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Commentary: OUT OF CHAOS MAY YET COME ORDER... MAYBE - On the first six months of the Trump Presidency
by RICHARD E. BERG-ANDERSSON TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Commentary:
OUT OF CHAOS MAY YET COME ORDER... MAYBE
On the first six months of the Trump Presidency

by RICHARD E. BERG-ANDERSSON
TheGreenPapers.com Staff

It has now been six months (half a year already!) since Donald J. Trump was first sworn in as President of the United States: we are, therefore, now one-eighths through yet another four-year American Administration. I have waited till now to write about his Presidency for two reasons: 1. I wanted the still-relatively new Trump Administration to "gel" before commenting thereon (for I actually expected- based primarily on the manner in which the Trump Campaign [both for the Republican nomination, as well as going into the General Election itself] had been conducted- at least some of the "chaos" that has, all too often, been discernable both in and around the White House these last six months [although, yes, I have found much of this surprising!]) and 2. I wanted to write, once I got around to doing so, as much (if not more) about the Presidency as I might write about the person who happens to now occupy that High Office or his policies and politics per se...

16 changes to the candidate list.
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16 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 45: Brian Forde (Democratic) - added; Gregory Robert "Greg" Ramsay (Democratic) - added. House CD 52: James Veltmeyer (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: Governor: Michael "Mike" Handler (Republican) - added.

District of Columbia: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Carolyn Bourdeaux (Democratic) - removed - running in Georgia House 7.

Georgia: House CD 7: Ethan Pham (Democratic) - added.

Idaho: Lieutenant Governor: Steve Yates (Republican) - added.

Maine: House CD 2: Jonathan Fulford (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 3: Thomas "Pinkston" Harris (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 7: former state Representative Gretchen D. Driskell (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 1: Ann E. "Annie" Chavez (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Public Lands Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, Jr. (Republican) - added; Adolfo Areola Zubia (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of Public Lands: Public Lands Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, Jr. (Republican) - Open Office.

New York: House CD 27: Erin Cole (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 3: Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (Democratic) - added.

Senator McCain [R-AZ] diagnosed with brain cancer, recovering from surgery
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

We at The Green Papers pass along our best wishes for a speedy and most healthy recovery for U.S. Senator John McCain [R-Arizona], the 2008 Republican presidential nominee. During surgery re: the removal of a blood clot behind the Senator's left eye, a small brain tumor (a glioblastoma) was discovered: this is reportedly the same type of tumor the late Senator Ted Kennedy [D-Massachusetts] had had to the end of his own life.

11 changes to the candidate list.
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11 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Governor: state Senator Mike Dunleavy (Republican) - added. House At-Large: Gregory Evan "Greg" Fitch (Write-in [Independent]) - previously listed as Democratic.

California: House CD 48: Michael Kotick (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 9: Rob Chatlos (Independent) - added.

Iowa: House CD 4: James D. Scholten (Democratic) - added.

Maine: Governor: former state Senator Jim Boyle (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: Senate Class 1: John E. James (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Matt Longjohn (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 18: Pamela M. "Pam" Iovino (Democratic) - added.

South Dakota: House At-Large: George Hendrickson (Independent) - added.

Wyoming: Governor: Bill Dahlin (Republican) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

12 changes to the candidate list:

American Samoa: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Territorial Delegate Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (Republican) - added as candidate.

California: House CD 39: Gil Cisneros (Democratic) - added; Sam Jammal (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 7: Michael Pearson (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Angie Craig (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Governor: state Senator Bob Krist (Not readily classifiable [Republican]) - added.

Nevada: House CD 3: Steve Mitchell Schiffman (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: Governor: state Representative Beth Harwell (Republican) - added.

Texas: Governor: Governor Greg Abbott (Republican) - added as candidate; Jeffrey Payne (Democratic) - added. House CD 16: Jessica Kludt Allala (Independent) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 3: Ayne Amjad (Republican) - added.

40 changes to the candidate list.
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40 changes to the candidate list:

California: Governor: Akinyemi Agbede (Democratic) - added; Daniel Amare (Republican) - added; Stasyi Barth (Republican) - added; Michael Bilger (No Party Preference) - added; Andy Blanch (No Party Preference) - added; Michael Robert Bracamontes (Democratic) - added; Juan Bribiesca (Democratic) - added; John-Leslie Brown (Republican) - added; David Bush (No Party Preference) - added; Christopher Carlson (Green) - added; Peter Crawford-Valentino (No Party Preference) - added; Ted Crisell (Democratic) - added; Yvonne Girard (Republican) - added; Analila Joya (No Party Preference) - added; Harmesh Kumar (Democratic) - added; Joshua Laine (No Party Preference) - added; Peter Y. Liu (Republican) - added; Jacob Morris (Republican) - added; Robert Newman, II (Republican) - added; Timothy Richardson (No Party Preference) - added; Boris Romanowsky (No Party Preference) - added; Lindsey Neil Shortland (No Party Preference) - added; Laura Smith (Republican) - added; James Tran (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 4: Jessica Morse (Democratic) - added. House CD 48: Stelian Onufrei (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: Nancy Soderberg (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: Samuel "Sam" Allen (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 14: Jim Walz (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana (filing has closed for the Saturday 14 October 2017 Special Election): Treasurer Special: "Ron" Ceasar (Independent) - added; Terry Hughes (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 11: Fayrouz Saad (Democratic) - added.

New York: Governor: Larry Sharpe (Libertarian) - added. House CD 1: Perry Gershon (Democratic) - added. House CD 27: James Paul "Jim" Banks (Republican) - added.

Utah: House CD 2: Charlotte Surveyor (Democratic) - added. House CD 3 Special: Jim Bennett (United Utah) - previously listed as Not readily classifiable.

Virginia: House CD 5: Leslie Cockburn (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: Brian Leben (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 3. House CD 3: Edwin Vanover (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 1.

18 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

18 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Will Ainsworth (Republican) - added; state Senator Rusty Glover (Republican) - added; state Board of Education Member Mary Scott Hunter (Republican) - added. Attorney General: former Judge Chess Bedsole (Republican) - added; Alice Martin (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 27: Brian Espinoza (Libertarian) - added.

Louisiana: Treasurer: Treasurer Ron J. Henson (Republican) - Open Office - not running in the Special Election; Mike "MC" Lawrence (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Julie Stokes (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Maine: Governor: former state Representative Mark W. Eves (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 4: George McDermott (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 11: Martin A. Hewitt (Republican) - previously listed as Independent.

New York: House CD 21: Emily Martz (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 7: John Ward (Republican) - previously listed as Democratic.

Utah: House CD 3: Margaret Dayton (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Virginia: Senate Class 1: Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A, Stewart (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Frederick Molter, IV (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 8: Toby Whitney (Democratic) - added.

25 changes to the candidate list.
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25 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Senate Class 2 Special: Karen Haiden Jackson (Republican) - removed.

Arizona: House CD 8: Hiral Vyas Tipirneni (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 17: Bill Pollard (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 1: Arturas Kerelis (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: House CD 3: Eddie Mauro (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: Treasurer: former state Commissioner of Administration Angele Davis (Republican) - added.

Michigan: Senate Class 1: Robert James "Kid Rock" Ritchie (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Rich Eichholz (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 2: Cort VanOstran (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: John E. Webb (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 3: Eddie Hamilton (Republican) - added; Steve Schiffman (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 1: Michael Hendricks (Republican) - added. House CD 2: state Representative Yvette Herrell (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 23: Max Harold Della Pia (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 5: Cortland J. Meader, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 10: David Wilson Brown (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 12: John Peters (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 15: Greg Edwards (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 2: Jimmy Darnell "J. Darnell" Jones (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Medrick Yhap (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: James Cantu (Republican) - added. House CD 21: Eric Burkhart (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 1: Tom Hicks (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: Talley Sergent (Democratic) - added.

16 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

16 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: House At-Large: Dimitri Shein (Democratic) - previously listed as Non Affiliated [Democratic].

California: House CD 49: Paul Kerr (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: House CD 1: Thomas Heckroth (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 8: Christopher Voehl (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: House CD 4: Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros S. Anthony (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 24: Anne Messenger (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 16: Christina Marie Hartman (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 7: Kim Gower (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 8: Jason Rittereiser (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Senate Class 1: Scott Ernst (Republican) - added; Chase Henderson (Democratic) - added; Jack Newbrough (Republican) - added; Edwin Vanover (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Aaron Scheinberg (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Brian Leben (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Governor: Andy Gronik (Democratic) - added.

18 changes to the candidate list.
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18 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: House At-Large: Gregory E. Fitch (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Congressman Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 22: Javier Manjarres (Republican) - added.

Maine: Governor: state Attorney General Janet T. Mills (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: Governor: Governor Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

Michigan: House CD 8: Elissa Slotkin (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 8: St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 3: Hermon Farahi (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Amy Vilela (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: Governor: Congressman Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce (Republican) - Open Seat.

North Carolina: House CD 2: Sam Searcy (Democratic) - added.

South Dakota: House At-Large: former state Court Judge Tim Bjorkman (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 22: Mark Gibson (Democratic) - added.

Vermont: Governor: Cris Ericson (Marijuana) - added.

Virginia: House CD 7: Abigail Spanberger (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Senate Class 1: Attorney General Patrick James Morrisey (Republican) - added. House CD 1: former state Delegate Mike Manypenny (Democratic) - added.

37 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

37 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Governor: Scott Dawson (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 20: Robert Neil Cheader (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 43: Candance Camper (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Steve Barlock (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Nicholas Stephen Dreselly "Nick" Thomas (Independent) - added. House CD 5: El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 5: Justin Bernier (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 26: Steven Machat (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 7: Carolyn Bourdeaux (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Chalis Pomeroy Montgomery (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Rick Knox (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Illinois: House CD 15: Kevin Gaither (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 5: Stephen MacKenzie (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Sue Spicer (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Tod Curtis (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 3: Tom Niermann (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: Arvin Vohra (Libertarian) - added.

Michigan: House CD 2: Nick Schiller (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Jerry Hilliard (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Paul Colin Clements (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: Senate Class 1: state Representative Paul Curtman (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Kelli Dunaway (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 11: Passaic County Freeholder John W. Bartlett (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 22: Patrick Madden (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 3: Scott Charles Dacey (Republican) - added.

Ohio: Secretary of State: state Representative Kathleen Clyde (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: Chris Rieger (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: former state Representative Joseph A. "Joe" Trillo (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 1: Ronnie Holden (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Lenny Ladner (Republican) - added.

Vermont: Senate Class 1: Jon Svitavsky (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 2: Laquan Austian (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Shaun Denise Brown (Democratic) - added; Garry Hubbard (Democratic) - added; Karen Mallard (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 2: Jamie McLeod-Skinner (Democratic) - removed.

Wisconsin: House CD 1: David Yankovich (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

22 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

22 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Governor: state Senator Bill Hightower (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 7: Andrew Grant (Republican) - added. House CD 22: Bobby Bliatout (Democratic) - added; Mallory Kremer (Democratic) - added; Tulare City Councilman Jose Sigala (Democratic) - added; Paul Vargas (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: House CD 3: state Representative Diane Mitsch Bush (Democratic) - added.

District of Columbia: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Carolyn Bourdeaux (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: Secretary of State: state Senator Joshua "Josh" McKoon (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 12: St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (Democratic) - added. House CD 17: Craig Cameron (Republican) - added.

Iowa: Governor: Boone City Councilman Steven Paul Ray (Republican) - added.

Kansas: House CD 4: Laura Lombard (Democratic) - Pending.

Maine: House CD 2: Timothy A. "Tim" Rich (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 6: Ted Athey (Independent) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 1: former U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: House CD 2: former Phoenix City Manager Jamie McLeod-Skinner (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 16: Richard Smith, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 25: Chetan Panda (Democratic) - added. House CD 31: Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar (Democratic) - added.

Utah: House CD 3: Congressman Jason Chaffetz (Republican) - Vacant Office. Congressman Jason Chaffetz (Republican), who was first elected in 2008, announced he will not seek re-election on 19 April 2017. On 18 May 2017, he announced he would resign on 30 June 2017. On 30 June 2017, he resigned.

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The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 240 Republicans, 194 Democrats, and 1 vacant seat (Utah House CD 3).

41 changes to the candidate list. 1 change to the popular vote.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

41 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Auditor: Auditor Jim Zeigler (Republican) - Open Office.

Arkansas: Governor: Mark West (Libertarian) - added.

California: Senate Class 1: former Assemblyman David Hadley (Republican) - added; Richard Thomas Mead (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Unaffiliated. House CD 48: Omar A. Siddiqui (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: Senate Class 1: Dominic Rapini (Republican) - added.

Florida: Chief Financial Officer: Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis (Republican) - appointed on 30 June 2017. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater (Republican), who was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, resigned on 30 June 2017 to become CFO of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. He had announced his resignation on 10 February 2017.

Illinois: House CD 12: Adam King (Democratic) - added; Chris Miller (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 3: Waymen Eddings (Republican) - added. House CD 6: state Senator Reginald "Reggie" Thomas (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: Rikki Vaughan (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: J. David Evans (Republican) - added.

Michigan: Attorney General: Dana Nessel (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 1: Johnny Alan Akzam (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - previously listed as Independent; John Wayne Austinson (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

Missouri: House CD 2: St. Louis School Board Member Bill Haas (Democratic) - added.

Montana: Senate Class 1: former state Representative Russ Fagg (Republican) - added; Scott Roy McLean (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 1: Congressman Jacklyn S. "Jacky" Rosen (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 3. House CD 3: Congressman Jacklyn S. "Jacky" Rosen (Democratic) - Open Seat; Dave McKeon (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 2: Tony Martinez (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 21: Katie Wilson (Democratic) - added. House CD 23: Ian Golden (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Ryan Watts (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Mark Harris (Republican) - added. House CD 11: Phillip Price (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: Treasurer: Rob Richardson (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: Governor: Chris Powell (Libertarian) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 7: state Senator Daylin Leach (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Joe Cunningham (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: state Representative Joshua A. Putnam (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 6: state Representative Judd Matheny (Republican) - added.

Texas: Governor: Larry "SECEDE" Kilgore (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Todd Carlton (Democratic) - added. House CD 23: former Congressman Pete P. Gallego (Democratic) - added. House CD 26: John K. Wannamaker (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: Senate Class 1: Ron Wallace (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 8: Mona Das (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 3: Paul Davis (Democratic) - added.

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1 change to the popular vote:

South Carolina: House CD 5 Special.

14 changes to the candidate list.
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14 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 22: Ricardo Jose Franco (Democratic) - added. House CD 50: Daniel Casara (Republican) - added; Andrew Zelt (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 5: Stephany Rose Spaulding (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 19: David Holden (Democratic) - added.

Idaho: House CD 1: Michael Snyder (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 9: Daniel J. "Dan" Canon (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: House CD 3: Theresa A. Greenfield (Democratic) - added; Anna Ryon (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Missouri: Senate Class 1: Austin Petersen (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 21: Tedra Lynne Cobb (Democratic) - added. House CD 22: Heath Phillips (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 5: Benjamin Niel "Ben" Cullop (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 2: Jamie McLeod-Skinner (Democratic) - added.

17 changes to the candidate list.
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17 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 8: Augustine Beyer "Augie" Beyer (Independent) - added.

California: House CD 10: Terrence John "TJ" Cox (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 1: Phillip Charles Ehr (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: state Representative Mike Miller (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 2: Jeffrey Allen Sossa-Paquette (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Nadeem A. Mazen (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 1: Daniel "Dan" Feehan (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added; former state Senator Vicki Jensen (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - previously listed as Democratic.

Mississippi: House CD 1: Carlton Elliott Smith (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 2: David Baake (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 9: Joel Anabilah-Azumah (Unaffiliated) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 5: Kendra Horn (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 8: Steven David (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: Gregory T. "Greg" Sagan (Democratic) - added. House CD 27: Rene Pena, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 2: Dave Belote (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Daniel "Dan" Ward (Democratic) - added.