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Obama begins new career…as a climate scientist

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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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https://twitter.com/AndrewAutio/status/818333236883492866

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

https://twitter.com/AndrewAutio/status/818333236883492866
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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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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4ky7p5-fR8

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’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4ky7p5-fR8
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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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https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/gun-silencers-are-hard-to-buy-donald-trump-jr-and-silencer-makers-want-to-change-that/2017/01/07/0764ab4c-d2d2-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html?utm_term=.3dfce7f55b4f

New Legislation Could Make it Easier to Purchase a Gun Silencer

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

“It’s a health issue, frankly.”

New Legislation Could Make it Easier to Purchase a Gun Silencer

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/gun-silencers-are-hard-to-buy-donald-trump-jr-and-silencer-makers-want-to-change-that/2017/01/07/0764ab4c-d2d2-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html?utm_term=.3dfce7f55b4f
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1/10/2017 at 10:30am
New administration, new rules. Donald Trump Jr. is behind an effort to make purchasing a gun silencer easier. Forget a second amendment argument, Trump Jr. et al plan to pitch this long-stalled legislation as a public health issue for range frequenting gun owners. The WaPo reports: The federal government has strictly limited the sale…
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WATCH LIVE: Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing for Attorney General

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

The first confirmation hearing for Trump’s Cabinet.

WATCH LIVE: Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing for Attorney General

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1/10/2017 at 9:43am
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has begun his confirmation hearing for attorney general. We have a live stream in this post. This is expected to be one of the most tense confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet. The Democrats will ask Sessions about his record on civil rights and female rights. However,…
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Texas State Dance Team Accused of Betrayal for Agreeing to Perform at Inuaguration

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

“Nicely done.”

Texas State Dance Team Accused of Betrayal for Agreeing to Perform at Inuaguration

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1/10/2017 at 9:00am
When Obama became president, kids in school were encouraged to sing songs about him. With Trump, people are being shamed away from him. Campus Reform reported: Dance team accused of ‘betrayal’ for joining inauguration The Texas State University Strutters dance team has come under fire after announcing that it will be performing at President-elect…
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https://youtu.be/7tpAoOIqKPw

Tucker Carlson’s First Guest in New Time Slot is… Glenn Beck?

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

They talk Trump, Cruz, faith and politics.

Tucker Carlson’s First Guest in New Time Slot is… Glenn Beck?

https://youtu.be/7tpAoOIqKPw
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1/10/2017 at 8:30am
Tucker Carlson aired his first show in his new 9 pm time slot on Monday night and featured as his first guest on the program, former FOX News host Glenn Beck. It seemed like an odd choice but it did make great TV. Tucker kicked off their conversation by asking Beck for…
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Texas State Senator Hopes to Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

“Sounds pretty compelling, right?”

Texas State Senator Hopes to Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture

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1/10/2017 at 7:30am
As the Texas legislature meets for its biennial session, State Senator Konni Burton introduced legislation that would abolish civil asset forfeiture. Taylor Millard blogs for HotAir: Texas is looking to become the third state in the last year to abolish civil asset forfeiture, and replace it with criminal asset forfeiture. State Senator Konni Burton…
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“Women’s March on Washington” devolves into racial identity politics fight

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2017

Identity politics warriors face off.

“Women’s March on Washington” devolves into racial identity politics fight

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1/10/2017 at 7:00am
Tension between old-school white liberal feminists and those who want to include racial identity politics in the movement is something we have written about for years, including in this 2014 post, #WhiteWomanPrivilege meets Festivus: The airing of bitter intra-feminist racial grievances: We have noted before the tensions between white liberal feminists and non-white liberal feminists. Sometimes it…
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Valerie Jarrett exit interview: Republicans refused to do ‘What’s Good for the Country’

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2017

Question for Jarrett: what if Republicans passionately believed opposing Obama agenda was best for our country?

Valerie Jarrett exit interview: Republicans refused to do ‘What’s Good for the Country’

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1/9/2017 at 9:15pm
You might think that the Obama administration would be gracious on its way out the door. Fuggedaboutit. Valerie Jarrett—asked by Greta Van Susteren during her inaugural MSNBC show this evening—what was her biggest surprise during her eight years in the White House, gave a nasty, partisan response. Said the senior adviser to President…
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Rand Paul: Trump Agrees to Repeal, Replace Obamacare at Same Time

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2017

No timetable or details.

Rand Paul: Trump Agrees to Repeal, Replace Obamacare at Same Time

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1/9/2017 at 7:30pm
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that President-elect Donald Trump backs his plan to appeal the Affordable Care Act only if the government has a replacement at the same time: “He called after seeing an interview that I had done [talking about] that we should vote on Obamacare replacement at the same time,”…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKyiZz0QPA0

Donald Trump’s Son-in-Law Selected to Serve as Senior Adviser

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2017

Jared Kushner could join the White House staff

Donald Trump’s Son-in-Law Selected to Serve as Senior Adviser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKyiZz0QPA0
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1/9/2017 at 6:09pm
Jared Kushner, husband of Trump’s oldest daughter Ivanka, was appointed a Senior Adviser to president-elect Trump, news outlets reported Monday afternoon. Kushner married Ivanka in 2009. The couple have three children together. Kushner owns the New York Observer and played a key role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Before assuming the role of…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JATJv8HlV8

If You Saw Your Dog and a Stranger Drowning, Which Would You Save First?

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2017

Are humans more valuable than animals?

If You Saw Your Dog and a Stranger Drowning, Which Would You Save First?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JATJv8HlV8
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1/9/2017 at 5:00pm
In the latest from Prager U, Denis Prager suggests your answer to this seemingly simple question everything about how you view the world: If you saw both your dog and a stranger drowning in the ocean, which would you save first? The answer should be obvious, right? But many people, when asked…
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Palestinian leadership’s two-faced Jerusalem Embassy game

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2017

Palestinian Authority inciting violence behind the scenes, as its leaders argue against Embassy move for fear of violence

Palestinian leadership’s two-faced Jerusalem Embassy game

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1/9/2017 at 4:30pm
We reported the other day on the escalating campaign by Palestinian leaders threatening and predicting violence if the U.S. moves our embassy to Jerusalem, Palestinian leadership: There will be violence if U.S. moves Embassy to Jerusalem. While Hamas is behind some of the incitement, an important feature of incitement regarding the Embassy is…
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Ginsburg Sends Letter to Girl Who Chose Her for Superhero Day

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2017

It may start a new trend.

Ginsburg Sends Letter to Girl Who Chose Her for Superhero Day

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1/9/2017 at 3:30pm
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sent a letter to a little girl who chose the judge as her superhero. The Huffington Post reported: The note from Ginsburg, which arrived last night, read, “Dear Michele: You look just like me! May you continue to thrive on reading and learning. Every good wish, Ruth…
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