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Amid a sharp drop in foreign donations following Hillary Clinton’s election loss, The Clinton Foundation is closing down its Clinton Global Initiative. The Clinton Foundation announced that it would lay off 22 employees as part of “discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative” when it filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice with the …

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Donald Trump and Martin Luther King III had a “constructive” meeting at Trump Tower on Monday. After the late reverend’s son exited the elevators and said goodbye to the president-elect, he was asked by reporters what the two discussed upstairs. When asked what his father’s message to Trump would be if he were alive today, King said, …

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Martin Luther King Jr’s niece revealed Monday she voted for Donald Trump. Urging Democrats and Republicans to “work together as brothers and sisters” as Trump takes office, Alveda C. King acknowledged she voted for Trump in a statement provided to the American Thinker. King is a Catholic pro-life activist. “I pray that all polar opposites learn …

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The number of Democratic lawmakers boycotting President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration has increased to 20, according to a Monday report from Fox News. The most recent dropouts came as a result of the spat Trump had with Rep. John Lewis over the weekend on Twitter, according to Rep. Ted Lieu of California. “For me, the personal …

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Over the weekend, we witnessed the spectacle of our president-elect taking to Twitter to disparage a civil rights icon after said icon said he didn’t think the incoming POTUS was a legitimate president. Both Donald Trump and John Lewis have taken heat over their comments, with members of their own respective parties criticizing the two …

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On Saturday, in a since-deleted Facebook post, Tommy Hunter, an elected member of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners outside of Atlanta went off on Rep. John Lewis in the aftermath of Lewis’s comments about President Elect Donald Trump. The post, which was deleted by Monday morning but preserved via a screen grab taken by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, read as follows: …

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Sheriff David Clarke destroyed President Barack Obama’s last days in office with a blistering remark that captured the sentiments of many Americans. Appearing on Fox Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” Monday night, Clarke addressed the fatal shooting of Orlando Police Sgt. Debra Clayton by a black man. He mentioned that the mainstream media tends to spin …

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Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be part of history next Friday when he takes the oath of office. Pence will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who will become the first black Supreme Court justice to ever swear in the president or vice president. The chief justice of the Supreme Court has …

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Barbra Streisand recently appeared on  MSNBC’s “Hardball,” actress and singer Barbra Streisand wondering how we could take “four years of this.” Streisand said, “I thought she said what she said beautifully. And It’s easy enough to see the video online of Trump mocking — you just showed it — I completely agree with Meryl. It …

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Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week’s presidential inaugural, saying she did not realize that her participation would be interpreted as a statement of support for President-elect Donald Trump. Holliday, best known for her Tony-winning role in Broadway’s “Dreamgirls,” faced pressure from her gay, lesbian and black fans when it was announced …

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Fox’s The Five debated Congressman John Lewis‘ remarks that Donald Trump is not a “legitimate president,” leading Juan Williams to say the onus of legitimacy is on Trump himself. Williams recalled comments by Republicans early on in President Obama‘s term before saying, “It’s really up to Donald Trump to prove he’s legitimate.” His co-hosts immediately …

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Donald Trump has responded after Democratic Georgia Rep. John Lewis said he did not see him as “a legitimate president.” In a series of tweets Saturday, the president-elect said Lewis should focus on his “crime-infested district” instead. “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and …

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President-elect Donald Trump will keep President Barack Obama’s sanctions on Russia for at least the beginning of his presidency, The Wall Street Journal reports. Obama sanctioned elements of the Russian government for purported attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election in December. Trump suggested Russia could get the sanctions lifted if the country was cooperative …

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Vice President Joe Biden praised First Lady Michelle Obama in one of his last media appearances before he leaves office. During an interview with MSNBC he said “I think Michelle is the finest First Lady in history. There have been wonderful first ladies. But, she is so smart. She is so, so decent, and she is …

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In Friday night’s NBC Dateline special, as President Obama tonight discussed his frustrations with Republicans for not being more willing to work with him over the past eight years, he once again invoked Rush Limbaugh and Fox News to discuss that very issue. Because while on the one hand there was a “tactical” decision not …

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Earlier today it was reported that Paul Anka would be performing “My Way,” with lyrics customized for the incoming President, but he told TMZ that that’s actually not the case. With so many liberals in the entertainment industry turning up their nose and thinking they are too good to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, there are …

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Matt Lauer was in tears when Barack Obama awarded Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a surprise ceremony Thursday. “I’m glad there were no cameras in my apartment yesterday because I was just sitting there weeping,” Lauer said Friday morning on the “Today” show. “I just burst out crying when I saw that moment.” ”It …

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President Barack Obama claimed during his final interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes that there hadn’t been a single major scandal in his eight years of office. “You didn’t change Washington,” pointed out Steve Kroft in a preview that aired on local CBS stations Friday morning. “I changed those things that were in my direct control,” Obama …

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Democratic Rep. John Lewis said he does not see Donald Trump as a legitimate president on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” saying a Russian “conspiracy” to help him win invalidated the result. “I believe in forgiveness, I believe in trying to work with people,” he told Chuck Todd in an interview clip published Friday, when asked whether he would …

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Donald Trump met with Steve Harvey at Trump Tower on Friday, after which the comedian and game show host told reporters he will assist Ben Carson in bringing “positive change to inner cities.” Harvey noted that Trump introduced him to Ben Carson, Trump’s incoming secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and “we’re going to team up and …

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More than two months after the presidential election, elected Democrats and members of Hillary Clinton’s inner circle continue to question the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s electoral victory. Among the latest Clinton insiders to do so was Brian Fallon, who was the press secretary on Hillary’s unsuccessful campaign. Asked on CNN’s “New Day” on Friday to respond …

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