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  • Wisconsin Recount Results Day 4 & 3: Trump Grows Lead

    12/05/2016 7:09:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/05/2016 | By Jessica McBride
    Wisconsin recount returns for day 4 show that Donald Trump has continued to inch ahead of Hillary Clinton, gaining just over three dozen more net votes.The Election Commission does not add up recount returns when they come in, but, rather, places the raw numbers on a spreadsheet that includes each reporting municipality. Heavy has tallied the returns by county from the Election Commission’s day 4 spreadsheet (it also includes returns from days 1, 2, and 3.) The December 4 spreadsheet is updated with more new returns each day. Details on gained and lost vote counts per county are listed later...
  • Obama Appointed Liberal Judge Orders Hand Recount in Michigan

    12/05/2016 7:03:53 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 8 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 5, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    An Obama appointed federal judge ordered a massive hand recount of 4.8 million ballots in Michigan.... The Detroit News reported: U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith issued a ruling just after midnight Monday in favor of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who sought to let election officials bypass a two-business-day waiting period that would have delayed start of the recount until Wednesday morning. Goldsmith’s order said the recount “shall commence and must continue until further order of this court.” “Defendants shall instruct all governmental units participating in the recount to assemble necessary staff to work sufficient hours to assure that...
  • US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Ben Carson is a 'disconcerting and disturbingly...

    12/05/2016 6:58:59 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/5/16 | Frank Thorp
    Unable to copy and paste from Twitter, for some reason. There's a short statement from Pelosi at the link.
  • Judge orders Michigan presidential recount to begin at noon Monday

    12/05/2016 6:58:28 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 4 replies
    Detroit News | December 5, 2016 | Robert Snell , Christine MacDonald and Chad Livengood
    Blocked due to copyright
  • Why Trump's Team Is Likely to Approve the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

    12/05/2016 6:56:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Fortune ^ | 12/1/16 | Jeff John Roberts
    During his campaign for President, Donald Trump declared that he would not approve a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner on the grounds the deal represented “too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.” But as with so much else when it comes to Trump, it appears that vow is negotiable. On Thursday, the Financial Times reported that Trump’s transition team assured AT&T they would review the deal with an open mind, and that company executives came away confident that the deal would pass regulatory scrutiny.
  • Obama Crushed After Trump Orders White House To Stop His Sickest Tradition

    12/05/2016 6:55:20 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 25 replies
    Departed ^ | 12/5/2016 | Staff
    Obama was seen storming away from the West Wing after staffers from Donald Trump’s transition team began preparing the Executive offices for the new administration. On Trump’s orders, one of Obama’s most secretive rituals is being reversed and all signs of it removed from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. For the past 7 years, to appease any Muslims working at or visiting the White House, silence has been ordered during the five times of Islamic prayer each day. In addition, prayer rugs and crescent moon symbols are available in several areas of the executive mansion to make Muslims more comfortable.
  • Take a Look Inside the Shattered Churches of Iraq

    12/05/2016 6:47:18 AM PST · by detective · 1 replies
    The Clarion Projest ^ | December 5, 2016 | Elliot Friedland
    The Islamic State has devastated the ancient heritage of Iraq’s Christians. Many churches, some hundreds of years old, were damaged or even destroyed, along with earlier archaeological treasures such as palaces belonging to the Kings of ancient Assyria. Here is just a snapshot of ISIS crimes against Iraq’s Christian community. 
  • Holidays on the moon will be possible in a DECADE - but a ticket will cost you £8000

    12/05/2016 6:38:27 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 24 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | December 5, 2016 | Jeff Parsons
    Moon Express is a private company that wants to start offering trips to the moon for £8,000 a ticket. The company was founded in 2010 by billionaire entrepreneur Naveen Jain and is planning to launch its first unmanned orbital mission next year. Eventually, it hopes to be sending people to the moon by 2026. So far, Moon Express is the only private company to be granted permission (under US law) to leave Earth and land on the moon. It was given the go-ahead by the US Federal Aviation Administration in August in a move that could open up the space...
  • Trump-Tsai Phone Call a Good Start to Reforming US-Taiwan Relations

    12/05/2016 6:37:06 AM PST · by detective · 2 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | December 03, 2016 | Walter Lohman
    The transition team has announced that President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with the president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen Friday. Not only is there nothing wrong with this, it could be a sign of good things to come in America’s Taiwan policy. U.S.-Taiwan relations operate under a number of restrictions derived from the three communiques with China that form the basis of America’s one China policy. Some of them are a necessary part of honoring America’s decision in 1979 to formally recognize the People’s Republic of China. Many are not.
  • Democrats looking to reclaim Midwestern supporters

    12/05/2016 6:33:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 3:24 AM EST | Thomas Beaumont
    With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political “blue wall” of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters. Hillary Clinton’s failure to hold key blocs of these voters helped seal Trump’s stunning electoral victory and leaves Democrats with a gaping, perhaps long-term, hole in the party’s national battle front. Trump boasted of his accomplishment at a post-election rally in Ohio. The president-elect crowed: “We didn’t break it; we shattered that sucker. We shattered it, man. That poor wall is busted...
  • U.S. Syria Policy at Crossroads as Rebels Falter

    12/05/2016 6:27:53 AM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 4, 2016 | Jay Solomon, Carol E. Lee and Felicia Schwartz Biography @felschwartz felicia.schwartz@wsj.com
    Steep losses by antiregime rebels in Syria have scrambled U.S. policy calculations at a crucial moment in the country’s long-running war, with the election of Donald Trump already pointing to the possibility of a dramatic shift when he takes office in January. Mr. Trump hasn't detailed his plans for Syria, but has outlined a likely break from the Obama administration, which has supplied small amounts of arms and funding to militias attempting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad and has separately fought the Islamic State extremist group.
  • Senate Majority Leader McConnell Against Free Speech – Surrendering FCC to Obama

    12/05/2016 6:15:43 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 12/6/2016 | Gateway Pundit Staff
    To hell with Free Speech, to hell with the American People and to hell with Trump. Charles Johnson at GotNews.com reports that Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made an agreement with Obama and Democratic Senator Harry Reid to give control of the FCC to the Democrats. Multiple DC sources have confirmed to GotNews that an effort to give Democrats control of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for months into Trump’s presidency is actually being led by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell himself. McConnell has reached an agreement with President Barack Obama and Democratic Senator Harry Reid to...
  • Dow poised to open at all-time high as investors shake off Italy’s referendum

    12/05/2016 6:15:37 AM PST · by John W · 7 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | December 5, 2016 | Anora Mahmudova & Barbara Kollmeyer
    U.S. stock futures indicated the Dow industrials were ready to open at a fresh intraday all-time high on Monday, with momentum driven as equity investors shook off the defeat of Italy’s constitution-reform referendum on Sunday and amid signs of steady U.S. economic growth. “The combination of steady U.S. economic growth, which won’t need too hawkish a stance from the FOMC to manage, along with the prospect of further QE from the ECB seems to be generating perfect conditions to extend the bull market rally,” said Jamieson Blake, retail sales manager at ADS Securities London, in a note to clients. On...
  • Trump’s victory is unsurprising in racist America

    12/05/2016 6:07:27 AM PST · by pabianice · 84 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 12/4/16 | Azarael
    People of color, particularly Black Americans, shouldn’t be surprised in the least by Donald Trump’s presidential victory. Although part of me feels like we shouldn’t be acting like we haven’t already survived, despite vicious attempts to destroy us, I can understand the shock. It’s the same thing as saying no matter how much one can prepare for death, you’re never really ready. We’ve been preparing for different forms of death for hundreds of years. And yet, here we are in fear, though our fears have morphed into realities time and time again through Jim Crow, lynchings, police brutality (which has...
  • The EU is Demanding That American Tech Giants Crack Down On Hate Speech

    12/05/2016 6:03:49 AM PST · by dubyagee · 42 replies
    businessinsider.fr ^ | 12-5-16 | Rob Price and Reuters
    Facebook, Twitter, Google's YouTube and Microsoft must act faster to tackle online hate speech or they will face laws forcing them to do so, the European Commission said on Sunday. .... This included removing or disabling access to the content if necessary, better cooperation with civil society organizations and the promotion of "counter-narratives" to hate speech.
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show Dec 1 2016

    12/05/2016 6:01:55 AM PST · by GregB · 3 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • Morning Joe’s Surprising Support for Trump’s China Move: A Way to Get ‘Leverage’

    12/05/2016 5:53:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The American foreign-policy establishment is wringing its collective hands over Donald Trump’s phone conversation with the President of Taiwan, and his subsequent tweet in which he took China to task for its currency devaluation, tariffs on American products, and military build-up in the South China Sea. But there was some surprising support for Trump’s initiative on today’s Morning Joe. First, Mark Halperin said this showed that Trump wasn’t planning to be a passive “inbox president” [Ed.: sayonara, leading from behind], and that it was a way for the US to get “leverage” on China where we had none before. Joe...
  • Customers took a stand against Windows 10’s aggressive upgrades – and won

    12/05/2016 5:51:23 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Yahoo - Digital Trends ^ | December 03, 2016 | Kevin Parrish
    Jesse Worley threatened to sue Microsoft. He’s not the first to take on the Redmond company, but his move to take legal action had a purpose. He wanted Microsoft to acknowledge that aggressively pushing the Windows 10 update was a problem. Customers weary of the Windows 8 disaster were unwilling to take the upgrade leap; Microsoft was, he reasoned, ignoring their fear of heights. ... I’m an IT tech whose grandfather’s computer was updated through subterfuge, which made life harder for him and his caretakers until it was fixed ... Privacy advocates dislike it, as Microsoft collects data such as...
  • Trump renews defense of his call with Taiwan leader

    12/05/2016 5:47:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 3:18 AM EST | Jonathan Lemire and Gillian Wong
    President-elect Donald Trump is using Twitter to renew his defense of his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago. In a series of Sunday evening tweets, Trump groused about criticism that he didn’t work with China ahead of the contact. China considers Taiwan a rogue province. “Did China ask us if it was OK to carry out a number of actions such as build up disputed islands in the South China Sea or take economic measures hurtful to the United States,” Trump tweeted....
  • In signal to Trump, China, Iran say nuclear deal must stand

    12/05/2016 5:41:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 5:03 AM EST
    The foreign ministers of China and Iran on Monday urged governments not to violate the deal that limits Iran’s nuclear activity in exchange for the lifting of sanctions, in remarks apparently directed at President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during a visit to Beijing that the seven nations who agreed to the deal in July 2015 “have the obligation to fully implement” it. “Iran will not allow any country to take unilateral action to violate the agreement and Iran has the right to take action against that,” Zarif said at a news conference after...
  • Robby Mook: Clinton Emails "The Most Over-Hyped" Story In The History Of American Politics

    12/05/2016 5:41:21 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 50 replies
    RCP video ^ | 12-4-2016 | Tim Hains
    Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook appeared at a forum with Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and CNN anchor Jake Tapper where he discusses the extent to which the Clinton email scandal hurt her campaign. "Look, again, if any of us could have gone back in a time machine --including Hillary Clinton-- and changed this, absolutely we would have. But I think despite that, this was the most over-hyped, over-litigated, over-reported story in the history of American politics," he said. (snip) "And particularly because of what James Comey did. There are protocols at the Justice Dept. They are not to intervene...
  • Kerry: Bennett's ideas are 'profoundly disturbing'

    12/05/2016 5:37:47 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/16 | David Rosenberg
    Video (hear his brain actually farting; youtube link below) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey6SaEZFZNs Secretary of State John Kerry made a foray into internal Israeli politics on Sunday night, slamming the Israeli cabinet and singling out Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) by name, saying that Bennett’s recent statements on the future of Judea and Samaria were “profoundly disturbing”. Kerry spoke Sunday evening at the annual Saban Forum, hosted by the left-leaning Brookings Institute, one of whose overseas branches is in Qatar. The Secretary spoke at length about his feelings towards Israel and Zionism, and his belief that Israel is headed in the wrong...
  • Michigan to Move Ahead with Presidential Recount

    12/05/2016 5:36:02 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 52 replies
    CnN Politics.com ^ | December 5, 3016 | Max Blau & Joe Sutton
    Michigan will become the second state to conduct a recount of ballot casts during the 2016 presidential election. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith early Monday morning issued an order for Michigan election officials to begin counting ballots starting at noon. The ruling follows a request from Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein after a razor-thin margin made the state the last to be called in the November election. President-elect Donald Trump ended up winning Michigan's 16 electoral votes by just 0.2 percentage points, or just under 10,000 votes out of over 5.5 million cast. "It is inexcusable for Stein to...
  • Pelosi on Future Of Democratic Party: "I Don't Think People Want A New Direction"

    12/05/2016 5:31:44 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 39 replies
    RCP video ^ | 12-4-2016 | Tim Hains
    The House Minority Leader, fresh off her win this week of another term as House Democratic Leader, discusses those policies on which she will and will not work with a Trump administration on CBS's 'Face The Nation.' DICKERSON: The Democratic party is in a moment of questioning about its identity. You were reelected to lead the Democrats in the house. What do you tell Democrats who want a new direction and what are you going to do differently? PELOSI: I don’t think people want a new direction. Our values unify us and our values are about supporting America’s working families....
  • Get used to it: Economists see "new normal" of slow growth

    12/05/2016 5:18:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 12:41 AM EST
    Americans should get used to a “new normal” of slow economic growth, business economists say. The median estimate from economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics calls for the American economy to grow 2.2 percent in 2017, up from a forecast 1.6 percent this year and unchanged from the previous survey in September. The improved number is still lackluster by historical standards. U.S. economic growth averaged 3.1 percent a year from 1948 to 2015, according to the Congressional Research Service. But the business economists say Americans need to get used to slow growth: 80 percent of those surveyed...
  • UN humanitarian aid agency: Record $22.2B needed in 2017

    12/05/2016 5:15:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 4:53 AM EST | Jamey Keaten
    The U.N.’s humanitarian aid coordination agency says it and partners require a record $22.2 billion next year to help people hit by conflict and disasters around the world, a 10 percent increase from this year. The appeal announced Monday from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs seeks to help nearly 93 million people in 33 countries — nearly two-thirds of them in Africa. More than one-third of the total appeal — $8.1 billion — aims to help people in Syria and refugees from it, and another $4.4 billion would support people inside or fleeing war-torn Yemen and South...
  • Portland looks to cash in on high CEO pay

    12/05/2016 5:13:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 5, 2016 | Joseph Lawler
    The city council in Portland, Ore., is set to consider a measure that would tax a company more if the CEO's pay is deemed too high compared to employees' salaries. It is a measure that may be too far-out right now even for famously liberal Portland, but it represents a way to use new CEO pay disclosure rules that advocates hope, and opponents fear, could be taken up by other cities or states. . . . Detractors are quick to point out potential flaws, especially that the policy would incentivize companies to leave Portland. "It's really easy to cross the...
  • Judge Orders Michigan Recount to Begin at Noon Monday

    12/05/2016 5:01:16 AM PST · by madison10 · 73 replies
    Det News | 12/05/2016 | Robert Snell and Christine MacDonald and Chad Livengood
    Link Only Judge Orders Mich Recount
  • SYRIAN ARMY LIBERATES MORE AREAS OF ALEPPO CITY, TO SPLIT REMAINING REBEL-HELD AREAS INTO TWO PARTs

    12/05/2016 4:17:29 AM PST · by Cronos · 35 replies
    South Front ^ | 5 December 2016 | SF
    By December 5, ther Syrian army and pro-government militias liberated Karm Tahan and al-Qaterrji neighborhoods and the National Hospital in about 800m from the Aleppo Citadel. In coming days, the army and its allies will likely able to reach the Aleppo Citadel and militant defenses north of it will collapse.compared with this image from yesterday
  • Donald Trump names Ben Carson for housing and urban development secretary

    12/05/2016 3:53:06 AM PST · by usafa92 · 149 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/5/2016 | Reena flores
    Dr. Ben Carson will be Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the president-elect’s transition team confirmed Monday morning. “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” Mr. Trump said in a statement released by his team.”We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans. He is a...
  • DD2 elementary school students suspended for having 'happy crack'

    12/05/2016 3:47:33 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 55 replies
    WCIV News Channel 4, Charleston, SC ^ | Nov. 1, 2016 | Alex Heaton
    DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Some parents in Dorchester County are furious after nine students at Eagles Nest Elementary School were suspended for violating a school drug policy. The problem parents say is the children weren't caught with drugs. They were accused of having sugar mixed with Kool-Aid in their possession. ABC News 4 spoke with one parent Tuesday who said her child's infraction was reduced during an expulsion hearing at the district office. The child is now on a probationary status with the district and will be able to return to school Thursday.
  • Russian warplane crashes into Mediterranean Sea after Syria operation

    12/05/2016 3:37:31 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 50 replies
    Express ^ | 12/05/2016 | Alix Culbertson
    The Su-33 aircraft skidded off the runway while landing on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean, Russian news agencies reported on Monday citing a statement from the Russian defence ministry. The pilot ejected from the plane and is safe, the defence ministry was quoted as saying. A statement from the ministry, said: "While landing after completing a combat task in the Syrian sky, a Su-33 fighter jet skidded off the dock because the cable of the stopping device broke. "The pilot ejected and was immediately brought aboard the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier by rescuers. "His life is...
  • Assad Troops Have Taken 52 Percent of Rebel-Held Aleppo, Russia says

    12/05/2016 3:18:47 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 15 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/4/2016
    Russia's military has said Syrian government troops have seized more than 52 percent of the opposition-held east of Aleppo. An official from the rebel group, Jabha Shamiya, confirmed some of the government's advances to Reuters, saying the troops were now approaching Aleppo's Old City. On Saturday foreign minister Sergei Lavrov called on all rebel fighters "without exception" to lay down their arms and agree to leave the city. Lavrov said Kerry had made proposals on Friday that were more "in line with" what Moscow has been suggesting and said that Russia was ready to send negotiators immediately to Geneva to...
  • Why is the media on the left? Why the contempt for workers?

    12/05/2016 2:46:07 AM PST · by expat_panama · 21 replies
    Asia Times ^ | December 4, 2016 11:14 PM (UTC+8) | Reuven Brenner
    I spent the first fourteen years of my life under communism. When my parents got out in 1962, I realized to my utter astonishment that much of academia was on the left, praising communism, rationalizing increased centralization of powers under a variety of jargons. Even the US was not immune to these ideas, and that the left and academia despised workers who wanted routine lives, rather than revolutions. All this came to my mind during the last few weeks, both with Fidel Castro’s deat... ...cry their hearts out again about the increased inequality – which, with minimal introspection, would have...
  • Jobless Rate Dives To 9-Year Low; Is Labor Market Too Tight?

    12/05/2016 2:46:05 AM PST · by expat_panama · 61 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 12/02/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November as the unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, the lowest since 2007, the Labor Department said Friday morning. Economists had expected a gain of 170,000 jobs and an unchanged 4.9% jobless rate. Employers in professional and business services added 63,000 jobs, while health care sector employment rose by 28,000 and construction 19,000. Manufacturing shed 4,000 jobs. October payroll growth was revised down by 19,000 to 142,000, but that was largely offset by an upward revision to September's job gain of 17,000 to 208,000. The unemployment rate fell in large part because the labor...
  • Here's Why Trump's Carrier Deal Is So Important

    12/05/2016 2:46:03 AM PST · by expat_panama · 33 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 12/02/2016 | Editorial
    Economy: President-elect Trump's deal with Carrier isn't important because it saved 1,000 jobs. It's important because of the message it sends to businesses everywhere: Help is on the way. The reaction to Carrier's decision to retain some of its employees after meeting with Trump has been amusing. On the one hand, Trump's critics say the deal was a mere trifle, since there are still so many people out there hurting. On the other hand, they claim that Trump is acting like a third-world despot. A few headlines paint the picture: "Trump's Carrier Victory Is the Economy's Loss" "Trump's Carrier deal...
  • Alcohol Sold Illegally at Texas Convention of Liquor Cops

    Oh, the irony. The executive director of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission allowed illegal alcohol sales at a regional conference of state liquor cops in Austin, according to a retired TABC supervisor, and that could lead to criminal charges against the director and one of her cronies. The agency also paid its deputy executive director more than $12,000 per month to attend a police academy full-time at government expense, even though his job does not involve any law enforcement duties (more on that below). Darryl Darnell, a retired TABC supervisor who now works as a deputy constable, filed a complaint...
  • Greece must reform or leave eurozone, says German minister

    12/05/2016 1:30:38 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 4 December 2016 | Helena Smith
    Greece must implement economic reforms if it is to keep its place in the eurozone, Germany’s finance minister has insisted, ruling out debt relief for the country ahead of a crucial euro group meeting on Monday. As the finance ministers of member states using the single currency prepared to discuss fiscal plans for the coming year, Wolfgang Schäuble in effect presented Greece with an ultimatum: either it must enforce unpopular structural reforms or exit the bloc.
  • Carr: The future’s calling for our Mr. Secretary

    12/05/2016 1:29:22 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 4, 2016 | By Howie Carr
    In case you missed it, John Forbes Kerry went before some women’s group in Washington last week and said: “I am not going to go quietly into the night.” Quietly, loudly, nobody cares how you go, Liveshot, just as long as you go. He spoke for an hour — talk about cruel and unusual punishment for an audience. During the course of those 60 interminable minutes, Kerry claimed he hasn’t decided exactly what he’s going to do next, so let’s help him out with some suggestions. How about opening an Iranian restaurant? He could call it The 12th Imam —...
  • Trudeau’s Mexican visa change puts international interests first

    12/05/2016 12:59:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    torontosun.com ^ | December 02, 2016 | Candice Malcolm
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has finally followed through on a major election campaign pledge – a promise he made not to Canadians, but to Mexicans. As of this week, Mexican travelers are now permitted to enter Canada without a visa. The decision to lift the visa requirement for Mexicans will surely win Trudeau favours with his buddy Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s President. But what will it mean for Canadians?
  • New Zealand PM abruptly resigns

    12/05/2016 12:23:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 05/12/16
    <p>New Zealand Prime Minister John Key abruptly resigned on Monday.</p>
  • ¡VIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN! JEEP CARRYING FIDEL CASTRO ASHES BREAKS DOWN MID-FUNERAL

    12/04/2016 11:11:45 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 4, 2016 | By Joel B. Pollack
    The Russian-made jeep carrying the ashes of the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro broke down in the middle of his funeral procession on Saturday, forcing soldiers to push the vehicle until it could be repaired. Nearly every major news website buried the news, though it was perfectly symbolic of the Cuban regime’s economic failures, and those of socialism in general. The breakdown of the jeep in the midst of adoring crowds chanting “Long live Fidel!” was symbolic of the dual nature of Castro’s Cuba. While his legacy inspires fierce adulation by many of the nation’s citizens, others continue to grumble...
  • Keith Ellison: Perfect for the DNC

    12/04/2016 10:39:25 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Frontpage ^ | December 5, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Throughout the Obama administration, the American Left has grown increasingly hostile to Israel and unwilling to acknowledge the reality of the jihad threat; now these tendencies could become the central focus of the Democratic Party, if Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN) becomes Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). That became even clearer than it already was last week with new revelations of just how anti-Israel and tied to the Muslim Brotherhood Ellison really is. The Investigative Project has released audio of Ellison speaking at a fundraiser for his 2010 Congressional reelection campaign, saying that a vote for him was a...
  • Study of Disputed Florida Ballots Finds Justices Did Not Cast the Deciding Vote (Flashback 2001)

    12/04/2016 10:30:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 12, 2001 | y FORD FESSENDEN and JOHN M. BRODER
    A comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year's presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward. Contrary to what many partisans of former Vice President Al Gore have charged, the United States Supreme Court did not award an election to Mr. Bush that otherwise would have been won by Mr. Gore. A close examination of the ballots found that Mr. Bush would have retained a slender margin over Mr....
  • Trump could be the most significant president of our time

    12/04/2016 10:20:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 4, 2016 | Trent Duffy and Terry Holt
    President-elect Trump may not have a popular vote mandate, but he possesses raw political assets that are even more powerful: superior communications skills, a highly energized, devoted and organized grassroots following, and true fearlessness. A master entertainer; he has captured America’s attention, with friends, foes and those in-between on the edge of their seats wondering what he’ll do next. Trump deployed these assets for maximum impact to win the nomination and the Presidency. Yet the political chattering class continues to underestimate the Donald. Here’s a news flash for Official Washington: President Trump could be one of the most consequential chief...
  • Should convicted former House speaker get his pension back? [MA; Finneran]

    12/04/2016 10:19:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 12:33 AM EST | Denise Lavoie
    The highest court in Massachusetts is set to hear arguments in a long-running legal battle over whether former House speaker Thomas Finneran should be able to collect his $34,000 annual pension despite his conviction on an obstruction of justice charge. Finneran’s fall from grace began in 2003 when he lied about his role in a legislative redistricting plan. …
  • Big data helped Trump even after he scorned it

    12/04/2016 9:38:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | December 5, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    Donald Trump derided the use of data and technology tools for his presidential campaign -- but those techniques might well have propelled him to victory. Trump's stealth digital campaign, thrown together hastily in the final months of the campaign, allowed the Republican billionaire to fine-tune his message and reach voters in crucial Rust Belt states that gave him an Electoral College majority. During the primaries, Trump dismissed as "overrated" the kinds of data analytics and "micro-targeting" successfully used by President Barack Obama. But after winning the nomination, he quietly developed a digital strategy led by a political neophyte, his son-in-law...
  • (Vanity) Michigan recount ordered by federal judge to start tomorrow!!

    12/04/2016 9:37:06 PM PST · by roostercogburn · 196 replies
    The federal courts trample us again.
  • Third Party Candidate To File Suit Against Florida Election Officer

    12/04/2016 9:25:45 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 4, 2016 | PHILLIP STUCKY
    Independent president Roque De La Fuenta announced he plans to sue the Florida Secretary of State, as well as the Broward County Supervisor of Elections for election fraud Monday, according to an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation. De La Fuente cites a sworn letter from a Broward County election volunteer that reveals election officials filled in blank absentee ballots in a locked room, a behavior the campaign calls highly suspicious. De La Fuente is suing to expose a current hole in Florida election law, namely that officials don’t monitor closely for potential voter fraud unless the election...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - December 5, 2016

    12/04/2016 9:06:33 PM PST · by sneakers · 13 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up for a monthly fee. Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa., and he’s back on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910). If you sign up online, be sure to choose the auto-renew option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.