Datoc
    It’s not even December, and one Senate Republican is already undermining Donald Trump’s plans in regards to the country’s broken immigration system. Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham told Politico Wednesday that he is working with Senate Democrats to propose legislation guaranteeing young illegal immigrants the protections outlined in President Obama’s wide-ranging executive actions on immigration. Donald Trump promised throughout the election that he would repeal all of Obama’s executive actions, which would leave the 740,000 “Dreamers” legally living in the America through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program open to deportation. “The worst outcome is to repeal the...
  • Keith Lamont Scott killing: No charges against officer, DA says

    11/30/2016 11:46:06 AM PST · by Enchante · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | November 30, 2016 | Holly Yan, Rolando Zenteno and Brian Todd
    Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN)The officer who fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott won't face charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday, closing a two-month investigation into the killing that led to heated protests and divided the city of Charlotte. Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray said he didn't reach the decision alone; a total of 15 prosecutors unanimously agreed that Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Brentley Vinson was justified in shooting Scott on September 20 in an apartment complex parking lot.
  • Anti-Trump Forces Planning 'All Out' Legal Assault on Electoral College (lawsuits in 29 states)

    11/30/2016 9:50:35 AM PST · by drewh · 221 replies
    Law News.com ^ | | 8:38 am, November 30th, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    Anti-Trump forces are apparently planning an all out legal assault on the Electoral College in a last ditch effort to keep Donald Trump from taking office in the White House. The plan? To file legal action in all 29 states which have laws that prohibit electors from “voting their conscience.” In other words, laws that prevent electors from going against the state’s popular vote. The inside scoop on what is being planned: Leaders of the effort, mainly Democrats, have plans to challenge laws in the 29 states that force electors to support their party’s candidate. Those laws have never been...
  • Pelosi holds onto leadership

    11/30/2016 8:56:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/16 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a closed-door vote prompted largely by Donald Trump’s unlikely ascension to the White House. Pelosi got 134 votes to Ryan's 63. The victory sends a message that while there's a growing appetite for major changes in the party's leadership structure and messaging tactics, it's not strong enough to loosen Pelosi's grip on a liberal-heavy group that's rarely challenged her authority. Ryan and his supporters had argued that the Democrats' grim performance in this year's elections — the...
  • Senate Dems Pen Letter Indicating Fight Against Jeff Sessions’ AG Nomination

    11/30/2016 7:57:13 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Senate Democrats are making it clear that Sen. Jeff Sessions will not have an easy time being confirmed as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s first attorney general. In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Democrats on the committee pushed for extensive confirmation hearings, indicating that they plan resistance, despite the fact that they referred to him as “a colleague” with whom they “have a personal and cordial relationship.” The senators also requested that Grassley allow for outside witnesses to testify on Sessions’ track record on immigration, civil and voting rights, women’s rights, and government oversight due...
  • The Green Party has disowned Dr. Jill Stein

    11/30/2016 6:05:40 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Chaos reigns in the liberal/left alt universe following its defeat in the presidential elections with members turning on each other. While Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein is pushing forward with her online begging to fund her presidential recount campaign, encouraged by losing Democratic candidate Hillary R. Clinton, rank and file Green Party members are voicing their opposition. Dr. Margaret Flowers, Green Party candidate for Senate from Maryland, released a letter on her campaign site complaining about the misuse of time and funds in the Green Party's name, suggesting their efforts be redirected to more important party causes.The letter...
  • Confirmed: Donald Trump Picks Steven Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross for His Cabinet

    11/30/2016 6:08:13 AM PST · by jneesy · 75 replies
    Mnuchin will be Treasury Secretary Ross will lead the Commerce Department. President-elect Donald Trump has filled more top posts on his economic team — picking former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary and financier Wilbur Ross to lead the Commerce Department. Mnuchin is confirming that he and Ross are joining Trump’s Cabinet, pending confirmation by the Senate. He tells CNBC’s “Squawk Box” in an interview Wednesday that “we’re thrilled to work for the president-elect and honored to have these positions.” Mnuchin says “sustained economic growth” is the chief priority of the incoming administration and he says “we can...
  • Trump announces December 15 news conference to discuss leaving business

    11/30/2016 4:33:34 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 54 replies
    OANN / Reuters ^ | November 30 | Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu Editing by W Simon
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will be leaving his far-flung business “in total” to focus on running the country and will outline the plan in a Dec. 15 news conference with his family. @@@@@@@ “I will be holding a major news conference in New York City with my children on December 15 to discuss the fact that I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump said.
  • Trump to Announce Carrier Plant Will Keep Jobs in U.S.

    11/29/2016 4:47:20 PM PST · by springwater13 · 186 replies
    From the earliest days of his campaign, Donald J. Trump made keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States his signature economic issue, and the decision by Carrier, the big air-conditioner company, to move 2,000 of them from Indiana to Mexico was a tailor-made talking point for him on the stump. On Thursday, Mr. Trump and Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor and the vice-president elect, plan to appear at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant to announce they’ve struck a deal with the company to keep a majority of the jobs in the state, according to officials with the transition team as well as Carrier....
  • Stein wires payment to WI Board of Elections

    11/29/2016 2:30:52 PM PST · by dirtboy · 175 replies
    Wisconsin Elections ‏@WI_Elections 25s25 seconds ago Wire transfer of $3,499,689 from @DrJillStein has arrived at Wisconsin Elections Commission.
  • AP: Darrell Issa finally wins House race

    11/29/2016 11:21:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/29/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    It took three weeks to confirm it, thanks to California’s excruciatingly slow ballot counts, but Darrell Issa will return to Congress in January. Democrats had targeted his seat in order to push out one of the most conservative Republicans in the House, and to send a message to Barack Obama’s critics. Instead, Issa managed to eke out a narrow win over Doug Applegate in the toughest race of his career.Note, though, the way the Associated Press leads this story as it calls the race for Issa: The wealthiest member of Congress is keeping his job.Republican Darrell Issa narrowly defeated...