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Trump to pick oil ally Pruitt to head EPA

Trump to pick oil ally Pruitt to head EPA | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Pruitt has professed skepticism about climate change science, and his selection marks a major turning point for EPA.
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James Mattis, Outspoken Retired Marine, Is Trump’s Choice as Defense Secretary

James Mattis, Outspoken Retired Marine, Is Trump’s Choice as Defense Secretary | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The retired general once led the United States Central Command, but his tour was cut short by the Obama administration, which believed he was too hawkish on Iran.
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Obama Expands War With Al Qaeda to Include Shabab in Somalia

Obama Expands War With Al Qaeda to Include Shabab in Somalia | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The administration’s move to stretch a 2001 war authorization will strengthen Donald J. Trump’s authority to combat thousands of Somali militants, and has drawn objections from some experts.
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How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study

How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study | American Government Today | Scoop.it
How a misinformed Twitter post the night after the presidential election fueled a nationwide conspiracy theory and became a talking point — even as it was being proved false.
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Why Facebook and Google are struggling to purge fake news

Why Facebook and Google are struggling to purge fake news | American Government Today | Scoop.it
“Identifying the ‘truth’ is complicated,” Mark Zuckerberg says.
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‘Not Our President’: Protests Spread After Donald Trump’s Election

‘Not Our President’: Protests Spread After Donald Trump’s Election | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Demonstrators marched through Manhattan toward Trump Tower, and similar protests took place in other cities and on college campuses across the country.
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Republicans are poised to grasp the holy grail of governance

Republicans are poised to grasp the holy grail of governance | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The White House, Congress, the Supreme Court. A party hasn't been so dominant in America since the World War II era.
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Trump’s victory has enormous consequences for the Supreme Court

Trump’s victory has enormous consequences for the Supreme Court | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The upset doomed Merrick Garland’s nomination and dashed Democrats’ hopes for a liberal majority on the high court.
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These Officials Help Write Ballot Questions. Companies Write Them Checks.

These Officials Help Write Ballot Questions. Companies Write Them Checks. | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Secretaries of state, who oversee ballot measures on issues like gun control and the minimum wage, are courted by interest groups and industries with billions of dollars at stake.
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33 Things This Election Will Decide That Have Nothing to Do With Trump or Clinton

33 Things This Election Will Decide That Have Nothing to Do With Trump or Clinton | American Government Today | Scoop.it
A marijuana wave, a bisexual governor, the first state carbon tax, and other small revolutions Nov. 8 could bring.
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In War Between Candidates, Even F.B.I. Director Is a Target

In War Between Candidates, Even F.B.I. Director Is a Target | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump are practicing the politics of total war, where there can be no neutral actors. James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, has been unable to avoid it.
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Outside Money Favors Hillary Clinton at a 2-to-1 Rate Over Donald Trump

Outside Money Favors Hillary Clinton at a 2-to-1 Rate Over Donald Trump | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Organizations supporting Mrs. Clinton have raised nearly $200 million, defying expectations that conservatives and corporations would dominate spending.
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Joe Biden wants to make sure Democrats don’t give up on Trump voters

Joe Biden wants to make sure Democrats don’t give up on Trump voters | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The vice president wants Democrats to reconnect with white voters who are fleeing to the GOP.
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The 5 Easiest and 5 Most Difficult Promises for Donald Trump to Keep

The 5 Easiest and 5 Most Difficult Promises for Donald Trump to Keep | American Government Today | Scoop.it
President-elect Trump made many pledges on the campaign trail. Here’s a look at where he’ll have the least, and the most, resistance.
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In today’s world, the truth is losing

In today’s world, the truth is losing | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Propaganda is rampant thanks to social media and those with no concern for facts.
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Democratic presidential electors revolt against Trump

Democratic presidential electors revolt against Trump | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The Electoral College could see a historic number of "faithless electors."
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Trump Turns to His Right Flank to Fill National Security Posts

Trump Turns to His Right Flank to Fill National Security Posts | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The president-elect on Friday tapped loyalists who reflect the hard-line views of his campaign, though he is also expected to meet with critics like Mitt Romney.
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‘Strange New Land’: America in a Time of Trump

‘Strange New Land’: America in a Time of Trump | American Government Today | Scoop.it
If President-elect Donald J. Trump’s campaign promises become reality, the United States may undergo a fundamental change in direction.
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Trump victory reverses U.S. energy and environmental priorities

Trump victory reverses U.S. energy and environmental priorities | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Trump's transition team includes several lobbyists for fossil fuel companies and skeptics about climate science.
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Donald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment

Donald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment | American Government Today | Scoop.it
His surprise victory ended an erratic and grievance-filled campaign that took direct aim at his own party and long-held ideals of American democracy.
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Is Donald Trump Outflanking Hillary Clinton?

Is Donald Trump Outflanking Hillary Clinton? | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The Democratic nominee faces the risk that she has overestimated her hold on the states most central to her strategy.
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What was fake on the Internet this election: #DraftOurDaughters, Trump’s tax returns

What was fake on the Internet this election: #DraftOurDaughters, Trump’s tax returns | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Here are five of the unsubstantiated rumors, misleading stories and outright hoaxes floating around the Web right now about the 2016 elections.
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Election Update: Comey Or Not, Trump Continues To Narrow Gap With Clinton

Election Update: Comey Or Not, Trump Continues To Narrow Gap With Clinton | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Want these election updates emailed to you right when they’re published? Sign up here. We got another set of mixed results on Monday on whether the election has…
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Donald Trump’s Defiance Is Seen as ‘Colossal Mistake’ That Threatens U.S. Image

Donald Trump’s Defiance Is Seen as ‘Colossal Mistake’ That Threatens U.S. Image | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Diplomats and elected officials fear that Mr. Trump, if he loses, will severely undermine the international reputation of the American political system.
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