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Donald Trump Is President, America Will Survive This

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While vigilance is called for, America will survive Donald Trump just as it has survived everything else we’ve faced since the nation’s founding.

Trump Forks Over $25 Million To Settle Trump University Cases

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With just a day to go before he becomes the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump has officially settled the lawsuits filed against him regarding the so-called ‘Trump University,’ which was the subject of numerous consumer and fraud complaints: Days before President-elect Donald Trump is set to take the oath to uphold the […]

Global Temperatures Set Another Record In 2016

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The reality of global climate change made itself evident again in 2016.

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

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A potentially controversial commutation from President Obama today.

Donald Trump To Take First Weekend As POTUS Off

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Donald Trump will take some time off after taking the Oath of Office.

Monica Crowley Backs Out Of Post In Trump Administration After Plagiarism Charges

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After a week or more of plagiarism allegations, Monica Crowley has withdrawn from the position she was named to in the Trump Administration: Conservative author and television personality Monica Crowley is stepping away from her appointment to a senior communications role in Donald Trump’s incoming administration, CNN confirms. The move comes after CNN’s KFile uncovered multiple […]

Further Evidence Of Monica Crowley’s Plagiarism

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Based on a CNN analysis, it appears the plagiarism in Monica Crowley’s dissertation was even more extensive than previously reported: Conservative commentator Monica Crowley, who is slated to serve in a top national security communications role in Donald Trump’s presidential administration, plagiarized thousands of words of her 2000 dissertation for her Columbia University Ph.D., a CNN […]

Trump Appointee Monica Crowley Faces Further Plagiarism Allegations

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First it was her book, then it was her Ph.D. dissertation, now we’ve learned that Donald Trump National Security nominee Monica Crowley appears to have plagiarized at least fifty times in columns she wrote for The Washington Times: Monica Crowley, Donald Trump’s pick for a senior national security communications role, plagiarized multiple sources in some of her […]

Joe Biden On The Verge Of Setting A Record For Vice-Presidents

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Unless something happens in the next ten days, Joe Biden will become the first two-term Vice-President who didn’t need to cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate.

Harper Collins Pulls Monica Crowley Book After Plagiarism Charges

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As Steven Taylor has noted, Monica Crowley, who has been chosen by Donald Trump for a position at the National Security Council, has been accused of plagiarism in both her book and her dissertation in cases that seem to be fairly clear-cut and damning. Now, Harper Collins has announced that it is pulling copies of her […]

Joe Biden To Leave Washington, D.C. By Amtrak

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After the Inauguration of President-Elect Trump and Vice-President-Elect Pence, Joe Biden will be leaving D.C. the way he arrived for much of his Senate career: Joe Biden will resume a long-held personal ritual when he leaves Washington for his home state of Delaware after President-elect Donald Trump’z inauguration on Jan. 20: taking the train. “Jan […]

Donald Trump Asks Congress, Not Mexico, To Pay For His Border Wall

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Once again, Donald Trump has played his supporters for suckers.

Trump Tweets about the new Apprentice…

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I saw these on FB and they were so bizarrely petty that I thought they were fake.  But, in fact, I found them on his Twitter feed: Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got “swamped” (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT. So much for…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January […]

An Excellent Question (The New Love for Assange)

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What is the deal with the love-fest for Julian Assange?

Paul Ryan Breaks With Trump On International Trade Policies

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In a break with President-Elect Trump, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said Congress would block any effort to increase tariffs.

The GOP’s Supreme Court Gamble Pays Off

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Just under a year ago, Senate Republicans took a big risk regarding the Supreme Court. Now, it’s paid off big time.

Obama: I Could Have Beaten Trump And Won A Third Term

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President Obama thinks he would have beaten Donald Trump. And he’s probably right.

United Nations Resolution Vote Leads To More Tension Between U.S. And Israel

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While you were celebrating Christmas, Israel was blasting the Obama Administration and cozying up to the incoming Trump Administration.

Government Reports Strong Economic Growth In Third Quarter, But It’s Unlikely To Last

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The economy grew strongly in the third quarter of the year, but it doesn’t seem likely to last.

Republicans Cower In Fear In The Face Of Trump And His Supporters

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Republicans are afraid to oppose Donald Trump for fear that his supporters will come after them.

What To Expect Today From The Electoral College

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Beginning late this morning, the Electors in each of the states will meet to carry out their Constitutional function. Despite the drama accompanying this year’s election, there’s likely to be far less drama than some people seem to be hoping for.

Why Did Clinton Lose The Election? Perhaps The Blame Lies With Her Own Campaign

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Hillary Clinton’s national campaign wasn’t nearly as well-organized as we’d been led to believe.

Oops. He’s doing it again.

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Eliminating the department would mean parceling out most of its activities to other federal agencies, a sleight of hand maneuver that might create the appearance of smaller government but would disrupt the ordinary operations of the federal government. 

Donald Trump Formally Names Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State

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As expected, Donald Trump has formally named Rex Tillerson as his Secretary of State: WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump on Tuesday officially selected Rex W. Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, to be his secretary of state. In saying he will nominate Mr. Tillerson, the president-elect is dismissing bipartisan concerns the globe-trotting leader […]

John Bolton Reportedly In Line For Number Two Spot At State Department

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A controversial member of George W. Bush’s foreign policy team is up for a post in Donald Trump’s State Department.

ExxonMobil CEO Rex TIllerson Reportedly Trump’s Pick For Secretary Of State

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The head of the biggest energy company in the world is reportedly Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of State.

The Dunning-Kruger Doctrine

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Apropos of my post this morning is this tweet I noted the other day: We’ve had the Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush Doctrines. But Trump’s will be the Dunning-Kruger Doctrine. — Paul Musgrave (@profmusgrave) December 3, 2016 To quote the President-elect:  Sad.  (Not to mention funny but really really not funny). (For further research).

Potential Trump Cabinet Pick Could Add To GOP Senate Majority

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Donald Trump is reportedly considering North Dakota Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp to be Secretary of Agriculture and, if she accepted the offer it would likely add to the Republican majority in the Senate: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp has emerged as President-elect Donald Trump’s leading choice for Agriculture secretary, sources close to the transition tell POLITICO. The first-term […]

CIA Report: Russia Acted To Help Trump Win The Election

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New information raises serious questions about the integrity of the 2016 elections, and about Donald Trump and his supporters.

Trump To Remain Executive Producer Of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ After Becoming President

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Another conflict of interest for President-Elect Trump.

Another General In Trump’s Cabinet

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Three of the top four national security positions in Donald Trump’s Cabinet will be filled by retired Generals. This isn’t necessarily a good thing.

Donald Trump Is Time’s ‘Person Of The Year’

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In the end, there was no other logical choice.

Ben Carson Picked For HUD Secretary

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An odd choice for HUD Secretary.

Jon Huntsman For Secretary Of State?

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Another name may be on the short list for Secretary of State.

Solid November Jobs Growth Seems To Guarantee Higher Interest Rates In December

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Another month of solid but not spectacular jobs growth seems to guarantee that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates this month.

Trump Selects Retired General James Mattis As Secretary Of Defense

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President-Elect Trump has selected a retired Marine Corps General to lead the Defense Department: President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across the Middle East to run the Pentagon less than four years after he hung up […]

Trump Announces He Will ‘Leave His Business,’ But Provides Few Details

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Donald Trump says he will ‘leave his business,’ but is providing very few details and continuing to leave the impression that he will enter office with more conflicts of interest than any previous President in American history.

Donald Trump Opposes Flag Burning, Supports Burning The Constitution

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Donald Trump resurrects an old debate and desecrates the Constitution in the process.

Obama And Biden Will Skip Castro’s Funeral

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Neither President Obama nor Vice-President Biden will attend Fidel Castro’s funeral.

Trump’s Tweet on “Illegal Voting” Encapsulates Serious Problems

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Those who voted for him thinking he would be guided or controlled by more sober individuals or that he would start acting presidential once elected: you were wrong.

Let’s Look At Potential Democratic Candidates For 2020!

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Just 1,436 days until Election Day 2020!

Donald Trump Falsely Claims He Won The Electoral Vote By A Landslide

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Donald Trump claims he won an Electoral College landslide. This is a bald-faced lie.

Donald Trump Claims ‘Illegal Voting’ In Three States He Lost

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Now Donald Trump is alleging that the 2016 Election was tainted by ‘illegal voting,’ even though he won!

Even More EC Fantasies

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Debunked!

Trump Refusing To Take Intelligence Briefings

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For Donald Trump, it appears that ignorance is bliss.

Gratitude for the Art of Losing Graciously

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Democracy produces good rulers, right?  Sometimes.  What good democracies actually produce best is good losers. Let us then be grateful for gracious losers, for our losers no less than our winners carry forward the American experiment in self-rule.  

India And Pakistan Exchange Fire In Kashmir

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As America prepares for a Presidential transition, an old conflict with a history of turning dangerous rears its head.

Mitt Romney Said To Be Top Contender For Secretary Of State

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Mitt Romney and Donald Trump became bitter rivals for the soul of the GOP in 2016, but Romney appears to be at the top of Trump’s list for the nation’s top diplomat.

America To Trump: Delete Your Account

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Most Americans wish Donald Trump would stop tweeting. Good luck with that.

Trump Backs Away From Idea Of New Clinton Email Investigation, Prosecution

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Trump backs away from yet another campaign promise.

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