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Elections 2016


  There have been many negative critiques of President Donald Trump’s inaugural address, but former President George W. Bush reportedly offered what might be the most amusing. Trump’s speech, which conservative pundit George Will denounced as “the most dreadful inaugural address in history,” featured “American carnage” as its theme, with references to “rusted-out factories scattered …

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  Russian President Vladimir Putin has publicly denied interfering with the United States 2016 presidential election. According to Daily Mail, while speaking at a forum for Arctic issues in Archangelsk, Putin was asked point-blank if Russia had any involvement with the 2016 presidential election in the United States, and if any evidence would be found. …

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Donald Trump met with the CEOs of various manufacturing companies at the White House Thursday, during which he joked that Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson probably wanted Hillary Clinton to win the election. “Lockheed Martin has just announced 1,800 new jobs and U.S. plants are doing a great job and we started negotiating with them a little …

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Reporters with CNN asked President Donald Trump how the Podesta email leak compares with the leak that former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn misled the administration about his conversation with a Russian ambassador at a press conference Thursday, and his response was epic. John Podesta was a top staffer in for former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton …

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The biggest thing Donald Trump was surprised by when he became president was how much money he could save for the country, he told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly during part three of a multi-part interview on “The O’Reilly Factor” Tuesday night. “What is the most surprising thing for you about this job you have,” host Bill …

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Hundreds of residents of Miami-Dade County in Florida are demanding that Mayor Carlos Gimenez reinstate the county’s sanctuary policy in a second protest, according to a Tuesday report from the Miami Herald. Nearly 400 protesters occupied the space outside of the Miami-Dade government seat to voice their disapproval of Gimenez’s decision to comply with an …

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Democrats are trying an emotional appeal to gain support in their fight against President Donald Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban.” Trump signed an executive order on Friday suspending all refugee admissions from any country for 120 days, and a 90-day moratorium on U.S. entry of any citizen from seven Middle Eastern countries. The orders also cap the number of …

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The parents of Trayvon Martin wrote a book about their experience, and announcing that they are interested in running for office at the beginning of their book tour Tuesday, according to USA Today. Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton announced they both are interested in running for office in an attempt to “be part of the …

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A new California assembly bill would require students to learn that Russian hacking helped get President Donald Trump elected. Democratic California Assemblyman Marc Levine plans to introduce the “Pravda Act of 2017” within the next few weeks. Pravda is Russian for “truth.” “Students need to understand how [President] Trump’s policies are colored by the way he …

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Several members of the D.C. Metro Police Department took pictures with members of the protest wearing pink “pussy hats” in a show of support of the movement Saturday afternoon. The pictures obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show several members of the police force attempting to direct traffic through the crowd, while just down …

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A Democratic lawmaker plans to initiate impeachment proceedings against President-elect Donald Trump as soon as possible, according to a Wednesday interview with The Young Turks. Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin won election in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District for the first time in 2016, and it appears the former state Senate majority whip wants to make his …

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The number of Democratic lawmakers boycotting President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration has increased to 20, according to a Monday report from Fox News. The most recent dropouts came as a result of the spat Trump had with Rep. John Lewis over the weekend on Twitter, according to Rep. Ted Lieu of California. “For me, the personal …

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President-elect Donald Trump smashed fundraising records for his inauguration, according to a Friday report from the Associated Press. Trump managed to raise an astounding $90 million dollars in private individual donations for the inauguration, more than President Barack Obama raised in 2009 and 2013 combined. Obama raised $55 million the first year, and $43 million …

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Media outlets ran an Associated Press story Friday that outlined just how terrible President-elect Donald Trump will be … for Mexican jobs. Mexican reporter Christopher Sherman wrote the story for The AP, and high-profile outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, the Chicago Tribune, and Business Insider all ran the story, alongside …

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President-elect Donald Trump beat President Barack Obama in a head-to-head poll published Wednesday by Morning Consult. The poll asked the question: “Who would win between Trump and Obama?” and was released shortly after Obama expressed confidence that he would win in a race against Trump instead of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Loading… Trump led the …

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A Georgetown University associate professor had a month-long meltdown after a Muslim woman explained why she voted for President-elect Donald Trump. Asra Q. Nomani, a former Georgetown journalism professor and Wall Street Journal reporter, wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post Nov. 10 explaining why she, as a Muslim woman and “long-time liberal,” voted for …

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The Los Angeles Times has published an editorial arguing that the Electoral College shouldn’t be allowed to choose the next U.S. president, on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. Needless to say, Kenneth Jost’s argument is a very bold one, since the Constitution explicitly creates the Electoral College and describes how it works; the system …

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MSNBC host Brian Williams decried the spread of fake news Thursday evening, even though the former NBC anchor was suspended in 2015 for lying to the public about details of his own career. Williams warned about fake news on “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams” while reporting on Ret. Gen. Mike Flynn’s son’s dismissal from the Trump …

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Hillary Clinton, now a private citizen after conceding the election to Donald Trump, wants in on the recount effort Green Party nominee Jill Stein launched Friday, even though she previously called such a notion “horrifying.” During the final debate between Clinton and Donald Trump last month in Las Vegas, Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace asked …

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A business owner in Albuquerque has announced that, due to his opposition to “fascism,” he will henceforth refuse to do business with Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump supporters. According to KOB 4 News, Matthew Blanchfield runs the online marketing company 1st in SEO, and he’s so upset about the presidential election he’s willing to shed …

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The modern American media may have just had their worst year yet, and for their efforts, they have announced they’d like to reward themselves more power than they have held in decades. The past year has seen a declining trust in the media that is fully deserved. Debate moderators have been exposed as shills; network employees have been busted tipping the scales …

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