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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trump Reveals Policy Goals: "Building That Wall", End "War On Coal", Repeal Obamacare, Dismantle Dodd-Frank

On his transition website, the Trump team has laid out the framework of his initial policies with policies focused i) on American Security including as Defense and National security, Immigration Reform and Building That Wall, and Energy Independence; ii) Getting America Back to Work Again including Tax Reform; Regulatory Reform; Trade Reform; Education; Transportation & Infrastructure and Financial Services Reform; and iii) Government for the people including Healthcare Reform (Obamacare), Veterans Administration Reform and Protecting Americans' Constitutional Rights.

The key highlights include:

overhaul in immigration policies, including "Building that Wall" , the Trump transition team will "execute on the following ten-point plan to restore integrity to our immigration system, protect our communities, and put America first" - i) Build a Wall on the Southern Border; ii) End Catch-and-Release; iii) Zero Tolerance for Criminal Aliens; iv) Block Funding for Sanctuary Cities; v) Cancel Unconstitutional Executive Orders & Enforce All Immigration Laws; vi) Suspend the Issuance of Visas to Any Place Where Adequate Screening Cannot Occur; vii) Ensure that Other Countries Take Their People Back When We Order Them Deported; viii) Finally Complete the Biometric Entry-Exit Visa Tracking System; ix) Turn Off the Jobs and Benefits Magnet
promoting a strong, robust military force to defend against the "threat posed to our nation and our allies by radical ideologies that direct and inspire terrorism." The administration will push for immediate and sustainable actions to counter the threats posed by radical ideologies; will address the "catastrophic threats posed by nuclear weapons and cyber attacks" and will "ensure our strategic nuclear triad is modernized to ensure it continues to be an effective deterrent, and his Administration will review and minimize our nation’s infrastructure vulnerabilities to cyber threats."
dismantling and replacing of the Dodd-Frank Act financial-sector law with pro-growth policies. This means that banks will be allowed to not only engage in prop trading again, but to invest directly in hedge funds. “The Dodd-Frank economy does not work for working people. Bureaucratic red tape and Washington mandates are not the answer,” says statement on Trump’s official transition website.
changing the tax code: policies since President Obama took office “have been blocked in one way or another” by Democratic opposition, the transition website says in section outlining “tax reform/economic vision.” It adds that “a Trump administration tax plan can be summarized as lower, simpler, fairer, and pro-growth.” as the website summarizes "a Trump Administration tax plan can be summarized as lower, simpler, fairer, and pro-growth."

Panhandlers Caught Driving Rental Car, Traveling Around Town To Solicit Cash

SANTA CLARITA ( — From the San Fernando Valley to the Santa Clarita Valley, CBS2’s David Goldstein’s undercover cameras captured similar looking groups of panhandlers with children.

Some were holding kids small enough to even be breastfeeding, and all were holding signs claiming to be down and out.

But are they as needy as they seem?

Goldstein watched them outside shopping areas all over town, with similar signs reading “Please help,”, “Lost my job,” “I have 3 kids” and the like.

Residents believe they’re all working together, and they’re fed up.

“It’s a well-organized group, no question about it,” said one local.


US Company Creation Crashes Most On Record - Worse Than When Obama Elected

President Obama's American economy created 220,000 new companies in Q1 2016 (the latest data). This is down from 246,000 create in Q4 2015 which is the biggest collapse in the creation of new companies in America in history.

The data, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was released yesterday and shows that as President Obama comes to the end of his reign, company creation rates are as dismal as they were went he was inaugurated...



Closure and Detour Needed to Replace Pipe One-Half Mile West of US 50 in Talbot County

To expedite replacement of a deteriorated stream crossing, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is closing MD 404 (Queen Anne Highway) at Always Inn Lane in Wye Mills for approximately two weeks beginning today. SHA will detour traffic using US 50 (Ocean Gateway), MD 662 (Old Wye Mills Road) and MD 213 (College Drive). Motorists should follow detour signs. Crews will maintain local access construction. This work will not impact MD 404 traffic east of US 50, where a project to widen 9.2 miles has been underway since summer.

SHA’s contractor will replace two deteriorating metal pipes carrying a branch of Wye River with a single reinforced concrete pipe approximately 40-feet long. To ensure safety while placing a precast headwall, the contractor may have to de-energize power lines in the area for a few hours. The local power utility will provide advance notice of any planned outage.

(SHA photo: Aging, deteriorated culvert pipes carrying a branch of the Wye River under MD 404.)

SHA awarded the $250,000 contract to David A. Bramble of Chestertown. Performing this work under a closure and detour will dramatically reduce construction time and improve safety for workers and motorists.

Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands. Maryland drivers can also know before they go by calling 511 or visiting for live traffic updates, including construction delays and lane closures.

Orban: Trump Win Is Chance for West to Break Free from Political Correctness

Donald Trump’s victory marks the end of “liberal non-democracy” and will allow the West to break free from the “captivity of ideologies” that distort reality through political correctness, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said.

The election outcome indicates a shift in popular thinking in the West, Orbán said in remarks made yesterday evening on a trip to London, and this morning at a conference organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

During his one-day official visit to Britain’s capital, the Central European leader commentedthat the Republican candidate’s big win represents a victory for freedom of thought in the Western world.

He told reporters: “The world has always benefited whenever it has managed to release itself from the captivity of currently dominant ideological trends. In my view, this is what has happened just now in the United States.


Celebrate Christmas In Historic Mardela Springs, With A Jingle Bell Run / Walk

Celebrate Christmas In Historic Mardela Springs,
With A Jingle Bell Run / Walk

The second annual Jingle Bell Run-Walk in Mardela Springs will be on December 4, starting at 2 pm. Westside Historical Society sponsors this event, an early start to the Annual Christmas Heritage Tour of Mardela Springs (4-7pm).

The Run/Walk route will take participants through and around many of the town’s historic homes, buildings, and sites, perhaps enticing some who do not know about this historic gem in Wicomico’s Westside to return to tour these attractions in both the Westside Historical Society’s museum and historic church and the Adkins Historic & Museum Complex of buildings!

We especially encourage families as well as individuals to enter this fun event! So entrants can choose to either Run or Walk, for the 3K or 5K route! And as a special attraction this year – for the more serious runners! – we are offering a Challenge 6K Run route! The winner of this one earns a trophy! Children under 12 are welcome to run or walk so long as they are accompanied by an adult. And if they choose they might even come dressed as an elf and help serve goodies after the walk/run; all entrants will be given jingle bells to wear on their shirts or shoelaces! They also will be invited to participate in some of the Christmas crafts offered by WHS after the walk. Tee shirts will be given to all participants, but only those who pre-register before Nov. 22 will be guaranteed to get their shirt on the day of the Run-Walk. Medals will be awarded to the top Men and Women Runners.

Subject: Business Insider: Trump’s Victory 'Shattered the Democratic Party'

Maxwell Tani writes at Business Insider of the Democratic Party’s shock following President-elect Donald Trump’s victory. After losing control of the White House and both chambers of Congress, the Democrats face an uncertain and leaderless future in Trump’s Washington.

Read the article at Business Insider here.

March 7, 1968 titled “The Big Departure”

In this episode of Dragnet which aired March 7, 1968 titled “The Big Departure”, a few teenagers want to start their own country on an island off the coast of California. When they are caught stealing from local stores to fund their efforts, Jack Webb has THIS to say to them. 

Do YOU think this message still holds true today? Let us know in the comment section below.

Thank you, Dr. Trump -- Our Stockholm Syndrome's finally been cured

More than 15 years have passed since terrorists knocked down the World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. And I believe it has taken that long for America to begin to snap out of its version of Stockholm Syndrome and elect a president who doesn’t try to appease our enemies by apologizing for what America represents and dissolving our patriotism in a meaningless ocean of globalism.

"Stockholm Syndome," by the way, is the name given to a phenomenon that gripped hostages taken during a bank robbery in Sweden. The hostages unconsciously adopted the perspectives and demands of their captors, presumably because they intuited that they might not be killed by those who considered them allies—albeit newly-fashioned ones.

I think Barack Obama’s election was fueled, in large measure, by a similar unconscious phenomenon that followed the destruction of the World Trade Center: We hid behind a leader who never seemed, to me, to like us Americans very much—at least not in our desire for individual autonomy, our insistence on the rights guaranteed by our Constitution and our sense that the world would be better off, if more of the world adopted our core values.

I’m not sure that any other candidate could have—at this moment in history—shaken us out of our contempt for our national character, our complacency about losing our fundamental rights and our turning away from our manifest destiny as Americans and America.


24 Citizens Charged with Committing Insurance Fraud in Maryland in Last Five Months

Maryland Insurance Administration Continues to Enforce Laws and Regulations

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Insurance Administration continues to partner with other state and local government agencies, insurance carriers and producers as well as citizens to root out insurance fraud, one of the most costly types of fraud in the country. Nationally, insurance fraud costs billions every year to the insurance industry which in turn is passed along to consumers in the form of higher premiums.

“We continue to focus on investigating tips that we receive about insurance fraud,” said Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. “For the past five months, we have issued 23 civil orders against 24 citizens that we have found violated Maryland’s insurance laws. We want to encourage citizens to contact us should they suspect fraudulent activity.”

Since January, Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. has issued administrative penalties totaling $242,249 against 65 individuals for committing insurance fraud in the State of Maryland. In addition to the administrative penalties, Commissioner Redmer also ordered these individuals to pay over $122,952 in restitution to the insurance carriers and individuals impacted by the fraudulent activity. In the last five months, 24 citizens were charged with committing insurance fraud.

New JFK assassination theory: Cuban double agent led plot

More than 50 years after President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, new evidence uncovered in the secret diaries of a Cold War spy and assassin implicates another clandestine figure believed to be working as a double agent for Cuba, an explosive new book claims.

The never-before-revealed diaries of Douglas DeWitt Bazata, a decorated officer for the United States Office of Strategic Services — the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency — claim that his longtime close friend and fellow spy, René Alexander Dussaq, was a “primary organizer and plotter” of Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.

The diaries reveal that Dussaq might even have fired the fatal “shot or shots” that killed the 35th president of the United States, according to author Robert K. Wilcox’s latest book, “Target: JFK, The Spy Who Killed Kennedy?,” which goes on sale Nov. 14.

“Douglas Bazata was deeply embedded in the world of secrets, especially those surrounding JFK’s death,” Wilcox writes. “He was there at the birth of the CIA as an early and major player in that murkiest of worlds … He was an insider.”


State Must Get Real With Spending

For nearly a decade, the members of the House Republican Caucus have held firm in the belief that our state does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. A recent meeting of the state’s Spending Affordability Committee is yet another reminder that, without meaningful spending reforms, our chronic budget deficits will only continue. During the O’Malley years, the constant answer to the state’s budgetary woes was tax and fee increases (more than 80 of them in eight years), whopping increases in borrowing, and robbing funds from transportation and environmental programs.

Enter Governor Hogan, who has had the audacity to suggest that instead of increasing the tax burden on our citizens, he and the General Assembly work together to rein in spending and enact fiscally responsible measures to put Maryland on a secure path that eliminates the constant cycle of deficits and tax hikes. But the Democratic leadership in the General Assembly has fought the governor’s efforts and pushed for even more spending.

It’s not as though Maryland’s economy is doing poorly. In fact, it is very strong. Revenues have grown by about 3.5 percent — more than three times the national GDP (gross domestic product) growth. Governor Hogan’s commonsense reforms have led to rapid private sector job growth, median income growth and Maryland’s lowest unemployment rate in nearly a decade. But even with growing revenues, the legislature is still writing checks that Maryland’s taxpayers cannot cash. The fact that the state is once again faced with a structural deficit is a testament to the Democratic leadership’s addiction to spending and their refusal to make legitimate spending reforms.


Wisconsin Republican: Ryan is ‘Quisling of Capitol Hill’

Challenger accuses House speaker of working against Trump

“Many of our fellow citizens feel alienated and have lost faith in our core institutions. They don’t feel heard, and they don’t feel represented by those in office. But Donald Trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke those words Wednesday, a day after Trump’s momentous upset victory in the presidential election.

But the speaker is wrong to suggest Trump heard a voice no one else did, contends Paul Nehlen, the man who challenged Ryan in his GOP congressional primary this year.

“We’ve all been screaming it,” Nehlen told WND in an interview. “Paul Ryan heard us. Mitch McConnell heard us. They’ve ignored us, and they in fact worked against us. And that is the reason for the rise of Donald Trump. This race was not about Donald Trump; this race was about not being listened to.”

Ryan also credited Trump’s “strong coattails” with helping Republicans hold onto the House and Senate. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin was one of the Republican incumbents thought to be vulnerable who nevertheless hung onto his seat.


Single Fatal Punch Enough For Guilty Manslaughter Verdict; Jury Reaches Verdict In Summer Incident

SNOW HILL — It took about 90 minutes for a Worcester County Circuit Court jury on Tuesday to return a guilty manslaughter verdict for a Sparrows Point man who threw a fatal punch that claimed the life of another Baltimore County man in Ocean City in May.

After a day-and-a-half trial, the Worcester County Circuit Court jury on Tuesday found Darren Beattie, 22, of Sparrows Point, Md., guilty of manslaughter for his role in the death of Ryan M. Shupert, 31, of Lutherville, Md., on May 29 in Ocean City. In another case of a fight gone terribly wrong, which has become all too familiar in Ocean City in recent years, Beattie and Shupert along with groups of their friends were first involved in a verbal altercation that turned into a deadly physical altercation, and Beattie threw the single punch to Shupert’s head that caused him to fall hard to the ground and ultimately claimed his life.

On Tuesday, the jury deliberated for about an hour-and-a-half before returning a guilty verdict on the manslaughter charge and the lesser charges against him and a pre-sentence investigation was ordered. Beattie now faces up to 10 years in prison for the manslaughter conviction. He is being held in custody pending the outcome of a pre-sentence investigation and sentencing has not yet been scheduled.


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Obama's legacy: Democratic losses, party chaos

Next DNC leader faces battle over strategy

Democrats always had the White House — until last week.

As their majorities in Congress slipped away and they ceded the lead in governorships over the past six years, President Obama and his top lieutenants comforted themselves with the changing demographics that they said would make it impossible for a Republican to win the top job.

Donald Trump punctured that belief in stunning fashion last week, sending Democratic voters scrambling to make sense of their losses and igniting a new battle for the party’s soul that promises to last for months.

“We have to take the time to figure out what happened,” said Jim Manley, a senior Democratic strategist and director at QGA Public Affairs who said Democrats knew their grip on Congress was tenuous, but were stunned by losing the presidency. “It’s obviously much more than cyclical. Something went wrong and we need to figure out what it is and how to stop it.”

In the near term, some Democrats are vowing massive resistance to anything Mr. Trump proposes, saying he is an incorrigible racist. Others counsel that their path to power is to hold true to liberal principles while finding places to cooperate with Mr. Trump.


Four to plead guilty in Eastern Shore prison smuggling case

Four defendants in a sprawling racketeering case at Maryland's largest prison have agreed to plead guilty for their roles, court records show.

The guilty pleas come just one month after the massive case was unsealed. Eighty people, including 18 corrections officers, were charged in the investigation, which found widespread drug smuggling inside the Eastern Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison on the Eastern Shore.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo J. Wise wrote in a status update to the court on Nov. 10 that the government was in the process of providing discovery to defendants and their attorneys. Four defendants had already signed plea agreements, he said, while others wanted to discuss the possibility.


Bake Sale, Lunch, Bazaar

Obama Administration Gives up on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Donald Trump’s victory in Tuesday’s presidential election has prompted President Barack Obama to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, the Wall Street Journal reported late Friday.

According to the Journal, the White House had hoped to push the deal forward in the lame-duck session of Congress, assuming Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had won the election. Her loss has already changed the political landscape:

Just days after Donald Trump surprise victory, U.S. officials said Republican congressional leaders had made clear that they wouldn’t consider the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership in the remainder of Mr. Obama’s term. The White House had lobbied hard for months in the hope of moving forward on the pact if the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, had won.


GOP Rep: Paul Ryan ‘Does Not Have My Vote'; Trump Gave Congress a Mandate, Ryan Gave a ‘Constitutional Crisis’

Republican Congressman Thomas Massie says Speaker Paul Ryan does not presently have his vote for House Speaker. Massie further indicated that if no conservative steps up to run to fill Ryan’s job, he’d be open to doing it himself.

“We need change,” Massie explained. “If it came to that, I would do it.”

“In just a few days [November 15th] there’ll be the nomination, and the constitutional election will happen on January 3rd. Presently Paul Ryan does not have my vote,” Massie said in a podcast with Reason’s Nick Gillespie.


Anti-Trump Protests Funded By Left-Wing 'Charity'

A left-wing charity organization with unknown sources of money is providing the funding for protests around the country — some of which have turned into violent riots — that have threatened a divided nation’s ability to unify after a contentious presidential election.

The Progress Unity Fund is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization — the same classification as the Red Cross. The group’s mission is to “provide a progressive alternative to mainstream charities,” according to its IRS filings.

The fund provides the financial backing for Act Now To Stop War & End Racism (ANSWER) Coalition, a left-wing activist group that began organizing “emergency protests” immediately after Trump’s election.

Cities where ANSWER held protests included: Chicago, New York, DC and San Francisco, among others.


Hunting, Fishing Recognized as Constitutional Rights in Kansas, Indiana

While Donald Trump was winning the day nationally on November 8, voters in Kansas and Indiana were enshrining that hunting and fishing are constitutional rights.

The Wichita Eagle reports that an overwhelming majority of voters supported amending the Kansas constitution to include a right to hunt and fish. The push to do so arose after lawmakers watched anti-hunting activists in other states use lawsuits to diminish hunting or do away with certain hunts altogether.

State Representative Adam Lusker (D-Frontenac) pushed the amendment, which he described as a “pre-emptive move.” He “pointed to a recent lawsuit filed by a California-based animal rights group to stop a western Kansas coyote hunting contest as proof that hunting needs as much protection as possible.”

Kansas’ right to hunt and fish amendment protects the right to trap, too.


Hillary Is The Swamp, Trump Must Take Her Down

Time will tell if Donald keeps his word on prosecuting Hillary Clinton

While the enraged minions feeding from the trough of the New World Order plantation disrupt the restoration of the American Republic, ‘assassinate Donald Trump’ threats go viral on Twitter.

Despite this, Donald Trump accepts his rightful position as the 45th President-Elect of the United States of America.

Hillary and company sit in limbo, impossibly rallying faithless electors to throw the Electoral College’s vote as the pressure of all of her crimes bubbles to the surface of a bog of corruption.

President elect Donald Trump mentioned numerous times that he would assign a special prosecutor to wade into to handle Hillary’s five FBI Investigations.


A Record 25% Of Used Car Trade-Ins Are Underwater

We have frequently written about the unsustainable trends in new car sales in the United States created by the combination of lower rates, loosening underwriting standards and voracious demand for new securitizations by wall street and pension funds that will do just about anything for an extra 20bps of yield.

Today, we find that Edmunds' "Q3 2016 Used Vehicle Market Report" reveals that many of the same problems also afflict the used auto market. The most startling takeaway from the report is that the percentage of used cars being traded in with negative equity values continues to spike and currently stands at an all-time high 25%. Moreover, the average balance of the negative equity also continues to rise and stood at $3,635 for Q3 2016, up from roughly $2,750 in Q3 2011.


Some 900 Students Spruce Up Area During 'I Love Salisbury'

SALISBURY, MD---Some 900 Salisbury University students from 60 campus organizations recently helped spruce up public, private and non-profit properties during the SU Student Government Association’s ninth annual “I Love Salisbury” community cleanup event Saturday, November 12.

They fulfilled requests for yardwork and more at nearly 50 Salisbury sites such as Asbury United Methodist Church; several area parks, including Schumaker; and the campus, including the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art; as well as private residences in surrounding neighborhoods.

“We saw a record number of student volunteers at this year’s event, which united our students with each other and with the community,” said Dr. Dane Foust, vice president of student affairs. “The fact that so many would get up early on a weekend and give up a large part of their Saturday to make the community a cleaner place speaks to their dedication to civic engagement and their pride as Sea Gulls. Our thanks go out to the SGA for organizing the ‘I Love Salisbury’ program and to the campus community for making it reality.”

For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at

2 men get life sentences for killing off-duty N.J. corrections officer

TRENTON – Late on a November night four years ago, Maurice Skillman stood in a parking lot and fired 22 shots at a balcony above, fatally hitting off-duty corrections officer Carl Batie, 26, in the forehead.

His accomplice, Hykeem Tucker, stood nearby.

Though the men – now 30 and 29-years-old, respectively – played different roles in the fatal attack, they faced the same fate Friday morning – life in prison.

Superior Court Judge Andrew Smithson handed down the sentence Friday after remarking on the brutality of the crime and saying he hoped the life sentence would be a wakeup for the community.

"It seems every time we turn around there is another shooting," Smithson said.


Stunner! Trump cites 10th Amendment in agenda

'Many areas of governance are left to the people and the states'

Nothing about Donald Trump’s candidacy for the presidency was normal. After all, he defeated more than a dozen recognized names in the Republican Party – even after he refused to promise he would support the GOP candidate if it wasn’t him.

Nor was his stunning-to-many election victory over Hillary Clinton, an icon of one of the most powerful political families in the nation, routine. He won states that Republicans had not won in decades.

Now, it appears his tenure in the Oval Office will venture from the mainstream, but probably in a good way.

A constitutional way.

On a new website his transition team has created, he’s advocating for the 10th Amendment, the provision in the U.S. Constitution cited often by conservatives who believe the federal government has usurped rights the Founders meant for the states.

Under his plan to “make America great again,” he addresses constitutional rights.

“Donald Trump understands the solemn duty that comes from the oath of office – swearing to ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.’ He embraces the fact that the reason the Founders of this nation decided to adopt a written Constitution as the supreme law of the land for the first time in world history was to create a democratic form of government in which ordinary people would know the powers of government and the rights of the people. That is why the Constitution’s 4,400 words were written in a way that ordinary Americans would read and understand them, and use a standard to hold public officials accountable.”


Hate-Fueled Crimes Up in Maryland

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– In recent days, several groups are tracking a rise in ugly incidents across the country. Hate-fueled messages in schools, some aimed at religions. Some reported in Maryland.

There was a swastika with the words white power scrawled next to it found over the weekend. On Election Day, Black Lives Matter signs at a Towson church were defaced. Graffiti reading “whites only, Trump nation” defaced a church in Silver Spring.

In York, Pennsylvania a high school student shouted white power in the hallway. Donald Trump supporters in Chicago and Towson have been attacked. In California, Muslims have been assaulted.


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Subject: DNC Chair

On November 8, the Democratic party and our country suffered a major setback. Now more than ever, we need to listen to one another and work to repair what has been torn apart.

While I'm grateful to the supportive friends who have urged me to consider running for DNC Chair, I will not be seeking our Party's Chairmanship. The DNC needs a Chair who can do the job fully and with total impartiality. The national interest must come first.

In the days ahead, my family and I will continue to do everything in our power to fight for the Democratic Party, and for the more compassionate and inclusive country that we carry in our hearts.

"We are one, our cause is one, and we must help each other if we are to succeed."


Alan Dershowitz Defends Steve Bannon: ‘Not Legitimate To Call Somebody An Anti-Semite Because You Disagree With Their Policies’

TEL AVIV – Alan Dershowitz, a staunch Democrat and emeritus law professor at Harvard University, is hitting back against the smears claiming White House appointee Steve Bannon is anti-Semitic, arguing it is “not legitimate to call somebody an anti-Semite because you might disagree with their policies.”

Speaking in an interview with this reporter, Dershowitz stated:

I think we have to be very careful before we accuse any particular individual of being an anti-Semite. The evidence certainly suggests that Mr. Bannon has very good relationships with individual Jews. My former researcher, Joel Pollak, is an Orthodox Jew who takes off the Jewish holidays, who is a committed Jew and a committed Zionist, and he has worked closely with him. He has been supportive of Israel.

So, I haven’t seen any evidence of personal anti-Semitism on the part of Bannon. I think the (Breitbart) headline about a Conservative Republican being a renegade Jew was ill-advised. But it doesn’t suggest to me anti-Semitism. It suggests to me a degree of carelessness.


The Clintons and a long goodbye to Arkansas

This has been a bad year for dreams of dynasties. The Bush dynasty has been dismantled with Jeb, who was the first favored son, writing finis to the family dream of a trifecta.

Hillary Clinton, who started plotting her path to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. when she was a law student at Yale, took a detour through Arkansas and if she still wants to be a president will have to settle for Wellesley, or Smith or one of the other Seven Sisters. But it won’t be anything in Arkansas.

Even with her borrowed family name, her brief but famous law practice in Little Rock and other ties to the state, her election day was particularly dismal in Arkansas. She won just under 34 percent of the popular vote, winning only eight of the state’s 75 counties. She won the vote in Little Rock and surrounding Pulaski County, still a stronghold of what passes for liberalism in Arkansas, and a handful of Delta counties along the Mississippi River, which are predominantly black. The Delta, the most prosperous region of the state only a generation ago, has been hollowed out by the flight of blacks to Chicago and white landowners to retirement elsewhere.


Poll: Most Voters Saw, Rejected News Media Bias

RESTON, VA – The Media Research Center (MRC) announces the findings of a new post-election poll on what actual voters thought about the media’s influence on the 2016 presidential race. The MRC/YouGov poll was conducted on November 9 and 10.

Key findings:

7 in 10 (69%) voters do not believe the news media are honest and truthful.
8 in 10 (78%) of voters believe the news coverage of the presidential campaign was biased, with nearly a 3-to-1 majority believing the media were for Clinton (59%) vs. for Trump (21%).
Even 1/3 (32%) of Clinton voters believe the media were “pro-Clinton.”
8% of Trump voters said they would have voted for Clinton if they had believed what the media were saying about Trump.
97% of voters said they did not let the media’s bias influence their vote.


Who's Behind The Portland Riots? 60% Of Arrested Anti-Trump Protesters Were From Out Of State, Didn't Vote

Two months ago, Charlotte police confirmed that 70% of those arrested during the riots were from out-of-state. 18 months before that, as the riots flared in Ferguson, George Soros spurred the protest movement through years of funding and mobilizing groups across the U.S., according to financial records reviewed by The Washington Times. And now, amid more headlines of Soros' involvement, KGW reports that more than half of the anti-Trump protesters arrested in Portland were from out of state.

At least sixty-nine demonstrators either didn’t turn in a ballot or weren’t registered to vote in the state.

KGW compiled a list of the 112 people arrested by the Portland Police Bureau during recent protests. Those names and ages, provided by police, were then compared to state voter logs by Multnomah County Elections officials.

Records show 34 of the protesters arrested didn’t return a ballot for the November 8 election. Thirty-five of the demonstrators taken into custody weren’t registered to vote in Oregon.

Twenty-five protesters who were arrested did vote.

KGW is still working to verify voting records for the remaining 17 protesters who were arrested.

In other words over 60% of the arrested protesters in Portland were not local voters dismayed by the election of Donald Trump.


Salisbury Manufacturer Plans Expansion, 50 New Jobs

Company anticipates more than tripling workforce by 2019, hiring former Labinal Power Systems employees

BALTIMORE, MD – RDI Wire & Cable Solutions, Inc.​, a veteran-owned manufacturing company that provides products for the military, aerospace, automotive, and engineering industries, is expanding its presence in Wicomico County. With a current staff of 20 employees, the company plans to hire 50 new employees over the next three years, including workers who were displaced when the Labinal Power Systems’ plant in Salisbury closed last year. RDI anticipates investing a minimum of $375,000 on upgrades in its facility, including new machines, computers, and furniture to accommodate the increase in workers.

“Our goal is to expand manufacturing operations in Salisbury by attracting new customers and providing additional employment opportunities for workers in the wire and cable industry,” said David Bernstein, president of RDI Wire & Cable Solutions. “We’ve achieved our AS9100C and veteran-owned business certifications, which, when coupled with our skilled associates, will allow us to competitively compete in our market. We appreciate Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development, the City of Salisbury, Wicomico County, and the state of Maryland for assisting us with all aspects of our operation.”

Do You Understand the Electoral College?

Defcon nuclear threat REDUCED to safest level following Donald Trump victory

AMERICA’S Defcon warning level has been reduced to its safest threat level possible following Donald Trump’s shock presidential election win.

The Defcon Warning System, a private organisation which monitors world events and estimates the nuclear threat against America, is now at Level 5 - its lowest possible state.

Just weeks ago the warning was accelerated to Level 3 following increased tensions between US and Russia, with insiders fearing the West was creeping closer to nuclear war.

Level 3 means US troops could be mobilized in as little as 15 minutes.


Salisbury Manufacturer Plans Expansion, 50 New Jobs

Company Anticipates More Than Tripling Workforce by 2019, Hiring Former Labinal Power Systems Employees

RDI Wire & Cable Solutions, Inc., a veteran-owned manufacturing company that provides products for the military, aerospace, automotive, and engineering industries, is expanding its presence in Wicomico County. With a current staff of 20 employees, the company plans to hire 50 new employees over the next three years, including workers who were displaced when the Labinal Power Systems’ plant in Salisbury closed last year. RDI anticipates investing a minimum of $375,000 on upgrades in its facility, including new machines, computers, and furniture to accommodate the increase in workers.

“Our goal is to expand manufacturing operations in Salisbury by attracting new customers and providing additional employment opportunities for workers in the wire and cable industry,” said David Bernstein, president of RDI Wire & Cable Solutions. “We’ve achieved our AS9100C and veteran-owned business certifications, which, when coupled with our skilled associates, will allow us to competitively compete in our market. We appreciate Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development, the City of Salisbury, Wicomico County, and the state of Maryland for assisting us with all aspects of our operation.”

RDI is a wire harness manufacturer that specializes in the military and aerospace industries. After transitioning from commercial wire and cable products in 2010, the company redirected its focus to high-end products for the military drone market. Today, the company’s wire products and cable assemblies are used in military aircraft and vehicles. RDI’s management team has more than 100 years of combined experience in wire harness and cable manufacturing.

“The expansion of RDI Wire & Cable Solutions on the Eastern Shore is an outstanding example of the progress and economic growth happening all over our state,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “We are particularly proud of Maryland’s highly-skilled workforce, and I commend RDI for their plans to triple their personnel in the coming years.”

“We are pleased to support RDI Wire & Cable Solutions, which is positioned for growth because of its highly-experienced management team and strategic focus on the rapidly growing military drone market,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “RDI Wire & Cable Solutions is among a number of manufacturers, including several on the Eastern Shore, which are continuing to grow and add jobs in Maryland.”

To support the expansion, the Maryland Department of Commerce has approved a $100,000 conditional loan through the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund (MEDAAF). Additionally, the Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development Corporation will provide a $10,000 conditional loan. The company is also eligible for a number of state and local tax credits.

“Wicomico County is pleased to assist RDI Wire and Cable Solutions in their expansion,” said Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver. “We anticipate strong growth and stand ready to support their growth well into the future.”

“RDI is showing confidence in the greatest workforce on the planet and in the fast-growing City of Salisbury. We thank them for their business and for providing jobs for our citizens,” said Salisbury Mayor Jacob Day.


Enough already. Sanctuary cities fly in the face of settled United States law and the Constitution. The very party that is filled with atheists and religious mockers, uses religion as a way of justifying sanctuary cities. They often say it's the "Christian" thing to do, when they oppose pro-life laws because they're rooted primarily in religious beliefs. Talk about hypocrites!

The country, which has a right to borders, and the president who has a Constitutional DUTY to protect those borders has been let down since at least the Johnson Administration. Even Ronald Reagan danced with the devil on ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. In fact, it has turned into a most unarmed invasion of the country. To be fair, the Republicans bear as much responsibility for this as the Democrats. How you ask? Why you ask? Money. Plain and simple, money.

The Obama Administration had a Democrat controlled House and Senate his first two years in office. He PROMISED Latinos and Hispanics that he would immediately work on Immigration Reform. We all knew that was a lie. There's too much money in keeping things status quo. This is where President-Elect Donald J Trump can bring law and sovereignty back to the United States and its citizens.

And as for citizens...Tonight on a Cable network, the mayor of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Javier Gonzalez, said that his sanctuary city is protecting citizens from the federal government and allows them to come out of the shadows. ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE NOT CITIZENS. They are lawbreakers by virtue of crossing the border illegally. I'm not here to suggest that those south of the border should be blocked from immigrating LEGALLY. Not at all. But we must enforce immigration laws. The Democrats don't want to because unlike Republicans, they make long-term plans. It isn't just about this election cycle. Eventually, they will, given the opportunity, legalize the illegals and then put them on an easy path to citizenship and the vote.

Legal immigrants who go through the process and become citizens SHOULD have the right to vote. So let's look briefly at sanctuary cities and what the new President can do. First of all, pass Kate's law. Symbolic or not, an illegal alien, a Mexican A Mexican illegal alien who had been deorted five times previously allegedly used a stolen federal agent’s gun to shoot Kate Steinle dead as she walked arm and arm with her father on July 16, 2015 along a San Francisco pier14. The last words her father hear her speak were..."Help me, Dad."

Kate Steinle didn't have sanctuary. She was a U.S. Citizen who's life should not have been at risk to be taken by a violent 5 time deportee regardless of his country of origin.

So back to what I suggest and hope Mr Trump will do...Deny funding to any city that is a sanctuary city. This includes Rahm Emmanuel's Chicago. And Los Angeles. And San Francisco, and Santa Fe et al. Then to add teeth to it, any state distributing money to a sanctuary city should also lose its federal funding. This can be done through budget reconciliation thus beating back any anti-American Democrat resistance.

Next, since Mr Trump at his base is a pragmatist. Seeking out and deporting violent ILLEGAL ALIENS, should be his next step...but deporting those without a criminal record, save for ONE border crossing, he needs to be his pragmatistic self. Like it or not, they have become part of the economy. More of them pay taxes than you know, using fake I.D. Stealing Social Security numbers. Creating administrative havoc. The president-elect needs to work with the leadership on both sides of the aisle for REAL immigration reform. Not to get mired down in the specifics, it should include buying legality through an annual fine for each year they have been here against the law. I should think a reasonable amount would be $1,200 a year for each year.

Then the illegal should be required to go through a vetting process similar to being on parole. Screw up, get jailed for your crime and then deported. If you miss your immigration parole officer appointment, then you get 30 days and a bus ride back to the border, or a plane ride depending on the nation of origin. I think you get the general idea, but what they should NEVER have is a pathway to citizenship, unless they serve in the military. Then citizenship should be granted at the end of their enlistment.

If the $1,200 annual fine is an actual hardship, then labor for the government, city, state or federal, could be substituted at 4 times the amount. It would invest the ILLEGAL in the country and that would make them more likely to assimilate as well.

Notice that my suggestions have been primarily economic. There is a reason. You've heard it said; "Follow the money." It's sadly a truism. But it would solve many of the issues.

One other thing. An ILLEGAL ALIEN pulled over by the police, and discovered to be illegal should be reported to ICE. ICE should immediately get a subpoena to hold the ILLEGAL ALIEN until ICE can pick them up. If the sanctuary city politicians and law enforcement release them before the ICE agents can arrive, as happened in San Francisco, then they should be arrested and do time once convicted. I should think 5 years would be enough of a deterrent.

Our citizenship was easily obtained by a stroke of luck of birth and geography. It's easy to feel compassion for others not so fortunate. Such is our society. But for our mutual protection, we need more that simply following our feelings.

What do you think? What steps do you think President Trump should take?

"That which we obtain to easily, we esteem too lightly."


Is a Hillary pardon on Obama’s home stretch?

Americans also signing petition to monitor every executive action
It probably wouldn’t even have been on the table for discussion if Hillary Clinton had won the presidency, but on Wednesday, only hours after she conceded the 2016 race to Republican Donald Trump, there were discussions appearing online about the possibility of President Obama pardoning Hillary Clinton.

Amid FBI probes of Clinton’s handling of classified information and pay-for-play by the Clinton Foundation, Trump, now the president-elect, has insisted she be held accountable.

Having been given a pass for her “extremely careless” handling of national security secrets while secretary of state, it would seem unlikely she would face additional scrutiny if she had won the White House.

But under a law-and-order, build-a-border-wall President Donald Trump, it could be another matter entirely.

Which apparently is what prompted the Washington Times to note, “The White House refused to rule out Wednesday whether President Obama might grant a pardon to Hillary Clinton to spare her from President-elect Donald Trump prosecuting her after he takes office.”


Exit Polls: Donald Trump Beats Mitt Romney, Wins More Support Among Minorities

Donald Trump outperformed Gov. Mitt Romney’s ballot-box support from African-Americans and Latinos.

Exit polls collected by CNN show Trump won at least 29 percent of the Latino vote in 2016, while Romney won only 27 percent in in 2012. The polls also show Trump won at least 8 percent of the African-American vote, while Romney won only 6 percent.

That’s a huge increase given the establishment’s hostility directed at Trump, and it also contradicts the pro-amnesty claims made in business-backed GOP reports after Romney’s failed 2012 run.

The GOP’s so-called autopsy report — which was drafted, reviewed and reshaped by hundreds of business-funded consultants, lobbyists and pollster, declared:

among the steps Republicans take in the Hispanic community and beyond, we must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform. If we do not, our Party’s appeal will continue to shrink to its core constituencies only. We also believe that comprehensive immigration reform is consistent with Republican economic policies that promote job growth and opportunity for all.


Time To Go To Work

Salisbury Barrack DUI Arrests from 11/05/2016 to 11/11/2016:

Daniel Cornell Schilling 28yoa Salisbury, MD

Myakiesha Vonnyae Corbin 31yoa Salisbury, MD

Lionel Florian 65yoa Salisbury, MD

Robert Marceles Colbert 23yoa DE

Alejandro J. Centreses Espejos 25yoa Salisbury, MD

Clerence Edward Dickerson 57yoa Salisbury, MD

Terry Lee Willuweit 33yoa Berlin, MD

Joel Chris Getroun 28yoa Salisbury, MD

Kelsey Lee Harvey 21yoa Crisfield, MD

Ex-DOJ official: Hillary emails need special prosecutor

'There should be such an outcry that she has no choice'

While the nation focuses on the 2016 elections, the frustration over FBI Director Jim Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton server investigation still rages, now with calls for a different person to spearhead the probe.

“Do you know what it’s time for? A special counsel,” said former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Victoria Toensing, who is also a former federal prosecutor.

Toensing notes that such a move must come from the U.S. attorney general. And while Loretta Lynch has reportedly hindered the FBI’s investigation into Clinton, Toensing says public pressure can accomplish big things.

“There should be such an outcry that she has no choice,” said Toensing, who believes the push for a special prosecutor could be bipartisan.

“Republicans and Democrats alike should welcome a special counsel,” she said.


Simmons graduates from Certified Sports Event Executive program

Salisbury, MD – Wicomico County’s assistant tourism manager has earned the title of Certified Sports Event Executive.

James Simmons was among the Fall 2016 graduates of the National Association of Sports Commissions’ CSEE program. The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) is the nonprofit trade association serving the sport tourism industry.

As assistant tourism manager, Simmons’ primary responsibilities include attracting and retaining sports events, providing event coordination services and consultation to event organizers, and hosting and managing in-house events.

The CSEE credential is the sport tourism industry’s only certification available for serious-minded professionals. To earn the designation, participants must complete 32 hours of coursework focused on the topics of strategic planning, sales and marketing, sports event management, the bid process and more.

“Our graduates have worked diligently over the past several years to earn this designation. They join an elite group of serious-minded sport tourism professionals dedicated to elevating our industry,” said Don Schumacher, CSEE, executive director of the NASC.

Chaffetz: Investigation into Clinton's email server will continue

The Republican-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Wednesday it will continue its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state, although the Democratic nominee did not win the election.

"It would be totally remiss of us to dismiss [the email investigation] because she's not going to be president," Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz told the Washington Post on Wednesday. "I still have a duty and obligation to get to the truth about one of the largest breaches of security at the State Department... Tens of thousands of documents still have not been turned over to Congress."

Clinton's final two weeks on the campaign trail were spent playing defense after FBI Director James Comey said on Oct. 28 the federal agency had opened a new probe to learn more about the tens of thousands of her emails that were found on the computer of top aide Huma Abedin's estranged husband, Anthony Weiner. Comey then told Congress on Sunday that the agency did not find anything in the emails that would warrant charges against Clinton.

Chaffetz remained adamant Wednesday that Clinton's future life as a private citizen does not erase the mistakes she has made while serving as a government servant. The first-term committee chairman said he has a "duty" to continue his team's investigation into Clinton.


Rudy Giuliani Addresses Hillary Pardon - "President Obama Should Leave It To The System"

Rudy Giuliani, the man that many believe Trump will tap for Attorney General, walked a very fine line this morning in responding to a question about whether or not the Obama administration should pardon Hillary Clinton for her numerous alleged crimes. While noting the obvious intricacies around potentially prosecuted a former political foe, Giuliani noted that"there are deep and disturbing issues there" and that "President Obama should leave it to the system that we all believe in to determine, is she innocent or is she guilty.” Per The Hill:

“I don’t like to see America become a country in which we prosecute people, you know, about politics. On the other hand, there are deep and disturbing issues there in which if you don’t investigate them -- ”

“That’s why I don’t think President Obama should pardon her,” Giuliani added. "I think President Obama should leave it to the system that we all believe in to determine, is she innocent or is she guilty?”

Giuliani added that declining to probe the Clinton Foundation’s questionable finances could set a poor precedent for similar investigations.

“It’s hard to investigate other people,” said Giuliani.

“What do you say to a foundation where you have a fraud of $50,000 when you haven’t looked at a foundation of where there is an alleged fraud in the millions or hundreds of millions of dollars? Now, it may be true that it’s not true. But it hasn’t been investigated.”

Here is Giuliani's full interview on Fox News this morning (fast forward to the 4:20 mark for the Clinton Foundation question):


The Math: Trump 2016 Would've Beaten Obama 2012

UPDATE: Mea Culpa. 

Here’s what happened: I used the New York Times vote-record database for the numbers in this post. This was a matter of convenience; I had already been using the NYT database because of its excellent interactive feature, which allows you to scroll over counties in any state color-coded indicators of partisan margin as well as raw vote totals. Here’s the problem: The NYT database doesn’t have the correct numbers in some states. Here are screenshots from the NYT that show the numbers I used:


Open Letter To All Of The Whiny Safe Space Liberals Crying Over Our ‘Racist’ And ‘Sexist’ Country

The first half of last night was stressful. I could barely eat. Stupid Florida, always keeping us on the edge of our seats. I switched my networks around last night. I mostly relied on Fox News and Twitter. CNN wasn’t calling states as fast, and MSNBC is a last resort kind of thing. I vowed to stay away from that channel, UNLESS things started shaping up for Donald Trump.

Then the results started coming in. Flyover nation. North Carolina. Ohio. Florida? Wisconsin?!!! That’s when the wheels started falling off their wagon. That’s when I started thinking about Hillary Clinton’s defeat. I never really allowed myself to go there before. I didn’t want to get my hopes up, but my country came through. We the People are not stupid.

We the People defeated MSM. We the People defeated the establishment. We the People saved the Supreme Court. We the People rejected the power-hungry, seahag criminal in a pantsuit.

After they announced Wisconsin, commentators started to change their tune. They looked visibly nervous. Eventually, Mockarena told me it was safe to flip to MSNBC, and it was hysterical. I thought Rachel Maddow’s face was going to fall off. I flipped back to Fox News. Juan Williams practically peed himself. I watched the cheese slide off his crackers in real time. It was something.


Suggestions as to how to survive after the election

I'm passing this on because it worked for me today.

A doctor on TV said that in order to have inner peace in our lives during this political campaign, we should always finish things we start. Since we all could use more calm in our lives, I looked around my house to find things I'd started & hadn't finished.

I finished a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, tha mainder of Valiuminun scriptins, an box a choclutz. Yu has no idr how fablus I feel rite now.

Sned this to all ur frenz who need inner piss. An telum u luvum.

Schweizer: Clinton Investigation Must Continue to Ensure It Won't Be 'Imitated By Other Politicians'

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Breitbart editor at large Peter Schweizer, author of “Clinton Cash,” argued that the investigation into improprities regarding Bill and Hillary Clinton and their charitable organization the Clinton Foundation must go on even though Hillary Clinton had come up short in her bid to be president earlier this week.

“I think I have said and a lot of people have said from the beginning this is not about politics – this is about rule of law and whether she wins or loses, we still have to enforce the law and see if laws were broken,” Schweizer said.

He added if it isn’t properly dealt with, it could be a model for other politicians.


Holiday Banquets at Brew River! We do it all!

Anti-Trump Protest Buses Caught On Tape in Chicago

Earlier we showed that, contrary to USA Today's claims that the anti-Trump protests across the nation are "spontaneous, involving people from all walks of life", according to Wikileaks documents at least two of the people profiled by USA Today have a history of being professional agitators for the Democrat party, whose task is to stir up popular protests and - in extreme cases - unleash rioting, such as the following clip showing the latest day of violent protests in Portland revealed.

Police repeatedly charge anti-Trump protesters as Portland chaos continues

— Ruptly (@Ruptly) November 13, 2016

Now we have visual confirmation of how a substantial portion of these professional, paid protesters arrive at the site of the protest, in this case Chicago.

As our reader notes, "I have a video of 5 city blocks on the West side of Chicago lined with busses from Wisconsin (Badger Bus Lines) bringing in protestors. The Sears tower is visible in the background."

Other arrived by train..

More here with video

Finals Tonight

Soros Gathering With Top Democrats in D.C to Plot Trump Resistance

Democracy Alliance seeks to combat 'massive threats' from Trump, Republicans

Liberal billionaire George Soros is meeting behind closed doors with top Democrats to plot a resistance strategy against President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans.

The three-day conference began Sunday at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, D.C., and is sponsored by deep-pocketed liberal members of the dark money Democracy Alliance donor network,Politico‘s Ken Vogel first reported. The group will seek to pick up the pieces from the 2016 election, plot its strategy for upcoming elections, and map out a game plan to battle Trump during his first 100 days in office.

“The first 100 days of a new presidency has become an important measure of the early success of a new administration,” the group’s agenda reads. “It’s a period typically seen as a time when monumental change can occur as the president, armed with the good will and political capital that comes with being the new president, is able to marshal new legislation through Congress.”

The agenda, which was drafted before the election, was geared toward a Hillary Clinton presidency. However, following Trump’s victory, the group shifted gears to figure out what happened in the election and ways of “combating the massive threats from Trump and Congress in 2017.”


Trump Motorcade

Donald Trump Boosts Europe's Anti-Establishment Movement

"America has just liberated itself from political correctness. The American people expressed their desire to remain a free and democratic people. Now it is time for Europe. We can and will do the same!" — Geert Wilders, Dutch MP, head of the Party for Freedom (PVV), and now on trial in the Netherlands for free speech.

"2016 is, by the looks of it, going to be the year of two great political revolutions. I thought Brexit was big but boy this looks like it is going to be even bigger." — Nigel Farage, MEP and leader of the UK Independence Party.

"The political class is reviled across much of the West, the polling industry is bankrupt and the press just hasn't woken up to what's going on in the world." — Nigel Farage.

"In a democracy, when the people feel ignored and despised, they will find a way to be heard. This vote is the consequence of a revolt of the middle class against a ruling elite that wants to impose what they should think."— Laurent Wauquiez, leader of the French opposition party The Republicans.

Donald Trump's electoral victory has come as a shock to Europe's political and media establishment, which fears that the political sea change underway in the United States will energize populist parties in Europe.