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  • Valerie Jarrett: Trump Victory Was ‘Soul-Crushing,’ ‘Punch to the Stomach’

    12/08/2016 3:59:17 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7 Dec 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at Politico‘s “Women Rule” event, senior adviser to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett said the reactions at the White House to President-elect Donald Trump‘s victory were “like a punch in the stomach” and “soul-crushing.” Jarrett said, “We were surprised by the outcome of the election. It kind of was like a — I’m not sure what the right analogy would be, but like a punch in the stomach, let’s say. Soul-crushing might be another description. But that’s the democracy that we have. The people get to decide and the elections matter and we have to get about the business...
  • Have Republicans Abandoned The Free Market?

    12/08/2016 3:15:18 AM PST · by expat_panama · 7 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Dec. 7, 2016 6:31 PM ET | Editorial
    Economy: Pop quiz: Attach the correct name — either liberal President Obama or conservative Vice President-elect Mike Pence — to the following quotes. "The free market is the greatest force for economic progress in human history. It's led to a prosperity and a standard of living unmatched by the rest of the world." "The free market has been sorting it out, and America's been losing." If you guessed that Obama uttered the second quote, you're wrong. That was Mike Pence at a press conference in Indiana after Donald Trump announced his deal with Carrier to keep 1,000 jobs from shifting...
  • Study: The Recovery Is A Myth — There's Been No Recovery At All

    12/08/2016 3:07:52 AM PST · by expat_panama · 14 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Dec. 7, 2016 6:39 PM ET | TERRY JONES
    President Obama has staked a great part of his legacy on the idea that he skillfully engineered a great recovery from the financial crisis. The Obama-friendly media routinely parrot the idea. But in fact, as a shocking new study from the nonpartisan U.S. Council on Competitiveness and the Gallup organization suggests, the so-called recovery doesn't exist. As recently as Oct. 11, less than a month before the election, the online publication The Hill ran this headline: "Obama's economic legacy ensures Democrats decades of success." No kidding. But it's a bit unfair to single them out: Others have run with similar...
  • 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...
  • Runner-Up Of The Year: Congrats To Hillary For Coming In Second For The Second Time

    12/07/2016 11:42:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 7, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Congratulations to Hillary Clinton, runner-up for Time Magazine's 2016 Person of the Year cover issue. Clinton narrowly lost to President-elect Donald Trump, who was announced as Time’s selection Wednesday morning. "Winners get to write history," Charlotte Alter wrote of Clinton's second near-victory in the last two months. "Losers, if they are lucky, get a ballad."
  • China fines Medtronic $17 million on anti-monopoly charges

    12/07/2016 11:35:19 PM PST · by granada · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 7, 2106 | By AP
    BEIJING (AP) — Medical device maker Medtronic has been fined $17 million by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators in the latest effort by Beijing to force down what it sees as unreasonably high prices. Regulators concluded Medtronic, which supplies cardiovascular, restorative, and diabetes-related medical devices, suppressed competition by enforcing minimum prices its distributors were required to charge, the government said Wednesday. Foreign automakers, milk suppliers and other companies have faced similar penalties. Setting minimum prices is a common tactic in other markets but lawyers say Beijing appears to see them as a barrier to competition. "Competition in China's high-value consumables and implantable...
  • How The Establishment Will Try to Destroy Trump

    12/07/2016 10:57:20 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 7 Dec 2016 | Ann Coulter
    Shortly before Thanksgiving, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni wrote a column that should chill you to the bone. Titled "Donald Trump's Demand for Love," Bruni said: "I had just shaken the president-elect's normal-size hand and he was moving on to the next person when he wheeled around, took a half step back, touched my arm and looked me in the eye anew. 'I'm going to get you to write some good stuff about me,' Donald Trump said.” Bruni is a fabulous writer, but if he ever writes good stuff about you, Mr. President-elect, YOU WILL HAVE FAILED. I assume...
  • 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...
  • NATO officers from Turkey have turned into stateless asylum-seekers

    12/07/2016 10:31:54 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    DW, Germany ^ | 06.12.2016 | Teri Schultz
    Dozens of high-ranking Turkish military officers formerly posted at NATO headquarters in Brussels and SHAPE military headquarters in Mons are among more than 125,000 people President Recep Tayyip Erdogan alleges helped launch a failed coup against him in July. Erdogan calls them "terrorist soldiers." Several of these officers agreed to speak with Deutsche Welle under cover of anonymity. They want to know if any visiting dignitary is going to ask Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu for details on what's happening to them, how he'll reassure them the alliance that it can get along just fine without some of its best-trained...
  • 'I had a good cry': Pinehurst man recalls Pearl Harbor survival

    12/07/2016 9:46:54 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 12 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 12/7/2016 | Bryan Mims
    Pinehurst, N.C. — A local survivor of Pearl Harbor has spent a lifetime making sure people don't forget the terror that killed so many of his comrades. Roy "Swede" Boreen, 96, escaped a ship where more than 440 sailors were killed. He has lived in Pinehurst for more than 30 years, and Wednesday the community rallied around him in tribute. At age 21, Boreen prepared to die a terrible death, coated in oil, bobbing in sea water. Minutes earlier, he'd looked out a porthole aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma.
  • New Israeli APC may be produced in US

    12/07/2016 9:46:42 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Globes, Israel ^ | December 06, 2016 | Yuval Azulai
    The Defense Ministry is mulling manufacturing the planned new IDF armored personnel carrier - the Eitan - in the US and purchasing it with US military aid. The planned new IDF armored personnel carrier (APC) - the Eitan - will be manufactured in the US and purchased by Israel with US military aid, according to internal discussions by the IDF land forces and the Ministry of Defense. Such a decision is liable to disappoint Israeli defense companies and dozens more small and medium-sized companies in Israel involved in the Merkava tank program. These companies hoped that their involvement in the...
  • 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,...
  • Why Is Sweden Destroying 96 Powerful Fighter Jets That Could Deter Russia?

    12/07/2016 9:30:25 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 7, 2016 | Elisabeth Braw
    Last year the Swedish defense company SAAB made its final delivery of 96 Gripen planes ordered by the Swedish government. Now, despite having thousands of flying hours and many years left, the fighter jets are destined for the scrapheap. The Swedish government is buying even newer Gripen planes. Gripen C/D is an advanced fighter jet with attack and surveillance capabilities, which unlike its Gripen predecessors is also compatible with NATO standards and thus more easily exportable. SAAB has sold or leased the plane not only to the Swedish government but to South Africa, Hungary, Thailand, the Czech Republic and even...
  • Strict voter ID law approved in Michigan House

    12/07/2016 9:13:30 PM PST · by Voluntaryist · 30 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...
  • Trump ignores Gore’s advice, instead picks skeptic to head EPA & dismantle climate agenda

    12/07/2016 8:43:13 PM PST · by 867V309 · 55 replies
    climatedepot.com ^ | December 7, 2016 | Marc Morano
    “President-Elect Trump’s appointment of Scott Pruitt is a breath of fresh air. No longer do we have to suffer under President Obama’s ridiculous EPA ‘climate’ regulations. It is also refreshing that a Republican President is not throwing the EPA over to the green activists and the media by appointing a weak administrator. Christine Todd Whitman he is not!
  • 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.
  • Jerry Brown predicts ‘negative, and very powerful’ reaction if Donald Trump halts climate action

    12/07/2016 8:11:24 PM PST · by Mariner · 44 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 7th, 2016 | By Christopher Cadelago
    In his global evangelism about the threat of climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown has dismissed skeptics as “troglodytes” and “deniers of the obvious science.” But Brown, who in recent years has emerged as a premier climate warrior, has refused to ascribe those characteristics to Donald Trump since his election as president, despite the Republican businessman’s support for fossil fuels and repeated dismissals of climate change as a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. In brief remarks about the subject, Brown said Monday that it would be difficult for the U.S. to “go rogue” on climate change. He went further Tuesday in...
  • N. Korea building 8th runway exclusively for Kim Jong-un: report

    12/07/2016 8:01:45 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/12/08
    N. Korea building 8th runway exclusively for Kim Jong-un: report SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is building another runway exclusively for its leader Kim Jong-un in the North's South Pyongan Province, a U.S.-based broadcaster said Thursday. Curtis Melvin, a researcher at the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, told Radio Free Asia (RFA) that the 870-meter-long airstrip in Unsan County, the eighth one for Kim, is located near a cement plant, mine and new industrial complex being built. The location of the airstrip strengthens the belief that it will be used for Kim's field inspections of industrial facilities,...
  • The weather outside is frightful thanks to climate change and the polar vortex (It's global warming)

    12/07/2016 7:48:38 PM PST · by jerod · 39 replies
    CBC News ^ | Dec 07, 2016 5:00 PM ET | By Sheena Goodyear
    Cold Arctic air hitches a ride on a 'roller-coaster' jet stream to bring us a more blustering winter than 2014 With cold, blustering snowstorms battering the West Coast and the Prairies, you might be tempted to say "What global warming?" But climate change may, in fact, be to blame for this oh-so-Canadian winter. "Doesn't global warming mean that we're going to get warmer, shorter winters? Well, in some areas, yes, but it actually could mean we could see colder episodes," Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips told CBC News.
  • Afghan Senate: Iran and Russia are supporting Taliban

    12/07/2016 7:42:16 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 5 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 8 December 2016 | Zahid Masood
    Afghan Senate members have certified the existence of documents affirming that Taliban collected endorsements from both Iran and Russia. Indeed, Taliban members are located in the cities of Mashhad, Yazd and Kerman in Iran. They often travel to and fro between the two countries, according to locals at the border of Afghanistan. The Iranian Foreign Ministry denied these reports. A number of deputies of the Council of elders of Afghanistan, advocated that: “Moscow supplied the Taliban with ammunition in order to restrain the widening influence of ISIS and its affiliated groups in Afghanistan and preclude threats against the Central Asian...
  • 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!!
  • Trump blasts Carrier union leader: He's 'done a terrible job'

    12/07/2016 7:01:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Rebecca Savransky
    Donald Trump blasted the Carrier union's president Wednesday after he said the president-elect "lied his ass off" about terms of the deal to keep Carrier manufacturing jobs in the United States. "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers," the president-elect tweeted Wednesday. "No wonder companies flee country!" Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!
  • Obama NLRB Wiped Out 4,500 Years of Legal Precedent

    12/07/2016 6:59:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 12/6/16 | Bill McMorris
    President Barack Obama’s top labor arbiters have overturned a cumulative 4,500 years of legal precedent over the past eight years, according to a new study. The National Labor Relations Board, an agency that oversees union elections and workplace disputes, has issued numerous new rules that changed longstanding agency practices, as well as issued decisions that overturned decades of precedent. In all, the board has overturned 91 precedents, wiping out more than 4,000 years of case law—averaging more than 45 years per decision; the agency’s new election rules overturned a combined 454 years of protocol, according to a study from three...
  • Steve Novick's CEO tax wins close vote, putting Portland on world map

    12/07/2016 6:59:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 7, 2016 | Jessica Floum
    In a move that's drawn international headlines, Portland will launch a first-of-its-kind tax on public companies that pay their chief executives vastly more than they pay an average worker. Portland City Council approved the controversial plan 3-1 Wednesday, making a statement about growing income disparity in the United States while giving Commissioner Steve Novick a legacy piece in his final weeks in City Hall. The tax targets publicly traded companies whose chief executives report salaries at least 100 times higher than the salary of a median worker. Officials expect to raise $2.5 million a year starting in January 2017, with...
  • 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...
  • 'Bomb' found at Penrith electrical substation (Sydney, New South Wales)

    12/07/2016 6:49:53 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 8th December 2016 | Yoni Bashan
    THE Bomb Squad and Hazmat were deployed to an electricity substation in Penrith following the discovery of a device with what looked like a detonator attached to it this morning. Workers at the Kingswood electricity substation on Smith Street found what’s understood to be a petrol bomb with a detonator shortly before 9am. THE Bomb Squad and Hazmat were deployed to an electricity substation in Penrith following the discovery of a device with what looked like a detonator attached to it this morning. Workers at the Kingswood electricity substation on Smith Street found what’s understood to be a petrol bomb...
  • 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...
  • Microwave oil recovery could unlock trillions of barrels of oil [...] from Oil shale and oil sands

    12/07/2016 6:45:48 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 32 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Brian Wang
    Peter Kearl is co-founder and CTO of Qmast which is a Colorado-based company pioneering the use of the microwave technology to recover oil. Oil giants BP and ConocoPhillips are pouring resources into developing similar extraction techniques, which can be far less water- and energy-intensive than fracking. There is more than 4.285 trillion barrels of oil barrels of oil in the Green River Formation (2011 U.S. Geological Survey of resource in-place). Using oil shale cutoffs of potentially viable (15 gallons per ton) and high grade (25 gallons per ton), it is estimated that between 353 billion and 1.146 trillion barrels of...
  • NBC News paid for Ghost Ship operator's hotel room

    12/07/2016 6:44:47 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 10 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec. 7 2016 | Vivian Ho
    NBC News paid for a hotel room for the man who ran the Ghost Ship, the Oakland warehouse-turned-artists-collective that burned down Friday night, killing 36 people at an underground electronic music show. Mainstream media outlets frown on paying money to sources. A network spokesman said NBC “absolutely” did not give money to Derick Almena in exchange for a series of exclusive interviews, but bought him a hotel room at the Oakland Marriott City Center for “a couple of nights.” The spokesman described that as “standard TV booking procedure.” Almena, 46, stayed at the hotel with his wife, Micah Allison, and...
  • 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
  • Driver's licensing a frustration for some Syrian refugees

    12/07/2016 6:32:55 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 15 replies
    CBC News ^ | 12/7 | Rafferty Baker
    Jawdat Belal palms the steering wheel of a driving school's hybrid car with one hand, turning the vehicle down a residential street in Esquimalt, B.C. Instructor Steve Wallace sits next to him, offering constant directions and corrections. "You've gotta start doing hand-over-hand; you've gotta get rid of [that habit], OK? Right turn here. Signal right," he says. "You can't be doing that ... they'll flunk you," says Wallace with a laugh. "That's your father. Your father's letting you get away with that."
  • 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...
  • Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn hospitalized in Ohio

    12/07/2016 6:19:04 PM PST · by buckalfa · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2016 | AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week. Hank Wilson with Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs said Wednesday that the 95-year-old Glenn is at the James Cancer Hospital, but that doesn't necessarily mean he has cancer. Wilson said he didn't have other information about Glenn's condition, illness or prognosis.
  • '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.
  • White House admits Obama won't close Gitmo

    12/07/2016 6:09:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama has thrown in the towel on his long-sought goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison. White House press secretary Josh Earnest Wednesday acknowledged that the prison, which houses some of the worst terrorism suspects apprehended by the United States, will not close before Obama lea
  • Mitch McConnell just gave a seriously moving tribute to Joe Biden

    12/07/2016 6:03:22 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/7/16 | Amber Phillips
    To wrap up, McConnell got serious again: “His journey began here, by the side of those who loved him, hand on the Bible, heart in a knot, swearing the same oath he now administers to others. It's a journey that ends now by the side of those who still care about him.” McConnell included himself in that list. “Mr. President, you've been a real friend. You've been a trusted partner, and it's been an honor to serve with you. We're all going to miss you. Godspeed.”
  • The Comet Ping Pong Gunman Answers Our Reporter’s Questions

    12/07/2016 6:00:47 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/7/16 | Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — Edgar M. Welch, 28, of Salisbury, N.C., was arrested Sunday after firing a gun inside a pizza restaurant in Washington as he investigated false claims in online articles that the pizzeria was at the center of a child sex slave ring, the police said. No one was injured by the gunfire, and Mr. Welch surrendered peacefully. The pizzeria, Comet Ping Pong, had been swept into a conspiracy theory, which linked the supposed ring to Hillary Clinton, because its owner had corresponded with the Clinton campaign about a fund-raising dinner.
  • 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...
  • Police charge Samir Price, 19, with shooting death of Mayfair boy, 14

    12/07/2016 5:49:51 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 12/07/2016 | Emily Babay and Robert Moran
    A 19-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man was charged with the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in Mayfair, police said. Samir Price, of the 6100 block of Loretto Avenue in Oxford Circle, surrendered to police Tuesday afternoon in the Nov. 28 killing of Ian Wilsey. On Wednesday, he was charged with murder, robbery and related offenses. Price was arrested last year for robbery and aggravated assault. The case was listed for trial three times and then withdrawn by the prosecution in September.
  • 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.
  • 2nd officer shot in Americus out of surgery; suspect still at-large

    12/07/2016 5:29:50 PM PST · by Towed_Jumper · 9 replies
    WCSC,SC Website (Live5News) Charleston, SC ^ | December 7th 2016 | Tanita Gaither
    AMERICUS, GA (WTVM) - The Sumter County Sheriff's Office chaplain announced at a vigil Wednesday night that the second officer shot by an armed and dangerous suspect earlier in the day has made it out of surgery. Americus Police Officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr, 25, was shot and killed by 32 year-old Minguel Lembrick. Lembrick was identified as the suspect by the Sumter Co. Sheriff's Office. The second officer, Officer Smith, was also shot.
  • Cypress Springs students charged with kidnapping in alleged sex attempt

    12/07/2016 5:24:11 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 24 replies
    KHOU ^ | 12-7-2016
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Court documents show that three Cypress Springs High School students have been charged with aggravated kidnapping stemming from an incident that occurred late last month. On Nov. 28 the Cypress Fairbanks ISD Police Department was called to Walker Elementary School near Katy where the victim ran for help after she was allegedly abducted. According to court documents, the victim told police that she was leaving lunch and going to her next class at Cypress Springs H.S. when she was approached from behind by a male student she did not know. The male student allegedly grabbed her...
  • ‘I Think It’s Dangerous’: Megyn Kelly Expresses Concern Over Trump’s ‘De-Legitimization’

    12/07/2016 5:16:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 101 replies
    Justin Baragona ^ | 12/7/16 | Justin Baragona
    During an interview with NPR, Fox News host Megyn Kelly explained how she feels that President-elect Donald Trump’s continuous attacks on the mainstream media represents a “dangerous phase” for America at the moment. Her concern is that it will lead to a larger portion of the American public not believing what they hear from the press. Appearing on Fresh Air, Kelly spoke with host Terry Gross and told her about being targeted by Trump on Twitter in the aftermath of the first GOP presidential debate. She noted that it soon devolved into death threats from his supporters and a torrent
  • 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
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  • 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...