November 23, 2016

Alt-right leader Spencer: “Let’s party like it’s 1933!”  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/lets-party-like-its-1933-inside-the-disturbing-alt-right-world-of-richard-spencer/2016/11/22/cf81dc74-aff7-11e6-840f-e3ebab6bcdd3_story.html

Federal judge sides with business groups, reverses Obama administration ruling that low wage supervisors, managers and professionals should receive overtime pay.  http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-11-22/obama-white-collar-overtime-pay-mandate-blocked-by-judge

Trump says he will probably not pursue criminal charges against Hillary Clinton, some supporters upset with broken campaign promise.  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/trump-clinton-investigation-kellyanne-conway-231735

Trump disavows right-wing extremists who supported him.  “I disavow and condemn them.”  https://www.salon.com/2016/11/23/trump-again-disavows-alt-right-white-supremacists/

Report reveals 12,000 “inappropriate” emails were sent by current and retired state officials in Pennsylvania, but names of senders will not be released.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/us/report-details-emails-of-pennsylvania-officials-during-kathleen-kanes-tenure.html?_r=0

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 19,000 for first time, discount stores among top performers.   http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-markets-20161122-story.html

Top 0.7% of households own 45.6% of the world’s wealth, bottom 73.2% own only 2.4%.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/global-wealth-study-reveals-shockingly-high-levels-of-economic-inequality-2016-11-22

No aloe vera reportedly found in aloe vera gels sold by Wal-Mart, Target and CVS. And Walgreens’ gel is iffy.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-no-aloe-vera-lotion-wal-mart-cvs-target-20161122-story.html

Vote irregularities in key states indicate need for audits or recounts say experts.   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/23/hillary-clinton-election-vote-recount-michigan-pennsylvania-wisconsin

New $4.4 billion destroyer USS Zumwalt reportedly dead in the water in Panama Canal, had to be towed.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/23/us-navys-most-expensive-destroyer-breaks-down-in-panama-canal

85% turnout in some counties, thousands of votes more tallied than cast point to problems in Wisconsin vote totals.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/pressure-mounting-for-presidential-election-recounts-in-a-key-2016-swing-state/

Obama federal sentence commutations for drug offenders top 1,000.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/obama-grants-79-prison-sentence-commutations/

Russia deploys missiles near border in response to NATO buildup.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-missiles-kaliningrad-idUSKBN13G0W9

Another 15,000 government employees fired in Turkey, bringing the total to over 100,000. 375 NGOs closed.  http://www.gulf-times.com/story/522130/Turkey-fires-15-000-and-shuts-375-NGOs

Baton Rouge settles with arrested Alton Sterling shooting protesters, pays $100,000 to avoid trial over alleged excessive force and constitutional rights violations.  http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/baton-rouge-council-approves-settlement-protesters-43729676

 

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November 23, 2016

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