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Kellyanne Conway Gets Key White House Role

President-elect Donald Trump has appointed Kellyanne Conway, his former campaign manager, as “counselor to the president,” his transition team announced yesterday. In a statement, the transition team said that Conway, the first female campaign manager to win a presidential race, “will continue her role as a close adviser to the President and will work with … Continued


Trump Doubles Down: “You Know My Plans.”

President-elect Donald Trump doubled down on his plans to establish a registry for Muslims and impose an immigration ban on Muslims entering the United States yesterday. Trump renewed his pledge for a registry following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin claimed by the Islamic State which killed 12 people and injured dozens more. “You … Continued


Obama’s Parting Shot Might Be A Permanent Save

President Barack Obama announced yesterday what he called a permanent ban on new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans in a bold move to preserve an environmental legacy that cannot be so quickly undone by Donald Trump, his successor. The announcement would ban offshore drilling in roughly 98 percent of … Continued


How the NYT Thinks We Can End the Electoral College

Despite efforts to pressure electoral college members to switch their votes to honor the popular vote count, electors chose to seat Donald Trump, a result Congress will ratify next month. While efforts were fervent, they were always unlikely to persuade enough electors to switch their votes. In fact, there has never been a revolt by … Continued


McCain Emerging As Foil To Trump With Latest Defiant Move

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell yesterday, four influential Democratic and GOP Senators made their case for a special investigation into foreign cyberwarfare, and an inquiry into the CIA’s findings that Russia intentionally interfered in the 2016 presidential election to help President-elect Donald Trump win. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) has led the call, … Continued


North Carolina Preparing to Flush Its “Bathroom Bill”

Following a vote by the Charlotte City Council, the North Carolina legislature has agreed to repeal HB2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which overturned local gay and transgender protections in a special one-day session that cost taxpayers approximately $42,000. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed HB2 into law mere hours after its introduction in March. … Continued


“We Would Oppose,” Say Tech Giants To Trump Proposal

After Buzzfeed published an email accidentally sent to its news division by a Facebook spokesperson who dismissed President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim registry––calling it a “straw man”––and advised the company’s PR to remain silent, Facebook was forced to clarify its position, saying that no one “has asked us to build a Muslim registry, and of course we … Continued


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