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‘Not my president’: Thousands protest Trump in rallies across the U.S.

November 11, 2016
Matea Gold, Mark Berman, Renae Merle | The Washington Post
Demonstrations against the election of Donald Trump as president continued around the country early Friday, taking a decidedly violent turn in Portland, Ore., where police made several arrests after deeming the protests had turned into a “riot” punishable as a “Class C Felony.”
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Trump’s Data Team Saw a Different America—and They Were Right

November 11, 2016
Joshua Green, Sasha Issenberg | Bloomberg Businessweek
The president-elect’s analysts picked up disturbances others weren’t seeing—the beginning of the storm that would deliver Trump to the White House.
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Trump’s win exposes Obama’s struggle to speak to the entire nation

November 11, 2016
Greg Jaffe, Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
For months, President Obama has been worrying both publicly and privately about the growing threats to American democracy. At the top of Obama’s list — the physical embodiment of those gathering and potentially existential threats — was Donald Trump, from whom Obama sat inches away in the Oval Office on Thursday.
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Presidential Politics: Past as Prologue

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November 6, 1992
After a long and bruising campaign where middle America was concerned that the country was in "deep trouble," voters elected a new president. It was a change election that saw the governing party swept from power. It was November 1992.
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President-Elect Trump Goes to Washington to Begin Transition

November 10, 2016
Jennifer Jacobs, Kevin Cirilli | Bloomberg Politics
Donald Trump heads to Washington on Thursday as president-elect, a step toward taking the reins of a divided nation.
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‘This is painful, and it will be for a long time,’ Clinton says

November 10, 2016
Anne Gearan, Abby Phillip | The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton saw a rancorous campaign through to its bitter end on Wednesday, conceding the presidency to a man she had called unfit for the office.
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Trump maps out a new administration to bring a seismic shift to Washington

November 10, 2016
Philip Rucker, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Washington began its transition of power Wednesday as the ascendancy of President-elect Donald Trump promised a seismic shift in nearly every facet of the capital city.
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