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Trump proposal to cap student loans would deepen inequality in higher ed 20.3.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
A week after federal prosecutors revealed just how brazenly rich families cheat to get their kids into elite colleges, the White House proposed changes to higher education laws that would further widen the college access gap between people born into money and those less fortunate. On Monday, President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos […]
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Trump and Brazil's Bolsonaro Meet: How Do They Compare? 19.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump and Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro will meet for the first time, bringing together two controversial leaders with right-wing visions for the Americas.
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Elizabeth Warren Says, “Get Rid of the Electoral College” 19.3.2019 Truthout.com
The Massachusetts senator's call for bold voting rights reform is part of her broader policy agenda.

The post Elizabeth Warren Says, “Get Rid of the Electoral College” appeared first on Truthout.

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California Rep. Nunes Sues Twitter For $250 Million 19.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The lawsuit claims Twitter didn't interact to stop "false accusations" from "unscrupulous political operatives" during Nunes' 2018 reelection bid in California.
McConnell claims expanding voting rights is ‘socialist’ during rant on the Senate floor 18.3.2019 Raw Story

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is refusing to allow a vote on legislation that would expand voting rights in the United States. Democrats in the House of Representatives have already passed the For the People Act, which would make Election Day a federal holiday, require states to offe...

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MSNBC guest goes off on Trump for bigotry: ‘When you have to state repeatedly that you’re not a racist…’ 18.3.2019 Raw Story

Why isn’t Congress investigating the college cheating scandal Just as the NCAA March Madness tournament begins, Congress will launch an investigation into recruiting practices at some of the top basketball programs in the United States. https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/ar...

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Why isn’t Congress investigating colleges and universities involve in the cheating scandal? 18.3.2019 Raw Story

Just as the NCAA March Madness tournament begins, Congress will launch an investigation into recruiting practices at some of the top basketball programs in the United States. Meanwhile, another University debacle has thrown the country into another scandal having to do with the haves, and the have n...

The post Why isn’t Congress investigating colleges and universities involve in the cheating scandal? appeared first on Raw Story.

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Fallout from college admissions scandal worsening for accused parents, institutions 16.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The college admissions cheating scandal that was revealed this week is shaping up to have long-term ramifications for both the parents accused in the scheme and the large world of getting into college.

• Some of the parents who are accused of cheating to get their children into elite schools are...

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Lindsey Graham Blocks Senate Vote On Releasing Mueller Report 15.3.2019 Crooks Liars
By an overwhelming margin, the House passed a non-binding resolution Thursday that calls upon the Justice Department to release Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to the public. The margin was 420-0. Four members voted “present,” including witness-tampering enthusiast Rep. Matt Gaetz. But that’s not where thing get interesting. You see, Senatorette Lindsey Graham is blocking the Senate from voting on this because, well, this : But Graham, a close ally of Trump’s who chairs the Judiciary Committee, objected after Schumer refused to amend the House-passed resolution to include a provision calling on the Justice Department (DOJ) to appoint a special counsel to investigate DOJ misconduct in the handling of the investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton ‘s email use and the Carter Page Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications. “Graham stressed that he supported Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and predicted that it would wrap up ...
Today: ‘One of New Zealand’s Darkest Days’ 15.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand is the deadliest mass shooting incident in the nation’s history.

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‘One of New Zealand’s Darkest Days’

Authorities say a gunman carrying military-style weapons opened fire on two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, killing...

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MSNBC conservative smacks down ‘corrupted soul’ Ben Sasse for voting with Trump: ‘He writes books about character’ 15.3.2019 Raw Story

Conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin condemned self-professed constitutional conservative Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) for upholding President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund his border wall. A dozen Republican senators voted for a resolution to block the emergency order, but Rubin told...

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Atty. Gen. William Barr tries to restore confidence in Justice Department 15.3.2019 LA Times: Nation

In his first month in office, Atty. Gen. William Barr has sent a reassuring message to the beleaguered Justice Department — he wants a return to basics after years of disruptive firings, tweet storms and scandals.

In briefings, Barr has asked detailed questions about cases, suspects and legal arguments....

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Ex-Fox News reporter will ignore NDA and testify before Congress about the Stormy Daniels’ hush money scandal 15.3.2019 Raw Story

The decision by House Oversight Democrats to formally request documents from former Fox News reporter Diana Falzone “trumps” her non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with the network. Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD) requested the documents in a letter that MSNBC chief legal co...

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Trump signals that his supporters could defend him with violence 15.3.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
In a wide-ranging interview with Breitbart this week, President Donald Trump bemoaned that liberals are more “vicious” than conservatives, even though he thinks of his own supporters as “tougher.” They’re so tough, in fact, that they could overpower their opponents with violence if they really wanted to, he believes. According to Breitbart, the context for […]
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Wells Fargo CEO gets raise to $18.4 million the day after being scolded by Congress 14.3.2019 LA Times: Business

Lawmakers scolded Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive Tim Sloan for hours Tuesday, telling him the bank had not done enough to rehabilitate itself after years of scandals about its allegedly abusive practices toward customers. Some called for Sloan to be fired.

The next day, the bank’s board of directors...

Colorado man tied to 1973 cold case murder of 11-year-old girl charged with alleged sex acts on other kids 14.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A Colorado man charged with the 1973 murder of an 11-year-old girl in Southern California also faces charges of sex acts on two other girls.
Today: The Selling of a ‘Side Door’ to Schools 14.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A look at the self-styled “master coach” of college admissions, a brazen scheme and a university caught in yet another scandal.

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The Selling of a ‘Side Door’ to Schools

William “Rick” Singer of Newport Beach made his name — and, prosecutors say, a fraudulent fortune — by peddling a bleak...

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Both Parties Are Addicted to Dark Money. Only One Is Trying to Quit. 14.3.2019 Mother Jones
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), like many other Republicans in Congress, has been aggressively bashing HR 1, the sweeping anti-corruption bill that Democrats passed in the House last week. McConnell has called the bill a “radical, half-baked socialist proposal” and a “political power grab” by Democrats, and has made it clear he won’t bring the measure up for […]
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Over 1,000 marijuana plants seized on Western Slope in multiple raids 14.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
More than 1,000 marijuana plants were seized along with 90 pounds of cultivated marijuana Wednesday on the Western Slope, authorities said.
Meghan McCain and Joy Behar Feud Over Legacy Admissions 14.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Meghan McCain also called out "Aunt Becky's husband" for slamming Arizona State University; a college that hosts the McCain Institute for International Leadership.
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