November 21, 2016

President Obama continues to speak out in favor of free trade, TPP at APEC summit.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apec-summit-idUSKBN13F117

289 reportedly killed in week of bombardment in Aleppo.  http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/20/middleeast/syria-aleppo-airstrikes/

New York’s Governor Cuomo announces crack down on alt-right trolls, hate incidents.  https://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/cuomo-unveils-bid-to-quell-post-election-whirlwind-of-hate-1.12645225

Alt-right hoping to become “intellectual vanguard” of Trump movement says think tank spokesman, wants to create a “safe space” for white Americans. Protesters rallied outside D.C. conference, which was held in the Reagan Building.   http://www.npr.org/2016/11/20/502719871/energized-by-trumps-win-white-nationalists-gather-to-change-the-world

Pence refuses to take a position on waterboarding after McCain’s statement that it would be illegal.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/20/mike-pence-doesnt-rule-out-waterboarding-under-trump-administration/

Student at suburban Detroit middle school which gained notoriety after “Build the wall!” video reportedly admits he hung noose in school restroom.   http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/20/detroit-area-student-admits-placing-noose-in-schoo/

Legislators suspicious about Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure spending scheme, some calling it “a massive corporate welfare plan for contractors”. Similar plans floated by the Obama administration were shot down in Congress.   http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/trump-infrastructure-plan-washington-reality-231649

New accounts and credit card applications down sharply at Wells Fargo after bogus accounts scandal.  http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/17/investing/wells-fargo-account-openings-plunge-october/index.html

36 degrees F warmer than normal at the North Pole.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/11/17/the-north-pole-is-an-insane-36-degrees-warmer-than-normal-as-winter-descends/

Whistle-blower claims Albuquerque police department edits, deletes and conceals police videos.  http://fusion.net/story/371392/albuquerque-police-altered-evidence-shooting/

Documentary “National Bird” examines the drone war from the perspectives of drone operators and innocent victims.  https://theintercept.com/2016/11/20/a-new-documentary-explores-the-devastating-effects-of-drone-warfare-on-victims-and-whistleblowers/

Obama urges Democrats not to obstruct Republican agenda.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/i-certainly-dont-want-them-to-do-what-mitch-mcconnell-did-obama-warns-dems-against-obstruction/

Robert Reich, on the other hand, suggests that progressives throw sand in the Trump machine’s gears.   http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/resistance-isnt-futile-robert-reich-outlines-a-progressive-agenda-for-trumps-first-100-days/

Clinton’s lead in popular vote reportedly hits 1.7 million.  http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/11/20/hillary_clinton_s_popular_vote_lead_increases_to_almost_1_7_million.html

Pipeline protesters and police clash on North Dakota bridge, police reportedly using water cannon on protesters in sub-freezing weather.  http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-north-dakota-protest-20161120-story.html

 

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November 21, 2016

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