Audio: Barack Obama Vows Action Against Russia For Election Hacking

On Thursday, President Barack Obama Barack Obama vowed action against Russia for election hacking. In and an interview with NPR, the president called for retaliation against Russia in response to the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails that U.S. intelligence agencies and federal authorities believe was intended to help Donald Trump win the presidential election. “I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections … we need to take action,” Obama said in an interview with NPR. “And we will, at a time and place of our own choosing. Some of it may...

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California Governor Jerry Brown stands up to Trump on Climate Change

California Governor Jerry Brown Thursday vowed that California will fight any backtrack in climate change policies. Brown told an audience of scientist that California, the nation’s most populous state, will press forward with efforts to reduce emissions that lead to climate change. “We’ve got the scientists, we’ve got the lawyers and we’re ready to fight,” the California governor said to thousands of scientists. “And we will persevere, have no doubt about that.” Governor Jerry Brown’s remarks help to reinforce California’s status as a political counterweight to Donald Trump and the Republicans—and the likely leader in the resistance to a Trump’s...

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What are the chances Electoral College Blocks Trump on Monday?

On Monday, the Electoral College’s 538 members will meet at 50 state capitols to cast the ballots that will elect the U.S. president. And while this is usually a mellow affair, this year is gearing up to be more dramatic. At least 62 members of the Electoral College have demanded intelligence briefings before the vote on Monday. And a growing movement to use the Electoral College as the final stand to block a Trump presidency. The effort to block the Donald Trump the presidency by trying to convince Democratic and Republican electors to back someone in the vote is...

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BREAKING: 62 Electoral College electors now demanding intelligence briefing

As controversy continues to mount surrounding Russia’s hacking of 2016 election, more than 60 Democratic voters in the Electoral College are now requesting an intelligence briefing from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. 1 in 4 Electoral College Dems demanding intel briefing Politico is reporting that “by late Tuesday, 54 of the 232 Democratic presidential electors were calling on national intelligence director James Clapper to authorize a briefing ahead of the Electoral College’s meeting on Dec. 19 to elect the next president. One Republican — Texas’ Chris Suprun — has joined their call.” Fifty-four of 232 Democratic electors have...

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Larry Lessig: 20 to 30 Republican Electors may not vote for Trump

Harvard Law Professor Larry Lessig and political activist was on MSNBC Tuesday night and had some surprising words for Chuck Todd. Lessig made the claim that 20 to 30 Republican Electors may not be voting for Donald Trump on December 19. This was a surprising announcement for two reasons. First, because 20 to 30 Republican electors voting against Trump is higher than anyone anticipates. And second, because it would only take 37 Republican Electors to not vote for Donald Trump in order for him to lose the Electoral College vote. Here is the full...

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Michael Moore Implores Electoral College to “Resist”

On Tuesday, Filmmaker Michael Moorer gave an impassioned plea to the Electoral College electors who will choose the American President on December 19th to think hard about the security of the United States. Moore’s message: Resist! “I want my fellow Americans, regardless of if they’re Democrats, Republicans, whatever you are, we have to come together and say, ‘This man cannot be at the helm of this ship,’” Michael Moore is hoping that the Electoral College will have what he called “Profiles in Courage moment” to deny Trump the White House. Moore said that George W Bush was “asleep at the wheel...

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Trump Transition Drops Request for List of Names of climate change scientists

It appears that Donald Trump’s transition team is backing away from a previous request for a list of names of climate change employees at the Department of Energy. The Trump transition team appeared sent the controversial questionnaire to the Energy Department last week asking for the names of department staffers who had worked on several climate-change initiatives under President Obama. In a statement to the Washington Post Trump’s transition team said, “The questionnaire was not authorized or part of our standard protocol. The person who sent it has been properly counseled.” After uproar, Trump transition team walks back its controversial...

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Michael Flynn, Trump Pick for National Security Advisor, Mishandled Classified Information

According to a secret U.S. military investigation in 2010, Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s pick for National Security Advisor, mishandled classified information, Donald Trump spent a lot of time during the campaign attacking Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information. Additionally, Michael Flynn joined Trump in attacking Hillary Clinton. The Washington Post investigation reveals the retired Army general “inappropriately shared” classified information with foreign military officers in Afghanistan. The information was obtained the Washington Post through a Freedom of Information Act request. The documents show that Flynn lacked authorization to share the classified material. An army investigation determined that Flynn would...

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BREAKING: Vladamir Putin Was Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack

NBC News is reporting that Russian president Vladamir Putin was personally involved in the 2016 election hacking. According to NBC News, two senior intelligence officials say new intelligence shows that Vladamir Putin not only was involved in the hacking effort but that he personally orchestrated how hacked material from Democratic National Committee was leaked. The officials said that the intelligence came from diplomatic sources and spies working for U.S. allies. The NBC News report says, “U.S. intelligence officials now believe with “a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign...

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Trump Picks Rick Perry for Department of Energy, Agency he forgot

Donald Trump has selected former Texas Governor Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy. Rick Perry of course famously once forgot that he wanted to abolish the Energy Department in a 2012 Republican debate. Rick Perry started out as a 2016 Republican primary rival and later an opponent of Donald Trump. In fact, Rick Perry called Donald Trump a “cancer on conservatism” However, when it became clear that Donald Trump would win the nomination, Rick Perry changed his tune and began supporting Trump. Perry’s famous “oops” moment came in 2012 when he forgot that he’d named the Department...

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