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December 22, 2016

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–On the Show:

–With mere weeks left in power, the Obama administration puts out a report called “Preparing for the Future of Intelligence” that addresses the impact of automation on driving jobs, housecleaning services, and countless other occupations

–The North Carolina state legislature fails to repeal the HB2 transgender bathroom bill after nine hours of deliberation, keeping the discriminatory law on the books for another six months

–Between Russian hacking, gerrymandered congressional districts, and Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote by nearly 3 million ballots, it is clear that a President Donald Trump and the Republicans will have no mandate with the American people

–Notable discussions from The David Pakman Show Reddit

–Even Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is forced to admit that Donald Trump’s “drain the swamp” mantra is a thing of the past, telling NPR’s Morning Edition that “[Trump] now says it was cute, but he doesn’t want to use it anymore”

–Donald Trump slammed Hillary Clinton for her connections to Goldman Sachs during the campaign, but now he has appointed several of the finance company’s veterans to his cabinet, most notably Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary

–The David Pakman Show Indiegogo campaign is well on its way to surpassing the $10,000 mark

–A report by the White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) finds that in the 18 states (plus Washington, DC) that increased their minimum wage since 2014, low-income workers benefited from the raise without any additional harm to the economy

–Sadaam Hussein’s daughter Raghad praises Donald Trump in an interview with CNN, saying he has a “high level of political sensibility”

–Michigan Governor Rick Snyder approves a series of bills approving autonomous cars to take to public roadways, without the need for passengers or steering wheels

–Voicemail claims that in a rural hard-right country, one has to approve of Russa in order to be a patriot

–On the Bonus Show: Study finds Facebook lurking makes people miserable, Kasich expands concealed carry in daycares and colleges, an aerosol to cool the earth and much more…

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