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Mitch McConnell

Will Republicans press SCOTUS Nuclear Option button?

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2016

Democrats may bear the consequences of their 2013 Judicial Nuclear Strike.

Will Republicans press SCOTUS Nuclear Option button?

Mitch McConnell
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11/18/2016 at 3:00pm
The Nuclear Option was used for the first time by Harry Reid in 2013 to allow Obama to stuff the lower federal courts with Obama nominees despite Democrats not having a filibuster proof majority in the Senate at the time. It was a clear possibility at the time that Democrats were about…
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the-scream

Vassar Election Reaction: “students gathered for an impromp­tu primal scream”

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2016

“shock waves across the Vassar campus—students raged, sobbed and protested”

Vassar Election Reaction: “students gathered for an impromp­tu primal scream”

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11/18/2016 at 3:00pm
We’ve seen some *impressive* student reactions to the election of Donald Trump. But the reaction of students at Vassar College appears to be our first “primal scream.” The student newspaper reported: By the end of election night, Vas­sar campus was filled with faces of somber disbelief. Social media outlets were flooded with indignant outcries…
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michael-dunn

“Loud Music Killer” Michael Dunn Loses Appeal of Murder Conviction

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2016

Dunn’s conviction affirmed for the murder of Jordan Davis and three counts of attempted murder

“Loud Music Killer” Michael Dunn Loses Appeal of Murder Conviction

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11/18/2016 at 1:30pm
Readers may recall the 2014 trial of Michael Dunn for the killing of teenager Jordan Davis, as well as three counts of attempted murder of Davis’ friends, in an incident apparently triggered by Dunn’s annoyance with the teens’ loud music.  We covered this trial in great detail right here at Legal…
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Students Declare Syracuse University a Sanctuary Campus

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2016

March of the snowflakes.

Students Declare Syracuse University a Sanctuary Campus

https://youtu.be/R5z7fQOcQL8
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11/18/2016 at 1:30pm
To accept this premise, you have to first agree that the students have the authority to make such a declaration, which they don’t. Syracuse.com reports: 1,000 students declare Syracuse University, SUNY ESF a ‘sanctuary campus’ About 1,000 students and community members declared Syracuse University and neighboring SUNY ESF a “sanctuary campus,” safe from the…
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Jeff Sessions Trump

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

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2016

All have accepted

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

Jeff Sessions Trump
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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: Sen. Sessions: “I am humbled to have been asked by President-elect Trump to…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcJA7AYGOcU

Teens Sue Federal Government, Demand Climate Action

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2016

Mad Science and even Madder Law: Federal judge sides with young plaintiffs.

Teens Sue Federal Government, Demand Climate Action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcJA7AYGOcU
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11/18/2016 at 10:51am
Once upon a time, soccer and piano lessons were the preferred extra-curricular options for teens. Now social justice warfare may be the thrilling, new, after-school activity. A group of American kids are suing the federal government demanding “climate action.” “We are standing here to fight and protect everything that we love—from our land…
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Jesse Jackson Leads Student Walkout Over Trump at U. Michigan

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2016

Because of course.

Jesse Jackson Leads Student Walkout Over Trump at U. Michigan

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11/18/2016 at 10:30am
You knew the Reverend Jesse Jackson was going to get in on all this anti-Trump protesting, didn’t you? The Michigan Daily reports: Students hold walkout with Rev. Jesse Jackson demanding University action against racism Nearly a thousand people gathered on the Diag and marched through University of Michigan buildings for a student walk-out protest…
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San Francisco Teachers Union Creates Anti-Trump Lesson Plan

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2016

Students who support Trump will be asked to explain how he’s not racist.

San Francisco Teachers Union Creates Anti-Trump Lesson Plan

https://youtu.be/va95Za_KGr0
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11/18/2016 at 8:30am
Try to imagine for a moment, what would happen if public schools in a conservative community were offered a lesson plan in 2008 which was in any way critical of then President Elect Barack Obama. We all know what would have followed, don’t we? Of course, the reverse of this situation never…
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Post-Election Harvard Crimson Editorial Addresses Lack of Ideological Diversity on Campus

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2016

Veritas.

Post-Election Harvard Crimson Editorial Addresses Lack of Ideological Diversity on Campus

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11/18/2016 at 7:30am
This is the most rational response to the election in higher education I’ve seen so far. In fact, maybe the only one. Kudos to The Crimson: Elephant and Man at Harvard As students and professors continue to take stock of the results of Tuesday’s election, the ideological uniformity of much of Harvard’s population will…
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Students Target Columbia Wrestlers Over Leaked Chat Room Messages

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2016

At Columbia, if you refuse to toe-the-party line, activists will come for blood.

Students Target Columbia Wrestlers Over Leaked Chat Room Messages

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11/18/2016 at 7:00am
Last week, a Columbia University student blog published a series of leaked chat room messages, leaked to a Columbia student blog, that were sent between school wrestling team players. The team was then suspended, as Legal Insurrection reported, Columbia Suspends Men’s Wrestling Season Over Lewd Texts. These leaked messages, which were sent in the assumed privacy…
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Oberlin College halted purchases from Gibson’s Bakery targeted by #BlackLivesMatter, but may reconsider

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2016

Gibson’s Bakery: “There was no profiling going on, unless you count profiling against shoplifters”

Oberlin College halted purchases from Gibson’s Bakery targeted by #BlackLivesMatter, but may reconsider

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11/17/2016 at 9:30pm
Oberlin College certainly is an “exciting” place to be these days. Oberlin just fired a professor after antisemitic Facebook posts, students are petitioning to become a sanctuary campus, and the President of Oberlin just circulated an email about antisemitic vandalism at an unnamed professor’s house. That come just after calls from Black Lives Matters…
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Obama Executive Order Immigration

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

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2016

“The president takes the executive clemency power seriously.”

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

Obama Executive Order Immigration
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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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Soros-funded groups fight scrutiny of Keith Ellison’s Nation of Islam past

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2016

Ellison claims he didn’t know the true nature of Farrakhan. Seriously.

Soros-funded groups fight scrutiny of Keith Ellison’s Nation of Islam past

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11/17/2016 at 6:00pm
Keith Ellison, Democratic Congressman from Minnesota, is the favorite to become Chair of the Democratic National Committee. He has the support of big names like Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Harry Reid, among others. Yet for years there have been questions about Ellison’s past association with Louis Farrakhan and the Nation…
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https://www.indy100.com/article/bungee-jump-tea-dunk-biscuit-73-metres-world-record-british-7422871

Man Bungee Jumps 250 ft to Dunk a Biscuit in Tea

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2016

The most British thing to ever happen?

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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11/17/2016 at 5:30pm
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 together like a diver, to…
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Battle for Congressional Minority Leader: Tim Ryan to Challenge Nancy Pelosi

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2016

Ryan vs. Ryan?

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q62WJnG0Eg0
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11/17/2016 at 4:30pm
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: Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) will challenge House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for…
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Watch the NY Time’s Election Night Headline Evolution

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2016

DRAMA

Watch the NY Time’s Election Night Headline Evolution

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11/17/2016 at 4:00pm
DRAMA. ALL the drama. Check out the evolution of Election Night’s leading headline on the NY Times digital front page: The changing headlines atop the @nytimes’s home page — 13 of them in all — convey the drama of election night: https://t.co/fKrWPQje7M pic.twitter.com/ougPbFfjRx— Stephen Hiltner (@sahiltner) November 16, 2016 [h/t Ace] Follow Kemberlee…
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south carolina school guns

South Carolina May Allow Teachers to Carry Guns on Campus

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2016

Other states have allowed teachers to carry as a preventative measure.

South Carolina May Allow Teachers to Carry Guns on Campus

south carolina school guns
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11/17/2016 at 3:00pm
After a deadly school shooting in October that killed a six-year-old student, South Carolina Rep. Joshua Putnam (R) introduced a new bill that would allow teachers to carry a gun to protect children: “It would incorporate mostly live shooter scenarios. So then teachers are familiar with how to approach that gunman on campus, how…
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