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Dec 28 2020
With the drop dead date approaching, President Donald Trump’s most ardent backers in Congress are turning to increasingly more desperate measures to keep Vice President Mike Pence from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory on Jan. 6. Now, one die-hard MAGA booster in the House is going so far as to sue the vice president in a last-ditch effort to keep him from carrying out hisMediaite
Mar 15 2021
New York voters aren’t ready for Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign just yet, despite calls from top state officials for him to step down in the face of multiple sexual misconduct allegations.
A new poll from Siena College found that 50 percent of voters in New York believe Cuomo should stay in office for now, while little more than one-third — 35 percent — believe it's time for him toThe Hill
May 08 2020
The recent economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is unmatched by anything in recent memory. Social distancing has resulted in massive layoffs and furloughs in retail, hospitality, and entertainment, and millions of the affected workers—restaurant servers, cooks, housekeepers, retail clerks, and many others—were already at the bottom of the wage spectrum.
The economicBrookings Institution
Apr 06 2021
The U.S. government won’t issue so-called vaccine passports, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, after Texas sought to limit their development because of privacy concerns.
“The government is not now, nor will we be, supporting a system that requires Americans to carry a credential,” Psaki told reporters at the White House on Tuesday. “There will be no federal vaccinationsBloomberg
Apr 23 2020
How should the government help students defrauded by for-profit colleges? A lawsuit is pushing the Education Department to act more quickly on loan forgiveness – and raising questions about accountability and fairness.
Fresh hope arrived this month for about 170,000 student borrowers who say their colleges defrauded them. Their requests for forgiveness of federal student loans, knownChristian Science Monitor
Sep 05 2020
With nine weeks until the 2020 presidential election, several factors are unfolding that will likely determine whether President Trump will be reelected. One major factor is how the electorate has changed since 2016.
First, consider that the share of voters supporting third-party candidates is much smaller in 2020 than it was in 2016. In 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden has a 2-to-The Hill
Jan 07 2020
In the weeks after the election of Donald Trump in 2016, the American press realized it had failed. Nearly every major media outlet had spectacularly guessed wrong on the outcome, had failed to see the rise of the electorate that would elect Trump, and had not covered Trump as a serious candidate. Those sins, along with an obsession with Hillary Clinton’s emails and a wrongful dismissal ofColumbia Journalism Review
Nov 08 2012
Changes in the American electorate have left many Republicans, who have not won as many electoral votes as President Obama did on Tuesday in 24 years, concerned about the future.New York Times (News)
Jun 29 2019
A summer seminar at Cornell University is reportedly going to ask its participants whether or not we should “continue to use concepts like ‘rationality’ and ‘reason.’”
According to an article in The College Fix, the course is titled “Decolonizing Epistemology” and will be taught by Linda Martin Alcoff of Hunter College — whose areas of research include race, philosophy, and feminism.National Review (News)
Apr 23 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Tuesday in a legal battle with lasting implications that could dramatically affect political representation and federal funding over the next decade. The justices are weighing whether to allow the Trump administration to add a question about U.S. citizenship status to forms for the upcoming 2020 census.
In multiple lawsuits brought byNPR (Online News)