Trump Treasury pick made millions after his bank foreclosed on homeowners

(POLITICO) Donald Trump wasn’t the only person to see opportunity in the 2008 housing collapse. As the economy recovered from the rubble of failed banks, foreclosed homes and government bailouts, Steven Mnuchin emerged a winner. That success is coming back to haunt the hedge fund manager and Hollywood producer who is Trump’s choice for Treasury … Read more

Calexit secession plan possible, but faces huge hurdles

(SACRAMENTO BEE) Facing Donald Trump’s imminent entrance to the Oval Office, the once outlandish idea of secession doesn’t seem so crazy anymore to some Californians. But the Golden State’s path to independence is blocked with financial and political hurdles, from an expensive state initiative process to persuading two-thirds of Congress to relinquish an economic and … Read more

How Trump sealed deal to keep Carrier jobs in U.S.

(Fortune) He went straight to the top. Even before becoming Commander-in-Chief, Donald Trump has become negotiator-in-chief, as illustrated by the deal he struck with air conditioning manufacturer Carrier. A source close to the company said President-elect Trump called Greg Hayes, CEO of Carrier’s parent company United Technologies, two weeks ago and asked him to rethink … Read more

Mexican official: Carrier will 'suffer' by keeping jobs in U.S.

(The Hill) A Mexican lawmaker says Carrier’s deal with President-elect Donald Trump keeping about 1,000 manufacturing jobs in the U.S. will only hurt the air conditioning giant. “The implications are very serious, not only for Nuevo Leon, but for Carrier,” Sen. Marcella Guerra said Wednesday of Carrier’s decision and its impact on her state, according … Read more

A movie about 'safe spaces' on college campuses

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Dennis Prager and Adam Corolla Podcaster comedian Adam Carolla and author-talk host Dennis Prager are exploring the new idea of creating “safe spaces” on college campuses across the country – “safe spaces” meaning safe from ideas you might find repugnant. The film will be produced by Mark Joseph, whose recent projects include “The Vessel” with … Read more

Communists burn U.S. flag in NYC to protest Trump

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In response to Donald Trump’s tweet calling for the criminalization of flag burning, members of the Revolutionary Communist Party burned the American flag outside the Trump International Hotel in New York City on Tuesday. Revolutionary Communist Party protesters outside the Trump International Hotel in New York City Nov. 29, 2016. Wearing their trademark “Revolution – … Read more

Clinton vs. Trump II, 2020

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Every sane person expects Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s attempt to overturn the election with her vote recount effort to crash and burn. Given this, why would the Hillary Clinton campaign file a motion in support of a Stein-initiated request for a hand vote recount in Wisconsin? Under the reasonable assumption that what’s good for … Read more

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