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Hillary Clinton: Fake News Is Now Putting Lives at Risk

She calls it an epidemic

(Newser) - The spread of fake news over the last year is an "epidemic" and "ordinary lives are at risk," says Hillary Clinton. Speaking Thursday at a ceremony honoring retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Clinton joked about her recent reclusiveness and fondness for "taking selfies in the... More »

In First Interview, Pizza Gunman Admits His Info 'Wasn't 100%'

But he won't say PizzaGate rumors are false

(Newser) - "I just wanted to do some good," says the man who allegedly fired an assault rifle inside a pizzeria in Washington, DC, on Sunday, though he admits he "went about it the wrong way." Speaking to the New York Times , Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, explains he... More »

Cops: Guy Investigating 'PizzaGate' Fired Shot in DC Eatery

Conspiracy theorists think restaurant is HQ of Clinton sex trafficking ring

(Newser) - Fake news has real consequences, the owner of Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington, DC, said after a man who claimed to be investigating the "PizzaGate" conspiracy theory allegedly fired at least one shot inside the establishment Sunday afternoon. The Washington Post reports that North Carolina man Edgar... More »

Meeting of Clinton, Trump Aides Turned Nasty Fast

'You guys are bitter'

(Newser) - The post-election forum at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government has traditionally been a respectful meeting of rival campaign strategists. This year, it's a miracle they didn't start throwing chairs. The forum turned into a shouting match as six Hillary Clinton aides and six Donald Trump aides... More »

Al Gore Changes His Mind About Electoral College

Get rid of it, he says

(Newser) - The man who would have been the 43rd president if the Electoral College weren't in place thinks it's time to ditch it. Al Gore, who won the popular vote but lost the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000, tells NBC News that he's changed his mind... More »

Clinton Again Emerges, Makes Katy Perry Cry

Surprise presenter took UNICEF stage to say 'we need champions like Katy now more than ever'

(Newser) - Katy Perry gave a "Roar" to Hillary Clinton in a pre-election concert, and Tuesday night Clinton returned the favor. The ex-presidential candidate showed at UNICEF's Snowflake Ball in New York City, serving as a surprise presenter for the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award bestowed upon Perry, per the Hollywood ... More »

Bernie Sanders: 'Nothing Wrong' With Recount

Though it's not likely to change anything, he says

(Newser) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says "there's nothing wrong with" pursuing recounts to ensure the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump's Nov. 8 victory. The former Democratic presidential candidate addressed the looming recount in Wisconsin—and the prospect of others in Michigan and Pennsylvania—Sunday morning on CNN's... More »

Trump: 'Ridiculous' Recount Is 'a Scam'

Says Jill Stein is lining her pockets, raps Hillary Clinton for not respecting outcome

(Newser) - Donald Trump is not going to keep you in suspense about what he thinks about election recount efforts currently underway: "This recount is just a way for Jill Stein, who received less than one percent of the vote overall and wasn't even on the ballot in many states,... More »

Clinton Campaign Joins Jill Stein's Recount Efforts

But Clinton lawyer says they don't expect anything to change

(Newser) - Jill Stein's recount efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania just got a major new supporter: the Clinton campaign. NBC News reports the campaign announced Saturday it will participate in the recount in Wisconsin and possible recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania to make sure the process is "fair" for... More »

Insiders Say Clinton Only Conceded After Obama Called

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton didn't concede the election until after a late-night phone call from President Obama, according to a new book on the historic defeat. The Hill reports that authors Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen say sources told them Obama called Clinton as results came in from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and... More »

Supporters Leave Thanksgiving Message Outside Clinton's Home

'We are thankful for Hillary, an American hero'

(Newser) - Despite losing the election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton still found something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, namely signs left by her supporters on a street corner near her New York home, CNN reports. "I was greeted by this heartwarming display on the corner of my street today,... More »

Experts Say Something's Up With Votes in 3 Swing States

Computer scientists and election lawyers want a recount

(Newser) - A group of notable academics believes it's found "persuasive evidence" that something is fishy with the presidential votes in three swing states, and it's encouraging Hillary Clinton to ask for a recount, New York Magazine reports. The group, which isn't going on the record at the... More »

Clinton's Popular Vote Lead Keeps Climbing

She now leads by 1.7M votes

(Newser) - Donald Trump is going to the White House, but Hillary Clinton might find some consolation in the popular vote. She currently leads Trump by 1.7 million votes, up from 1.1 million , with some states still evaluating absentee and provisional ballots, reports USA Today . The Electoral College, of course,... More »

Trump Team: No, We Won't Try to Lock Her Up

Kellyanne Conway says as much to MSNBC

(Newser) - In an early October debate , Donald Trump said to Hillary Clinton that "if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation." The former has come to pass, but the latter apparently won't, at least according... More »

Clinton Makes 1st Public Appearance Since Conceding

'Coming here tonight wasn't the easiest thing for me'

(Newser) - "Coming here tonight wasn't the easiest thing for me," Hillary Clinton admitted at the Children's Defense Fund gala in Washington, DC, on Wednesday night. "There have been a few times this past week where all I wanted to do was curl up with a good... More »

Clinton Is Winning Popular Vote by More Than 1M

Sen. Boxer brings in bill to scrap Electoral College

(Newser) - In news unlikely to bring much cheer to the Clinton household, Hillary Clinton is now the winningest loser in the history of American presidential elections. According to the Cook Political Report election tracker, Clinton's lead in the popular vote has grown to more than 1 million, with 62,403,... More »

Clinton Wins New Hampshire

Only 1 state still has to report results

(Newser) - Almost a week after the result that really mattered, some good news has arrived for the Clinton campaign: Hillary Clinton has officially won New Hampshire and its four Electoral College votes, the AP reports. Clinton won by around 2,700 votes, less than 1% of the 732,000 cast, and... More »

Clinton: Comey's Late Bombs Torpedoed My Campaign

Says in call that FBI director's letters dealt her last-minute irrecoverable blows

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton isn't writing James Comey any love letters these days, reports the New York Times , with the vanquished Democrat briefly raising her head Saturday to tell top fundraisers in a conference call that while "there are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful,... More »

Chappelle, SNL Put Thoughtful Coda on Election

Kate McKinnon performs Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' in character as Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live called on host Dave Chappelle's wit and Kate McKinnon's "Hallelujah" for a thoughtful coda to a divisive election, reports the AP . Chappelle, claiming to be rusty after a decade out of the TV spotlight, proved eager to offer his take on Donald Trump's... More »

Katy Perry Cancels Gig Over 'Emergency,' Fans Blame Hillary

Chinese fans are convinced election loss is the reason for cancellation

(Newser) - Katy Perry blamed a "family emergency" when she canceled a planned Thursday concert in China at the last minute, but many Chinese fans are rolling their eyes at that excuse and pointing to Hillary Clinton's unexpected loss in the US presidential election as the real reason Perry couldn'... More »

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