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Senate Intelligence Committee Wants to See Comey Memos

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:15pm 5/17/2017 at 1:15pm

Tuesday, House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz sent a letter to the FBI, requesting copies of Comey’s Memos with President Trump. Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee made the same request.

From Politico:

The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday asked the FBI to turn over memos prepared by former Director James...

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White Students at American U. Barred From Entering ‘Sanctuary’ for Black Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10:30am 5/17/2017 at 10:30am

Has it dawned on anyone in higher education that situations like this are setting back race relations? Or is that the whole point?

From Truth Revolt:

White Students Blocked from Lounge Designated as ‘Sanctuary’ for Blacks

A cafe/lounge at American University, a private institution in Washington, D.C., was designated a “sanctuary” for black students...

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REPORT: Sen. Thom Tillis Collapses During Race (Update: He’s fine)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/17/sen-thom-tillis-collapses-during-dc-race.html
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:51am 5/17/2017 at 9:51am
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/17/sen-thom-tillis-collapses-during-dc-race.html

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) collapsed during a race in Washington, D.C., received CPR, and was whisked away in an ambulance, reports Fox News.

From Fox News:

Sen. Thom Tillis collapsed during a Washington, D.C. race Wednesday morning and was taken away in an ambulance after reportedly receiving CPR.

Tillis,...

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Columbia University Will Have Six ‘Multicultural Graduation Ceremonies’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:30am 5/17/2017 at 7:30am

Columbia apparently heard about Harvard’s separate black graduation and tried to outdo them.

Campus Reform reports:

Columbia hosts 6 ‘multicultural graduation ceremonies’

Columbia University will play host to six different graduation ceremonies for students of particular ethnicities and backgrounds this year.

While all graduating seniors will attend the main commencement ceremony, those who identify as...

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U. Arizona Backing Off Plan to Pay Students to be Social Justice Advocates

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/16/2017 at 1:30pm

This is an update to a story we featured recently. The school is beginning to see why the optics on this are so bad.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports:

Social justice advocate position at University of Arizona questioned

Buffeted by claims it was creating “speech police,” the University of Arizona is backing down from...

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U. Illinois Spends $60 Million a Year on Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:30am 5/16/2017 at 10:30am

The largest portion of this money goes to scholarships so that’s a good thing. Still, the amount is another example of how diversity obsessed higher education has become.

The College Fix reports:

University of Illinois spends $60 million a year on diversity...

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Students at Oberlin Want to ‘Socialize’ Dining Halls

http://fox8.com/2016/11/18/oberlin-college-professors-home-vandalized-horrific-note-left-on-door/
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:30am 5/16/2017 at 7:30am
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These students are clearly smarter than everyone else. Let Oberlin grant their wish so we can all watch what happens.

Campus Reform reports:

Oberlin students seek to socialize dining halls

Oberlin College students boycotted on-campus dining services earlier this month to protest...

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Prager U: What’s a Quarter-Life Crisis?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvaf2JZR33I
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/15/2017 at 3:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvaf2JZR33I

Dana Perino joins the latest from Prager U, exploring the quarter-life crisis phenomena.

You’ve probably heard about the mid-life crisis, but what’s a quarter-life crisis? It’s just as real, and hits many college graduates like a brick shortly after they graduate. It was a major obstacle in the life of Dana Perino,...

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Student Loan Debt in U.S. Tops $1.5 Trillion

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/15/2017 at 1:30pm

The Obama administration didn’t do much to address this problem but it keeps growing. Trump really needs to make a plan here.

Truthout reported:

The Student Debt Crisis Is Exploding

The level of student loan debt in the United States has risen to $1.5 trillion,...

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Texas A&M Won’t Fire Prof Who Called for Killing White People

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10:30am 5/15/2017 at 10:30am

This is one of those rare instances where the school has decided it’s very important to stand up for free speech.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Texas A&M won’t fire professor who called for killing white people

In a May 10, 2017 email to students obtained by Red Alert Politics, Texas A&M President Michael K....

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Attendees at U. Penn Class Reunion Wear ‘Denounce Trump’ Buttons

https://petapixel.com/2017/01/21/president-trumps-official-portrait/
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:30am 5/15/2017 at 7:30am
https://petapixel.com/2017/01/21/president-trumps-official-portrait/

Liberals in higher ed are getting a little tiresome with the anti-Trump activism. No one was ever this disrespectful to Obama.

The College Fix reports:

U. Pennsylvania 50th class reunion attendees to don ‘Denounce Trump’ button at festivities

Over the course of this weekend, mem...

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U. Colorado Sets Up Special ‘Social Justice’ Dorm

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 4:30pm 5/14/2017 at 4:30pm

The people who would choose to live in a dorm like this are the ones who most need to be exposed to other ideas.

Heat Street reports:

U of Colorado Sets up ‘Social Justice Dorm’ for Special Snowflake Students

Sheltered campus leftists need safe spaces apart from society to avoid being triggered by microaggressions....

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Elizabeth Warren Plays Government Outsider on Student Debt in Speech at UMass

https://youtu.be/QypkXKDkq_I
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/14/2017 at 2:30pm
https://youtu.be/QypkXKDkq_I

Elizabeth Warren gave a commencement speech at UMass this weekend and spoke of student debt and government as if she was a government outsider.

CNN reported:

Elizabeth Warren tells grads with loads of debt: Agitate!

Senator Elizabeth Warren has a message to new graduates dealing with student debt: Stand up for yourself with...

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Bill Maher: Comey demise is Bill Clinton’s fault

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRWDP-PWunE
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 12:30pm 5/14/2017 at 12:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRWDP-PWunE

Like the proverbial broken clock, when Bill Maher is right, he’s often very right.

And he’s right that the demise of James Comey’s FBI career is Bill Clinton’s fault. If only Bill had not boarded the plane on the tarmac to chat with Loretta Lynch about “grandchildren,” Comey would not have been...

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Will Ferrell Uses Commencement Speech at USC to Bash Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 10:30am 5/14/2017 at 10:30am
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A liberal comedian bashed Trump? How edgy! How daring! How brave!

The Hill reports:

Will Ferrell mocks Trump University in commencement speech: ‘I’m still waiting to get paid’

Comedian Will Ferrell mocked Trump University during his commencement speech at the University of Southern California on Friday, joking that he was still waiting for money...

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Why is Harvard Law Prof. Larry Tribe spreading conspiracy theories?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 8:30am 5/14/2017 at 8:30am

Lawrence Tribe, Harvard Law School professor, has sullied his reputation with his Trump Derangement Syndrome, as Buzzfeed documents, Why Is A Top Harvard Law Professor Sharing Anti-Trump Conspiracy Theories?:

Democrats and the mainstream media have spent the months since Donald Trump’s election fixated on the the flood of unconfirmed reports, half-truths, and...

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Georgia: Jon Ossoff Proposes to Long-time Girlfriend (#GA06)

https://youtu.be/qi7-c3HaQzY
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/13/2017 at 4:00pm
https://youtu.be/qi7-c3HaQzY

Color me skeptical, but I find it interesting that Jon Ossoff has become engaged to his long-time girlfriend . . . just as the Georgia special election runoff looms in the particularly conservative 6th district.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate running to replace Health and Human Service Secretary Tom...

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