US Steel CEO: Could Rehire 10,000
CEO of U.S. Steel Mario Longhi said after the election of Donald Trump, he has “felt an environment of positive optimism where forces are converging to provide for a better environment,” which he hopes means he can rehire up to 10,000 employees
Donald Trump is Time Magazine's Person of the Year
US President-elect Donald Trump has been named as Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2016. The property tycoon took the title after winning an unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in November's presidential election
GOP Readies Cuts to Federal Workforce Under Trump
For years, Republicans in Congress have been eyeing an overhaul of the federal workforce — by reducing the number of workers and curtailing benefits and pay while making it easier to fire bad employees.
Federal Judge Halts Recount, Sealing Trump's Michigan Win
A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at ballots
GOP Bill: No Flag, No Federal Funds For College
54 Republican legislators have signed on to a bill that would forbid federal funds to any “institution of higher education that removes, censors, takes down, prohibits, or otherwise halts display of a flag of the United States.” H.B. 6433 or the “Protect Our Flag Act” is sponsored by Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio)
California Bill Creates Deportation ‘Safe Zones’ For Illegal Immigrants
Ahead of an expected hardline approach on illegal immigration under President-elect Donald Trump, California officials are proposing to further restrict the ability of federal authorities to detain and deport the approximately 2.3 million undocumented immigrants living in the state
Border Security Hawk Gen. John F. Kelly 'Homeland' Chief
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security, turning to a blunt-spoken border security hawk who clashed with the Obama administration over women in combat and plans to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay
What 'Rule of Law'?
Democrats Urge Obama to Pardon 750,000 Young Illegal Immigrants
More than 60 Democratic members of Congress are urging President Obama to protect the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who signed up for his deferred action program before he leaves office next month.
Trump Chooses Pro Wrestling Magnate Linda McMahon to Head the Small Business Administration
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate professional wrestling magnate and former Senate candidate Linda McMahon as his choice to head the Small Business Administration, transition officials told Reuters on Wednesday
Speaker Ryan Retreats on H-2B Visa Outsourcing Program
GOP leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, have quietly ended an unpopular 2015 program to annually outsource another 198,000 blue-collar jobs to lower-paid foreign workers.
Standing Rock Protesters Stay Put Despite Victory
Pipeline protesters in North Dakota are either too afraid their hard fought victory will slip away or are having too much of an experience to disperse, and it may take plunging temperatures and disease to dislodge them from their camp at Standing Rock.
Trump to Appoint Global Warming Skeptic to Head EPA
According to Reuters Donald Trump is appointing a global warming skeptic to head the Environmental Protection Agency. The far left EDF is not pleased with this development.
Court Rules For Marine In Whistleblower Retaliation Case
A federal judge has overturned a decision to discharge a Marine reservist after he was accused of using an unclassified email account to send a warning about an Afghan official.
University’s ‘Whiteness Forum’ Takes ‘Critical Look At Whiteness’
Students at Cal State San Marcos on Thursday hosted a “Whiteness Forum” as part of a communications class they are enrolled in, setting up more than a dozen displays that highlighted what they contend is how white privilege has oppressed people of color in a variety of ways
The College Fix
Politics or Religion?
Pope Francis Calls Spreading Fake News A Sin
Pope Francis, who in the past has not shied away from offering his opinion on U.S. politics, said in an interview published Wednesday that “spreading disinformation” is probably “the greatest damage that the media can do” and called it sinful.
House GOP Eyes Food Stamp Ovehaul, Possible Work Requirements
House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a fresh effort to overhaul the food stamp program during Donald Trump's presidency, with the possibility of new work and eligibility requirements for millions of people.
Denzel Washington Blasts Media For Selling 'BS'
"If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you do read it, you're misinformed," Washington, the star and director behind the new film "Fences," told ITK at the Wednesday premiere inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
China Warns Trump: Iran Nuclear Deal Must Stand
Implementation of the Iran nuclear deal should not be “affected by any changes in the domestic situations” of countries involved, China’s foreign minister warned Monday, responding to US president-elect Donald Trump’s threats to abandon it
Times of Israel
Argentine Judge Rules Woman Can Marry Her Own Stepdaughter
An Argentinian judge created quite a precedent, and an uproar, when he overrode the country's Civil Code and authorized a woman to marry her stepdaughter.
Drip, Drip, Drip
United Airlines Will Charge Extra Fee For Use of Overhead Bins
United Airlines just announced a new ticket option called "Basic Economy," banning the use of overhead bins for luggage. So now you're stuck with either paying for a checked bag, or paying for a more expensive ticket to bring it on the flight with you.
Colorado Plans Crackdown On Home Pot Growers
Hoping to preserve its marijuana law under the next president, Colorado is planning a slate of legislation designed to crack down on pot that is grown legally but then sold on the black market.
Paris Chokes Under Worst Air Pollution In Decade
Paris was smothered Wednesday by its worst winter pollution in a decade, with commuters enjoying free public transport and half of all cars ordered off the road to try to clear the air.
Textbook That Says Slaves Treated Like Family Is Pulled
A social studies textbook that says some slaves in Connecticut were cared for like family members is being pulled from fourth-grade classrooms in Norwalk.
The Race Card
Black Employees File Class-action Lawsuit Against CNN
A group of black CNN employees are filing a class action lawsuit against Atlanta-based CNN, Turner Broadcasting and New York based parent company Time Warner for racial discrimination
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Boston College Faculty Want to Ban Trump-Inspired ‘Hate Speech’
In response to Donald Trump’s victory in November’s presidential election, nearly 50 faculty members at Boston College have signed a letter demanding that the university ban all forms of “hate speech.”
Israeli Army Men Have One of World's Highest Life Expectancies
Israeli men enjoy one of the world’s highest life expectancies — 80.6 years — second only to San Marino, and much greater than the worldwide average of 68.5 years, according to researchers at the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies,
New York Post
Lena Dunham Hits Bottom With Toilet Selfie
Lena has shocked even the most jaded observers, after she shared a snap of herself Monday night slouched on the toilet, underwear pulled down, pouting loutishly at the camera as she presumably performs a bodily function
Methodist Churches Converting To “Virtual Mosques” For Muslim Migrants
The United Methodist Church is reportedly implementing a statewide plan to revamp Texas churches into “virtual mosques” catering to incoming Muslim migrants.
Another Down Year For Tornadoes, Hurricanes
'We are on pace for one of the quietest tornadoes years in the last decade and with respect to land falling major hurricanes in the US, an unprecedented streak in the record-keeping era continues through yet another tropical season.'
Microsoft: Virtual Reality Can Cause Mind-Bending Hallucinations
Virtual reality technology will soon be so powerful that it will cause drug-like hallucinations, Microsoft has predicted.
112-Year-Old Nepal Woman Says She's Been Smoking for 95 Years
A Nepalese woman believed to be the country's oldest at 112 years revealed a surprising fact about her life -- she's been smoking for 95 of them
Snacking On Nuts Can Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease, Cancer
Data from more than 800,000 people who ate all kinds of nuts, including hazelnuts, walnuts and peanuts, shows they cut their risk of dying from heart disease by nearly 30 percent and cancer by 15 percent.