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Can Trump Follow Through On His Campaign Promises?

President-elect Donald Trump made a variety of lofty promises during his campaign as part of a pledge to “make America great again.” The Onion looks at several of these promises and evaluates whether Trump will be willing or able to follow through on them.

What You Need To Know About The Dakota Access Pipeline

Construction is currently stalled on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would connect North Dakota’s Bakken Shale development to oil tank farms in Illinois, by protests led by members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The Onion provides answers to key questions about the project.

What Can Americans Expect Under A Trump Presidency?

With two months until the inauguration of Donald Trump, many Americans are wondering what his term will look like and what his administration might accomplish. The Onion answers some common questions about Trump’s upcoming presidency

James Comey Quickly Reopens Clinton Email Investigation For Few More Minutes

‘Nope, Looks Like It’s All Good Here,’ Says FBI Director

WASHINGTON—In a letter addressed to Congress that was quickly followed by a second message retracting the first, FBI director James Comey is said to have briefly reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails for several more minutes Friday.

Pollsters Admit They Underestimated Voters’ Adrenal Glands

WASHINGTON—In response to widespread criticism that they had failed to predict Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, analysts from polling organizations around the nation admitted Thursday they had underestimated the influence of voters’ adrenal glands on the presidential race.
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Gingrich Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich formally announced he was ending his bid to become the Republican candidate for president last week. Here are some highlights from his yearlong campaign:

  • May 1, 2011: Gingrich wakes up in the middle of the night, decides he wants to boost his speaking fees, and decides on the best course of action to do so
  • May 9, 2011: Prior to announcing run, ordered 500 monogrammed kerchiefs into which he could discretely spit out revolting regional cuisine on the campaign trail
  • Aug. 11, 2011: Stuck onstage during a debate for two hours straight with no snack break, a famished, hallucinating Gingrich begins to eat his lapel
  • Nov. 18, 2011: After realizing the phrase "poor children should work as janitors in their schools" has just tumbled out of his mouth, Gingrich decides to run with it and pretend it's a legitimate, valid idea that his supporters should actually back
  • Dec. 20, 2011: Has pancakes for 93rd consecutive day in Iowa
  • Jan. 21, 2012: Newt uses his superhuman powers as a historian to make 40 percent of South Carolina Republicans forget he's an unelectable asshole
  • Jan. 25, 2012: In a move that many dismiss as shameless pandering, Gingrich vows to an audience in Florida that he will put an American base on the moon, fill it with fresh orange juice, serve large Cuban sandwiches up there, and allow a lot of rich old Jews to buy in on the investment
  • Feb. 12, 2012: Campaign explores feasibility of switching Callista Gingrich’s part to other side
  • Apr. 3, 2012: Slumping poll numbers and lack of campaign cash momentarily worry Gingrich, but he cheers up after thinking of a way to tickle himself and still laugh

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