Trump softens position on climate change, Clinton investigation
By Roberta Rampton | NEW YORK
NEW YORK U.S. President-elect Donald Trump softened his stance on Tuesday on whether humans have played a role in causing climate change, according to New York Times reporters who attended an interview with the Republican.
Trump has previously described global warming as a hoax and earlier this month one of his aides told Reuters that the New York businessman was seeking quick ways to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris accord to combat climate change.
On Tuesday, Trump told the Times he thinks there is “some connectivity” between human activity and climate change, reporter Mike Grynbaum tweeted. …
Asked whether the United States will withdraw from climate change accords, Trump said: “I’m looking at it very closely. I have an open mind to it,” the reporter tweeted. …
[Trump] said he did not want to “hurt the Clintons” and wants to move on. “I’m not looking to go back and go through this,” Trump said, according to a Times reporter.
“I think it would be very very divisive for the country,” he was quoted as saying, referring to prosecuting Hillary Clinton or her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
Welcome to the Trump kleptocracy By Paul Waldman / The Washington Post
it’s looking more and more likely that being president is going to be very lucrative for Trump. By the time it’s over, he may even be worth as much as he has always claimed to be.
The words “conflict of interest” don’t begin to describe what the Trump administration is shaping up to look like
I promise you this: Donald Trump is never going to make his tax returns public. Never.
So we’re going to have to rely on the Trump family’s strong ethical code to reassure ourselves that nothing problematic will go on when it comes to the entwining of Trump’s business interests and U.S. government policy. The problem is that absolutely nothing we have learned about Trump suggests that he will operate in a remotely ethical way when it comes to opportunities to enrich himself once he becomes president.
what’s different and probably unprecedented is the way Trump will increase his fortune by hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars while he’s president.
An automated army of pro-Donald J. Trump chatbots overwhelmed similar programs supporting Hillary Clinton five to one in the days leading up to the presidential election, according to a report published Thursday by researchers at Oxford University.
The chatbots — basic software programs with a bit of artificial intelligence and rudimentary communication skills — would send messages on Twitter based on a topic, usually defined on the social network by a word preceded by a hashtag symbol, like #Clinton.
Their purpose: to rant, confuse people on facts, or simply muddy discussions, said Philip N. Howard, a sociologist at the Oxford Internet Institute and one of the authors of the report.
Horner has found the fake-news ecosystem growing more crowded, more political and vastly more influential: In March, Donald Trump’s son Eric and his then-campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, even tweeted links to one of Horner’s faux-articles. His stories have also appeared as news on Google.
President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday morning defended the Electoral College as “genius,” days after criticizing it. …
Trump on Sunday told “60 Minutes” that he still has issues with the Electoral College.
“I’m not going to change my mind just because I won,” the president-elect said. “But I would rather see it where you went with simple votes. You know, you get 100 million votes and somebody else gets 90 million votes and you win.”
Trump infamously called the Electoral College a “disaster for democracy” during the night of the 2012 election, when it appeared President Obama would lose the popular vote but still win the presidency. Obama ended up winning the popular vote as well when all votes were tallied.
By Madeline Conway
11/15/16 03:31 PM EST
Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote over President-elect Donald Trump has surpassed 1 million, according to Dave Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.
As the final vote counts continue to trickle in a week after Election Day, Wasserman’s tally found that Clinton had 61,963,234 votes to Trump’s 60,961,185 as of Tuesday afternoon.
Now that the Republicans control the Federal Government, they can move on their one true agenda:
The Republican Agenda
[ ] Undo Roosevelt
[ ] Undo Johnson
[ ] Undo Clinton
[ ] Undo Obama
It won’t take as long as you think.
700,588 more voted for Clinton than Trump, but 7.7 million more voted against Trump. 7.7 million votes don’t count; the majority is disenfranchised.
68,300,046 53% Clinton and others
60,589,309 47% Trump
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Two days after Donald Trump was elected president, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an ardent Trump supporter, admitted the president-elect’s promise to get Mexico to fund his proposed border wall may have just been “a campaign device.” “He may not spend much time trying to get Mexico to pay for it,” Gingrich said of a hypothetical border structure. “But it was a great campaign device.”