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UC System President Janet Napolitano to Visit Mexico in Rebuke of Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:00pm 3/28/2017 at 3:00pm
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Another former member of the Obama team undermining the Trump administration. What a shock.

Campus Reform reports:

UC system prez fears Trump will ‘isolate and antagonize’ Mexico

University of California system President Janet Napolitano will be taking a three-day trip to Mexico next week to “strengthen ties” with the country as a rebuke of...

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U. Pennsylvania Students Hold Sit-in for Fossil Fuel Divestment

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/28/2017 at 1:30pm

Oh look, another group of students is making demands of their school as if they are in charge.

Ecowatch reports:

With Sleeping Bags in Tow, 33 Students Begin Sit In Demanding University Divestment From Fossil Fuels

At 9 a.m....

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NBC Sports California Hires Robot Conspiracy Theorist Jose Canseco as Oakland A’s Analyst

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/28/2017 at 12:00pm
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SOMEONE TELL KEMBERLEE! Actually, I already did. My fabulous co-worker loves to watch Jose Canseco’s Twitter timeline, but who can blame her? She documented his rant on Twitter awhile ago when he expressed concern over future robot overloads.

Turns out she can see plenty of him because NBC Sports California signed him...

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Scarborough Calls Devin Nunes a ‘very thick lug’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10:30am 3/28/2017 at 10:30am

On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough called Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, a “very thick lug.”

Scarborough’s crack came in the context of his criticism of Nunes’ handling of the disclosure of possible monitoring of Trump campaign members.

 
 
 

Chicago State Still Mired in Political and Financial Problems

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30am 3/28/2017 at 7:30am
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This school has been circling the drain for months. At some point, doesn’t it make sense to let it go?

The Chicago Sun Times reports:

Students languish amid grandstanding at Chicago State University

There are three rich ironies about Chicago State University.

Our politics have taken a new, byzantine turn. On Monday, the university’s board...

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First Lady Melania Trump Announces Communications Director

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5:25pm 3/27/2017 at 5:25pm
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Melania Trump is easing into her role as First Lady. Monday, she announced Stephanie Grisham would serve as her Communication’s Director.

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Senate Committee Postpones Gorsuch Nomination Vote Until Next Monday

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12:26pm 3/27/2017 at 12:26pm
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Last week, Senate Democrats threatened to filibuster the vote on Trump Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Now, at the request of Dems, the Senate Judiciary Committee is postponing the vote on Gorsuch’s nomination until next Monday.

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Betsy DeVos Praises Career Prep in Visit to Valencia College

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:30pm 3/26/2017 at 7:30pm

Betsy DeVos recently visited Valencia College in Florida where she talked about the importance of career prep. Today’s students would be wise to listen rather than getting wrapped up in protests.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports:

In First College Visit, DeVos Praises Career Prep and Community Colleges

Betsy DeVos made her first official...

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Swarthmore Students Upset Over Being Punished for Office Sit-in

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/26/2017 at 5:30pm

There are consequences for people’s actions? Why didn’t someone warn these students?

The College Fix reports:

Swarthmore students upset they actually got in trouble for office sit-in protest

Student protesters at Swarthmore College feel that one of the school’s core values is “under attack” … all because they discovered they’re actually not permitted to...

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Egypt’s Mubarak Set Free After Last of Charges Dropped

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:00pm 3/26/2017 at 2:00pm

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president who was forced out of office at the height of the Arab spring was released from jail Friday after final charges against him were dropped.

Mubarak spent the past six years in detention facilities.

From Reuters:

The 88-year-old was cleared of the final murder charges against him this...

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Florida Man Causes Massive Wildfire After Burning Books

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 12:30pm 3/26/2017 at 12:30pm
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FLORIDA MAN! Officials have contained a massive wildfire by 85% in Bryceville, located 20 miles west of Jacksonville, that destroyed two homes. A man caused the 693-acre fire when he decided to burn some books:

The blaze started on Wednesday afternoon after the unidentified man burned books and magazines outside his home...

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California Democrats Want Millionaires to Fund Free College

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 10:30am 3/26/2017 at 10:30am
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How many times have we heard the old “make the rich pay” plan from the left? Besides, in California aren’t the millionaires already funding a lot of other big government programs?

Campus Reform reports:

CA Dems propose free tuition funded by tax on millionaires

California state legislators have proposed a bill to make public...

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Germany’s iconic Haribo Gummy Bears to be made in Wisconsin

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 8:30am 3/26/2017 at 8:30am
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President Donald Trump made job creation a top priority for his administration.

But who could have known how sweet the results could be?

Germany’s iconic gummy bear will soon be “Made...

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Sbarro bombing mastermind Ahlam Tamimi feels persecuted by U.S. extradition attempt

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/25/2017 at 6:00pm

We have documented extensively the ghoulish pleasure Ahlam Tamimi took in murdering children at the Sbarro Pizzeria in Jerusalem in 2001, including great joy when she found out that more children were killed than she previously knew.

Ahlam was released by Israel in October 2011 as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner...

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British Scientists Receive Permission to Develop Baby From Three People

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/25/2017 at 5:00pm
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This story makes this famous saying come to mind: “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” The U.K.’s fertility regulator granted permission to Newcastle University to develop a baby from the DNA of three people. Scientists

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Maryland Moves to Further Criminalize Guns on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 4:00pm 3/25/2017 at 4:00pm

While many states are moving towards allowing campus carry, Maryland is going in the opposite direction.

Herald Mail-Media reports:

Campus firearm-ban bill passes Md. Senate, sent to House

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Employee at Georgetown Learns School Sold One of His Ancestors

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 3:00pm 3/25/2017 at 3:00pm
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That’s kind of a mind blowing discovery to make, no?

The New York Times reports:

Tracing His Roots, Georgetown Employee Learns University Sold His Ancestor

As a Georgetown employee, Jeremy Alexander watched...

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