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  • Jason Kander Says Democrats Accidentally Divided the Country (Good analogy)

    12/11/2016 1:55:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Ringer ^ | December 9, 2016
    Remember Jason Kander? He’s the former senatorial candidate from Missouri who went viral after running a campaign ad that featured him putting together an assault rifle — blindfolded. He ended up losing, but he made the race more competitive than it was expected to be, falling to Republican incumbent Roy Blunt by just 3.2 percentage points. Now, he joins Keepin’ It 1600 to talk with Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer about why he thinks the Democrats’ closing argument to Americans was ineffective and where the party must go from here. Listen to the full podcast here. This transcript has been edited and...
  • Chris Wallace: Donald Trump Is Acting Like He Is "Kind Of The Commander-in-Chief Already

    12/11/2016 1:26:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 9, 2016 | Tim Hains
    'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace told network anchor Shep Smith on Friday that it looks to him like Donald Trump is effectively the president already. Wallace said that Trump has done so much more than president-elects generally do before their term begins that he is giving off the impression that Barack Obama has retired early. "Hes almost more the president than the president is," Wallace said. "Hes not waiting until he actually takes the oath of office on January 20th," he concluded. "Hes kind of the Commander-in-Chief already." Trump visited victims of last week's terrorist attack at Ohio State...
  • Trump claims manufacturing wins

    12/11/2016 12:19:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 9, 2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Donald Trump took his pre-inauguration manufacturing job bonanza into this former manufacturing hub on Friday and stood proudly by as the CEO of Dow Chemical announced a new, state-of-the-art innovation center in the state. But the precise number of jobs that would be created wasnt clear: the CEO seemed to boast that the project would create several hundred jobs, but afterwards the company issued a news release pegging the number at 200, with half being repatriated from elsewhere. Its at least the third announcement about creating or saving jobs that Trump has presided over since defeating...
  • Micron3DP & MIT 3D printing in molten glass

    12/09/2016 11:12:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | December 9, 2016 | Beau Jackson
    Competition to produce the most effective method of 3D glass printing is running high as Israeli Micron3DP announce plans to deliver its 3D printer for alpha testing at the end of 2017. Technique old as time With over 5,000 years of history, glassmaking has been refined into countless styles all across the inhabited world. The process, however, even when it comes to naturally occurring obsidian glass, still remains much the same: sand and minerals are combined at high temperatures up to 1500C, and, in manufacturing at least, it is either blown, e.g. for vases, or floated on top of metal,...
  • Post-Election, Trump's Earned Media Soars

    12/09/2016 10:50:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Media Post ^ | December 9, 2016 | Wayne Friedman
    Now that he is President-elect -- and, in part, because of its surprised victory -- Donald Trumps earned media value, already at high levels, has soared to even better results. For the month of November, Trump's overall earned media value was $752.6 million -- up over 32% from his total of $568.5 million in October, according to earned media research mediaQuant. Trumps numbers in September were $460 million; and for August, $483 million. Earned media is defined as press interviews and appearances on all media, including TV, radio, online and print publications. By way of comparison, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary...
  • Women on Capitol Hill sob uncontrollably in the presence of Hillary Clinton

    12/09/2016 10:04:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 9, 2016 | Larry O'Connor
    Hillary Clinton returned to Washington DC Thursday. As AP detailed yesterday, she strangely used the occasion of Sen. Harry Reids portrait unveiling to air a grievance over so-called fake news and called for legislation to combat it. Isnt it a little tacky to use a speech thats supposed to be about honoring your colleague on his big retirement day to whine about your big, humiliating loss from four weeks ago? (TWEET-AT-LINK) Did I miss something? Was yesterday Festivus or something? Be that as it may, there was a remarkable display on Capitol Hill as the former Secretary of State walked...
  • Biden says world will look to liberal Trudeau (Insults president-elect in a foreign capitol)

    12/08/2016 10:32:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | December 8, 2016 | The Associated Press
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden hailed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as genuine leaders during a time when they are in short supply at a state dinner in his honor in Canada on Thursday night. Biden said hes never seen Europeans engaged in as much self-doubt as they are now and said there are more challenges to the liberal international order in any time since the end of World War II. The world is going to spend a lot of time looking to you Mr. Prime Minister, Biden told a...
  • Professor tells students: Trumps election an act of terrorism (VIDEO)

    12/08/2016 10:15:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 9, 2016 | Jeremy Beaman, University of Mobile
    An Orange Coast College psychology instructor lamented the election of Donald Trump to her human sexuality class recently, saying we have been assaulted, its an act of terrorism, according to a video of the comments posted on YouTube earlier this week. Olga Perez Stable Cox made her comments Nov. 15, the classs first meeting after the election Nov. 8. It was recorded by an anonymous student and then published by the president of the community colleges College Republicans, Joshua Recalde-Martinez. The whole thing came about because the election had occurred within the last week. She began the class with this,...
  • Reagan was great, but it's now Trump's turn

    12/08/2016 9:36:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | December 9, 2016 | Steve Moore
    Has Ronald Reagan passed the Republican Party baton to Donald Trump? I suggested as much a few days ago, critics objected that I was blaspheming the Gipper. They said his ideas of limited government, individual freedom, lower taxes and peace through strength will live on forever. Amen to that. Yes, Reagan's ideals should always be the guiding light of the GOP. Radio talk show host Mark Levin, reminded his listeners that Reagan won two landslide elections, while Trump so far has won one narrow victory. Levin says that Reagan was a real conservative, and Trump isn’t, "Shame on you, Stephen...
  • Right to the end, Trump campaign spent less than Clinton's

    12/08/2016 9:21:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | December 8, 2016 | Julie Bykowicz And Chad Day, The Associated Press
    Donald Trump's campaign spent about $94 million in its final push for the White House, according to new fundraising reports filed Thursday. The Republican continued his campaign-long trend of spending far less than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Her campaign blew through almost $132 million in its closing weeks, according to reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission. The latest reports cover Oct. 20 through Nov. 28. Over the course of the primary and general elections, the Trump campaign raised about $340 million. That included $66 million that the billionaire businessman contributed from his own pocket. The Clinton campaign, which...
  • France's Le Pen pledges no schooling for illegal migrants

    12/08/2016 9:02:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 8, 2016 | Guillaume Daudin and Adam Plowright, Agence France-Presse
    Paris (AFP) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed Thursday that the children of illegal immigrants should be refused public school places as part of tough proposals to restrict state services for foreigners. "I've got nothing against foreigners but I say to them: if you come to our country, don't expect that you will be taken care of, treated (by the health system) and that your children will be educated for free," Le Pen said. "That's finished now, it's the end of playtime," she told a conference in Paris in comments that provoked a storm of condemnation from the...
  • Donald Trumps rhetoric could pose a danger to people and the planet

    12/08/2016 8:08:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Millersville Snapper ^ | December 8, 2016 | Lexie Corner
    Donald Trump is our president for the next four years. As much as it pains me to accept that fact, it is the current reality for our profoundly divided nation. We have elected a man who has degraded women for decades, has sparked an inferno of unabashed racism, and has called climate change a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. As a woman, Im frightened. As an environmentalist, Im petrified. Not only am I concerned for my fellow women and people of color, but Im anxious for our planet as a whole. As a Woman Trump is a misogynist. This is...
  • Why Are Leftists Such Pansies?

    12/08/2016 6:31:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 6, 2016 | Andrew Klavan
    Many times we accuse our political opponents of crimes of which we ourselves are equally guilty. Neither the left nor the right has a monopoly on dishonesty, hypocrisy, or hyperbole. But there is at least one unpleasant trait that seems to reside almost exclusively in the hearts of leftists: a puling hysterical weakness in the face of setbacks and defeat. I think President Barack Obama is the worst president of my lifetime: an incompetent ideologue who made the world and the country worse. The economy is not as bad as it was directly after the crash, but it is much,...
  • Even anti-Trump working-class voters are having second thoughts

    12/08/2016 6:02:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 7, 2016 | Salena Zito
    INDIANAPOLIS Robert James stood outside the Carrier plant just before the president-elect addressed workers at the refrigeration and heating assembly factory. I feel a great swing of emotions that go from disbelief to satisfaction that this is happening in our community. An area like this can go from a stable middle-class area to foreclosures and urban blight in the blink of an eye, he said. James would never dream of voting Republican: For all of my life the Democrats have been the party of the working guy, had my back. But if I am being really honest, and this...
  • Cramer Remix: Trump just changed the world forever

    12/08/2016 5:33:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 8, 2016 | Abigail Stevenson
    Looking back, it is clear to Jim Cramer that the world changed on Election Day in 2016. "You may love the results or hate them, but one thing is for certain, just getting the darned election over with turned out to be a big deal," the "Mad Money" host said. If President-elect Donald Trump delivered on all of his pro-business promises, then many of the strong moves of the stock market could be justified, he added. "What is really dawning on people right now is exactly how frozen our economy was by this endless election and how unthawed it seems...
  • Philippines outsourcing firms hit by Trump and 'Trump East'

    12/08/2016 5:19:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 8, 2016 | Neil Jerome Morales and Karen Lema
    When Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, the man dubbed "Trump of the East", told U.S. businesses to pack their bags if they didn't like his anti-American rhetoric, the huge and growing outsourcing industry got a little nervous. It's now the real Donald Trump who has businesses worried here, after the U.S. president-elect vowed to bring offshored jobs home from places such as the Philippines, a big provider of back-office services for corporate America. The Southeast Asian country accounts for 12.6 percent of the global market for business-process outsourcing (BPO), which has been growing 10 percent a year for the past decade,...
  • President-elect Donald Trump honors the late John Glenn

    12/08/2016 3:52:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | December 8, 2016 | Rare.us
    President-elect Donald Trump honored the first American to orbit the Earth on Thursday, a little more than an hour after Glenns death was announced. The former Ohio senator died Thursday at age 95 after a prolonged illness. In his remarks, sent out via his Twitter feed, Trump hailed Glenn as an inspiration to generations of explorers. Today we lost a great pioneer of air and space in John Glenn, Trump wrote...
  • Gabbard: 'Offensive' to worry about number of generals in Trump's Cabinet

    12/08/2016 3:30:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 8, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) on Thursday dismissed as "offensive" the criticism that President-elect Donald Trump is considering too many retired generals for Cabinet positions. The Democratic lawmaker, who last month raised eyebrows by meeting with Trump in his New York tower, said that the veterans are more than capable of serving in high government positions and their military experience should not disqualify them from the job. "I don't share [critics'] concerns. In fact, as a veteran ... I find it pretty offensive for people to outright discriminate against veterans," Gabbard said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. "Here you...
  • Fran Lebowitz On Donald Trump, Protests and Moving to Canada

    12/08/2016 3:09:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Paper Magazine ^ | December 8, 2016 | Abby Schreiber
    Truthfully, I know this is not the party line -- certainly not the line coming from Obama, because it's his job to act calm -- but I'm not a politician, and to me, what this feels like is if the South had won the Civil War. It took them 150 years, but they finally won. That's what this is. I don't care what people say. Yes, they lost their jobs and it's horrible. I wasn't alone in feeling this, but I would say [on the left] I was unusually sympathetic to these people. I was against NAFTA. They have absolutely...
  • 'Rogue' GOP Elector Says Others Will Join in Opposing Trump

    12/08/2016 2:43:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 8, 2016 | Robin Gradison
    Meet one of the real 538 electors, Christopher Suprun a Republican from Texas. Suprun has decided to vote for someone other than Donald Trump when he casts his electoral college vote later this month. He believes other electors are right there with him. "At this point there are people who have reached out to me. Again it wouldnt be my place to name who they are," he said, though he indicated he was talking about Republican electors. "I am confident in saying, at this point," he continued,"I dont think I will be the only one voting for someone other than...
  • Our campaign lost the election. But Trumps team must own up to how he won. (More nonsense)

    12/08/2016 2:30:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | December 7, 2016 | Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton Communications Director
    I know how to be a gracious loser. I could have let it go last week when Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trumps campaign manager, challenged me to look her in the eye and say she ran a campaign that gave white supremacists a platform. I considered for a split second. I knew you were supposed to be gracious when you come for the post-election forum at Harvards Kennedy School of Government. But I decided this was a year where normal rules dont apply. Speaking the truth was more important. It did. Kellyanne, it did, I told her. Its just a fact....
  • Brazil's Temer to call Trump as country seeks business openings

    12/08/2016 2:20:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 8, 2016 | Alonso Soto and Anthony Boadle
    Brazilian President Michel Temer plans to call U.S. President-elect Donald Trump next week as Brazil looks for business opportunities that could open up if Trump follows through on campaign promises to rewrite a trade deal with Mexico. A senior Brazilian official said on Thursday that Temer would call Trump for their first conversation since the New York businessman was elected to the White House last month. Temer sent a telegram of congratulations to Trump, instead of calling him soon after his election as some other Latin American leaders did....
  • Fatal Hit-And-Run Suspect Is Illegal Immigrant Who Had Been Deported 8 Times

    12/08/2016 2:00:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 8, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that a Mexican national charged with a Kentucky hit-and-run was in the country illegally and had been deported a mind-boggling eight times. Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo, a Mexican national illegally present in the United States, was charged this week by grand jury indictment with Illegal Re-entry After Deportation, the DoJ said in a press release. On October 22, two Louisville women got into a car accident, and were killed when they were struck by a truck after leaving their vehicle. Villasenor-Saucedo who is believed to have been intoxicated at the time then allegedly abandoned the...
  • Once a Harsh Critic, Mark Cuban Now Says Trump Is Our Number 1 Draft Pick

    12/08/2016 1:38:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Jewish Forward ^ | December 8, 2016 | Nathan Guttman
    Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has made a sharp reverse, from being an attack dog for the Democrats to giving Donald Trump his full-throated endorsement. Donald Trump is our No. 1 draft pick, Cuban told CNBC Wednesday. Sticking with the basketball metaphor, he explained: Hes who we put our hopes and dream with. Now it is easier because we havent played a game yet. No reason to rush to judgment or come to any conclusions now. Lets see what happens starting January 21st and well go from there. I hope hes a superstar. This is an abrupt reversal for...
  • Trump taps CEO of Hardee's and Carl's Jr. as labor secretary

    12/08/2016 1:18:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | December 8, 2016 | Julia Horowitz, CNN Money
    President-elect Donald Trump has picked Andrew Puzder, the head of the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's fast food restaurants, as his nominee for Labor secretary, a source familiar with the decision tells CNN. Puzder, 66, is a vocal critic of government regulation and opposes a $15 minimum wage, broader overtime pay and the Affordable Care Act. The Labor Department oversees America's job market, regulates the workplace, and produces statistics like the unemployment rate that underpin economic policy....
  • I'm a Democrat but I've gotta admit it's now Trump 2, Dems 0

    12/07/2016 6:43:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | December 6, 2016 | Bryan Dean Wright
    Following President-elect Trump's surprise phone call on Friday with the Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, the response has been predictable if not disheartening. Academics in D.C. this morning are claiming that, Trumpdoesnt have clue. An expert at the University of California added that the call was impulsive. Regrettably, my Democratic Party pushed back too. By its measure, Trump demonstrated his incompetence and threatened our national security. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) went so far as to say that Trumps actions might push the nation into war with China. What academics and my party dont understand is that hes not interested in starting...
  • Trump is mapping out his plan to put America first

    12/07/2016 6:09:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 4, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    With his Thursday journey to Indianapolis, Donald Trump made history as a president-elect by forging a deal to save over 1,000 jobs headed to Mexico. And he was just getting started. That night in Cincinnati, Trump began a thank you tour in front of a jubilant crowd of 15,000 people. Imagine that any politician, let alone a president-elect, using his first appearance to thank voters instead of privately thanking donors. Thats populism for you. Surprises are routine with Trump, and his speech didnt disappoint. For nearly 50 manic minutes, he was at turns joyous, boastful and policy specific in...
  • Judge won't let Green Party inspect Philly election software

    12/07/2016 5:05:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Reading Eagle ^ | December 7, 2016 | The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA A judge is rejecting a Green Party-backed effort to allow software experts to inspect Philadelphia's election systems for any evidence that hacking affected the result of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election. The judge's refusal Wednesday comes after Philadelphia's election board rejected the idea, too. It is part of a broader effort by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein to recount votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states where Republican Donald Trump won narrowly over Democrat Hillary Clinton...
  • Indoor Farms of America Delivers First Vertical Indoor Aeroponic Farms to Native Americans

    12/07/2016 1:26:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | December 6, 2016
    Indoor Farms of America is pleased to announce today the delivery of the first vertical aeroponic farms to two different Native American Communities in the U.S. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161206/446104LOGO Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161206/446105LOGO "Our staff is very excited about these two farms, sold to Native American tribal interests and members, one in the western New York region of Salamanca, south of Buffalo, and one in Mayetta, Kansas, serving the people of the Prairie Band of the Potawatomi Nation," said Ron Evans, President of Indoor Farms of America. Evans noted, "We had the folks from the PB Nation visit our Las Vegas...
  • How the tech industry helped elect Donald Trump

    12/07/2016 1:09:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CIO ^ | December 7, 2016 | Preston Gralla, Contributing Editor, Computerworld
    To some extent, blue-collar workers gave back to Silicon Valley a bit of the disruption it has long given them Nearly the entire tech industry, with the exception of PayPal founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel, publicly lined up against Donald Trump and for Hillary Clinton in the recent presidential election. But words are one thing and actions another. And actions taken by the tech industry in the last decades helped seal Trumps surprise victory. Trump won, in large part, thanks to support by blue-collar voters without college degrees in the Rust Belt, particularly in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan....
  • Opinion: Will Trump usher in an economic boom?

    12/07/2016 12:56:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Market Watch ^ | December 7, 2016 | Darrell Delamaide
    Will President Donald Trump usher in an economic boom? In case you havent noticed, while liberals fret about who Trump is talking to on the phone and conservatives fret about trade wars and deficits, the stock market is going crazy. Irrational exuberance or eager anticipation of a rebounding U.S. economy unshackled from over-burdensome regulations, high corporate taxes and too-timid fiscal policy? Irrational exuberance or eager anticipation of a rebounding U.S. economy unshackled from over-burdensome regulations, high corporate taxes and too-timid fiscal policy? Paul McCulley, former chief economist for Pimco, says its the latter. The market is essentially celebrating the end...
  • Trump's win pushed this manufacturer to return to the U.S. (Trans-Lux)

    12/07/2016 12:44:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNN Tech ^ | December 7, 2016 | Parija Kavilanz
    Donald Trump's win in November was the final nudge for one manufacturer to move its production back home from China. For over a year, New York-based Trans-Lux -- which makes LCD and LED displays -- has contemplated relocating its Chinese facilities to the U.S. "It makes economic sense," said J.M. Allain, president & CEO of Trans-Lux, which also makes the huge digital screens that run the tickers at the New York Stock Exchange. To cut costs, the company exported much of its production two decades ago to Shenzhen in southeast China, a manufacturing hub for electronics. But as China's economy...
  • Dr. Manny: Trump's power of negotiation will save lives in the future

    12/07/2016 12:11:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2016 | Dr. Manny Alvarez
    I believe that President-elect Donald Trump will succeed in bringing down health care costs, and tackling soaring drug prices will be at the forefront of his battle. This may have come as a shock to the industry, who likely believed that theyd be given a free pass under a Republican presidency and Republican-controlled Congress. It is likely that on Election Day the Big Pharma companies prematurely let out a collective sigh of relief believing that a Republican-led government would never allow for imported medicines or for Medicare to negotiate drug prices, but it appears that the well-deserved panic is starting...
  • Foxconn says in preliminary discussions to expand U.S. operations

    12/07/2016 11:59:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | December 7, 2016 | Reuters
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer and a major Apple Inc supplier, said on Wednesday that it was in preliminary discussions to expand its operations in the United States. "While the scope of the potential investment has not been determined, we will announce the details of any plans following the completion of direct discussions between our leadership and the relevant U.S. officials," it said in a statement. On Tuesday, Masayoshi Son of Japan's SoftBank Group Corp <9984.T> said he would invest $50 billion in the United States and create 50,000 new jobs, a move U.S. President-elect...
  • What its like protesting Trumps victory abroad (Unintentionally funny)

    12/07/2016 11:44:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Stanford Grind ^ | December 7, 2016 | Phoebe Oathout
    On Nov. 9, 2016 at 11:41 P.M. Stanford time, the Associated Press declared Donald Trump the winner of the presidential election. On campus, it was just over 45 degrees Fahrenheit, an unusually warm temperature for the time of year. Inside dorms, tears flowed, students continued checking Twitter and PHEs told their freshmen that their doors would be open all night. I know this not because I was on campus, but because I watched it unfold later on Snapchat. In fact, at the same moment, it was 8:41 a.m. in Berlin, and I was comfortably asleep in my bed. Like over...
  • Michigan GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trump

    12/07/2016 10:58:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WDIV-TV ^ | December 7, 2016 | Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press
    DETROIT - A Republican member of the Electoral College from Michigan has created a website urging Donald Trump supporters to rally electors around the president-elect. Brian Fairbrother, deputy clerk for the Detroit suburb of Shelby Township, launched ElectorsforTrump.com this week. Fairbrother says he and fellow electors have been deluged with missives from people urging them to vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton or another Republican. Fairbrother tells The Associated Press he's received "thousands" of emails and letters. He doesn't believe any of the writers supported Trump....
  • Donald Trump was right. He got incredibly negative press coverage.

    12/07/2016 9:40:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 7, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    One of Donald Trump's hobbyhorses during the presidential campaign and even now that he has emerged as the president-elect is how deeply negative the media coverage of him was during the 2016 race. Turns out he was right, according to a new study out of Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. His coverage was negative from the start [of the general election] and never came close to entering positive territory, writes Thomas E. Patterson, the Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard. During his best weeks, the coverage ran 2-to-1 negative over positive. In his...
  • Billionaire Paul Singer moves to make nice with Donald Trump

    12/07/2016 9:31:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 7, 2016 | Scott Wapner
    Hedge funder manager Paul Singer, once one of Donald Trump's harshest critics, is making up with the president-elect. Singer attended a fundraising breakfast that Trump held Wednesday at Cipriani in New York, CNBC has learned. The two are mending fences so thoroughly that sources say Singer is giving a substantial amount of money to Trump's inauguration next month....
  • Drug Stocks Topple On Donald Trump's Pledge To Bring Down Drug Prices

    12/07/2016 9:22:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily News ^ | December 7, 2016 | Allison Gatlin
    Shares of a key biotech ETF plunged to their lowest point since the election, after President-elect Donald Trump pledged in an interview with Time Magazine to curb spiraling drug prices. In morning trading on the stock market today, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (IBB) exchange-traded fund was down more than 3%, near 266. The index had jumped 9% on Nov. 9, after Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, on the belief that high drug prices would not be as big a focus for Trump as it would have been for Clinton. IBD's 421-company Medical-Biomed/Biotech industry...
  • Donald Trump Says, Without Specifics, That He Will Work Something Out For Dreamers

    12/07/2016 9:05:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Huffington Post Politics ^ | December 7, 2016 | Elise Foley, immigration and politics reporter
    President-elect Donald Trump says he’s “going to work something out” with regard to Dreamers, the undocumented young people he promised for his entire campaign to strip of work authorization and protections. What does that mean, exactly? There were no clues in an interview with Time magazine for its “Person of the Year” coverage, published Wednesday. “I want Dreamers for our children also,” Trump told Time. “We’re going to work something out. On a humanitarian basis it’s a very tough situation. We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud. But that’s a very tough situation.”...
  • Innovation India & Trump Nation (Millions are enthusiastic about his presidency)

    12/06/2016 9:01:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business World ^ | December 7, 2016 | Naseem Javed
    Innovation at best is like a water sprinkler on a nice healthy plant, making it grow and blossom; however, sprinkling without the plant is just like watering sand. Nothing happens. Currently, all over the world and with some 100 plus major innovation themed events yearly, complete with great photo opportunities for the local and national leaderships, most nations have little to show for these super expensive efforts. It seems that we talk a lot about innovation and find ourselves stuck in the suffocation of great ideas. And, suddenly the Trump nation erupts on a high note! Innovative excellence is the...
  • CNBC wants to bring you more Trump with Apprentice repeats

    12/06/2016 8:43:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | Claire Atkinson
    Cant get enough of President-elect Donald Trump on all the news networks and comedy shows? Well, cable business network CNBC is working on a solution. The Comcast-owned unit is in talks to air the long-running reality series The Apprentice, which made the real estate mogul a TV star, The Post has learned. Its going to CNBC, a well-placed source revealed. The deal is not quite done yet, this person added, saying talks are continuing....
  • Trump's favorability surges one month after election

    12/06/2016 7:53:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 6, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    President-elect Trump's favorability rating has increased significantly since his victory last month, and most voters now believe the incoming Republican president will deliver on his promises to reform healthcare and other issues, a new poll shows. Forty-five percent of voters in the latest George Washington University battleground poll said they have a positive opinion of the president-elect, marking a 9-point increase from mid-October. The percentage of voters who continue to view Trump negatively has declined 12 percentage points 61 to 49 percent in the same period. Defeated Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who recently joined the Green Party-led...
  • Wikileaks: Colbert Report took orders from Clinton group

    12/06/2016 7:14:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | December 6, 2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    Stephen Colberts role as the conservative newsman on the Comedy Central hit show, The Colbert Report, was a prime source of news for many millennials. It was also a chief avenue of propaganda for the Clintons years before Hillary ran for president. Wikileaks revealed on Tuesday that Colbert and his team at Comedy Central were making episodes at the request or order of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) back in April of 2013. Craig Minassian of the Clinton group e-mailed John Podesta, the close ally and future campaign manager for Hillary, to see if he saw a specific episode of...
  • 65 Million Americans Should Threaten to Not Pay Taxes Until democracy is restored

    12/06/2016 6:26:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 6, 2016 | Mark Weston
    The approximately 65 million Democrats who voted for Hillary Clinton should pledge that in the future if a Republican wins the presidency with fewer votes than a Democrat for the third time in our era, we wont pay taxes to the federal government. No taxation without representation! Twice in the past 16 years, a Republican candidate who finished second in the popular vote has won the presidency. This year, Donald Trump won the electoral vote with about 46% of the popular vote, while Hillary Clinton received about 48%. If the parties stay this evenly divided, another electoral mishap is more...
  • Students are anxious about Trump, so the L.A. public school district started a support hotline

    12/06/2016 5:55:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | d | Joy Resmovits
    The Los Angeles Unified School District has set up a hotline and opened extended support sites to respond to a high level of student anxiety about the election of Donald Trump as president. Parents and teachers learned about the new resources in a recorded call Monday from district Supt. Michelle King. She said the aim was to answer students questions and address their worries about potential impact on them and their families and to provide you with emotional support, enrollment and attendance information and referrals to outside resources, according to a transcript of the call provided by the district. The...
  • Trump Fish restaurant opens in Iraqi Kurdistan

    12/06/2016 4:20:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Donald Trump may be a McDonalds man but the owners of a new restaurant in Iraqi Kurdistan hope his famous name will help boost sales of seafood. Trump Fish recently opened in the city of Duhok, the local Duhok Post reported. The restaurant uses a cartoon version Trumps face as a logo though his hair and eyebrows are a bright yellow rather than the burnt orange the president-elect favors. Trump Fish reportedly serves up grilled carp at $10.50 a plate that are caught from a nearby lake. During the campaign, Trump won fans among the Kurdish populations of...
  • SoftBank's Son said to plan meeting with Trump in New York (Raising a $100B investment fund)

    12/06/2016 12:09:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    SoftBank Group Corp founder and chief executive officer Masayoshi Son is planning to meet with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Tuesday, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. Mr Son, 59, has no specific agenda but wants to meet Mr Trump as an investor in the US, including in wireless operator Sprint Corp, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. Shares in SoftBank rose on the news, climbing 2.5 per cent to 6,975 yen in Tokyo, their highest since Aug. 31. The Japanese billionaire is in the process of...
  • Hillary Clinton Loses 18,422 Votes in Day 3 of Wisconsin Recount

    12/05/2016 11:38:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    State Of The Nation ^ | December 4, 2016 | Higgins News Network
    In the Wisconsin Day 3 Recount Update 18,422 votes for Hillary Clinton were erased resulting in a 15,133 vote net increase for Donald Trump. Trump won Wisconsin by over 22,000 votes in Wisconsin but thanks to Jill Stein a recount is currently underway. So far the recount has made little news because, as Heavy reported at the end of day 2 of the recount, the net vote in Wisconsin had only changed by 3 votes. However, the Wisconsin Board of Elections just posted updated recount results for Day 3 on their recount update page and todays net changes are much...
  • Group Sues to Demand Florida Election Recount

    12/05/2016 11:03:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | December 5, 2016 | Jerry Iannelli
    Protect Our Elections, a liberal-leaning group based in Washington, D.C., says more than 160,000 votes in Florida weren't counted during last month's presidential election. The group claims each of those votes matters a great deal because Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 112,911 votes in the Sunshine State. Trump won by roughly 1.5 percent, a margin high enough to avoid the state's automatic-recount provisions. But last Friday, Protect Our Elections sued the state to contest the election, possibly throwing President-elect Trump's transition into an even greater state of turmoil. For the past 30 days, failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein...