lundi 26 décembre 2016

mercredi 21 décembre 2016

Electoral College Settles Donald Trump’s Victory, but Little Else

 The meeting of the Electoral College after presidential elections has long been little more than a tradition-bound formality, with political insiders gathering to ratify the preferences of their state’s voters and distribute 538 electoral votes. Yet as with so much else in this turbulent election year, even that civic ritual was punctuated by anger and dissent.

samedi 17 décembre 2016

US presidential elections

The Electoral Vote will take place on December 19th

What is the electoral college? (Watch video)
What happens in the extremely unlikely scenario the Electoral College goes rogue?

Donald Trump is busy building his Cabinet and planning his agenda, but he isn't really, officially going to be President quite yet. One of the peculiarities of American democracy is that it's a group of 538 "electors" -- members of the Electoral College -- in this nation of 318 million who actually pick the president.
They'll do it, meeting in their respective states, on December 19th.
Source:    December 16, 2016

vendredi 16 décembre 2016

1ère LV1 - CCTV cameras: Britain remains a surveillance state

Exercise to improve your speaking skills: pronunciation, intonation, articulation, rhythm ...
Imitate the model: Listen and repeat (Blanks are included in the document for you to speak)
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Source: Press TV

dimanche 13 novembre 2016

Watergate Scandal

Watergate Brings Down Nixon
Watch the video

Donald Trump: How the media created the President

Donald Trump
Trump's triumph confounded pollsters, pundits and the mainstream media
 Read the article
Analysis: The failure of journalism, The triumph of television, Share of voice

Source: BBCNews, 13 November 2016

samedi 12 novembre 2016

Hillary Clinton lost the election but "won" the popular vote

Presidential results:
290 electoral votes for Trump                                232 electoral votes for Clinton
47.3% 60,265,858 votes                                      47.8%  60,839,922 votes

Donald Trump managed to get enough electoral votes (270)  to win the election.
Even though Hillary Clinton apparently won the popular vote, she didn't get the required 270 electoral votes to be elected president. It also happened to AL Gore in 2000 when he lost the election against George W Bush.

mercredi 9 novembre 2016

2016 US election results

Latest results: Donald Trump wins

             Electoral votes:     290 for Trump                                          228 for Clinton

Popular vote:    47.5% votes 59,520,378                                             47.7% votes  59,731,725

National map
Source: CNN

samedi 5 novembre 2016

US election 2016: Trump and Clinton target Florida

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are campaigning in Florida, a key battleground state that could tip Tuesday's US presidential election.
Florida is the largest swing state and is a must-win for Mr Trump.
The Republican candidate will later fly to North Carolina before heading west to Nevada.
Opinion polls in recent days have suggested Mr Trump is gaining support but he still remains behind Mrs Clinton in most surveys.
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Source : BBCNews, 5 Nov 2016

US election

US election poll tracker: Who is ahead - Clinton or Trump?

Americans will vote on 8 November to choose their next president.
The numbers have begun to tighten as we approach election day amid crises affecting both Democratic contender Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump.
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Source: BBCNews , updated 5 November

General election map
Note: The split congressional district ratings are symbolized with diagonal lines.

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jeudi 20 octobre 2016

2016 US Presidential Election

Watch and read about the three debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

The first Trump-Clinton presidentialdebate transcript, annotated

Source: Washington Post

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 “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt