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Court says Republican gerrymandering in Wisconsin was unconstitutional

Wisconsin District CourtRepublicans in Wisconsin tilted district maps in their favor in order to hamper Democrats and ultimately win state elections in 2012 and 2014, a federal court said on Monday in a case that could influence future rulings on gerrymandering.

The United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin decided 2-1 that Act 43, a redrawing of districts approved by the state's Republican-led legislature in 2012, violated the U.S. Constitution, court documents showed.


FEC asks Trump campaign to fix 1,100 errors on October report

TrumpFederal election officials have found more than 1,000 potential errors on the Trump campaign's October FEC report, involving incorrectly reported contributions that totaled more than $1 million, officials said.

The Federal Election Commission said it identified about 1,100 errors involving contributions worth about $1.3 million dollars listed on the campaign's October disclosure report, and have asked the president-elect's team to fix them.


Potential Trump cabinet pick accidentally reveals Homeland Security plans in photo

Homeland Security photos Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, one of Donald Trump's potential picks for Department of Homeland Security, might have accidentally revealed his would-be plans for the department to the public while meeting with the president-elect.

A photo taken by an Associated Press photographer shows Kobach shaking Trump's hand and holding a binder and papers. The papers face the camera, and, according to a report from The Topeka Capital-Journal, when zoomed in the photo reveals plans to question "high-risk" immigrants over support for Sharia law and the U.S. Constitution, as well as a bullet point that says "Bar the Entry of Potential Terrorists."


McCain to Trump: ‘We Will Not Torture’

John McCainRepublican Sen. John McCain issued a fiery warning to President-elect Donald Trump on the subject of torture Saturday.

“I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do. We will not waterboard,” McCain told an audience at the annual Halifax International Security Forum. “We will not torture people … It doesn’t work.”


Melania and Barron not moving to D.C. when Donald Trump becomes president

Melania to stay in NYDonald Trump's wife Melania and their 10-year-old son Barron will stay in New York after Trump moves to Washington, D.C., in January to serve as U.S. president.

The New York Post was the first to report the news. The main reason given for the decision was so that Barron could continue studying at his exclusive prep school in Manhattan.


Alt-right celebrates Trump’s election at D.C. meeting

Richard SpencerJust down the street from the Trump Hotel and six blocks from President-elect Donald Trump’s soon-to-be White House, the alt-right movement gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue and declared victory Saturday.

“Donald Trump’s campaign was the first step towards identity politics in the United States,” cheered Richard Spencer, the president of the National Policy Institute, an arm of the alt-right, at an afternoon press conference. “…I do think we have a psychic connection, a deeper connection with Donald Trump, in a way we simply do not have with most Republicans.”


'Hamilton' member gives Pence earful; Trump: "Apologize

Hamilton castPresident-elect Donald Trump on Saturday demanded an apology from the cast member who gave Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality.

Actor Brandon Victor Dixon told Pence after the curtain call that multiracial and multicultural cast is concerned about the Trump administration.

"We, sir, are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights," said Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, the nation's third vice president. "We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us."


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