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U. Central Florida Hosts ‘Social Justice Week’

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2017

The week begins with an event titled “#Triggered: RacialBattleFatigue,”

U. Central Florida Hosts ‘Social Justice Week’

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1/11/2017 at 10:30am
Can you think of anything more miserable than the prospect of attending events during social justice week? Campus Reform reports: UCF hosts ‘Social Justice Week’ to address racism, deportation The University of Central Florida is kicking off 2017 with an entire week devoted to promoting social justice issues like “racial battle fatigue” and protecting…
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WATCH LIVE: Rex Tillerson Senate Confirmation Hearing

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2017

Trump chose the former ExxonMobil CEO to serve as his secretary of state.

WATCH LIVE: Rex Tillerson Senate Confirmation Hearing

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1/11/2017 at 9:29am
Former CEO ExxonMobil Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State, will face the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today for his confirmation hearing. You can expect him to face questions about Russia since ExxonMobil has agreed to numerous deals with Russian state companies to drill in the Arctic. Questions will…
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Mika: CNN/Buzzfeed “let their bias get in the way” in running Trump-Russia story

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2017

Also wonders whether intelligence community ‘putting the screws to Donald Trump because he insulted them?’

Mika: CNN/Buzzfeed “let their bias get in the way” in running Trump-Russia story

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1/11/2017 at 9:15am
Of all the Morning Joe crew, you might be surprised to learn that it was liberal Dem Mika Brzezinski who this morning took the toughest shots at CNN and Buzzfeed for publishing unverified stories containing salacious allegations regarding Donald Trump’s business dealings with, and personal behavior in, Russia. Mika also speculated that…
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Democrats Attack Betsy DeVos for Supporting Free Speech Group

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2017

FIRE – The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Democrats Attack Betsy DeVos for Supporting Free Speech Group

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1/11/2017 at 8:30am
Democrats are going after Trump’s pick for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos because she made financial contributions to FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. FIRE is an outstanding non-partisan organization which defends free speech and due process, among other things, for college students and faculty. Democrats have picked the wrong target. In…
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Chinese Professor Fired After Criticizing Mao Online

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2017

“suggesting Mao was responsible for a famine that led to 3 million deaths”

Chinese Professor Fired After Criticizing Mao Online

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1/11/2017 at 7:30am
Everything old is new again. Note from the report who was made angry by this. From Reuters via Yahoo News: Chinese professor sacked after criticising Mao online A Chinese professor has been sacked after he criticised Chairman Mao Zedong on his 123rd birthday in an commentary he posted online that enraged leftists. Mao, who died…
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DHS Nominee John Kelly Pleases Both Sides of the Aisle

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2017

Easy path to confirmation.

DHS Nominee John Kelly Pleases Both Sides of the Aisle

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1/11/2017 at 7:00am
General John Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security, had his Senate confirmation hearing, which went off without a hitch. In fact, Kelly received massive praise from both sides of the aisle Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) considers Kelly a “good choice for Secretary of Homeland Security.” https://twitter.com/clairecmc/status/818950860961103872 Kelly told…
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Sessions Pledges to Uphold the Law, Objects to Muslim Registry

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

Sessions promised to keep politics out of his Department of Justice.

Sessions Pledges to Uphold the Law, Objects to Muslim Registry

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1/10/2017 at 8:44pm
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) faced an all day confirmation hearing for attorney general in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The senators had a blast asking Sessions the same questions over and over. Some asked valid questions while others asked obscure questions that made you scratch your head. But overall, Sessions promised he…
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Jury Sentences Dylann Roof to Death for Charleston Church Massacre

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

“I didn’t have to do anything. But what I meant when I said that was I felt like I had to do that. And I still feel like I had to do it.”

Jury Sentences Dylann Roof to Death for Charleston Church Massacre

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1/10/2017 at 7:00pm
Dylann Roof received the death penalty from a federal jury for murdering nine black people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, in June 2015. It took the jury less than three hours to reach their verdict. Judge Richard Gergel will impose the sentence of Roof at 9:30AM on Wednesday. The jury…
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Rosie O’Donnell: “f*ck u paul ryan — shame”

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

Tolerance!

Rosie O’Donnell: “f*ck u paul ryan — shame”

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1/10/2017 at 5:30pm
Hollywood is on a roll this week. First Meryl Streep’s fabulously tone deaf anti-Trump diatribe, now, former co-host of The View Rosie O’Donnell is using social media to spew profanity-laced, ill-informed, opinions about Speaker Paul Ryan. According to The Hill: The tweet came as a reply to one from “Strangers With Candy” actress…
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Skirt of Queen Elizabeth I Found, Will Be Displayed

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

Holy Grail of fashion finally discovered?

Skirt of Queen Elizabeth I Found, Will Be Displayed

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1/10/2017 at 4:30pm
A long lost skirt belonging to Queen Elizabeth I was found in a Herefordshire church. It had been cut up and used as an altar cloth. It’s believed to be the only surviving piece of clothing from Queen Elizabeth I’s wardrobe. The Telegraph has the story: A piece of fabric described as the Holy…
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This must mean Cory Booker is running for President in 2020

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

Gets his page in the history books by testifying against Jeff Sessions

This must mean Cory Booker is running for President in 2020

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1/10/2017 at 4:00pm
Does it get more craven than Cory Booker securing his place in history by becoming the first Senator ever to testify against a fellow Senator during confirmation hearing? It should happen on Wednesday. Are there not enough people already calling Sessions names that Booker has to add his voice? CNN reports: Democratic Sen. Cory Booker…
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Harvard Students and Alumni Will Join Anti-Trump Women’s March on Washington

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

“send a bold message to our new government”

Harvard Students and Alumni Will Join Anti-Trump Women’s March on Washington

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1/10/2017 at 3:00pm
What exactly is a demonstration like this supposed to accomplish? Conservatives were upset when Obama won but they didn’t protest the day after his inauguration. The Harvard Crimson reports: Hundreds of Harvard Students and Alumni to Join Women’s March on Washington When thousands descend on the United States Capitol Jan. 21 to join the…
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Obama begins new career…as a climate scientist

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

In addition to a Science article on clean energy, Obama publishes his first formal piece of legal scholarship.

Obama begins new career…as a climate scientist

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1/10/2017 at 2:35pm
Those of you concerned about Barack Obama’s future once he leaves the White House in less than two weeks can now rest easy. Apparently, he has decided to start a second career as a climate scientist! The soon-to-be-former President of the United States had a policy paper that just published in Science (hat…
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We are All Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn Listening to Meryl Streep’s Anti-Trump Diatribe

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

Their faces say it all

We are All Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn Listening to Meryl Streep’s Anti-Trump Diatribe

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1/10/2017 at 1:30pm
This is a rare moment where at least a bit of Hollywood is relatable. During Meryl Streep’s perfectly tone-deaf Hollywood anti-Trump diatribe at the Golden Globe awards, two right-leaning celebs expressed what the rest of the rational world was thinking: The reactions of the night award goes to #MelGibson and #VinceVaughn #GoldenGlobes…
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Judge Rules Death by Immigrant Not a Valid Suit Against City of San Francisco

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

Negligence complaint can move forward

Judge Rules Death by Immigrant Not a Valid Suit Against City of San Francisco

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1/10/2017 at 1:00pm
In 2015, Kathryn Steinle was murdered by Francisco Sanchez, a Mexican citizen and illegal immigrant who had been deported five times prior to killing Steinle. Steinle was shot and killed while walking along San Francisco’s Pier 14. “We have been and always will be a city of refuge, a city of sanctuary, a…
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Berkeley Student Accused of Stabbing Referred to as ‘They’ in Media Report

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

Preferred pronouns…

Berkeley Student Accused of Stabbing Referred to as ‘They’ in Media Report

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1/10/2017 at 12:00pm
If someone is accused of a violent crime, are we really obligated to use their preferred pronoun? The Daily Caller reports: Berkeley Media Felt The Need To Use Preferred Pronouns In Coverage Of Murder A local newspaper insists on using the pronoun “they” in its coverage of the University of California, Berkeley student who…
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Saudi Arabia creates multinational ‘Islamic Army’

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

39 Sunni-Muslim countries join Saudi-led military coalition, challenge Iranian influence

Saudi Arabia creates multinational ‘Islamic Army’

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1/10/2017 at 11:30am
Saudi Arabia is pushing ahead with its plans of creating an international Islamic army. Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance (IMA) comprises of 39 Sunni Muslim states including nuclear-armed Pakistan. According to a report published this week by the British newspaper Guardian, former Pakistan army chief Raheel Sharif has been tapped to become the…
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