WHAT TO EXPECT OUT OF A DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENCY Mitch McConnell says the repeal of Obamacare is a top priority. The fight against climate change is looking dicey. There’s new hope for the Keystone XL pipeline, good news for coal and likely the death of Merrick Garland’s chances at the Supreme Court. These are the two things Trump could feasibly do on his first day in office. And protests flared around the country following the election. [Jonathan Cohn, HuffPost]
WHY HUFFPOST POLLSTER’S PRESIDENTIAL FORECAST DIDN’T SEE A TRUMP WIN COMING Breaking down exactly how our polling went wrong. [Natalie Jackson, HuffPost]
HOW HILLARY CLINTON’S LOSS IS A ROMNEY 2012 MOMENT FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY And where the party will go from here. [NYT]
IRAQI FORCES ACCUSED OF TORTURE IN FIGHT OUTSIDE OF MOSUL “Iraqi government forces killed and tortured civilians south of Mosul, rights groups said on Thursday, the first such reports of alleged abuse in a U.S.-backed campaign to retake the city from Islamic State.” [Reuters]
COLIN KAEPERNICK DID NOT VOTE Yeah, we couldn’t believe the 49ers quarterback didn’t, either. [Landess Kearns, HuffPost]
AND THOUSANDS OF MASSIVE SNOWBALLS HAVE APPEARED ON A SIBERIAN BEACH Some are three feet across! [Lee Speigel, HuffPost]
SO, CELEBRITIES HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THE ELECTION A lot of feelings. [HuffPost]
BRAD PITT CLEARED OF CHILD ABUSE ACCUSATIONS The Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services has reportedly dropped the investigation. [CNN]
THE ‘LAW & ORDER: SVU’ EPISODE BASED ON DONALD TRUMP GOT POSTPONED AGAIN Will it ever air? [Vulture]
INSIDE MELANIA TRUMP’S HOMETOWN ELECTION PARTY IN SLOVENIA Looks like a street will be named after the new first lady. [HuffPost]
IN AN ODD UPLIFTING MOMENT Pharma bro Martin Shkreli shared some of the secret Wu-Tang Clan album. [HuffPost]
A LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF BUTTER Which, to be honest, we love very, very much. [Lucky Peach]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Folks are loving this 2012 tweet from Donald Trump about the electoral college.
~ Emma Watson is hiding Maya Angelou books around NYC, because she couldn’t get any cooler.
~ Who robs a pregnant woman in contractions? Seriously, who?
~ Meet the actress set to play Kate Middleton for a BBC/Masterpiece special.
~ The story of the “Madam President” New York Times cover that could have been.
~ Scientists have helped a monkey with spinal cord damage walk againthrough a wireless connection.
~ Why everyone is talking about getting an IUD.
~ And it’s never a good thing with F/A-18 jets run into ― each other.