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  • Understanding Trump’s Air Force One Political Theater

    12/08/2016 4:08:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Using the same skill set he employed during the presidential campaign, President-Elect Trump has crafted another public drama around a storyline of his choosing. A highly predictable story arc – a series of subplots that unfold as time passes – is in store for the public. Trump has done this sort of thing before. And unlike any previous president, he is an incredibly successful impresario/performer in episodic reality television. A substantial fraction of the electorate follows politics at the level of reality television, and Trump knows how to reach them. His early-morning tweet of December 6 was an attention-grabbing opening...
  • Restoring Free Speech: The Trump Effect

    12/08/2016 2:46:20 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    A few years ago, I was able to convince my 89-year-old dad that this “ain't” the Democrat Party of his youth. Dad's Democrat Party has been hijacked by old hippies. They reject Christianity while vowing to arrest anyone speaking badly of Islam. They use public schools to teach our kids to despise all things traditional, wholesome, patriotic, and good. They are the ones who have, for the most part, made it criminal to publicly say you believe marriage should remain as it has been for thousands of years and how God intended; between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24)....
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - December 8, 2016

    12/08/2016 2:42:46 AM PST · by sneakers · 3 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up for a monthly fee. Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa., and he’s back on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910). If you sign up online, be sure to choose the auto-renew option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • California’s Sen. Barbara Boxer bids farewell to Congress after 33 years

    12/08/2016 2:25:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 7, 2016 | Sean Cockerham
    Sen. Barbara Boxer of California bid farewell to Congress on Wednesday after 33 years as a liberal champion, choking up as she read a letter from jazz great Sonny Rollins thanking her for "making life beautiful" for the people she's represented. "What he said is all I wanted to do, make life beautiful for people," Boxer said in her farewell speech on the Senate floor. "I didn't always succeed ... I can honestly say that I never stopped trying." Former House colleagues of Boxer including Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco came to the Senate to pay their...
  • Democrats urge Obama to pardon 750,000 young undocumented immigrants

    12/07/2016 11:52:08 PM PST · by granada · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 8, 2016 | Liz Goodwin
    More than 60 Democratic members of Congress are urging President Obama to protect the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who signed up for his deferred action program before he leaves office next month. “You have pardoned hundreds and hundreds of people convicted for drug offenses,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said at a Wednesday press conference in Washington. “We want you to use that same pardon power for hundreds of thousands of young people who came forward because you asked them to come forward. You asked them to come forward.” “With that comes responsibility, Mr. President,” he added. The White...
  • The electoral college should be unfaithful

    12/07/2016 11:24:34 PM PST · by granada · 92 replies
    The Wapoo ^ | December 6, 2016 at 7:31 PM | Kathleen Parker
    If you thought Donald Trump was the face of America’s anti-establishment movement, hold on to your chapeaus: A wild wind is rising. Want to know what’s more anti-establishment than a president-elect who refuses to play by the rules? How about similarly spirited electors going AWOL and sending someone else to the Oval Office? Could it happen? Might. A movement headed by a mostly Democratic group calling itself Hamilton Electors is trying to persuade Republican electors to defect — not to cede the election to Hillary Clinton but to join with Democrats in selecting a compromise candidate, such as Mitt Romney...
  • Kasich asks Electoral College not to change vote for him

    12/07/2016 10:46:59 PM PST · by granada · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | By AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday advised state electors not to vote for him in an anti-Donald Trump protest. Kasich, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully for president, told The Associated Press Tuesday that he is not a candidate for president, the election was held and Trump was the winner. “The country is divided and there are certainly raw emotions on both sides stemming from the election,” Kasich, in his second and last four-year term, said in a statement. “But this approach, as well meaning as it is, will only serve to further divide our nation, when unity...
  • Federal judge halts recount, sealing Trump's Michigan win

    12/07/2016 9:55:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 7, 2016 9:25 PM EST | Ed White
    A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at ballots. The ruling seals Republican Donald Trump’s narrow victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton for Michigan’s 16 electoral votes. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith agreed with Republicans who argued that the three-day recount must end a day after the state appeals court dealt a blow to the effort. The court said Stein, who finished fourth in Michigan on Nov. 8, didn’t have...
  • The Collapse Of 'Real' Media Credibility (In 3 Simple Images)

    12/07/2016 9:45:08 PM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | December 7, 2016
    Two words - "nailed it" What a difference 4 months makes ... From Meltdown to Total Meltdown to Man Of The Year ... As FoxNews notes however, while President-elect Donald Trump was named Time magazine's Person of the Year on Wednesday, the honor basically ended there. While describing Trump as the real change-maker of 2016, the magazine also ragged on the Republican president-elect as a "huckster" and "demagogue" while reserving its most glowing praise for runner-up Hillary Clinton -- whom the edition breathlessly described as "an American Moses." In describing Trump, Time's article almost exclusively used backhanded compliments. For instance,...
  • Strict voter ID law approved in Michigan House

    12/07/2016 9:13:30 PM PST · by Voluntaryist · 31 replies
    The Detroit News | 12/7/2016 | Jonathan Oosting
    Blocked due to Copyright - see link below
  • Tucker Carlson of Fox News in Throwdown with Adam Schiff

    12/07/2016 9:03:56 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 32 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | December 7, 2016 | Tucker Carlson
    8-minute video segment of Adam Schiff on Tucker Carlson's show.
  • Why Donald Trump’s Constant Twitter Battle With The Media Is A Brilliant Strategy

    12/07/2016 8:52:41 PM PST · by bobk3 · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/7/16 | David Danford
    One might understand this best in terms of John Boyd’s famous OODA Loop. Used by military tacticians, the Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act loop describes the cycle in which opponents operate during a fight. Whoever can cycle more quickly gains the initiative and controls the fight. Whoever cycles more slowly remains off-balance, constantly having to re-observe and re-orient to circumstances dictated by the enemy. The media cycles more slowly. Trump retains initiative by constantly feeding their hysteria and confusion with a steady diet of controversial tweets. Each new tweet grabs their attention and they restart the process. Like clockwork, every...
  • Wal-Mart to invest $1.3 billion in Mexico

    12/07/2016 8:45:22 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 27 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | December 7, 2016
    MEXICO CITY — Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico will invest $1.3 billion in logistics in Latin America's No. 2 economy, the company said today, a show of confidence in Mexico at a time of uncertainty after the election of Donald Trump. Recently, United Technologies Corp's Carrier unit decided to keep half of the 2,100 Indiana jobs it was to shift to Mexico after President-elect Trump worked out an agreement with the company's CEO, Gregory Hayes. A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether the world's largest retailer had heard from Trump after it made...
  • Lindsey Graham, Democrats plan probes of Russia hacking

    12/07/2016 8:37:50 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed December 7, 2016 | Nicole Gaouette
    Lawmakers in Congress intensified their calls Wednesday for a probe into hacking during the 2016 election, raising chances of a clash with President-elect Donald Trump. Trump continues to reject the US intelligence community's conclusion that Moscow is to blame, telling Time Magazine that he does not believe the intelligence community's assessment that Russia was behind the hacks.
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show Dec 8 2016

    12/07/2016 7:23:35 PM PST · by GregB · 5 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • For the First Time, Trump Might Nominate a Florida Native for the Supreme Court

    12/07/2016 6:50:06 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 63 replies
    Miami NewTimes ^ | November 25, 2016 | Brittany Shammas
    Since his stunning election victory two weeks ago, Donald Trump has been busy making a series of controversial appointments. First came alt-right media baron Steve Bannon as chief strategist and counselor and then Jeff Sessions, who was once denied a federal judgeship due to accusations that he made racially insensitive comments, as attorney general. This week, the president-elect announced his secretary of education will be billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos, a school-choice proponent some educators fear could dismantle public education. His most anticipated pick, though, is yet to come. On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly brought up the U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Washington Post Appends "Russian Propaganda Fake News" Story, Admits It May Be Fake

    12/07/2016 6:48:46 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    In the latest example why the "mainstream media" is facing a historic crisis of confidence among its readership, facing unprecedented blowback following Craig Timberg November 24 Washington Post story "Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say", on Wednesday a lengthy editor's note appeared on top of the original article in which the editor not only distances the WaPo from the "experts" quoted in the original article whose "work" served as the basis for the entire article (and which became the most read WaPo story the day it was published) but also admits the Post could not...
  • GOP senators seek probe of Wayne County election issues

    12/07/2016 6:44:17 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 8 replies
    The Detroit News | December 7, 2016 | Chad Livengood and Joel Kurth
    Blocked due to Copyright - See link below
  • MILO: You would think Jill Stein would use $12 Million To Make Flint’s Water Less Green (trc)

    12/07/2016 6:20:16 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 15 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | December 7, 2016 | Lucas Nolan
    MILO: ‘You’d Think Jill Stein Would Use $12 Million To Make Flint’s Water Less Green, But No It’s All About Her’ Breitbart Senior Editor, MILO appeared at Michigan State University tonight giving a speech about Islam titled “Reclaiming Constantinople,” where he discussed Islam’s warlike history with the west, and the multiple attempts of Muslim empires to conquer the European continent. Speaking about Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and her recent demand for a recount of all presidential votes MILO said, “That brings us to the most interesting election news in ... Michigan… Jill Stein’s recount effort. Jill Stein is...
  • 'Today' features wrong protest image in Slager story, apologizes

    12/07/2016 6:16:38 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 9 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | Dec 07, 2016 11:22 AM EST | Matt Quillen
    RNN) - An executive for the Today Show apologized for the program mistakenly using a Baltimore protest image from April on a segment discussing the mistrial of a former North Charleston, SC, police officer who killed a black man.
  • Liberal environmentalist compares Trump to Hitler, complains about “toxic rhetoric”

    12/07/2016 5:59:23 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If you haven’t already discovered Tucker Carlson’s new Fox News show, weekdays at 7pm, do yourself a favor and check it out. This Insurrectionist says it’s the most entertaining conservative hour on TV. Carlson opens most shows with a left-wing guest whom he politely, but fearlessly, takes on. Tonight’s lib, environmentalist Erin Schrode, had, in response to Time naming Donald Trump its Person of the Year, compared Trump to Hitler. When toward the end of the segment, Schrode decried Trump’s “name-calling and hate speech and toxic rhetoric,” Carlson pounced. “You just compared this guy to Hitler and then with a...
  • US Steel wants to accelerate investments, bring back jobs, CEO says

    12/07/2016 5:48:15 PM PST · by MaxistheBest · 38 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 12/07/2016 | Michelle Fox
    <p>U.S. Steel CEO: All we've been looking for is fairness US Steel CEO: All we've been looking for is fairness 7 Hours Ago | 04:56 United States Steel would like to accelerate its investments and hire back laid-off employees now that Donald Trump will be occupying the Oval Office, CEO Mario Longhi told CNBC on Wednesday.</p>
  • The Latest: Federal judge agrees to end Michigan recount

    12/07/2016 5:30:55 PM PST · by GilGil · 89 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/7/2016 | Staff
    DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A federal judge who ordered Michigan to start recounting presidential votes has dropped his decision, effectively ending a second look at ballots statewide. Judge Mark Goldsmith acted Wednesday night, a day after the state appeals court said the Green Party candidate isn't eligible to seek a recount of millions of vote cast Nov. 8.
  • And You Thought You Were Sad Now. Get Ready for President de Blasio.

    12/07/2016 5:23:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | April 6, 2016 | Matthew Hennessey
    Conservatives don’t want to read about Bill de Blasio. This I have learned the hard way. Publish an article about New York’s lefty mayor in a conservative outlet and the reader reaction will be as predictable as a Mets loss on opening day. “Why should I care about this?” goes the typical comment. “New Yorkers voted for this crazy guy. Let them suffer the consequences.” Fair. And true enough. If you live in the Midwest or Texas or Florida — or anywhere, really, outside the self-obsessed media market of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut — the constant barrage of...
  • Judge's order suspends Michigan's recount

    12/07/2016 5:01:58 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 55 replies
    The Detroit News | December 7, 2016 | Robert Snell
    Blocked due to Copyright - Link Below
  • Van Jones’ PR Firm Working With Republican Electors Voting Against Trump

    12/07/2016 4:51:59 PM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    A progressive public relations firm founded by environmentalist and CNN political contributor Van Jones is representing “a number” of Republican electors who plan on voting against President-elect Donald Trump. Chris Suprun, a Republican presidential elector from Texas, garnered media attention on Monday after having an opinion piece published in the New York Times explaining why he plans to defect from Trump with his Electoral College vote on Dec. 19. “The election of the next president is not yet a done deal. Electors of conscience can still do the right thing for the good of the country,” Suprun wrote. “Presidential electors...
  • Trump's EPA Pick Spooks Liberals and the Environmental Lobby

    12/07/2016 4:49:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7 Dec 16 | Fred Barnes
    Liberals and the environmental left have gone into a tizzy over the selection of Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt as Donald Trump's pick to head of the Environmental Protection Agency. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi says the Pruitt nomination must be blocked "for the sake of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the planet we will leave our children." New York AG Eric Schneiderman says Pruitt is a "dangerous and an unqualified choice." Independent socialist senator Bernie Sanders declares the Pruitt pick is not only dangerous but also "sad." The League of Conservation Voters calls Pruitt not...
  • US Steel CEO: Could Rehire 10,000, Trump Victory Bringing ‘Environment of Positive Optimism’

    12/07/2016 4:28:44 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | DECEMBER 7, 2016 | by PAM KEY
    Wednesday on CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” the CEO of U.S. Steel Mario Longhi said after the election of Donald Trump, he has “felt an environment of positive optimism where forces are converging to provide for a better environment,” which he hopes means he can rehire up to 10,000 employees. Longhi said, “I have not felt an environment of positive optimism where forces are converging to provide for a better environment in quite a while. And this is pretty widespread. Customer suppliers, you know, throughout the communities.” He added, “I’m more than happy to bring back the employees that we were forced...
  • Poll: Trump now viewed more favorably than unfavorably, 50/43

    12/07/2016 4:16:42 PM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 7, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Is this the first poll since the election, or since he got the nomination, or, er, since he jumped into the race last June, to show him net positive in favorability? I can’t think of another offhand. Bloomberg’s been tracking him off and on for five years. Not only has he never been above water in this metric before, he’s never been above 37 percent. But he’s in the honeymoon period with voters right now, he’s earned some goodwill with the Carrier deal, and he’s made some solid, reassuring cabinet picks. Just like that: 50/43 favorability, with voters splitting 55/33...
  • Michigan Recount Update for Dec. 7: What’s Happening so Far?

    12/07/2016 3:52:21 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 86 replies
    Heavy ^ | December 7, 2016 | Jessica McBride
    The historic Michigan recount has been underway since Monday in a few counties, but it could end December 7 because of a state court of appeals ruling. The next step: A hearing on the recount started at 10:30 a.m. in front of U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith. However, complicating matters, a federal appeals court issued a separate ruling refusing to block Goldsmith’s earlier ruling that the recount should start immediately. The judge now says he will make a ruling in the afternoon.... Will the recount continue? That’s unclear until the latest hearing, but Republicans trying to stop the recount won...
  • Obama's candid reflections on race

    12/07/2016 3:44:07 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/7 | Kevin Liptak
    Now, as he departs office, those hopes have largely evaporated. Tensions between African-American communities and police departments have deteriorated following a slate of high-profile shootings of unarmed black men. ... A majority of Americans now say relations between blacks and whites have worsened since Obama took office. Obama has said he never believed his election could completely erase centuries of racial conflict in America. But the decline in racial ties is nonetheless an ironic legacy for the first African-American president, one Fareed Zakaria explores in the CNN Special Report "The Legacy of Barack Obama" airing Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET....
  • Recount results – Day 7 [Wisconsin]

    Statewide, Donald Trump has a net gain of 410 votes, Hillary Clinton has a gain of 492 votes, and Jill Stein has a gain of 60 votes.
  • Ex-House Speaker Boehner compares Trump to Teddy Roosevelt

    12/07/2016 3:23:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 7, 2016 12:33 PM EST
    Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner sees President-elect Donald Trump as a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt, a populist who wants to do “big things.” The Ohio Republican told WCPO.com in Cincinnati that Trump is similar to Roosevelt, the 26th president, because he’s “another guy who saw himself larger than life.” He said Trump doesn’t want to just “trim around the edges” as president. “If you look at what Teddy Roosevelt did, he came in to do big things,” Boehner said. “I think Donald Trump wants to do big things.” …
  • Feinstein a no-show as Boxer says goodbye to the Senate

    12/07/2016 3:11:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Carolyn Lochhead
    WASHINGTON — California Sen. Barbara Boxer held back tears as she delivered her formal farewell to the Senate on Wednesday, capping a four-decade political career as a liberal fighter that began in 1972 on the Marin County Board of Supervisors. With the surprising exception of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, her California colleague of 24 years, Boxer was joined in the Senate chamber by numerous allies and one-time foes from both parties, along with members of her family, all gathered to wish her well. Boxer reserved a special hug for her longtime friend, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, who...
  • John Kasich to Electoral College: Don't cast your vote for me

    12/07/2016 2:56:03 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Washington (CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich doesn't want to take Donald Trump's place as President-elect of the United States. The former Republican presidential candidate, who ran against Trump in the primary, tweeted Tuesday asking that electors in the Electoral College not cast their votes for him when they meet December 19. Kasich tweeted a statement that said, "I am not a candidate for president and ask that electors not vote for me when they gather later this month. Our country had an election and Donald Trump won. The country is divided and there are certainly raw emotions on both sides stemming...
  • Philadelphia judge won’t let Jill Stein forensically examine voting machines

    12/07/2016 2:47:55 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 69 replies
    BillyPenn News ^ | December 7, 2016 | Mark Dent
    Updated at 2 pm Jill Stein’s Pennsylvania recount attempt continues to sputter, with a Wednesday ruling from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas denying her request to have the city’s electronic voting machines examined. The request to forensically study the machines was considered by her lawyers to be one of the best ways to determine the validity of the votes, and they had previously said they thought they had a chance in court. The city’s Election Board had already refused to let Stein’s computer experts examine the machines. Judge Abbe F. Fletman wrote in her decision that Stein basically missed...
  • FAIL: PRWeek’s ‘Survey’ of 22 PR Pros Found ZERO Predictions for Trump

    12/07/2016 2:47:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    www.mrctv.org ^ | 12-07-2016 | Craig Bannister
    The pre-election predictions of communications professionals surveyed by PRWeek proved to be unanimously – and embarrassingly – wrong. Could every PR executive in the U.S. have been so off, or was this a case of media bias in choosing the "experts?” On Nov. 8, PRWeek published “They're with her: PR execs predict a resounding Clinton victory,” in which it reported the pre-election predictions of 22 communications professionals – not one of whom predicted Donald Trump would win the election. Not only were their predictions wrong, they were embarrassingly wrong, with some apparently more influenced by personal opinion than science. As...
  • Trump Picks Up Dozens of Votes in WI Recount [ Recount = Libs Agree We need Stricter Election Regs!)

    12/07/2016 2:42:08 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Dec 7,2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    By the end of the fifth day, and after more than 1 million votes were recounted, Trump grew his lead by just over two dozen votes.
  • What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About

    12/07/2016 2:25:44 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Kevin Cramer
    What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About The standoff isn’t about tribal rights or water, but a White House that ignores the rule of law. Kevin Cramer A little more than two weeks ago, during a confrontation between protesters and law enforcement, an improvised explosive device was detonated on a public bridge in southern North Dakota. That was simply the latest manifestation of the “prayerful” and “peaceful” protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Escalating tensions were temporarily defused Sunday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at the direction of the Obama administration, announced it would refuse to grant...
  • Caroline Herrara: It Would be an Honor to dress Melania Trump

    12/07/2016 2:25:03 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 42 replies
    CBS News/AP ^ | December 7, 3016
    <p>While a few designers have made news saying they would not dress the future first lady, Carolina Herrera said she’d be honored if Melania Trump wore one of her outfits.</p> <p>The famed designer spoke about Trump on the red carpet before she received an honor of her own Tuesday night from the Women’s Leadership Council at Lincoln Center......</p>
  • Donald Trump Picks GOP Oil Industry Ally, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to Lead EPA

    12/07/2016 12:41:47 PM PST · by springwater13 · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec 7 2016, 3:34 pm ET | Emma Margolin
    Donald Trump intends to select Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a senior transition official confirmed to NBC News Wednesday — the clearest sign yet the president-elect will pursue an agenda that could undue President Obama's climate change legacy. An ally to the fossil fuel industry, Pruitt has aggressively fought against environmental regulations, becoming one of a number of attorneys general to craft a 28-state lawsuit against the Obama administration's rules to curb carbon emissions. The case is currently awaiting a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which...
  • Trump chooses pro wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration

    12/07/2016 1:17:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 141 replies
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate professional wrestling magnate and former Senate candidate Linda McMahon as his choice to head the Small Business Administration, transition officials told Reuters on Wednesday. The announcement was expected later on Wednesday. McMahon, 68, is a co-founder and former CEO of the professional wrestling franchise WWE, which is based in Stamford, Connecticut. She ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut in 2010. She was an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign. The SBA, which has at least one office in every U.S. state, provides support to small businesses such as extending loans...
  • 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 haven’t 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 it’s the latter. “The market is essentially celebrating the end...
  • The strange tale of a dating site’s attacks on WikiLeaks founder Assange(ClintonSpyMachine)

    12/07/2016 12:32:08 PM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 10 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | OCTOBER 27, 2016 | TIM JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON For an online dating site, toddandclare.com seems really good at cloak-and-dagger stuff. Disconnected phones. Mystery websites. Actions that ricochet around the globe. But the attention grabber is the Houston-based company’s target: Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, whose steady dumps of leaked emails from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign have given supporters of Donald Trump the only cheering news of the last few weeks. [RELATED: Internet cutoff is just the latest trouble for WikiLeaks’ Assange] In some ways, toddandclare.com’s campaign against Assange is as revelatory as the leaked emails themselves, illustrating the powerful, sometimes unseen, forces that oppose WikiLeaks. [RELATED:...
  • Trump to Appoint Global Warming Skeptic to Head EPA

    12/07/2016 12:23:29 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | DECEMBER 7, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    According to Reuters Donald Trump is appointing a global warming skeptic to head the Environmental Protection Agency. The far left EDF is not pleased with this development. Pruitt, who met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Nov. 28, has used his current position to try to block some of the EPA’s most important air-quality rules. On his own LinkedIn page, he boasts that he “led the charge with repeated notices and subsequent lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their [sic] leadership’s activist agenda.” Tries to block every EPA rule he sees Since becoming Oklahoma’s top legal...
  • Senate passes Cures bill

    12/07/2016 11:55:42 AM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Robert King
    The Senate overwhelmingly passed a major medical research package on Wednesday afternoon, sending the legislation to President Obama, who has said he will sign it. The 21st Century Cures Act, which passed 94-5, would provide $6.3 billion spread out over 10 years to medical research and the Food and Drug Administration. Of the $6.3 billion, about $1 billion would be sent out as grants to states to help combat opioid abuse.
  • Rep. John Conyers: ‘The Electoral College Is Rooted in Slavery’

    12/07/2016 11:52:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) held a forum Tuesday on the future of the Electoral College, which he claimed was “rooted in slavery.” “We also must face up to the cold reality that the Electoral College is rooted in slavery,” Conyers said in his opening statement. Conyers referenced a claim by one of the witnesses, Yale Law professor Akhil Amar, that “states opposed direct elections for the president, because in a direct election system, the North would outnumber the South, whose many slaves could not vote, but the Electoral College instead let each southern state count its slaves, although...
  • Election panel awaits judge’s ruling on Mich. recount

    12/07/2016 11:52:39 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 100 replies
    The Detroit News | December 7, 2016 | Chad Livengood
    Blocked due to Copyright - Link below
  • Freed Pastor Saeed Abedini Says Donald Trump Helped His Family While He Suffered in Iranian Jail

    12/07/2016 11:07:15 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 15 replies
    christian today ^ | 26 October 2016 | Hazel Torres
    ranian-American Pastor Saeed Abedini is brimming with gratitude for one U.S. presidential aspirant: Donald Trump. In a surprising revelation, Abedini said the Republican presidential nominee helped provide for the needs of his family in Boise, Idaho while he was locked up in an Iranian prison for his faith. The pastor said Trump gave his family $10,000 while he was imprisoned for three and a half years. "I am finally free in a free country. Last year on the same day I was sick and in chains for Christ, and now I can vote to choose my next president," Abedini said...
  • Pelosi: Dems fine with Mattis language in CR

    12/07/2016 11:06:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that Democrats won't oppose a stopgap spending bill over language that would expedite a vote next year for legislation allowing retired Gen. James Mattis to become secretary of defense. "That will not be an obstacle," Pelosi told reporters Wednesday. On Tuesday, Pelosi warned Republicans not to include an actual waiver for Mattis in the spending bill. The version of the bill that came out doesn't include a waiver, and instead just creates a process to speed along waiver legislation next year.