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Trading Shots: Is Ronda Rousey's much-hyped return already a 'bizarre' affair?

<i>UFC commentator Joe Rogan called the UFC 207 ads that focus on the challenger at the expense of champion “extremely bizarre.” Is he right? Retired</i> …

Leak reveals Rex Tillerson was director of Bahamas-based US-Russian oil firm

Documents from tax haven will raise more questions over suitability of Donald Trump’s pick for US secretary of state<p>Rex Tillerson, the businessman nominated by Donald Trump to be the next US secretary of state, was the long-time director of a US-Russian oil firm based in the tax haven of the …

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Trump keeps falsely claiming allegations of Russian hacking came only after he won election

A recent CIA assessment, according to reports, concluded that Russia interfered in the election to help Trump's presidential bid.<p>"If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act?" Trump tweeted Thursday morning. "Why did they only complain after Hillary …

Why It Matters That Trump Isn't Taking the Russia Hack Seriously

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Trump isn’t taking Russia’s hack seriously. And that’s the biggest story of all</b><p>Out of all of the recent developments in the news about Russia’s …

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'THE WARNING SIGNS ARE REAL': New York Times column questions whether American democracy can survive Trump

In advance of that assumption of power, The New York Times published an opinion column Friday that painted a picture of American democracy in the age of Trump.<p>Writers Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt laid out a particularly sobering assessment of the incoming president's authoritarian temperament …

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Degeneration nation: It takes a village of idiots to raise a kakistocracy like Donald Trump’s

<b>(Getty/Alex Wong/AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta/Carolyn Kaster/Getty/Drew Angerer/AP/Patrick Semansky)</b><p>Donald Trump’s government will be “for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools”<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>December 17, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Ever since Donald Trump launched his campaign last year we have searched …

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GSA Official: Trump Must Fully Divest From D.C. Hotel

House Democrats on Wednesday said the General Services Administration told them President-elect Donald Trump must fully divest from his new hotel property in Washington, D.C. or he’ll be in violation of the lease.<p>Four Democrats of the key committees and subcommittees that oversee government …

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White House: Trump 'obviously' knew Russia hacks were benefiting him

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump was "obviously aware" that Russia meddled in the US election to benefit his own campaign, the White House said Wednesday.<p>Citing Trump's own suggestion over the summer that Moscow locate missing emails from Hillary Clinton's private server, White House …

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China condemns Trump over 'one China' policy; state news agency calls him 'as ignorant as a child'

China issued its strongest condemnation yet of President-elect Donald Trump on Monday, after he hinted his administration might toss aside four decades of U.S. policy recognizing Taiwan as part of China.<p>The country's Foreign Ministry warned that any damage to that principle could rupture diplomatic …

China

Hundreds of Silicon Valley engineers are pledging not to help Trump build a Muslim database

"We are choosing to stand in solidarity with Muslim Americans, immigrants, and all people whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the incoming administration's proposed data collection policies," the pledge reads.<p>"We refuse to build a database of people based on their …

Top Democrat's emails hacked by Russia after aide made typo, investigation finds

In the run-up to the US election, aide to John Podesta spotted phishing email but flagged it as ‘legitimate’ instead of ‘illegitimate’<p>Russian hackers were able to access thousands of emails from a top-ranking Democrat after an aide typed the word “legitimate” instead of “illegitimate” by mistake, …

Security

Rise of the alt-right: How mainstream conservatives’ obsession with purity fueled a new right-wing radicalism

The GOP’s endless battles over who is or isn’t a “true conservative” created a movement it couldn’t control<p><i>Editor's note: This is the third installment of Matthew Sheffield's series on the origins and rise of the alt-right. Read the first two: "How the alt-right became racist, Part 1: A short</i> …

Playback: Trump met with Kanye

The best of last night's late-night TV: President-elect Donald Trump met with Kanye West and announced his decision that ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson was his choice for secretary of state.

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Trump slanders the CIA and tilts America toward Putin’s Russia

It's like the plot of a fantastical political thriller.<p>Russian hackers attempt to subvert the American<p>presidential election. TheCIAuncovers the malign meddling, but when the Russians’ favored candidate wins the presidency, that candidate dismisses the findings of the intelligence community as …

Russia

Roy Jones Jr. to Fight Bare-Knuckle Boxing Champion in February

Fightland Blog<p>Photo by Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports<p>From becoming an honorary Russian citizen to knocking out a fan on quite possibly the most bizarre PPV in the history of fighting, the late career of Roy Jones Jr. has been a strange one to say the least. If you didn't think it could get any …

Trump’s relationship with Russia – what we know and what comes next

From Russia’s possible interference in the presidential election to US intelligence fears, here are key figures and questions in play – and what it all could mean<p>Alarm over the rise of Donald Trump reached a new pitch early this week as officials in Washington worried that the United States has …

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How Russia Wins an Election

You don’t need a security clearance to understand how Vladimir Putin does it. Just open your eyes.<p>Did Russia just put its man in the White House? Americans are furiously debating the question as intelligence reports leak, Donald Trump tweets his doubts and Congress vows to investigate.<p>As analysts …

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Paul Ryan: I had a 'very exciting meeting' with Trump today

Following a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Friday, Speaker Paul Ryan said 'we're very excited about getting to work and hitting the ground running in 2017 to put this country back on track.'

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McCain says 'no information' Russia sought to influence election, probe needed | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is “no information” that Russian hacking of American political organizations was aimed at affecting the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, U.S. Republican Senator John McCain said Monday.<p>U.S. Senator John McCain speaks at the Munich Security Conference in …

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Be happy for coal miners losing their health insurance. They're getting exactly what they voted for

Hillary Clinton won the election, but a system designed to let a powerful minority override the will of the majority selected some asshole. For now, …

Recount efforts end: Trump wins in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the …

Government

Donald Trump says 'no new deals' after postponing business conflicts briefing

President-elect tweets plans to hand reins to sons Donald Jr and Eric after cancelling media conference addressing business ties<p>Donald Trump’s long-awaited announcement on how he intends to separate his business conflicts from his presidential responsibilities has been postponed until January, …

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Trump, Russia and the CIA: a poisonous situation all around

Of course<p>Donald Trumpthinks it’s “ridiculous” to claim the Russians rigged the election for him.<p>Even if<p>Vladimir Putinconfessed to the crime on Russia Today, Trump would not believe it, because to do so is not in his nature. I do not want to shock the reader, but Trump has a very high opinion of …

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There’s no turning back for Anthony Joshua now he is in the big league

Doc Holliday says the heavyweight champion can ‘earn a billion’ as the Joshua camp insist the days of fighting patsies are well and truly over<p>For Anthony Joshua, the easy nights are over. His third‑round blowout of the reluctant Eric Molina in Manchester on Saturday night to retain his IBF world …

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What does it take to get a police officer punished for killing an unarmed black man?

<b>By Eugene Robinson,</b> <i>Washington Post Writers Group</i><p>Watch the video. Walter Scott, unarmed and slow of foot, tries to run away. Police officer Michael …