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What Donald Trump can learn from Andrew Jackson's reelection

When searching for historical analogues to the Trump presidency, political analysts have landed again and again on Andrew Jackson. For both men, an obsession with personal honor triggers their volatile temperaments. Their political appeal is tied to their opposition to the Washington establishment. And Jackson set the precedent for politicians to use a populist appeal to frame their rhetoric.

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Tech firm in Trump dossier was target of antipiracy advocates

The controversial dossier that has helped fuel ongoing probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has proven on target in many ways. One allegation that remains vexingly difficult to prove or disprove: The claim that a company called XBT/Webzilla hacked Democratic Party leaders ahead of last year’s election. But the tech company has a tangled legal history and was well known to those who combat Internet piracy -- some of whom say the firm was entirely capable of conducting the hack.

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