The Media and American Government – Mr. Rodman’s Top 12 Highlights from Chapter 10

The Media and American Government – Mr. Rodman’s Top 12 Highlights from Chapter 10

Welcome to Mr. Rodman’s Top 12 Highlights from Chapter 10: The Media and American Government & Politics! This includes the role and impact of the media, the fourth estate, on American Government and Politics today, including fragmented media, narrowcasting, the incredibly shrinking sound bite, the decline of newspaper and newsprint circulation, the media as a […]

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Dole Lobbied Trump Campaign, GOP for Taiwanese Leadership

Dole Lobbied Trump Campaign, GOP for Taiwanese Leadership

Firm paid $140,000 for services over six months, records show Former U.S. Senator Bob Dole, acting as a paid lobbyist for Taiwan’s government, connected Donald Trump’s staff with Taiwanese officials in advance of an unprecedented phone call between the U.S. president-elect and Taiwan’s president. Documents filed by Dole’s firm, Alston & Bird, show that Dole, […]

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Bob Dole Worked Behind the Scene on Trump-Taiwan Call

Bob Dole Worked Behind the Scene on Trump-Taiwan Call

Former Senator Bob Dole, acting as a foreign agent for the government of Taiwan, worked behind the scenes over the past six months to establish high-level contact between Taiwanese officials and President-elect Donald J. Trump’s staff, an outreach effort that culminated last week in an unorthodox telephone call between Mr. Trump and Taiwan’s president. Mr. […]

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Trump’s tweet shaming startles corporate America

Trump’s tweet shaming startles corporate America

The president-elect is quickly putting the ‘bully’ in the bully pulpit. For corporate America, Donald Trump is quickly putting the bully in the bully pulpit. The president-elect has already singled out Rexnord, Carrier and Ford Motor for attacks over their plans to ship jobs out of the United States. And on Tuesday he lashed out […]

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Jeb Bush joining prominent Florida lobbying firm

Jeb Bush joining prominent Florida lobbying firm

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) has signed on with the major Florida lobbying firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, the firm announced on Monday. Bush, a onetime GOP presidential candidate, will not register as a lobbyist. Instead, he will serve as a strategic adviser through his own consulting firm, Jeb Bush & Associates, with a special […]

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Biden 2020? After Senate tribute, Vice President Biden jokes about 2020 run. Or maybe he was serious?

Biden 2020? After Senate tribute, Vice President Biden jokes about 2020 run. Or maybe he was serious?

“Are you going to run again?” CNN producer Ted Barrett asked. “Yeah, I am,” Biden, 74, replied. “I’m going to run in 2020.” “For what?” Associated Press reporter Alan Fram asked. “For president,” he said, deadpan. “What the hell, man.” “I’m not committing not to run,” he said. “I’m not committing to anything. I learned […]

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Democrats have lost an entire generation of congressional leaders

Democrats have lost an entire generation of congressional leaders

“Rep. Xavier Becerra will leave Congress to become California’s attorney general … but for the Democratic Party in Washington, Becerra’s decision is part of a troubling trend: young, ambitious lawmakers either falling by the wayside or giving up on the House entirely. Consider the fates of the handful of Democratic legislators seen, as recently as […]

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Shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides

Shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides

The raw, lingering emotion of the 2016 presidential campaign erupted into a shouting match here Thursday as top strategists of Hillary Clinton’s campaign accused their Republican counterparts of fueling and legitimizing racism to elect Donald Trump. The extraordinary exchange came at a postmortem session sponsored by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where top operatives […]

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Clinton’s lead in the popular vote surpasses 2 million

Clinton’s lead in the popular vote surpasses 2 million

A half-dozen electors, those who will formally cast votes for Trump and Clinton on Dec. 19, are pushing to block Trump from winning a majority of votes. From POLITICO – A series of long-shot bids to reconsider the result of the 2016 election cropped up on Wednesday as Democrats and liberals dismayed by Donald Trump’s […]

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How Trump roasted Clinton in turkey country

How Trump roasted Clinton in turkey country

By Steven Shepard If your Thanksgiving turkey could vote, it probably would have cast its ballot for Donald Trump. Read more at POLITICO: How Trump roasted Clinton in turkey country – POLITICO The Republican president-elect won the nation’s top turkey-producing areas by a landslide, winning nearly all of the top 25 congressional districts ranked by […]

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Senator Boxer introduces bill to abolish Electoral College

Senator Boxer introduces bill to abolish Electoral College

Sen. Barbara Boxer called it an “outdated, undemocratic system.” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will introduce legislation on Tuesday to get rid of the Electoral College, after Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election despite leading in the popular vote. “In my lifetime, I have seen two elections where the winner of the general election did not […]

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Gallup: National Polling Accurately Nails Popular Vote, not Electoral College

Gallup: National Polling Accurately Nails Popular Vote, not Electoral College

by Frank Newport This was a complex election since Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and Donald Trump won the Electoral College. In terms of forecasting, being “right” means two different things, depending on whether you were estimating the former or the latter … As of this writing, Clinton is ahead of Trump by 1.5 […]

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Hillary Clinton Supporters Call for Vote Recount in Battleground States

Hillary Clinton Supporters Call for Vote Recount in Battleground States

Her supporters have seized on reports by experts suggesting that Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin should manually review paper ballots. Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote is growing. She is roughly 30,000 votes behind Donald J. Trump in the key swing states of Michigan and Wisconsin — a combined gap that is narrowing. Her impassioned […]

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“We will not waterboard,” McCain warns Trump

“We will not waterboard,” McCain warns Trump

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) pushed back on President-elect Donald Trump‘s past praise for waterboarding Saturday, maintaining that the U.S. wouldn’t use it as an interrogation tactic. “I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do … we will not waterboard,” McCain said at the Halifax International Security Forum, according […]

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Hillary Clinton Implores Supporters to Keep Believing in America

Hillary Clinton Implores Supporters to Keep Believing in America

Hillary Clinton held back tears on Wednesday as she asked her supporters not to lose heart after a crushing election loss and to continue working for a better country. “I will admit coming here tonight wasn’t the easiest thing for me,” Mrs. Clinton said at a gala for the Children’s Defense Fund, where she worked […]

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Exiting Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) takes sharp shots at Trump on way out

Exiting Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) takes sharp shots at Trump on way out

Retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is breaking his silence on Donald Trump’s victory, calling the president-elect “a sexual predator who lost the popular vote” and arguing his win bolsters hate groups and terrorists. “The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America,” Reid said in a statement […]

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President Obama meets President-Elect Trump in first White House meeting

President Obama meets President-Elect Trump in first White House meeting

Donald Trump’s remarks with President Barack Obama were his first since his victory speech early Wednesday morning, when the divisive candidate and self-avowed biggest “counterpuncher” in the world, declared it was “time for America to bind the wounds of division.” It seemed almost normal. Barack Obama called Donald Trump “Mr. President-elect.” Donald Trump called Barack […]

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Clinton campaign email: Comey letters threw the election to Trump

Clinton campaign email: Comey letters threw the election to Trump

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is still trying to pick up the pieces. Navin Nayak, the head of Clinton’s opinion research division, sent an email to senior campaign staff Thursday night sharing initial takeaways from the bruising loss that caught the Democratic nominee’s team completely off guard. “We believe that we lost this election in the last […]

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How did everyone get it so wrong?

How did everyone get it so wrong?

Polls and predictive models failed to predict Trump’s strength. Everybody was wrong. Again.When Election Day dawned, almost all the pollsters, analytics nerds and political insiders in the country had Hillary Clinton waltzing into the White House.   By the time polls had closed nationwide on Tuesday night, those projections had been left in shambles — […]

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NBC’s Final Battleground Map Shows Clinton Leads Trump

NBC’s Final Battleground Map Shows Clinton Leads Trump

NBC’s final battleground map: Clinton 274, Trump 170 First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day’s most important political stories and why they matter. Read more at NBC News: NBC’s Final Battleground Map Shows Clinton With a Significant Lead – NBC News In our final […]

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2016 Presidential Election Forecast Maps

2016 Presidential Election Forecast Maps

See 2016 electoral map projections from a wide range of sources. Select any of the links for the latest map and detail. All the maps are interactive, so you can use any of them as a starting point to create and share your own forecast. Source: 2016 Presidential Election Forecast Maps

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FBI decides Sunday not to revive email case against Hillary Clinton

FBI decides Sunday not to revive email case against Hillary Clinton

Comey’s decision to not revive email case against Clinton throws another curveball into the presidential race Another day, another bombshell. The ever-turbulent presidential race took another dramatic turn on Sunday afternoon as FBI Director James Comey revealed in a letter to Congress that newly-discovered messages would not affect his bureau’s decision that Hillary Clinton did […]

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No New Conclusion in Clinton Email Case

No New Conclusion in Clinton Email Case

The F.B.I. informed Congress on Sunday that it has not changed its conclusions about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, removing a dark cloud that has been hanging over her campaign two days before Election Day For Donald J. Trump, Sunday was about seeking a path to the presidency […]

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Iowa Poll: Trump opens 7-point lead over Clinton

Iowa Poll: Trump opens 7-point lead over Clinton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump builds his lead over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the latest Des Moines Register Iowa Poll .Donald Trump has surged to a 7-point lead over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among Iowa voters, firmly establishing the Republican presidential nominee as the favorite to win the state’s six electoral votes on Tuesday. Trump […]

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WaPo: Government-loving Montgomery County seems poised to adopt term limits

WaPo: Government-loving Montgomery County seems poised to adopt term limits

Republican Robin Ficker delivers signed petitions to the Montgomery County executive’s office in Rockville in August for his bid to place a charter amendment on the November ballot limiting officials to three terms in office. (Bill Turque/The Washington Post) Jean Cavanaugh is a Silver Spring Democrat and environmental activist who says she respects the tough […]

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Race for the 2016 Senate: Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball

Race for the 2016 Senate: Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball

Source: Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball » 2016 Senate

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Election 2016: The sprint to the finish

Election 2016: The sprint to the finish

To win, Trump needs a whole lot to go right. And to lose, Clinton needs a whole lot to go wrong. Donald Trump’s dizzying final push for the presidency will land him in at least eight states over the next three days — a scattershot bid to expand his electoral math at the last possible […]

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Clinton’s concert tour isn’t just about big crowds

Clinton’s concert tour isn’t just about big crowds

Before she takes the stage with Beyonce, Jay-Z and Katy Perry, her campaign uses the events as a crucial organizing tool. The marquee of Hillary Clinton’s closing rallies increasingly resembles a music festival. On Friday night alone at Cleveland State University, she appeared on stage with Beyonce — who wore a pantsuit and brought along […]

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Trumpisms: The 155 Craziest Things Trump Said This Election

Trumpisms: The 155 Craziest Things Trump Said This Election

They used to be called gaffes, until he won the nomination. A highly subjective list of “Trumpisms.” It all started on June 16, 2015, when he announced he’d run for president of the United States. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Donald Trump told the crowd gathered at his New York […]

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In Florida, early voting trends narrowly favor Clinton

In Florida, early voting trends narrowly favor Clinton

If current trends continue, Clinton is on pace to win the crucial battleground state. However, Florida has a history of razor-thin elections. In a sign of momentum for Hillary Clinton, Florida Democrats widened their lead over Republicans in casting early ballots in the nation’s biggest political battleground Saturday morning as she and Donald Trump paid […]

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President’s Weekly Address: ‘The Progress We’ve Made Because of the Affordable Care Act’

President’s Weekly Address: ‘The Progress We’ve Made Because of the Affordable Care Act’

This week, President Obama discussed Open Enrollment on the Health Insurance Marketplace, which began November 1 and will end on January 31.

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The Electoral College: Federalist Paper #68 Explained

The Electoral College: Federalist Paper #68 Explained

Alexander Hamilton argues for the electoral college in this political science classic. Watch the electoral college video here …  

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Clinton’s Detroit detour signals Dems’ worry

Clinton’s Detroit detour signals Dems’ worry

Tucked between rallies in Pennsylvania (where Hillary Clinton expects to win) and Ohio (where she thinks she can lose), the struggling Democratic nominee on Friday slipped in a toe touch in Detroit — an effort to gird against tightening polls in this critical state. Clinton allies have long depended on Michigan’s 16 electoral votes falling […]

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Voters ready to legalize pot for tens of millions across U.S.

Voters ready to legalize pot for tens of millions across U.S.

Voters are poised to give a sweeping endorsement of legalizing marijuana, with ballot measures in five states on the verge of passing on Election Day, potentially setting the stage for loosening federal controls on the drug. California — home to 40 million people and the world’s sixth-largest economy — is likely to relax its restrictions […]

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Supreme Court OKs Arizona ballot collection ban

Supreme Court OKs Arizona ballot collection ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated an Arizona law that makes it a felony to collect early ballots, dealing a blow to Democratic get out the vote efforts just days before the presidential election. The order from the nation’s highest court overturns an appeals court decision from a day earlier that blocked the new […]

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Three paths that deliver Trump the win

Three paths that deliver Trump the win

With three full days left in the campaign, Donald Trump’s pathway to the presidency is narrow, defined and unforgiving. It begins by the Republican nominee, who continues to trail Hillary Clinton in most national polls, sweeping three must-win electorally rich battleground states: Ohio (18 electoral votes), Florida (29) and North Carolina (15). Those states are […]

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Clinton dodges economic shock: Unemployment rate falls to 4.9% before Election 2016

Clinton dodges economic shock: Unemployment rate falls to 4.9% before Election 2016

The latest job report showed strong wage growth, undercutting Trump’s message of economic disaster. Hillary Clinton’s campaign can breathe a little easier Friday following a solid October jobs report issued just four days before the election. In the best news for Clinton and the Democrats, wages for American workers are now rising at the fastest […]

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Demographics: College-educated white women are Hillary Clinton’s firewall

THE BIG IDEA: One in five voters in 2012 were college-educated white women. Mitt Romney won them by six points, according to exit polls. Our fresh Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll, which has Hillary Clinton ahead by just two points among all likely voters nationally, finds that Donald Trump is losing college-educated white women by 27 points. […]

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Obama Criticizes F.B.I. Director: ‘We Don’t Operate on Incomplete Information’

Obama Criticizes F.B.I. Director: ‘We Don’t Operate on Incomplete Information’

The president implied that the decision by James B. Comey to announce the discovery of new emails possibly related to the Hillary Clinton case had violated investigative norms. President Obama sharply criticized the decision by his F.B.I. director to alert Congress on Friday about the discovery of new emails related to the Hillary Clinton server […]

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How Clinton plans to deal with Comey’s FBI October surprise

How Clinton plans to deal with Comey’s FBI October surprise

The campaign is projecting confidence publicly, and working behind the scenes to use the latest email news to galvanize supporters. In the hours after FBI Director James Comey threw a wrench into Hillary Clinton’s homestretch plans, her campaign launched into an uncharacteristic frenzy of activity, quickly trying to turn the development into a base-energizing tool. […]

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