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Arizona's presidential electors being harassed, urged not to cast vote for Trump

November 18, 2016 by legitgov

Arizona's presidential electors being harassed, urged not to cast vote for Trump | 18 Nov 2016 | Arizona's presidential electors are reportedly being hit by a flood of emails and phone calls demanding they defy the voters in their state and choose Hillary Clinton instead of President-elect Donald Trump -- as part of a last-gasp bid to overturn the election. Since Trump's surprise victory on Nov. 8, those opposed to his election have engaged in a number of strategies to attempt to nix the election or declare it invalid. In Arizona, a state which voted for Trump, activists are trying to overturn that by pushing the state's members of the Electoral College to vote for someone other than Trump. The 11 members were chosen by the state Republican Party and are scheduled to assemble on Dec. 19 to cast their votes.

3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago - sources

November 18, 2016 by legitgov

3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago - sources | 16 Nov 2016 | At least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump's name through a licensing agreement. Sources say that another Eastern Conference team contracted to stay at the Trump SoHo in New York this season has likewise already decided to switch to a different property in Manhattan when its current contract expires at season's end and that the Trump association is among the factors for the switch.

Gentle giant polar bear cuddles with dog in Churchill

November 17, 2016 by legitgov

Gentle giant polar bear cuddles with dog in Churchill | 16 Nov 2016 | They make an odd couple, but a big-bodied polar bear and diminutive dog threw caution to the tundra winds and cuddled up in northern Manitoba over the weekend. "I had no idea what was going to happen, and then sure enough he started petting that dog, acted like he was a friend," David De Meulles said. "I just so happen to catch a video of a lifetime." De Meulles recorded a video over the weekend that shows one of the Arctic predators towering over a dog, tenderly petting it while the two nuzzle in Churchill, Man.

Schumer, McConnell elected top leaders in Senate

November 17, 2016 by legitgov

Mega barf alert: Schumer, McConnell elected top leaders in Senate | 16 Nov 2016 | Democratic U.S. senators elected Chuck Schumer of New York as minority leader on Wednesday, and he tapped former presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders to help Democrats woo blue-collar workers, many of whom voted for President-elect Donald Trump. Senate Republicans also met and voted to keep Mitch McConnell of Kentucky as the majority leader. Schumer, 65, replaces the retiring Harry Reid of Nevada as the top Democrat in the Senate as the party prepares to deal with Republican Trump and Republican majorities in both the Senate and House of Representatives.

Putin applauds Trump win and hails new era of positive ties with US

November 17, 2016 by legitgov

Putin applauds Trump win and hails new era of positive ties with US --Russian president is among first to congratulate Republican on his surprise victory in the US elections | 09 Nov 2016 | Russian president Vladimir Putin called for a new era of "fully fledged relations" between his country and the US yesterday after a surprise victory which was applauded in the Russian parliament and prompted speculation that US-imposed sanctions could be lifted...Putin congratulated the president-elect on his victory and said Russia was ready to work for better ties. Sergei Markov, a pro-Kremlin political analyst...also said it would mean less American backing for "the terroristic junta in Ukraine".

Man gunned down outside bar after he joked about voting for Trump

November 17, 2016 by legitgov

Man gunned down outside bar after he joked about voting for Trump | 16 Nov 2016 | A first date went terribly wrong when a man was gunned down outside a bar after he jokingly said he voted for President-elect Donald Trump. Shaunita Walker told WSB-TV that she and Mitchell Mormon Jr. were outside Church Bar on Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta at about 3 a.m. Saturday when her new date got into an argument with another man who pulled a gun. Walker, 25, said the alleged shooter uttered something disrespectful to her as she went back into the bar, angering Mormon, 32, who confronted the man and began arguing with him. Walker said Mormon jokingly told the man he voted for Trump.

'My life goal is to assassinate Trump': Ohio man is first to be charged for sending threatening election night tweet

November 16, 2016 by legitgov

'My life goal is to assassinate Trump': Ohio man is first to be charged for sending threatening election night tweet --On election night, hundreds of people tweeted about assassinating Trump | 15 Nov 2016 | A 24-year-old man from Ohio has been charged in a federal court after tweeting a threat to assassinate President-elect Donald Trump on election night. Zachary Benson, from Fairview Park in Cleveland, posted the remark on Twitter a few minutes before the Republican nominee was declared the winner of last week's election. Benson tweeted: 'My life goal is to assassinate Trump. Don't care if I serve infinite sentences. That man deserves to decease (sic) existing.' Seconds earlier he tweeted: '...I want to bomb every one of your voting booths and your general areas.' Benson was arrested a few hours later and interviewed by the Secret Service.

Democratic Sen. Boxer plans bill to scrap Electoral College

November 16, 2016 by legitgov

Democratic Sen. Boxer plans bill to scrap Electoral College | 15 Nov 2016 | Outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., plans to introduce legislation on Tuesday to eliminate the Electoral College and to award the presidency to the candidate with the greater share of the popular vote, in direct response to President-elect Donald Trump's historic victory. "This is the only office in the land where you can get more votes and still lose the presidency," Boxer said in a statement. Trump romped over Hillary Clinton in the battle for Electoral College votes, and stands to get 290 to her 232 when the electors vote next month.

Cybersecurity CEO resigns after Facebook threat to 'kill' Donald Trump

November 16, 2016 by legitgov

Cybersecurity CEO resigns after Facebook threat to 'kill' Donald Trump | 15 Nov 2016 | The president and CEO of PacketSled, a cybersecurity firm that develops software to detect the origin of cyber attacks, has resigned after he posted threats to assassinate President-elect Donald Trump with a sniper rifle. Matt Harrigan apologized for his "flawed joke" and "lack of judgment" after comments he made on his Facebook page about killing Trump went viral. "I'm going to kill the president. Elect.," [grammatically-challenged pea-brain] Harrigan threatened in one of the now-deleted Facebook posts shared widely on Reddit. When a fellow Facebook user warned Harrigan of the FBI's interest in such threats, the former CEO replied, "Bring it secret service," before delving into further detail about just how he planned to take out Trump.

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November 15, 2016 by legitgov

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One person reported shot at Oklahoma City airport, police hunt suspect

November 15, 2016 by legitgov

One person reported shot at Oklahoma City airport, police hunt suspect | 15 Nov 2016 | Police closed off Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport hunting a possible suspect Tuesday after a shooting that wounded at least one person, Fox 25 reported. A man was lying in front of a ticket counter saying he'd been shot, officials told KOCO. The shooting unfolded in a parking garage just before 1 p.m. local time, a police spokesperson told Fox News, saying there may be a second victim...Officials halted all arriving and departing flights and urged people inside the airport to shelter in place as the FBI and a bomb squad searched through cars and other vehicles, Fox 25 added.

Fake Hate: Jewish Students Painted Swastika and 'Trump' on Campus Church

November 15, 2016 by legitgov

Fake Hate: Jewish Students Painted Swastika and 'Trump' on Campus Church | 15 Nov 2016 | Two Jewish freshmen at Northwestern University were charged with vandalizing the campus church. The two Jewish students painted a Swastika and "Trump" on the church walls. The Jewish Week reported: Two Northwestern University freshmen [Anthony Morales, 19, and Matthew Kafker, 18,] were charged on Saturday with hate crimes and vandalism after admitting to spray-painting offensive symbols on the walls of a nondenominational campus chapel, the Chicago Tribune reported [12 March 2016]...Police said the students were filmed by security cameras breaking into the chapel on Friday night. The next day after which they appear to have spray-painted swastikas, pictures of genitals, racist slurs against African Americans and Muslims, homophobic slurs, and the word "Trump," according to the Tribune.

Julian Assange faces Swedish prosecutor in London over rape accusation

November 15, 2016 by legitgov

Julian Assange faces Swedish prosecutor in London over rape accusation --WikiLeaks founder's Swedish lawyer says he has been barred from attending interview, scheduled to take three days | 14 Nov 2016 | A senior Swedish prosecutor has begun interviewing Julian Assange at Ecuador's embassy in London, six years after a woman in Stockholm accused the WikiLeaks founder of rape. Ingrid Isgren, Sweden's deputy chief prosecutor, arrived at 9.30am on Monday at the central London embassy where Assange has been confined since June 2012. Assange sought asylum from Ecuador to avoid extradition to Sweden over the accusation, which he denies.

NYU brings back professor who blasted PC culture, gives him a raise

November 15, 2016 by legitgov

NYU brings back professor who blasted PC culture, gives him a raise | 14 Nov 2016 | Liberal studies professor [CLG Founder] Michael Rectenwald, the man behind the controversial @DeplorableNYUProf account, has been promoted by prestigious New York University and given a raise days after the university had put him on a paid leave for criticizing politically correct culture on campus. Michael Rectenwald was promoted from clinical professor to full-time professor on Monday, a source said to the NY Post.

Hague prosecutors have 'reasonable basis to believe' U.S. forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan and at secret prisons

November 15, 2016 by legitgov

Hague prosecutors have 'reasonable basis to believe' U.S. forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan and at secret prisons | 14 Nov 2016 | Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court in The Hague said on Monday there were preliminary grounds to believe U.S. forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan and at secret detention facilities elsewhere in 2003 and 2004. In a report, prosecutors said there was a "reasonable basis to believe" that U.S. forces had tortured prisoners in Afghanistan and at Central Intelligence Agency detention facilities elsewhere in 2003 and 2004. "Members of US armed forces appear to have subjected at least 61 detained persons to torture," the prosecutors' office, wrote. It added that CIA officials appeared to have tortured another 27 detainees.

'War crimes of torture': ICC prosecutor signals charges against US armed forces, CIA

November 15, 2016 by legitgov

'War crimes of torture': ICC prosecutor signals charges against US armed forces, CIA | 14 Nov 2016 | The US may have committed war crimes of torture, cruel treatment and rape, when it interrogate dozens of people in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2014, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said. The International Criminal Court's preliminary probe of the US armed forces and CIA activities in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2004 shows there to be a "reasonable basis to believe that, in the course of interrogating these detainees...members of the US armed forces and the US Central Intelligence Agency resorted to techniques amounting to the commission of the war crimes of torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity, and rape," chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said, according to the AFP.

'Are we safe?' Pepsi CEO speaks out against Trump after his victory

November 14, 2016 by legitgov

'Are we safe?' Pepsi CEO speaks out against Trump after his victory --Americans call for boycott, in response | 13 Nov 2016 | Some Americans have called for a boycott of Pepsi after its CEO said that her employees were in "mourning" over the results of the presidential election. "I had to answer a lot of questions, from my daughters, from my employees, they were all in mourning," PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said in New York City at the DealBook Conference hosted by CNBC on Thursday at the "Our employees are all crying, and the question that they are asking, especially those that are not white: 'Are we safe?' Women are asking, 'Are we safe?' LGBT people are asking, 'Are we safe?' I never thought I'd have had to answer those questions."

US embassy in Afghanistan closed following two suicide attacks in a week

November 14, 2016 by legitgov

US embassy in Afghanistan closed following two suicide attacks in a week | 13 Nov 2016 | The US Embassy in Afghanistan has closed following two deadly suicide attacks in the country targeting an American military base and a German consulate. A statement released from the embassy in Kabul said it will be "closed for routine services" on Sunday (13 November) as a "temporary precautionary measure", reported AP. The unusual decision comes after four Americans -- two soldiers and two contractors -- were killed and 16 were injured in a blast at Bagram Airfield on Saturday.

NZ officials say quake dam breaches, tell downstream residents to evacuate - RNZ

November 14, 2016 by legitgov

NZ officials say quake dam breaches, tell downstream residents to evacuate - RNZ | 13 Nov 2016 | A slip dam caused by a series of earthquakes that have hit New Zealand, blocking the Clarence River on the South Island, has breached and sent a wall of water heading downstream, Radio New Zealand quoted local authorities as saying on Monday. "Residents are urgently advised to move to higher ground immediately," RNZ quoted a statement from the Marlborough District Council as saying.

Trump: Criminals will be deported first

November 14, 2016 by legitgov

Trump: Criminals will be deported first | 13 Nov 2016 | Donald Trump will begin tackling the issue of illegal immigration by rounding up and deporting undocumented immigrants with criminal records, a group that he estimates at 2 million to 3 million people, the president-elect said in an interview to air Sunday night. "What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate," he said in the interview, to air on "60 Minutes" on CBS. "But we're getting them out of our country; they're here illegally."

Two reported dead after huge earthquake strikes New Zealand

November 14, 2016 by legitgov

Two reported dead after huge earthquake strikes New Zealand | 13 Nov 2016 | A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck in the south island of New Zealand early Monday morning, triggering a tsunami alert for the entire east coast of the country as six-foot-high waves began to come in. Later, the alert was downgraded. Emergency authorities advised people to stay off the beaches and away from the coast along the length of both islands, and evacuation advisories were issued for the South Island area of Kaikoura and for Wellington, the capital city.

Army Special Forces soldiers killed in Jordan were working for the CIA

November 14, 2016 by legitgov

Army Special Forces soldiers killed in Jordan were working for the CIA | 12 Nov 2016 | The three Army Special Forces soldiers killed at a Jordanian military base this month were working for a CIA program to train 'moderate Syrian fighters' when they were shot at a checkpoint under still-unclear circumstances, U.S. officials said. The Nov. 4 slayings of the three soldiers is believed to be the deadliest single incident involving a CIA team since December 2009, when seven officers and contractors were killed in a suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan. The Fort Campbell, Ky.-based soldiers -- all members of the 5th Special Forces Group -- were killed by a Jordanian soldier at an entry control point to Prince Faisal Air Base near Jafr, in the southern desert about 150 miles south of the capital, Amman, according to the officials.

Trump picks Priebus as White House chief of staff, Bannon as top adviser

November 14, 2016 by legitgov

Trump picks Priebus as White House chief of staff, Bannon as top adviser | 13 Nov 2016 | Donald Trump named two top advisers to his administration Sunday, tapping Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus to be his new chief of staff and Steve Bannon, the Trump campaign CEO and executive chairman of Breitbart News, as chief strategist and senior counselor. It's an unusual arrangement that could create two power centers in the new White House. The campaign statement, which listed Bannon's role first, referred to the two men as "equal partners." Both Priebus and Bannon were highly involved with working out the arrangement, a source familiar with the decision said.

Trump calls for '21st century' Glass-Steagall banking law

November 14, 2016 by legitgov

Trump calls for '21st century' Glass-Steagall banking law | 26 Oct 2016 | U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday called for a "21st century" version of the 1933 Glass-Steagall law that required the separation of commercial and investment banking, a change the Republican Party also supported in its 2016 policy platform. Trump gave no details about his banking plan other than to say he would prioritize "helping African American businesses get the credit they need." Democrat Hillary Clinton's husband, former president Bill Clinton, signed legislation in 1999 that repealed Glass-Steagall.

President-elect Trump signifies he will end US support for Syrian 'rebels'

November 14, 2016 by legitgov

President-elect Trump signifies he will end US support for Syrian 'rebels' --President-elect appears to reiterate his position that an alliance with Syrian and Russian governments to defeat Isis is his preferred way forward in the Syrian conflict | 12 Nov 2016 | President-elect Donald Trump has reaffirmed his campaign trail position that assisting the Syrian government in fighting Isis should be the US's main objective in Syria, despite appeals from 'rebels' for continued help in their fight against [democratically-elected] President Bashar al-Assad. "I've had an opposite view of many people regarding Syria. My attitude was you're fighting Syria, Syria is fighting Isis, and you have to get rid of Isis," he said in a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal on Friday...He has also been emphatic about mending ties with Russia, Syria's long-standing ally and military backer in the conflict.

Two College Students Under Investigation Over Trump Celebration Victory Lap

November 13, 2016 by walden9

Two College Students Under Investigation Over Trump Celebration Victory Lap | 13 Nov 2016 | Two Babson College students are reportedly in trouble after their idea of Donald Trump victory celebration was too much for some to handle...They are currently accused of trespassing. Wellesley College's Honor Code Council is demanding that Babson College expel them immediately. "We believe the actions on Wellesley's campus on Nov. 9 clearly constitute bullying, endangering behavior, and harassment of the Wellesley College community," they wrote.

RNC Chair Priebus Is Named Donald Trump's Chief of Staff

November 13, 2016 by legitgov

RNC Chair Priebus Is Named Donald Trump's Chief of Staff --Stephen Bannon to serve as chief strategist and senior counselor to the president | 13 Nov 2016 | President-elect Donald Trump announced Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as his chief of staff, a selection that suggests that the Republican is interested in a more conventional approach to governing after his insurgent campaign. Mr. Trump on Sunday also named Steve Bannon, who was in consideration for the White House's top personnel position, as chief strategist and senior counsel.

Terror-funding conviction in San Diego under fire over NSA phone data collection

November 12, 2016 by legitgov

Terror-funding conviction in San Diego under fire over NSA phone data collection | 12 Nov 2016 | ...In the wake of the [Edward] Snowden revelations, Congress did away with the law the NSA relied on to justify the bulk collection of phone records and replaced it with more restrictive rules. But Basaaly Saeed Moalin and the other defendants on Thursday revived questions about the defunct program's legality when they argued to a federal appeals court that their convictions should be overturned because the government's use of the phone records was improper. The case marks the first time a challenge to the phone data program has been used to appeal a conviction, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the men.

Taliban bomber kills 4 Americans at NATO base in Afghanistan

November 12, 2016 by legitgov

Taliban bomber kills 4 Americans at NATO base in Afghanistan | 12 Nov 2016 | A Taliban suicide bomber dressed as a labourer blew himself up at the NATO air base at Bagram north of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing four Americans and wounding at least 17 people in one of the bloodiest attacks against U.S. forces since President Barack Obama took office. Two U.S. military service members and two U.S. contractors were killed, and 16 other U.S. service members were wounded, along with a Polish soldier who was part of the NATO mission [sic], U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a statement.

Trump Won Because Democratic Party Failed Working People, Says Sanders

November 12, 2016 by walden9

Trump Won Because Democratic Party Failed Working People, Says Sanders | 11 Nov 2016 | Former Democratic candidate said he will not rule out another presidential bid in 2020. Adding his voice to the chorus of condemnation heaped on the Democratic Party in the wake of Donald Trump's election victory, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday attributed the Republican win to the failure of the liberal elite to represent working people.

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