Hillary Clinton and her supporters spent a record $1.2 billion for her losing presidential campaign — twice as much as the winner, Donald Trump, according to the latest records.
The president-elect, who confounded critics during the campaign by saying there was no need to raise or spend $1 billion or more, ended up making do with $600 million.
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Time For Truth: (New York Post) – Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign cost a record $1.2B
If you want to see politics based on emotionalism over reason and a borderline-religious devotion to an iconic figure, forget the Trump Army; look instead to the Cult of Clinton.
Ever since Donald Trump won the presidential election, all eyes, and wringing hands, have been on the white blob who voted for him. These “loud, illiterate and credulous people,” as a sap at Salon brands them, think on an “emotional level.” Bill Moyers warned that ours is a “dark age of unreason,” in which “low information” folks are lining up behind “The Trump Emotion Machine.” Andrew Sullivan said Trump supporters relate to him as a “cult leader fused with the idea of the nation.”
Supporters of a plan for California to secede from the union took their first formal step Monday morning, submitting a proposed ballot measure to the state attorney general’s office in the hopes of a statewide vote as soon as 2018.
Marcus Ruiz Evans, the vice president and co-founder of Yes California, said his group had been planning to wait for a later election, but the presidential election of Donald Trump sped up the timeline.
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Time For Truth: (LA Times) – Secessionists formally launch quest for California's independence
Many actors think there ought to be a law against posting their ages online, and California this year obliged critics of ageism in Hollywood by passing a law targeting a leading movie and television information website.
The law has been challenged in a lawsuit by the company IMDb, which is owned by Amazon.com Inc and operates a repository of information on the film and television industry.
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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – Revealing an actor's age is illegal? IMDb website sues California
Jane Sanders, wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, said Friday that she “absolutely” believes he could have won Tuesday’s election if he’d been the Democratic nominee.
In an interview on CNN, Wolf Blitzer asked Sanders, “Do you think your husband would have had a better chance at beating Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton did?”
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Time For Truth: (The Hill) – Jane Sanders: 'Absolutely' Bernie could have beat Trump