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It’s Christmas Day, and Donald Trump

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Day: Pope Francis said during a service last night that Christmas has been “taken hostage” by materialism, and that the season needs more humility. Francis said we live in a time “when the lights of commerce cast the light …

Santa on His Way, Slap to Israel

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve: This morning the NORAD Santa tracker spotted Santa’s sleigh over Dili, East Timor, headed for Babelboab, Palau. He’s on his way. It’s going to be a White Christmas in large parts of the country. Winter storm and blizzard …

Berlin Suspect Dead, Trump Wants Nukes

Friday, December 23, 2016

Suspect Killed: Anis Amri, the suspect in the Berlin market truck attack, was shot and killed by Italian police outside Milan overnight. During a routine stop, he pulled out a gun, fired, and wounded an officer. The police returned fire …

Manhunt in Germany, Winning Not Enough

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Manhunt: German authorities are now searching for a 23-year-old Tunisian man they believe was the driver of a truck that killed 12 people at a Berlin Christmas market. Anis Amri, 23, had previously been investigated on suspicion that he planned …

Mexico Fireworks Disaster, Drilling Ban

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Fireworks Disaster: At least 27 people were killed and 50 injured in an explosion at a large fireworks market in Tultepec, 20 miles north of Mexico City. Firefighters were forced to stand back as the fireworks cooked off and exploded …

Ambassador Assassinated, Trump Elected

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sarajevo: The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was shot and killed last night while delivering a speech at a photographic exhibition in Ankara. Three other people were wounded. The gunman, a 22-year-old Turkish police officer who was wearing a suit …

Electors Vote Today, Political Hacks

Monday, December 19, 2016

538: The members of the Electoral College meet in their state capitals today to cast their votes for president. Although many have been under pressure to abandon Donald Trump, the electors are expected to vote in accordance with the vote …

China to Return Drone, 55-Car Pileup

Sunday, December 18, 2016

China Syndrome: The US says it has reached an agreement with China for the return of an underwater drone the Chinese navy snatched out of international waters in the South China Sea. The Pentagon says the drone was being used …

Obama Played it Neutral, China Takes Drone

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Political Hacks: In what may have been the last press conference of his presidency, President Obama said he personally told Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop Russian hacking into political campaign computers, and warned that there would be consequences. Obama …

Obama Will Retaliate, Guilty of Hate

Friday, December 16, 2016

Political Hack: President Obama said the US will retaliate for Russian computer hacking to influence the US election. Obama told NPR’s Steve Inskeep, “I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of …