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Daily Archives: December 8, 2016

Trump’s Popularity Spikes, but Lags Behind past Presidents

According to the latest polls by Gallup, President-elect Donald Trump’s popularity has spiked, but continues to lag behind past presidents. The Hill reports: Trump’s favorability rating has hit a new high as he prepares to take office, something that has … Read More

Lewinsky: Internet Trolls Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Monica Lewinsky suggested on Wednesday that Internet trolls should have been selected as Time magazine’s Person of the Year. “If Time Magazine had asked my opinion about their Person of the Year (and they didn’t), I would have told them: The Trolls,” … Read More

Danny Glover ‘Appalled’ and ‘Angry’ Trump Is Time’s Person of the Year

Actor Danny Glover said on Wednesday that he is “appalled” and “angry” about Time magazine’s decision to pick Donald Trump as their Person of the Year. “It’s irresponsible to make him Person of the Year,” he said in Washington, D.C., … Read More

Trump Hints at Grand Helicopter Entrance for Inauguration

President-elect Donald Trump hinted on Wednesday that he will arrive in style by helicopter to his inauguration in January. The Hill reports: Speaking at a breakfast fundraiser in a Manhattan restaurant, Trump said Mark Burnett suggested the grand entrance. Burnett … Read More

Democrats Vow to Fight ‘Tooth and Nail’ Against Medicare Cuts

Democratic leaders vowed on Wednesday to fight “tooth and nail” against the GOP’s push to change Medicare so that it would rely more on private insurers. “I say to my Republican colleagues: Turn back because we will fight you on … Read More

Federal Judge Kills Recount Effort in Michigan

A Michigan federal judge has ordered that Jill Stein’s recount effort in Michigan be halted. The Hill reports: U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith, who effectively ordered the recount to begin Monday, sided with a state appeals court Wednesday in halting … Read More

Trump Taps Oklahoma Attorney General to Lead EPA

President-elect Donald Trump announced this week that he plans to nominate Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Hill reports: If confirmed by the Senate to oversee the 15,000-employee agency, Pruitt would take the lead … Read More

Bernie Sanders Joins Striking Federal Contract Workers for Rally

Sen. Bernie Sanders joined a group of hundreds of striking workers outside of Donald Trump’s new D.C. hotel near the White House on Wednesday. The Hill reports: Many of the striking workers fill low-wage jobs for federal contractors in the … Read More

Trump Picks pro Wrestling Mogul McMahon for Administration Role

President-elect Donald Trump selected Linda McMahon to lead his Small Business Administration this week. The Hill reports: McMahon has long been floated as a potential administration appointee due to her ties to GOP causes and Trump personally, as well as … Read More

Karl Rove Scolds Trump over Boeing Comments

GOP strategist Karl Rove criticized President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday after he slammed the cost of the Boeing deal. “He said something that was not accurate that had a negative impact on that stock, namely that there was a $4 … Read More