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Schumer: Gorsuch's Stance on Travel Ban Could Be 'Game Changer' Schumer: Gorsuch's Stance on Travel Ban Could Be 'Game Changer'
- February 09, 2017

She has not yet said whether she will support him, though. In a January 31 article in Bloomberg , Stephen L. Carter, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, decried the "lack of dignity" in confirmation hearings, among other aspects of the nomination process. (more...)
Secretary of Education confirmation vote scheduled Secretary of Education confirmation vote scheduled
- February 07, 2017

Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska had already said they would vote against her, along with the 48 senators who caucus with the Democrats. Her supporters say that she is committed to changing the status quo in order to fix education, even if it means moving established norms. Stabenow spoke to DeVos' record in MI, especially regarding her involvement in recent legislation for Detroit Public Schools funding and her support for charter schools, and said she had fundamental ... (more...)
Trump's speech to the Central Intelligence Agency broke new presidential ground Trump's speech to the Central Intelligence Agency broke new presidential ground
- January 25, 2017

All weekend I watched the protests on CNN and more people attended those protests than our own president's inauguration. He warned that the television networks would pay a "big price" for coverage that showed empty fields on Inauguration Day. (more...)
Celebs wish Michelle Obama a happy birthday Celebs wish Michelle Obama a happy birthday
- January 18, 2017

She is old enough to be connected to the generations who could only dream of the day when a brown-skinned girl from the South Side of Chicago might attend (and excel) at Harvard Law school, much less become theĀ  first lady. "And usually we give the first ladysome space and we don't blame her for her husband's politics but I think we're seeing in this election that it's no holds barred and we're really in a new era of American politics". (more...)