Moon Of Liberty Newsround – 13th Jan 2017

Blue_Moon2News Digest 13th Jan 2017 @ 9.30 pm

Institute of Economic Affairs video – Jeremy Corbyn’s maximum wage ‘an absolutely terrible idea’

The Moon Of Liberty/Winning At Politics – Thursday’s local by election round up

Fox News – Rosie O’Donnell calls for martial law to stop Donald Trump’s inauguration

Bloomberg – Deutsche Bank says Brexit is driving up Berlin house prices

Sky News – Nationwide eyes £2.7bn sale of property arm assets

BBC News – Exorcist writer William Peter Blatty dies aged 89

Independent – Tristram Hunt is named new V&A director amid concerns they will start charging

NBC News – US Congress moves a step closer to repealing Obamacare

Irish Times – CIA prepares for unprecedented challenges that a Donald Trump Presidency could bring

London Evening Standard – Top public schools team up with Tottenham Hotspur FC to create a new sixth form

Order Order – The Daily Politics guide to Brexit

Independent – McDonalds to hand out thousands of free meals to the homeless

BBC News – MP Tristram Hunt resigns to become V&A museum director, forcing a by election in Stoke On Trent

Daily Express – Donald Trump predicts the end of the EU as aides ask which nations will be next to leave



Moon of Liberty News & Politics – News digest 07 Jan 2017


News Digest 07 Jan 2017 at 12.30 pm

Sky News – Michelle Obama makes her final speech as first lady

BBC News – Lord Heseltine fined for knocking cyclist off his bike

Sky News – Donald Trump hits out at ‘Political Witchhunt’ over Russian hacking

The Hill – Arnold Schwarzenegger hits back at Donald Trump after poor rating remark

Daily Telegraph – Shots fired at Fort Lauderdale airport, 5 now confirmed dead

Daily Express – Lord Fowler says the House of Lords will not sabotage Brexit

New Statesman – Could Ed Balls be Labour’s candidate in Copeland?

Business Insider – University of Cambridge academics refute Treasury’s Brexit figures as having ‘no basis in reality’

Newsweek – South Korea employ a ‘Twitter Officer’ to monitor Trump’s Twitter account

Newsweek – Norway will be the first to switch off FM Radio

NBC News – Despite objections, Trump’s victory is confirmed by Congress

Daily Telegraph – John Kerry blames British Parliament for inaction on Syria

Reuters – US ambassador to New Zealand says all envoys have been asked to quit in Inauguration Day

New York Times – CIA/FBI report accuses Vladimir Putin of directly ordering hacking campaign to help Trump

Daily Express – Alan Johnson tells BBC Any Questions free movement must end

Spectator comment – James Forsyth on what Theresa May must learn from David Cameron’s failed negotiation



Moon Of Liberty Politics – US Congress certifies Donald Trump’s victory




Congress certifies Trump Victory

Despite some shouted objections along the way, Congress met today to certify the victory of Donald Trump and confirm his victory as President. There were what are known as faithless electors on both sides, that is members of the electoral college who did not vote according to how the state voted. Thus it meant votes for Colin Powell, John Kasich, Bernie Sanders, Ron Paul and environmentalist activist from the Dakota’s Spotted Eagle. Trump did receive more than the required 270 electoral votes however, which confirms he will be inaugurated President on 20th January. This was the final part of the process which closes off avenues for anyone now wanting to stop Mr Trump becoming the incumbent of the Oval Office later this month.





Donald Trump 304

Hilary Clinton 227

Colin Powell 3

John Kasich 1

Ron Paul 1

Bernie Sanders 1

Spotted Eagle 1

DONALD TRUMP is formally elected the 45th President of the United States of America