Just weeks ago, buoyed by favorable polls and a sense of her campaign´s momentum, progressive legal activists dared to embrace the possible: That President Hillary Clinton, presented with at least one and perhaps as many as four Supreme Court vacancies, would smash the three-decade-long conservative majority, pushing the court firmly to the left. Then, President-elect Donald J. Trump happened. The surprise Republican tsunami that swept a celebrity billionaire to power and gave the GOP control of the Senate – along with the Supreme Court nomination process – swamped liberals´ hopes of a high court recalibration in their favor. "Trump´s decisive,
A really really angry Sally Field announced on Chelsea Handler´s Netflix show on Thursday that she joined Twitter in order to understand why people voted for Donald Trump. As you can see in Chelsea´s tweet video below, Field is not only clueless as to why Trump won the election but has no real understanding of how our federal Constitution works. (Video/Tweet) I want to know what other people are thinking. I want to know why they voted for this man who does not stand for anything and has no real evidence. There is no evidence. If you look at his
At least for a moment, President-elect Donald Trump appeared to achieve this week what President Obama struggled to do for most of the past eight years: convince Americans that he can fix the economy. Cheering crowds greeted Trump during his victory lap through the Rust Belt this week following the announcement that the nation’s new negotiator-in-chief had struck a deal with heating and air conditioner manufacturer Carrier to keep a factory in Indiana from moving to Mexico. The agreement affected roughly 1,000 jobs and provided Trump the opportunity to deliver on a powerful campaign promise even before taking office. The
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Green Party-backed campaign changed its strategy to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and said late Saturday night that it will seek help in the federal courts, rather than the state courts. The announcement that it would seek an emergency federal court order on Monday for a recount came hours after it dropped a case in the state courts. “Make no mistake - the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania,” recount campaign lawyer Jonathan Abady said in a statement issued around 11:30 p.m.
President-elect Trump wasted little time to denounce the latest "Saturday Night Live" cold opening, which featured the return of Alec Baldwin portraying Trump during a national security briefing retweeting random people across the United States. "Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can´t get any worse. Sad," Trump tweeted early Sunday morning. (Tweet) The tweet elicited a near-immediate response from Baldwin, who tweeted back, "Release your tax returns and I´ll stop." (Tweet) Periodically over several months, Trump has expressed his disapproval of Baldwin´s mainly unflattering portrayal of him, dating back
Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official, was returning from a party in the university city of Freiburg in Germany when she was assaulted on a cycle path. She was raped and then drowned before her body was found in the River Dreisam. The shocking incident happened on October 16 but details have only been released after an arrest on Friday. The suspect, an Afghan migrant, was caught after police found DNA on a scarf near the path. (Snip) The unnamed migrant arrived in Germany last year as an unaccompanied minor and lived with a local family in
Appearing as a panel member on Thursday´s Anderson Cooper 360, during a discussion of Muslim-Americans "self-radicalizing´ and becoming terrorists, liberal CNN political commentator Van Jones at one point blamed Donald Trump for allegedly causing some to "self-radicalize." As conservative CNN political commentator Jack Kingston argued in favor of studies to help answer the question of why "lone wolf" terrorists "became radical," Jones jumped in to inject: "When people say stuff like Trump. Trump kind of helps make people radical, but go ahead." (Video) At 9:28 p.m. after host Anderson Cooper recalled that Trump claimed thousands of radical Muslims have infiltrated
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, widely considered a frontrunner to be the next Democratic National Committee chair, says House Democrats will do nothing but “vote no” in the coming years under the new Trump administration. Ellison, who has faced questions over whether he can juggle both working in Congress and rebuilding a depleted Democratic Party, defended himself at a party meeting on Friday by suggesting that working as a Democratic congressman won’t require much effort. “I’m in the process of deciding this issue of whether I can perform both roles,” Ellison said, according to the New York Times. Referring to his work
NBC News anchor Chuck Todd accused Vice President-elect Mike Pence and others involved with the incoming administration of using Americans´ distrust in the media "as a crutch" whenever they encounter tough questions. Todd´s charge came during a fiery exchange on Sunday about President-elect Trump´s recent deal with Carrier, during which he asked Pence if giving tax incentives to the air-conditioning company to prevent 1,100 jobs from being moved to Mexico constituted government intervention "in the private sector." "No, no. What happened here —" Pence began to respond. "Why is this is not government intervening in the private sector?" Todd asked
(Video) Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” when asked about the direction of the Democratic Party, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) downplayed the possibility of a new direction. Partial transcript as follows: DICKERSON: The Democratic party is in a moment of questioning about its identity. You were reelected to lead the Democrats in the house. What do you tell Democrats who want a new direction and what are you going to do differently? PELOSI: I don’t think people want a new direction. Our values unify us and our values are about supporting America’s working families. that’s one that everyone
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is now considering more than four people for secretary of state, including former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr., senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday. “It is true that he’s broadened the search and secretary of state is an incredibly important position for any president to fill,” Conway told reporters Sunday morning in the Trump Tower lobby. “He continues to talk to different people. I think you’ve all seen the list of four that already existed,” Conway said. “This week we’ll have additional interviews with other candidates for secretary of state and other cabinet positions and deputy cabinet positions
When I called my father back home in Oregon on a recent Sunday, he rattled off his thoughts about the election, the health of his two dogs and queries about holiday plans. But, as the child of a sports-loving house (Go, Ducks!), I was most surprised by what my dad wasn’t talking about on Sunday — football.