Tag Archives: 2016 Presidential Race

No, Trump’s Dismissal of Obama’s Ambassadors Is Not an Unprecedented Crisis


President-elect Donald Trump’s order for all politically-appointed ambassadors to leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day is “breaking with decades of precedent by declining to provide even the briefest of grace periods,” according to the New York Times: The mandate — issued “without exceptions,” according to a terse State Department cable sent on Dec. 23,

Troll: Sen. John McCain Slots Russia Hacking Hearing Day Before Congress Approves Election Results


The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee scheduled a full committee hearing, named “Foreign Cyber Threats to the United States,” Thursday — the day before the Congress meets in joint session to accept and approve Donald J. Trump’s final victory in the Electoral College. The hearing comes one week after President Barack Obama imposed new

Unity: Bill and Hillary Clinton, George and Laura Bush to Attend Trump’s Inauguration


Former President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary Clinton will attend president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, according to several reports citing aides close to the Clintons. New York magazine cited “well-placed sources” to the Clintons saying they “decided to do so out of a sense of duty and respect for the American democratic process.” Former President George

Eight Immigration Victories Won for Americans in 2016


Last year was a success for Americans who are fed up with mass immigration, outsourcing, and trade deals that they think are hollowing out their society. Here are a handful of wins from 2016—victories achieved by Americans in the face of opposition from the media, big business, the political establishment, and progressives. 1) The collapse

Le Pen Hits back at Hollande’s anti-Populist NYE Speech: ‘After Trump, Brexit, the French Want Independence’


François Hollande denounced populism and nationalism ahead of upcoming French presidential elections, but Marine Le Pen hit back saying after Trump and Brexit, the French share the worldwide “aspiration for independence” in the fight against globalism. In his New Year’s Eve address, President Hollande, who earlier in December said that he will not be seeking

Failing ‘New Republic’ Begs Donations as ‘Last Line of Defense Against Trump’


The ultraliberal New Republichas launched a desperate donation drive using scare tactics–by comparing Donald Trump to George Orwell’s world of 1984. Hamilton Fish, publisher of the New Republic, has sent out an email to prospective donors proposing the New Republic as an icon of independent journalism, “the last line of defense against Trump.” With true apocalyptic

Obama, Democratic Leaders to Plan Last Ditch Effort to Save Obamacare


Barack Obama is set to meet with top Democrats next week to discuss plans to block the incoming Trump administration’s plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, POLITICO has revealed. The meeting, which will involve both House and Senate Democrats, is scheduled for 9:30 am on Wednesday on Capitol Hill and is

Donald Trump’s Top 10 Campaign Moments


President-elect Donald J. Trump surged past his GOP primary competitors and crushed Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton on his way to a landslide electoral victory on Nov. 8. As the year rounds out, Breitbart News has compiled 10 of the top moments from the campaign trail in which Trump was at his peak. 1.) “You’re

On Vacation, Donald Trump Announces 8,000 New Jobs for the United States


President-elect Donald Trump personally announced this evening that he had just heard from Sprint and OneWeb that they had plans to bring more jobs back to the United States. “Hello everybody, we just had some very good news, because of what is happening and the spirit and the hope, I was just called by the

Trump Set to Fill Over 100 Federal Court Vacancies in Large Judiciary Shake-Up


President-elect Donald Trump will be free to appoint over 100 federal court vacancies as well as a Supreme Court justice when he becomes president next month. 103 federal court positions will be left to Trump’s discretion when he assumes office, almost double that of Barack Obama in 2008, who had 54. The appointments will be an

Dem Rep Waters: ‘I Don’t Trust Him,’ ‘I Don’t Believe Him,’ I Will Not Work With Trump


Monday on MSNBC while discussing if Democrats should try to find common ground and work with President-elect Donald Trump, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said, “I don’t trust him. I don’t believe him. I have no intentions sitting down with him. I am going to fight him every inch of the way.” Waters said, “I tell

Hillary Still Losing Voters–Even After Election Day


A new Pew Research poll shows erosion among Hillary’s voters, even after the election. A post-election poll finds that a tiny number of Trump voters have come to regret their vote, while a group four times larger now says they wish they hadn’t voted for Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton. The poll found that fully 99 percent of

Sean Spicer: Donald Trump Nuclear Message Means ‘America’s Security First’


“I think the president-elect is very clear that he’s going to be very active in putting America’s security first and foremost and if another country wants to threaten our sovereignty or our safety he will act,” newly appointed White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tells CNN. The interview came after President-elect Donald Trump startled the

Man Removed from Commercial Flight After Harassing Ivanka Trump and Family


Ivanka Trump and her family were accosted by a passenger on a commercial flight who was eventually removed from the plane, according to reports. Ivanka, who was with her husband Jared Kushner and three children, was harassed by a male passenger who told her that “Your father is ruining the country,” before declaring that “She should

Boeing CEO Meets with Donald Trump: Promises to Deliver a Cheaper Air Force One


President-elect Donald Trump met with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and discussed ideas to make the Air Force One program more affordable. The pair met Wednesday afternoon at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida estate. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Muilenburg called the meeting a “good, open discussion” that was “very productive.” Muilenburg revealed they specifically spoke about

TNR: Media Matters Seeks New Identity in Post-Clinton World


Clio Chang and Alex Shephard write in The New Republic about the organizational shake-up and shift in focus at the leftwing media watchdog Media Matters for America. The brainchild of its Clinton ally founder David Brock, Media Matters now seeks to reinvent itself in a post-Clinton world. Brock has recently stated that he hopes to

Poll: Democratic Women Most Likely to Block or Unfriend Someone over Politics


Democrats are more likely than Republicans and Independents to block or unfriend someone on social media over politics, according to a nonpartisan survey published Monday from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). Twenty-four percent of Democrats unfriended or blocked someone on social media because of political posts, according to the survey results. However, only nine

Obama Calls Angela Merkel with ‘Condolences’ After Berlin Terrorist Attack


President Barack Obama phoned German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday night after a terrorist struck a Christmas market in Berlin. The White House described the attack as a “horrific apparent terrorist attack” and offered a readout of the call. “The President reiterated the U.S. offer of assistance and underscored that no attack could sway our

NYT’s Peters: Dems Have ‘Utter Incapability for Self-Examination’ About 2016 Election


On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters stated Democrats have an “utter incapability for self-examination.” Peters said Democrats have an “utter incapability for self-examination. It’s the Russians’ fault. It’s Comey’s fault. … It’s Obama’s fault. It’s fake news’ fault. It’s the media’s fault. She took another gratuitous swipe at the media, saying

9 Scapegoats Progressives Blame for Hillary Clinton’s Stunning Loss


A month after Hillary Clinton’s devastating election loss to Donald Trump, progressives have placed blame for their defeat on everything from “fake news” to racism to Russian hackers. Below is a roundup of the scapegoats progressives blame for Clinton’s loss. 1. “Fake News” Hillary Clinton used her first public speech since her election loss to blame

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