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Nate Silver Debunks Conway’s “Landslide” Claim

Such a silly, yet typical lie: Nate Silver, pollster and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, fact-checked Kellyanne Conway’s claim Monday that Donald Trump won the presidency in a historic landslide. Lined up alongside the last 10 elections, Silver noted that Trump’s win was, “actually way below average for a winner’s total,” coming in with only more votes than President George W. Bush. …

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Associated Press Issues Reporter Guidelines For Using The Term “Alt-Right”: They’re Really Just Racist Nazis

Politico reports: In a memo to reporters writing about the “alt-right,” John Daniszewski, vice president for Standards at the Associated Press, cautioned journalists to be specific and deliberate when writing about a label that many say is just a euphemism for white nationalism. “Avoid using the term generically and without definition, however, because it is not well known and the …

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BANNED FOR LIFE: Delta Airlines Permanently Boots Trump Fan Who Screamed About “Hillary Bitches”

Raw Story reports: Last week, video emerged of a Trump supporter standing up in the middle of a Delta Airlines flight and yelling at women whom he believed voted for Hillary Clinton in this year’s presidential election. The video, which quickly went viral, showed the man standing up in the aisle and chastising “Hillary b*tches” for not supporting his preferred …

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Ivanka Trump’s Shoe Factory Is Moving From China To Ethiopia Because Labor Costs There Are Much Cheaper

USA! USA! The Daily Mail reports: Donald Trump has pledged to bring long-lost American manufacturing jobs back from China. But he may be too late – even for products that bear his family name. A Chinese company that makes shoes for his daughter’s fashion line is moving production to Africa, where labor is much cheaper. The billionaire tycoon has frequently …

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WISCONSIN: Elections Board Rejects Hand Recount

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: The Wisconsin Elections Commission set a timetable Monday for a recount of the presidential election but rejected Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request to conduct it by hand. Unless Stein quickly challenges the agency’s decision in court and wins,the plan would leave it to officials in each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties to decide whether to do …

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REPORT: Trump Aide Steve Bannon Once Declared That Only Property Owners Should Have Voting Rights

Via Fusion: The President-elect’s newly-minted, Satan-praising chief White House adviser, Steve Bannon, once sighed longingly about the chance to strip unworthy black citizens of the right to vote in a conversation with a colleague, the New York Times reported on Monday. In the paper’s deep dive into Bannon’s personal and professional history, Julia Jones, who co-wrote a fawning 2004 Ronald …

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Trump Fan Claims Anti-White Discrimination In Racist Tirade At Black Staffers At Michael’s Outlet [VIDEO]

The Chicagoist reports: A disturbing video filmed last week reportedly shows a woman go on an extended shouting tirade against shoppers and African-American employees at a Michael’s in Lakeview last week. In the clip, the woman is seen shouting pro-Trump taunts and swearing at numerous people in the vicinity, including what appears to be the store manager. According to a …

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Trump Vows To Reverse Obama’s Thaw With Cuba

The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump said Monday he will reverse President Obama’s thaw with Cuba if the island nation’s government does not make reforms. Trump is pledging to follow through on a campaign promise to undo Obama’s decision to open diplomatic and commercial ties with Cuba if the communist government doesn’t adopt changes. The statement comes less than three …

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Dictionary.com’s Word Of The Year: Xenophobia

The Associated Press reports: You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com’s word of the year is “xenophobia.” While it’s difficult to get at exactly why people look words up in dictionaries, online or on paper, it’s clear that in contentious 2016, fear of “otherness” bruised the collective consciousness around the …

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Trump Team’s Net Worth Could Be $35 Billion

Drain the swamp? Via Politico: Donald Trump campaigned as a champion of the “forgotten man” and won the White House on the strength of his support among the white working class. So far, he’s stacking his administration with masters of the universe. Beyond Trump himself, who claims a net worth of more than $10 billion, the president-elect has tapped businesswoman …

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WaPo Gives Trump’s Latest Lie “Four Pinocchios”

From the Washington Post: Angered by demands for a recount in the three states that gave him an electoral college victory, President-elect Donald Trump made a bold but unsubstantiated assertion in a tweet — that “millions of people” voted illegally in the presidential election. He suggested they voted for his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, who now leads in the popular …

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RECOUNT MELTDOWN: Trump Claims He Won Popular Vote Because Millions Voted Illegally For Hillary

This afternoon Donald Trump issued two more ranting tweets about the recount effort, laughably claiming that he actually won the popular vote because millions of people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton. Trump has been melting down about the recount since early this morning and has posted a total of ten tweets so far today. At this writing Hillary leads the …

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Falwell: Trump Offered Me Education Secretary Job

The Associated Press reports: Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says President elect-Donald Trump offered him the job of education secretary, but that he turned it down for personal reasons. Falwell tells The Associated Press that Trump offered him the job last week during a meeting in New York. He says Trump wanted a four- to six-year commitment, but that …

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Newt Gingrich: Trump Supporters Will Be “Enormously Disappointed” If Romney Gets Any Kind Of Job [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Donald Trump’s supporters would be “enormously disappointed” if the president-elect nominates Mitt Romney to be secretary of State, Newt Gingrich said Sunday. Romney is reportedly at the top of the list to be the nation’s top diplomat in the new administration, but he was highly critical of Trump’s campaign, once calling him a “fraud” and a “con …

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Nigel Farage: I Live In Fear For My Life

Britain’s Sunday Express reports: Nigel Farage says he cannot leave his house without security after Brexit and Donald Trump’s US presidential election victory. The interim UKIP leader has received death threats and just last week was confronted during a night out. The revelation came as the 52-year-old Brexiteer refused to rule out backing fascist National Front leader Marine Le Pen …

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Rubio Squirms When Asked About His Campaign Claim That Trump Can’t Be Trusted With Nukes [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, host Dana Bash reminded the Florida senator that he once called Trump unfit for the office of the presidency, and warned against “turning over the nuclear codes to an erratic individual.” “Senator, do you still have those concerns about President-elect Trump?” Bash asked. “Well, Dana, we had an election,” Rubio …

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Reince Priebus: Jill Stein’s Fraudulent Recount Effort Is a Hypocritical Joke And Total Waste Of Time [VIDEO]

RealClearPolitics reports: On this week’s edition of ‘Fox News Sunday,’ RNC Chairman and incoming White House chief-of-staff Reince Priebus says that the effort from Jill Stein’s campaign to recount votes in Michigan and Wisconsin is a waste of time, money and effort. “It is a total and complete distractions and a fraud,” he said. “Look, they will waste our time. …

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Trump Rages Against Recount In New Tweetstorm

Business Insider reports: President-elect Donald Trump continued his screed against an election recount effort in Wisconsin in an hours-long tweetstorm that continued into Sunday morning. In a series of tweets early Sunday, Trump predicted that nothing would come of a recount in Wisconsin initiated by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and tacitly endorsed by Hillary Clinton’s lawyers. “Hillary Clinton …

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REPORT: Trump Spent Thanksgiving Asking Dinner Guests If He Should Pick Mitt Romney Or Rudy Giuliani

The New York Post reports: The talk at Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving dinner at his Florida club was all about if he should pick Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani for secretary of state. The president-elect held court on Thursday at his Palm Beach, Fla., Mar-a-Lago club at a large table with family members including wife Melania and sons Eric and Barron. …

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Ted Cruz Refuses To Recant Campaign Claim That Donald Trump Is An “Amoral Pathological Liar” [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, reflecting on his Republican primary fight against now President-elect Donald Trump, emphasized that he wants to help the incoming administration succeed but did not disown his claim during the campaign that Trump was a “pathological liar.” ABC News’ Martha Raddatz asked Cruz today on “This Week” about his remark during the GOP primary …

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