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Chuck Schumer Named U.S. Senate Minority Leader

After Abraham Lincoln became the first Republican president in 1861, the party won every presidential election (with the possible exception of 1876, in which the party lost the popular vote and won in the Electoral College under questionable circumstances) until 1884.

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Bernie Sanders: I could work with Donald Trump on infrastructure, trade

Trump campaigned as a populist, campaigned as somebody who is anti-establishment, and I have zero doubt that he received the support of many working class people all across the country because of some of the positions that he took", Sanders told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.

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Internet Makes Hilarious Memes With Ironic Photo Of Trump And Obama

Finally, later in the afternoon Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to meet his successor, Mike Pence , but the press are not invited. " It is no secret that the President-elect and I have some pretty significant differences ", Obama said , adding later, that "we all want what's best for this country".

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Missouri Republican candidates visit Joplin to rally in last minute support

Koster is endorsed by the Missouri Farm Bureau and the NRA, organizations that have nearly exclusively backed Republicans in recent elections. Blunt is seeking his second term in the Senate after seven terms in the House. He defeated Democrat Robin Carnahan by a 54 percent to 41 percent vote in 2010 to win a seat in the Senate. Eric Schmitt in the treasurer's race. With the general election tomorrow, today is one last day to energize their base and sway undecided voters.

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Congressional Democrats Call On Trump To Fire Bannon

But civil rights groups and Democrats have made Bannon a frequent corollary target as they attacked Trump's rhetoric they say encouraged white supremacists and garnered endorsements from racist organizations, including the Ku Klux Klan, which Trump disavowed.

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L.J. Scott burns Ohio State on 64-yard TD catch

Michigan State will hit the road next week to close out the season against the Penn State Nittany Lions. Scott would get a tremendous block near the sidelines by the first-down marker before sprinting all the way to find pay dirt in the Buckeyes' end zone.

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Trump's National Security Adviser Has Called Islam 'a Cancer'

Central Command, which oversees operations in the Middle East; the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission in Afghanistan; and the Joint Special Operations Command", Politico previously reported . Muslim activists are troubled by the prospect of a Trump administration that might include Flynn. Flynn has attracted some scrutiny in the past, calling the USA response to the rise of the Islamic State , also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh, weak.

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Trump Offers CIA Director Post to Kansas Congressman

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has offered the Central Intelligence Agency director job to Mike Pompeo, a conservative Republican congressman from Kansas who has heavily criticized the Iran deal and was a member of the congressional committee that blasted Hillary Clinton over the attack in Benghazi, Libya.

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Montana unemployment holds steady at 4.3 percent in October

The figures kept Utah ahead of the national averages, which showed a 4.9 percent unemployment rate and 1.6 percent job growth. The unemployment rate for Black men jumped from 8.2 percent in September to 8.7 percent in October. " More than 16,000 people entered the workforce in October, and almost 10,000 more people found work". Employment Security paid unemployment insurance benefits to 52,882 people in October.

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Rob Gronkowski, Chris Hogan ruled out for Sunday's game

Keeping the safeties back has forced the opposing offenses to put long, mistake-free drives together and more often than not they haven't been able to find the end zone.Obviously the defense needs to play better than it did against Seattle, but it doesn't need to blitz more to do so.

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Hillary wins popular vote: Independent

Only a third considered Trump honest and trustworthy, according to NBC exit polls. The gap between Hillary and President-elect Donald Trump is razor-thin, a difference of 219,762 votes at the time of writing, considering that 120 million have voted in this election.

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Republican committee trolls Nancy Pelosi with endorsement

Tim Ryan says he's challenging Nancy Pelosi's leadership in the wake of another underwhelming House election. She also placed blame on FBI Director James Comey for Hillary Clinton's defeat last week. Ryan himself might challenge Pelosi for the leadership role. Pelosi, of California, has come under fire in recent weeks after Democrats won fewer seats than she had predicted and lost the presidency.

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Schneiderman fundraises for NC AG locked in tight gubernatorial race

Cooper handily carried his native Twin Counties. One particularly contentious recount will be in Durham County, where about 93,000 votes weren't uploaded until almost midnight. In a statement Wednesday, McCrory strategist Chris LaCivita said they had "grave concerns over potential irregularities in Durham County", including the votes that showed up late.

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Trump Taps Rep. Pompeo for CIA job; Sessions for Attorney General

The general also posted a comment earlier this year in which he said that it was " rational to fear Muslims" and asked his followers to forward a video that claimed Islamophobia is rational and that Islam wants 80% of the world to be enslaved or killed.

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After report, family of boy in gorilla pen again thanks zoo

It said there had been no previous problems in the Gorilla World exhibit's 38-year history and its barriers were always found compliant in earlier federal inspections, including in April. the Animal Welfare Act Regulations during inspections prior to the incident in question and had been performing admirably for many years", Elizabeth Goldentyer, director of Animal Welfare Operations at the US Department of Agriculture wrote, according to WKRC.

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Protest to be held in Stevens Point over Dakota Access Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers today announced they are delaying an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline project until it conducts further environmental review with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe . Austin police said in a release that although the group did not have a permit, they continued to allow them to peacefully protest. Harlan plans to travel to North Dakota this weekend to join the ranks of activists protesting the pipeline.

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Should We Keep The Electoral College?

He's the fifth person to win the presidency this way . We have been through several prior elections in which a similar thing happened, most recently in 2000. By contrast, Trump won Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania by just 107,000 votes total. Those electors are the people who actually vote for the president directly, and they meet about a month after the election to do so.

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Danny Davis' Grandson, 15, Killed in Home Invasion

Rep. Danny Davis - was home with his mom when two attackers entered the house in Englewood in the 5600 block of South Princeton Avenue just before 7 p.m., according to Chicago Police. All those kinds of things. Chicago has seen a dramatic rise in the number of shootings and homicides, with August being the deadliest month in the city in two decades.

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UIUC Faculty and Students Urge to Make Campus a Sanctuary

Hundreds of Princeton University students, faculty and townspeople gathered outside Nassau Hall Nov. 17 as members of the Princeton DREAM Team , an immigrant rights advocacy group on campus, hosted a walkout calling on the university to become a sanctuary campus for undocumented students.

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Yale Students Demand Sanctuary For Undocumented Immigrants

Some undocumented students are protected under Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, a federal executive action which grants students who have come to the United State as children "deferred action" for two years with the possibility of renewal.

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Trump offers national security adviser job to Flynn

Trump selected Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, who has made cracking down on undocumented immigrants a signature issue, to be his attorney general, while installing Michael Flynn , a retired lieutenant general who believes Islamist militancy poses an existential threat, as his national security adviser.

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'Post-Truth' Named Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year 2016

Although the concept isn't new, usage of the term spiked in 2016 thanks to Brexit in the United Kingdom and the presidential election in the US. In this case, the "post-" prefix doesn't mean "after" so much as it implies an atmosphere in which a notion is irrelevant - but then again, who says you have to take our word for it anymore? "It's not surprising that our choice reflects a year dominated by highly-charged political and social discourse", Grathwohl said .

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Montgomery County Students Protest President-Elect Trump

Immigration, welcome here". Trumps campaign promises included a vow to deport millions of people who are in the US illegally. Many said they have relatives and friends in the country illegally who they fear will be deported. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee vowed Monday to maintain that status. Michael England of the Rockville, Maryland, police. Senior Gary Barton, a member of the alliance, said it was a chance for students to come together and voice their frustrations about Trump's victory.

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New USC, UCLA Quarterbacks Are In The Spotlight

The Bruins will also need to limit dropped passes tomorrow. Not to mention, the 26-13 upset over the Huskies on the road last week. UCLA's offense won't be able to get in a rhythm. QUARTERBACK COLLISION: Sam Darnold and Mike Fafaul are making their first appearances in the crosstown showdown. The Trojans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

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Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey is to remain in jail

In an emergency request filed Wednesday , he reiterated the gruesome nature of the crime and said Dassey should not be released until the state's appeals are resolved. In 2005, Avery, and teenaged nephew Dassey, who was learning-disabled, were arrested and later sentenced to life in prison for the killing of Halbach on their rural scrap vehicle property near Manitowoc.

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Mike Pence Greeted by Boos and Cheers at 'Hamilton'

At the end of the performance, actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays vice president Aaron Burr, took to the stage and acknowledged Pence's presence and added, "We hope you will hear us out". There was also a standing ovation when the famous line " Immigrants, we get the job done " was delivered, according to CNN host Brian Stelter , as a not-at-all-subtle middle finger to Trump's backwards approach to immigration.

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Trump names former DIA chief Mike Flynn as his national security adviser

Ricketts is emblematic of what a topsy-turvy election it has been. "We have failed to challenge their jihadist doctrines, even though their true believers only number a small fraction of the Muslim world, and even though everybody, above all most living Muslims, knows that the Islamic world is an epic failure, desperately needing economic, cultural and educational reform of the sort that has led to the superiority of the West", he wrote .

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Denver on track to allow marijuana use at designated businesses

Consistent with the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act, Initiative 300 will allow pot smoking only in outdoor areas (which can not be visible from the street), with the possible exception of cigar bars and tobacconists that made a decision to welcome cannabis consumers.

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Governor's Race in NC Still Too Close to Call

Cooper has already declared himself the victor, while McCrory is stating "every vote must be counted". Each candidate had 49% of the vote with 99% of the state's precincts reporting. "Claiming an outcome before the process has concluded is irresponsible and disrespectful to the voters of North Carolina whose voices have yet to be heard", McCrory consultant Chris LaCivita said in a release.

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ABC, CBS Cover for Pelosi, Ignore Embarrassing Challenge to Leadership

Nancy Pelosi for the role of House minority leader. On the budget front, House Republican leaders said President-elect Donald Trump wants a short-term spending bill to keep the government running through March of next year. Ryan's challenge to Pelosi may be indicative of a larger, party-wide shift in leadership and outreach favoring Democrats from working-class backgrounds.

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Shifting US policy to right, Trump taps Sessions, Flynn

That was not accurate. "Frankly, I have to say I don't know". Reason columnist Jacob Sullum pointed out the full faith Sessions retains in 1980s-style anti-drug campaigns: "This is not the first time that Sessions , who served as a US attorney during the Reagan administration, has pined for the days of Just Say No", Sullum wrote.

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Suspect wounded in shootout near Nevada-Utah line

The suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Christopher Anthony Martinez, began firing at police officers and two officers returned fire. Martinez reportedly fled when police arrived, crashed his auto outside a casino along U.S. The man refused commands to show his hands. Officers said Martinez eventually got out of the auto and they took him into custody. A possible explosive device has been disarmed in the auto of a suspect in a shootout with police near the Nevada-Utah line.

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Sanders rallies to remake the Democratic Party

Bernie Sanders put the blame on Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party for losing the election. "Has the Democratic Party been doing its job in telling working people in Iowa, and in NY, and in Wyoming, 'We're going to stand with you". " Donald Trump , we are not going back!" His aides say that since Sanders had been elected as an Independent by his constituents, he plans to finish his term out as an Independent.

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Winter weather may impact travel

For elevations above 6,000 feet, another 5 to 8 inches are likely, according to NWS. Blizzard conditions may unfold across these areas as wind gusts in excess of 40 miles per hour howl from the north and northwest. Many crashes are the result of driving too fast for conditions, and this is especially true for the first real snowfall of the year as we all must "re-learn" to drive in the snow.

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Chuck Schumer Will Replace Harry Reid as the Next Senate Minority Leader

With a new team in place, Schumer still faces an uphill battle taking on a Republican House, Senate, and White House . The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Schumer plans to announce populist economic and ethics initiatives that he believes Trump will be in favor of.


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