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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Trevor Noah demonstrating how Trump mispronounces "China"

#EndorseThis: Freaked Out Over Trump’s China Fiasco?

The Daily Show host is deeply concerned over protocol offenses against China, our biggest commercial partner – a rising superpower with a thermonuclear arsenal. And Trump can’t even seem to pronounce its name properly.

December 7, 2016
Trump/Ryan

Will Trump Flout The Constitution’s Gifts Clause?

The Constitution puts Congress in charge of enforcing the gift ban, and so the Republican-controlled House and Senate could grant him waivers. If Trump is allowed to flout the Constitution, it would be a supreme irony.

December 7, 2016
Comet Ping Pong #Pizzagate

#Pizzagate: An Old Anti-Semitic Slander Resurfaces

How Marina Abramović, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, Comet Ping Pong and the “blood libel” are all connected in one giant fake news conspiracy.

December 7, 2016
White revolt of 2016

Fighting Back Against The White Revolt Of 2016

November 8 was a revolt by 58 percent of white voters that was spearheaded by a segment of the electorate that had been energized by the appeal of white nationalism and right-wing populism.

December 7, 2016
Kushner's weekly paper published article urging crackdown on dissent

Kushner Newspaper Publishes Op-Ed Urging FBI Crackdown On Protests

The Observer article suggests a conspiracy theory tying post-election street protests, efforts to influence the Electoral College, the Black Lives Matter movement, and billionaire George Soros — and demands the immediate attention of FBI director James Comey.

December 7, 2016
Trump: The Reality TV President

The Serial Prevarications Of The Reality TV President

Welcome to the reality TV presidency. Nothing president-elect Trump says is to be taken literally, nor evaluated for its truth content.

December 7, 2016
Cartoon: Trump's wreckng-ball China policy

Cartoon: Hello China!

President-elect Trump’s “bold” behavior toward China may not leave much of that diplomatic and commercial relationship intact.

December 7, 2016
Chris Christie hits historic low approval rating in new poll

19 Percent! Christie Scrapes Historic Bottom In New Poll

In the latest Quinnipiac poll, 56 percent of New Jersey voters said Christie’s involvement in “Bridgegate” deserved further investigation, and 71 percent believe Christie knew his aides were behind the scheme.

December 6, 2016
Michigan recount

U.S. Appeals Court Refuses To Stop Michigan Recount

The ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld a decision by a lower court judge, came one day after Stein sued in federal court in Pennsylvania to try to force a statewide recount of U.S. presidential votes there.

December 6, 2016
SoftBank

SoftBank Already Committed To Large-Scale U.S. Investment Before Election

Trump claimed on Twitter that SoftBank’s investment happened because he won the election. However, SoftBank announced a plan to make future large-scale investments in the U.S. tech industry before the election.

December 6, 2016
Obamacare

McConnell: Repealing Obamacare First On Senate Agenda In 2017

To repeal Obamacare, congressional Republicans are expected to resort to a special procedure known as budget reconciliation to get around Democrats in the Senate, where rules protect the rights of the minority party.

December 6, 2016
Obamacare has helped millions

Republican States Have The Most To Lose With Obamacare Repeal

Florida has the most to lose if Obamacare is repealed. Its residents will receive an estimated $5.2 billion in Obamacare tax credits this year.

December 6, 2016
Samantha Bee disproves the GOP myth of voter fraud

#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Exposes Big Lie Of Voter Fraud

Offering an overview of the Republican “voter fraud” myth, Samantha Bee includes a great 1970s clip of the late far-right guru Paul Weyrich, explaining exactly why Republicans always want fewer Americans to participate in elections. And she highlights current video of Reince Priebus, soon to be White House chief of staff, refining his capacity to lie on camera.

December 6, 2016
Air force one

Trump Tweets: Boeing Targeted For Cost Of New Air Force One

“The plane is totally out of control. I think it’s ridiculous. I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing to make a lot of money but not that much money,” Trump told reporters.

December 6, 2016
Trump climate change

TV News Takes The Bait On Trump’s Climate Remarks

When Donald Trump recently made seemingly open-minded remarks about climate change, it set off a wave of television coverage about how Trump had supposedly “reversed course” on climate change.

December 6, 2016
seditious libel

Taiwan Was The First Salvo In Trump’s Looming Showdown With China

Economists are calling for the use of a stiletto in trade (especially with China), but Donald Trump seems more inclined to use a blunderbuss.

December 6, 2016
Floyd Brown

Floyd Brown: The Maestro Of Media Manipulation

In 1988, he created the infamous Willie Horton ad. As the head of Citizens United in the 1990s, Brown leaked stories to mainstream outlets, backed up his work with primary sources, and worked hard to make sure the media trusted him.

December 6, 2016
Infrastructure, Solar Power, Energy, Oil, Coal, Mitch McConnnell, Koch brothers, politics, environment, Renewable Energy, Froma Harrop

Green-Energy Projects Can Expect Cold Shoulder During Trump Presidency

Donald Trump named a former Koch Industries lobbyist, Thomas Pyle, to the Energy Department to take charge of its transition. Pyle is president of the Institute for Energy Research, an obscure fringe group that coordinated a national assault on renewable power.

December 6, 2016
Cartoon: Chinese leaders consult sources (SNL on TV) as they try to figure out Trump

Cartoon: Chinese Leaders Try To Figure Out Trump

Alarmed Chinese leaders turn to a popular American television show for clues to the mind of President-elect Trump.

December 6, 2016
Xavier Becerra, newly nominated California attorney general, will resist Trump agenda

Democratic California Prepares To Resist Trump Agenda

“Immigrants are a part of California’s history, our culture, and our society,” said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump’s calls to deport undocumented immigrants and build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. “We are telling the next Administration and Congress: if you want to get to them, you have to go through us.”

December 5, 2016
Trump brand takes a hit

Trump And His Real-Life Billionaire Cabinet

A desire to fix any billionaire deficit may account for Trump’s decision to stock his administration with real-life tycoons. The way it works is that they cut him into their deals and he lets them influence tax and regulatory laws. This assumes that Trump might participate in such an unseemly trade, heaven forfend.

December 5, 2016
Gore leaves after meeting Trump in New York to discuss climate policy

Gore Meets With Trump To Discuss Climate Policy

As Gore campaigned for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton earlier this year, Gore warned that a Trump presidency would steer the world toward “climate catastrophe.”

December 5, 2016
Trump conspiracy theories

The Dark Conspiracy Theories That Consume The Mind Of Donald Trump

Trump seemingly can’t, or chooses not to, distinguish fact from fiction, and he has a long history of adopting conspiracy theories and Tweeting about them.

December 5, 2016
A young boy holds U.S. flags as immigrants and community leaders rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to mark the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration in Washington, November 20, 2015.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Trump Has Broad Power To Implement Immigration Policies

The easiest immigration promise for Trump to fulfill is his vow to reverse Obama’s executive orders like DACA, which could be done with the stroke of a pen.

December 5, 2016
Investigating Trump's China claims

Investigating Donald Trump’s Claims About China

Fact-checking the veracity of Donald Trump’s claims about the Chinese yuan and Chinese taxes on U.S. goods.

December 5, 2016