Let's lead with something funny today, eh?
Trump Warns That Companies Shipping Jobs Overseas Will Be Slapped with Enormous Bribes
Now the serious business. Trump doesn't have a full foreign policy team together yet, and he's not talking with Obama's people -- so he's making and taking these phone calls with international leaders with NO IDEA what he is getting into
Donald Trump keeps confirming fears about his diplomatic skills
Donald Trump’s First, Alarming Week as President-Elect
The Taiwan call. Not an accident, not a good idea
A phone call between Donald Trump and Taiwan's leader that risks damaging relations between the U.S. and China was pre-arranged . . .
China has lodged an official diplomatic protest with the U.S. following an alarming and unprecedented phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen . . .
The Cesspool: http://crooksandliars.com/2016/12/donald-trump-isnt-draining-swamp-he-swamp
The mayor of Taoyuan confirmed rumors on Wednesday that US president-elect Donald Trump was considering constructing a series of luxury hotels and resorts in the northwest Taiwanese city. . . .
Is Jared Kushner, Trump's son in law, trying to turn his "NY Observer" into a Breitbart clone?
Kellyanne Conway gets on the fake news bandwagon: the mainstream media produces fake news too
And on Obamacare?
They Still Have No Plan
Jill Stein raised more than the amount she said she needed to fund recounts in three states, but now she's dropping her request for a recount in Pennsylvania
With the withdrawal from Pennsylvania, there are not enough EVs in play to put the election in doubt, even if both the narrow Trump victories in Michigan and Wisconsin were erased. Stein has promised that any unused funds collected will go toward “voting reform.” . . .
In other news . . .
This is really interesting: with growing automation, there won't be the same pressures to offshore manufacturing, because there isn't any big difference in labor costs. That's the good news. The bad news is, where do all those workers go?
The worst Republican gerrymanders