China nabbed itself an unmanned US Navy vessel this morning. Well done, Mr. Trump.
Donald Trump’s campaign struck a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group during the campaign to try and secure better media coverage, his son-in-law Jared Kushner told business executives Friday in Manhattan.
Kushner said the agreement with Sinclair, which owns television stations across the country in many swing states and often packages news for their affiliates to run, gave them more access to Trump and the campaign, according to six people who heard his remarks.
In exchange, Sinclair would broadcast their Trump interviews across the country without commentary, Kushner said.
Transition Team & Cabinet Appointees (and, today, Ambassadors)
The Electoral College will not receive the requested intelligence briefing before their vote. Honestly, is it necessary at this point?
The North Carolina legislature kicked out public observers for a second day, and the outgoing governor signed their wild power-grab bills. Framing this as a disagreement is irresponsible journalism.
Keep in mind that a good portion of the NC General Assembly right now was elected on a districting plan now considered illegal
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) December 16, 2016
Other Fascist Nonsense
Thanks to Trump’s election, “The prospects for protecting religious freedom are brighter now than they have been in a long time.”
FADA is a bill (HR 2802) that would create a special status of protection exclusively for individuals who oppose same-sex marriage or premarital sex. The federal government would be prohibited from taking any “discriminatory action” against them, including denying tax exemptions, withholding grants or contracts, or denying any federal benefit. In other words, it would require the federal government to prop up anti-gay (and anti-sex) discrimination.