2016 Election

Sweden Rejects Ecuador’s Demand For Guarantee That Julian Assange Won’t Be Extradited To United States

But only because the US hasn’t yet formally asked. ABC News reports: Ecuador’s Foreign Minister says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should receive guarantees that he will not be extradited to the US if he faces justice in Sweden after four years of living in the South American nation’s embassy in London. Mr Assange, who enraged Washington by publishing a flood ...

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AGAIN: Trump Lies About Ford Not Moving Kentucky Plant To Mexico, Which They Never Said They Would Do

Reuters reports: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Ford Motor Co Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr told him the automaker would not move a Kentucky plant to Mexico, but the firm said it informed him the decision was to keep one vehicle in U.S. production. On Thursday, Trump posted on Twitter: “I worked hard with Bill Ford to keep the Lincoln ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Now Contesting Results In 52 Counties, Alleges Dead And Felon Voters

The Charlotte Observer reports: Gov. Pat McCrory’s campaign announced late Thursday that 50 more election complaints have been filed – bringing the total number of counties with contested election results to 52 of the state’s 100 counties, including Mecklenburg. The latest complaints say ballots were cast by people who were dead, were convicted felons or had already voted. “With each ...

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Kanye West Tells Concertgoers: America Is Racist And If I Had Voted It Would Have Been For Trump [VIDEO]

The Verge reports: At a concert in San Jose during his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West opened up about the 2016 election in typical style. According to videos and tweets from the night, West told fans —in no particular order — that if he’d voted he would have voted for Donald Trump; that Trump’s approach to campaigning was “absolutely genius ...

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Trump Offers Job Of National Security Adviser To Michael Flynn, Paid Lobbyist For Turkish Government

That swamp is SO drained, you guys. The Associated Press reports: President-elect Donald Trump offered former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn the job of national security adviser as he began to build out his national security team Thursday, according to a senior Trump official. The move came as Trump made his most direct foray into foreign policy since the election, ...

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Mitt Romney To Meet With “Phony, Lying, Dishonest, Fraud” Donald Trump To Discuss Secretary Of State Job

So much for Mitt Romney’s truly epic video slam of Trump, huh? NBC News reports: Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will meet with Donald Trump this weekend to discuss the secretary of state position, a source close to the president-elect with direct knowledge of his thinking told NBC News. In March, the former Massachusetts governor called Trump “a phony” ...

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Meets With Trump To Discuss Possible Appointment As Secretary Of State

Earlier this year Donald Trump attacked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley after she criticized his plan to ban Muslim immigration. Haley responded with “bless your heart,” which is Southern for “go fuck yourself.” Her tweet prompted Ann Coulter to react in her typically racist fashion. (Haley was born in South Carolina.) But hey, it’s all good now, right? The Charleston ...

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WE SEE WHITE PEOPLE: House Republicans Celebrate “Unified” Diversity In Selfie With VP-Elect Mike Pence

US House Republicans celebrated the 2016 election today with a selfie taken by Vice President-Elect Mike Pence. Prominently positioned in the front row are leading anti-LGBT House members Steve “Men Will Marry Lawnmowers” King and the perpetually cross-eyed Virginia Foxx, the latter of whom is most infamous here for calling the murder of Matthew Shepard a hoax, for which she ...

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NEW YORK: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Launches Hate Crimes Hotline In Reaction To Trump-Inspired Incidents

Via press release from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched a toll-free hotline to report incidents of bias and discrimination across the state. The hotline will bolster the state’s efforts to protect New Yorkers and allow those who are the victim of prejudice to file a complaint with the Division of Human Rights. Following an ...

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Corey Lewandowski: Comey’s Letter Won It For Us

The Telegraph reports: The FBI’s controversial decision to re-examine Hillary Clinton’s emails enabled Donald Trump to win the election, his former campaign manager has claimed. Corey Lewandowski, who is expected to be offered a key position in the Trump administration, described the move as “amazing” and said it gave the Republican candidate the “spring in his step” he needed to ...

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Trump Super PAC Chair Suggests Japanese Internment Camps Are Precedent For Muslim Refugees [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: Megyn Kelly admonished a supporter of Donald Trump who invoked Japanese internment camps as precedent for a proposed registry of Muslims. On Fox News’s “The Kelly File” program on Wednesday night, Carl Higbie, a former Navy SEAL and spokesman and co-chair of Great America PAC for Donald Trump, argued in favor of the registry, which he compared ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: McCrory Files Election Protests In 11 More Counties Over “Fraudulent” Absentee Ballots

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Gov. Pat McCrory’s campaign team announced Wednesday evening that election protests are being filed in 11 more counties, further clouding the outcome of a close race in which the Republican governor trails. McCrory, who lags roughly 5,000 votes behind Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper with some ballots yet to be counted, had already seized ...

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Conway Mocks “Snowflake” Trump Protesters [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Kellyanne Conway — the third campaign manager for Donald Trump who took the underdog effort from floundering confusion to the heights of political victory this year — has just about had it with you and your PC safe space childish protests. Conway appeared on Hannity Wednesday night to discuss the wave of anti-Trump sentiment that has arisen in ...

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Kellyanne Conway: We’re Sticking With Our List Of 21 SCOTUS Candidates (Which Doesn’t Include Ted Cruz)

Politico reports: President-elect Donald Trump is “committed” to only nominating a Supreme Court justice from his previously disclosed list of potential additions to the high court, his campaign manager said Wednesday. As the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Trump released a list of 11 potential nominees in May. He expanded his potential selection pool in September with 10 additional names. “You’ve ...

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Director Of Original Starship Troopers Slams Coming Remake As Fitting For The “Fascist” Trump Presidency

IndieWire reports: One week after the election of Donald Trump, Paul Verhoeven was at the Film Society of Lincoln Center presenting “Starship Troopers,” a 1997 film that highlighted the fascist possibilities of American society. It was a connection that wasn’t lost on the provocative 77 year-old filmmaker, who the Film Society is honoring this month with a two-week retrospective. In ...

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Anti-Trump Protesters Plan “Tea Party Of The Left” To Primary “DINO” Moderate Democrats Out Of Office

Politico reports: The protests that have roiled American cities since Election Day aren’t going anywhere. But rather than Donald Trump, the first political casualties they claim may be establishment Democrats. Leaders of the groups organizing some of the first outbursts of direct action in response to Trump’s surprise election are making plans to take to the streets through January’s inauguration ...

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Mitch McConnell Reelected Senate Majority Leader

The Associated Press reports: McConnell is widely popular among Republicans and his election was by acclimation on Wednesday. The 74-year-old is considered a clever tactician who mixes conservative leanings with a willingness to cut bipartisan deals when necessary. McConnell was Senate minority leader for eight years before becoming majority leader when the GOP took control in 2015. He enraged Democrats ...

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Politico: Trump Is Terrifyingly Unprepared For The Nuclear Threat Posed By North Korea And Russia

From a lengthy piece published today by Politico Magazine: Can we rely on Trump to act with diligence, competence, diplomatic skill, reason and restraint? The verdict of a plurality of the electorate who voted for Clinton and of the vast majority of foreign policy experts is one of profound doubt that he can handle the pressure. He has proved himself ...

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NSA Director Michael Rogers: Never Doubt That The Election Was Sabotaged By A Foreign Government

The Week reports: Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command, spoke at a Wall Street Journal forum on Tuesday, and much of the focus of his discussion with WSJ Deputy Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Blumenstein was about joining government and business to fight the scourge of cyber crime. The number of hackers is “so large ...

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Trump Melts Down Over Transition Reports

Here’s what the New York Times is saying: President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition was in disarray on Tuesday, marked by firings, infighting and revelations that American allies were blindly dialing in to Trump Tower to try to reach the soon-to-be-leader of the free world. One week after Mr. Trump scored an upset victory that took him by surprise, his team ...

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