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

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

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

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

Sarah Palin to head Veterans Affairs?

(NYDAILYNEWS) — President-elect Donald Trump is considering naming Sarah Palin his secretary of veterans affairs, ABC News reported Wednesday. Palin endorsed Trump early in the presidential race and campaigned for the mogul frequently – an effort that Trump has previously said he would like to reward. Before he was elected, Trump indicated he would be … Read more

CIA chief warns Trump over Iran deal

(NBC NEWS) CIA director John Brennan has warned Donald Trump that scrapping the nuclear deal with Iran would be “the height of folly” and “disastrous.” During a wide-ranging interview with the BBC that aired Wednesday, the outgoing U.S. spy chief also cautioned that Russia should not be trusted. “First of all for one administration to … Read more

Kellogg among companies yanking ads from Breitbart

(USA TODAY) Kellogg, the food manufacturer that owns Pringles and Pop-Tarts, confirmed Tuesday that it will discontinue advertising on Breitbart.com, the far-right news and commentary site that was formerly run by a top aide of President-elect Donald Trump, Steve Bannon. The site has come under fire on social media in recent days as consumers, angered … Read more

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