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Donald Trump embraces legacy of Andrew Jackson

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It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election. An unvarnished celebrity outsider who pledged to represent the forgotten laborer took on an intellectual member of the Washington establishment looking to extend a political dynasty in the White House. Andrew Jackson‘s triumph in 1828 over President John Quincy Adams bears striking similarities to Donald Trump‘s victory over Hillary Clinton last year, and some of those most eager to point that out are in the Trump White House. Trump’s team has seized…

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Donald Trump’s assertions echo site filled with tales of dark plots

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President Donald Trump‘s assertion that the media often fails to cover terrorist attacks is false, but he’s hardly alone in making the claim. The statement is just the latest by Trump to echo a website known for trafficking in dubious allegations of plots and cover-ups. “You’ve seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe it’s happening. It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported. And in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want…

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Donald Trump’s voter fraud expert registered in 3 states

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A man who President Donald Trump has promoted as an authority on voter fraud was registered to vote in multiple states during the 2016 presidential election, the Associated Press has learned. Gregg Phillips, whose unsubstantiated claim that the election was marred by 3 million illegal votes was tweeted by the president, was listed on the rolls in Alabama, Texas and Mississippi, according to voting records and election officials in those states. He voted only in Alabama in November, records show.…

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Donald Trump drama rolls on: Disputes, falsehoods hit transition

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The drama, disputes and falsehoods that permeated Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign are now roiling his transition to the White House, forcing aides to defend his baseless assertions of illegal voting and sending internal fights spilling into public. On Monday, a recount effort, led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein and joined by Hillary Clinton‘s campaign also marched on in three states, based partly on the Stein campaign’s unsubstantiated assertion that cyberhacking could have interfered with electronic voting machines. Wisconsin officials…

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Optimism holds that 2012’s three-hour and longer voter lines will not reappear

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The record voter turnouts being seen in Orange, Osceola, and many other counties for early- and mail-in voting is offering the best hope that Tuesday Florida might not see many or any of the disastrous and embarrassing three-, four-, and five-hour voting lines that plagued key precincts in the presidential election of 2012. You remember 2012: while voting went relatively smoothly in most of Florida’s 67 counties and in the majority of its precincts, enormous crunches hit others in that…

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PSTA offers free rides to the polls

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The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will provide free rides to polling places on Election Day Tuesday. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., registered voters can get a free round trip ride on any PSTA bus or trolley by showing a valid Pinellas voter information card upon boarding. “Our residents have a lot of important decisions to make on Election Day and finding a ride to the polls should not have to be one of them,” PSTA CEO Brad Miller said. This…

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Donald Trump team says ‘we are behind’ but can still win the race

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Donald Trump‘s campaign bluntly acknowledged Sunday that the real estate mogul is trailing Hillary Clinton as the presidential race hurtles toward a close, but insisted he still has a viable path to win the White House. With barely two weeks left and early voting underway in most of the U.S., Trump’s team said “the race is not over” and pledged to keep campaigning hard — even in states like Virginia and Pennsylvania that polls show are now trending Clinton’s way.…

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