Pipeline uncertainty illustrates broader concerns for tribes

In this Dec. 1 file photo, Beatrice Menase Kwe Jackson, center, walks with Daniel Emory, both of the Ojibwe Native American tribe as they lead a procession to the Cannonball River for a traditional water ceremony at the Oceti Sakowin camp in Cannon Ball, N.D. In this Dec. 2 file photo, travelers arrive at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline as they walk into a tent next to an upside-down American flag in Cannon Ball, N.D. For hundreds of protesters, it was cause to cheer when the Obama administration this month declined to issue an easement for the Dakota Access pipeline's final segment.

Election system susceptible to rigging despite red flags

Jill Stein's bid to recount votes in Pennsylvania was in trouble even before a federal judge shot it down Dec. 12. That's because the Green Party candidate's effort stood almost no chance of detecting potential fraud or error in the vote - there was basically nothing to recount. Pennsylvania is one of 11 states where the majority of voters use antiquated machines that store votes electronically, without printed ballots or other paper-based backups that could be used to double-check the balloting.

Why The Good Wife Spinoff Had To Go Through Major Rewrites

It was somewhat surprising when the mildly controversial series finale for CBS' The Good Wife was almost immediately followed up with news of an impending spinoff , not that anybody was complaining about getting more from Christine Baranski's Diane Lockhart. But had creators Robert and Michelle King had allowed for a proper resting period before going into action on The Good Fight , they might not have had to go through emergency rewrites while the pilot was already in production.

President Obama says he would have beaten Donald Trump

US President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump shake hands during a transition planning meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016. US President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump shake hands during a transition planning meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016.

The Bill Goodman Gun & Knife Show, coming to the Wilson County Expo Center, draws huge crowds.

The nationally-famous Bill Goodman Gun & Knife Show will be held at the Wilson County Expo Center Jan., 28-29 after being forced out at the State Fairgrounds in Nashville amid what the show's organizer calls false accusations. "Let's start with the so-called 'gun show loophole'," says David Goodman, whose late father founded the Kentucky-based trade show 49 years ago and has made annual appearances at the Fairgrounds for 35 years.

Republican attorneys general eager to dism…

As soon as President-elect Donald Trump assumes office Jan. 20, Republican attorneys general who have spent the past eight years battling the Obama administration's climate change agenda will have a new role: supporting the Republican president's complex legal effort to roll back that agenda. By contrast, states with Democratic leadership - such as California, where Gov. Jerry Brown has promised all-out war against Mr. Trump on global warming - will go from being environmental partners with the federal government to legal aggressors on their own.

When Obamas Got Your Back

After Obama said he had Israel's back went ahead and abstained to vote against the U.N. Anti-Israel resolution. "A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Netanyahu's government has "ironclad" information tying President Barack Obama directly to the anti-Israel resolution passed last week by the United Nations Security Council " A.F. Branco is a GrassRoots Conservative Political Cartoonist for Conservative Daily News, Net Right Daily, Legal Insurrection, and now Ammoland Shooting Sports News .

Donald Trump’s strong suit doesn’t appear to be consistency

From installing Wall Street executives in his Cabinet to avoiding news conferences, the president-elect is adopting some of the same behavior for which he criticized Clinton during their campaign. "I know the guys at Goldman Sachs," Trump said at a South Carolina rally in February, when he was locked in a fierce primary battle with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Not All CIA Agents Think Alike: ‘BradCast’ 12/26/2106

It's a very white Christmas for many on the right, as 'PDiddie' finds in this year's collection of Holiday toons... Guest: Daniel Nichanian on proactive, state-by-state measures Dems can and must take to expand voting rights; And much more!... Freakishly hot Arctic; New Obama drilling bans; Climate change juiced extreme events: NOAA; Trump voters support carbon regulation; PLUS : Solar now world's cheapest energy... Also: NC's brazen GOP coup a model for nation, and Obama's last ditch efforts to save the planet from Trump... High lead levels in 1000s of towns; Water safe again in Corpus Christi; Int.

Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador to Israel sparks hot debate

If President-elect Donald Trump wanted to show he planned to obliterate President Barack Obama's approach to Israel, he might have found his man to deliver that message in David Friedman, his pick for U.S. ambassador. The bankruptcy lawyer and son of an Orthodox rabbi is everything Obama is not: a fervent supporter of Israeli settlements, opponent of Palestinian statehood and unrelenting defender of Israel's government.

Drone dos and don’ts

Drones can be popular holiday gifts, but the Federal Aviation Administration wants new users to know the remote-controlled aircraft come with a strict set of rules. FAA guidelines require drone owners to register the unmanned aerial system if the device weighs more than 0.55 pounds.

Obama says he would have outrun Trump, but Trump says, ‘No way!’

U.S. President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Monday that he would have won most Americans' support if he had been able to run against Donald Trump for a third term. U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the podium after speaking to journalists during his last news conference of the year at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 16, 2016.

Obama Says He Would Have Won The Election Against Trump

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 4, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas President Barack Obama believes he would win re-election if he were able to run for a third term, according to a CNN interview published Monday.

Obama ‘Might Just Weigh In’ On Issues During Trump Presidency

During an interview with his former White House adviser and now CNN political analyst David Axelrod, Obama reflected on the last 8 years what he wants to do for himself in the near and long term future "I'm not sticking around by the virtue of the Constitution and because I believe in the wisdom that George Washington showed that at a certain point you make room for new voices and fresh legs," Obama said. He went on to say, "Now that doesn't mean that if a year from now or year and a half from now or two years from now there is an issue of such a moment-such import that isn't just a debate about a particular tax bill or a particular policy but it goes to some foundational issues about our democracy I might just weigh in.

President-elect Trump could make over 100 judicial appointments


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Mr. Trump will inherit an estimated 103 such vacancies throughout federal and district courts, allowing him and his Republican allies to reshape the judiciary with dozens of lifetime appointments. President Barack Obama only inherited 54 such vacancies from his predecessor, President George W. Bush.

Tiger hits the links with Donald Trump

Tiger Woods, who played golf three years ago with Barack Obama, played 18 holes on Friday with Donald Trump at the real estate mogul's Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Woods, who will celebrate his 41st birthday on December 30, returned to competition this month after a 15-month injury layoff.

SolGen to SC: Junk De Lima petition challenging presidential immunity

The government's top lawyer has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the petition for a Writ of Habeas Data filed by Sen. Leila de Lima who, in effect, is challenging President Duterte's immunity from suit during his term. In a reply-memorandum he filed late last week, Solicitor General Jose Calida argued that the presidential immunity from suit "is a well-entrenched doctrine under our jurisdiction and has long been recognized not only in jurisprudence, but also in the Constitution which is the 'supreme law of the land.'

Hillary s Horribles

Yes, I know it's Christmas, and if there's one day where you should let politics go it's today. But sometimes things happen that can't go unremarked upon, no matter the day.

Obama: I Could Have Won if IHad Run for President Again

President Barack Obama asserts that he could have won a third term against Donald Trump if he had run again on his claim of hope and change. "I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it," he told his former campaign chief David Axelrod on a CNN podcast interview.

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The United States pays 22% of the total UN budget. What we get for our $3 billion a year is a corrupt organization whose dysfunctional and hostile agencies are united in opposing us around the world.

Inmates Escape by Removing Toilet From Jail Wall

Four inmates are at-large after allegedly using a leaky toilet to make an escape from a Tennessee jail by removing the toilet from the wall, officials... -- French sailor Thomas Coville broke the world record for sailing around the world single-handed without stopping according to BBC News.Coville finished his travels i... Industry groups in a legal battle over the Environmental Protection Agency's Waters of the U.S. rule want the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their challenge, instead of going th... HASTINGS, NE - Hastings College head football coach Tony Harper has announced the hiring of Clint Head as the Broncos new Offensive Coordinator effective immediately.

Krugman: Here Comes the Trade War

Paul Krugman: Donald Trump got within striking distance of the White House -- or, more precisely, Comey-and-Putin range -- thanks to overwhelming support from white working-class voters. These voters trusted his promise to bring back good manufacturing jobs while disbelieving his much more credible promise to take away their health care.

Trump Repeating Behaviors He Criticized in Hillary

Donald Trump spent two years attacking Hillary Clinton as crooked, corrupt, and weak, but from installing Wall Street executives in his Cabinet to avoiding news conferences, he's adopting behavior for which he criticized Clinton. After claiming in May that "she's totally controlled by Wall Street and all these people that gave her millions," Trump put six of his top donors in the Cabinet -- far higher than any recent White House.

Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after UN controversy

Travel conditions remain hazardous across much of the northern Great Plains as a winter storm continues to sweep across the region. Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Great Plains Monday, with blowing and drifting snow creating near-zero visibility on some roads.

David Friedman, Donald Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel, has all sides on edge

In this photo provided by Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, David Friedman, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to Israel. NEW YORK - If U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wanted to show he planned to obliterate President Barack Obama's approach to Israel, he may have found his man to deliver that message in David Friedman, his pick for ambassador.

One of the biggest stories of the year made…

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, pressured by a massive and long-running social media effort by Women on 20s and others, ordered that abolitionist Harriet Tubman be depicted on the next generation of $20 Federal Reserve note. One of the biggest hobby stories of 2016 made headlines in the mainstream media for weeks.

Ukraine ‘confident emotional internal debates in Israel’ won’t impact relations

After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a visit by Ukraine's prime minister to Israel, the Foreign Ministry in Kiev expressed hope on Monday that relations between the two nations won't be affected by Ukraine's support of a UN Security Council resolution against the settlements. "We are confident that active and emotional internal debates in Israel will not impact traditionally friendly Ukrainian-Israeli relationship, based on mutual respect and joint interests," the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Breaking down a diplomatic dust-up

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks with US President Barack Obama at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl national cemetery during the funeral of former president Shimon Peres on September 30, 2016. The snowballing diplomatic dispute between Israel, the United States and just about every other state in the world is the topic du jour in Monday's Hebrew papers after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spearheaded a diplomatic offensive against countries that voted for Friday's UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements.

Obama’s exit interview: Hope and change can still win elections

Arguing that Americans still subscribe to his vision of progressive change, President Barack Obama asserted in an interview recently he could have succeeded in this year's election if he was eligible to run. "I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it," Obama told his former senior adviser David Axelrod in an interview for the "The Axe Files" podcast, produced by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN.

10 Things to Know for Today

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, arrive for an event to thank service members and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, arrive for an event to thank service members and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016.

Avery Case Appears Far From Finished Monday, December 26

It's been a little more than a year since a Netflix series on Steven Avery premiered, breathing new life into a case many believed was settled. Making a Murderer made Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey household names by raising questions around the world about the investigation the led to their convictions for the 2005 rape and murder of Teresa Halbach.

Recounts or no, U.S. elections are still vulnerable to hacking

Jill Stein's bid to recount votes in Pennsylvania was in trouble even before a federal judge shot it down Dec. 12. That's because the Green Party candidate's effort stood almost no chance of detecting potential fraud or error in the vote - there was basically nothing to recount. Pennsylvania is one of 11 states where the majority of voters use antiquated machines that store votes electronically, without printed ballots or other paper-based backups that could be used to double-check the balloting.

Mass. measure seeks protections for undocumented immigrants

For municipalities with large populations of undocumented immigrants, it's one of the biggest challenges for law enforcement: How do we create a relationship of trust with a community taught not to trust us? After the presidential race spurred heated national debate on immigration, state Sen. Jamie Eldridge announced last month plans to refile a bill to allow state and local law enforcement to take a lighthanded approach to federal immigration laws. The Acton Democrat filed the bill in two previous legislative sessions, but he has hopes it will find more support this year.

America’s flawed democracy

One of the basic principles of democracy is "one person, one vote". Other criteria for an efficient and robust model of democracy include an informed and critically inclined citizenry and the presence of a political culture catering to the "common good" instead of the self-centred whims and boundless greed of the rich and powerful.

Graham criticizes Kerry’s speech on Middle East Peace

As mixed reaction pours in to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's speech on a path to peace in the Middle East, South Carolina's senior senator is adding criticism. In a farewell speech Wednesday, Kerry defended the Obama Administration's decision to allow the U.N. Security Council to declare Israeli settlements illegal and warned that Israel's very future as a democracy is at stake.

Israel plans more settlements; Abbas looks to Paris summit

The Palestinian President said Tuesday that he hopes the upcoming Mideast conference in France will set a timetable to end settlements, as Israel advances plans for thousands of new homes in parts of Jerusalem claimed by the Palestinians, despite the recent U.N. Security Council resolution condemning construction there. The developments came just days after the United States broke with past practice and allowed the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as a "flagrant violation" of international law.

Obama addresses US troops for last time

US President Barack Obama says it has been the "privilege of my life" to serve as US commander in chief and promised his continued gratitude and commitment to service members and their families during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii. "Although this will be my last time addressing you as president, I want you to know that as a citizen, my gratitude will remain, and our commitment to standing by you every step of the way, that won't stop," Obama told several hundred troops and their families gathered in a mess hall decorated with Christmas trees and wreaths.

Cuban President Raul Castro faces deep problems in 2017

In this March 21, 2016 file photo, Cuban President Raul Castro, right, lifts up the arm of U.S. President Barack Obama, at the conclusion of their joint news conference at the Palace of the Revolution, in Havana, Cuba. Next year will likely be Castro's toughest year in office since he took power in 2006, as the 85-year-old general faces a possible economic recession alongside a hostile new U.S. administration promising to undo measures that gave many Cubans expectations of a better future.

Israel Prime Minister Criticizes Obama, UN

On Saturday, Israel's prime minister lashed out at U.S. President Barack Obama, accusing him of a "ambush" at the U.N. over West Bank settlements. Benjamin Netanyahu added in a statement that he is now looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump.

The Practical LawyerOne of the most controversial features of the…

One of the most controversial features of the recent presidential candidate was Donald Trump's promise to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and possibly charge Hillary Clinton with a handful of criminal offenses. Clinton's fans responded with outrage, claiming it is bad form for a presidential candidate to threaten jailing an opponent.

From the Desk of the Attorney General

A smartphone may be more than the sum of its parts, but not necessarily for patent infringement law. In a unanimous decision written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that an "article of manufacture" under the Patent Act need not be only the end product sold to consumers, but may be a component of that product even if not separately available to consumers.

Japan ex-PM Yoshida’s forgotten Pearl Harbor visit recounted

In this Aug. 31, 1951, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida, center right, accompanied by his daughter, Kazuko, center left, is greeted by Adm. Arthur Radford, left, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Joseph R. Farrington, who serves as a delegate of the U.S. Congress for the Territory of Hawaii, during an arrival ceremony for Yoshida in Honolulu, Hawaii.

#9 Fifty years of Pisgah, Tuscola high schools

As with many changes, the battle lines formed early and the discussions were heated. At issue was whether to abandon the current community high school system in favor of one where students across the county would attend one of two high schools that would meet all the accreditation standards.

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Explore Greek history with archaeologists and historians, actors and athletes, scientists and artists who are launching groundbreaking new explorations of the Greeks' journey across time. The Greek story is our story.

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Three men slumped on their cots in a clean but cramped dormitory room. Javed Hakimi, Mohsen Amiri and Navid Mohammedi were among 45 unhappy passengers who arrived here under guard on a charter flight from Frankfurt last week.

The Global Economic Crossroads

Teaching future executives in Mexico, and blessed with a Muslim nuclear family, my vote for she who is not Donald Trump was easy. But there is a substantial bright side to the Trump outcome from my perspective.

China Stocks Continue Year-End Slide as Property Firms Decline

China stocks continued their fall as the last week of the year kicks off, dragged lower by the property sector amid government efforts to rein in home prices. The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.8 percent to 3,085.31 as of 1:03 p.m. local time, heading for its lowest close since October 20. Shanghai Lujiazui Finance & Trade Zone Development Co.

Virgin Australia passengers from Perth to Adelaide sick after being …

George Michael dies 'of heart failure' at his UK home aged just 53 as heartbroken Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley pays tribute to 'my beloved friend Yog' and fans mourn legend's death 'Do you really want to hurt me? I guess you do 2016 - #ripboygeorge': Sarah Michelle Gellar is hammered online after mixing up her 80s pop icons in wake of George Michael's death 'I am in deep shock. I have lost a close friend.'

As Obama’s nominees languish in GOP Senate, Trump to inherit more than 100 court vacancies

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, attends a Hanukkah reception hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. Senate Republicans refused to hold even a hearing on Obama's nomination of Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Obama visits Marine Corps Base on Christmas Day, Dec. 25

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made their annual and final Christmas Day visit with military members and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made their annual and final Christmas Day visit with military members and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe.

Cancer patient donates years’ worth of pizza to food bank

A Pennsylvania man going through treatment for colon cancer won a pizza parlor's raffle for a years' worth of free pies and then donated his prize to a local food bank. A Pennsylvania man going through treatment for colon cancer won a pizza parlor's raffle for a years' worth of free pies and then donated his prize to a local food bank.

Celebrities we loved and lost in 2016

The deaths of screen, music and culture icons have been huge contributing factors to why the general outlook on 2016 is a grim one, as with each loss fans took to social media to express the same general sentiment: "2016 is the worst". The year started with the loss of music legend David Bowie, who passed away just 11 days into 2016, and from there it seemed more and more famous and well-loved faces began to disappear.

Not Quite A Merry Christmas For Dems As Trump Foundation Divests

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears at a campaign roundtable event in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Donald Trump gave Democrats a Christmas gift over the weekend, and they said thanks by pulling down the Christmas tree, breaking the nativity scene and shattering the fine China.