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THE WEEK: "Why Are So Many Democratic Operatives Cynical, Soulless Hacks?"

THE WEEK: "Why Are So Many Democratic Operatives Cynical, Soulless Hacks?"

The narrowness of Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss to Donald Trump — especially given the fact that she actually won the popular vote by 2.5 million and rising — has led many liberals to conclude that the Democratic Party only needs a slight adjustment to win future presidential elections. A better candidate, a more competent campaign, or a more credible message on economic issues — any one of them might have kept the presidency in Democratic hands.

On one level, this is true. A large football stadium’s worth of additional votes distributed correctly across three states, and Clinton would be president-elect today. But it also obscures the fact that the Democratic Party has basically collapsed at the state level.

There are many things the party must do to rebuild. Here’s one more to add to the growing list: The Democrats need a better breed of operative.

Democratic hacks today have a poor understanding of how to think clearly about their party’s best interests. Too often, they confuse being monstrous with political savvy, and fail to see the harm their constant pursuit of big-dollar donors does to their political cause.

Click here to read more of Ryan Cooper’s story from The Week.

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Trump victory tour adds brand new dates

Trump victory tour adds brand new dates

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday announced three more stops on his post-election victory tour, all of them hitting important swing states he won last month. He is set to hold events later this week in Iowa, North Carolina and Michigan, his campaign announced. The first event will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. Trump will appear at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Tickets here. On Thursday at 7 p.m., the he will hold a rally with Vice President-elect Mike Pence in Des Moines, Iowa, at Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center. And on Friday at 7 p.m., he’ll appear in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the DeltaPlex Arena.

Click here to read more from The Blaze

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Jill Stein Just Demanded An 'Accurate And Just' Recount Outside Trump Tower

Jill Stein Just Demanded An 'Accurate And Just' Recount Outside Trump Tower

On the heels of a legal victory in Michigan over the weekend, the Green party presidential nominee, Jill Stein, continued her campaign to recount presidential ballots in key swing states at a press conference outside Trump Tower on Monday.

“We’re here today to stand up for a vote that is accurate, secure, fair and just, in which every vote counts,” Stein said. The 2016 candidate has raised more than $7m to fund recounts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, three states in which Donald Trump narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton last month.

Stein’s appearance came just hours after her campaign announced a federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania to try and force a recount there. A previous state-level recount request by Stein’s campaign was denied after a judge ordered her campaign to post a $1m bond. 

Click here to read more of Jamiles Lartey’s story from the Guardian UK. 

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Trump Announces Ben Carson Is His Pick For HUD Secretary

Trump Announces Ben Carson Is His Pick For HUD Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump announced Monday that he intends to have retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson serve as his Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

“I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” President-elect Trump said in a statement about his former primary rival.

Trump added, “We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans.”

Clcik here to read more from the Daily Caller. 

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QB Colin Kaepernick Finishes Game With More Sacks Than Passing Yards

QB Colin Kaepernick Finishes Game With More Sacks Than Passing Yards

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took more sacks Saturday afternoon than he had passing yards against the Chicago Bears.

Kaepernick, who has supported dictator Fidel Castro, finished with a total of four passing yards before being benched in favor of the backup after taking five sacks for a loss of 25 yards.

The dual-threat quarterback, who also refuses to stand for the national anthem, finished with one completion on five attempts.

People on Twitter also appeared to thoroughly enjoy Kaepernick getting rocked.

Click here for more from the Daily Caller.

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