Politics

Jill Stein Raises $4.8M Towards Vote Recount

CNN reports: Jill Stein’s bid to seek a vote recount in three key Rust Belt states is gaining steam as pressure builds among liberals to challenge the presidential election results. The Stein campaign said it needed to raise over $2 million by Friday to pay for recounts — a goal it quickly met. The fundraising goal was then upped to ...

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Jeb Bush Praises Anti-Gay Activist Betsy DeVos As The “Outstanding Champion Of The Rights Of All Parents”

“Betsy DeVos is an outstanding pick for Secretary of Education. She has a long and distinguished history championing the right of all parents to choose schools that best ensure their children’s success. Her allegiance is to families, particularly those struggling at the bottom of the economic ladder, not to an outdated public education model that has failed them from one ...

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Trump Issues Thanksgiving Message: I Pray To Both Corinthians That America Heals Its Divisions [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: President-elect Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving message out on YouTube tonight calling for peace and unity across America. “It’s my prayer that on this Thanksgiving,” he said, “we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country, strengthened by shared purpose and very, very, very common resolve.” Trump acknowledged that “emotions are raw and tensions just ...

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Jill Stein Issues Money Beg For Vote Recount

Business Insider reports: Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein is raising money for a recount in several key states following New York magazine’s report that several top computer scientists alerted Hillary Clinton’s campaign they had found possible voter manipulation in several states. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Stein press director Meleiza Figueroa announced that Stein would be filing a ...

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Hillary’s Popular Vote Lead Passes Two Million

The New York Daily News reports: Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote over President-elect Donald Trump has surpassed 2 million votes. As of Wednesday morning, Clinton had received 64,223,958 votes, while Trump received 62,206,395 votes — a difference of 2,017,563, according to the Cook Political Report. Despite trailing in the popular vote, Trump won the White House with 290 ...

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WAR ON CHRISTMAS: Trump Sells $149 Ornament

The Week reports: Donald Trump is not letting the fact that the election season is over stop him from making America great again, one red cap at a time. Launched just in time for the holidays, Trump has debuted his “Red Cap Collectible Ornament,” which can be yours for the admittedly not-so-great price of $149. But hey, as steep as ...

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Politico Editor Resigns After Doxing Nazi Leader

The Hill reports: An award-winning Politico national editor resigned Tuesday after publishing two home addresses of an “alt-right” leader. The abrupt departure happened after Politico’s Michael Hirsh published the private addresses of Richard Spencer, head of the National Policy Institute, which critics describe as a white nationalist organization. “Stop whining about Richard B. Spencer, Nazi, and exercise your rights as ...

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Obama’s Approval Rating Hits 7-Year High

CNN reports: Obama’s approval rating in the poll stands at 57%, his highest since September 2009. That figure is on par with Ronald Reagan’s approval rating shortly after the presidential election in 1988, and approaching the level reached by Bill Clinton in November 2000. Obama far outpaces George W. Bush’s approval rating in November 2008, when just 24% approved of ...

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Trump Taps Nikki Haley To Be UN Ambassador

The Charleston Post and Courier reports: President-elect Donald Trump is picking South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to become his U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, The Post and Courier has learned. The move, expected Wednesday, continues the steep political rise of the daughter of Indian immigrants that started six years ago when the Bamberg native was elected as South Carolina’s ...

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Trump Tells New York Times That He’s Untouchable By Law Over His Business Conflicts Of Interest [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: In his on-the-record chat with The New York Times, Donald Trump dismissed concerns about any potential conflicts between his duty as president and his business interests, saying that it was impossible for the president to even have conflicts of interest to begin with. Trump continued, saying that the law doesn’t require him to set up a trust and ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: McCrory Demands Full Recount

We knew this was coming. Via Reuters: North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced on Tuesday he has officially requested a recount of votes from the Nov. 8 election with official results showing him trailing his Democratic challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper, by one-tenth of a point. The gubernatorial race in the ninth largest U.S. state remained undecided two weeks after ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Awards Presidential Medal Of Freedom To Ellen, Diana Ross, Tom Hanks, Others

NBC News reports: For the last time during his tenure in office, President Obama will bestow the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, on a distinguished array of American icons on Tuesday. The medal, which has existed in some form since the Truman administration, has been given at Obama’s discretion more than any other president, and according to ...

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Keith Boykin Delivers Epic Rant: Donald Trump Isn’t Going To Drain The Swamp, He IS The Swamp [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Donald Trump’s promises to “drain the swamp” of Washington corruption are becoming more of a punchline for his detractors as more information about his conflicts of interest piles up. Appearing on CNN Tuesday, Democratic strategist and former Clinton White House aide Keith Boykin ripped Trump for his multiple shady dealings in the two weeks since he’s been ...

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TEXAS: Judge Suspended After Telling New Citizens To Find Another Country If They Don’t Like Trump

The San Antonio Express-News reports: A federal judge under fire for reportedly telling newly sworn-in U.S. citizens last week that Donald Trump is “your president, and if you don’t like that, you need to go to another country,” was suspended Monday from overseeing further citizenship ceremonies. U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primomo said he was not trying to tell the new ...

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Seth Meyers Rips Trump On “Scamilton” Dodge [VIDEO]

Mic reports: As Meyers notes, Trump’s apparent beef with Hamilton is a diversion from some of the president-elect’s other, more unsavory stories from over the weekend. Specifically, Meyers refers to Trump settling for $25 million over fraud lawsuits with Trump University. “As fun as it is to talk about this Hamilton feud, it’s just a distraction from a far bigger ...

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Kellyanne Conway: Trump Won’t Try To Prosecute Hillary Clinton Because He Wants To “Help Her Heal” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump will not follow through on his campaign pledge to pursue an investigation into Hillary Clinton, one of his aides told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I think when the President-elect, who’s also the head of your party, tells you before he’s even inaugurated that he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong ...

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Right Wing New York Post Warns Donald Trump Against “Milking The Presidency” To Benefit His Businesses

From the editorial board of the New York Post: Of all the issues facing the president-elect and his brain trust, the question of how to avoid conflicts of interest with his global business may be the thorniest. It’s already raising real questions — over diplomats who opted to stay at a Trump hotel to maybe score points, and the Indian ...

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NEW YORK: Trump Organization Promises Not To Use Charity Funds To Pay Trump University Settlement

The New York Times reports: Donald Trump will use no charitable funds to pay off a $25 million settlement of fraud lawsuits against his defunct real estate seminar program, Trump University, an attorney for his business said Monday. Trump agreed Friday to pay the money to former customers of the program, settling two California lawsuits and one filed by New ...

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Trump Cancels Meeting With NYT In Bitchy Tweets

Politico reports: President-elect Donald Trump has canceled a planned meeting with reporters and editors from the New York Times, a frequent target of criticism by the Manhattan billionaire, because he was upset with a supposed change in the terms of the meeting. “I cancelled today’s meeting with the failing @nytimes when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed ...

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Trump Whines Yet Again About “Crooked Media” Hours After Screaming At Journalists In Private Meeting

Via Mediaite: Donald Trump‘s first personal tweet following his meeting with TV network bigwigs today trashed the “crooked media.” So it probably didn’t go well. Reports on the meeting say that Trump lashed out at them, called them liars, and singled out NBC and CNN in particular. Trump is talking about the questions raised in the press recently about his ...

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