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Trump Admits: I Expected to Lose on Election Night

The polls had it wrong, the Clinton campaign had it wrong, and everyone in the media had it wrong. As it turns out, even Donald Trump had it wrong. At a victory rally in West Allis, Wisconsin on Tuesday, the president-elect admitted that he went into election night expecting to lose. “I went to see my wife. I say, ‘Baby, ...

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Clinton Campaign Wants Electoral College to Get Intelligence Briefing

This week, ten members of the Electoral College sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper seeking more information about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. The original ten – nine Democrats and one Texas Republican – were joined Tuesday by 20 more Democrats in their call for an intelligence briefing before December 19, when they are scheduled ...

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Beijing to Trump: “One China” Policy Non-Negotiable

In an interview with Fox News Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump defended his decision to communicate with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and took exception to the idea that the U.S. needed to bow to Beijing’s diplomatic demands. “I fully understand the One-China policy, but I don’t know why we have to be bound by a One-China policy unless we make a ...

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Senators Call for Investigation Into Russian Election Interference

After news reports surfaced Friday of a secret CIA presentation to Congress regarding the extent to which Russia supposedly influenced the 2016 election, a group of four U.S. Senators – two Republicans and two Democrats – released a statement calling for a bipartisan investigation into Moscow’s meddling. Republicans John McCain (AZ) and Lindsey Graham (SC) joined Democrats Chuck Schumer (NY) ...

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Obama Says Southern Racism Fueled Opposition to his Presidency

President Barack Obama sat down with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Thursday night for a special interview reviewing the legacy he would leave the U.S. In the conversation, Obama said that racism played a part in fueling opposition to his presidency. “There are people who dislike me because they think I’m a liberal,” Obama acknowledged. But, he said, there was another ...

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Trump Named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year”

Time magazine named President-elect Donald Trump its “Person of the Year” on Wednesday in one of the least-surprising picks in the publication’s recent history. While other candidates like Hillary Clinton and Nigel Farage were in the running, it’s hard to imagine how the editors of Time could have settled on anyone other than Trump. His campaign and, ultimately, his election ...

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GOP Balks at Trump’s Threat to Slap Tariffs on Outsourcing

Republicans have been playing nice after Donald Trump helped them sail to a congressional majority, but there are issues coming down the line that will expose the rifts between the Republican orthodoxy and the views of the president-elect. From the start of his campaign, Trump was running not just against his Republican foes but against the Republican Party itself. And ...

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Evan McMullin: Trump is a Despot in the Making

At one point in the general election, when Donald Trump’s poll numbers were plummeting, it seemed possible that a man with virtually no national name-recognition – a man who wasn’t even on the ballot in most states – would defeat the Republican nominee in the reliable red state of Utah. Selling himself as a conservative alternative to Trump and Hillary ...

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Trump to Companies Leaving U.S.: You’re Making an “Expensive Mistake”

Though it earned him scorn from most liberals and some conservatives, President-elect Donald Trump made good on one of his most unlikely campaign promises last week when he made a deal to keep nearly 1,000 Carrier Air Conditioning jobs in the U.S. But even supporters who praised the deal acknowledged that Trump couldn’t – and shouldn’t – go around giving ...

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Federal Ethics Office Tweets Support (?) for Trump’s Business Plans

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is not prone to getting super involved with social media, which led some news organizations to wonder if their Twitter account had been hacked on Wednesday. The watchdog agency used an unusually light-hearted tone in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he would be leaving his business empire behind to focus on his ...

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