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  • Wisconsin Recount Day 2 Totals: Trump Inches Further Ahead in Dec. 3 Numbers Update

    12/03/2016 3:32:34 PM PST · by bigbob · 12 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 12-2-16 | Jessica McBride
    Wisconsin recount totals for day 2 show that Donald Trump has inched ahead by a couple additional votes. Three to be exact. The Wisconsin Election Commission posts recount data on a spreadsheet every day. The latest spreadsheet totals as of 1:30 p.m. CST on December 3 show that the recount isn’t changing much, although a smattering of errors have been found throughout the state. The candidates each lost and gained a smattering of votes in towns, cities, and villages that are reporting, so any losses were basically cancelled out. The Election Commission doesn’t tally the returns, but, rather, just posts...
  • Ku Klux Klan marches in Roxboro celebrating Trump win (barf)

    12/03/2016 3:30:00 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 28 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 12/3/2016 | WRAL-TV
    Roxboro, N.C. — A caravan of about 20 vehicles organized by the Ku Klux Klan celebrated President-Elect Donald Trump's win with Confederate and American flags Saturday afternoon in Roxboro. Officers blocked several intersections along U.S. Highway 501, so the convoy would move and exit the city quickly. “We learned late this afternoon the group wanted to come to Roxboro. I want to thank our law enforcement partners who helped us close intersections so the group could enter and leave the city as fast as possible,” Roxboro Police Chief David Hess said in a statement. He said the group posted the...
  • Arabs insist activists stop visiting Amona

    12/03/2016 3:26:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/12/16
    Activists from the Arab village of Silwad, with help from leftists NGO Yesh Din, sent a letter to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit requesting the government stop activists stop heading to Amona. They also asked that the temporary structures built to house activists be destroyed immediately. According to the Arabs, activists go to Amona for the express purpose of resisting the Israeli Supreme Court's orders. The Supreme Court has ordered that Amona's residents be expelled and their homes destroyed on December 25. In the letter, the Arabs "reminded" Mandelblit that he had requested to delay the expulsion and destruction of Amona,...
  • Clinton Aide Calls Email Scandal ‘Most Grossly Overrated’ And ‘Destructive’ Story Ever

    12/03/2016 3:22:18 PM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 2, 2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The story will go down in history as “the most grossly overrated, over-covered and most destructive story in all of presidential politics,” Palmieri said, adding: “If I made one mistake, it was legitimizing the way the press covered this story line.” Palmieri and other top strategists for Clinton’s campaign slammed the Trump campaign during the post-mortem typically set up a few weeks following the presidential election
  • Four resign from Talihina veterans center after resident found with maggots in wound

    12/03/2016 3:19:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 12/2/16 | Barbara Hoberack
    Four staff members at the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs Talihina facility have resigned after a resident who later died was found with maggots in a wound, the agency said. Executive Director Myles Deering said the maggots were discovered while the patient was alive but were not the cause of his death. He said the man came into the center with an infection. “He did not succumb as a result of the parasites,” Deering said Tuesday. “He succumbed as a result of the sepsis.” Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. A physician’s assistant and three nurses, including...
  • Challenge to presidential election in Pennsylvania is over [Pennsylvania recount challenge dropped!]

    12/03/2016 3:04:49 PM PST · by roostercogburn · 40 replies
    ABC 27 News ^ | December 3, 2016 | By Dave Marcheskie
    Green Party drops challenge.
  • Hundreds of VA dental patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis

    12/03/2016 2:15:26 PM PST · by ARGLOCKGUY · 5 replies
    Nearly 600 patients who received dental care at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and C and now face an anxious wait to find out if they were infected. Earlier this week, officials said a dentist at the Tomah VA Medical Center improperly re-used his own dental equipment instead of using the sterilized, disposable tools as VA rules require. "It was purposeful that he was violating VA regulations," said Victoria Brahm, acting medical director at the Tomah VA Center in a press briefing earlier this week. "During all of the orientation, he...
  • Gen. Weasley Clark’s Son To Lead Veterans’ Group To Protest Dakota Access Pipeline

    12/03/2016 1:03:35 PM PST · by onyx · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-03-2016 | Kerry Pickett
    Gen. Weasley Clark’s Son To Lead Veterans’ Group To Protest Dakota Access Pipeline The son of retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark heads a veterans’ group committed to preventing law enforcement from evacuating Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. The group plans to arrive at the encampment Sunday.The group will supplement the few veterans who already arrived at one of the encampments earlier in the week and and demanded that law enforcement lay down their firearms.Wesley “Wes” Clark Jr. and former U.S. Marine Michael Wood Jr. lead Veterans Stand for Standing Rock. Clark’s father was also a 2004 Democratic presidential primary...
  • Christian artists could be jailed for refusing make same sex wedding invitations

    12/03/2016 12:40:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 3, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    A pair of Arizona-based Christian artists is challenging the local law that threatens to fine and imprison them for refusing to make same-sex wedding invitations. Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio in Phoenix, lost a case at trial level which accused them of violating a local ordinance that protects homosexuals from discrimination, Fox News reported. The ordinance also prevents the business owners from publicly explaining their convictions or even defending their decision lest they face jail time for that as well. This apparent violation of the First Amendment protection of free speech is at the...
  • Obama claims immunity from lawsuit under 'the king can do no wrong' maxim

    12/03/2016 12:06:03 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    In response to a class action lawsuit by as many as 3,500 ready-to-hire air traffic controller applicants whose names were "purged" so the Federal Aviation Administration could hire based on race, federal lawyers asserted that the administration is immune from liability for denying constitutional equal protection because of sovereign immunity. In other words, they claim protection by the legal maxim rex non potest peccare, which means, "the king can do no wrong."
  • Iowa governor favored to be next ambassador to China: report

    12/03/2016 11:54:42 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 8 replies
    Branstad's core appeal may be his long-standing friendship with the Chinese President Xi Jinping that spans back decades, Bloomberg noted. The pair first met in 1985 when Xi was visiting Iowa as an agricultural official, according to Bloomberg. Since their first meeting, Branstad and Xi forged a friendship around their mutual interest in agriculture.
  • Stick to ‘one China’ policy, Beijing tells US after historic call between Trump & Taiwan’s president

    12/03/2016 11:15:22 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 56 replies
    R T ^ | Staff
    China has lodged a protest over Donald Trump’s conversation with Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen, the first between a US president or president-elect and a Taiwanese leader since 1979. Beijing urged the US to stick to the “one China” policy to avoid wrecking ties. Trump and Tsai spoke over the phone for more than 10 minutes, discussing issues related to economic development and strengthening national defense, Focus Taiwan reported, citing the Presidential Office. Tsai also reportedly voiced hope that Washington would lend Taipei “more participation and contributions on international issues.”
  • Return White House Drug Czar to Cabinet

    12/03/2016 11:02:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2016 | Robert Charles
    Many critical issues tied to fundamental bureaucratic reform and redirection of federal policies await the Trump/Pence cabinet. But one cabinet pick, often forgotten and vital to redirecting national policy at a time of crisis, is the so-called “Drug Czar.” Formally, this post is known as the White House Director of the Office of National Drug Control (ONDCP). This position has never been more important, nor has any president been better positioned to shape the future with such an appointment. Opiate addiction has skyrocketed, leading to a breathtaking loss of 47,055 lives last year. Deaths by synthetic drugs quintupled in some...
  • Petition to remove Donald Trump as President is the most popular in history

    12/03/2016 10:48:15 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 72 replies
    TNN, The Times of India ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Devika Bhattacharya
    New Delhi: A petition urging the Electoral College to reject Donald Trump as the next President of the United States has become the most popular in the history of Change.org, a site that mobilizes support for petitions through e-signatures. Over 4.6 million people have signed the petition titled "Make Hillary Clinton President", which calls on the Electoral College to elect the Democratic presidential candidate over Trump when it officially votes on December 19. The petition argues that since Clinton won the popular vote in the November 8 election by a margin of 2 million ballots, she should be the President....
  • Weekly Update: What Should Trump Do?

    12/03/2016 10:42:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 2, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    JW Asks Court to Find Government Misconduct in Clinton Email Scandal Trump Administration Should Investigate Clinton ScandalsNew Documents Show Clinton Conflicts of InterestTune In! — The First 100 Days: The Anti-Corruption Agenda JW Asks Court to Find Government Misconduct in Clinton Email Scandal The Clinton email scandal is more than about the conduct of Hillary Clinton. It is about the lawlessness of the Obama administration, especially the State Department. That’s why our Judicial Watch attorneys recently asked a federal court, on the grounds that the documents relate to government misconduct, to reject the State Department’s secrecy claims over certain...
  • Improving Environmental Programs

    12/03/2016 10:34:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Donald Trump plans to “roll back progress” on climate change, energy and the environment, activists, regulators and their media allies assert. The claim depends on one’s definition of “progress.” These interest groups define “progress” as ever-expanding laws, regulations, bureaucracies and power, to bring air and water emissions of every description down to zero, to prevent diseases that they attribute to manmade pollutants and forestall “dangerous manmade climate change.” Achieving those goals requires controlling nearly every facet of our economy, industries, lives, livelihoods and living standards. If we are talking about halting and reversing this unbridled federal control, President-Elect Trump has...
  • At 46 Years, EPA Will See HUGE Changes Under Trump

    12/03/2016 10:14:14 AM PST · by rktman · 66 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began operating 46 years ago after former President Richard Nixon proposed it as a way to address mounting pollution concerns across the country. EPA celebrated its 46th anniversary Friday, just weeks before President-elect Donald Trump likely takes the agency in a totally different direction compared to the last eight years under President Barack Obama, focusing on clean air and quality instead of global warming. Not only is Trump looking to roll back Obama-era regulations, the incoming administration reportedly has plans to fundamentally reform major decades-old environmental laws: The Clean Air Act and the Clean Water...
  • Gov’t Spends $27 Billion Annually On Global Warming — How Much Will Trump Cut?

    12/03/2016 9:52:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    President-elect Donald Trump said he’s looking to cut back federal global warming programs, which he claims are hurting U.S. competitiveness. He’s got a lot of work ahead of him: Federal agencies plan to spend $27 billion on global warming-related programs next year. The White House reported to House Republicans that 18 federal agencies combined spent about $22 billion on global warming activities in 2013, but defined global warming much more narrowly than the agencies themselves. Federal agencies want to spend $12 billion on global warming programs in 2017, according to Salon, but the left-wing news site only factored in six...
  • Satan's Final Showdown!

    12/03/2016 9:26:09 AM PST · by kindred · 9 replies
    Friday, December 2, 2016 Satan's Final Showdown! Today, human technology, violence, godlessness, oppression and darkness has FULLY saturated this world and is EXPONENTIALLY at its height; Lucifer is putting his final touches and preparing this present world and his fallen angelic hosts for the final showdown AGAINST Almighty God and His ETERNAL sovereignty of RIGHTEOUSNESS (Rev. 16:13-16). In Lucifer's darkened vision and agenda he is seeking for himself the worship from Almighty God's creation, the establishment of his 666 global state under his anti Christ and the FINAL delusional designs for the eradication of his Creator (Almighty God). Ever since...
  • Stripped of Accounting Gimmicks, the US Has Been on the Verge of Recession since 2011

    12/03/2016 8:53:23 AM PST · by Rockitz · 28 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 2 December 2016 | Phoenix Capital
    The Fed has a very serious problem on its hands. That problem concerns the fact that for seven years the Fed has spread the myth of a “recovery.” I say “myth” because the reality is that when you remove accounting gimmicks, the US has been a “hair’s breadth” away from a recession since 2010. The most obvious gimmick being employed is the phony “deflator” used to understate inflation and overstate growth. Everyone knows that the official CPI measure for inflation is bogus. But the Fed routinely uses a deflator that is even lower that CPI when calculating GDP. This sounds...
  • A Patton at the Pentagon and a Whiz at Treasury, and Trump's World... [radio]

    12/03/2016 7:30:33 AM PST · by Randall_S · 7 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | December 3, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    This week, Trump made two critically important picks for his Cabinet: James “Mad Dog” Mattis at Defense, and Steve Mnuchin at Treasury. In Mattis, the United States will have a highly decorated, recently retired four star Marine general heading the Pentagon. Although he will require an exemption from Congress to take office (rules stipulate that Defense Secretaries be out of active service for at least seven years), this brilliant warrior is uniquely qualified to rebuild the United States Armed Forces. With Steve Mnuchin, Trump has selected one of the finest financial minds in the world today. Best luck to Mnuchin...
  • Philippine President Duterte all smiles, laughing during conversation with Trump (Video)

    12/03/2016 7:24:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    GMA Network ^ | 12/03/2016
    President Rodrigo Duterte was seen laughing and smiling during a phone conversation with US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday night. The Presidential Communications Office posted an excerpt of the conversation on its Facebook account before noon Saturday. The video was mostly muted due to the nature of the conversation, but Duterte was seen smiling all the time. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Malacañang (the Philippine equivalent of the White House) said earlier that according to Duterte, he and Trump have a "good rapport." In a released transcript by Malacañang, Duterte assured Trump that the Philippine government's campaign against drugs...
  • Stanford Study Reveals California Pensions Underfunded By $1 Trillion Or $93k Per Household

    12/03/2016 7:06:36 AM PST · by george76 · 65 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today the Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy highlighted an updated pension study, released by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, which revealed some fairly startling realities about California's public pension underfunding levels. After averaging $77,700 per household in 2014, the amount of public pension underfunding for the state of California jumped to a staggering $92,748 per household in 2015. But don't worry, we're sure pension managers can grow their way out of the problem...hedge fund returns have been stellar recently, right? Stanford University’s pension tracker database pegs the market value of California’s total pension debt at...
  • 5 Reasons Barack Obama Will Be Viewed As One Of The Worst Presidents of All Time

    12/03/2016 6:57:20 AM PST · by detective · 91 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 03, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Compiling a list of reasons why Barack Obama is a terrible president seems like a project for a book rather than a column. However, when we start looking at the catastrophic mistakes he’s made that may reverberate for years to come, it’s clear that he’s been a disaster for America on a scale that few other Presidents can match. Just look at his record.
  • My Unhappy Life as a Climate Heretic

    12/03/2016 6:35:12 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | Roger Pielke Jr
    Much to my surprise, I showed up in the WikiLeaks releases before the election. In a 2014 email, a staffer at the Center for American Progress, founded by John Podesta in 2003, took credit for a campaign to have me eliminated as a writer for Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website. In the email, the editor of the think tank’s climate blog bragged to one of its billionaire donors, Tom Steyer: “I think it’s fair [to] say that, without Climate Progress, Pielke would still be writing on climate change for 538.”
  • Hillary Clinton Catches Up by 23,700 Votes in Pennsylvania - Before Recount Even Begins

    12/03/2016 6:26:07 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 109 replies
    With recount effort now underway in the three razor-tight swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, it turns out Hillary Clinton has already moved closer to winning those states than had originally been announced. In the past two weeks Michigan and Wisconsin have both voluntarily revised the size of Donald Trump’s “win” downward by thousands of votes each. And now Pennsylvania has shrunk the size of Trump’s win by tens of thousands of votes. It’s important to understand that these revisions have been made by the states before the recounts even got underway. These shifts in the vote totals have...
  • Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections?

    12/03/2016 5:52:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 1, 2016 | Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund
    Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections? There’s no way to know. But the evidence suggests that significant numbers of noncitizens cast ballots. By Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund Donald Trump’s claim that illegal voting may have cost him a popular-vote majority has touched off outrage. Widespread voter fraud, the media consensus suggests, isn’t possible. But there is a real chance that significant numbers of noncitizens and others are indeed voting illegally, perhaps enough to make up the margin in some elections. There’s no way of knowing for sure. The voter-registration process in almost all states runs on the honor system....
  • Illinois lawmakers sue to get paid despite state budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. • Half-a-dozen state representatives have sued the Illinois comptroller for holding up their paychecks during the state budget mess. The Democratic lawmakers filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday demanding that Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger and Gov. Bruce Rauner "end unwarranted political pressure." In April, Munger began putting paychecks for the governor and lawmakers in line and pays them like other vendors' overdue bills get paid. The lawsuit was filed by Democratic representatives Emanuel "Chris" Welch of Hillside, Kate Cloonen of Kankakee, Lisa Hernandez of Cicero along with Chicagoans Mary Flowers, Sonya Harper and Silvan...
  • Tackling the peddlers of climate change

    12/03/2016 5:20:03 AM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2016 | Anthony Bright-Paul
    How often have we heard that ‘climate change’ is the greatest threat to mankind! How often have we heard that Global Warming will lead to an unprecedented rise in sea levels! -- when what is the truth?  There is absolutely no truth whatsoever in these assertions, made by a coven of corrupt scientists, who have held the whole world in thrall. Not only is the globe not warming, but we find that the books have been cooked on a truly massive scale. So massive, in fact, that even intelligent members of Parliament with some scientific knowledge have been fooled. The...
  • Report: 1.5 Percent Of Haiti’s Population Has Migrated To Mexico In The Past 8 Months

    12/03/2016 5:06:53 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 2 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Over 150,000 Haitians have immigrated to the northern Mexican state of Baja California in the past eight months, with many hoping to reach the United States. El Universal reported Monday that the equivalent of 1.5 percent of Haiti’s population had immigrated to the Mexican state. Haitians receive amnesty through Temporary Protected Status and thousands who have migrated to Mexico have hoped to take advantage of this benefit or receive asylum. Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, announced recently that removals of Haitians to their home country will be resumed. They had been suspended following Hurricane Matthew’s October...
  • An Untold Number Of Immigration Applications Never Received Background Checks

    12/03/2016 4:46:10 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 2 2016 | KATHRYN WATSON
    Federal immigration officials are halting all scheduled naturalization ceremonies because their digital information system failed to run background checks on an untold number of applicants, according to an email obtained by House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte. The scope of the problem — including how many naturalization applications in the Electronic Immigration System (ELIS) that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials already approved without proper background checks — is unclear. “Effective immediately, offices are instructed not to approve or oath any naturalization cases in ELIS (Electronic Immigration System),” a Nov. 29 email marked “urgent” from USCIS...
  • Military Update: Conferees reject more pruning of military compensation

    12/03/2016 4:43:39 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies
    House armed services committee conferees, in negotiating a final fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill, succeeded in blocking every substantive initiative aimed at slowing military compensation growth as had been backed by the Senate, the Obama administration and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As a result, active and reserve component forces will get a 2.1 percent pay raise Jan. 1 rather than 1.6 percent, avoiding a fourth consecutive cap on the annual military pay adjustment, each of which kept troop raises at least a half percentage point behind private sector wage growth.
  • Obama sneaks $4 billion for illegals in lame duck budget

    12/03/2016 4:42:33 AM PST · by kevcol · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 2, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Specifically, $1 billion would provide "cash and medical expenses and social services" for illegals and refugees. Another $2.82 billion would fund the care of youths flooding across the border in historic numbers. "HHS is experiencing the highest number of unaccompanied children in care and the largest footprint of funded capacity in the program's history, and flows of unaccompanied children have continued to grow over the last months," said the administration's documents. That increase, which has shocked many immigration critics on Capitol Hill, is far more than the $1.4 billion increase the administration sought for veterans health care in the Fiscal...
  • Sarah Palin: But... Wait... The Good Guys Won't Win With More Crony Capitalism

    12/03/2016 3:23:37 AM PST · by JediJones · 99 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 12/2/2016 | Sarah Palin
    I am ecstatic for Carrier employees! Their bosses just decided to keep shop onshore. What a relief for hundreds of workers. Merry Christmas Indiana! We don't yet know terms of the public/private deal that was cut to make the company stay, but let's hope every business is equally incentivized to keep Americans working in America. Foundational to our exceptional nation's sacred private property rights, a business must have freedom to locate where it wishes. In a free market, if a business makes a mistake (including a marketing mistake that perhaps Carrier executives made), threatening to move elsewhere claiming efficiency's sake,...
  • Reinstituting earmarks could benefit region (BARF)

    12/03/2016 1:04:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Altonna Mirror ^ | November 27, 2016 | Altoona Mirror editorial board
    Earmarks again are a topic in Congress, and people in this part of Pennsylvania shouldn’t condemn them. Back in the 1970s, when highway construction was booming around the biggest population centers of the Keystone State, places like Altoona, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bedford were told that once those projects were completed, work would begin on their roadway needs.But as the large-scale projects around Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Erie were completed, the promises that had been made to Blair County and other smaller-population areas, didn’t materialize because of alleged money shortages.The message seemed to be: “We’ll get to you sometime, but for...
  • Obama, Senate Democrats Trying to Keep FCC Democrat Controlled Under Trump Administration

    12/03/2016 12:08:34 AM PST · by redtetrahedron · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12.2.2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama are taking one more stab at retaining control of the Internet before they leave Washington. Harry Reid and President Obama are circulating a petition to remove the hold on FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel so that she can be reconfirmed before Congress recesses next week. If Obama and the Senate Democrats successfully reconfirm Rosenworcel, the FCC will remain in Democratic control during President-elect Trump’s administration. Her reconfirmation would block Trump’s ability to nominate both Jamison and Eisenach.
  • Easy German 143 - What Germans say about Donald Trump

    12/02/2016 10:45:53 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 21 replies
    LOL, they have some Californian in Berlin commenting about Donald Trump in May 2016, and of course 95% of the comments are negative. With a German commentator to boot.
  • Funding Leftist Frenzy

    12/02/2016 9:53:28 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Frontpage ^ | December 1, 2016 | Deborah Weiss
    In anticipation of a Trump loss, Hillary Clinton and her cohorts professed that anything other than graceful acceptance of the loss would “threaten democracy.”  But now that Trump has won, the left has hypocritically become unhinged.  After violent protests, petitions to eradicate the electoral college, and coddling college age students to miss class, delay exams and obtain psychotherapy to deal with the “trauma” of the election results, liberal political elites are in fear that the left will at last, calm down and accept the results.  They cannot accept such complacency.   Democrats got defeated in a sweep across the nation,...
  • Former Immigration Officer: Many Illegals Can Vote with Fake Documents

    12/02/2016 9:45:41 PM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | Katie McHugh
    A former immigration officer says many illegal aliens can vote in national elections, in part because they can easily buy fake identification documents. “I probably arrested more than a thousand illegal aliens in my career,” retired ICE Special-Agent-In-Charge Claude Arnold said during an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. “I routinely encounter people in possession of voter registration cards… I would ask them, ‘Do you or have you voted?’ And often, I would get the answer, yes,” he said, adding that about 100 illegals told him that they had voted. Illegals can vote because they can get realistic fake documents,...
  • Leverage Maneuver – Trump Talks Openly With Taiwan President…

    12/02/2016 8:13:19 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 87 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | 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.
  • Sarah Palin calls Trump’s deal with Carrier ‘crony capitalism’

    12/02/2016 7:22:39 PM PST · by Mariner · 217 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 2nd, 2016 | By Brian Murphy
    Former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who is reportedly under consideration for a spot in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, criticized Trump’s recent deal with Carrier to keep jobs in the United States. Trump visited the Carrier plant in Indianapolis on Thursday and touted the deal during a speech after the visit in front of a Carrier banner. Carrier will keep about 1,000 jobs in Indiana, instead of moving them to Mexico. In exchange, the state of Indiana is giving the company about $7 million in incentives. Vice president-elect Mike Pence in the current governor of Indiana. “When government steps in...
  • New Poll: More British Muslims Blame Jews for 9/11 Terror Attacks Than Al-Qaeda

    12/02/2016 7:18:24 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 13 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 12/2 | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    Only 4% of British Muslims believe Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist group was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, a new poll published on Friday found. According to the poll results — which were based on a survey of 3,000 British Muslims conducted by ICM for the Policy Exchange think tank — 31% of respondents said the US government was behind the devastating September 2001 terrorist attacks — in which nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia — while 7% pointed a finger of blame at Jews. A majority — 52% — said they did not know...
  • Seduced and Betrayed by Donald Trump [lying scum putz Krugman]

    12/02/2016 6:07:52 PM PST · by AndyJackson · 92 replies
    NY TImes - Opinion ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Paul Krugman
    The white working class is about to be betrayed by Trump just like the students at Trump University.
  • Obama: Health care act is law, US can't go backward

    12/02/2016 3:39:02 PM PST · by mdittmar · 164 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging the public to help save his health care law, which is in serious danger of being repealed under President-elect Donald Trump.In a Facebook Live appearance, Obama says the Affordable Care Act has improved millions of lives over the six years it's been the "law of the land." He says the country can't go "backward."
  • EPA to require mines to offer cleanup assurances

    12/02/2016 5:40:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2016 8:01 PM EST | Matthew Brown
    The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren’t stuck footing the bill. The proposal follows a 2016 agreement reached under court order for the government to enforce a long-ignored provision in the 1980 federal Superfund law. The requirement would apply to hardrock mining, which includes mines for precious metals, copper, iron, lead and other ores. It would cover mines and processing facilities in 38 states, requiring their owners to set aside sufficient money to pay for future clean ups. The...
  • OK, I get it: Companies Clamor for Cheap Labor, Fed Delivers

    12/02/2016 5:05:39 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 29 November 2016 | Wolf Richter
    Despite all the frothy excitement about the stock market’s new highs, and the drooling today over the new highs reached by Housing Bubble 2, exceeding the prior crazy highs of Housing Bubble 1 even according to the Case-Shiller Index, and despite eight years of super-low interest rates, and a million other things that are hyped constantly, median household incomes, the crux of the real economy, is still a dreary affair. Sentier Research released its median household income measure for October today. Adjusted for inflation, it edged up 0.6% from a year ago to $57,929. But it’s down 1.3% from January...
  • The Orwellian War on Skepticism

    12/02/2016 4:55:40 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 01 December 2016 | Robert Parry
    Official Washington’s rush into an Orwellian future is well underway as political and media bigwigs move to silence Internet voices of independence and dissent ___ Under the cover of battling “fake news,” the mainstream U.S. news media and officialdom are taking aim at journalistic skepticism when it is directed at the pronouncements of the U.S. government and its allies. One might have hoped that the alarm about “fake news” would remind major U.S. news outlets, such as The Washington Post and The New York Times, about the value of journalistic skepticism. However, instead, it seems to have done the opposite....
  • In His Final Days, Obama Quietly Expands War Powers Before Handing Them Off To Trump

    12/02/2016 4:40:15 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | Mike Masnik
    While we knew it was impossible for President Obama to truly rein in the massive executive powers that he helped expand (following on the massive expansions from previous administrations) concerning national surveillance and war -- we had still hoped that maybe his concern about a President Trump would let him do a few small things to limit some of the most egregious powers. Instead, it appears that President Obama is doing the opposite, and expanding his war powers, just as he's about to hand them to someone that he, himself, has loudly criticized as being unfit for the Presidency. For...
  • Fake News List Death Knell for MSM - Paul Craig Roberts

    12/02/2016 4:18:22 PM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    USA Watchdog ^ | 30 November 2016 | Greg Hunter intervies Paul Craig Roberts
    Videocast 41:35 Dr. Roberts also adds, “You can be in office, but not in power. If anything is going to change, Trump has to be in power. The government has to belong to him in order to get anything done.”
  • DOJ confirms: Bergdahl requests pardon from President Obama, US officials

    12/02/2016 4:00:28 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 02, 2016 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl--held captive for five years after being captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan--has requested a pardon from President Obama, Fox News has learned from two senior US officials. According to a well-placed source, Bergdahl thanked the president for rescuing him in May 2014 in a controversial exchange for five Taliban prisoners from Gitmo, in addition to asking for a pardon in the letter. The Secretary of the Army was copied on the letter to the president, but the pardon was not formally requested through the military chain of command. A Justice Department official confirms that it received...