2016 Election

Michael Dukakis: Abolish The Electoral College

Politico reports: Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis, who lost to George H.W. Bush in 1988, re-upped his call to abolish the Electoral College after Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump on Tuesday. “Hillary won this election, and when the votes are all counted, by what will likely be more than a million votes. So how come she isn’t going ...

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John Oliver: Trump Is Like A Magic 8 Ball, Every Time You Shake Him You Get A Different Answer [VIDEO]

Deadline reviews: Oliver ticked off some of his campaign vows, calling it “the To Do list on Satan’s refrigerator.” “Some argue he might not have meant all those things,” the late night host said. “That leaves us with two bad options: Either we just elected a president who didn’t mean a single word he said, or we elected one who ...

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Reince Priebus Named Trump’s Chief Of Staff

The New York Times reports: President-elect Donald J. Trump on Sunday chose Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee and a loyal campaign adviser, to be his White House chief of staff, turning to a Washington insider whose friendship with the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, could help secure early legislative victories. In selecting Mr. Priebus, Mr. Trump ...

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Sen. Harry Reid On Kellyanne Conway’s Threat: Trump Is Trying To Normalize Hate And Intimidate Victims

Via press release from Sen. Harry Reid: “It only took five days for President-elect Trump to try to silence his critics with the threat of legal action. This should shock and concern all Americans. “Trump has always used threats and intimidation to silence his critics. Now he wants to silence a discussion of the acts of hate and threats of ...

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Kellyanne Conway: Sen. Harry Reid Better Be Careful About Calling Trump A Bigot Or He’ll Be Sorry [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: After asking Conway about Trump’s White House staff appointments and his recent comments about the Affordable Care Act, Wallace asked about how the mogul intends to reach out to those who fear and are protesting him across the country. Conway argued that Trump already made the call for Americans to come together, and that it’s hypocritical and un-democratic ...

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Paul Ryan: Minorities Shouldn’t Fear Trump [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) tried to reassure those worried about a Donald Trump presidency Sunday, namely those who have felt attacked and marginalized throughout the president-elect’s campaign. Following Trump’s victory last week, protests have sprouted up across the country, with many minorities and women saying they feel unsafe under Trump. “First of all, I hate that people ...

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“Restrained” Trump Continues Attacks On Media

In contrast to this morning’s whining tweet, here’s what Trump said yesterday, via CNN: Donald Trump says social media helped him win the presidential election — but he’ll be “restrained” about using Twitter and Facebook once in power. In an interview with CBS, set to air on Sunday, Trump also tells Lesley Stahl that social media gives him “a method ...

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Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Sings Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah In Somber SNL Cold Open [VIDEO]

Salon recaps: “Saturday Night Live” nailed the elegiac mood of the week last night when Kate McKinnon sidestepped any jokes about election night and Hillary Clinton’s loss. Dressed in her Clinton white pantsuit and wig, she sat down at the piano and played “Hallelujah” in memory of the great Leonard Cohen, who died earlier this week. Watch the performance and ...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo To Gays And Minorities: New York Will Protect You From Attacks By Trump And His Fans

Posted today to the Facebook page of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: The state of New York has a proud legacy as the progressive capital of the nation, and that is more important today than ever before. As New Yorkers, we have fundamentally different philosophies than what Donald Trump laid out in his campaign. So let me be absolutely clear: ...

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REPORT: Voter Suppression Tipped The Scales

McClatchy reports: Civil rights groups say a tangle of Republican-backed “voter suppression” laws enacted since 2010 probably helped tip the scale for Republican nominee Donald Trump in some closely contested states on election night. “When we look back, we will find that voter suppression figured prominently in the story surrounding the 2016 presidential election,” said Kristen Clarke, the president and ...

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Der Spiegel: Aggressive Nationalism Is Back In America

From the opening to the English version of Germany’s Der Spiegel‘s cover story this week: In the moment of his triumph, when Donald Trump began making his way to the Hilton Hotel in Manhattan in the early morning hours of Wednesday, the chanting started — aggressive and loud, bellowed out by a group of frenzied men. It spread through the ...

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Donald Trump’s Children To Run His Companies During His Time In Office

Bloomberg reports: Three of President-elect Donald Trump’s children will run his Trump Organization during his time in office, the company said Friday. “We are in the process of vetting various structures with the goal of the immediate transfer of management of The Trump Organization and its portfolio of businesses to Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump along with a team ...

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Corey Lewandowski Resigns From CNN And Hotfoots It Directly Over To Trump Tower To Collect His Reward

CNN Money reports: Corey Lewandowski, the controversial Donald Trump campaign manager turned CNN commentator, resigned from CNN on Friday afternoon. The resignation is effective immediately. A CNN spokeswoman confirmed that Lewandowski is no longer serving as a contributor to the network. Lewandowski has stayed in close touch with Trump and some top Trump aides since being fired from the campaign ...

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Pam Bondi: I’m Honored To Serve The Man I Refused To Prosecute After He Donated $25,000 To My Campaign

Via Politico: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, the only statewide elected Republican who endorsed Donald Trump before the state’s GOP primary, secured a spot Friday on the executive committee of the president-elect’s transition team. “I’m honored to serve President-elect Donald J. Trump in making this historic transition and assisting in finding the best individuals to bring change to Washington on ...

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Evan Wolfson On Trump: Freedom To Marry Is The Law Of The Land And No One Is Taking That Away From Us

From Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom To Marry: The election was a catastrophe and much of what we all care about and have worked for, our country, and even the world are in real danger. Like pretty much everyone I heard or know, I was wrong about how it would go, so it’s okay to take a moment for some ...

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Jane Sanders: Bernie Would Have Won [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Jane Sanders, the wife of Hillary Clinton’s top rival for the Democratic nomination during the primary campaign, thinks the Democratic Party needs to move left to succeed. Her husband, Bernie Sanders, “absolutely” had a better chance to defeat Donald Trump than Clinton, she told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Friday, pointing to how well Sanders performed in the primaries, ...

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DRAIN THE SWAMP: Trump’s Transition Team Stacked With Corporate Consultants And Oil Lobbyists

The New York Times reports: President-elect Donald J. Trump, who campaigned against the corrupt power of special interests, is filling his transition team with some of the very sort of people who he has complained have too much clout in Washington: corporate consultants and lobbyists. Jeffrey Eisenach, a consultant who has worked for years on behalf of Verizon and other ...

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Sen. Harry Reid Goes Ballistic: Donald Trump Is A Sexual Predator Who Has Unleashed A Tide Of Hatred

Politico reports: President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi — all of them offered conciliatory statements about Donald Trump’s election victory. Then there was Harry Reid. In a blistering statement Friday, the retiring Senate minority leader attacked the president-elect as a “sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate” and ...

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2.2 Million Sign Change.Org Petition Calling For The Electoral College’s Electors To Vote For Hillary Clinton

Four years ago when he thought that Mitt Romney had won the popular vote, Donald Trump went on a Twitter tirade, calling for a “revolution” against the Electoral College. This week, millions of liberals have agreed with him. Via Mediaite: Over 2.2 million people have signed a petition urging the electoral college to ignore the actual result of the 2016 ...

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Megyn Kelly’s Memoir Bombshell: Trump Threatened Me After Fox News Leaked Him My First Debate Question

Don’t expect Donna Brazile-level outrage from the right. From the New York Times report about her new memoir: Ms. Kelly writes that her problems started in August, the Monday before the first Republican presidential primary debate. She had just done a segment on her show, “The Kelly File,” that infuriated Mr. Trump. He refused to make his own scheduled appearance ...

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