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Oh man, have we ever got a hot feud for you today! Yes, sir. Seems that President-elect Donald Trump , after leading crowd after crowd in a lusty chorus of “Lock her up!” during the presidential campaign, isn’t really feeling that whole “prosecute Hillary Clinton for emails” thing anymore.

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Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

22Nov

Like the Grinch who couldn’t keep Christmas from coming to Whoville, the Democratic Party with all its might and money couldn’t stop Trumpmas from coming to the American heartlands. It came just the same.

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Thanksgiving is typically associated with feel-good food, friends and family. However, since this year it comes on the heels of a nasty election season, there may be an added guest at the dinner table: Hostility

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Pardon Me?

20Nov

Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, August 2016 The issue of whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information during her tenure as Secretary of State was a recurring theme in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election

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Sabra Dipping Company has issued a voluntary recall  for some of its hummus products over potential listeria contamination, the manufacturer announced Saturday.  The decision comes after Sabra’s manufacturing facility tested positive for the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause a serious and potentially deadly infection, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a release

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Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make arrogant. William A

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WASHINGTON —  Sen.  Bernie Sanders  (I-Vt.)  lost the Democratic nomination and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is the new leader of the Senate Democrats. But the Vermont senator’s vision and ideas will dominate the Democratic Party’s attempt to recover from  Hillary Clinton’s  ruinous White House run

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WASHINGTON ― In a 2006 speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen.

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The cast of “ Hamilton ” didn’t throw away their shot to speak directly to a very important member of their audience Friday night: Vice President-elect Mike Pence. As Pence, who was booed loudly upon entering the theater , tried to leave the Broadway musical after the final curtain call, actor Brandon Dixon , who plays the part of Aaron Burr, asked him to stay

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Twitter users are imagining what could be Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s favorite musicals, following his eventful evening watching “ Hamilton .” The Indiana governor was widely  booed on entering the Richard Rogers Theater  in New York City on Friday night, and the Broadway show’s cast addressed him with a powerful message  as he later left. News of the incident caused the #NameAPenceMusical hashtag to globally trend on the micro-blogging service, with users putting their own Pence spin on classic musical shows

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A memorial park honoring  Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch was found defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti Friday, spray-painted with swastikas and the words “Go Trump.” . @beastieboys Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights was left defaced with ugly symbols of hate today

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Sharon Jones , the Grammy -nominated soul and funk singer who led the Dap-Kings , died Friday after a long bout with pancreatic cancer .

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Fortune cookie fortunes can range from ominous to uplifting to downright hilarious. And now, you can be the voice of wisdom inside those sugary folded treats.

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The irony of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s “America First” policy is that it could end the budding new Cold War that has been developing between the West and Russia and China. His non-ideological, deal-making approach, which doesn’t challenge how the Russians and Chinese govern themselves, promises to lessen tensions that have been getting dangerously out of control.

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Reports of anti-Semitic, racist and anti-immigrant incidents at schools around the country have spread rapidly in the days since Donald Trump  became President-elect Trump. These incidents are hitting not only colleges and universities, but high schools, middle schools and even a handful of elementary schools.

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President-elect Donald Trump called for the removal of the Statue of Liberty from New York harbor because it encourages immigration to the United States. Trump said he was elected president because he promised to secure the American borders.

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Members of the Afghan national women’s cycling team have kept on riding through misogyny, harassment and physical violence. Now a corruption scandal threatens to knock the trailblazers off their bikes for good

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Edvard Munch , Pikene på broen (Girls on the Bridge) , 1902, oil on canvas, 39 3/4 x 40 3/8 in. (101 x 102.5 cm)

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The final irony in an election filled with irony is the refusal of some voters to accept President-elect Donald Trump’s victory . This group doesn’t simply include protesters but a movement of some size to persuade the electoral college to vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Trump

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By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf I collect ghost stories. I don’t believe in ghosts–but I’ll read any and all types of haunting stories

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By Adelyn Zhou Every entrepreneur can likely relate: You wake up each morning to hundreds of unread emails, stare at a to-do list that never seems to die, and schedule meetings on a fully-booked calendar two months out. With a workload like this, every minute is essential. That’s why I constantly invest time in finding ways to automate the more mundane aspects of work

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Nov 17 (Reuters) – Songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after a fall in his Los Angeles home in the middle of the night, his manager has said.

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When Your Candidate Loses

16Nov

The inglorious TV election drama has finally ended. In Left Coast San Francisco, a post-election pall of fog hangs over our city, much like the hanging chads of 2000. We finally have a president-elect, but he might not be the one you wanted

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – An architect of anti-immigration efforts who says he is advising President-elect Donald Trump said the new administration could push ahead rapidly on construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall without seeking immediate congressional approval. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , who helped write tough immigration laws in Arizona and elsewhere, said in an interview that Trump’s policy advisers had also discussed drafting a proposal for his consideration to reinstate a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries. Kobach, who media reports say is a key member of Trump’s transition team, said he had participated in regular conference calls with about a dozen Trump immigration advisers for the past two to three months.

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President-elect Donald Trump left reporters in the dark about his whereabouts Tuesday night, continuing a pattern of restricting press access and setting up a dangerous precedent for the press covering the Trump administration. Trump left his residence at New York’s Trump Tower to have dinner at a restaurant without informing the pool of reporters tasked to cover him. Trump’s transition team had told the reporters there would be no more news for the day, indicating Trump would remain at Trump Tower for the night

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Accused Subway Masturbator Done In By Own DNA

16Nov

A registered sex offender is behind bars after his DNA was found on the pant leg of a woman who accused him of masturbating on her. The alleged incident happened Oct

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One was recently profiled in the New Yorker. The other has an Emmy. Both are bombarding people on the street.

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Headline Hangover: Welp, Here We Are.

15Nov

Welcome to Headline Hangover – our weekly take on some of the ridiculous local, national and global news stories. Here’s a look back some of the headlines that caught my attention for the week of November 6, 2016: President-Elect …uhh..

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Earth To Trump: Go Green

14Nov

Here are two facts about the man who will soon be President of the United States, only one of which can be true.

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Notice to Trump: We’re Ready

14Nov

On January 14, thousands will converge in Washington, D.C. as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Fox News host Sean Hannity apparently believes that CNN, The Washington Post and The New York Times should be excluded from the White House press corps while Donald Trump is president. Hannity attacked CNN host Brian Stelter on Sunday night after Stelter used the term “national emergency” on air to describe the shocking outcome of the election, which has so far sparked nationwide  protests  and has led to a disturbing uptick in racist incidents

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I did not expect Donald Trump to be elected president and, like most people, I was surprised when he won. On January 20th he becomes our head of government and head of state; the president is both prime minister and king.

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Simply put, this the plan. Net Neutrality – is dead. Regulations and consumer protections – dead.

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American Apparel Files For 2nd Bankruptcy

14Nov

NEW YORK (Reuters) – American Apparel LLC filed for its second bankruptcy protection in just over a year on Monday, weighed down by intense competitive pressures facing U.S. teen retailers and a rocky relationship with its founder. The second bankruptcy comes as the retailer struggles to overcome years of losses and rising online competition

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Criminal hate crime incidents reported to police increased 6.8 percent in the United States in 2015, according to official FBI data released today. There were 5,850 incidents in 2015, compared to 5479 reported in 2014, the widely anticipated report showed .

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Ayahuasca has been used for spiritual and therapeutic purposes by indigenous healers in Brazil’s northwestern Acre state for centuries. Luna Parracho/Reuters Rafael Guimarães dos Santos , Universidade de Sao Paulo Ayahuasca goes by many names: Daime , Vegetal , Hoasca , Kamarampi , Huni ..

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Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday claimed that the wave of protests against President-elect Donald Trump are “exaggerating the fears” of his presidency, despite an increase in acts of racism and bigotry since the election Tuesday. “I feel very bad about that,” Giuliani said on ABC’s “This Week,” addressing the protests.

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One year after a series of terrorist attacks hit a concert hall, a stadium, restaurants and bars in Paris, leaving 130 people dead, Nov. 13 is still very much on people’s minds. Thousands gathered across the French capital earlier Sunday  to pay respects to the people who lost their lives last year, as commemorative plaques were unveiled outside the various sites of attack

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Donald Trump delivers his victory speech on November 9, 2016 Donald J. Trump is the president elect.

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Donald Trump’s campaign threat to appoint a special prosecutor to go after Hillary Clinton  may still be in play, according to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a vice chairman on Trump’s presidential transition team. “That’s a tough one, George, it really is,” Giuliani told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.

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It was the American people’s intervention that prevented the annihilation of Trump.

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President Elect Donald Trump

13Nov

President Elect Donald Trump is using Twitter to reassure all Americans that good things are in store for them. “This will prove to be a great time in the lives of ALL Americans.

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When it comes to the Middle East, the Islamic Republic of Iran is the linchpin and epicenter of many tensions and conflicts across the region. As an Iranian official stated , Iran dominates four Arab capitals

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NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES – Chanting “Not my president” and “love trumps hate,” thousands of demonstrators took the streets in cities across the United States on Saturday to protest against President-elect Donald Trump , who they say threatens their civil and human rights. The biggest rallies were in New York , Los Angeles and Chicago, where organizers said they wanted to build on the momentum after several nights of protests triggered by the real-estate mogul’s surprise win in Tuesday’s presidential election. In New York, several thousand protesters marched peacefully up Fifth Avenue past its glitzy store fronts, some already bearing Christmas decorations, before filling the streets at the foot of Trump Tower, the president-elect’s skyscraper home.

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5 Incredible Baseball Stadiums Across America

12Nov

Now that the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series and broken then century long curse, the highlight of Wrigley Field has us thinking about the other great stadiums throughout America. The use of stadiums dates back to ancient times, back when the reigning entertainment of the day for a mass audience usually involved some permutation of “sprint really fast while a lion chases you then try and kill your opponent with a rock.” Thankfully, apart from maybe anytime a terrible entertainer performs, things have matured considerably at the hundreds of events that take place at scads of stadiums throughout the U.S. Baseball and the occasional major concert are the primary serving inside the hallowed ground of U.S

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Someone drew a swastika on four dormitory doors at New York City’s New School over the weekend. We woke up to this on our door, in a dorm at @TheNewSchool , where 3 Jewish women live. @ShaunKing @deray @parsonsdesign pic.twitter.com/tK1IpXA1ae — sam ☕ (@samlichtenstein) November 12, 2016 David Van Zandt, the school’s president, released a statement Saturday addressing the symbols, saying hate crimes were “unacceptable at the school.” “Any form of expression that denigrates members of our community based on their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual or gender identity, or political beliefs is completely abhorrent and antithetical to our core values,” he said in a statement

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I suspect you’ve heard the definition of chutzpah – the child who kills his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan. Saturday, November 12th, a New York Times editorial bemoaned the steady decline in school funding across America. Politicians and voters often say they want better schools, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to pay for them.

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What If Trump Turns Out To Be Great?

12Nov

What is the best we can hope for a Trump presidency? If Trump’s election proves anything, it is that the ideas which used buttress the old ruling elite no longer hold sway.

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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK – Officials in New York and Los Angeles on Thursday said they hoped President-elect Donald Trump would not follow through on a campaign promise to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities” that shield people who are in the country illegally.

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Last week, we pre-empted our usual Talking Points format for a pre-election column.

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My Journey to Carnegie Hall Via Venezuela

11Nov

By Paul Desenne, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, November 11, 2016 And thirteen million mouse clicks later, I was taking a bow onstage at Carnegie Hall…

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Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, who in July correctly predicted   Donald Trump  would win the White House, now says the president-elect’s first term will end in either his resignation or impeachment. “Here’s what’s going to happen, this is why we’re not going to have to suffer through four years of Donald J. Trump, because he has no ideology except the ideology of Donald J

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Money and Politics in the Age of Trump

11Nov

Cross-posted from the Brennan Center for Justice Earlier this week millions of Americans woke up with the political hangover of a lifetime.

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Don’t you hate it when you hold open a door for someone and they  don’t  say “thank you”? Or how about when you are pushing a shopping cart around the grocery store and one wheel just keeps spinning out of control? Lin-Manuel Miranda , the brilliant mind behind Broadway hit musical “ Hamilton ,” freestyled verses about these minor yet utterly aggravating inconveniences during his appearance on “ The Ellen DeGeneres Show ” Friday.

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Our Complete Thanksgiving Recipe Guide We understand the instinct. Poultry sometimes feels like it could use a little wash ― it can have a somewhat slimy quality to it

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The Democratic Party Has Exploded

11Nov

The Democratic Party exploded Tuesday night. There will be months of finger-pointing and internal reprisals over exactly what Democrats should have done differently.

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Don’t believe that story about Hillary Clinton filing for divorce from her husband, former President  Bill Clinton , in the aftermath of her presidential election defeat.  It’s totally fake. The Christian Times Newspaper’s  website published a story titled “ BREAKING: Hillary Clinton files for divorce in New York courts ” on Thursday. It alleged that attorneys for the former Democratic presidential candidate had served papers, citing “irreconcilable differences” between her and the former president, with the Supreme Court of the State of New York for Westchester County earlier that day

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As supporters of Hillary Clinton , still reeling from her failed presidential bid, walked past the Democrat’s former Brooklyn, New York, headquarters Thursday night, they came across a heartwarming and heartbreaking scene.

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Donald Trump likes to talk about “draining the swamp.” The president-elect seems to mean cleaning up corruption in Washington. But for the real swamp of 2016, you needn’t look to our capitol ― just pick up your phone and open Facebook.

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It’s been a rough couple of days for some Hillary Clinton supporters, but a young mother’s story of her walk on Thursday will likely help disappointed voters get back on track. Margot Gerster, of Chappaqua, New York, posted on Facebook that she’d been “feeling so heartbroken” since Clinton’s surprising loss to Donald Trump. To get over her blues, Gerster took her baby daughter hiking on Thursday near their home. “We were the only ones there and it was so beautiful and relaxing,” Gerster wrote.  Someone else had the same idea for making the most of a beautiful autumn day after the bitter campaign season

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Donald Trump is making Stephen Colbert great again.

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Regina Spektor has a knack for turning simple chord progressions into ethereal expressions of joy, longing and sadness – sometimes all three in the same breadth. Her intonation alternates between whimsy and passion. This was all on display at her recent Town Hall show when she took the stage with a string quartet plus bass and drums.

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SURVIVE: Friends Who Disagree With Us

09Nov

“The friends who are most stimulating to us are those who disagree with us. It is they whose ideas we should ponder.” ~ 365 a day quote holder Today’s photo of the ring of daily quotes on the simple chrome ring is significant

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When Matt Rotner  was tasked with giving a speech at his sister’s wedding, he was not about to  throw away his shot .

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WASHINGTON ― With a renewed push in state elections ahead of the 2020 census, Democrats are competing to win at least 14 state legislative chambers on Tuesday.

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On Jan Fabre, part 1: The Genius Factory

07Nov

Prologue I received an email from a connection in the art world, putting me in touch with the organization of an artist in Brussels. His staff was assembling a group of journalists to write about his gigantic solo show opening at the State Hermitage Museum, in Saint Petersburg. They wondered whether I might be interested in flying to Russia to see the show

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While this train wreck of a national election comes to its long awaited conclusion, I keep thinking about how the world is changing and how little this election reflects the reality of the world around us. Technology has changed our economy, communication systems, society, and lifestyles, a set of facts unobserved by our national politics.

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With just six words, “We have not changed our conclusions,” FBI Director James Comes may have ensured a perilous victory for Hillary Clinton. The hotly contentious review of newly discovered State Department-related e-mails, this time unaccountably on the laptop of one of the ultimate security risks, repeatedly disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner, ended as it began

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Marathon Sunday in New York City was a pretty festive experience, and one cop took a quick break from work to get in on the action.  In a video posted to Instagram and shared on Facebook, Sachin Shenolikar described how he was playing with his band, the Condescending Liberals, along the marathon route, when he noticed a police officer enjoying the music.  “My hands were cramping up a bit, so I took a break and chatted with him as the band jammed on,” Shenolikar wrote. “He said he was a guitar player too.

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Last Call To Stein Voters And Stay-At-Homers

06Nov

Some folks who identify as progressive — and therefore oppose Clinton — still think it is OK to vote for Jill Stein in so-called safe states. I urge you to think again. No matter who wins on Tuesday, the only hope to advance a progressive agenda is to build a unified, integrated progressive movement at the local, state and national levels

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When Donald Trump was one of 17 candidates vying for the Republican nomination, he was asked about autism at a debate in September 2015. Trump put the blame squarely on vaccines: “You take this little beautiful baby, and you pump — I mean, it looks just like it’s meant for a horse, not for a child, and we’ve had so many instances, people that work for me, just the other day …

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WILMINGTON, N.C./MIAMI – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton traded barbs as they entered the last three days of campaigning in the U.S. presidential election with competing events on Saturday in Florida, a swing state that could prove decisive in Tuesday’s vote. Clinton and Trump are making their closing arguments to American voters, crisscrossing the United States in hopes of convincing last-minute undecided voters and rallying their bases to turn out enthusiastically on Election Day

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If you watched “Fox & Friends” for a 10-minute stretch during the 8 a.m. hour Saturday, you might think Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is likely to be indicted in the coming months.  If you stuck with the show into the 9 a.m

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Friday marked the end of early voting in the battleground state of Nevada, and the final returns brought decidedly good news for Democratic presidential nominee  Hillary   Clinton . Registered Democrats turned out in force in Nevada’s largest counties, providing Clinton a critical boost in a state where polling aggregates show the former secretary of state and GOP nominee  Donald   Trump  within a few points of one another . Over 57,000 votes were cast in populous Clark County, a single-day record that propelled Democrats to a statewide ballot edge larger than they held at the same point in 2012 , when President  Barack Obama  won Nevada by nearly 7 points

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Seasoned, NOT Fatally Flawed

05Nov

How would I — or you — look to the world if subjected to 30 years of relentless, organized and fully-funded lies, calumny, distortions, faux outrage, hypocrisy, fabrications, attempted bullying and flagrant misogyny? Battered? Yes

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Women over 50 Whose InstaStyle I Admire

05Nov

Image via @ThatsNotMyAge on Instagram I adore social media because I am, at heart, a social creature. Meeting and interacting with new people, especially women, is a favorite activity of mine

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Beyonce and Jay Z performed at Hillary Clinton’s big get-out-the-vote rally in Cleveland Friday night.

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Donald Trump, a xenophobe and liar with no governing experience, could become the leader of the world’s most powerful nation after next week’s American election. That prospect scares the living daylights out of people around the planet, as these comments from HuffPost ’s international editions indicate.  That the vile campaign Trump waged could carry him so far calls into question even Winston Churchill’s withering assessment that, “democracy is the worst system devised by wit of man, except for all the others.” The hoary contention in basic civics texts that “anyone” can become president of the United States turns out, unfortunately, to be all too true

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Hours after  saying he had advance knowledge of the FBI’s plans to  review additional emails tied to Hillary Clinton , Rudy Giuliani backpedaled on Friday, claiming he knew nothing about leaks from the bureau. Giuliani, the Donald Trump surrogate who revealed in a bombshell Friday morning interview that the FBI was secretly trying to help Trump’s campaign, contradicted himself Friday evening on CNN.  “I have spoken to no current FBI agents, gosh, in the last eight months, nine months, 10 months, certainly not about this,” the former New York mayor told Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.”    He said “ surprises ” he had referred to in his earlier interview didn’t include the FBI’s email disclosure, but instead meant to hint at a last-minute advertising blitz by Trump’s campaign. Giuliani’s comments on CNN are at odds with those he made earlier on “Fox & Friends.” In the Fox appearance, Giuliani seemed to confirm the FBI leaked information about its  email investigation to Trump’s campaign before FBI Director James Comey disclosed it publicly a week ago.

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