- 3:04 pm Monday, December 5th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
A day after an armed man from North Carolina entered a Washington, D.C. pizza parlor, spurred on by a conspiracy theory stoked in the weeks before the November elections by the release of hacked emails from Wikileaks, the White House said fake stories circulated on the internet about the Hillary Clinton campaign had almost produced a terrible outcome.
“It’s deeply troubling that some of those false reports could lead to violence,” said White House Press Secretary John Earnest, as Earnest praised the work of D.C. police to deal with Edgar Maddison Welch, who was arrested without incident.
“I think there’s no denying [More]
- 12:20 pm Monday, December 5th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
After weeks of legal drama involving vote recounts and charges of possibly illegal voting, Gov. Pat McCrory announced on Monday that he was giving up his bid to win re-election, paving the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be the next Governor of North Carolina.
“I personally believe that the majority of our citizens have spoken,” McCroy said.
“Thank you for the honor to serve the great state of North Carolina,” the Governor said in a surprise video release.
Cooper’s lead had stabilized – even increased a little – after some contentious recount efforts, settling around a 10,000 vote advantage over the incumbent [More]
- 7:24 am Monday, December 5th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
The Cabinet of President-Elect Donald Trump continued to take shape on Monday, as former GOP rival Ben Carson was selected by Mr. Trump to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development starting next year.
“Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” the President-Elect said in a written statement issued early on Monday morning.
“We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities,” Mr. Trump added.
Carson said he was honored by the choice.
“I feel that I can make [More]
- 8:04 pm Sunday, December 4th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
One of the more outlandish, but widely shared conspiracy theories that emerged from the Wikileaks release of emails from a top aide to Hillary Clinton, surrounded pizza, what some claimed was a child sex trafficking operation that was linked to the Democratic nominee and her allies, based out of a Washington, D.C. neighborhood pizza restaurant.
On Sunday afternoon, a man walked into that restaurant, Comet Ping Pong, armed with a gun – in a neighborhood that sees very little in the way of violence.
It set off concerns about those conspiracy theory stories.
Luckily, no one was injured. But it quickly brought [More]
- 10:41 pm Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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After being ordered by a court to post a $1 million payment to start recount efforts in Pennsylvania, Green Party candidate Jill Stein abruptly dropped that legal bid on Saturday night, as she denounced the demand that her supporters put up money to pay for a rec