Nearly 100 Days In, Trump Voter In One Rust Belt County Shares Concerns – SDPB Radio

This story is part of Kitchen Table Conversations, a series from NPR’s National Desk that examines how Americans from all walks of life are moving forward from the presidential election. This is the third post-election visit with Jamie Ruppert, 33, of White Haven, Pa. Jamie Ruppert, 33, switched parties and voted for Donald Trump in November, and for months has been his enthusiastic supporter. Nearly 100 days into his presidency, the mother of two —

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As national groups get into Montana congressional race, the fight is for momentum – Helena Independent Record

KALISPELL — Mary Reckin has noticed a change in the Flathead Valley. It started after last fall’s election, when Republican Donald J. Trump won the presidential race in Montana by 20 percentage points and Democrats went from holding all but one statewide office to a lone one retained, the governor’s seat. But after the Democrats took such a drubbing, Reckin said people began showing up — so many came to meetings of the Flathead County

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Trump's election has mobilized a resistance like no other, but will Democrats' answer to the tea party divide the ranks? – Los Angeles Times

She knew to hold her tongue during a business trip to Chicago the night Donald Trump was elected, and endured a long evening of schmoozing with the other sales reps and executives. Back in her hotel room the next morning, Lisa drew a hot bath and sobbed. Then her sadness turned to an anger that startled even her. The 55-year-old mom, never particularly active in politics, went outside, looked up at the nearby Trump Tower

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Letter: Writer slanted election details – The Columbus Dispatch

Erik Meyer’s Tuesday letter “They are Democrats in name only” made many questionable assertions, but I have to take issue with his contention that the Electoral College is democratic and that Republicans peacefully accept the outcomes of presidential elections when they lose. The Electoral College is absolutely not democratic. It was created in 1787 as a reaction by the framers to what they perceived as the “excessive democracy” shown by state legislatures that had passed

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The Liberty Extra The Gay, Conservative Christian Who Might Be Trump's NATO Ambassador – The Atlantic

“I am writing to tell you that I am gay and I am a Christian.” That was the opening line of the letter Richard Grenell, a former United Nations official, sent his evangelical parents when he decided to come out in 1999. He had kept his sexual orientation a secret from them for years, but after he fell in love with his now-longtime partner, he knew it was time to get his personal life in

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Political correctness is ruining our strategy to defeat terrorism – New York Post

A gunman opens fire in Paris,  killing one police officer and wounding two. Islamic  State quickly claims responsibility, naming the gunman as “a soldier of the caliphate.” The savage attack is the latest of many in Paris, understandably sparking widespread fears of terrorism. But some Parisians desperately seek convenient explanations that will let them avoid the necessary conflict. “Is it because we’ve joined forces and joined a coalition in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State?” one businessman

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2017 Election guide: Amarillo City Council mayoral candidate James Lowder II – Amarillo.com

Age: 61 Work resume: Cybersecurity auditor; small business owner; information technology manager; U.S. Navy and active reserves with the Naval Reserve Force (jobs included, but were not limited to, naval aviator, deputy chief of staff for information technology); and substitute teacher Education: Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Oklahoma City University; Naval Postgraduate School with 107 graduate credits in aviation safety, computer science, engineering, management, applied mathematics, history and professional military education Community/political experience: Amarillo

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