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  • DeVos vows to end Common Core at Michigan rally with Trump

    12/10/2016 1:25:50 AM PST · by GonzoII
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/9/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    President-elect Trump was joined by his pick for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, at a "Thank You" rally Friday night in her home state of Michigan. DeVos, a longtime school choice advocate and billionaire GOP donor, was tapped by Trump to head the Education Department late last month after impressing him and Vice President-elect Mike Pence with her understanding of education policy and dedication to improving public education and expanding charter schools in the Great Lake State.
  • Trump Fires Back at CIA Efforts to Undermine His Presidency With Report Alleging Russia...

    12/09/2016 11:25:41 PM PST · by McGruff · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 9, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    In a statement released Friday night, President-Elect Donald Trump blasted the CIA over a leaked report that claimed, without evidence of direct involvement, that Russia interfered in the recent presidential election to help elect Trump over rival Hillary Clinton. The leaked CIA report was first reported by the Washington Post Friday evening. Earlier Friday it was reported President Obama had ordered a “full review” due by the end of his presidency on allegations of Russia’s hacking to influence the election.
  • Brunell Donald-Kyei: "Steve Bannon is a Patriot NOT a racist!"

    12/09/2016 9:56:47 PM PST · by kiryandil · 12 replies
    FOXNews via Youtube ^ | December 3, 2016 | FoxNews staff
    Brunell Donald-Kyei [pronounced "Chay"] takes it to yet another unbeliever of the Donald J. Trump train: click on the pic for the vid.
  • Russia Hacked Republican Committee but Kept Data, U.S. Concludes

    12/09/2016 9:51:56 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 43 replies
    NYT ^ | DEC. 9, 2016 | DAVID E. SANGER and SCOTT SHANE
    Russia Hacked Republican Committee but Kept Data, U.S. Concludes DAVID E. SANGER and SCOTT SHANE DEC. 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence” that Russia acted covertly in the latter stages of the presidential campaign to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances and promote Donald J. Trump, according to senior administration officials. They based that conclusion, in part, on another finding — which they say was also reached with high confidence — that the Russians hacked the Republican National Committee’s computer systems in addition to their attacks on Democratic organizations, but did not release whatever information they...
  • Dr Caroline Johnson Holds Seat for Tories as Labour Heads Towards 'Electoral Disaster'

    12/09/2016 9:49:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 9 DECEMBER 2016 | Laura Hughes, Ashley Kirk
    Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election: Dr Caroline Johnson holds seat for Tories as Labour heads towards 'electoral disaster'A senior Labour MP has warned his party is heading for "electoral disaster" after the Conservatives stormed to victory in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election. Ukip emerged as the runner-up to the Tory candidate Caroline Johnson, who will be the new MP after winning a landslide 17,570 votes. Ukip's Victoria Ayling secured just 4,426. Labour fell from second place at the 2015 general election to fourth with only 3,300 votes, behind the Liberal Democrats who pulled in 3,600.
  • Russia Hacked Republican Committee, U.S. Concludes (Democratic whining continues)

    12/09/2016 8:29:07 PM PST · by usafa92 · 48 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 12/9/2016 | Davis Sanger
    WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence” that Russia acted covertly in the latter stages of the presidential campaign to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances and promote Donald J. Trump, according to senior administration officials. They based that conclusion, in part, on another finding — which they say was also reached with high confidence — that the Russians hacked the Republican National Committee’s computer systems in addition to their attacks on Democratic organizations, but did not release whatever information they gleaned from the Republican networks. In the months before the election, it was largely documents from Democratic Party...
  • Rudy Giuliani Interview With Eric Bolling – Fox News (Video)…

    12/09/2016 8:16:31 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 8 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 9, 2016 | Sundance
    Tonight, for the first time in three weeks, Rudy Giuliani appeared for an in-person media interview with Fox News Eric Bolling. The obvious topic was Giuliani’s decision to withdraw his name from consideration for President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet:
  • Forgiveness Ceremony Unites Veterans And Natives At Standing Rock Casino

    12/09/2016 8:01:22 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 12/05/2016 04:55 pm ET | Jenna Amatulli
    On Monday, Native Americans conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans at the Standing Rock casino, giving the veterans an opportunity to atone for military actions conducted against Natives throughout history. In celebration of Standing Rock protesters’ victory Sunday in halting construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, Leonard Crow Dog formally forgave Wes Clark Jr., the son of retired U.S. Army general and former supreme commander at NATO, Wesley Clark Sr. This was a historically symbolic gesture forgiving centuries of oppression against Natives and honoring their partnership in defending the land from the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • Clinton Won As Many Votes As Obama In 2012 — Just Not In The States Where She Needed Them Most

    12/09/2016 7:37:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 9, 2016 | David Lauter
    Clinton Won As Many Votes As Obama In 2012 — Just Not In The States Where She Needed Them Most By David Lauter Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by at least 2.7 million, according to a final tally. The result marked the biggest gap between the popular vote and the electoral college in almost 150 years The final results of the 2016 presidential election look like this: Hillary Clinton got roughly the same number of votes that President Obama received four years ago en route to his reelection, but she nonetheless lost the presidency to Donald Trump, who came...
  • Trump Takes Heat From Breitbart Over Labor Secretary Pick

    12/09/2016 7:25:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 9, 2016 | AMANDA SAKUMA
    Trump Takes Heat From Breitbart Over Labor Secretary Pick by AMANDA SAKUMA Donald Trump is taking heat from his right flank over his labor secretary pick, a CEO known for pro-immigration views that run in direct contradiction with a key policy of the president-elect. Breitbart News on Thursday excoriated Trump for tasking fast food CEO Andy Puzder to run the Department of Labor, accusing the president-elect of putting foreign labor ahead of American workers. Trump's senior adviser, Steve Bannon, was CEO of the conservative news website before leading the Republican's campaign operation. "Trump Expected to Tap Labor Secretary Who Prefers...
  • Jill Stein’s Pennsylvania recount request: Federal judge to rule by Monday

    12/09/2016 6:43:35 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 35 replies
    BillyPenn News ^ | December 9, 2016 | Anna Orso
    Federal Judge Paul Diamond heard arguments today. The computer science expert whose opinions catapulted presidential election recounts into the national spotlight today admitted in a federal courtroom in Philadelphia that there’s no evidence Pennsylvania’s voting systems were hacked. Meanwhile, an expert witness testifying on behalf of the GOP — which is working to protect electors for President-elect Donald Trump — said the likelihood that Pennsylvania’s voting system was hacked is about as likely as aliens living among us. It’s possible, but there’s no evidence to show it’s happening.
  • Mika Brzezinski says Clinton camp tried to pull her off the air

    12/09/2016 5:47:50 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/09/16 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign tried to remove an MSNBC personality from the air after she aired criticisms of the Democratic presidential candidate, the host revealed Friday. Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” said NBC was pressured to get her pulled during the campaign. “I was concerned the campaign was not understanding that perhaps there was an arrogance. They needed to sort of get off their high horse and understand that this isn’t over,” Brzezinski said on her show Friday, recalling the criticism she expressed frequently during the campaign. “I’ll just say it: NBC got a call from the [Clinton]...
  • Barack Obama, Donald Trump Forge an Unlikely Rapport

    12/09/2016 5:41:59 PM PST · by Innovative · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 9, 2016 | Peter Nicholas and Carol E. Lee
    They had never met, and they had had only harsh words toward each other during the campaign. But President Barack Obama and his successor, Donald Trump, are discussing policy and politics with more frequency than many anticipated after this past year’s bitterly fought election. The two men have spoken a handful of times by phone since their 90-minute meeting in the Oval Office last month, setting aside resentments that built up during the campaign, advisers to both said. Though it is hardly a “bromance,” both men see it in their mutual interest to stay in touch and forge a rapport...
  • Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign cost a record $1.2B

    12/09/2016 5:31:46 PM PST · by McGruff · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | Decemer 9, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Hillary Clinton and her supporters spent a record $1.2 billion for her losing presidential campaign — twice as much as the winner, Donald Trump, according to the latest records. The president-elect, who confounded critics during the campaign by saying there was no need to raise or spend $1 billion or more, ended up making do with $600 million.
  • Obama is rushing to Trump-proof the White House

    12/09/2016 5:15:29 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 137 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 9 Dec 16 | Anita Kumar
    Since Election Day, President Barack Obama has appointed 56 people to boards, commissions and offices in the hopes that they remain in those posts for years to come. He has reduced the prison sentences of 79 federal inmates. He has handed out the nation’s highest civilian honor to 21 people who he said personally made an impact on his life. And he has churned out rules, regulations and policies several times a week. Obama is trying to put the people and policies in place that he wants to outlast his presidency in the final weeks before Donald Trump takes...
  • Mitt Romney and Trump are on the same page

    12/09/2016 5:10:14 PM PST · by bobk3 · 43 replies
    Mitt Romney
    Various foreign policy quotes from Mitt Romney. Russia is our adversary but not our enemy Q: During the campaign, you took a lot of heat from Obama for saying that Russia was our greatest geopolitical foe. I'm sure you're tempted to say "I told you so"?ROMNEY: Well, there's no question, but that the President's naivete with regards to Russia's intentions & objectives has led to a number of foreign policy challenges that we face. We need to understand that Russia has very different interests than ours, this is not fantasy land, this is reality, where they are a geopolitical adversary....
  • Trump to pick Ronna Romney McDaniel to lead RNC

    12/09/2016 4:44:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/9/16 | Jonathan Swan
    Ronna Romney McDaniel is expected to be Donald Trump’s pick to be the next chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), according to two sources with direct knowledge of the deliberations. ADVERTISEMENT McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, is expected to attend Trump's rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Friday night. The Hill has not been able to confirm, however, whether the president-elect will announce his support for her at the event. McDaniel is the favored choice of current RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, according to two sources with direct knowledge of Priebus's thinking. Trump has told Priebus that he...
  • MSNBC Anchor Falsely Claims Fox News Had Christmas Party at Trump’s D.C. Hotel

    12/09/2016 4:39:35 PM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 9, 2016 | Cameron Cawthorne
    MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle falsely claimed on her show Friday morning that Fox News had its Christmas party at President-elect Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C. . . . “Think about the hotel in Washington right now. The RNC [Republican National Committee] is having their Christmas party there. Fox News had their Christmas party there. That doesn’t feel a little hanky?” Ruhle asked. . . . Ruhle issued an apology later in the day during the 2 p.m. broadcast of MSNBC Live explaining that her comment was wrong and she made a mistake
  • South Korea 'Shaman Gate': President's State Policy Decided by Cult

    12/09/2016 3:35:11 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    The unprecedented political scandal threatening to unseat South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye is gathering pace. It has emerged than Park Geun-hye was influenced by a group of close friends with no political experience. In fact these friends were a mix of fortune-tellers and cult members, and were not simply consulting Park Geun-hye, but in many cases were literally dictating key political decisions. They also had access to secret government documents. Choi Soon-sil even made drafts of presidential speeches. Sputnik Japan asked Georgy Toloraya, an expert on Korea, how it was possible for a cult to dictate presidential policy in this...
  • Newsweek Describes Trump as 'Dear Leader' of White Supremacists

    12/09/2016 3:05:54 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 9, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Six years ago, Newsweek sold for a grand total of one dollar. Many would say that amount was way overpriced and one big reason is the completely unprofessional sick smear job they are pulling on Donald Trump. An example is an article written by culture writer Ryan Bort, who makes no attempt to hide his Trump hate. Bort used a timeline of rough years throughout human history to exhibit his Trump Derangement Syndrome. Somehow, Bort felt it pertinent to go as far as to even link Trump and the Bubonic Plague from the year 1347.
  • Michigan Supreme Court denies Stein’s recount appeal

    12/09/2016 2:59:05 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 118 replies
    The Detroit News | December 9, 2016 | Jonathan Oosting
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  • Wisconsin Recount Results Day 9: 1,322 Net Changes Made

    12/09/2016 2:28:38 PM PST · by combat_boots · 28 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/9/2016 | By Jessica McBride
    snip Sixty out of Wisconsin’s 72 counties completed the Wisconsin recount as of Day 9, with 1,322 net votes changed since the recount began, according to the Wisconsin Election Commission. The errors have included everything from jammed ballots to voters using the wrong pens, but they have not represented a significant shift at all. Since both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gained votes overall, the net result is almost nil, and Trump retains his 22,000-plus vote lead with Clinton only gaining a net 49 more votes after nine days of counting. Meanwhile, on December 9, a federal judge rejected an...
  • Trump to name Goldman Sachs veteran, Gary Cohn, to head National Economic Council

    12/09/2016 2:40:27 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 9, 2016 | Renae Merle, Ylan Q. Mui and Philip Rucker
    NEW YORK -- President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name a top Goldman Sachs executive, Gary Cohn, to lead the National Economic Council, handing the Wall Street veteran significant sway over his administration's economic policy. The council includes the heads of various departments and agencies and works within the administration to coordinate economic policy. As director, Cohn would be in position to advise Trump as he attempts to fulfill some of his chief campaign promises, including lowering corporate taxes and rethinking U.S. trade policy. Trump intends to formally name Cohn to the post, which does not require Senate confirmation, but additional details remained...
  • Donald Trump Defends His Super Rich Cabinet: 'I Want People That Made a Fortune'

    12/09/2016 2:29:35 PM PST · by Innovative · 65 replies
    Fortune ^ | Dec. 9, 2016 | Tara John
    Donald Trump brushed away criticism after appointing a number of billionaires and millionaires to his administration by saying that he wants “people that made a fortune!” The president-elect compared his picks, which have the accumulative wealth of around $14.5 billion, to athletes during a speech at his ‘Thank You’ campaign rally on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa. “A newspaper criticized me and said, ‘Why can’t they have people of modest means?'” He said to a crowd, Huffington Post reports. “Because I want people that made a fortune! Because now they are negotiating [for] you, OK?… It’s no different than a...
  • Philly judge: Decision coming Monday on Stein's petition for statewide recount

    12/09/2016 2:21:39 PM PST · by dirtboy · 58 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 12/9/2016 | Jeremy Roebuck
    A federal judge in Philadelphia will rule Monday on the Green Party-backed petition for a Pennsylvania recount, leaving just one day before the state needs to certify its presidential vote total for the electoral college. Judge Paul Diamond signaled his plan after a Friday afternoon hearing in which supporters of Green Party nominee Jill Stein pushed their bid for a recount, citing concerns about the integrity of Pennsylvania's voting system and the technology it uses.
  • Fake News Exposed -- Reporter Tweets Totally False Claim Trump Supporters Booed John Glenn

    12/09/2016 2:03:19 PM PST · by Strac6 · 32 replies
    Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald is the definition of fake news. Eichenwald tweeted Thursday night that attendees at Donald Trump’s victory rally actually booed when the President-elect announced the passing of the late, great John Glenn. He would later go on to delete the tweet, but not before being screenshotted by Mediaite’s Alex Griswold and receiving thousands of retweets. (Mediaite) “Trump supporters booed John Glenn when Trump mentioned his name at today’s rally,” he wrote. “A real American hero who risked his life [for] us. They booed.” Eichenwald doubled down on the claim, which was soon to be proven totally false....
  • Keith Ellison’s star falling as Clinton, Obama allies seek DNC alternative

    12/09/2016 1:54:11 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 50 replies
    Aides and supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are searching for an alternative to Rep. Keith Ellison, the early favorite to become the next leader of the Democratic National Committee, amid resistance to the Minnesota liberal’s bid from key parts of the party’s base. The contest to replace Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is evolving into a larger fight over the future of the party. Backers of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are throwing their support behind Ellison while some Clinton supporters are searching for an alternative. Ellison picked up an powerful endorsement Thursday from the AFL-CIO, which issued a...
  • Mainstream Media Continues Absolving Itself From Clinton, Trump Election Failures

    12/09/2016 1:02:08 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
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  • Georgia Secretary of State: DHS Attacked Our Firewall

    12/09/2016 12:57:01 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 December 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    On Thursday, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ask “why [it] was attempting to breach” the firewall protecting his computer infrastructure. The letter also drew attention to the fact that “under 18 U.S.C. 1030, attempting to gain access or exceeding authorized access to protected computer systems is illegal."In the weeks and months leading up to the elections, DHS and other federal agencies expressed growing concerns over the threat of Russian hackers penetrating government computers. Many of those concerns were based in the oft-repeated claim that the hacking of the...
  • ‘Then We Will Fight in the Shade’ – A Guide to Winning the Media Wars

    12/09/2016 12:53:46 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 08 December 2016 | Michael Krieger
    Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. – Sun Tzu, The Art of War The ongoing battle between independent, alternative media and legacy corporate-government sponsored propaganda media is in full swing following Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election. While I’m no big fan of Trump, his win has so emotionally damaged the U.S. status quo they have begun to lash out in a hysterical and careless manner against those they feel prevented Her Highness, Hillary Clinton, from ascending to the throne. 2016 was the year...
  • Rogue Republican Elector Warns Trump: "I Am Not The Only One Who Will Not Vote For You"

    12/09/2016 11:52:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/09/2016
    Last week a Republican member of the Electoral College, Christopher Suprun, published an op-ed in the NYT explaining why he would not be casting his vote for Donald Trump. Suprun is the same elector who the NY Post reported one month ago that he’s on track to vote as assigned for Donald Trump next month, despite reports saying he’d consider going rogue and voting for Hillary Clinton. Previously, Politico had quoted Suprun in August saying he found Trump so unpalatable, he’d consider going “rogue” and voting for Clinton. He then told the Post that he “always planned to vote...
  • Breaking: Federal judge declines to end Wisconsin recount

    12/09/2016 11:41:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Two pro-Trump groups hoped to get a federal judge to end Wisconsin’s recount early, but Judge James Peterson put an end to those hopes rather quickly. The Associated Press had barely even reported the challenge when Peterson declined to intervene. The issue will become moot soon enough anyway: A federal judge will on Friday consider halting Wisconsin’s presidential recount.President-elect Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes in the state. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested the recount to determine if election machines were hacked.Two pro-Trump groups, the Great America PAC and the Stop Hillary PAC,...
  • Mo Dowd: Election Therapy From My Basket of Deplorables

    12/09/2016 11:13:01 AM PST · by seanmerc · 77 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 Nov 16 | Maureen Dowd
    Donald Trump pulled off one of the greatest political feats in modern history by defeating Hillary Clinton and the vaunted Clinton machine. The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama: his fantasy world of political correctness, the politicization of the Justice Department and the I.R.S., an out-of-control E.P.A., his neutering of the military, his nonsupport of the police and his fixation on things like transgender bathrooms. Since he became president, his party has lost 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships. The country had signaled strongly in the last two midterms that they were not happy. The...
  • Buchanan Warns Trump: Be Wary of GOP Congress [predicts president elect will face fierce opposition

    12/09/2016 10:28:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 07 Dec 2016 | Brendan Kirby
    President-Elect Donald Trump is riding high during the post-election honeymoon phase, but conservative commentator Pat Buchanan predicted it might be shattered by an unlikely source — the Republican Congress. Buchanan, whose two presidential runs could be viewed as the ideological forerunners to Trump’s own successful bid this year, said on “The Laura Ingraham Show” Wednesday that Trump almost certainly will need some sort of “border tax” on imported goods if he hopes to fulfill campaign promises to reverse massive trade deficits with major trading partners.
  • Leaked Phone Calls Between Donald Trump and Barack Obama - Conan O’Brien, TBS

    12/09/2016 10:25:27 AM PST · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    YouTube - Multiple links in body of thread | November 30, December 2, 5, 7, 2016 | Uploaded by Team Coco
    EXCLUSIVE Leaked Audio Of Obama & Trump's Phone Calls - CONAN on TBS - November 30, 2016 Even More Leaked Phone Calls Between Donald Trump & Barack Obama - CONAN on TBS - December 2, 2016 Still More Leaked Trump & Obama Phone Calls - CONAN on TBS - December 5, 2016 Donald Trump Keeps Calling Barack Obama - CONAN on TBS - December 7, 2016
  • The Left Will NOT Go Quietly!

    12/09/2016 10:20:04 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 38 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/9/2016 | Dick Bachert
    My sister shared a video link with me. My reply to her grew into another of my goofy rants! J, I saw that O'Reilly segment when it aired! Powerful and essentially correct. I've commented numerous times that the left is NOT going to go quietly. They MAY go with the bang of a second civil war that will make the 700,000+ dead of the first one look tame! But they have a problem: WE HAVE DAMN NEAR ALL THE GUNS AND KNOW HOW TO USE THEM. If it does go down, it will NOT go well for them. Thank God...
  • Obama's Parting Shot: Obama Orders Intelligence Community Review of 2016 Election Hacking

    12/09/2016 10:06:01 AM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 9, 2016
    Obama Orders Intelligence Community Review of 2016 Election Hacking Published December 09, 2016 President Obama has ordered his intelligence agencies to conduct a review of hacking during the 2016 presidential election and present their findings before he leaves office, a top adviser said Friday. Obama's counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco disclosed the review to reporters in Washington Friday morning. "We maybe have crossed into a new threshold," Monaco said. Monaco did not say if the report would be made public. The intelligence community already has probed suspected foreign intervention in the U.S. election, having concluded earlier that Russia-backed actors likely were...
  • Obama orders review of Russian election-related hacking

    12/09/2016 9:43:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 12:13 PM ET, Fri December 9, 2016 | Tal Kopan, Kevin Liptak and Jim Sciutto
    President Barack Obama has ordered a full review into hacking by the Russians designed to influence the 2016 election, White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco said Friday. “The President has directed the Intelligence Community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process. It is to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders,” she said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with reporters. “This is consistent with the work that we did over the summer to engage Congress on the threats that we were seeing.” Monaco said...
  • Hand recount of paper ballots ordered in Chesco (PA)

    12/09/2016 9:39:35 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 52 replies
    Philly News ^ | December 9, 2016 | Michaelle Bond
    Chester County on Thursday ordered a hand recount of 190,462 paper ballots cast in last month's election, as former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein continues her bid for a statewide recount. The county's Board of Elections, which consists of the three county commissioners, ruled that the Department of Voter Services must recount the ballots in 143 of the 228 precincts for the presidential and U.S. Senate races. Many counties have adopted electronic voting systems, but Chester relies almost exclusively on paper ballots. Of nearly 275,000 ballots cast there last month, all but about 850 were on paper. The ruling...
  • Watch: Hillary Clinton greeted by sobbing women on Capitol Hill

    12/09/2016 9:32:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 90 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/8/16 6:45 PM | By Anna Giaritelli
    Hillary Clinton was greeted by sobbing, ecstatic women on her way out of an event on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. The ardent supporters thanked the Democratic presidential nominee for running for president, albeit unsuccessfully. The group of 20-something-year-olds cried as Clinton shook their hands. Clinton was in the company of former vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, a Democratic senator from Virginia. Clinton spoke at Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's portrait unveiling in the Russell Senate Office Building. After the Reid event, Hillary Clinton greeted several Kaine staffers and young supporters, some of whom can be heard sobbing in...
  • Mississippi Governor: ‘No Syrian Refugees For Us Until D.C. Takes Sone’

    12/09/2016 9:19:09 AM PST · by rhett october · 22 replies
    Varney & Co.'s Twitter Feed ^ | 12-8-2016 | Amy Moreno
    From the video: "I’m currently working with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and Mississippi Office of Homeland Security to determine the current status of any Syrian refugees that may be brought to our state in the near future. I will do everything humanly possible to stop any plans from the Obama administration to put Syrian refugees in Mississippi. The policy of bringing these individuals into the country is not only misguided, it is extremely dangerous. I’ll be notifying President Obama of my decision today to resist this potential action." “[We have taken] none so far, so certainly we can...
  • Nevada Recount Results: Final Tallies Show Only 15 Vote Change

    12/09/2016 9:17:15 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 8 replies
    Heavy ^ | December 8, 2016 | Jessica McBride
    None of the recount efforts has changed the presidential election – despite the price tag – and that’s also true now in Nevada, which just concluded a partial recount. According to a press release from the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office on the evening of December 8, the Nevada recount found these changes: Hillary Clinton lost 9 votes. Donald Trump lost 6 votes. There were no other changes found in the state that Clinton won. The state will not conduct a statewide recount because so few errors were found.
  • Judge refuses to end Wisconsin recount: report (PA Fed Hearing Today)

    12/09/2016 9:12:11 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 9, 2016 | MARK HENSCH
    A federal judge on Friday dismissed a request from President-elect Donald Trump's supporters to halt a recount in Wisconsin, according to a new report. Judge James Peterson's ruling in Madison will let the controversial review requested by Green Party nominee Jill Stein continue, reports The Wisconsin State Journal. Stein initially requested the recount in Wisconsin to determine whether election machines there were hacked last month. President-elect Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes in the state on Election Day. Two pro-Trump groups, the Great America PAC and the Stop Hillary PAC, filed a federal...
  • Kellyanne Conway: I'm Getting Death Threats Fueled by Pro-Clinton Rhetoric

    12/09/2016 9:10:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/9/16 | David Caplan
    Donald Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway has blasted the president-elect's critics -- namely Hillary Clinton supporters -- for fueling a barrage of death threats against her. "Anytime I respond, anytime I defend myself against these ... allegations that are now leading to death threats ... I'm seen as ungracious," Conway said during an interview Thursday on MSNBC with Chris Matthews, referring, in part, to claims that the Trump campaign gave a platform to white nationalists. "Why are we sore winners? I'm not a sore winner. I'm a winner. My guy is a winner. He's the next president of the United...
  • Trump Expected To Pick Oil Drilling Advocate To Run Interior Department: Sources

    12/09/2016 9:01:14 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    OANN ^ | DECEMBER 9, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is expected to pick U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a strong advocate of increased oil and gas development who is skeptical about climate change, to run the Department of the Interior, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. The appointment could mean easier access for industry to more than a quarter of America’s territory, ranging from national parks to tribal lands stretching from the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico, where energy companies have been eager to drill and mine. Three sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters Trump was expected to nominate...
  • BREAKING: Texas Sen. @TedCruz Set To Be Nominated As Supreme Court Justice (Fake News?)

    12/09/2016 9:00:09 AM PST · by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run · 123 replies
    GOTNEWS ^ | DEC 8, 2016
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz is set to be nominated for a position on the Supreme Court by President-elect Donald J. Trump if current trends hold, a source close to the process tells GotNews. The source told GotNews that “a deal” is being cut which would see Cruz nominated to the Supreme Court on the condition that a pro-Trump Republican could be found to replace Ted Cruz in the Senate. It is unclear whether Cruz would be immediately nominated to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died earlier this year, or if his nomination would come later. While Cruz was not on...
  • Could Stein pour cold water on firebrand Warren?

    12/09/2016 8:56:34 AM PST · by luke1825 · 8 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12/7 | peter lucas
    Donald Trump should invite Jill Stein to Trump Tower for a talk. Why not? He's invited just about everybody else who knocked him around in his campaign for president. So why not Stein? That way the president-elect could work out a deal with the Massachusetts political gadfly. The deal would center around the new president's support for a Stein candidacy against U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, or Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, both of whom are expected to seek re-election in 2018. Both also opposed Trump's presidential candidacy, Warren especially. Warren can hardly mention his name without going po
  • Security Guards at Church Services As ‘New Clientele’ Defecate, Masturbate in Pews

    12/09/2016 8:37:09 AM PST · by blueyon · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/09/16 | by Virginia Hale
    A church in Kristianstad has been forced to hire guards to keep the peace at services after the disruptive behaviour of “new clientele” has become increasingly serious in recent years. Christians have become frightened to visit the Holy Trinity church as newcomers are reported to yell loudly and smash liquor bottles during services, masturbate in the pews and urinate and defecate both inside and in the church grounds. Concerned locals have even reported concern over attempts to kidnap children during baptism. Police yesterday gave the go-ahead to the church to have Security guards at all future services, weddings and christenings....
  • Hillary Clinton: It’s now clear that “fake news” can have real-world consequences

    12/09/2016 8:24:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2016 | AllahPundit
    There’s no way to watch this clip and not detect the taste of sour grapes, just as there’s no way to watch the recent media/left hand-wringing over “fake news” and not see an attempt to explain away Trump’s shocking upset as some sort of grand scam. It must be a comfort to believe that a key reason you lost 300+ electoral votes to a guy who got caught on tape talking about grabbing women by the p***y was because someone in Macedonia wrote a story on Facebook about you eating babies or whatever. I agree that “fake news” has...
  • On Trial, Geert Wilders Fights His Freedom of Speech Being Portrayed As “Hate Speech”

    12/09/2016 8:15:10 AM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 9 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | 12/9/2016 | Pamela Williams
    "It seems citizens of the world are facing a government onslaught of attacks on freedom of speech. Right now in the United States many are fearing the threat to our freedom of speech on the Internet. Many Alternative Media websites are being mocked as “fake news”. In Amsterdam populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders is being accused of “hate speech”. Speaking at the end of his trial he branded it as a politically motivated “charade” that endangered freedom of speech."