November 10, 2016

Exit poll: Most important attribute for the presidential candidates – who can bring about needed change. “And they voted for Trump by 83-14 percent – on the same attribute that carried a wholly different politician, Barack Obama, to the White House eight years ago.”  https://www.yahoo.com/news/huge-margin-among-working-class-whites-lifts-trump-201005177.html

Sanders supporters to Clinton supporters: “We told you so.”  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/09/team-bernie-on-trump-we-told-you-so.html

White police supporters reportedly yell racial slurs at police brutality protesters in Chicago.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-mount-greenwood-police-shooting-met-1109-20161108-story.html

Voters fire Joe Arpaio of Phoenix, “America’s toughest sheriff”.  http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/arizona-s-joe-arpaio-ousted-by-voters-ending-the-/article_d7010307-1241-51a8-b944-fb8118170b56.html

Minnesotans elect Muslim, Somali-American woman as their state representative.  https://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/first-us-somali-lawmaker-ilhan-omar-elected-mn-house

Voters approve minimum wage increases in 4 states, gun control measures in 3 states, loosened restrictions on marijuana in 7 states. http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ballot_initiative_roundup_marijuana_gun_control_and_minimum_wage_measures_p

Third party candidates did better than in recent history, but not as well as expected: Johnson about 3%, Stein about 1%, and None of These Candidates about 2.6% in Nevada, where Greens were kept off the ballot and angry Sanders supporters felt they were cheated at the state’s Democratic convention.  https://reason.com/blog/2016/11/09/where-the-third-party-candidates-were-st

Four cities pass soda taxes. http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/11/09/501472007/souring-on-sweet-voters-in-4-cities-pass-soda-tax-measures

Large anti-Trump protest reported in Manhattan.  http://www.businessinsider.com/huge-protest-over-donald-trump-in-new-york-city-2016-11  Large demonstration also reported in Chicago.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-protests-idUSKBN1343CO

Sanders on Trump: “To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him…. To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him.” http://www.businessinsider.com/bernie-sanders-donald-trump-statement-election-2016-11   Many down-ballot “Our Revolution” candidates win their elections. https://ourrevolution.com/election-2016/#

Trump’s win, like Brexit, was a referendum on neo-liberalism writes Naomi Klein.  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/09/rise-of-the-davos-class-sealed-americas-fate

Trump campaigned for diplomacy and against intervention, so why are defense industry stocks soaring after the election?  https://theintercept.com/2016/11/09/defense-industry-stocks-surge-following-donald-trump-victory/

Thomas Frank blames the Democratic Party establishment for Trump’s victory: “…she was exactly the wrong candidate for this angry, populist moment.”  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/09/donald-trump-white-house-hillary-clinton-liberals

Julian Assange:  Podesta emails release “…not due to a personal desire to influence the outcome of the election.”  http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Wikileaks-founder-Leaked-material-not-meant-to-influence-elections-472043

Navy reportedly surprised to discover that cost of super-accurate projectiles for new ships is $800,000 to $1 million APIECE. “The service is looking at a number of alternative rounds, though a replacement could be tricky since the gun was built specifically for the LRLAP round.” http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/the-navy-cant-fire-its-awesome-new-gun-because-the-rounds-cost-nearly-dollar1-million-each/ar-AAk0XQS

Despite gains by Democrats in U.S. House and Senate, Republican Party likely to maintain control of both bodies.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2016/nov/08/us-election-2016-results-live-clinton-trump?view=map&type=presidential

Clinton supporters unhappy with elections results reportedly protest and riot in cities around the country.   http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/trump-win-sparks-riots-across-9225317

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November 10, 2016

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