Chose Blue Pill,
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was keeping an open mind on whether to pull out of a landmark international accord to fight climate change, in a softening of his stance toward global warming.
"I think there is some connectivity. Some, something. It depends on how much," he told a panel of New York Times journalists.
But he said he was also wanted to see how much the Paris climate accord "will cost our companies" and its impact on US competitiveness.
Two people advising Trump’s transition team on energy and environment issues said they were caught off guard by his remarks.
Trump has said he might have to build a fence, rather than a wall, in some areas of the U.S.-Mexican border to stop illegal immigration, tweaking one of his signature campaign promises.
Breitbart News, the outlet once led by Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, published a story on Tuesday under the headline, "Broken Promise: Trump 'Doesn't Wish to Pursue' Clinton email charges."
But Trump said "no" when asked if he would rule out investigating Clinton over her family's charitable foundation or her use of a private email server while she was U.S. secretary of state during President Barack Obama's first term.
Clinton beat Sanders in a rigged primary, but may have been outrigged in the general election by the Republican machine (or the Bushes turned against her). Exit polls are highly accurate, and this data is large and one sided and concentrated in electronic-voting districts. Thanks Dan
Ben Carson MD has been offered directorship of HUD, Housing and Urban Development, in Trump's administration. (He would be there for politics, not expertise. I suspect he would have to smile and explain a lot. Perhaps not so appealing...) http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-23/trump-offers-ben-carson-hud-secretary-job
Secretary of State is a huge political plum, and must be getting hotly negotiated about now. Romney or Giuliani? Is there another?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes up the Clintonian banner of "Fake News", warning Germans about being misled by clever enemies.
Speaking in parliament for the first time since her announcement Sunday that she would seek re-election next year, Merkel cautioned that public opinion was being "manipulated" on the internet.
How is it even possible to be openly talking about another EU bailout for bled-dry-and-prostrate Greece?
"Byzantine", is how this portrayal of the Turkish military occupation of Cyprus, since 1974, is being negotiated. The PM of Cyprus is adequately compliant to sign anything for carrots and sticks, which (no longer) future Secretary of State Victoria Nuland was enticing and beating him. That's suddenly over. The talks have broken down, somewhat to tightening of the Turkish stance under Erdogan. It looks like Turkey is giving up on EU membership, a general trend. Guaranties of the status quo from Greece and the UK were holding this leaky boat afloat. Now, they are presented as useless, illegal, and untenable going forward. The whole thing has to go to the UN Security Council (not NATO).
Hundreds of American Veterans will rendezvous at Standing Rock to defend Native American Water-Protectors.
Invasion of America interactive history map, shows the very successful invasion by our great grandparents. Thanks Eleni.
There's Round-Up in my honey. “I don’t understand how I’m supposed to control the level of glyphosate in my honey when I’m not the one using Roundup,” one honey company operator said. “It’s all around me. It’s unfair.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carey-gillam/fda-finds-monsantos-weed_b_12008680.html
Sea ice is the least ever for November.