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  • Buzzfeed: White People Are A ‘Plague To The Planet’

    12/07/2016 7:22:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7 Dec 2016 | Justin Caruso
    <p>Buzzfeed published a listicle Monday containing insulting and racist messages towards white people.</p> <p>The listicle, entitled, “19 School Powerpoint Presentations That Give Zero Fucks,” is a list of students giving presentations. Many of the presentations include insulting and hateful messages towards whites, such as, “White People Are a Plague to the Planet,” “How White People Plagued Society,” and “White People Are Crazy.”</p>
  • This “Laura Ingraham for Press Sec” thing might actually be happening

    12/07/2016 6:38:37 AM PST · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7 Dec 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    There’s been a seemingly endless line of people showing up at Trump Tower for meetings with the President Elect, providing the press pool with fodder for non-stop speculation. One of the more flamboyant figures on the guest list was Laura Ingraham, who took her turn yesterday. When word of her scheduled appearance first broke, our colleague Jim Jamitis at RedState (no fan of Trump’s to be sure) noted that she had been an early supporter of Trump’s so this probably wasn’t much of a surprise. The most likely bet among the prognosticating class is that Ingraham is being considered for...
  • Carrier Deal a Political Winner for Trump, Poll Shows

    12/06/2016 6:31:29 AM PST · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 6 Dec 2016 | JON REID
    Voters across the political spectrum view President-elect Donald Trump more favorably as a result of the Carrier deal. In a new Morning Consult/POLITICO national poll, 6 out of 10 voters surveyed said Trump’s intervention to keep the manufacturer from shipping hundreds of jobs to Mexico made them view the president-elect in a more positive light.
  • White House: ‘embittered’ World War II veterans should get over Pearl Harbor

    12/06/2016 6:12:30 AM PST · by mandaladon · 174 replies
    BPR ^ | 6 Dec 2016 | Blake Neff
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press conference Monday it was natural for World War II veterans to be “embittered” about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor, but they should get over it for the sake of America. It was announced Monday that Abe will be the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor since it was hit by a surprise attack that killed 2,403 Americans and brought the U.S. into World War II. The visit reciprocates President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima earlier this year for the anniversary of the atomic bomb attack...
  • China urges U.S. to block transit by Taiwan president

    12/06/2016 6:01:38 AM PST · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6 Dec 2016 | Ben Blanchard and Bill Barreto
    BEIJING/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - China called on the United States on Tuesday not to let Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen transit there when she visits Guatemala next month, days after President-elect Donald Trump irked Beijing by speaking to Tsai in a break with decades of precedent. China is deeply suspicious of Tsai, whom it thinks wants to push for the formal independence of Taiwan, a self-governing island that Beijing regards as a renegade province. Her call with Trump on Friday was the first by a U.S. president-elect or president with a Taiwanese leader since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition to...
  • CNN's Stelter: The Media 'Need' to Start Calling Trump an 'Authoritarian' 'Strongman'

    12/04/2016 3:15:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 88 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    CNN’s Brian Stelter took his anti-Donald Trump bias to new heights Sunday during his show “Reliable Souses,” where he argued that the media had to start referring to the president-elect as an authoritarian. “I talk to international correspondents who say to you, ‘This is exactly what authoritarians do. This is what strongmen do. This is what happens in authoritarian regimes,’” he claimed, “I think we need to start using those words on TV, at least, to discuss the possibilities before us.” “What you do in an authoritarian regime is you delegitimize the press,” he continued, as he asked former Fortune...
  • Trump, Pence Endorse Louisiana GOP Senate Candidate John Kennedy Ahead of Runoff

    12/03/2016 3:00:20 PM PST · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    NBC ^ | 3 Dec 2016 | VAUGHN HILLYARD
    NEW ORLEANS — Vice President-elect Mike Pence traveled to Louisiana's largest city Saturday to endorse Republican John Kennedy for U.S. Senate — a last-dash visit ahead of the state's runoff election in one week. "I'm really here to say thanks, but we have one more race to win this year," Pence told a crowd of supporters from inside a New Orleans airport hangar. As the Indiana governor looked to capitalize on the GOP's victories this election, including capturing the White House, President-elect Donald Trump also gave Kennedy his stamp of approval via Twitter. "State Treasurer John Kennedy is my choice...
  • Donald Trump Targets Second Indiana Plant Over Plans to Shift to Mexico

    12/03/2016 6:53:34 AM PST · by mandaladon · 77 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | BOB TITA and ANDREW TANGEL
    Donald Trump took aim Friday at a second U.S. manufacturer that plans to move jobs from Indiana to Mexico, a day after he threatened consequences for business that shifted American jobs abroad. “Rexnord of Indiana is moving to Mexico and rather viciously firing all of its 300 workers,” Mr. Trump wrote at 10:06 p.m. on Twitter. “This is happening all over our country. No more!” Rexnord, which is based in Milwaukee, intends to move production of industrial bearings from Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico, according to the employee union. The move, expected by the middle of next year, would eliminate about...
  • Austrian presidential hopeful Norbert Hofer rides Trump's wave

    12/03/2016 6:46:21 AM PST · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | John Sparks
    Can far-right, anti-immigrant, gun-loving politician Norbert Hofer become the next anti-establishment figure to lead his country? Norbert Hofer is the friendly face of far-right politics in Austria. The 45-year-old engineer is well-tailored and gun-loving - and he sells anti-immigrant policies with a smile. Mr Hofer has also struck a chord with an increasingly polarised electorate. The senior member of the nationalist 'Freedom Party' told a packed audience at his final campaign event for the presidency that the time had come to put ordinary people first. "Austrian men and Austrian women have a strong will to succeed - to make this...
  • Trump likely just infuriated China with the US’s first call to Taiwan since 1979

    12/02/2016 3:14:03 PM PST · by mandaladon · 87 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | Alex Lockie and Natasha Bertrand
    President-elect Donald Trump spoke with the president of Taiwan by phone on Friday, in a move likely to infuriate Beijing and hinder US-China relations. "President-elect Trump spoke with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, who offered her congratulations," according to a readout of the call released by Trump's transition team. "During the discussion, they noted the close economic, political, and security ties" between Taiwan and the United States, the statement continued. "President-elect Trump also congratulated President Tsai on becoming President of Taiwan earlier this year." The call, first reported by the Financial Times, is the first time a US president has...
  • Elizabeth Warren Demands Answers on Trump's DC Hotel Lease

    12/01/2016 3:08:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    NBC ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | KEN DILANIAN
    Two top Senate Democrats are pressing the government to explain how Donald Trump's federal lease to operate a luxury hotel near the White House can go forward despite what they call the "unmanageable conflicts of interest" presented by the president becoming his own landlord — as well as a provision that bans government officials from the deal. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts joined with Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, ranking Democrat on the committee that oversees government operations, in sending a letter Thursday to the General Services Administration, which in 2013 awarded a lease to the Trump organization to redevelop...
  • Rosie O'Donnell apologizes to Melania Trump for autism speculation

    12/01/2016 3:01:54 PM PST · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | NED EHRBAR
    Rosie O’Donnell is saying sorry -- and locking up her Twitter account. The outspoken comedian and former “The View” co-host came under fire for sharing a video speculating about whether or not Donald and Melania Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron, could be autistic. Shortly before making her Twitter account private on Thursday, O’Donnell wrote a message apologizing to the future First Lady. “I apologize to @MELANIATRUMP - i was insensitive in my RT - i am sorry for the pain i caused - it was not my intent - i am truly sorry,” O’Donnell wrote. The YouTube user who posted the...

    12/01/2016 7:01:12 AM PST · by mandaladon · 234 replies
    DRUDGE ^ | 1 Dec 2016
  • Great news: You can now pee on the sidewalks in San Francisco

    12/01/2016 6:32:41 AM PST · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Since we’re talking about California in general and San Francisco in particular it’s probably difficult to surprise us anymore when some crazytown news crops up, but this item from the San Francisco Gate should still raise a few eyebrows. A Superior Court judge out there found himself explaining why he had tossed out more than 66,000 arrest warrants last year and essentially stopped issuing new ones for what are frequently described as “quality of life crimes.” San Francisco’s chief judge says he and his colleagues discarded 66,000 arrest warrants issued over five years for quality-of-life crimes, like sleeping on the...
  • The Trump that baffles pundits

    12/01/2016 6:09:57 AM PST · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Some really smart people absolutely cannot grasp what Donald Trump is up to. Perhaps it is that his business background has taught him lessons that punditry, or any profession that depends on well-crafted use of abstract symbols like words and numbers, cannot teach. Perhaps it is because he seems vulgar in the eyes of many people who pride themselves on their sophistication and intelligence. Whatever the cause we are hearing that Trump is “irrational” and making it up as he goes along with no plan, just “improv” -- in the words of highly intelligent writers I have long respected. If...
  • Twitter Says It Would Consider Banning Donald Trump's Account

    11/30/2016 9:56:55 AM PST · by mandaladon · 136 replies
    SFIST ^ | 30 Nov 2016
    The president-elect of the United States is a notorious troll — a fact which his promise to ban Muslims from entering the country, threat to imprison and strip Americans of citizenship for exercising their First Amendment rights, and widespread insulting of people online all make clear. We now learn via Slate that the two technology platforms Donald Trump uses most prominently to spread his messages of hate and division, Twitter and Facebook, take a very different stance on how to respond to future instances of harassment by Trump. Namely, Twitter says it would consider suspending his account. Facebook, which CEO...
  • German spy agency finds it hired an Islamic extremist mole

    11/30/2016 9:44:25 AM PST · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 30 Nov 2016 | DAVID RISING
    BERLIN (AP) — On one side of the internet chat was an Islamic extremist who had just got himself a job with Germany's domestic intelligence agency. On the other side was an agent of Germany's domestic intelligence agency pretending to be an Islamic extremist. When the 51-year-old mole, a German who had converted to Islam, offered to use his new job to provide information to "help the brothers" plan an attack against his employer, German law enforcement swooped in. It appears little harm was done to the intelligence agency, known by its German acronym BfV, Duesseldorf prosecutors said Wednesday. "So...
  • Stein: We want recounts because the polls said Hillary would win

    11/29/2016 9:46:11 AM PST · by mandaladon · 95 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 29 Nov 2016 | Larry O'Connor
    In a revealing interview on The Alan Colmes Show Monday afternoon, failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein conceded (perhaps inadvertently) that the reason she’s calling for a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania is, in part, because Hillary Clinton was expected to win those states. Listen to the whole interview here, but I have pulled out the key statement: (emphasis mine) The three states that we chose including Michigan that only just now declared its winner. This was not a partisan choice, this was zooming in on the states that have the markings of being most vulnerable to hacking because...
  • Guess Who Else Supported Jail Time For Burning the Flag?

    11/29/2016 9:38:37 AM PST · by mandaladon · 59 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 29 Nov 2016 | Alex Griswold
    While president-elect Donald Trump has taken flack from civil libertarians for his sudden resurrection of the flag-burning issue, it’s worth noting that his former general election opponent Hillary Clinton once came under fire from liberal allies for sponsoring a bill that aimed to throw those who burned the flag in prison. Clinton’s stance on flag-burning is complicated to say the least. In theory, she has consistently opposed a flag-burning amendment, and voted against it when it came up for a vote in 2006. But a year earlier, she sponsored a bill that was widely seen as a runaround the Supreme...
  • Trump election points to US growth boost: OECD

    11/28/2016 6:24:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 1 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Nov 2016
    Paris (AFP) - President-elect Donald Trump's big-spending plan and tax cuts are expected to help double the US economic growth rate by 2018, the OECD said Monday. The US economy will grow by 2.3 percent in 2017 and 3.0 percent in 2018, said the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, revising its earlier forecast. That compares to gross domestic product growth of 1.5 percent this year, according to the OECD. The Republican property tycoon's team has said he will devote $550 billion to rebuilding decrepit infrastructure. The incoming president also campaigned on promises for major corporate tax cuts as part...
  • Texas Hat Company Designs Custom Cowboy Hat for Trump

    11/26/2016 3:01:56 PM PST · by mandaladon · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2016 | LANA SHADWICK
    A Bowie, Texas, company has made cowboy hats for famous personalities and now they have made a beaver belly fur and mink one for President-elect Donald Trump. The hat is adorned with a gold and diamond trim hat band and has a silverish tone, as reported by the Wichita Falls Times-Record News. The publication reported that Trump noticed Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s hat and was introduced to the American Hat Company. Treasure Maddox, the daughter of the hat company owners and her friend Andrew Graves are acquaintances of Trump’s son, Eric. Eric Trump asked the hat company if they...
  • Trump slams ‘brutal dictator’ Fidel Castro. Obama takes a softer approach.

    11/26/2016 9:38:44 AM PST · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Nov 2016 | Olivier Knox
    President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday greeted the news that Fidel Castro had died by denouncing Cuba’s longtime leader as a “brutal dictator” with a legacy of bloodshed. Trump, who vowed to help the island nation’s people achieve freedom and prosperity, did not explicitly repeat campaign-trail promises to roll back President Obama’s historic outreach to the island nation. The entrepreneur’s reaction could scarcely have been more different than the sitting commander in chief’s response. Obama declared that now was the time to “extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people” and largely sanitized deep Cold War-era criticisms of Castro’s record...
  • Poll: Who Should Be Donald Trump’s Secretary of State?

    11/25/2016 7:08:09 AM PST · by mandaladon · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2016
    President-Elect Donald Trump has not yet announced his pick for Secretary of State, though the press has speculated on several prospective candidates. You, the Breitbart reader, were instrumental in Trump’s election victory and the continuing rise of America’s nationalist-populist movement. We want to know who you would prefer to serve as the country’s chief diplomat. Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton 27.94% (1,712 votes) Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney 7.62% (467 votes) Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani 35.2% (2,157 votes) U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher 2.77% (170 votes) Former CIA Director David Petraeus 20.17% (1,236...
  • Trump has not offered Carson U.S. housing post: spokesman

    11/23/2016 3:36:25 PM PST · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Nov 2016
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump has not extended an offer to retired neurosurgeon and former presidential rival Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a Carson spokesman said on Wednesday, disputing a report by the Wall Street Journal. "Trump did not make an offer," Carson spokesman Armstrong Williams told Reuters. "He asked him to consider HUD. Nothing has been offered and no decision has been made." The Wall Street Journal earlier had cited Williams as saying Carson had been offered the post and had accepted. The Journal later corrected its story to say Carson was...
  • Emotional media execs have profanity laced meltdowns over media summit with ‘mean’ Trump

    11/22/2016 3:37:20 PM PST · by mandaladon · 84 replies
    BPR ^ | 22 Nov 2016 | Tom Tillison
    <p>The fall out from media bigwigs on the receiving end of a smack down of epic proportions from President-elect Donald Trump continues, with several participants whining to The New Yorker about how mean Trump was.</p> <p>Four executives who attended the off-the-record meeting are quoted without being identified and if there’s a common theme in the remarks, it may be the liberal application of f-bombs.</p>
  • Democrats search for answers to stem a spreading Republican tide

    11/22/2016 6:24:07 AM PST · by mandaladon · 64 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 22 Nov 2016 | James Oliphant
    (Reuters) - Still sifting through the wreckage of the Nov. 8 election, Democratic leaders nationwide are struggling to find a new message to claw back support and avoid years in the political wilderness. Not only do Republicans control the White House and both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, they now hold 33 governor’s offices. New England, long considered reliably Democratic, is a prime example of the party's demise. Republican Phil Scott won in Vermont over Democrat Sue Minter who was criticized, like presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, for failing to develop an economic message that resonated with voters...
  • Trump's staff picks alarm minorities: 'Injustice to America'

    11/18/2016 3:00:14 PM PST · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 18 Nov 2016 | ERRIN HAINES WHACK
    President-elect Donald Trump's choices for leadership posts threaten national unity and promise to turn back the clock on progress for racial, religious and sexual minorities, civil rights leaders and others said Friday after his nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general. Comments attributed to Trump's picks, also including alt-right architect Stephen Bannon as senior adviser and chief strategist and former Army Lt. Michael Flynn as national security adviser, serve to embolden everyday Americans to lash out at members of minority groups, they said. Sessions, of Alabama, was denied a federal judgeship in 1986 after hearings in which he was...
  • Silicon Valley Bows to Trump: Apple to Build iPhones in America

    11/18/2016 2:25:30 PM PST · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2016 | CHRISS W. STREET
    With Silicon Valley CEOs terrified that President Donald Trump will retaliate against offshoring production, Apple is already preparing to move iPhone production back to America. The Nikkei Asian Review reported: “Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron Corp., the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.,” a source said. “Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns.” As Breitbart News reported, candidate Donald Trump, while speaking at Liberty University in January, said, “We’re going to get Apple Computer to build their damn computers and things in this country, instead...
  • Secret Service Can’t Find Tons Of Its Guns, Phones, Badges And Cars

    11/18/2016 6:32:13 AM PST · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Nov 2016 | KATHRYN WATSON
    Thousands of sensitive assets belonging to U.S. Secret Service agents, including firearms, computer laptops, work badges, telephones and even motor vehicles, have been lost during the past 15 years, according to documents obtained by nonprofit government watchdog Judicial Watch. “This is supposedly an elite law enforcement agency — how did all this equipment get stolen?” or lost. “This is alarming. Every American should be alarmed about this,” Judicial Watch’s Irene Garcia told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Secret Service agents reported 11,780 lost or stolen assets between fiscal years 2001 and 2016, according to the data Judicial Watch received, although...
  • Krauthammer: Trump Can, Should Stop Funds to Sanctuary Cities

    11/17/2016 2:55:39 PM PST · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 17 Nov 2016 | Joe Crowe
    President-elect Donald Trump can and should withhold federal funds from U.S. cities that say they will guard illegal immigrants from deportation, political columnist Charles Krauthammer said Wednesday on Fox News' "Special Report." "It's something that should not be allowed," Krauthammer said. "Democrats have tolerated it. I think Trump would be within his rights to withhold funds, and he should, and the Democrats are making a big bet, and a mistaken one, if they decide that they are going to defy the federal government and what seems to be common sense: control your borders." Sanctuary cities — those that shield illegal...
  • Laura Ingraham could extend Donald Trump’s media reach even further

    11/17/2016 6:50:17 AM PST · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    WaPo ^ | 17 Nov 2016 | Callum Borchers
    With the appointment of Stephen K. Bannon as Donald Trump's chief strategist, Breitbart News is boasting that it is "going to be the best place for news on the Trump White House" — or, as conservative talk radio host Charlie Sykes sees it, something akin to a state news outlet. But Trump's media reach might not stop with Breitbart. The president-elect is reportedly considering conservative commentator Laura Ingraham for the role of White House press secretary, and Ingraham sure sounds open to the job. "If I could be of help in this administration and the role makes sense for me,...
  • Trump Enacts Five-Year Lobbying Ban for Administration Officials

    11/17/2016 6:30:23 AM PST · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 17 Nov 2016 | Jason Devaney
    People serving in President-elect Donald Trump's administration will be banned from working as lobbyists for five years, Trump's transition team said Wednesday. "It goes back to Mr. Trump's goal of making sure people aren't using government to enrich themselves," said Sean Spicer, the Republican National Committee's chief strategist and a member of Trump's transition team. Spicer made the announcement on a media call, according to The Hill. The website reported everyone appointed to Trump's administration will sign a contract that said they are not currently working as a lobbyist and will not do so within five years of leaving the...
  • Chasing millennials and profits, Univision restructures and lays off at least 200

    11/16/2016 7:25:13 AM PST · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    WaPo ^ | 16 Nov 2016 | Margaret Sullivan
    The Spanish-language media giant, Univision Communications, will lay off almost 6 percent of its workforce — between 200 and 250 people — after it slipped into the red last quarter, the company announced Wednesday. The layoffs, along with a planned restructuring, “are in response to difficult times, challenging times,” Isaac Lee, Univision’s digital, entertainment and news chief, told The Washington Post in his first public comments on the moves. “We need to position ourselves for the future.” Univision had a third-quarter net loss of $30.5 million, on total revenues of $735 million, down 8 percent. As its traditional audience of...
  • Media freaks out when Trump goes to dinner without them

    11/16/2016 6:43:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 94 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 16 Nov 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Because I frequently wake up at a depressingly early hour I sometimes wind up catching the replays of late night cable news hosts. That was the case today, and when I first tuned in I became concerned that some sort of constitutional crisis was engulfing the nation. Something had happened involving Donald Trump and he had disappeared. Oh no! What could it be? As it turns out, Trump’s traveling press corps had been given the full lid signal last night as the President Elect settled in at Trump Tower. After they cleared out, the First Family in waiting decided to...
  • Ivanka Trump Wore a $10K Bracelet From Her Own Label on 60 Minutes — and Social Media Is Erupting

    11/15/2016 4:02:23 PM PST · by mandaladon · 156 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 Nov 2016 | Hayley FitzPatrick
    Ivanka Trump recently appeared alongside her father, President-elect Donald J. Trump, and surrounding family members in their first postelection interview, in New York City. The 35-year-old businesswoman wore a nude short-sleeved dress and opted for gold accessories, including a $10,800, 18K yellow gold diamond bangle from her eponymous jewelry line. Soon after the interview it was revealed that one of the fashion maven’s employees sent an email to journalists offering style details on the expensive bangle. Seeing as Trump’s eldest daughter is heavily scrutinized by the press and media alike, for the conflict of interest that lies in promoting her...
  • Gallup: Economic Confidence Surges After Trump Beats Hillary for White House

    11/15/2016 2:44:37 PM PST · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 15 Nov 2016 | F McGuire
    Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index soared 13 points last week to turn positive for the first time since March 2015 in the wake of Donald Trump’s White House victory. Republicans' economic outlook also improved drastically. Gallup's Economic Confidence Index moved from a slightly negative evaluation (-10) to a slightly positive one (+3). The index had been consistently negative throughout the year leading up to the election. The increase in economic confidence mostly stems from Republicans' more positive views after Republican Donald Trump won the election. Gallup has previously noted that Americans view the economy through a political lens. Republicans have had...
  • Donald Trump's granddaughter a viral sensation in China

    11/15/2016 6:21:46 AM PST · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 15 Nov 2016 | Serenitie Wang
    She's just five years old but might just be Donald Trump's biggest diplomatic win in China. A video of Trump's granddaughter Arabella Kushner reciting Chinese poetry is being shared across the country. During his bid for the US presidency, Trump had nothing but tough talk for Beijing. But the little girl's command of Mandarin is being interpreted by some as a hidden sign of Trump's affinity with the country. "Trump's craziness and unreliability are just being deceptive," said Weibo user @Ananqiumao in one top rated post. "Look at his children and family, each one is cuter and more adorable than...
  • U.S. Stocks Open Higher; Dow Hits Record

    11/14/2016 6:40:18 AM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    OAN ^ | 14 Nov 2016 | Tanya Agrawal
    (Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial average hitting a record high, as Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the U.S. presidential election continued to lift the market. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 67.12 points, or 0.36 percent, to 18,914.78, the S&P 500 gained 4.63 points, or 0.21 percent, to 2,169.08 and the Nasdaq composite added 7.94 points, or 0.15 percent, to 5,245.0
  • Night delight: 'supermoon' to grace Earth's skies

    11/11/2016 8:24:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11 Nov 2016 | Irene Klotz
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades will be on display in the coming days, promising Earth-bound sky-watchers a celestial "supermoon" spectacle. The full moon will come nearer to Earth than at any time since 1948, astronomers said. At closest approach, which occurs at 6:23 a.m. EST on Monday, the moon will pass within 216,486 miles (348,400 km) of Earth's surface, about 22,000 miles (35,400 km) closer than average, they added. The moon's distance from Earth varies because it is in an egg-shaped, not circular, orbit around the planet. If skies are clear,...
  • Carlos Slim Loses $5 Billion After Trump Victory

    11/11/2016 8:09:40 AM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Nov 2016 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    The richest man in Mexico has lost quite a bit of his net worth since President-Elect Donald Trump’s presidential victory. Multi-billionaire Carlos Slim lost $4.7 billion from his fortune Wednesday as it went down to $49 billion from “$53.7 billion the day before,” the New York Daily News reported. Experts say the reason Slim lost so much from his fortune is because the peso fell 12 percent and because of poorly performing stocks, Bloomberg News reported. Bloomberg News reported that the richest people in the world lost $41 billion after Trump’s win. Slim, 76, is the “fourth-richest person in the...
  • Trump could easily erase much of Obama's foreign policy legacy

    11/11/2016 7:59:08 AM PST · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11 Nov 2016 | Yeganeh Torbati and Phil Stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's foreign policy legacy rests in part on a foundation of unilateral actions that his successor Donald Trump could reverse with the stroke of a pen. Due to take office on Jan. 20, Trump, the winner in Tuesday's election, campaigned at times to dismantle Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and to reimpose sanctions Obama eased on Cuba. Trump also disagreed with foreign policy decisions that included the way Obama has deployed troops abroad to combat Islamist militant groups. In his most notable foreign policy achievements, Obama, a Democrat, used executive authorities that offered a...
  • 1.4 million Obama amnesty applicants on deportation hit list

    11/11/2016 7:04:30 AM PST · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11 Nov 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    Some 1.4 million illegals who followed President Obama's request to sign up for two controversial amnesty programs could be among the first to face deportation under the new administration. The reason: In exchange for getting into the two programs, they handed over their identities, home addresses, and admitted to being in the United States illegally, making them the easiest to find and legally deport. "I was surprised anyone would be stupid enough to sign up for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). Yet apparently hundreds of thousands of people did so anyway,"...
  • “People have to die” – Post-election protests fueled by Dems’ “Trump is Hitler” rhetoric

    11/10/2016 6:48:21 AM PST · by mandaladon · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10 Nov 2016 | Larry O'Connor
    Thousands of protesters took to the streets several major urban centers in America Wednesday night to protest the results of the presidential election. Chants of “Not My President” echoed off skyscrapers in New York, Los Angeles, Oakland, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington DC – all cities easily carried by Democrat Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. CNN cameras caught one protester named Lily in Los Angeles who proclaimed: “If we don’t fight, who is going to fight for us? People had to die for your freedom where we’re at today. We can’t just do rallies, we have to fight back. There will be...
  • Hillary Clinton's Loss Triggers Leadership Crisis for Democrats

    11/09/2016 8:28:47 AM PST · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    NBC ^ | 9 Nov 2016 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    NEW YORK — The Democratic Party was decapitated overnight. Hillary Clinton's stunning loss to Donald Trump created a power vacuum at the top of the party and a crisis of confidence among its remaining standard bearers. Clinton was nowhere to be seen at her election night party early, held in a convention center in Manhattan whose glass ceiling was supposed to represent the metaphorical one she seemed so close to shattering just hours earlier. But the ceiling went unbroken and she conceded privately to Trump. Instead, the unenviable task of addressing Clinton's crestfallen supporters fell to John Podesta, Clinton's campaign...
  • Farage hails Trump victory and chillingly warns world to 'prepare for further political shocks'

    11/09/2016 7:54:21 AM PST · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 9 Nov 2016
    Nigel Farage hailed Donald Trump's victory today and chillingly warned the world to 'prepare for further political shocks in years to come'. Anti-EU campaigner Farage, who helped Trump prepare for debates, also said he would like to work for the President-elect in Brussels. And he claimed Trump "understands our post-Brexit values" - despite saying in July the Republican's anti-Muslim attacks made him "uncomfortable". He said in a statement: "Today, the establishment is in deep shock. Even more so than after Brexit . “What we are witnessing is the end of a period of big business and big politics controlling our...

    11/06/2016 6:35:28 AM PST · by mandaladon · 66 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6 Nov 2016
    Trump 48.2 Hillary 42.6
  • The electoral map is definitely moving in Donald Trump’s direction

    11/04/2016 4:48:31 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4 Nov 2016 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    The last week has been a tough one for Hillary Clinton. Last Friday's announcement by FBI Director James Comey that emails considered “pertinent” to the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server had been discovered accelerated a bump in Donald Trump's poll numbers that had begun before that news hit. National polling was the first to tighten — the WaPo-ABC Tracking Poll showed the Democratic presidential candidate up three points on Friday — but swing-state polling has followed suit. CNN, as of Friday morning, even had Clinton below 270 electoral votes for the first time in a long...
  • The betting market has shifted to Trump. Prescient or too soon?

    11/03/2016 9:01:45 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3 Nov 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    There’s an old saying about election predictions which instructs people making claims against popularly held beliefs to put their money where their mouth is. That actually happens in the real world because betting markets exist where people can wager on the outcome of the presidential race (or pretty much any other endeavor). One such enterprise is the Irish website Paddy Power and they’ve been taking bets on the Clinton vs Trump rumble since before the conventions were finished. For some time now the “smart money” had been on Clinton, but they now report there’s been a shift in the trends...
  • Sean Hannity sees his biggest ratings in years amid a wave of Trumpism

    11/02/2016 9:02:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    Business Insiders ^ | 2 Nov 2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Sean Hannity may have become the target for some critics in conservative media circles, but his ratings have rarely been better. According to October Nielsen Media Group ratings, the longtime Fox News host's show "Hannity" had the largest ratings boost of any Fox News show all month, jumping 65% in total viewers from the previous month. October was also one of Hannity's best month in years. According to Nilsen, the show's ratings were up 53% this month compared to the October 2013, when the show moved to the generally less-watched 10 p.m. timeslot. Hannity's program also topped hosts Megyn Kelly...
  • Outlier or Harbinger? Pennsylvania Poll Shows Trump Up by One Percent

    11/02/2016 8:51:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Nov 2016 | KATIE MCHUGH
    A poll from the Auto Alliance and Entertainment Software Association (ESA) finds Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ahead of Hillary Clinton by one percentage point in the key swing state of Pennsylvania. The Auto Alliance polls roughly 5,000 car owners every month. Pollsters collected 175 responses each day in six states, conducting surveys on every night except for Fridays and Saturdays, for the presidential and Senate races. In Pennsylvania, they found Trump leading Clinton by one percentage point in a three-day rolling poll. Support is dependent on estimated turnout. “The strong Democrat and the strong Republican models are based on...