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At yesterday’s big tech summit in Trump Tower there were four notable attendees who have nothing to do with Silicon Valley and no job in government. Guess what they all had in common? No idea? Not even a stab in the dark? Maybe this will help: My father met with the greatest tech industry leaders to discuss fueling economic growth, job creation and innovation in our country.🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/3w3ArK6h3V — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) December 15, 2016 Let’s start with the three people at the far end of the table, facing the camera in the photo above. Those are three of Donald…

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President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton kept up their war of words over whether Russia-backed hackers helped throw the election to Trump, with Clinton saying Russia committed an “attack against our country” and Trump firing back on Twitter by attacking her as corrupt. Clinton told donors during a Thursday night event that Vladimir Putin had a “personal beef” against her for and went after her campaign in an attempt to “undermine democracy.” “This is not just an attack on me and my campaign, although that may have added fuel to it. This is an attack against our country. We are…

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While many of Hillary Clinton’s top advisers have focused their post-presidential election fury on blaming alleged Russian interference and FBI Director James Comey for Clinton’s loss, some in the so-called “Hillaryland” orbit are looking inward, including pointing fingers at Clinton’s most-trusted aide: Huma Abedin. “The real anger is toward Hillary’s inner circle,” a Clinton insider told Vanity Fair for a Wednesday feature on Abedin. “They reinforced all the bad habits.” One of the most important people in that “inner circle” was Abedin, 40, who has been by Clinton’s side since she was a White House intern during President Bill Clinton’s…

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Ivanka Trump is poised to play an active role in her father’s administration, assuming some of the duties normally assigned to the first lady. Trump transition aides are already planning for an “Office of the First Family,” in the East Wing where the current office of the first lady is located, sources familiar with the plan told CNN. Melania Trump is still expected to play a role in the White House. However, Ivanka is expected to have a prominent slot as well. A source said she is likely to play the part of Washington hostess as well as advise her…

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The level of Trump bashing has hit a new low after a tweet insinuating incest between Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka posted this week. Politico has cut all ties with the journalist responsible for the crass tweet, and expedited her out the door. They also expressed how mortified they were to have a writer on their staff tweet such a vulgar remark on Trump and Ivanka. Firing Julia Ioffe wasn’t really a viable option because she had already given her notice long before she posted this incest-insinuating tweet about Trump. Within two hours of Politico getting wind of this…

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John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, refused to say on Sunday that the 2016 presidential election was free and fair, citing Russian hacks into his personal email account and the Democratic National Committee as evidence that the outcome was “distorted.” It came during a surreal hour of television on NBC’s Meet the Press, where Podesta twice refused to answer questions from host Chuck Todd about whether the election was legitimate. Then, a few minutes after Podesta’s interview concluded, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates suggested that Podesta might have said just what the Russians wanted to hear: that the American…

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The Compromise of 2016 Hillary Clinton won the 2016 Presidential Election by a decisive margin—more than 2.5 million votes. Because of the Electoral College, she will not become President. But she could still emerge as a winner—indeed, a hero—by utilizing the Electoral College to save America and the world from the inestimable calamity of a Trump presidency. Since a few days after Election Day, I have been pushing for the Electors to do what the Framers of the Constitution intended and save the Republic from the presidency falling into the hands of an incompetent demagogue who had been assisted by…

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Hillary Clinton seems to have been nursing her election loss by shopping at bookstores (and maybe reading escapist novels — might I recommend the Hunger Games?), buying groceries (and possibly cooking comfort food), and taking long walks in the woods near her Chappaqua, N.Y., home. On a recent hike, the former secretary of state was pictured sporting a patterned fleece, a vintage piece that she’s apparently owned since the ’90s. In response to seeing Clinton’s funky coat, @lookwhoitiz tweeted, “This fleece has more experience than Donald Trump.” While the tweet is clearly in jest, it has exploded across the platform, racking up more than…

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