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  • 1 dead, 7 injured after bus full of cheerleaders, 18-wheeler crash in West Texas

    12/04/2016 2:14:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Dallas News ^ | December 4, 2016 | Liz Farmer
    An adult sponsor for a West Texas high school cheer team has died and seven people were injured after a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a school bus carrying cheerleaders late Friday. The incident occurred on Interstate 20 in Big Spring as the Iraan High School cheerleaders headed back to Iraan after a playoff game against Munday High School in Colorado City, about 40 miles east of the scene, reports. The bus had about 120 miles left to reach Iraan, which is south of Big Spring. [Snip] Of the eight people taken to Scenic Mountain Medical Center, two...
  • Green Party drops PA case, plans to go federal

    12/04/2016 1:06:55 AM PST · by tank_sherman · 62 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 3, 2016 | Marc Levy / Associated Press
    HARRISBURG, Pa. ó Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday night that had sought to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvaniaís Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, in what Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had framed as an effort to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated. But later Saturday night, the party announced itíll go to federal court instead. A statement from the lead lawyer for the recount campaign says itíll seek an emergency federal court order for the recount. It says barriers to a recount in...
  • Rexnord employee reacts to Trump tweet about job loss (Video)

    12/03/2016 10:57:00 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    CBS4 Indy ^ | Dec 3, 2016 | Deanna Allbrittin
    NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- After a winning week for many Carrier workers, Rexnord employees are now in the spotlight. This tweet from President-elect Donald Trump has workers there wondering about their own jobs. ďI prayed, ĎGod, just give me something to hold on to, some hope,íĒ said Rexnord worker Brian Bousum. ďThen, he tweeted.Ē For Rexnord employee Brian Bousum, this late-night tweet from President-elect Donald Trump was a small sign that left room for uncertainty. ďHe said Ďno more,íĒ said Bousum. ďDoes that mean no more after Rexnord? Does it mean heís going to talk to the CEO Todd Adams? Did...
  • Boston high schoolers plan mass walk-out to protest Trump

    12/03/2016 10:45:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 3, 3016 | J.D. Capelouto
    ďDonald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States and we have the right to protest and stand together against the inexcusable statements he has made about, and the harmful policies he promises to enact against, immigrants, Muslims, black Americans, the disabled, the LGBTQ+ community and women,Ē organizers wrote in a description for a Facebook event.
  • Green Party switches strategy in Pennsylvania recount bid

    12/03/2016 10:40:37 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 107 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 3, 2016 | MARC LEVY
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) ó A Green Party-backed campaign changed its strategy to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and said late Saturday night that it will seek help in the federal courts, rather than the state courts. The announcement that it would seek an emergency federal court order on Monday for a recount came hours after it dropped a case in the state courts. "Make no mistake ó the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania," recount campaign lawyer Jonathan Abady said in a statement issued...
  • Lawsuit filed to force Florida recount

    12/03/2016 8:52:43 PM PST · by upchuck · 87 replies
    Palmer Report ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Bill Palmer
    Yesterday a federally registered nonprofit election entity launched a fundraiser to cover the court costs of a lawsuit it intended to file in the name of forcing a statewide recount in the narrowly decided state of Florida. The attorney fees were fully crowdfunded within a matter of hours. And today the attorney in question announced that he has officially filed the lawsuit in question, creating at least some possibility that a Florida recount may happen. Florida state law prohibits any candidate from requesting a recount, meaning that third party candidate Jill Stein cannot force a recount in the state even...
  • AP: Huntsman among secretary of State possibilities

    12/03/2016 8:41:10 PM PST · by 198ml · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/3/16 | JESSE BYRNES
    AP: Huntsman among secretary of State possibilities © Getty President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly open to expanding his short list of candidates for secretary of State to include former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Huntsman was one of the possibilities reported by The Associated Press on Saturday night, citing a source close to the Trump transition. Huntsman, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, previously served as ambassador to China and speaks Mandarin.
  • Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans arrive in Honolulu

    12/03/2016 7:46:10 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 30 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Jobeth Devera, Reporter
    It was an emotional homecoming for dozens of Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans at Honolulu International Airport Saturday afternoon. Live bands, hula dancers and other military servicemen and women gathered around Gate 18 to help welcome our nation's bravest. "I just want thank them for their time and what they've done to sacrifice for this nation," said Joshua Carmack, USN Chief Petty Officer. Each hero was escorted from the plane down an isle of hugs, handshakes and aloha. American Airlines sponsored the round-trip 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Flight, from Los Angeles to Honolulu, which hosted approximately 120 Pearl Harbor...
  • Ugly Austrian 'election of hate' draws to a close

    12/03/2016 7:40:03 PM PST · by Mariner · 34 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2016 | Simon Sturdee AFP
    Vienna (AFP) - Austria's long and ugly presidential campaign drew to a close Saturday, with the far-right aiming to emulate Donald Trump and Brexit campaigners by dealing a hammer-blow to Vienna's centrist establishment. A victory on Sunday for Norbert Hofer from the anti-immigration and EU-critical Freedom Party (FPOe) would make him Europe's first far-right elected president since World War II. The presidency is largely ceremonial but it would be another triumph for populist politics a month after Donald Trump's US election victory and barely five months since the British chose to leave the European Union. The election comes on the...
  • In Mr. Penceís New D.C. Neighborhood, Not Exactly The Welcome Wagon [Rainbow Flags Greeting]

    12/03/2016 7:31:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Ian Shapira.
    In Mr. Penceís New D.C. Neighborhood, Not Exactly The Welcome Wagon By Ian Shapira. December 3. In the affluent Washington neighborhood of Chevy Chase, the tinsel, poinsettias and Christmas trees are competing for attention this holiday season with an unusual house decoration: gay pride rainbow flags. When news filtered out in late November that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was temporarily moving into the white colonial with green shutters on Tennyson Street NW ó in the heart of Chevy Chase, a liberal Democratic stronghold ó neighbors decided to greet the Republican interloper with polite protest: rainbow flags flapping from their homes....
  • Media silence on eve of Italy's crunch referendum

    12/03/2016 7:09:47 PM PST · by Mariner · 5 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2016 | Fanny CARRIER
    Rome (AFP) - Media silence was imposed across Italy Saturday on the eve of a constitutional referendum crucial for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has staked his future on the government reforms. In the frantic final round of campaigning which ended on Friday, Renzi's rivals vowed to defeat referendum proposals to streamline parliament and force the centre-left leader out of office. The 41-year-old premier is hoping for a last-minute turnaround in voter sentiment, having pledged to quit in the event of a "No". While all media comment on the referendum is now banned until polling ends at 11:00 pm (2200...
  • 7-Year-Old's Reaction at Killing Her First Deer With AR-Style Rifle Goes Viral

    12/03/2016 5:01:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/3 | Liz Farmer
    A video raking in the views shows a 7-year-old Texas girl poised for two minutes with her hands on a gun the size of her before she pulls the trigger, killing her first deer. The little hunter, Lilly Klapper, looks on in awe before beaming at her bearded father, who exclaims "You got it" and high-fives her. The action begins around the 1:40 mark: Lilly shot the whitetail deer Monday in Central Texas with an AR style rifle chambered in 300 blackout, according to a video description. The family appears to live in Jacksboro, about 65 miles west of Denton,...
  • [Video] UN's Agenda 2030 is Every Totalitarian's Dream

    12/03/2016 6:46:01 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American / Youtube ^ | 02 December 2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations is pushing sustainable development goals, also known as "Agenda 2030", which is contrived of 17 goals which the United Nations aims to achieve globally by the year 2030.Foreign Correspondent Alex Newman breaks down a few of these goals and shows that the real agenda is global tyranny. Alexís findings should be beyond alarming for Americans and humanity as a whole. The New American
  • Green Party drops election recount bid in Pennsylvania

    12/03/2016 6:30:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/3/16 | Agencies
    WASHINGTON, United States ó Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein dropped her efforts Saturday to request a vote recount in Pennsylvania, one of three battleground states won by Donald Trump where she is challenging the results. ďPetitioners are regular citizens of ordinary means. They cannot afford to post the $1,000,000 bond required by the court,Ē read a filing submitted in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. On Twitter, she later added: ď#Recount2016 is so expensive because of elected leaders who have refused to invest in a 21st-century voting system.Ē
  • Keith Ellison on his job as congressman and DNC chair: ĎAll there is to do is to vote noí

    12/03/2016 6:03:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2016 | John Sexton
    Congressman Keith Ellison argued Friday at a gathering of Democrats that he could take over as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and keep his job in congress because, ‚ÄúAll there is to do is to vote ‚Äėno‚Äô.‚ÄĚThe Friday gathering in Denver was viewed as a try out for the various contenders for the DNC post being vacated by interim chairwoman Donna Brazile. Appearing by video, Howard Dean made a surprise announcement that he would no longer be seeking the DNC chairmanship. That was good news for Ellison who is considered the leading contender for the job. However, one thing...
  • Russia seeks full withdrawal of Aleppo rebels

    12/03/2016 5:35:43 PM PST · by Mariner · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 3rd, 2016 | By Tom Perry, Isla Binnie and Vladimir Soldatkin
    Russia said on Saturday it was ready for talks with the United States about a withdrawal of all Syrian rebels from eastern Aleppo, where advances by the Russian-backed Syrian army and its allies threaten to deal a crushing blow to the rebellion. In just over a week, the army and allied militias have seized large areas of the opposition-held territory in eastern Aleppo in a fierce campaign that may leave the rebels with no choice but to seek a negotiated passage out of their area. With tens of thousands of civilians still living in the rebels' shrinking, besieged enclave, the...
  • 9 dead, dozens missing in Oakland warehouse fire

    12/03/2016 5:33:42 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-3-16 | Fox-KTVU
    Fire tore through an Oakland warehouse converted into artist studios during a late night dance party Friday night, killing at least nine people, and officials said Saturday that the death toll could rise as high as 40.
  • TRUMP being interviewed by Hannity on Fox News right now

    12/03/2016 5:02:33 PM PST · by georgiegirl · 9 replies
    Fox News | 12/3/2016 | Self
    Just watching Hannity and Trump on Fox News.
  • Why Trump's call to Taiwan may get a pass ó this time ó from China as a rookie mistake

    12/03/2016 5:00:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 70 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/3/2016 | Christine Wang
    President-elect Donald Trump on Friday broke with decades of U.S. diplomatic tradition in speaking with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, a seemingly innocuous call that started the relationship between two of the world's greatest powers on the wrong foot. Trump's call, and the ensuing debate over its meaning, created an initial furor on both sides of the Pacific. Tsai's Democratic Progressive Party makes Beijing uncomfortable because of its official stance that Taiwan is independent and sovereign, rather than an extension of mainland Chinaóthe government's position that underpins the "One China" policy. Yet foreign policy experts think the fallout on U.S.-Sino relations...
  • Austriaís Worried Jews Pray Far Right Will Fail To Win Presidency

    12/03/2016 4:09:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 3, 2016 | Philip Oltermann
    Austriaís Worried Jews Pray Far Right Will Fail To Win Presidency Holocaust survivor among those warning against voting for Norbert Hofer of the Freedom party Philip Oltermann in Vienna Saturday 3 December 2016 As Austrians vote for their next president on Sunday, many will be cheering on Norbert Hofer, the rightwing populist, in the belief that he represents a break with his partyís national socialist roots. With a boyish smile and six years of experience as a rhetoric coach, Hofer has used the year-long election campaign to present himself as the respectable face of the Freedom party (FP÷), which in...
  • Kuwaiti to spend 10 years in jail for 'insulting emir' on Twitter

    12/03/2016 3:32:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 9 replies ^ | 12-1-16 | MEE staff
    A Kuwaiti online activist will spend 10 years in jail, an appeals court has ruled, for posting messages on Twitter that "insulted the emir" and "spreading false news" that endangered the country. The court on Thursday confirmed the jail term against Waleed Fares handed down by a lower court in May, AFP reported. Fares was arrested in September 2015 for comments under the name ďGibrit SeyassiĒ about Kuwaitís emir and ruler, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah, "offending the judiciary" and "accusing the attorney general and public prosecution of being biased". Fares said at his trial he had been beaten and...
  • Wisconsin Recount Day 2 Totals: Trump Inches Further Ahead in Dec. 3 Numbers Update

    12/03/2016 3:32:34 PM PST · by bigbob · 43 replies ^ | 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 isnít 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 doesnít 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 · 60 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 12/3/2016 | WRAL-TV
    Roxboro, N.C. ó 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. ďWe 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,Ē Roxboro Police Chief David Hess said in a statement. He said the group posted the...
  • Two more homicides in Tulsa push city to record total of 73

    12/03/2016 3:12:51 PM PST · by seacapn · 8 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:00 am | Harrison Grimwood
    Tulsa hit a new high for homicides in a year early Friday with a pair of deaths, including a woman who died after being stabbed during an altercation with a friend who was helping her move. Tahmachqua Floyd, 24, was the cityís 72nd homicide victim of 2016. The previous record of 71 was set in 2009, according to Tulsa World and Tulsa Police Department records. The new record didnít stand for long. Just minutes after Floydís death, Leon Crockett, 37, died of gunshot wounds he received Nov. 19 in a north Tulsa apartment, police reported.
  • China lodges formal protest after Donald Trumpís Taiwan call

    12/03/2016 3:06:20 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 2016-12-03 | Demetri Sevastopulo and Geoff Dyer in Washington and Tom Mitchell in Beijing
    First US-Taiwanese presidential contact since diplomatic relations were cut in 1979 The Chinese government has lodged a formal protest with Washington over Donald Trump¬ís phone call with the leader of Taiwan, as the US president-elect triggered a diplomatic dispute with Beijing more than a month before he assumes office. The call with Tsai Ing-wen is believed to be the first between a US president or president-elect and a president of Taiwan, which Beijing views as a renegade province, since diplomatic relations between Washington and the island were cut in 1979. ¬ďIt must be pointed out that there is only one...
  • Challenge to presidential election in Pennsylvania is over [Pennsylvania recount challenge dropped!]

    12/03/2016 3:04:49 PM PST · by roostercogburn · 63 replies
    ABC 27 News ^ | December 3, 2016 | By Dave Marcheskie
    Green Party drops challenge.
  • Trump, Pence Endorse Louisiana GOP Senate Candidate John Kennedy Ahead of Runoff

    12/03/2016 3:00:20 PM PST · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    NBC ^ | 3 Dec 2016 | VAUGHN HILLYARD
    NEW ORLEANS ó Vice President-elect Mike Pence traveled to Louisiana's largest city Saturday to endorse Republican John Kennedy for U.S. Senate ó a last-dash visit ahead of the state's runoff election in one week. "I'm really here to say thanks, but we have one more race to win this year," Pence told a crowd of supporters from inside a New Orleans airport hangar. As the Indiana governor looked to capitalize on the GOP's victories this election, including capturing the White House, President-elect Donald Trump also gave Kennedy his stamp of approval via Twitter. "State Treasurer John Kennedy is my choice...
  • Villanova U. ends probe into report of post election incident (Another Hoax)

    12/03/2016 2:18:44 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/03/2016 | Susan Snyder
    Villanova University has ended its probe into a report of a black female student who allegedly was knocked down by young white males yelling "Trump" because the student does not want to pursue the matter, according to the university. Radnor Township police last month announced they had closed their investigation into the matter for the same reason. Villanova spokesman Jonathan Gust said at the time that the university would continue its probe and hold accountable any individuals responsible for wrongdoing at the university level. Gust, however, said Friday: "It was hard to move forward, being that the student did not...
  • Hate Hoax: Black Man Arrested for ĎRacistí and ĎNazií Trump Graffiti

    12/03/2016 1:10:02 PM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies ^ | 12/2/16 | John Binder
    A 58-year-old African-American man was arrested for allegedly spray-painting a ďracistĒ message followed with President-Elect Donald Trumpís name the day after the New York business mogulís stunning victory. William Tucker of southern New Jersey was arrested by Philadelphia police for vandalizing multiple vehicles and homes on Nov. 9, where he wrote messages like ďTrump RulesĒ and ďBlack B*tchĒ on an African-American womanís car, reported. Tucker also allegedly spray-painted Trumpís name next to a Nazi swastika on a storefront window.
  • Breaking--Nine Alarm Fire in Cambridge, MA

    12/03/2016 1:06:12 PM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 160 replies ^ | 12/03/2016 | Mike Caraggi
    There is a massive nine-alarm fire blazing in Cambridge near Berkshire and York Streets. Nine alarms are the most that can be called. Firefighters from communities well outside the area being called in. Cambridge police are asking that the public avoid the area. Multiple buildings are on fire, including a church. At least one building has reportedly collapsed. Fire companies from all corners are on-scene to assist, including from Boston, Newton, Waltham and Wakefield.
  • Gen. Weasley Clarkís Son To Lead Veteransí Group To Protest Dakota Access Pipeline

    12/03/2016 1:03:35 PM PST · by onyx · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-03-2016 | Kerry Pickett
    Gen. Weasley Clark‚Äôs Son To Lead Veterans‚Äô Group To Protest Dakota Access Pipeline The son of retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark heads a veterans‚Äô 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 ¬ďWes¬Ē Clark Jr. and former U.S. Marine Michael Wood Jr. lead Veterans Stand for Standing Rock. Clark‚Äôs father was also a 2004 Democratic presidential primary...
  • Ready for Michelle? Political Committees Form In Support of Political Run by First Lady

    12/03/2016 12:51:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 83 replies
    ABCNews ^ | December 3, 2016 | JORDYN PHELPS
    Ready for Michelle? Political Committees Form In Support of Political Run by First Lady By JORDYN PHELPS Dec 3, 2016, While First Lady Michelle Obama and the president have repeatedly shot down the notion that the first lady would ever consider running for political office -- let alone the presidency -- that hasn't stopped political committees from filing with the Federal Elections Commission to support a potential candidacy. One of the groups, Ready for Michelle PAC, filed with the elections commission on Oct. 31 and says on its website that its goal is to "get the ball rolling by identifying...
  • Christian artists could be jailed for refusing make same sex wedding invitations

    12/03/2016 12:40:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 45 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...
  • Former US ambassador, Cotton back Trump on Taiwan call, after immediate backlash, criticism

    12/03/2016 12:49:49 PM PST · by ColdOne · 16 replies ^ | 12/3/16 | ap/fox
    After criticism about Donald Trump talking with Taiwanís leader jeopardizing U.S.-China relations, Beijing and a former American ambassador suggested Saturday that Americans have perhaps overacted and the president-elect willingness to talk with isolated world leaders doesnít signal a dangerous foreign policy shift. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the call was "just a small trick by Taiwan" and that he didnít think it would change U.S. foreign policy toward China, according to Hong Kong's Phoenix TV. The conversation Friday between Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and Trump, a first-time elected official with no official foreign policy experience, indeed broke with decades-long...
  • More snow expected on Hawaii summits

    12/03/2016 12:49:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Ben Gutierrez, Reporter
    Mauna Kea, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The snowfall has eased up slightly on the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island, but another foot of snow is still possible Sunday. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect through through Sunday night for elevations above 8,000 feet. The watch replaces the Winter Storm Warning, which was cancelled Saturday morning. Deep tropical moisture which brought heavy snow to the summits and torrential downpours at lower elevations on the island is moving to the north. However, a light dusting of snow is possible Saturday before another storm system moves in...
  • Huma Abedin And Anthony Weiner Are Still Living Together

    12/03/2016 12:47:07 PM PST · by ColdOne · 57 replies ^ | 11/30/16 | Kaitlan Collins
    Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner are still living together. Despite the fact that she said she was leaving him after he got caught sending explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, Weiner returned home to the coupleís apartment in New York after his month-long stint in a rehabilitation facility ended this week, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.
  • Media: If Trump's Economy Is Good, Thank Obama!

    12/03/2016 12:44:45 PM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies ^ | 12/3/16 | Eric Felten
    The Trump win was supposed to sink the economy. Instead, thingsóat least so faróseem to be looking up. And so a new media narrative has just been launched: If Donald Trump succeeds, it will be because President Barack Obama gave him such a great push. How else to explain the near simultaneous publication of two articles on Friday, one in Politico, the other at FiveThirtyEight. The first is "Trump Inherits Obama Boom" by Politico's Ben White, with the subheadline, "The president is handing his successor an economy that's now the envy of the world." The second, over at FiveThirtyEight, come...
  • AFT Pledges to Support Immigrants in Face of Trump Presidency

    12/03/2016 12:21:27 PM PST · by mdittmar · 52 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 12/02/2016 | Kenneth Quinnell
    In the wake of Donald Trump winning the presidency after a campaign that often targeted and scapegoated immigrants, Latinos and Muslims, the AFT has pledged to take concrete action to assist these groups, with a particular emphasis on assisting and defending undocumented students. AFT President Randi Weingarten said AFT will "do everything in our power to stop any kind of action against our immigrant families, our Muslim families, our Latino families and especially our undocumented students."Specifically, she said that the AFT will: Support cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and others as they reaffirm sanctuary status...
  • Donald Trump keeps confirming fears about his diplomatic skills (Wash. Compost fake news alert!)

    One of the chief concerns of President-elect Donald Trump's detractors during the presidential campaign was that the brash and notoriously loose-lipped real estate executive wouldn't be able to handle the delicate balancing act that is diplomacy. It's one thing to make wild claims domestically; it's another to inflame a fellow world power with a careless word or two. Today, a fellow world power ó China ó is inflamed.And†Trump's controversial conversation with Taiwan's leader, which broke nearly four decades of protocol when it comes to U.S.-China relations, harks back to another controversial bit of diplomacy: Trump's first big foreign visit as...
  • Obama claims immunity from lawsuit under 'the king can do no wrong' maxim

    12/03/2016 12:06:03 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 54 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."
  • Henry Kissinger visits China to ease concerns amid Trump transition

    12/03/2016 11:22:36 AM PST · by ColdOne · 79 replies ^ | 12/2/16 | Elizabeth Shim
    HONG KONG, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger met with China's Xi Jinping on Friday, a visit Kissinger described as timely in a moment of political transition in the United States. The meeting was held as President-elect Donald Trump took a phone call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, an unprecedented move that could cause friction in U.S.-China relations. On Friday, Xi told Kissinger, "The presidential election has taken place in the United States and we are now in the key moment. We, on the Chinese side, are watching the situation very closely. Now it is...
  • Diamond/Silk's Latest: Jill Stein, Crooked Hill, Scams. Fidel Castro and Cuban Americans

    12/03/2016 11:43:16 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 14 replies
    Diamond and Silk ^ | 12/3/2016 | Diamond and Silk
    Diamond and Silk's take on Jill Stein and Corrupt Hillary doing the recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Replay of Hillalry's statements about accepting the election results......The hypocrisy of it all. And then they take on the Castro death and the celebration in the streets of Miami over his death. Also they comment on the knife attack at Ohio State. Diamond says THANK GOD the perp was killed......and explains why she says "Thank God"......
  • Stick to Ďone Chinaí policy, Beijing tells US after historic call between Trump & Taiwanís president

    12/03/2016 11:15:22 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 59 replies
    R T ^ | Staff
    China has lodged a protest over Donald Trumpís conversation with Taiwanís 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 ďone ChinaĒ 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 ďmore participation and contributions on international issues.Ē
  • The Most Bourgeois Sight Imaginable': Philadelphia Attorney Is Caught Spray-Painting 'F*** Trump'...

    12/03/2016 9:45:56 AM PST · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 3, 2016
    The Most Bourgeois Sight Imaginable': Philadelphia Attorney Is Caught Spray-Painting 'F*** Trump' Graffiti While Wearing A Blazer, Chinos And Swilling A Glass Of Wine 3 December 2016 A lawyer from Philadelphia has been caught on camera daubing a wall with anti-Trump graffiti while dressed in smart blazer and holding a glass of wine. Duncan Lloyd, who is an assistant city solicitor has been identified in the surveillance footage that saw him and another man walking along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill on November 25. Lloyd, who is smartly dressed in the video, is seen filming or taking photos, while a...
  • Petition to remove Donald Trump as President is the most popular in history

    12/03/2016 10:48:15 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 75 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, 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! ó 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. Thatís why our Judicial Watch attorneys recently asked a federal court, on the grounds that the documents relate to government misconduct, to reject the State Departmentís secrecy claims over certain...
  • Colin Kaepernick just started a Black Panther-inspired youth camp to teach kids to fight oppression

    12/03/2016 10:11:20 AM PST · by blackbetty59 · 100 replies
    San Francisco Bay View ^ | Claire Bernish
    Oakland Ė After earning both soaring praise and burning ire for sitting out the national anthem, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has turned his protest against police brutality into a positive force for change Ė by opening an education-based camp to empower kids.
  • Colorado chambers, business groups form coalition for immigration reform

    12/03/2016 9:33:14 AM PST · by snarkpup · 14 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Updated Dec 2, 2016, 8:32pm MST | Monica Mendoza
    Twelve Colorado chambers of commerce, trade groups and business organizations are teaming up in a new coalition to push for reform of U.S. immigration policy. ... Brough said the chamber is supportive of reform that includes components like increased access to short-term workers for critical industries like tourism and agriculture; increased H-1B visas to support a knowledge-based economy; a clear path to citizenship; and increased border security.
  • Satan's Final Showdown!

    12/03/2016 9:26:09 AM PST · by kindred · 11 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...
  • Emanuel announces immigration legal fund

    12/03/2016 9:24:36 AM PST · by blackbetty59 · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2016 | John Byrne
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday kept up his postelection push to position himself as a protector of immigrants against President-elect Donald Trump, announcing the creation of a $1 million "legal protection fund" to help those fighting possible deportation. The fund was created in partnership with the National Immigrant Justice Center to "provide immediate legal information, screenings, consultations and representation to individuals who may be at risk for deportation," according to a news release from Emanuel's office. The money will come from the $20 million the city set aside for Emanuel's property tax rebate program, according to city spokeswoman Jennifer Martinez.