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This site has a simple mission:  To highlight the fact that Donald Trump is only generating interest and power by having a huge following on social media and by making bold statements which gain news attention.

The below news articles are selected from respected political sources and by design exclude any articles mentioning Mr. Trump.  This is a Trump-free news zone!

Our call to action is simple: UNFOLLOW TRUMP on your social media.  The best way to beat a bully is to ignore him.

 

U.S. appeals court refuses to stop Michigan vote recount sought by Stein

This post was originally published on this site(Reuters) – A federal appeals court refused on Tuesday to stop a recount of the Nov. 8 presidential election vote in Michigan that is being sought by Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Josh Earnest forced to remind press corps that free speech protected by First Amendment

This post was originally published on this site White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest found himself in the awkward position this week of reminding reporters that free speech is a constitutionally protected right. The nebulous term “fake news” embraced by media outlets since the Election Day loss of Democrat Hillary Clinton found its way into … Read More

U.S. lawmaker: Sony hack may have inspired Russian election hacking

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. failure to retaliate strongly for the 2014 cyber attack against Sony Pictures may have helped inspire Russian hackers who sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, a senior congressional Democrat said on Tuesday.

Prosecutors: Don't move Aaron Schock case to Peoria court

This post was originally published on this siteSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say they don’t want former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock’s corruption case moved from Springfield to Peoria. Schock last month requested the move, arguing that the court in Peoria was more convenient and appropriate for his case. The 35-year-old Schock is accused of … Read More

The Latest: Top Democrat wants bigger hikes in key spending

This post was originally published on this sitePIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Latest on Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s budget proposal (all times local): 4 p.m. The South Dakota Senate Democratic leader says he would like to see more spending in the state budget on education, Medicaid providers and state workers. Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard outlined on … Read More

Feds seek 17 to 21 years for ex-congressman Chaka Fattah

This post was originally published on this sitePHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 17 to 21 years for a former Pennsylvania congressman convicted of racketeering. Chaka (SHAH’-kuh) Fattah is scheduled to be sentenced Monday over schemes that largely surround an illegal $1 million campaign loan he obtained in a failed 2008 … Read More

The Latest: Bill lightens penalty for underage drinking

This post was originally published on this siteLANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Latest on the Michigan Legislature postelection session (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Michigan lawmakers are moving to lighten the penalty for underage drinking, making a first offense a civil infraction instead of a misdemeanor crime. The House on Tuesday voted for the change … Read More

Clarence Thomas 'omission' from African-American museum denounced by Congressional Republicans

This post was originally published on this site Republicans in the House and Senate introduced resolutions on Monday denouncing the Smithsonian for omitting Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas from the recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Senate resolution was introduced by John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas, Orrin … Read More

Joe Biden Leaves Door Open for 2020 Run

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s been less than a month since Election Day, but that hasn’t stopped some from speculating on who will seek the presidency in 2020. When asked if he would consider a run for the White House again, Vice President Joe Biden remained open to the possibility. “I am … Read More

Obama to Thank Special Ops Forces With Visit to Florida Base

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Obama is set to review his national security record and extend his personal thanks to special operations forces with a visit to Florida’s MacDill Air Force Base today. The president will deliver the final national security address of his presidency and is expected to review his approach … Read More