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Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former prisoner of war accused of endangering his U.S. comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office. The Obama administration's decision to swap prisoners for his return in 2014 was criticized by some Republicans.

SILICON VALLEY CHOSE . . . POORLY. Silicon Valley Chiefs Notably Absent From Trump’s Cabinet of B…

SILICON VALLEY CHOSE... POORLY. Silicon Valley Chiefs Notably Absent From Trump’s Cabinet of Business Advisers.

One Down, 62 Million Trump Voters To Go

I suppose there could be a fair amount of this over the next four years: When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink. She had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the moneyed elites from their perch in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

GOP Plans Obamacare Repeal And Delay

You can’t just rip the bandaid off (NY Times) Republicans in Congress plan to move almost immediately next month to repeal the Affordable Care Act, as President-elect Donald J. Trump

Trump invites murderous thug to White House — right-wing rejoices

A few months ago, U.S. ally The Philippines elected their own version of Donald Trump in the form of Rodrigo Duterte. He and Trump are frighteningly similar. Both campaigned as “law and order” candidates. Both regularly use overheated rhetoric when attacking their opponents. And both seem comfortable with the idea of using violence to solve [...]

No, right-wingers, 95 million Americans aren’t unemployed

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its unemployment figures for November on Friday morning, and the numbers are good: The national unemployment rate is at 4.6 percent, the lowest since 2007, with 178,000 people finding jobs last month. Though wages aren’t climbing as fast as we might like, they’re 2.5 percent above what they were [...]

Clinton staffer delivers uppercut to Kellyanne Conway, assailing 'white supremacist' Steve Bannon

At an incredibly tense and hostile election post-mortem held by the Kennedy School of Government that featured the stop staffers for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Clinton’s communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, didn’tShow More Summary

Trump Picks Mad Dog as Defense Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. "Mad Dog" Mattis to be secretary of defense, selecting a former senior military officer who has said that responding to "political Islam" is the major security issue facing the United States. Show More Summary

Pence’s New Neighbors Decorate the Block With Rainbow Flags

Vice President-elect Mike Pence will move into the Naval Observatory once he takes office. For now, he is renting a home in Chevy Chase, a...

Police Violence Against Native Americans Goes Far Beyond Standing Rock

On Nov. 28, a legal collective representing Native Americans opposing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline filed a lawsuit against two North Dakota counties and their sheriffs, and the city of Mandan, North Dakota, and its police chief. Eight days before, the suit alleges, law enforcement officers from those places had used excessive force […]

Michigan refuses recount for Jill Stein, Green Party makes Stunning Website Update

I’m not sure what Jill Stein intended when she embarked on this whole recount insanity. It would not have benefited her campaign and would not only not affect the outcome,

New House education chairwoman Virginia Foxx favors rolling back Obama regulations

Republicans have promoted U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina to lead the House education and workforce committee next year. Foxx, a six-term Republican congresswoman from Watauga County, is currently … Click to Continue »

What Trump May Have In Store For Americans’ Health Care

President-elect Donald Trump took aim at the Affordable Care Act on the campaign trail, a platform that appears to be consistent with his pick for health and human services secretary, Tom Price, a Republican U.S. House member from Georgia. But what do we really know about what’s in store for health policy during the Trump […]

Sally Field on Twitter because of Trump

The actress was motivated by his win. Sally Field recently joined Twitter as @realmommagump, which is an ideal handle for her. She also recently told Chelsea Handleron Chelsea that President-Elect Donald Trump‘s surprising win is the reason she joined, because she doesn’t understand it. She wants to know why people “voted for this man who does not stand for anything, [...]

"Attorneys for President-elect Donald Trump have moved to block the vote recount in Pennsylvania, adding to complaints filed to stop similar proceedings in Michigan and Wisconsin."

Politico reports:"Despite being no more than a blip on the electoral radar, [Jill] Stein has now commandeered Pennsylvania's electoral process, with an eye toward doing the same to the Electoral College," the complaint filed Thursday states. "There is no evidence -- or even an allegation -- that any tampering with Pennsylvania's voting systems actually occurred."

Donald Trump Finally Admits He Wants to Build the DAPL Pipeline

This should surprise no one: For the first time, Donald Trump has said he supports finishing construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline....The company behind the pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners, had donated $100,000Show More Summary

ROSIE to MELANIA: “I am TRULY SORRY”

The attacks on President-elect Donald Trump and his family are eerily similar to the vicious attacks that Sarah Palin endured. Rosie O’Donnell implied on Twitter that little Barron Trump, who

Lewandowski: NY Times editor should be in jail

Corey Lewandowski says Dean Baquet “should be in jail” for publishing portions of Trump’s tax returns. President-elect Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, on Thursday said that Dean Baquet, editor of The New York Times, “should be in jail” for publishing portions of the president-elect’s tax returns. “We had one of the top people [...]

I’LL HAVE A HALF DOUBLE DECAFFEINATED HALF-CAF WITH A TWIST OF LEMON: Howard Schultz Stepping Down a…

I’LL HAVE A HALF DOUBLE DECAFFEINATED HALF-CAF WITH A TWIST OF LEMON: Howard Schultz Stepping Down as Starbucks CEO to Focus on Higher-End Shops. Howard Schultz is stepping down as chief executive of Starbucks Corp. to lead an effort at the company to build high-end coffee shops that will charge as much as $12 a […]

Donald Trump reaches out to like-minded foreign leader, Rodrigo Duterte

x BREAKING: U.S. President-elect Trump invited Philippines' Duterte to visit White House next year: Duterte aide — Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) December 2, 2016 Rodrigo Duterte was last in the US media calling President ObamaShow More Summary

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