Politics

Lindsey Graham: Trump Should Nominate Ted Cruz To SCOTUS And Democrats Better Not Try To Block Him

Greenville’s NBC affiliate reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham made a stop Friday in the Upstate. Graham attended the Veterans Day ceremony at Greenville Memorial Hospital and spoke with WYFF News 4’s Patrick Hussion about the open seat on the Supreme Court. He said President-elect Donald Trump should nominate Sen. Ted Cruz for the seat. “I’m here to tell my Democratic colleagues …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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President Obama Wishes Trump Well: We Are All Rooting For Your Success In Uniting America [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: President Obama today said he is ready to welcome president-elect Donald Trump to the White House Thursday to ensure a “successful transition between our presidencies.” “We are now all rooting for success in uniting and leading the country,” Obama said in a statement in the Rose Garden Wednesday. The president extended an invitation to the president-elect to …

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Top Russian Official: Maybe We Helped With Wikileaks

The Guardian reports: After an election campaign in which Russia has been openly accused of interfering in favour of Donald Trump, his surprise victory led to applause in the Russian parliament, a swift call from the president, Vladimir Putin, for a new era of “fully fledged relations” between his country and the US, and the suggestion that US-imposed sanctions could …

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Gov. Maggie Hassan Declares Victory Over GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Media Withholds Call

The Manchester Union Leader reports: Gov. Maggie Hassan declared she’s won New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race, unseating Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte. During a hastily-called press conference outside the State House, Hassan said she’s ahead now by enough votes to survive returns from the few outstanding towns that are left. “I am proud to stand here as the next United States …

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LIVE VIDEO: Hillary To Give Concession Speech

TIME reports: Hillary Clinton is expected to deliver her concession speech at approximately 10.30am EST Wednesday, from the New Yorker Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. It will be the first time that the former presidential candidate will publicly address her staff and supporters following her unexpected defeat to Donald Trump. Clinton had been expected to give the speech at the Jacob Javits …

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Canadian Immigration Site Crashes

As gloom began to set in last night, the Canadian government issued the above pleasant tweet, which could considered trolling by Canadian standards. The tweet quickly went viral and shortly afterwards the official Canadian immigration site crashed. Via USA Today: It may not come as a surprise that Google recorded a spike in the search topic immigration to Canada Tuesday …

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HORROR: Trump Cake Seen Taken Into Trump Tower

If you haven’t been on Twitter in the last hour, you’re missing out on what will surely be a full night of #TrumpCake memes. The Hill reports: A cake of Donald Trump was spotted being wheeled into Trump Tower on Tuesday afternoon, according to an ABC News reporter. The cake is sculpted to look like the Republican presidential nominee. Some …

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NEVADA: Court Denies Trump’s Demand To “Separate And Preserve” Early Votes In State’s Largest County

CNN reports: A Nevada court judge denied a request Tuesday from Donald Trump campaign lawyers to issue an order directing a county registrar of voters to preserve and separate ballots from voting machines in four early voting sites in Clark County, Nevada. In legal briefs filed Monday night, Trump lawyers had asked for an order to have the pertinent early …

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Trump Booed At Own Polling Station [VIDEO]

Via Jezebel: Donald Trump showed up this morning to vote in New York City, where he was greeted by a warm show of support from his friends and neighbors—just kidding, they booed him the whole time. Video from outside PS 59 shows a group of people booing loudly as Trump, accompanied by his wife, Melania, scurried inside the building to …

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FIRST RESULT: Hillary Win Overwhelmingly In Guam

USA Today reports: Hillary Clinton has overwhelmingly won the vote on the tiny U.S. island of Guam. The territory, located west of the international date line, is 15 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and bills itself as “Where America’s Day Begins.” With 32,071 voters casting ballots, Democrat Clinton received 71.63% of the vote. Republican Donald Trump received 24.16%, and …

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