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The election was rigged after all, and as it turns out in the favor of Trump, but NOT for the voters!! Most voters DID NOT vote for Trump, only 46.10% did, while 48.19% voted for Hillary, and 5.71% for others, which totals to 53.90% not for Trump. Hillary has won the "Popular Vote" by over 2.86 million votes according to several sources, see below.  Trump's electoral college win is 46th out of 58 in terms of winning the electoral vote—hardly a landslide. If not for Russia, quoting from Candidate Trump's Speech, "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find, the 30 thousand emails that are missing," these deleted emails would become available during the Presidential Campaign at WikiLeaks, and became a big of his campaign against Hillary, and may have been the main reason that she lost the the Electoral College Vote. Electoral Vote Representation
 

Source

Difference

Clinton

Trump

 

CNN

2,864,715

 

65,844,594

 

62,979,879

 

 

Cook Political Report

2,864,974

 

65,844,610

 

62,979,636

 

*

Fox News

1,326,481

 

62,521,739

 

61,195,258

 

 

NYTimes

2,864,974

 

65,844,610

 

62,979,636

 

*

PBS - AP

1,326,481

 

62,521,739

 

61,195,258

 

 

US Election Atlas

2,865,075

 

65,844,954

 

62,979,879

 

*

Wall Street Journal

1,322,095

 

62,523,126

 

61,201,031

 

    * No Recent Updates
      Note: Cook Political Report's spreadsheet shows all States and DC with Official/Certified Results.

This is a bad example of Democracy, after saying "Every VOTE counts," every persons vote should be counted equally!!

Ironically Trump tweeted, "The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy," following Mitt Romney's loss in 2012.

The difference is now "Bigger than either Dallas, or Houston, and now even Chicago" according to CNN, the Cook Political Report, the NYTimes, and the US Election Atlas websites. This Third Largest Popular Vote in US Election History is growing towards Obama's 2012 record of 65,915,716 votes—see the table below.  Donald Trump has the Fourth Largest Popular Vote.

Source

< Obama's Record

> Chicago

 

CNN

71,202

144,169

 

Cook Political Report

71,186

144,428

 

NYTimes

71,186

144,428

 

US Election Atlas

70,842

144,529

There are only two cities in the US with a large populations than this lead—New York City and Los Angeles!! The sizes of any city on the list below is substantial voter population to disregard!!

Rank

City

State

2015

 

Rank

City

State

2015

1

 

New York

New York

8,550,405

 

21

 

Detroit

Michigan

677,116

2

 

Los Angeles

California

3,971,883

 

22

 

Washington

District of Columbia

672,228

3

 

Chicago

Illinois

2,720,546

 

23

 

Boston

Massachusetts

667,137

4

 

Houston

Texas

2,296,224

 

24

 

Memphis

Tennessee

655,770

5

 

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

1,567,442

 

25

 

Nashville

Tennessee

654,610

6

 

Phoenix

Arizona

1,563,025

 

26

 

Portland

Oregon

632,309

7

 

San Antonio

Texas

1,469,845

 

27

 

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma

631,346

8

 

San Diego

California

1,394,928

 

28

 

Las Vegas

Nevada

623,747

9

 

Dallas

Texas

1,300,092

 

29

 

Baltimore

Maryland

621,849

10

 

San Jose

California

1,026,908

 

30

 

Louisville

Kentucky

615,366

11

 

Austin

Texas

931,830

 

31

 

Milwaukee

Wisconsin

600,155

12

 

Jacksonville

Florida

868,031

 

32

 

Albuquerque

New Mexico

559,121

13

 

San Francisco

California

864,816

 

33

 

Tucson

Arizona

531,641

14

 

Indianapolis

Indiana

853,173

 

34

 

Fresno

California

520,052

15

 

Columbus

Ohio

850,106

 

35

 

Sacramento

California

490,712

16

 

Fort Worth

Texas

833,319

 

36

 

Kansas City

Missouri

475,378

17

 

Charlotte

North Carolina

827,097

 

37

 

Long Beach

California

474,140

18

 

Seattle

Washington

684,451

 

38

 

Mesa

Arizona

471,825

19

 

Denver

Colorado

682,545

 

39

 

Atlanta

Georgia

463,878

20

 

El Paso

Texas

681,124

 

40

 

Colorado Springs

Colorado

456,568

Popular Vote History - Source Wikipedia
   

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Mitt Romney: Trump 'A con man, a fake' [FULL SPEECH]
- ABC News
Trump lays out his "Contract with America" [Full Video: First 100 Days Speech at Gettysburg] - CBS News
Critics mock Trump with 'winning' phrase - CNN
Trump on Obama's Executive Orders - Jehosaphat Jones
Donald Trump: Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find 30K emails that are missing. - The Jewish Buzz
Watch Retired Gen Flynn at RNC - PBS Newshour
Donald Trump — Obama Birth Certificate — Greatest Scam - Ringo Starr
Trump blasted others over classified info - CNN
Trump criticized Obama's Vacation Costs — Here's Donny - Act Now 2017
Donald Trump's "Grab Her By The Pussy" Video - Trump Fails - Rated R for language
Ex-Beauty Queen: Trump Walked Into Dressing Room of Nearly Naked Contestants - Inside Edition
Trump's new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway destroyed him while a TV pundit VIDEO - Egberto Willies
Trump, "A man of his word"
Donald Trump lying for 13 minutes straight - wgd
"FACT CHECKING" Donald Trump LIES - Marc Hustle
Lawrence On President Donald Trump's Lies, Big And Small | The Last Word - MSNBC
President Donald Trump, The Liar - The Daily Conversation
Trump Exposes Trump - PlainSight - Rated R for language
When Trump Asked About HIS Many Lies, He Replies, "It Must Work; I'm President and You're NOT" - Act Now 2017
  
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New questions arise about Jared Kushner as the Russia investigation continues - ABC News
White House advisers Gary Cohn and H.R. McMaster on Kushner controversy - CBS News
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Former FBI Director James Comey coordinating with special counsel - CBS News
President Trump wraps up foreign trip, returning home to White House controversies - CBS News"
Trump holds off on climate change pact as overseas trip ends - CBS This Morning
Washington Post reporter on Jared Kushner "revelations" - CBS This Morning
Did Jared Kushner propose a secret channel with Russia? - CBS This Morning
Trump advisers dodge Kushner questions - CNN
Hayden: We are in a dark place as a society - CNN
Report: Kushner proposed secret line to Russia - CNN
Jared Kushner Secret Channel Query Exceptionally Rare: Former Ambassador | Rachel Maddow - MSNBC
Jared Kusher Sought Kremlin Back Channel Via Russian Ambassador: Report | Rachel Maddow - MSNBC
Wait... Is James Comey Severus Snape? - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Trump Was The Laughingstock Of NATO - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Donald Trump Wants Everyone To Stop Being So Mean - The Young Turks
Trump and his Trumpets, Cucked by Saudis - The Young Turks - Rated R for language
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Bernie Sanders Blasts Trump’s Phony Populism - The Young Turks

FBI calls emergency meeting with Eric and Donald Trump Jr - ABC News
Hillary Clinton speaks to graduating students at her alma mater - ABC News
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New warning of Russian cyber-security firm - ABC News
Kushner tried to set up secret communications channel with Russia - CBS News
President Trump partcipates in G7 meetings - CBS News
Behind FBI scrutiny of Jared Kushner's contacts with Russia - CBS This Morning
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Jared Kushner under scrutiny in FBI Russia probe - CBS This Morning
Trump Hasn't Been Treated So Badly - Chelsea - Rated R for language
Amb Burns: Trump administration 'under siege' - CNN
Clinton roasts Trump, compares him to Nixon - CNN
S.E. Cupp — The Media's Obsession with Non-Scandals - The President Show - Comedy Central
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Jared Kushner's Russia Plan: 'Extremely Naïve Or Absolutely Crazy' | The Last Word - MSNBC
Jared Kushner Proposed Secret Channel To Kremlin | All In - MSNBC
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Leon Panetta: Russians 'Very Successful' In Undermining FBI Credibility | MTP Daily - MSNBC
Rep Terri Sewell: We Can't President Trust Trump to Protect Voting Rights - MSNBC
Democrats Swimming In Ammunition For Attack Ads For 2018 Midterm Elections | Morning Joe - MSNBC
Joe: Republican Party 'Is Going Straight To Hell’ | Morning Joe - MSNBC
What Al Franken Said To Ted Cruz That Left Him Speechless | All In - MSNBC
Pres Donald Trump Shifts On Climate Change, Russia During Trip Abroad - NBC News
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Hillary Clinton Alludes To President Donald Trump In Wellesley Commencement Speech - NBC News
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Hillary Clinton: Authoritarian Regimes Attempt To Control Reality - NBC News
Let's Join the FBI in Scrutinizing Jared Kushner - The Late Late Show with James Corden
Texas Town Hates Trump's Wall - The Young Turks
Texas Governor Jokes About Shooting Reporters - The Young Turks
"Person Of Interest" Jared Kushner Under FBI Scrutiny - The Young Turks
Trump's Saudi Arms Deal Creates Jobs IN SAUDI ARABIA - The Young Turks
Trump Transition Staffers Head To K Street Despite Lobbying Ban - The Young Turks
Top Arms Dealer May Surprise You - The Young Turks
Trump Pushes NATO Leader Out Of His Way - The Young Turks
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United States House of Representatives elections, 2018
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Informational
  
A Nation of Immigrants By John F. Kennedy - Amazon
  
ACLU
The “Freedom Cities” Campaign: Resistance through Progress at the Local Level - ACLU

The ACLU’s Next Endeavor: Organizing the People’s Power to Resist - ACLU
The Resistance Training: An ACLU Town Hall Live in Miami, FL - acluvideos
  
Adult Bullying — Anti-Bullying Help, Facts, and More — Bullying Statistics, 
How to Respond to an Adult Bully: 12 Steps (with Pictures) - WikiHow
  
Amazon Best Sellers: Best Books - Amazon.com
1) 1984  4) It Can't Happen Here  12) TRUMP, The Art of the Deal  15) Brave New World  25) The Origins of Totalitarianism   31) Fahrenheit 451  
  
America’s most famous statue was Muslim before she became Lady Liberty - Washington Post

Fireworks explode over the Statue of Liberty in celebration of the anniversary of its dedication on Oct. 28, 2011, in New York. (Spencer Platt/Getty)
  

Appoint Preet Bharara as Special Prosecutor to investigate election influence by Russia - Change.org (Petition)

Best Countries - US News
The United States Rankings - US News
   US Ranked: #4 Overall,  #11 Citizenship, #3 Entrepreneurship, #22 Movers, #23 Open for Business, #1 Power, #3 Education , and #14 Quality of Life
The United States Rankings - Ranking America
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These Are the 10 Happiest Countries in the World - US News
Countries With the Most Well-Developed Public Health Care Systems - US News
10 Most Corrupt Countries, Ranked By Perception - US News
  

Computer Security Glossary - SANS Institute

Conflict Management Strategies - Chron.com
Conflict Management Techniques - Personality Explorer
Control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives - Wikiwand

Crime Statistics - City-Data.com
C-Span's 2017 Presidential Historians Survey - C-Span
Dangerous Traits of Cult Leader — All outsiders are our enemies!! - PsychologyToday
Deaths from terrorist attacks in the West - The Economist
Demand A Special Prosecutor - Change.org (Petition)
Did Trump’s Grandfather Beg the Government of Bavaria Not To Deport Him? - Snopes

   
Donald Trump Favorable Rating [Polls] - Huffington Post
Donald Trump’s Business Career Has Been One of Bullying Ordinary Citizens - National Review
Economic Freedom - Heritage Foundation

  

Economic Growth
Banned TED Talk: Nick Hanauer "Rich people don't create jobs" - Zubenelgenubiii
Corporations don't create jobs, DEMAND creates jobs. Watch Nick Hanauer's TED Talk - BryanDawsonUSA
Economic growth - Wikipedia
Economics, Democracy, & The New World Order | Danny Quah | TEDxKL - TEDx Talks
How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek - TED
Job Crafting - Amy Wrzesniewski on creating meaning in your own work - re:Work with Google
Robert Gordon: The death of innovation, the end of growth - TED
The Costs of Inequality: Joseph Stiglitz at TEDxColumbiaSIPA - TEDx Talks
The single biggest reason why startups succeed | Bill Gross - TED
Tim Jackson: An economic reality check - TED
Truly sustainable economic development: Ernesto Sirolli at TEDxEQChCh - TEDx Talks
  

Editional Cartoons on Donald Trump - US News

   
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OpenSecrets.org
PolitiFact.com
Snopes.com
StraightDope.com
TruthOrFiction.com
Washington Post Fact-Checker
  

Famous Immigrants
  Famous American Immigrants - Immigration Update
  Famous Immigrants - Murthy Law Firm
  Famous U.S. Immigrants - Biography
  Immigrants Who Became Famous In The United States - VisaPlace

  In Pictures: Famous Immigrant Entrepreneurs - Forbes

  In Pictures: 15 Immigrants Who Made It Big - Forbes
  These Iconic Figures of American History Were All Immigrant - Time
  

Financing Healthcare - Our World in Data

FlackCheck - About flackcheck.org
   
Gerrymandering

  Gerrymandering: Crash Course Government and Politics #37 - CrashCourse
  Gerrymandering: How drawing jagged lines can impact an election — Christina Greer - TED-Ed
  Gerrymandering: How politicians rig elections - Vox
  Data Science Can Solve Gerrymandering | Frank Evans - TEDx Talks
  The algorithm that could help end partisan gerrymandering - Vox
   
Health Care System and Health Policy in Australia - The Commonwealth Fund
Healthcare in Australia - Wikipedia
History of democracy - Wikipedia
How To Detect Bias In News Media - FAIR.org (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting)
How a Bill Becomes a Law - visual.ly
   
How Does a Bill Become a Law - Hughson High American Government

   
How Does a Bill Become a Law - Josh Blackman's Blog

   
ILLEGITIMACY CLOCK: How long Trump has been in violation of Article I of the Constitution - TickCounter
  
Impeach Trump Petitions

Over 850,000 Signatures as of Feb 16, 2017 (Associated Press video) — ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org
Congress Receives 'Impeach Trump Now' Petition (video) - Associated Press
Over 229,380 Signatures as of Mar 7 at 1:30 am EDT — Goal 300,000 — Impeach Donald J Trump! @ Change.org
Over 8,530 Signatures as of Mar 7 at 1:30 am EDT — Goal 100,000 — Impeach Donald Trump @ petitions.whitehouse.gov

  

Independent Bipartisan Commission to Investigate Russian Interference in Election - Change.org (Petition)
Indivisible Guide - Indivisble Guide
Indivisible Guide pdf
  #Indivisible and Indivisible tweets
  
ITMFA - Impleach The Mother F***er Already - Dan Savage
Journalist Memorial
- Newseum

   
List of countries with universal health care - Wikipedia

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List of United States Cities by Crime Rate - Wikipedia

  
Made or Invented in America, NOT
Great human inventions by country and chronological order - Eupedia
9 foods you thought were American but totally aren't - Global Citizen
10 American Inventions That Aren’t - ListVerse.com
11 inventions you probably didn't know came from Latin America - World Economic Forum
13 Things You Thought Were American But Really Aren’t - Huffington Post
19 Famous Things Invented in Canada - Global Citizen
  
Most Dangerous Cities In The United States - World Atlas
1) Detroit, MI  2) Memphis, TN  3) Oakland, CA  4) St Louis, MO  5) Milwaukee, WI   . . .   13) Washington DC   . . .   24) Chicago, IL

  
Most Efficient Health Care Around the World - Bloomberg
  
   

Petitions

Appoint Preet Bharara as Special Prosecutor to investigate election influence by Russia @ Change.org
Demand A Special Prosecutor @ Change.org
Healthcare For All @ Change.org
ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org
Impeach Donald J Trump! @ Change.org
Impeach Donald Trump @ petitions.whitehouse.gov
Independent Bipartisan Commission to Investigate Russian Interference in Election @ Change.org
SCOTUS: Take up a formal "Review of the matter of the 2016 Election". New Election! @ Change.org
We want to see Trump's tax returns @ Change.org

   
Pledge of Allegiance - Wikipedia

   
Political ideologies in the United States - Wikipedia
Political Polarization & Media Habits - Journalism, PRC
   
Presidential Approval Ratings -- Gallup Historical Statistics and Trends - Gallup

   
Presterity - About preterity.org
Protests against Donald Trump
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Quote Investigator | Tracing Quotations - Quote Investigator
Read George Orwell's 1984 free online! - george-orwell.org
Resistance Recess Events - Resistance Recess
   
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Selected Quotations by Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln Online

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these great and true principles.
—August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan
 
The people — the people — are the rightful masters of both congresses, and courts — not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it.
—September 16 and 17, 1859 Notes for Speeches at Columbus and Cincinnati
 

   
Sex, Lies, Arrogance: What Makes Powerful Men Behave So Badly?
- Time
START AmericanTerrorismDeaths_FactSheet_Oct2015 - National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

     
Successful Companies or People that Started with Next to Nothing
Rags To Riches: 10 Self-Made CEOs Who Started With Nothing - Huffington Post
Rags To Riches 2016: Wealthiest Self-Made Billionaires - Forbes
The Top 25 Self-Made Billionaires In the World - Entrepreneur
Twenty Billionaires Who Started With Nothing - Bloomberg
4 Gigantic Companies That Started From Nothing - American Express
5 Quick and Inspiring Stories From Self-Made American Billionaires - Inc
6 Entrepreneurs Who Built Their Fortunes From Nothing - Investopedia
6 Incredible Companies That Started in a Garage - American Express
6 Startups With the Most Humble Beginnings and the Greatest Successes - Inc
10 Amazing Entrepreneurs Who Had Accomplished Nothing By Age 30 - the HUSTLE
10 Fortune 500 Companies That Started With Next to Nothing - Business Pundit
10 World Famous Companies that Started in Garages - Retire at 21
16 Billionaires Who Started With Nothing - Business Insider
17 Entrepreneurs Who Bootstrapped Their Startups from Nothing - Small Biz Trends
  
Successful Immigrant Stories
  My American Success Story - CNN

  My Immigration Story - MyImmigrationStory.com
  What Donald Trump Doesn’t Get About His Own Immigration Story - Politico
  5 American Success Stories from the Melting Pot - Free Enterprise, Presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  6 Immigrant Stories That Will Make You Believe In The American Dream Again - Forbes
  12 Immigrants Who Came To America With Nothing And Made A Fortune - Business Insider
  40 Percent of Fortune 500 Companies Founded by Immigrants or Their Children - Forbes
  
The Art Of The Trump: Just How Did Someone So Crazy Become So Rich? - Forbes

The beauty of data visualization - David McCandless - TED Talks

The Darker Side of Democracy. The Worst Elected Leaders in History - Daily Lounge
The Dictator's Handbook - Divide and Conquer
The Electoral College Was Created to Stop Demagogues - Time
The Evolutionary History of Modern Government - The Daily Conversation
The most and least trusted news sources in America - Business Insider
   
The Most Efficient Health Care Systems In The World (INFOGRAPHICS) - Huffinton Post


   

The Resistance Party - theresistanceparty.org
The World's 10 Most Prosperous Countries
- The Daily Conversation


   
The 10 Worst Presidents - US News
The 25 most ruthless leaders of all time - Business Insider
Top Ten Worst World Leaders - The Top Tens
Town Hall Project Events - Town Hall Project
Trump Cartoons - Google
  
Trump Taxes
  Activists plan 'Tax March' to Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort Saturday to demand he release tax returns - Politico

  Immediately release Donald Trump's full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance. - Petition
  Nationwide marches set to protest Trump tax returns - The Hill
  Tax March - entry Zip Code to find March closest to you
  Tax March - Local Marches
  The Tax March Is Different From Other Trump Protests. Here's Why - Time
  What we'd learn if Trump would just release his tax returns - CNN

  
Trump: Favorable/Unfavorable [Poll] - RealClear Politics
United States presidential line of succession - Wikipedia
USA Facts - a comprehensive database for information about government started by Steve Ballmer
What does the slogan "love trumps hate" mean? - Quora
When Does "Support and Defend" the Constitution Become Enforceable? Should This Oath Be Eliminated? - Daily Kos
When It Comes To Wealthy Leaders, World Abounds With Cautionary Tales - NPR
   
Which countries offer universal healthcare? - ExpatHealth.org

   
World Audit Democracy - WorldAudit.org
Democracy Rank: The United States is rated 16 and is tied with Japan and Uruguay. Denmark and Finland are tied at 1st, Sweden is 3rd. 
North Korea is last at 154, and Syria is 153. Russia is rated at 132.
Press Freedom Rank: The United States is rated 16 and is tied with the Czech Republic. Norway is 1st, Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, and Belgium are tied at 2nd. 
North Korea is last at 154, and Turkmenistan is 153. Russia is rated at 134.
Corruption Rank: The United States is rated 14 and is tied with Austria. Denmark and New Zealand are 1st, Finland is 3rd, and Sweden is 4th. 
Somalia is last at 154, and South Sudan is 153. Russia is rated at 107.
   
You promised to “defend the Constitution” against “all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Now what? - Washington Post
Your Inner Circle: Beware of Suck-Ups and Yes-Men - Forbes
   
10 Types of People Who Fall for Scams, Schemes and Cons - MoneyTalksNews
 Are You Easily Conned? - Psychology Today 
 Do Religious People Make Easy Targets For Scams? - Huffington Post 
 Scams use name of God to con Christians - USA Today 
 Warning! Beware of ‘Christian’ Con-Artists - CharismaMagazine 

 Why We All Fall for Con Artists - NYMag - Science of US
   
37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants - Vox

2017 Women's March - Wikipedia


Congressional Contact Information
  
United States House of Representatives - Find Your Representative - www.house.gov
United States Senators - Contact Information - www.senate.gov
115th United States Congress - Wikipedia
How to Most Effectively Contact Your Representative - Daily Kos

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Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election, 2017
Kansas' 4th Congressional District special election, 2017
Results: G.O.P. Keeps Control of House Seat in Kansas Special Election - NYTimes

Montana's At-Large Congressional District special election, 2017
South Carolina's 5th Congressional District special election, 2017
  
United States House of Representatives elections, 2018
United States Senate elections, 2018


  
Recent News
  
Trump team 'incidentally monitored' after election - BBC
Trump communications may have ended up in "incidental collection," says intel chair - CBS News
Trump ex-aide Paul Manafort 'offered to help Putin' - BBC
Nunes: Trump transition members were under surveillance during Obama administration - Politico
House Intelligence chair says ‘it’s possible’ Trump’s communications were intercepted during transition - Washington Post
A Donald Trump vs. Janet Yellen clash is getting closer to happening - CNBC
Trump's problem with truth - CNN
Secret Service asked for $60 million extra for Trump-era travel and protection, documents show - Washington Post
Trump Labor nominee Acosta frustrates Democrats by dodging questions at confirmation hearing - Los Angeles Times
‘Turkish Trump,’ a Hotel Plan and a Tangle of Foreign Ties - NYTimes
Ana Navarro: Trump attracts ‘the shadiest’ people - The Hill
Trump ex-campaign chairman Manafort secretly worked for Russian billionaire to 'benefit Putin government,' files show - CNBC
Poll: Trump's support slipping among Republicans, white voters, men - The Hill
THE MEMO: Trump faces dangerous week - The Hill
Trump's No-Win Health Care Debacle - Politico
WSJ editorial: Most Americans may conclude Trump 'fake president' - CNN
Trump credits his Twitter wrath for Kaepernick's unemployment - CNN
Trump's Electronics Ban on Airplanes Makes Less Sense Every Day - Gizmodo
How the new ‘electronics ban’ serves the Trump agenda - Washington Post
Eyeing Trump’s Budget Plan, Republican Governors Say ‘No, Thanks’ - NYTimes
Susan Rice: Trump White House ‘False Statements’ Undermine National Security - NBC News
How Much Of The Trump-Russia Story Is Smoke And How Much Is Fire? - FiveThirtyEight
Deepak Chopra speculates about Trump's brain - USA Today
Trump's Credibility Crisis Arrives - The Atlantic

Grieving father: 'I don't play Trump songs anymore' - CNN
Trump’s budget: Where’s the evidence? - Politico
For the first time since the election, Trump optimism is showing signs of cracking - CNBC
Why Letting Go, for Trump, Is No Small or Simple Task - NYTimes
Trump’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ will require him to take big swaths of other people’s land - Washington Post
Defying Trump, Freedom Caucus insists it'll oppose GOP ObamaCare replacement - The Hill
Joe Biden Takes Jabs at Trump Administration’s ‘Romance’ With Putin - NBC News
How the First Amendment Applies to Trump's Presidency - The New Yorker
Mr Trump Goes After Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - NYTimes
Trump’s Environmental Spending Cuts Could Cost Republican Districts Billions - Bloomberg
Trump wants to defund PBS. ‘Sesame Street’ brutally parodied him for decades - Washington Post
President Trump's golfing as president is different than Obama's golfing as president, because - CNBC
Trump’s Wall Meets Texas’s Biggest National Park - National Review
Gallup: Trump job approval drops to 37% - CNN
Donald Trump: America's Marie Antoinette - CNN
Trump’s Method, Our Madness - NYTimes
White House installs political aides at Cabinet agencies to be Trump’s eyes and ears - Washington Post
Trump won’t allow you to use iPads or laptops on certain airlines. Here’s why - Washington Post
These Republicans Could Doom Their Party’s Health Care Bill - NBC News
Trump's Business Is In Violation of New York City Law - NBC News
New airplane electronics rules stem from ISIS-associated threat - ABC News
Trump approval rating sinks to new low - ABC News
  
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Definitions
au·thor·i·tar·i·an
/əˌTHôrəˈterēən/
adjective
favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom.
"the transition from a democratic to an authoritarian regime"
synonyms:  

autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannical, draconian, oppressive, repressive, illiberal, undemocratic; disciplinarian, domineering, overbearing, iron-fisted, high-handed, peremptory, imperious, strict, rigid, inflexible; informalbossy
"his authoritarian manner"

noun
an authoritarian person.
synonyms:  

autocrat, despot, dictator, tyrant; disciplinarian, martinet
"the army is dominated by authoritarians"

  

con man
noun informal
a man who cheats or tricks someone by means of a confidence game.
 
con·fi·dence game
noun
a swindle in which the victim is persuaded to trust the swindler in some way.
 
con·flict of in·ter·est
noun
a situation in which the concerns or aims of two different parties are incompatible.
"the conflict of interest between elected officials and corporate lobbyists"
 
a situation in which a person is in a position to derive personal benefit from actions or decisions made in their official capacity.
Questions raised about Watson's possible conflict of interest, because of ties to his businesses and of interests in foreign counties."
 
dem·a·gogue
noun

/ˈdeməˌɡäɡ/
a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.
synonyms:  

rabble-rouser, agitator, political agitator, soapbox orator, firebrand, fomenter, provocateur
"he was drawn into a circle of campus demagogues"

 

e·go·ma·ni·a
noun

/ˌēɡōˈmānēə/
obsessive egotism or self-centeredness.
 
ger·ry·man·der
/ˈjerēˌmandər/
verb
gerund or present participle: gerrymandering

manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class.

achieve (a result) by manipulating the boundaries of an electoral constituency.
"a total freedom to gerrymander the results they want"
gran·di·ose
adjective

/ˈɡrandēˌōs,ˌɡrandēˈōs/
impressive or magnificent in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so. 
"the court's grandiose facade"
synonyms:  

magnificent, impressive, grand, imposing, awe-inspiring, splendid, resplendent, majestic, glorious, elaborate; palatial, stately, luxurious, opulent; informal plush, swanky, flash "the court's grandiose facade"

excessively grand or ambitious.
synonyms:  

ambitious, bold, overambitious, extravagant, high-flown, flamboyant; informalover the top
 

hy·per·bo·le
/hīˈpərbəlē/
noun
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
synonyms:  

exaggeration, overstatement, magnification, embroidery, embellishment, excess, 
overkill, rhetoric; informal purple prose, puffery  
"the media hyperbole that accompanied their championship series"  

 

il·le·git·i·mate
/ˌiləˈjidəmət/
adjective
not authorized by the law; not in accordance with accepted standards or rules.
"an illegitimate exercise of power by the military"
synonyms:  

illegal, unlawful, illicit, criminal, felonious; unlicensed, unauthorized, unsanctioned; prohibited, outlawed, banned, forbidden, proscribed; fraudulent, corrupt, dishonest; malfeasant; informalcrooked, shady
"illegitimate share trading"

noun
a person who is illegitimate by birth.
 
im·mi·grant
/ˈiməɡrənt/
noun
a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
synonyms: newcomer, settler, migrant, emigrant; nonnative, foreigner, alien, outsider; expatriate
  
le·git·i·mate
adjective
/ləˈjidəmət/
conforming to the law or to rules.
"his claims to legitimate authority"
synonyms:  

legal, lawful, licit, legalized, authorized, permitted, permissible, allowable, allowed, admissible, sanctioned, approved, licensed, statutory, constitutional; informallegit, street legal
"the only form of legitimate gambling"

verb
/ləˈjidəmāt/
make legitimate; justify or make lawful.
"the regime was not legitimated by popular support"
 
ol·i·gar·chy
/ˈäləˌɡärkē/
noun
a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.
"the ruling oligarchy of military men around the president"
  
a country governed by an oligarchy.
"the English aristocratic oligarchy of the 19th century"

  
government by oligarchy.
 
pan·der
/ˈpandər/
verb
gerund or present participle: pandering

gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire, need, or habit or a person with such a desire, etc.).
 
"newspapers are pandering to people's baser instincts"
synonyms:  

indulge, gratify, satisfy, cater to, give in to, accommodate, comply with
"David was always there to pander to her every whim"

 

pa·tron·ize
/ˈpātrəˌnīz,ˈpatrəˌnīz/
verb
gerund or present participle: patronising

treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority.
"“She's a good-hearted girl,” he said in a patronizing voice"
synonyms:  

treat condescendingly, condescend to, look down on, talk down to, put down, treat like a child, treat with disdain
"don't patronize me!"
  
condescending, disdainful, supercilious, superior, imperious, scornful, contemptuous;
informal uppity, high and mighty
"your patronizing mother just told me how "adequate" my dress is"

 

pop·u·lism
/ˈpäpyəˌlizəm/
noun
support for the concerns of ordinary people.
"it is clear that your populism identifies with the folks on the bottom of the ladder"
 
the quality of appealing to or being aimed at ordinary people.
"art museums did not gain bigger audiences through a new populism"
 
prop·a·gan·da
/ˌpräpəˈɡandə/
noun
derogatory
information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
"he was charged with distributing enemy propaganda"
synonyms:  

information, promotion, advertising, publicity, spin; disinformation, counter-information;
historical
agitprop; informal info, hype, plugging; puff piece; the big lie
"the prophetic novel is about a government that controls the masses by spreading propaganda"

 

show·boat
/ˈSHōˌbōt/
verb NORTH AMERICAN informal
gerund or present participle: showboating

show off.
"a lot of showboating politicians"
truth
/tro͞oTH/
noun
the quality or state of being true.
"he had to accept the truth of her accusation"
synonyms:  

veracity, truthfulness, verity, sincerity, candor, honesty; accuracy, correctness, validity, factuality, authenticity
"he doubted the truth of her statement"

that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality.
noun: the truth
"tell me the truth"
synonyms:  

what actually happened, the case, so; the gospel (truth), the honest truth
"it's the truth, I swear"

fact(s), reality, real life, actuality
"truth is stranger than fiction"
 
witch-hunt
/ˈwiCH ˌhənt/
noun historical
a search for and subsequent persecution of a supposed witch.
  
informal
a campaign directed against a person or group holding unorthodox or unpopular views.
 
yes-man
noun informal
a weak person who always agrees with their political leader or their superior at work.
synonyms:  

sycophant, toady, fawner, flatterer, lickspittle, minion, puppet, cat's paw, doormat, trained seal; stooge; informal bootlicker, suck-up, brown-noser
"a Hollywood yes-man," "a Political Minion"

 


The Buck Stops Here
The sign "The Buck Stops Here" that was on President Truman's desk in his White House office was made in the Federal Reformatory at El Reno, Oklahoma. Fred A. Canfil, then United States Marshal for the Western District of Missouri and a friend of Mr. Truman, saw a similar sign while visiting the Reformatory and asked the Warden if a sign like it could be made for President Truman. 

 
In contrast . . .

The Narcissist Blames You!

Narcissists are notorious for placing blame on other people and not on themselves. Even when they clearly and definitely did something wrong, they cannot- and will not- accept responsibility. They almost always deflect the blame elsewhere. Narcissists either ignore their contribution to the situation or insist that the other person (spouse, child, co-worker or etc.) made them do it. Narcissists know right from wrong, they just cannot allow something bad to be their fault. It is another manifestation of their supreme self-centeredness as well as a protection for their fragile ego. It is also a primitive method of avoiding external repercussions.

 

One of President Harry S Truman favorite sayings was . . .
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. 
Don't take on a job if you are unwilling to face its pressures.

Plain Speaking an Oral Biography of Harry S Truman

 
 Constitutional Information
The Constitution of the United States: A transcription - National Archives
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Bill of Rights: A transcription - National Archives
The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

Preamble to the Bill of Rights

The Constitution might never have been ratified if the framers hadn't promised to add a Bill of Rights. The first ten amendments to the Constitution gave citizens more confidence in the new government and contain many of today's Americans most valued freedoms.

First Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


Second Amendment
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Third Amendment
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Fourth Amendment
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Fifth Amendment
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Sixth Amendment
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Seventh Amendment
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Eighth Amendment
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Ninth Amendment
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. 

Tenth Amendment
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. 

The Constitution: Amendments 11-27