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Name: Miles Archer
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Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
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Media gives a pass to Trump on his claim that he will be "leaving my great business in total"

Pictured below: The members of Trump's "Blind Trust," which will allow him to "leave his great business in total.

NEW YORK CITY -- President-elect Donald Trump turned to Twitter early Wednesday to announce he is leaving his own business.

“I will be holding a major news conference in New York City with my children on December 15 to discuss the fact that I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump posted in a series of tweets. “While I am not mandated to do this under the law, I feel it is visually important, as President, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses.”

He added that "legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations. The Presidency is a far more important task!"

Trump will be inaugurated Friday, Jan 20.


Matt Taibbi Interviews Bernie Sanders: Where We Go From Here

Bernie Sanders: Where We Go From Here

By Matt Taibbi
3 hours ago


It feels like a bomb went off in Washington. In less than a year, the leaders of both major parties have been crushed, fundamentally reshaping a political culture that for generations had seemed unalterable. The new order has belligerent outsider Donald Trump heading to the White House, ostensibly backed in Congress by a tamed and repentant majority of establishment Republicans. Hillary Clinton's devastating loss, meanwhile, has left the minority Democrats in disarray. A pitched battle for the soul of the opposition party has already been enjoined behind the scenes.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who won overwhelming youth support and 13 million votes during primary season, now sits on one side of that battle, in a position of enormous influence. The party has named him "outreach chair," and Minnesota congressman and Sanders political ally Keith Ellison is the favorite to be named head of the Democratic National Committee. This is a huge change from earlier this year, when the Sanders campaign was completely on the outs with the DNC, but many see Sanders' brand of politics as the Democrats' best shot at returning to prominence.

Sanders' rise is a remarkable story, obscured by the catastrophe of Trump's win. When I first visited with Sanders for Rolling Stone, 11 years ago, for a tour of the ins and outs of congressional procedure, he was a little-known Independent in the House from a tiny agrarian state, an eccentric toiler pushing arcane and unsexy amendments through Congress, usually on behalf of the working poor: expanded access to heating oil in the winter, more regional community health centers, prohibitions against regressive "cash-balance pension plans," etc.

His colleagues gently described Sanders as a hardworking quack, the root of his quackery apparently being that he was too earnest and never off-message, even in private. He had fans among Republicans (some called him an "honest liberal" and many detractors among Democrats, who often grew weary of his lectures about the perils of over-reliance on donations from big business and Wall Street.

Breitbart CEO Larry Solov declares "WAR" on Frosted Flakes and Fruit Loops. I sh*t you not.

Breitbart and some of its right-wing audience are now declaring a war on advertisers who are dropping the site. The site’s CEO Larry Solov said, “We’ll handle this the way we always do — war.”

Solov added, “What you’re seeing is Kellogg’s and others buying into a false, left-wing narrative that our 45 million readers are deplorables … Our readers are mainstream America and, frankly, that’s who these advertisers risk alienating. They’re creating economic censorship of conservative discourse. They say we don’t represent their values — but we represent American values.”

At least one blogger seemed to agree with Solov’s assessment. John Hinderaker wrote for PowerLineBlog.com that Frosted Flakes should be boycotted — much like Hamilton and Starbucks.

He added, “A final observation: most cereal like Frosted Flakes and Fruit Loops is consumed by children. Who has more children, liberals or conservatives? Right. Kellogg might want to start looking for a new CEO.”


Fox Host: Trump could prosecute flag burners if he had a new Supreme Court

HMMM...a financier with deep Wall Street roots, no government experience, shaping Trump's tax cuts

WASHINGTON — Steven Terner Mnuchin, a financier with deep roots on Wall Street and in Hollywood but no government experience, is expected to be named Donald J. Trump’s Treasury secretary as soon as Wednesday, people close to the transition say.

Mr. Mnuchin, 53, was the national finance chairman for Mr. Trump’s campaign. He began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he became a partner, before creating his own hedge fund, moving to the West Coast and entering the first rank of movie financiers by bankrolling hits like the “X-Men” franchise and “Avatar.”

As Treasury secretary, Mr. Mnuchin would play an important role in shaping the administration’s economic policies, including a package of promised tax cuts, increased spending on infrastructure and changes in the terms of foreign trade. He could also help lead any effort to roll back President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and opening to Cuba by reimposing sanctions on Tehran and Havana.

His selection fits uneasily with much of Mr. Trump’s campaign rhetoric attacking the financial industry. Mr. Trump, in a campaign ad intended as a closing argument, portrayed the chief executive of Goldman Sachs as the personification of a global elite that the ad said had “robbed our working class.”


Paul Ryan Lays Out His Top Four Priorities For When Trump Takes Office

Paul Ryan Lays Out His Top Four Priorities For When Trump Takes Office


House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Tuesday morning spelled out his top four priorities for Congress when Donald Trump takes office next year.

During an interview on Wisconsin radio station WCLO, Ryan said that Congress' first priority is to "get the economy growing" again by reducing regulations. He said that addressing Obamacare will be "early on the agenda," and that making changes to the tax code would come "soon thereafter." Finally, Ryan said that "securing the border is a high priority" without elaborating on what kind of immigration legislation congressional Republicans would pursue.

"These things can be done simultaneously," Ryan said, indicating that he would like to move quickly on all four priorities he listed.

The speaker said he was pleased with Trump's decision to nominate Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, calling Price "one of the architects of replacing Obamacare."

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) plays the GFY card on Trump's conflicts of interest

When it was pointed out that Trump has spoken about his business concerns with foreign leaders, and that foreign diplomats have suggested they’d stay in Trump hotels to curry favor, McCarthy professed ignorance.

“Is someone saying that’s happened?” McCarthy said. “Can (diplomats) not stay at the hotel?”


“I never think in Congress that you just pick, to go in the instance that you??re going after someone, and there’s not something there,” McCarthy said.

“Why don’t you give him a opportunity, when he’s just now appointed a legal counsel, to go through, put it in order and display that to the American people of what the structure is before we’re saying Trump needs to be investigated?” he asked.


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America set to get even GREATER with addition of beloved Elaine Chao to Sh*tgibbon Elect's Cabinet

Donald Trump Reportedly Picks Elaine Chao To Lead Department Of Transportation
She previously served as deputy transportation secretary under George W. Bush.
11/29/2016 11:31 am ET


President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate Elaine Chao to lead the Department of Transportation, Politico and Reuters reported Tuesday.

Chao, 63, has a substantial record of government service and would be a conventional choice to lead the department. She previously served as secretary of labor from 2001 to 2009, becoming first Asian-American woman in U.S. history to be granted a Cabinet position. Her experience also includes stints as deputy transportation secretary under former President George W. Bush, chair of the Federal Maritime Commission and director of the Peace Corps.

Chao is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is, along with his fellow senators, responsible for confirming the president’s Cabinet appointments.

Trump wants Tom Price for HSS. Price wants to repeal Obamacare & turn Medicare into a "block grant."

Trump’s Pick For HHS Signals He Is Dead Serious About Repealing Obamacare
Tom Price might go after Medicare, too
11/29/2016 12:35 am ET | Updated 9 hours ago


President-elect Donald Trump is ready to name an ultra-conservative surgeon, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), to run the Department of Health and Human Services, multiple media outlets are reporting.

The choice would appear to signal Trump’s determination to proceed with a major overhaul of federal health care programs ― including not just repeal of Obamacare but also, perhaps, the privatization of Medicare.

And Price has said he wouldn’t stop with Obamacare. In mid-November, not long after the presidential election, Price said that Republicans could also use reconciliation to change Medicare, as well.

Price has also endorsed transforming Medicaid into a “block grant” ― in other words, giving states a fixed sum of money with which to run the program and then reducing the federal government’s spending on it.

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