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diArticles feed for di, 05 Dec 2016 05:26:44 GMT for Node.jseuropean union,international affairs,italy,populismearly and often,crimes and misdemeanors,conspiracy theoriesdonald trump,jim mattis,george w. bush,iran,national securitynodapl,dakota access pipeline,the environment,standing rockeurope,austria,far-right,international affairspennsylvania,politics,jill stein,recountpresident trump,data,idnyc awful things,oakland ghost ship,100% silk,california,oakland,electronic music roundup,international affairs,donald trump,trump transition, china, taiwandonald trump,crony capitalism,carrier,sarah palin,populismelection,recountsouth carolina,criminal justice,michael slager,walter scott,police violenceisrael,dnc race,anti-semitism,anti-defamation league,bernie sanders,keith ellisonsad things,homicides,gun violencethe national interestdonald trump,speakers fees,newt gingrichslashing,brawls,stand clear of the closing doors,subwaynovember jobs report,interest rates,donald trump,janet yellenpolitics,trumpthe national interest,politics,donald trump,campaign 2016,hillary clinton<![CDATA[Italy’s Prime Minister Resigns After Referendum Defeat]]>, 05 Dec 2016 03:18:42 GMT

Italy is facing enormous political and economic uncertainty following the resignation of its prime minister, Matteo Renzi. Renzi was following through with his promise to resign if Italian voters rejected a series of constitutional reforms he had proposed, which they indeed did in a referendum on Sunday. Renzi’s...More »]]>Charley Lanyoneuropean unioninternational affairsitalypopulism<![CDATA[Gunman Detained at D.C. Pizzeria Was Investigating Anti-Clinton Conspiracy Theory]]>, 05 Dec 2016 02:30:00 GMT

Just before 3 p.m. on Sunday, a gunman carrying an assault rifle was detained by police after entering a popular Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant, Comet Ping Pong. The gunman was reportedly investigating an anti-Clinton conspiracy theory from a fake-news story shared during this year’s election.

The gunman has...More »]]>Charley Lanyonearly and oftencrimes and misdemeanorsconspiracy theories<![CDATA[Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Military Interventions. So Did Bush.]]>, 05 Dec 2016 01:56:38 GMT

Like George W. Bush 16 years ago, Donald Trump will take office having promised both a larger defense budget and a more-restrained attitude toward the use of military force. Like Bush, Trump seems to be in the process of surrounding himself with national-security advisors much more inclined to...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumpjim mattisgeorge w. bushirannational security<![CDATA[Standing Rock Protesters Declare Victory After Construction of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Suspended]]>, 04 Dec 2016 21:52:06 GMT

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny the permits needed for the construction of the controversial crude-oil pipeline near a Native American reservation in North Dakota. As a result, a key segment of the 1,172-mile Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) will not be allowed to pass underneath a...More »]]>Chas Dannernodapldakota access pipelinethe environmentstanding rock<![CDATA[Far-Right Presidential Candidate Defeated in Austria, Halting Populist Tide in Europe]]>, 04 Dec 2016 19:35:21 GMT

Alexander Van der Bellen, a left-leaning pro-Europe former leader of Austria’s Green Party, has soundly defeated Norbert Hofer, a far-right populist, in the country’s presidential election. The anti-immigrant and nationalist Hofer conceded to Van der Bellen shortly after the polls closed on Sunday, and his loss halts...More »]]>Chas Dannereuropeaustriafar-rightinternational affairs<![CDATA[Stein Campaign Shifts Pennsylvania Recount Effort From State to Federal Court]]>, 04 Dec 2016 17:06:18 GMT

Lawyers for the presidential campaign of Green Party candidate Jill Stein have changed tactics in their legal effort to force a recount of the vote in Pennsylvania, shifting their case from the state to federal level. The campaign will now seek an emergency federal-court order on Monday asking for a...More »]]>Chas Dannerpennsylvaniapoliticsjill steinrecount<![CDATA[What Happens to New York’s Municipal ID Card Under the Trump Administration?]]>, 04 Dec 2016 13:00:11 GMTOn a sweltering July afternoon a couple of years ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio relocated one of his normally staid bill-signing ceremonies from City Hall’s blue room to the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library. Surrounded by cheering activists and elected officials, de Blasio marked one of the early triumphs...More »]]>Ross Barkanpresident trumpdataidnyc<![CDATA[Fire at Oakland Warehouse Party Leaves Dozens Dead or Missing]]>, 04 Dec 2016 04:30:00 GMT

As many as 40 people may have been killed after a fire broke out during an electronic-music party at an illegally converted warehouse in Oakland, California, on Friday night. The bodies of nine people have been recovered, but while some of the people who were originally reported missing have now...More »]]>Chas Dannerawful thingsoakland ghost ship100% silkcaliforniaoaklandelectronic music<![CDATA[Intentional or Accidental, Trump’s Taiwan Call Raises the Risk of a Diplomatic Disaster]]>, 03 Dec 2016 21:00:05 GMT

China has lodged an official diplomatic protest with the U.S. following an alarming and unprecedented phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen. The ten-minute call, which occurred on Friday, is believed to be the first by a U.S. president or president-elect...More »]]>Chas Danner roundupinternational affairsdonald trumptrump transition china taiwan<![CDATA[Sarah Palin Slams Trump’s Carrier Deal As ‘Crony Capitalism’]]>, 02 Dec 2016 23:36:54 GMT

This week, Donald Trump convinced Carrier — a company that makes air conditioners and the like — not to move one of its Indiana factories to Mexico, in exchange for $7 million in tax incentives (and, possibly, a tacit promise not to mess with its parent...More »]]>Eric Levitzdonald trumpcrony capitalismcarriersarah palinpopulism<![CDATA[Here’s What’s Going on With Recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania]]>, 02 Dec 2016 23:27:57 GMT

Green Party candidate Jill Stein filed for recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Now supporters of President-elect Donald Trump are suing to block the vote audits in all three of those states won by the Republican candidate.

The recount of nearly 3 million ballots already kicked...More »]]>Jen Kirbyelectionrecount<![CDATA[Lone Juror Unwilling to Convict in Walter Scott Shooting Case]]>, 02 Dec 2016 21:57:03 GMT

In April 2015, Michael Slager shot Walter Scott five times from behind. Scott was unarmed and running away from Slager when the bullets pierced his body and ended his life. We know this because a witness caught the incident on tape.

Michael Slager was a police officer at...More »]]>Eric Levitzsouth carolinacriminal justicemichael slagerwalter scottpolice violence<![CDATA[Keith Ellison Is Less ‘Pro-Israel’ Than the ADL. That Doesn’t Make Him Anti-Semitic.]]>, 02 Dec 2016 21:43:24 GMT

Keith Ellison thinks he should be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee. And a lot of powerful Democratic leaders and constituencies do too — outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, his successor Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, the presidents of two major public-sector unions and...More »]]>Eric Levitzisraeldnc raceanti-semitismanti-defamation leaguebernie sanderskeith ellison<![CDATA[Chicago on Pace to Have the Highest Murder Rate in Nearly 20 Years]]>, 02 Dec 2016 20:50:24 GMT

On the Far South Side of Chicago, a 25-year-old man crashed his car early Wednesday morning. Emergency responders found him with four gunshot wounds — three to the abdomen, one to the back. He died at the hospital, marking the city’s 700th murder year, according to the Chicago...More »]]>Jen Kirbysad thingshomicidesgun violence<![CDATA[Trump Camp Thinking of Locking Up New York Times Editor, Too]]>, 02 Dec 2016 19:14:34 GMT

At his postelection campaign rally Thursday, supporters of Donald Trump yelled “lock her up!,” continuing the Trumpian theme of imprisoning his political opposition. Meanwhile, Trump adviser Corey Lewandowski told a panel that New York Times editor Dean Baquet should be imprisoned for publishing Trump’s tax return. “It’s egregious,”...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interest<![CDATA[Newt to Cash In on Trump Connection]]>, 02 Dec 2016 18:14:01 GMT

Every time there is a changing of the guard in the White House — and especially if party control flips as well — those senior figures close to the new president have a very important choice to make. They can go into the new administration and seek to shape the...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumpspeakers feesnewt gingrich<![CDATA[Two People Injured in Subway Fight Over Seat-Hogging]]>, 02 Dec 2016 17:50:18 GMT

A subway mishap turned bloody Thursday night, after two people were injured — including one who nearly had his ear chopped off — in a fight over a train seat.

The fracas began on an an uptown 6 train at around 8:45 p.m. Thursday night. A 57-year-old man...More »]]>Jen Kirbyslashingbrawlsstand clear of the closing doorssubway<![CDATA[November Jobs Report: Here Come Higher Interest Rates]]>, 02 Dec 2016 15:01:24 GMT

The next-to-last official jobs report of the Obama administration came in Friday, with the usual (for the last four years, anyway) moderately robust jobs growth (178,000 net new jobs, almost exactly what the forecasters expected), gradually declining unemployment (the official rate dropped from 4.9 percent to...More »]]>Ed Kilgorenovember jobs reportinterest ratesdonald trumpjanet yellen<![CDATA[Evangelicals Looking to Trump to Make America Manly Again]]>, 02 Dec 2016 14:44:06 GMT

Observers from Southern Baptist spokesman Russell Moore to yours truly frequently argued during the late election campaign that white evangelical voters who viewed Donald Trump as the champion of, or even an participant in, their faith might be mistaking the mogul for somebody else. Aside from his rather...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticstrump<![CDATA[The 2016 Election Is a Disaster Without a Moral]]>, 02 Dec 2016 12:00:04 GMT

Back in the 1980s, when Democrats used to lose presidential elections on the regular, The New Republic would publish a post-election “Recriminations Issue,” which at some point was billed its “Quadrennial Recriminations Issue,” a tradition that finally ended in 1992. The ritual called for every faction within the Democratic Party...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trumpcampaign 2016hillary clinton

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