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LSU USC FloodRelief

University of South Carolina Returns Favor to LSU, Louisiana With Flood Relief

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2016

“It’s our turn.”

University of South Carolina Returns Favor to LSU, Louisiana With Flood Relief

LSU USC FloodRelief
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8/20/2016 at 4:34pm
Last fall, Louisiana State University (LSU) reached out to University of South Carolina (USC) when their state had epic floods, offering them space and transferring their home stadium into USC’s home stadium. Now USC has decided to return the favor as Louisiana faces historical flooding that has killed 13 people: “LSU was…
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Trump and Pence hand out supplies in LA

Trump’s doing the “Presidenting” Obama won’t do

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2016

Trump bring supplies; Obama warns against racial discrimination.

Trump’s doing the “Presidenting” Obama won’t do

Trump and Pence hand out supplies in LA
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8/20/2016 at 2:30pm
I reported that the rains that hit Louisiana last week produced a “500 year flood” of epic proportions. This week, the southern part of the state is still reeling from the storm’s devastating impact. Approximately 280,000 people live in the areas that flooded, according to an analysis released Friday by the Baton Rouge…
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Alison Moss

Suspicious character – Feingold Campaign profiles blonde pick-up driving woman

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2016

Catches an infiltrator.

Suspicious character – Feingold Campaign profiles blonde pick-up driving woman

Alison Moss
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8/20/2016 at 12:30pm
A young woman who is a Republican apparently tried to infiltrate the Russ Feingold campaign but she was sniffed out through profiling. Aren’t Democrats against that sort of thing? Ashe Schow reports at the Washington Examiner: Feingold campaign outs an infiltrator by profiling her A young Republican attempted to infiltrate the Russ Feingold campaign…
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Sailor using Hillary defense

‘Hillary Did It Too’ Defense Fails, Sailor Gets Jail for Submarine Photos

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2016

Soldier not above the law, though possible future Commander in Chief seems to be.

‘Hillary Did It Too’ Defense Fails, Sailor Gets Jail for Submarine Photos

Sailor using Hillary defense
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8/20/2016 at 10:30am
Earlier this week, we highlighted the case of a sailor in the U.S. Navy who was being prosecuted for using his phone to take pictures in a nuclear submarine. His lawyer cited Hillary Clinton as a defense. At the time, I said: Cases like these highlight the growing feeling among many Americans that…
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East Carolina U

Advanced Adulthood Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2016

Your weekly report from the world of higher education.

Advanced Adulthood Week at College Insurrection

East Carolina U
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8/20/2016 at 8:30am
Higher education in America could probably use more programs like this one. East Carolina U. Offers Students Counseling on Becoming Adults It’s time to stop treating college students like children. University of Washington Hosts ‘White Fragility’ Lecture Princeton HR Department Advises Against Using the Word ‘Man’ Two Buildings at U. Oregon Could…
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LI #05 Naked Trump Statue

Newest Political Art Entry: Naked Donald Trump

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2016

A 5-statue study of progressive hypocrisy.

Newest Political Art Entry: Naked Donald Trump

LI #05 Naked Trump Statue
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8/20/2016 at 7:00am
A few weeks ago, my colleague Mary reported that an Australian artist removed his mural of Hillary Clinton after a local council vote. His first rendition put her in a very revealing swimsuit; the second featured a burqa after the council first told him to paint over it. In the US, an “anonymous…
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Manafort Ukraine

FBI and Justice Dept Investigate Manafort’s Firm

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2016

The plot thickens

FBI and Justice Dept Investigate Manafort’s Firm

Manafort Ukraine
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8/19/2016 at 8:00pm
Earlier this morning Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, resigned from his post. Speculation Manafort was entangled in a pro-Russian lobbying scheme made headlines earlier this week and was cited as a possible reason for his campaign resignation. That speculation has turned into a full-on federal investigation. The backstory: Also implicated in the probe…
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Hillary Clinton Acceptance Speech

Hillary’s Latest Email Defense: Colin Powell Made Me Do It

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2016

Grasping at straws

Hillary’s Latest Email Defense: Colin Powell Made Me Do It

Hillary Clinton Acceptance Speech
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8/19/2016 at 6:00pm
Suuuure. Blame the black man… During an interview with FBI investigators about her private email address and home-brewed servers, Hillary said it was former Secretary of State Colin Powell that advised her to use a private email account. From the New York Times: Pressed by the F.B.I. about her email practices at the…
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Sen. Ben Sasse Fact Checks White House Claims on Iran Deal

Sen. Ben Sasse Fact Checks White House Claims on Iran Deal

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2016

“If something looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, walks like a duck — it’s probably a duck.”

Sen. Ben Sasse Fact Checks White House Claims on Iran Deal

Sen. Ben Sasse Fact Checks White House Claims on Iran Deal
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8/19/2016 at 4:30pm
Sen. Ben Sasse is not impressed with the Obama Administration’s latest spin on the Iran Deal. Earlier this week, the Republican Senator from Nebraska threw down some real talk on the much touted Iran Deal. “The Iran Deal is the Obama Administration’s greatest victory in its ongoing war against facts,” Sen….
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Hillary Bill Clinton

Clinton Foundation Will Stop Accepting Foreign, Corporate Donations IF Hillary Wins

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2016

Emails have shown donors asked Hillary for big favors when she served as Secretary of State.

Clinton Foundation Will Stop Accepting Foreign, Corporate Donations IF Hillary Wins

Hillary Bill Clinton
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8/19/2016 at 3:00pm
Former President Bill Clinton told staffers at the Clinton Foundation if Hillary wins the presidency they will stop accepting foreign and corporate donations. From Fox News: While Hillary Clinton stepped down from its board after launching her 2016 campaign, her husband and daughter have remained in leadership roles, leading to questions about…
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Oregon State

Oregon State Requiring Freshmen to Study “Social Justice”

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2016

“To contribute to an inclusive university community.”

Oregon State Requiring Freshmen to Study “Social Justice”

Oregon State
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8/19/2016 at 1:30pm
Oregon State University will force incoming Freshmen to complete an online program in social justice. If progressive ideas are so attractive and important, why must they always be required? The College Fix reports: Oregon State to force ‘social justice’ training on freshmen Oregon State University is developing an online course centered on “social justice”…
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Trump Speech Charlotte 8-18-2016

Was Trump’s Charlotte pivot speech letting “Trump Be Trump”?

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2016

A reasonable, controlled and focused appeal to citizens left behind.

Was Trump’s Charlotte pivot speech letting “Trump Be Trump”?

Trump Speech Charlotte 8-18-2016
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8/19/2016 at 12:00pm
I didn’t watch Donald Trump’s speech last night, but I saw Twitter blow up but not in the usual way. The speech was being received by all but the most diehard #NeverTrump-ers as the long-awaited “pivot,” a reasonable policy and campaign speech read from a teleprompter. The prepared text of the speech is…
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http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/compressed-trump-s-new-convention-manager-sanders-de-blasio-662927427673

Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Resigns

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2016

On to the third campaign manager in as many months

Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Resigns

http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/compressed-trump-s-new-convention-manager-sanders-de-blasio-662927427673
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8/19/2016 at 10:28am
Wednesday, news that Breitbart Chair Steve Bannon would be running the Trump show (officially) broke the internet. Not twenty-four hours ago, the Trump campaign refused to answer questions about the campaign’s staffing shakeup. This morning, Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort resigned. From Politico: “This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation…
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Washington Post's Robinson I Feel I Need to Act Like Obama 'Defense Attorney' on Iran Ransom

Washington Post’s Robinson: I Feel I Need to Act Like Obama ‘Defense Attorney’ on Iran Ransom

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2016

MSM Fulfilling Its Natural Role: Perry Mason for President Obama

Washington Post’s Robinson: I Feel I Need to Act Like Obama ‘Defense Attorney’ on Iran Ransom

Washington Post's Robinson I Feel I Need to Act Like Obama 'Defense Attorney' on Iran Ransom
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8/19/2016 at 10:00am
On a certain level, it was refreshing to see an MSM member admit how he sees his role: as that of a “defense attorney” for Barack Obama. On another level, it was disgusting . . . On today’s Morning Joe, during a discussion of the Iran ransom deal in which even…
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Congress GOP Majority

Can the GOP Maintain Their Majority in Congress?

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2016

Trump candidacy showcases the divide within the GOP.

Can the GOP Maintain Their Majority in Congress?

Congress GOP Majority
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8/19/2016 at 8:30am
The 2016 primaries and election so far has rattled the GOP, leaving many to wonder if the political party can hold their majority in the House and Senate. GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s numbers aren’t helping: But, as Trump’s numbers — nationally and in key swing states — continue to tank, a…
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Gawker Univision

Univision Will Shut Down Gawker Next Week

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2016

Bye bye!

Univision Will Shut Down Gawker Next Week

Gawker Univision
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8/19/2016 at 7:00am
Univision has decided to end production at Gawker after they bought the company for $135 million at an auction. Reporter J.K. Trotter wrote: After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week. The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s…
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LI #48 Trump in San Diego

Trump’s outreach to black voters mirrors past GOP candidates

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2016

Unusual for a Republican? Not really.

Trump’s outreach to black voters mirrors past GOP candidates

LI #48 Trump in San Diego
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8/18/2016 at 8:30pm
Donald Trump made a speech recently in an appeal to black voters. I’ve noticed many pundits on both left and right treating this as a very unusual thing for a Republican to do (see this, for example). And here’s how one commenter on my blog described it: Trump makes the best speech of the…
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