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Hillary Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss

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Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she’s taking responsibility for her 2016 election loss but believes misogyny, Russian interference and questionable decisions by the FBI also influenced the outcome. The former Democratic presidential nominee offered extensive comments about the election during the Women for Women International’s annual luncheon in New York. Clinton said she’s been going through the “painful” process of reliving the 2016 contest while writing a book. “It wasn’t a perfect campaign. There is no such thing,” Clinton said…

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A traditional end to an unconventional presidential election

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The end of the 2016 presidential election is at hand. A joint session of Congress is set to count the Electoral College votes on Friday, a traditional ending to a most unconventional presidential election. Friday’s vote count marks the last chance for Democrats and other anti-Trump forces to disrupt Donald Trump‘s election. But even if they are successful, the most Democrats could do is slow the process because they don’t have the votes to overturn the outcome. Barring something bizarre…

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Want to ‘reduce emotional indigestion’ this holiday season? Report says be positive, self-aware, flexible

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From a contentious election to a litany of tragedies, it’s safe to say 2016 has been a stressful year. And this, according to a recent report from Queendom.com and Psychtests.com, could lead to “potentially unpleasant discussions around the dinner table this holiday season, aided and abetted, perhaps, by one too many cups of eggnog.” Researchers at the company released a report Monday looking at traits that could come in handy this season and “reduce emotional indigestion.” “The holidays are generally…

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Donald Trump’s choice for Education Secretary is choice advocate

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Within minutes of being named Donald Trump’s choice for education secretary, Betsy DeVos pledged to oversee a “transformational change” in U.S. education, something the wealthy Republican donor has pursued in her home state of Michigan and beyond as an advocate for school choice. “I am honored to work with the president-elect on his vision to make American education great again,” charter school proponent DeVos, 58, tweeted after the announcement Wednesday afternoon. “The status quo in ed is not acceptable.” Just…

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Experts ask Hillary Clinton to seek recount in 3 battleground states

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A group of election lawyers and data experts have asked Hillary Clinton‘s campaign to call for a recount of the vote totals in three battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — to ensure that a cyberattack was not committed to manipulate the totals. There is no evidence that the results were hacked or that electronic voting machines were compromised. The Clinton campaign on Wednesday did not respond to a request for comment as to whether it would petition for…

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Donald Trump win fueled by Panhandle, Lee, Brevard, Pasco counties

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President-elect Donald Trump‘s victory in Florida Tuesday included complete dominance of most Panhandle counties, but it was his success in a handful of medium-size counties scattered throughout the state such as Lee, Brevard, Pasco, and Clay that carried him past Hillary Clinton. In fact, were it not for the sizable margins of voters Trump picked up in winning Lee (66,416) and Brevard (62,095) counties, Clinton would have won Florida. Trump won Florida by 119,673 votes, according to the unofficial returns posted by the Florida…

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Kellyanne Conway coy on special prosecutor for Hillary Clinton

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Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump‘s campaign manager, appeared to leave the door open as to whether the president-elect would make good on his promise to name a special prosecutor to investigate Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Conway appeared Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. Early Wednesday, Trump — the real estate tycoon-turned-reality TV star — captured 276 electoral college votes, more than the 270 needed to win the White House. “We did not discuss (a special prosecutor) last night since his victory, and he certainly didn’t address…

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