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Here's what happens to the @POTUS Twitter after Trump is sworn in

President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview published late Sunday that he would continue tweeting on his personal “@realDonaldTrump” Twitter handle even after he is sworn in later this week. “When you think that you’re 46 million there, I’d rather just let that build up and just keep it @realDonaldTrump, it’s working,” Trump told The Times of London, referring to ...

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De Blasio raises $1M for campaign — much less than GOP challenger

Mayor de Blasio raised just over $ 1 million in donations for his re-election campaign in the last six months, his campaign reported Monday. But his fundraising haul falls short of Republican challenger Paul Massey, a developer who despite his lower name recognition brought in $ 1.6 million in the filing period, according to figures his campaign released last week. ...

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B Street Band cancels plans to play Trump inauguration gala

January 20 won’t be a glory day for the B Street Band after all. The well-known Bruce Springsteen cover band that had been booked to play one of the several inauguration galas this week, has canceled its performance, citing its loyalty to “The Boss” himself, an avid Hillary Clinton supporter. “With deepest apologies to our fans and the New Jersey ...

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Rev. Sharpton urges Donald Trump to speak with John Lewis

President-elect Donald Trump should be “King-like” on Martin Luther King Day and contact Rep. John Lewis, Rev. Al Sharpton said Monday. Speaking at a National Action Network breakfast in Washington, D.C., Sharpton said these were “serious times” that demanded Trump move on from his nasty feud with Lewis, a civil rights icon who said over the weekend he did not ...

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Oscar López Rivera does not deserve President Obama’s pardon

Rumor has it that President Obama might pardon FALN mastermind Oscar López Rivera. He shouldn’t. Now 74-years old, López Rivera has served 35 years of a 55-year sentence for seditious conspiracy and weapons-related charges. “I am an enemy of the United States government,” he told federal judge Thomas McMillen in 1983. There is no evidence that he’s changed his mind. ...

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Crowley will give up national security post in Trump admin

Monica Crowley, who faced an onslaught of plagiarism accusations after President-elect Donald Trump tapped her for a high-profile post on his National Security Council, will not accept the job. “After much reflection I have decided to remain in New York to pursue other opportunities and will not be taking a position in the incoming administration,” Crowley, who had been offered ...

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Moore, Baldwin to protest Trump in NYC before inauguration

Filmmaker Michael Moore is among those assembling an ensemble cast of stars to protest President-elect Trump the night before his inauguration. The left-wing “Fahrenheit 9/11” director teamed up with actors Alec Baldwin and Mark Ruffalo to lead a demonstration against the soon-to-be president Thursday in front of the Trump International Hotel in New York City. With the protest, which Moore ...

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Cuomo appoints Rowan Wilson to top state court

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo has tapped Rowan Wilson, a Harvard Law School graduate with 30 years of legal experience at a Manhattan law firm, to fill a vacant seat in the state’s top court, the administration announced early Monday. Wilson, a Democrat and a partner in the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, would become the Court of Appeals’ second ...

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Donald Trump to meet with Martin Luther King III

President-elect Donald Trump plans to meet with Martin Luther King III on Monday in New York, his incoming press secretary said. Trump had initially planned to spend Martin Luther King Day visiting the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. — but the trip was called off due to unspecified “scheduling issues.” Monday’s meeting, involving King ...

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Rep. Nadler: Dems will work with Trump despite inaugural boycott

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) insisted Monday that Democrats in Congress will work with President-elect Donald Trump — even as they band together in a boycott of his inauguration. “We’ll work with him when we agree with him, we’ll oppose him when we don’t agree with him,” Nadler said on CNN’s “New Day” — after joining more than two dozen of ...

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