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Preza, Elizabeth. "Michigan Trump Staffer Convicted on Ten Counts of Felony Election Fraud." Raw Story. N.p., 30 Nov. 2016. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.
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"Donald Trump." U.K. Parliament. House of Commons Hansard, 18 Jan. 2016. Web. 22 Jan. 2017.
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Many had cherry-picked the results that conveniently supported their conclusion, while ignoring other context or records. Then there were some that applied inappropriate “curve-fitting”—in which they would step farther and farther away from data until the points matched the curve of their choosing...sometimes the papers just ignored physics altogether.

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Trump, Donald. "Full Text of Trump's Executive Order on 7-nation Ban, Refugee Suspension." CNN. Cable News Network, 28 Jan. 2017. Web. 29 Jan. 2017.
 Calamur, Krishnadev. "What Trump's Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn't Do." The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 28 Jan. 2017. Web. 29 Jan. 2017.
Brody, David. "Brody File Exclusive: President Trump Says Persecuted Christians Will Be Given Priority As Refugees." CBN.com. N.p., 27 Jan. 2017. Web. 29 Jan. 2017.
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"Trump Weighs Plan to Send Thousands More US Troops to Afghanistan." Fox News. FOX News Network, 09 May 2017. Web. 09 May 2017.
Gordon, Michael R. "Trump Advisers Call for More Troops to Break Afghan Deadlock." The New York Times. The New York Times, 08 May 2017. Web. 09 May 2017.
[post_title] => Trump Evaluating Sending 3,000-5,000 More Troops To Afghanistan [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trump-evaluating-sending-3000-5000-troops-afghanistan [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-31 00:38:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-31 00:38:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=1923 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1945 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-05-24 22:43:59 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-24 22:43:59 [post_content] => The United States military fired 59 Tomahawk missles at a Syrian air base on Friday April 7, 2017.  The attack on Shayrat airfield was "in response to what [the U.S] believes was a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 100 people" earlier in the week by Syrian forces operating out of this air base. "The U.S. military gave Russian forces advanced notice of its strikes on a Syrian airbase and did not hit sections of the base where the Russians were believed to be present, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said on Thursday." "A senior military source in the alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad said the airbase had been mostly evacuated thanks to a warning from Russia, which has deployed its military to Syria in support of Assad." The air base was at least partially operational as of Saturday morning, and "only a few out of service jets were destroyed". During the Obama administration, Trump was critical of any U.S. involvement in Syria.      
Kube, Courtney, Alex Johnson, Hallie Jackson, Alex, and Er Smith. "U.S. Launches Missiles at Syrian Base Over Chemical Weapons Attack." NBCNews.com. NBCUniversal News Group, 07 Apr. 2017. Web. 24 May 2017.
"U.S. Informed Russia Ahead of Cruise Missile Strikes on Syria Base." Reuters. Thomson Reuters, 06 Apr. 2017. Web. 24 May 2017.
"Syrian Governor Confirms Air Base Operating Again." CNBC. Reuters, 09 Apr. 2017. Web. 24 May 2017.
Hoffman, Ashley. "Syria Missile Attack: What Donald Trump's Old Tweets Say." Time. Time, 6 Apr. 2017. Web. 24 May 2017.
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Krieg, Gregory. "14 of Trump's Most Outrageous 'birther' Claims -- Half from after 2011." CNN. Cable News Network, 16 Sept. 2016. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.
Adair, Bill. "From Whispers to the White House Briefing Room: The Tale of the Birth Certificate." PolitiFact. Tampa Bay Times, 27 Apr. 2011. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.
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Preza, Elizabeth. "Michigan Trump Staffer Convicted on Ten Counts of Felony Election Fraud." Raw Story. N.p., 30 Nov. 2016. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.
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Travel Ban Version 1: Trump Issues Executive Order Temporarily Banning Immigration From 7 Middle Eastern Countries And Halting Refugee Admissions

In an effort to protect “the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States” and to “ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles“, [...]

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