The mainstream media was arguably the biggest loser of the 2016 presidential election. Time and again the press engaged in unprecedented hackery in order to advance an agenda and time and again screwed up — big league.
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Former House speaker Newt Gingrich predicted Sunday that President-elect Donald Trump will devastate President Obama’s legacy by immediately rescinding up to 70 percent of the Democrat’s executive orders. “I think in the opening couple days, he’s going to repeal 60 to 70 percent of Obama’s legacy by simply vetoing out all of the various executive orders …
President Obama is personally responsible for this anti-Israel resolution. His diplomats secretly coordinated the vote, yet he doesn’t even have the courage of his own convictions to vote for it. This cowardly, disgraceful action cements President Obama’s richly deserved legacy as the most anti-Israel president in American history.
While much of Obama’s post-White House focus will be based in Chicago, where he is designing his presidential library and will be building out a center that will promote leadership and other public priorities, he will also engage in other activities. One of them will entail supporting the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which will pursue redistricting efforts to boost Democratic candidates across the country.
“Shell-shocked” Hillary Clinton aides refused to endorse the recent failed “coup” in the Electoral College that tried to prevent Donald Trump from winning the presidency, but they made clear that they were “intentionally declining to stamp it out.” That’s from a report in Politico by Kyle Cheney.
President Barack Obama reportedly plans to transfer up to 18 more inmates out of Guantanamo Bay before the end of his presidency, Reuters reports. The scheduled release will be the largest single inmate release of his Presidency. The inmates will reportedly be bound for Italy, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
It’s like deja vu for Rep. Keith Ellison. More than a decade after he persuaded Minnesota voters to look beyond his controversial past and reward him with a seat in Congress, Mr. Ellison is now asking national Democrats to do the same as he seeks to lead their party.
Thousands of Christians fleeing Islamic State-held territory in Iraq got a visit this week from Rep. Chris Smith. At the invitation of the Syriac Orthodox archbishop of Mosul, Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, himself a refugee, Smith (R-4th Dist.) toured a 6,000-person refugee camp among other stops in the Kurdish region of Iraq.
Through the first 11 weeks of fiscal year 2017, the United States welcomed 23,428 individuals as “refugees,” according to the Refugee Processing Center. At this rate, the U.S. will resettle roughly 110,580 this fiscal year, which would exceed President Obama’s target of 110,000.
President-Elect Donald Trump won a majority of electoral votes on Monday afternoon, even before states such as Hawaii had cast their votes — thus ending Monday’s electoral-college process. Only two electors were faithless to their duty — both of them in Texas.