Tag: Elections 2016

At Least 1/4 Electoral College Democrats Want Intel Briefing

Almost 25 percent of the Democrats that make up the Electoral College have requested an intelligence-community briefing on the purported foreign intervention in the presidential election. Fifty-four of the 232 Democrats in the group have called on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to authorize such a briefing becore the official vote on Dec. 19.…

Samantha Bee: GOP Won By ‘Appealing Exclusively To Whites [VIDEO]

Samantha Bee mocked members of the democratic party who focus election loss on identity politics, calling it “the dismissive term for what we used to call civil rights and equality.” Bee sarcastically said, “When is the left going to fuck off with that greenhouse gas shit and talk about something that effects all of us?”…

Kanye West Meets With Trump in New York

On Tuesday morning, rapper Kanye West was spotted walking into an elevator at Trump Tower in New York City, with an entourage and videographer with him to meet with the Republican president-elect. “[Kanye’s] meeting with the president-elect,” Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks wrote in an email. The two scheduled the meeting because Trump “is going to…

Donald Trump Chooses Rick Perry To Be Energy Secretary

Donald Trump has selected Rick Perry to be energy secretary, according to two sources directly involved in the transition and selection process. He had been summoned to Trump Tower for a meeting Monday to discuss the position after having been contacted over the weekend. The meeting was only finalized on Sunday. The other contenders for…

Trump Taps Exxon’s Rex Tillerson For Secretary of State [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen ExxonMobil Chief Executive Rex Tillerson as his nominee to serve as his secretary of State. “Rex Tillerson’s career is the embodiment of the American dream,” Trump said in a statement. “Through hard work, dedication, and smart dealmaking, Rex rose through the ranks to become CEO of ExxonMobil, one of the…

GOPer Mitch McConnell: “The Russians Are Not Our Friends.”

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has strongly condemned any foreign meddling to influence the U.S. election. McConnell spoke to reporters Monday, a day after President-elect Donald Trump said the recent CIA assertion that Russian hacking had sought to help his candidacy was “ridiculous.” McConnell says that the “Russians are not our friends” and condemned Russian…

Palin: ‘I Can Keep an Eye’ on Russia

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Sunday jumped into the fray about Russian interference in the presidential election, echoing President-elect Donald Trump’s comments that Democrats are simply sore losers. “Russia’s getting out of hand? So says the defeated,” she wrote on Twitter, apparently skeptical of the CIA’s conclusion that Russia intervened to Trump’s benefit. In…

Lockheed Drops as Trump Tweets F-35 Costs Are ‘Out of Control’

Lockheed Martin Corp. shares drop after President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that costs for the F-35 fighter-jet program, the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons system, are “out of control.” “Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th,” the Monday post continued, referring to inauguration day. The tweet followed similar…

NYT: C.I.A. Judgment On Russia Built on Swell of Evidence

American spy and law enforcement agencies were united in the belief, in the weeks before the presidential election, that the Russian government had deployed computer hackers to sow chaos during the campaign. But they had conflicting views about the specific goals of the subterfuge. Last week, Central Intelligence Agency officials presented lawmakers with a stunning…

Trump Alarms Beijing With Criticism Of ‘One China’ Policy

China on Monday said it had “serious concern” about President-elect Donald Trump’s most recent comments about Taiwan, which China considers a breakaway province. Since 1979, the U.S. has recognized mainland China and maintained only unofficial relations with the island of Taiwan. Trump recently broke with tradition by accepting a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan’s leader,…

Trump Nominates Gen. John Kelly For Homeland Security

On Monday, President-elect Donald Trump officially nominated retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security. It was reported last week that Trump would tap Kelly, but Trump had not yet formally offered him the position. “Gen. John Kelly’s decades of military service and deep commitment to fighting the threat of terrorism…

Exxon Mobil Ceo Rex Tillerson Trump’s Choice For Secy. Of State

Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump’s leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said. Trump met Tillerson on Tuesday and may talk to him again over the weekend, the official said. Trump appears to be in the final days of deliberations over…

Trump Denies Russia Election Manipulation Reports

The Trump transition team forcibly repudiated reports late Friday evening that the CIA has concluded with “high confidence” Russia interfered with the U.S. election to help President-elect Donald Trump win. “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,” the Trump camp said in an unsigned statement slamming the CIA.…

Newt: Weird For Trump To Do ‘Apprentice’

Newt Gingrich, a previous close adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, appeared on Fox News on Friday to say that it was “weird” for Trump to continue being the executive producer of “The Celebrity Apprentice” while he serves in office. “He doesn’t need his name in print. Donald J. Trump is going to be the executive…

Sanders: Trump Is a ‘Pathological Liar’ [VIDEO]

Sen. Bernie Sanders lashed out at “pathological liar” and President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday. “What do you do when you have a president-elect, soon to be president, who—and I say this not happily but I think most people who observe him would agree—is a pathological liar, who changes his mind every single day?” the Vermont…

Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr. CEO Andy Puzder Tapped As Labor Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has picked Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. CKE Restaurants owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., among other restaurant franchises. Puzder, 66, previously served as an economic adviser to 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and was…

KO: Trump May Have Just Flushed the Economy Down the Toilet [VIDEO]

In Keith Olbermann last video he breaks down the Carrier deal, and he can only come to one conclusion: “We’ve elected a sh*tty businessman.” First, Olbermann mocks Trump’s insistence that he will slap a 35% tariff on any companies who move their manufacturing businesses overseas, as that is actually the opposite of what he did…

Colbert Slams WikiLeaks, Alex Jones And Reddit Trolls Over Pizzagate

Stephen Colbert Rips WikiLeaks, Alex Jones And Reddit Trolls: ‘Grow The F**k Up’, The late night host slammed conspiracy theorists for creating and involving him in the ‘Pizzagate’ hoax. People actually believe a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton and her former campaign manager John Podesta ran a child sex ring at a pizzeria in D.C.…

Michael Moore Begs Trump: Attend Security Briefings [VIDEO]

On Seth Meyer’s show Wednesday night Michael Moore begged Trump to start doing his duty and pay attention to the threats the country faces. “You have to pay attention, you have to attend these briefings,” Moore said. “This is our country, this is our security, this is our safety. You’re horsing around with all this…

Michael Moore: We Have To Get Rid Of Electoral College [VIDEO]

Michael Moore said on Last Night with Seth Meyer about Trump “He’s not president of the United States yet,” noting that the Electoral College has yet to vote. “He’s not president till noon on January 20th of 2017. … That’s more than six weeks away. Would you not agree, regardless of which side of the…

Trump Blasts Carrier’s Union Leader [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday night to personally insult Chuck Jones, the president of United Steelworkers 1999, which represents workers at Carrier’s manufacturing plant in Indianapolis. Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)…

Trump Named Time’s Person Of The Year

President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2016. The cover reads “Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America,” and Trump marked the announcement with an appearance on NBC’s Today Show. “To be on the cover of Time as Person of the Year is a tremendous honor,” Trump…

Trump Fires National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s Son Over Pizzagate

The Trump transition team on Tuesday fired Michael G. Flynn, the son of President-elect Donald Trump’s top national security adviser, for backing fake news posts that inspired a shooting incident at Washington’s Comet Ping Pong Pizza restaurant this week. Transition officials said Flynn, whose father is retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, was ousted partly…

Trump Cancel New Air Force One, Costs ‘Out Of Control’

President-elect Donald Trump last twitter rant was about Boeing, declaring the company’s costs “out of control,” and saying the government should cancel an order with the company for two new Air Force One jets. As it turns out, that seemingly random outburst against the aerospace company came within an hour after the Chicago Tribune published…

‘Pizzagate’ Conspiracy Story Led Man To Shoot Inside Restaurant [VIDEO]

A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said. Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Aquita Brown said police received a call Sunday afternoon…

Ivanka Trump Meeting With Al Gore to Talk Climate Change

Ivanka Trump is meeting with former Vice President Al Gore on Monday morning to discuss “climate issues,” Donald Trump’s communications director Jason Miller told reporters. Gore will not, however, meet with President-elect Donald Trump. The former Democratic presidential nominee supported and campaigned with Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, and has since called for the…

Trump Planned Controversial Taiwan Stunt For Weeks

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s controversial phone call with Taiwan’s leader was planned weeks in advance, according to a report from The Washington Post. Sources familiar with the matter said Trump’s advisory team had planned the phone as a provocative stunt to portray Trump as a radical change from previous presidents. In a Twitter tirade against…

Federal Judge Orders Michigan Recount to Begin Monday

A federal judge ruled late Sunday that Michigan must begin its recount of the presidential election by noon on Monday. In the ruling, Judge Mark Goldsmith rejected any effort by state officials—who said the cost to taxpayers was an undue burden—to delay the recount ahead of a Dec. 13 deadline. Goldsmith ruled that Jill Stein,…

Trump Taps Ben Carson HUD Secretary [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump has officially tapped Ben Carson for a Cabinet post. “I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,” Trump said early Monday morning. “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities.”…