NORTH CAROLINA. Governor Pat McCrory’s days could be numbered: “The margin between Governor Pat McCrory and his Democratic opponent, Roy Cooper, just broke the 10,000 vote mark, leaving McCrory with no current right to demand a recount.”
HOT AIR. Don’t believe everything you read about Donald Trump and Carrier Air Conditioning: “Be wary of this news and how it’s being reported…We don’t know what the deal is or how it was struck. We don’t even know if it’s actually a good or wise deal. Also worth noting that Pence is still Indiana governor for the moment. The tax break may be state, not federal. And Pence the one orchestrating this whole thing.”
NEW ARRIVALS. Bradley Cooper is going to be a daddy–as in, he’s having a baby (with model Irina Shayk).
LET YOUR WHOLE BODY TALK. Lady Gaga works the runway at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
CABINET OF DEPLORABLES. Sarah Palin might be Donald Trump’s Secretary of the VA: “The Palin aide said that Palin recently told Trump transition officials, “I feel as though the megaphone I have been provided can be used in a productive and positive way to help those desperately in need.” The Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest government agency, with over 300,000 federal employees and a budget of $182 billion for 2017.”
Nothing would say "supporting veterans" like appointing a lazy dilettante to oversee their health care. https://t.co/eZxi8yeohB
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) November 30, 2016
DEMS. Nancy Pelosi re-elected as House Minority Leader after challenge from Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio): “But Pelosi’s margin of victory, 134 votes to 63 for Ryan, signaled a large degree of discontent with her continued leadership after 14 years atop the caucus and, more broadly, with the Democratic policy agenda that many lawmakers feel has grown stale. While she cleared her self-declared margin of victory, a two-thirds majority, many Democrats were stunned that almost a third of the caucus was willing to vote for a back-bench lawmaker with no major policy or political experience.”
ON DRESSING MELANIA. Tom Ford says no thanks: “I was asked dress her years ago, and I declined.”
SWEET TOOTH. The Burly Bakers 2017 calendar is actually a thing you might need.
CONSPIRACY THEORIES. Finally, moon-truthing will come to an end: “A German Lunar X-Prize team has announced its intentions to send two mobile probes to the Moon to inspect the lunar rover left behind by the Apollo 17 mission…The group, known as PT Scientists, is one of 16 teams currently vying for the $30 million Google Lunar X-Prize, a competition requiring a private group to land an autonomous vehicle on the Moon, travel more than 500 meters (1,640 feet), and transmit high-definition photographs back to Earth.”
RIGGED. Trump campaign worker found guilty of voter fraud he committed back in 2012: “It took less than an hour Wednesday for a jury to convict political activist Brandon Michael Hall on 10 counts of election law fraud, following a day-and-a-half trial in Ottawa County Circuit Court. The 27-year-old Grand Haven resident, author of the West Michigan Politics blog and self-admitted political junkie, said the verdict wasn’t a surprise. Hall said that he had resigned himself to that possibility after the Michigan Supreme Court, during this past summer, determined his case should be tried as a felony.”
HUMP DAY HOTTIE. brandonwickens.