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    Thanksgiving Parody ‘Welcome To My Couch’ Helps Families Avoid Political Talk

    There are many things that can turn a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family sour — like trying to keep Uncle Rick from over-indulging in Wild Turkey(not the poultry), making sure the cousins’ football game doesn’t end in a trip to the ER, and the inevitable shouting match between your neighbor Susan and your grandpa over the results of the presidential election. If you are looking to avoid talking politics this Thanksgiving, the Holderness Family is back with a few suggestions in, “Welcome To […]

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    In Peru, Obama Predicts Rising Tensions on Trade

    LIMA, Peru — President Barack Obama predicted in Peru Saturday that a Trump presidency won’t result in “major changes in policy” for the US-Latin America relationship, though he conceded that tensions are likely to rise on the subject of trade. But, Obama told the audience at the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, once the incoming administration looks at how trade relationships are working, “they’ll determine that it’s actually good for both the United States and our trading partners,” though […]

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    Donald Trump Settles Trump University Lawsuits

    SAN DIEGO (CNNMoney) — Donald Trump has agreed to pay $25 million to settle three lawsuits against Trump University. The deal will keep the president-elect from having to testify in a trial in San Diego that was set to begin November 28. The settlement ends a suit brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, as well as two class action suits in California. About 6,000 former students are covered by the settlement. The victims will receive at least half […]

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    Trump Picks Sessions for Attorney General

    WASHINGTON  — President-elect Donald Trump has selected Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his nominee for the next attorney general, an official close to the transition process told CNN Friday. The official said the offer had been made officially but it was unclear as of Friday morning whether Sessions had accepted. Sessions, 69, is currently serving his fourth Senate term and was the first sitting senator to endorse Trump. During Trump’s campaign, he served as a key validator from within the […]

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    Pence Tells House GOP to ‘buckle up’ for Breakneck Pace

    WASHINGTON — Vice President-elect Mike Pence told his former colleagues in the House Thursday to “buckle up” for an ambitious open to the new administration, marked by efforts to roll back Obamacare and regulations and tackle tax reform. “I’m very confident that as we move towards inauguration, bring together a great team, work in concert with leaders in the House and Senate, and we’re going to move an agenda that’s going to rebuild our military, revive our economy, and — […]

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    Sen. Barbara Boxer to Introduce Bill to End the Electoral College

    WASHINGTON — Retiring Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, who was an outspoken supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, is set to introduce a Senate bill that aims to end the Electoral College. Boxer announced in a statement on Tuesday that the bill, which she planned to introduce later Tuesday afternoon, would determine the winner of presidential elections by the outcome of the popular vote. She cited President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the Electoral College despite Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s […]

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    Obama Urges Americans to Give Trump a Chance

    President Barack Obama encouraged Americans Monday to give President-elect Donald Trump some time to get adjusted to the responsibilities of the presidency. But in his first news conference since last week’s stunning election results, Obama warned that some of Trump’s expectations will soon be shaken up by the gravity of the job. Obama said he was certain after meeting Trump last week that his successor and longtime political foe was “sincere” about being president for all Americans but also called […]

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    Trump Calls Obama ‘a very good man’ After Historic White House Meeting

    President-elect Donald Trump called President Barack Obama a “very good man” as the two long-time antagonists met in the Oval Office in a ritual epitomizing the peaceful transfer of power. Obama told reporters that if Trump succeeds, America succeeds at a White House meeting that encapsulated the stunning political events of the last few days since the President-elect’s remarkable election victory. Trump said he would seek Obama’s counsel as president and Obama promised his full cooperation in the transition period. […]

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    Thousands Take to the Streets to Protest Trump Win

    They chanted anti-Donald Trump slogans. They flooded city streets. They gathered near the White House, disheartened and dismayed. “Not my president, not today,” many across the nation yelled. In cities from Boston to Los Angeles, thousands of demonstrators gathered Wednesday night in protest of election results that mean the billionaire real estate developer will be the next president. As many as 5,000 people were at a protest in New York, police estimated. Among the issues being yelled about outside Trump […]

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    Seniors React to Election Results, Emotions Range from Fear to Joy

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Charlene McCasland went to bed on Election Night she didn’t know the results. Now she says she is trying to cope with them. “I’m scared; I don’t know what’s going to happen. My husband, when I got up this morning, said he was just as afraid as I was,” she said. Between calls for bingo at the Southside Senior Center, the Clinton supporter says she now fears for herself, and for others. “I’m on a lot […]

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    Results of Election Leave Iowans Wondering What Future Will Hold

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The results of the election have a lot of Iowans wondering what’s next. What seems to be a common denominator for people is whether they voted for Trump or not, they just don’t know if they’re about to get a good deal. “I am happy, but also a little terrified,” said Dena Miller. “Because you just never know, I mean, I don’t know what kind of experience he brings. I was not a big Hillary supporter. […]

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    Wall Street Welcomes Trump With a Bang

    NEW YORK — That didn’t take long. An overnight panic in global markets evaporated as Wall Street gave an emphatic welcome to President-elect Donald Trump. The Dow soared 257 points and brushed up against lifetime highs on Wednesday, in defiance of those who predicted Trump’s election would bring about a plunge in the stock market. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rose 1.1% apiece. The impressive market performance represents a dramatic reversal from the knee-jerk panic in global markets overnight […]