Month: November 2016

Clinton campaign will participate in Wisconsin recount

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has been quietly exploring whether there was any “outside interference” in the election results and will participate in the election recount in Wisconsin initiated by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, a Clinton campaign lawyer revealed Saturday. In a Medium post, Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias said that the campaign had received “hundreds of messages, emails, and calls urging us to do something, anything, to investigate claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to disadvantage Secretary Clinton,” especially in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, where the “combined margin of victory for...

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16 Days After Trump’s Victory, Stock Market Closes Above 19,000 For First Time Ever

Much to the dismay of Democrats everywhere, the election of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump did not cause the world to come crashing down. In fact, things are improving. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high on Tuesday, breaking the 19,000 mark for the first time in history. The Standard and Poor’s 500 index also rose by 0.2 percent, hitting a record high of 2202.94 points, according to USA Today. Nasdaq also closed out Tuesday at an all-time high of 5386.35, while the Russell 2000 index rose by 0.9 percent. The stock market has moved in a positive...

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Chinese media praise Trump’s ‘experience and ideology’

According to Yahoo! News, Chinese media gave favorable tidings concerning President-elect Donald Trump Tuesday following a phone call between Trump and the President of China, Xi Jinping. Chinese media reportedly hailed Trump’s rise to power as the beginning of a possible “reshaping” of Sino-American relations. The president and president-elect spoke Monday, and the conversation was described as “diplomatically impeccable and has bolstered optimism over bilateral relations in the next four years,” according to the Chinese newspaper Global Times. “Trump is probably the very American leader who will make strides in reshaping major-power relations in a pragmatic manner,” the paper continued....

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Reddit CEO admits editing pro-Trump users’ comments

The CEO of Reddit has admitted that he edited comments in a pro-Trump discussion board, saying he “messed with” some of the comments “for about an hour,” and has apologized. The Reddit users, known as “redditors,” were already seething this week when the site that describes itself as “the front page of the Internet” banned the “Pizzagate” discussion board, where a conspiracy theory was being floated about Hillary Clinton running a pedophilia ring. Pizzagate went down due to a violation of “content policy” after users began posting the personal information of real people who were tied into the theory,...

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Will Cuba’s economy continue to suffer, post Fidel?

The death of longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro will send Cuba into a temporary state of flux. It’s unclear what the next Cuban or American regimes will mean for the island nation. But one thing is certain according to George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen: even a truly capitalist Cuba will never become the Singapore of the Caribbean. After Castro comes more economic stagnation, Cowen wrote Saturday in Bloomberg. Assuming the United States will lift its decades old embargo and based solely off of neighboring tropical nations, he argues, the economic forecast for Cuba still remains glum. “The core...

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