November 15, 2016

Newly elected or re-elected House Democrats reportedly considering change in party leadership. “…if changes aren’t made we will be in the political wilderness for many years to come.”  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/ryan-considers-pelosi-challenge-as-democrats-stew-over-loss-231343

Protesters occupy office of Senate’s top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, “…attacking him for his Wall Street ties and calling for Sen. Bernie Sanders as (the) Democrats’ new Senate minority leader.”   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/protesters-occupy-schumer-office-rip-wall-street-ties-article-1.2872800

Federal agencies postpone approval of Standing Rock section of Dakota Access pipeline, “…mindful of the history of the Great Sioux Nation’s repeated dispossessions, including those to support water-resources projects.”   http://www.reuters.com/article/us-north-dakota-pipeline-idUSKBN139265

Four college students create app that verifies the real news stories in Facebook posts, filters out the fakes.  http://www.businessinsider.com/students-solve-facebooks-fake-news-problem-in-36-hours-2016-11

Google also caught up in fake news story scandal.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/14/googles-top-news-link-for-final-election-results-goes-to-a-fake-news-site-with-false-numbers/

Scientists say tiny traces of substances left on your cell phone can be used to construct an amazingly accurate and intimate profile linking you to your phone.   http://www.wsj.com/articles/cellphone-smudges-yield-a-trove-of-forensic-data-1479153602

Trump transition team reportedly interested in getting “top secret” security clearances for Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr., although they are banned by an anti-nepotism law from working at the White House.   http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-team-seeks-top-secret-security-clearances-for-trump-children/

Troubling headlines from the Breitbart News organization that Steve Bannon used to run.  http://www.complex.com/life/2016/11/steve-bannon-trump-breitbart   And one more they missed, “Hoist It High And Proud: The Confederate Flag Proclaims A Glorious Heritage”.  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/01/hoist-it-high-and-proud-the-confederate-flag-proclaims-a-glorious-heritage/

Almost 400 groups call for “just transition to renewable energy with a managed decline of the fossil fuel industry.”  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/11/14/heed-call-cop22-hundreds-groups-demand-end-fossil-fuels

U.S. will be considered a “rogue country” if it pulls out of Paris climate accord says former Irish president.   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/11/14/us-rogue-state-if-trump-gets-wish-climate-deal-says-un-envoy

Evidence of “shift” of votes to Trump as vote totals and exit polls diverge in several states, suggesting possible tampering with vote tallies (or widespread lying by voters in exit polls).  http://codered2014.com/possible-election-rigging-seen-exit-polls/   These discrepancies are also noted here:  http://tdmsresearch.com/2016/11/10/2016-presidential-election-table/

Mike Pence reportedly fighting public records request for immigration related “white paper”.  http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/11/14/whats-mike-pence-hiding-his-emails/92839560/?hootPostID=7f787efc269d721568d2164754f1d9db

Clinton wins “too close to call” New Hampshire.   http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/11/14/clinton-wins-new-hampshire.html

Two factions of “moderate” Free Syrian Army opposition group reportedly battle each other in Azaz.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-rebels-idUSKBN1391MA

International Criminal Court prosecutors say U.S. forces may have committed war crimes by torturing and mistreating detainees in Afghanistan and other countries, may launch investigation.  https://www.yahoo.com/news/icc-prosecutor-us-forces-may-230303664.html

Houston activist faces 10 years in prison for punching police horse being used against her during demonstration.   http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Donald-Trump-protestor-accused-of-punching-police-10613096.php

Americans are imitating Brits, wearing safety pins to express their solidarity with minorities and immigrants during post-election turmoil.  http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/11/people-are-wearing-safety-pins-as-a-show-of-solidarity.html

 

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November 15, 2016

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