Politics

Seth Meyers On Rex Tillerson: When Trump Drained That Swamp There Was Oil At the Bottom [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: Seth Meyers is not happy about President-Elect Donald Trump nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be the Secretary of State. The “Late Night” host railed on the pick in his latest “Closer Look” segment, noting, “I guess when they drained that swamp there was oil at the bottom!” Meyers found an old video of Trump at ...

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CALIFORNIA: Trump Seeks To Intervene In Lawsuit To Unbind Electors From Popular Vote Winners

Politico reports: For the second time in a week, Donald Trump has warned a federal judge that a lawsuit brought by a Democratic presidential elector could jeopardize his bid for the presidency. In a filing with the U.S. District Court in Northern California, Trump’s attorney urges Judge Edward Davila, a 2011 Barack Obama appointee, to allow him to intervene and ...

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NOBODY LIKES HIM: Trump Nominee Rex Tillerson Takes Flack From Anti-LGBT AND LGBT Rights Group

Earlier today the Family Research Council denounced Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson for his role in opening up the Boy Scouts to gay members. The Human Rights Campaign this afternoon declared that Tillerson might actually be too anti-gay for the job. CNN reports: The Senate should take a hard look at ExxonMobil’s record on gay rights when it considers ...

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RNC Spox Sean Spicer On Hacking: John Podesta’s Email Behavior Is Why This Is Even A Story [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: During an interview on CNN today, Republican National Committee spokesperson Sean Spicer essentially blamed Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta for Russians hacking his email, stating that if it weren’t for him and others behaving badly none of the hacking would have occurred. Speaking to host Wolf Blitzer, Spicer was asked about the CIA’s assessment that Russia intervened in ...

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Federal Union Refuses To Give Trump Names Of Energy Staffers Who Attended Climate Change Meetings

The Washington Post reports: Global warming — “it’s a hoax.” Donald Trump has said that more than once. So it’s understandable that the request by the president-elect’s transition team for the names of individual Energy Department employees and contractors who worked on the issue makes them worry that the trick could be on them. “There is major concern amongst my ...

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Trump Fan Busted Bringing Backpack Of Weapons Into Trump Tower, Says He’s Done It Many Times Before

The New York Daily News reports: Cops busted a 19-year-old college student at Trump Tower after the Secret Service found a hunting knife and a powerful firework in his backpack, police source said Tuesday. Alexander Wang, who studies finance at Baruch College, told police he’s a big Donald Trump supporter who just likes to study for school at the billionaire ...

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Bill Gates Meets Trump, Compares Him To JFK [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: President-elect Donald Trump has an opportunity to establish “American leadership through innovation,” Bill Gates told CNBC on Tuesday. “A lot of his message has been about … where he sees things not as good as he’d like,” the billionaire Microsoft co-founder said on “Squawk Box.” “But in the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and ...

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SECRETARY OF REALITY SHOWS: Kanye West Brings Large Entourage To Meet With Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Bustle reports: Well, this is… weird. On Tuesday morning, Kanye West showed up at Trump Tower to meet with the president-elect. The rapper and fashion designer brought his sizable entourage, although wife Kim Kardashian did not join him. In mid-November, shortly before spending a week in a California hospital to treat what TMZ reported to be exhaustion and psychiatric issues, ...

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Former Defense Secretary And Paid Exxon Consultant Robert Gates “Strongly Endorses” Rex Tillerson

The Hill reports: Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is offering strong backing to President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be secretary of State. “I strongly endorse the President-Elect’s selection of Rex Tillerson to be the next Secretary of State,” Gates said in a statement Tuesday morning, according to “Fox & Friends.” “He will bring to the position vast knowledge, experience, and ...

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OOPS: Trump Reportedly Taps Rick Perry To Head Energy Department He Promised To Eliminate [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Texas Gov. Rick Perry — who famously once forgot that he wanted to abolish the Energy Department — to be secretary of energy, two sources familiar with the transition process told NBC News on Monday night. Perry, a rival of Trump’s during the Republican presidential nominating campaign, met with Trump for ...

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Trump Promises To “Leave” His Business Operations To Sons Uday And Qusay Before Inauguration Day

Politico reports: Donald Trump is promising to refrain from launching any new business deals during his time in the White House, and the president-elect also said late Monday night he plans to hand over operations of his sprawling company to his two adult sons but not his oldest daughter, Ivanka. The businessman offered details on the future of his financial ...

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WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE: House Benghazi Committee Quietly Shuts Down Having Found Nothing

USA Today reports: The special congressional investigation into the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi is officially over now that the panel filed its final report the day before the House adjourned for the year. The Select Committee on Benghazi initially released its findings in June but remained in place for months afterward trying to declassify supporting documents like emails and ...

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Trump Formally Nominates Zillionaire Exxon CEO And Putin Crony Rex Tillerson To Be Secretary Of State

Business Insider reports: President-elect Donald Trump has picked Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, his team confirmed Tuesday morning. The secretary of state nomination comes after weeks of speculation and numerous rumored candidates. “His tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice for Secretary of State. He will promote regional stability and ...

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MORE THAN APPROPRIATE: Trump To Hang His Personal Letter From Richard Nixon In The Oval Office

Politico reports: President-elect Donald Trump is planning to make some artistic changes to the Oval Office that reflect his fascination with his own unexpected victory. Trump has told friends he plans to hang in the Oval Office a personal letter written to him in 1987 by President Richard Nixon that predicted his eventual win. The letter was sent to the ...

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Josh Earnest: You Don’t Need A Security Clearance To See Who Benefited From Russia’s Hacking [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest fielded a lot of questions today on reports of Russian interference in the election. “You didn’t need a security clearance,” he said, “to figure out who benefited from malicious Russian cyber activity.” Earnest even said of Donald Trump, “He called on Russia to hack his opponent… so he certainly had a pretty good ...

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Conway: I Turned Down Press Secretary Job

The Washington Examiner reports: Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor to President-elect Trump, confirmed Monday that she had turned down an offer to serve as press secretary for the incoming White House, a role she described as critical given that the eventual spokesman will face a “hostile press.” “I have politely declined that job,” Conway said Monday morning on the “Hugh Hewitt ...

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Clinton Campaign Backs Call For Electors To Get Intelligence Briefing On Russia’s Election Intervention

Politico reports: Hillary Clinton’s top political adviser John Podesta said the campaign is supporting an effort by members of the Electoral College to request an intelligence briefing on foreign intervention in the presidential election. “The bipartisan electors’ letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said in a statement Monday. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution ...

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Harry Reid: James Comey Cost Hillary The Election

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday blamed FBI Director James Comey for Hillary Clinton’s loss in the presidential election. “Comey helped [President-elect Donald] Trump significantly,” Reid said in an interview with CNN. “A week before the election, he came out with this, ‘Oh, we found some more emails,’ and, as a result of that, we ...

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GAMBIA: Murderous Anti-Gay Dictator Yahya Jammeh Un-Concedes Last Week’s Presidential Election

Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh, who has vowed to “slit the throats” of any homosexual who refuses to leave his country, has decided not recognize the election which cost him his presidency. The BBC reports: Gambian President Yahya Jammeh must hand over power after defeat in elections, the UN Security Council has said. President Jammeh initially conceded to Adama Barrow in ...

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Trump To Nominate Retired Army Gen. John Kelly To Head Department Of Homeland Security [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: President-elect Donald Trump on Monday said he plans to nominate retired Marine Gen. John Kelly as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Kelly carved out a reputation as a highly respected, but often outspoken commander who could roil debate with blunt assessments or unpopular directives on issues ranging from women in combat to the treatment of detainees ...

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