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Electoral College Revolt Brewing?

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 10:00am 11/23/2016 at 10:00am

As half the country learned two weeks ago, we do not select our president by popular vote, our president is selected by Electors in our Electoral College; a safeguard against pure democratic rule.

As far as modern history is concerned, Elector’s votes are typically congruent with their respective state’s popular vote.

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Notre Dame Put on Academic Probation, Football Team Must Vacate Recent Wins

http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Notre-Dame-football-team-placed-on-academic-probation-wins-vacated-402478815.html
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Posted by    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 6:45pm 11/22/2016 at 6:45pm
http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Notre-Dame-football-team-placed-on-academic-probation-wins-vacated-402478815.html

The NCAA placed Notre Dame on academic probation for a scandal concerning an athletic trainer and a student.

WNDU reports:

The NCAA found that she committed academic misconduct for two football players and gave six other players impermissible academic extra benefits.

The university self-reported the potential violations and kept five players off the...

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Selfies Can Kill You

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 3:00pm 11/22/2016 at 3:00pm

Proving Darwin right once again — selfie deaths are on the rise globally, according to a recent study.

From the New York Post</...

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BBC Blocked from Interviewing Local Chinese Independent Candidate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1HdCIW2Xtk
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Posted by    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 12:00pm 11/22/2016 at 12:00pm
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Of all the domestic chatter about undemocratic elections, a glimpse into China’s electoral behavior ought to prompt grand feelings of gratitude for our system of government.

A woman running for a local level government position agreed to interview with the BBC. When the BBC reporter attempted to interview the woman at her...

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BET Founder: Trump Committed to Reaching Out to African Americans

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/11/22/bet-founder-bob-johnson-donald-trump-meeting-intv-erin.cnn
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Posted by    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7:30am 11/22/2016 at 7:30am
http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/11/22/bet-founder-bob-johnson-donald-trump-meeting-intv-erin.cnn

Robert L. Johnson, founder of BET (Black Entertainment Television, had nothing but praise for President-elect Donald Trump after their recent meeting.

“Let’s give him a shot. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt; see if we can find common ground,” said Johnson in an earlier interview with CNBC. “That’s what’s best...

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Trump Posts Online Survey for First 100-Day Administrative Agenda

https://action.trump2016.com/survey/100-day-plan-action-survey/
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Posted by    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 4:00pm 11/21/2016 at 4:00pm
https://action.trump2016.com/survey/100-day-plan-action-survey/

President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign website recently published an online survey. This latest survey seeks the options of anyone with an internet connection on how the incoming administration should prioritize their first three months.

With a total of 29 questions, the survey doesn’t seek opinions on the issues themselves, just whether or...

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No, Reince Didn’t Advocate for a National Muslim Registry

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Posted by    Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:00pm 11/20/2016 at 2:00pm

The media’s obsession with a national Muslim registry continues.

Former RNC Chair and incoming White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus joined Meet the Press Sunday morning. Host, Chuck Todd asked Priebus whether the next administration is toying with a national Muslim registry.

NBC News then ran with this headline:

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Celebrating the 46th Anniversary of the Infamous Exploding Whale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6lTSxJvR4w
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Posted by    Friday, November 18, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/18/2016 at 4:30pm
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It’s Friday. We could be discussing Trump’s latest round of cabinet picks, getting angry with the media for over-inflating some less desirable details about our new administration’s past, but instead, I’ve decided to share with you one of the best news stories ever — the case of the exploding whale.

When an...

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Trump Selects Attorney General, CIA Director, and Nat’l Security Advisor

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Posted by    Friday, November 18, 2016 at 12:00pm 11/18/2016 at 12:00pm

Earlier this morning, reports indicated Trump’s transition team had selected an Attorney General, CIA Director, and National Security Advisor.

AG: Sen. Jeff Sessions
CIA Director: Rep. Mike Pompeo
National Security Advisor: Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

Politico confirms those individuals have accepted the posts:

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No, Obama Will Not Pardon DREAMers on His Way Out of the White House

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Posted by    Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:30pm 11/17/2016 at 7:30pm

Even President Obama recognizes some Constitutional boundaries. Who knew?

Thursday, House Democrats petitioned President Obama, requesting a pardon for DREAMers (kids who would benefit under the contentious DREAM Act). The pardon would nullify any legal ramifications accrued because of their lack of legal status. DREAMers would’ve been brought to the U.S. as...

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Man Bungee Jumps 250 ft to Dunk a Biscuit in Tea

https://www.indy100.com/article/bungee-jump-tea-dunk-biscuit-73-metres-world-record-british-7422871
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Posted by    Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 5:30pm 11/17/2016 at 5:30pm
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Must’ve been some biscuit and tea.

From The Independent:

A 24-year-old man from Sheffield has become a Guinness World Record holder for completing the highest bungee dunk – diving from 73 metres above the ground to dunk a chocolate Hobnob into tea.

Simon Berry’s technique involved clasping both wrists to...

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Battle for Congressional Minority Leader: Tim Ryan to Challenge Nancy Pelosi

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Posted by    Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/17/2016 at 4:30pm
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Senate Democrats aren’t the only Hill D’s reeling after the latest election. House Democrats, too, have struggled to collect themselves.

Politico reports Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) will challenge longterm House leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi for the position of Minority Leader:

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Watch the NY Time’s Election Night Headline Evolution

https://twitter.com/sahiltner/status/798966362991456256?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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Posted by    Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 4:00pm 11/17/2016 at 4:00pm
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DRAMA. ALL the drama.

Check out the evolution of Election Night’s leading headline on the NY Times digital front page:

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VIDEO: WH Press Sec Informs Vin Scully He’s Receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom

https://www.facebook.com/Dodgers/videos/10155531107118508/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED
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Posted by    Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 11/17/2016 at 1:00pm
https://www.facebook.com/Dodgers/videos/10155531107118508/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

Every year, the president awards Medals of Freedom to a handful of civilian recipients. This year, longtime Dodgers baseball announcer, Vin Scully will receive a Medal of Freedom.

The White House recorded the phone call made by Press Secretary Josh Ernst informing Scully of his upcoming award.

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Deer Pummels Cross Country Runner

https://www.facebook.com/platypuskid93/videos/10207780939667044/
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Posted by    Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 12:25pm 11/17/2016 at 12:25pm
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Beware of charging…deer?

From MileSplit:

Someone forgot to tell the deer that XC isn’t a “contact sport”(turn on the sound) this weekend at the DIII Mid East Regional Championships at DeSales University in PA. Justin DeLuzio from Gwynedd-Mercy College got hit by a deer mid-race. He suffered no major injuries, interview coming soon.

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Bob Dylan Will Skip His Nobel Prize Award Ceremony

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Posted by    Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 9:00am 11/17/2016 at 9:00am
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That’s so Dylan.

From Radio Sweden:

After weeks of speculation, the Swedish Academy has confirmed that Bob Dylan will not travel to Stockholm in December to attend the Nobel Prize Ceremony.

The songwriter, who won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, wrote a letter to the Academy in which he said he had...

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MD Public Defender’s Trump Email Called “inflammatory” by State Senator

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:33pm 11/16/2016 at 8:33pm

An email by a Maryland public defender distraught over the results of last week’s election is getting more air time than he’d probably like.

Jeff Quinton from the Quinton Report writes:

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