2016 Election

Paul Ryan: Medicare Will Be Privatized [VIDEO]

Jonathan Chait writes for New York Magazine: “Your solution has always been to put things together, including entitlement reform,” says Baier, using Republican code for privatizing Medicare. Ryan replies, “If you’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare, you have to address those issues as well. … Medicare has got some serious issues because of Obamacare. So those things are part ...

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Louie Gohmert: Congress Will Fund The Wall [VIDEO]

So much for Mexico paying for it. Politico reports: Congress should have no problem finding the money to pay for Donald Trump’s proposed border wall once the president-elect is sworn in, Rep. Louie Gohmert said Friday morning. The Texas Republican said Congress has already appropriated money for similar projects in the past, only to have them thwarted by uncooperative officials ...

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Kellyanne Conway Offered White House Job

Via Politico: President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway suggested Thursday that she has been offered a job in her boss’ administration. “False. Could it be those “sources” want the WH job I’ve been offered?” she wrote on twitter responding to New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman tweeting that sources say she is reluctant to take a job in the upcoming ...

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President-Elect Trump Makes Nice With President Barack Secret Muslim Fake Birth Certificate Obama [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: President Obama and Donald J. Trump made a public show on Thursday of putting their bitter differences aside after a stunning election upset. The Oval Office meeting brought together a president who has darkly warned that Mr. Trump could not be trusted with the nuclear codes and a successor who rose to political prominence questioning ...

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Obamacare Signups Surge After Election Despite Republican Wins Dooming The Program To Extinction

The Hill reports: The day after Donald Trump’s presidential election victory marked the strongest day of ObamaCare signups in this year’s open enrollment period so far. More than 100,000 people selected plans through HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced. “Best day yet this Open Enrollment,” HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell wrote in a tweet. ...

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How Third Party Voters Helped Elect Trump

CNN reports: Neither Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson nor the Green Party’s Jill Stein managed to make a dent in the Electoral College, but they did post a significant enough showing in several states arguably to help elect Donald Trump. Trump won 290 Electoral College votes to 232 for Hillary Clinton, as of Wednesday evening, with Clinton topping him in ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Visits White House For First Time

ABC News reports: President Obama has invited his successor, Donald Trump, to the White House Thursday in order to facilitate a “successful transition between our presidencies.” The two will meet in the Oval Office mid-morning Thursday, while first lady Michelle Obama and future first lady Melania Trump meet in the White House residence. During remarks in the Rose Garden Wednesday, ...

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Russian Diplomat: We Conferred With Trump Campaign

The Washington Post reports: Russian government officials had contacts with members of Donald Trump’s campaign team, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday, in a disclosure that could reopen scrutiny over the Kremlin’s role in the president-elect’s bitter race against Hillary Clinton. Facing questions about his ties to Moscow because of statements interpreted as lauding Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, Trump repeatedly ...

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Muslim Ban Vanishes From Trump’s Website

The Telegraph reports: A statement calling for a ban on Muslims entering the United States has been removed from Donald Trump’s campaign website. The Trump team appears to have removed the statement, in which Mr Trump said on December 7, 2015: “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: State GOP To Deploy “Dozens Of Lawyers” To Challenge Validity Of Votes For Cooper

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is furious that Roy Cooper has claimed victory before elections officials have called the race. Via Raw Story: “Claiming an outcome before the process has concluded is irresponsible and disrespectful to the voters of North Carolina whose voices have yet to be heard,” McCrory campaign strategist Chris LaCivita said in a statement. The campaign and ...

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Leaked Trump Cabinet Shortlist: Palin, Bondi, Brewer, Huckabee, Christie, Sessions, Giuliani, Carson, Others

Buzzfeed reports: President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has put together a who’s who shortlist of Trump surrogates and advisers to take top positions in his administration next year, ranging from former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for attorney general to 39-year-old Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr. to be the secretary of defense. The list of 41 names, obtained by BuzzFeed News, ...

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Did RBG Wear “Dissent Collar” As Trump Slam?

NBC News reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to be wearing her dissent “jabot” on Wednesday —one day after an incredibly divisive and contentious presidential campaign ended in the election of Donald Trump. Ginsburg wore the embellished collar ruffle meant to show disagreement and stray from the majority opinion on decisions before the high court. But there were ...

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Anti-Trump Protesters March Nationwide [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Protesters took to the streets Wednesday in at least 10 cities to march against president-elect Donald Trump – and numerous college students and faculty leaders took to social media to announce support groups and even postponed exams. Protests were underway in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Portland, Ore., St. Paul, Minn. and several ...

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CALEXIT: California Secessionists Storm Social Media Because Trump, Renew Their Call For Independence

Business Insider reports: “Calexit” is swiftly taking over social media. After Donald Trump won the race to the White House, people across California took to social media Tuesday night to call for “Calexit” — California exit — recalling Brexit, Britain’s push to leave the European Union. As the topic continues to trend on Twitter, Californians in favor of seceding from ...

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HUNGARY: Extremist Anti-Immigrant Premier Viktor Orban Hails Trump’s Win As Good News For Democracy

Reuters reports: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban congratulated U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on his election victory on Wednesday, with the words “What a great news. Democracy is still alive” posted on his Facebook page. Orban said in July that Trump’s plans on migration and foreign policy were “vital” for Hungary, whereas those of rival Democrat Hillary Clinton were ...

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FRANCE: Nazi National Front Party Leader Hails Trump’s Victory As Heralding Dawn Of New World Order

The Guardian reports: Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right Front National, was jubilant on Wednesday as she took to the stage at her party’s headquarters to congratulate Donald Trump, saying his victory showed nothing was “set in stone” and the “political and media elite” could be put in its place. Smiling, she hailed “a great movement across the ...

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GREECE: Nazi Golden Dawn Party Celebrates Trump’s Win As Victory For “Ethnically Clean States” [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party hailed Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, calling it a victory against “illegal immigration” and in favour of ethnically “clean” nations. Golden Dawn, Greece’s third-largest party, took its first seats in parliament in 2012 on a backlash against austerity policies in Greece, which has received three international bailouts since 2010. ...

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Trump University Fraud Trial To Proceed

Via Politico: Donald Trump’s legal troubles in New York aren’t going away any time soon, even as he secured enough electoral college votes to become president elect of the United States Tuesday. According to a spokeswoman with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office, there’s no post-election change of plans for the case against Trump and his now-shuttered university. “The ...

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INSERT JOKE: Trump Tower Fortified With Dump Trucks

Gothamist reports: The NYPD is helping the Secret Service ramp up security outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue this afternoon to levels befitting the president-elect, according to an NYPD spokesman. In addition to the row of Sanitation Department trucks parked end to end outside the tower since Tuesday, police have placed white concrete barriers emblazoned with the NYPD logo across ...

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Dr. Stabby To Have Role In Obamacare Repeal Plan

Politico reports: Ben Carson says he’s still ironing out his role in the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, but one thing’s certain: He’ll have a role in helping craft the replacement plan for Obamacare. “I think the replacement obviously must come first and it must be something that is very appealing and easy to understand. And then, only then, ...

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