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Intel chiefs: We’re certain that Russia tried to influence US election – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIntel chiefs: We're certain that Russia tried to influence US electionUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — Top U.S. intelligence officials told senators Thursday that they are confident in their assessment that Russia attempted to use cyberattacks to influence the U.S. presidential election, despite skepticism of their findings by President ...US intelligence: Putin sought to help Trump in … [Read more...]

Trump’s election has changed Obama’s post-presidency plans – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTrump's election has changed Obama's post-presidency plansUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — Whatever President Obama had planned for life after the presidency, the election of Donald Trump will likely change those plans. Instead of building on his legacy, he'll be ..... Stay with USA TODAY for full coverage of the 2017 inauguration.and more » … [Read more...]

Obama sanctions Russian officials over election hacking – USA TODAY

USA TODAYObama sanctions Russian officials over election hackingUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — Responding to evidence that Russia hacked Democratic Party officials during this year's presidential election, the Obama administration Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence officials, expelled 35 Russian diplomats suspected of being ...US issues more sanctions on Russia over alleged election … [Read more...]

The US is no stranger to interfering in the elections of other countries – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe US is no stranger to interfering in the elections of other countriesLos Angeles TimesUpdate: President Obama on Thursday slapped Russia with new penalties for meddling in the U.S. presidential election, kicking out dozens of suspected spies and imposing banking restrictions on five people and four organizations the administration says ...and more » … [Read more...]

House Dems re-elect Pelosi as top leader – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHouse Dems re-elect Pelosi as top leaderUSA TODAYRyan, D-Ohio, had launched his bid to replace Pelosi two weeks ago after Democrats took a beating on Election Day, failing to win the White House or control of the Senate or House. He had said on Tuesday that he was “within striking distance” of ...Pelosi re-elected to House Democratic leadership postReutersall 621 news … [Read more...]

Trump adds to Cabinet with Chao, Price – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTrump adds to Cabinet with Chao, PriceUSA TODAYPrice, first elected to the U.S. House from Georgia in 2004, said "there is much work to be done to ensure we have a health care system that works for patients, families, and doctors; that leads the world in the cure and prevention of illness; and that ...and more » … [Read more...]

Gingrich calls Trump tweet about vote fraud a big mistake – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGingrich calls Trump tweet about vote fraud a big mistakeUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — Former House speaker Newt Gingrich calls Donald Trump a potentially transformative president. But he shouldn't have sent out that tweet alleging election fraud. In an interview Tuesday with Capital Download, Gingrich, a free-wheeling ...Gingrich slams Trump for false voting fraud claimsPoliticoall 56 … [Read more...]

Stein sues after Wisconsin refuses to order hand recounts – USA TODAY

NBCNews.comStein sues after Wisconsin refuses to order hand recountsUSA TODAYMadison — The Wisconsin Elections Commission agreed Monday to begin a recount of the presidential election on Thursday but was sued by Green Party candidate Jill Stein after the agency declined to require county officials to recount the votes by hand.Judge rejects Stein's request for hand recountMilwaukee Journal … [Read more...]

Standing up to the spike in post-election hate incidents – USA TODAY

USA TODAYStanding up to the spike in post-election hate incidentsUSA TODAYThe number of complaints about hate incidents since the election taken in by the Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) approached 900 Monday, and while the nonprofit did not count such complaints before the election, Richard ...Incidents of Hateful Harassment Since Election Day Now Number 701Southern … [Read more...]

Clinton’s popular vote lead surpasses 2 million – USA TODAY

USA TODAYClinton's popular vote lead surpasses 2 millionUSA TODAYTwo weeks after Election Day -- as Donald Trump assembles his Cabinet -- votes in many states are still being counted. And the tally shows that Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote, with Michigan's 16 electoral votes still up for grab, continues ...The numbers are in: Trump wins Michigan by 10704Detroit Free … [Read more...]

Still time for an election audit: Column – USA TODAY

Still time for an election audit: ColumnUSA TODAYPOLICING THE USA: A look at race, justice, media. How could checking just 0.5% of the ballots give such high confidence? States where the contest wasn't close probably won't have to check many ballots. If their results are right, even a small random ...and more » … [Read more...]

Senate Democrats elect Chuck Schumer of New York as new minority leader – USA TODAY

ReutersSenate Democrats elect Chuck Schumer of New York as new minority leaderUSA TODAYChuck Schumer as minority leader for the new Congress. "I am going to wake up every single day focused on how Senate Democrats can effectively fight for America's middle class and those struggling to join it," Schumer said minutes after his election.Schumer, McConnell elected top leaders in … [Read more...]

Could the Electoral College elect Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCould the Electoral College elect Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump?USA TODAYA number of our readers reached out to us by phone and email and asked if it was true that members of the Electoral College are not bound to vote for the candidate who won a majority of votes in their state, and specifically whether the Electoral ...Election 2016 To Swing In Favor Of Hillary Clinton? Trump … [Read more...]

Amid reports of turmoil, Trump and Pence reshuffle transition team – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAmid reports of turmoil, Trump and Pence reshuffle transition teamUSA TODAYTrump and Pence also received their first post-election global intelligence briefing. Campaign finance chair Steve Mnuchin, a possible pick for Treasury secretary, said he and aides are "working on the economic plan with the transition, making sure we ...Christie: No strain in Trump … [Read more...]

House Republicans unanimously back Paul Ryan for another term as speaker – USA TODAY

TownhallHouse Republicans unanimously back Paul Ryan for another term as speakerUSA TODAY"Welcome to the dawn of a new unified Republican government," Ryan declared at a news conference a few hours before the closed-door leadership elections. "It feels really good to say that, actually. This will be a government focused on turning ...Paul Ryan Wins Re-Election for … [Read more...]

Shiloh Musings: Reflections on USA Elections 2016 – The Jewish Press (blog)

Shiloh Musings: Reflections on USA Elections 2016The Jewish Press (blog)Children born to them in the USA are citizens which create a very Kafkaesque situation. It's sad, but it's complicated and the media has been highlighting stories about them, as if they are innocent victims of American injustice, even though ... … [Read more...]

Exclusive: Fox anchor Megyn Kelly describes scary, bullying ‘Year of Trump’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYExclusive: Fox anchor Megyn Kelly describes scary, bullying 'Year of Trump'USA TODAYNEW YORK — Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said she thinks Donald Trump was agitated before the first GOP primary debate not because he'd learned she was going to confront him about his insulting descriptions of women but because he suspected she'd ...and more » … [Read more...]

Mark Zuckerberg dismisses idea of ‘fake news’ on Facebook influencing USA elections – The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressMark Zuckerberg dismisses idea of 'fake news' on Facebook influencing USA electionsThe Indian ExpressFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the idea that fake news spread on Facebook influenced the outcome of the US election is “crazy.” Still, the majority of Americans (six in 10) say they get at least some news from social media , mostly Facebook ...Mark Zuckerberg - I want … [Read more...]