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29Nov/16

White House weighs in on Trump’s flag-burning tweet

White House Spokesman Josh Earnest takes issue with a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump that said burning the U.S. flag should be punishable as a crime.

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 29, 2016) (WHITEHOUSE.GOV) – White House Spokesman Josh Earnest weighed in on Tuesday (November 29) on a tweet made earlier in the day by President-elect Donald Trump which read that the burning of the American flag should be punishable as a crime.

“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.

Earnest said that while he and many other Americans might find the burning of the flag “offensive”, the country also had a “responsibility” to “carefully protect” constitutional rights like freedom of speech.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1989 that flag burning is protected speech under the Constitution’s First Amendment.

28Nov/16

Trump slams recount efforts, claims voter fraud

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter again to blast election recount efforts and to claim voter fraud cost him the popular vote. Linda So reports.
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25Nov/16

Green Party calls for U.S. presidential election recount

Green Party candidate Jill Stein says she has raised over $3 million to force recounts of election results in three states where Donald Trump scored narrow wins. Diane Hodges reports. Continue reading

23Nov/16

Obama presents his final Medal of Freedom at star-studded event

U.S. President Barack Obama presents his final Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor, to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Bill and Melinda Gates, architect Frank Gehry, Tom Hanks, Michael Jordan, Robert Redford, Diana Ross, and Bruce Springsteen among others.
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22Nov/16

U.S. presidential election fresh in mind of International Emmy attendees

Germany and the UK each win three International Emmy Awards ceremony held at the Hilton Midtown hotel in New York that served the victory party site of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

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21Nov/16

Naked Cowboy performs musical tribute to Trump at Trump Tower

The street performer known as the Naked Cowboy strolls into the lobby of Trump Tower in New York and performs a song extolling the virtues of the changes, such as building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, that President-elect Donald Trump has proposed making, before flashing onlookers with his underwear, which is printed with the word “Trump.”

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21Nov/16

Priebus: We are not going to have a registry based on religion

Incoming Trump chief of staff, Priebus, says there will not be a registry based on religion but a new vetting system will have to be put in place.

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16Nov/16

White women helped push Trump to victory, despite campaign missteps

An estimated 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election. His female supporters in Virginia say issues were more important than gender when casting their ballot.

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16Nov/16

New era for Global trade gets underway at APEC

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Lima from November 19-20 will take place just two weeks after the election of Donald Trump affirming his protectionist trade policies, and killing off any chance for a U.S. pivot to Asia through TPP. One expert says the result will be a heightened profile for Asia in Latin America.

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