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  • Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize mention deleted from his website

    10/23/2016 3:56:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/10/16
    JTA - The fallout from Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature has taken a strange turn: The Jewish folk singer’s website has taken down its only brief mention of the award. Dylan has not acknowledged the award at any of his performances in the week since the Nobel committee’s Oct. 13 announcement, but his website made one allusion to it this week on a page promoting a new collection of his lyrics, “The Lyrics: 1961: 2012.” The page on simply called him the “winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.” As of Friday morning, the reference has been erased...
  • Samsung to Permanently Discontinue Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone

    10/11/2016 4:58:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 67 replies
    WSJ ^ | Oct. 11, 2016 | Jonathan Cheng and Eun-Young Jeong
    Samsung to Permanently Discontinue Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Move halts production and sale of defective premium phone; investors digest possibility smartphone giant could abandon Galaxy Note series By Jonathan Cheng and Eun-Young Jeong Updated Oct. 11, 2016 7:23 a.m. ET SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that it would permanently discontinue production and sales of its embattled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, pulling the plug on a premium product whose botched recall has brought headaches to consumers and inflicted damage on the Samsung brand. Samsung said in a filing with South Korean regulators that it would permanently cease production and sales...
  • Ryan calls off plans to campaign with Trump; GOP-ers rush to distance themselves

    10/08/2016 12:46:41 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 87 replies WaPo ^ | 10/8/16 | Mike DeBonis, Abby Phillip
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Emails have speech excerpts Clinton refused to release ap-16280628165105.jpg Pence: Trump 'still standing stronger than ever' House Speaker Paul D. Ryan asked Donald Trump not to attend a campaign event with him Saturday as scores of other Republicans attempt to distance themselves from the party’s nominee — some rescinding their endorsements or calling for him to resign — following the disclosure on Friday of a 2005 video in which Trump made lewd comments about women. Ryan and Trump were expected to appear in Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin on the eve of the second presidential debate,...
  • Former Miss Universe done giving interviews about 'fat-shaming' after life story unravels

    10/06/2016 9:31:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 55 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 6, 2016 | Francesca Chambers
    Former Miss Universe says she's done giving interviews about 'fat-shaming' after life story unravels: 'We will not be discussing the Trump subject any further' Alicia Machado will not give any more interviews on the way Trump treated her She blasted Trump for 'launching insults and are attempting to revive slanders and false accusations about my life, in order to humiliate, intimidate, and unbalance me. 'These attacks are cheap lies with bad intentions,' she said in a statement After Hillary Clinton put a spotlight on Machado's strife with Trump, the 39-year-old's dirty laundry spilled out into the public clip After Hillary...
  • Hillary abruptly CANCELS planned trip to riot-torn Charlotte this Sunday so [tr]

    09/24/2016 5:25:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Saptember 24, 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Hillary Clinton has cancelled her trip to Charlotte after protests over the deadly shooting Keith Lamont Scott entered a fourth night. The Democratic candidate had announced that she was preparing to get back on the campaign trail with a week filled with appearances before actual voters, after ducking off the rally circuit to prepare for Monday's debate.
  • Hillary Giving-Up on Winning OHIO

    09/25/2016 11:50:17 AM PDT · by jokemoke · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/25/2016 | Jeff Zeleny
    Hillary has not been to Ohio since Labor Day and she will not be back.
  • Donald Trump backs out of Dr. Oz stunt at last minute and will not disclose results of his physical

    09/14/2016 8:35:44 AM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 105 replies
    RawStory ^ | 9/14/16 | David Edwards
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has reportedly had second thoughts about disclosing results of his medical examination when he appears Wednesday on The Dr. Oz Show. On Tuesday, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade reported that Trump would provide the results of his physical to Dr. Mehmet Oz, who would reveal the information on air.
  • U.S. moves to drop corruption case against Bob and Maureen McDonnell

    09/09/2016 4:27:22 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 13 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Andrew Cain
    Federal prosecutors on Thursday moved to drop their corruption case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, bringing to a close a case that gripped the state capital, tarnishing the former governor’s reputation and the state’s.
  • CNN cancels appearance of Trump supporter after he destroyed them last night

    09/01/2016 11:37:44 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 24 replies
    CNN just canceled an appearance after they regrettably brought on a well-informed Trump supporter to debate immigration. @AmericanMex067 tweeted the following this morning saying their canceled him: LatinoPATRIOTS2016 / @AmericanMex067: "CNN canceled me this morning, they didn't want me crushing their narrative again regarding Trump Hispanic support.#ThursdayThoughts" 10:54 AM - 1 Sep 2016
  • Second Day On Campaign Trail and Clinton-Kaine Cancel Cleveland Ohio Appearance…

    07/31/2016 8:52:05 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/31/2016 | Sundance
    CLEVELAND – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine will no longer be visiting Cleveland on Sunday. Clinton’s campaign tells Fox 8 that the event was canceled due to time constraints. The pair will still be stopping in Youngstown on Saturday night before heading to Columbus on Sunday. (read more)
  • All charges dropped in Freddie Gray case; no convictions

    07/27/2016 7:48:52 AM PDT · by GilGil · 79 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/27/2016 | Associated Press
    Prosecutors dropped the remaining charges Wednesday against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction.
  • Rep. Ryan Zinke Resigns as Delegate to RNC

    07/16/2016 6:19:32 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 69 replies
    AP ^ | 7/15/2016 | AP
    <p>A Montana lawmaker has resigned as a delegate to the Republican National Convention over the GOP's position on the transfer of federal lands to states.</p> <p>Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke told The (Billings) Gazette that he still plans to give a speech Monday to the convention about national security. But he says he's withdrawing as a delegate because the GOP platform is "more divisive than uniting."</p>
  • University Drops Math Requirement for Diversity Class

    06/30/2016 6:53:08 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 30 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/27/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A faculty committee has proposed adding a three credit hours requirement in diversity to the general education curriculum at Wayne State University. It also recommended that WSU drop its university-wide requirement in mathematics, an idea that was carried out on June 13. “We are proposing the creation of specific ‘Diversity’ courses, with students required to take one course in this designation,” said a document from the General Education Reform Committee, which is recalibrating what the university will expect from all students who earn a degree from the state university. It released the proposal in May. The committee report said, “These...
  • House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries

    06/23/2016 2:04:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 1,572 replies ^ | 6/23/16 | Matthew Nussbaum
    A measure to bar confederate flags from cemeteries run by the Department of Veterans Affairs was removed from legislation passed by the House early Thursday. The flag ban was added to the VA funding bill in May by a vote of 265-159, with most Republicans voting against the ban. But Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) both supported the measure. Ryan was commended for allowing a vote on the controversial measure, but has since limited what amendments can be offered on the floor.

    05/31/2016 10:33:26 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 72 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 31, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Katie Couric's gun control movie has gotten a lot of criticism for fraudulently editing a discussion with the Virginia Defense League. Just earlier today apologized today for the misleading edits. EPIX has just announced that it is no longer showing the movie here. The two might not be unrelated. Will Apple now pull the movie from iTunes?
  • North Carolina police pulls out of Republican National Convention (NAACP same week Cincinnati)

    05/29/2016 9:23:29 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2016 | Staff
    A North Carolina police department backed out of sending 50 police officers to the Republican presidential convention in Cleveland in June over concerns about whether the city is prepared to host an event that is expected to bring at least 50,000 visitors to northeast Ohio. Greensboro police made the decision earlier this week to pull its officers from the event, saying the city isn’t providing workers’ compensation for coverage for out-of-town officers and is requiring them to get physical exams they’d have to pay for themselves. Deputy Police Chief Brian James wrote in a memo to the city’s police chief...
  • AP: Hillary dropping gender argument after study shows no one’s interested and no one cares

    05/24/2016 10:11:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 24, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    What if you threw a gender party and no one came? A nice catch from the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross allows us to add this to the Buried Lede Department. The Associated Press reported a couple of days ago on Team Hillary’s delight over Donald Trump’s personal attacks on Hillary and Bill Clinton, but only offered this nugget at the very end of the report. It turns out that claiming her physiology as a unique qualifier turned more voters off than on: Trump’s eagerness to make gender a major issue has complicated the delicate balancing act she already faces as...
  • College reverses decision, rehires famed Delta Force hero

    05/20/2016 11:28:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    When given the choice of standing alongside a decorated military hero or a bunch of militant LGBT activists – choose wisely. The leadership of Hampden-Sydney College learned that lesson the hard way. On May 19 I reported to you that the Virginia all-male college had chosen not to renew retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin’s contract – ending his stellar, nine-year career teaching leadership and ethics. Less than six hours later, the college reversed its decision and offered the retired general a one-year contract. “Hampden-Sydney College is a fine school with a proud history of young men who have led our...
  • Mitt Romney suspends his campaign… To find a third party anti-Trump candidate

    05/19/2016 10:54:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    #NeverTrump withers. If #NeverTrump was on a stretcher, its doctor would be saying “call it” and looking up at the clock right about now. When Cruz left the race it seemed like the movement might have legs, but whatever life it once held has been steadily bleeding out ever since. As Trump gets stronger (and polls better) the odds that #NeverTrumpers could achieve their goals have all but collapsed. Now, one of #NeverTrump’s top dogs is wandering away from the effort. Mitt Romney - a man who knows a thing or two about suspending campaigns - has decided it’s time...
  • Kasich heading back to Ohio, cancelling events in WA

    05/04/2016 8:30:51 AM PDT · by jennychase · 117 replies
    FOXNEWS | 5/4/2026 | Vanity
    Kasich heading back to Ohio, cancelling events in WA. He will make state at 5.00 pm Ohio Time.
  • University of Toronto Dumps Transgender Bathrooms After Peeping Incidents (old but relevant)

    04/12/2016 4:19:42 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 10/18/15 | Pardes Seleh
    [AP Photo/Toby Talbot] By: Pardes Seleh October 8, 2015 The administration at the University of Toronto was recently enlightened on why two separate washrooms are generally established for men and women sharing co-ed residencies. The University is temporarily changing its policy on gender-neutral bathrooms after two separate incidents of "voyeurism" were reported on campus September 15 and 19. Male students within the University’s Whitney Hall student residence were caught holding their cellphones over female students’ shower stalls and filming them as they showered. Melinda Scott, dean of students at the University of Toronto, told The Daily Wire that campus police...
  • New York is likely dropping its “tampon tax”

    04/12/2016 4:18:11 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    MSN ^ | Hanna Kowlowska
    The New York state senate is poised to eliminate New Yorkers’ so-called “tampon tax.” Feminine hygiene products are currently taxed as “luxury items” in New York, but a new bill could result in their reclassification as tax-exempt necessities, instead. The Republican-run senate passed the bill unanimously on Monday (April 11) after it had passed the state assembly in March, also with full support from lawmakers. The bill now goes to the state’s governor Andrew Cuomo, a father of three daughters, who has said in the past that the tax should be repealed. “It is a way of providing some tax...
  • Yep: As expected, the next GOP debate is canceled

    03/16/2016 10:53:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/16/2016 | AllahPundit
    How often do I get to say I told you so? Let’s enjoy this moment together. Monday’s GOP presidential debate scheduled here in Utah been canceled, FOX 13 News has confirmed.The debate followed Donald Trump’s announcement on “FOX & Friends” that he would not be appearing at the Salt Lake City debate. Instead, he said he would be appearing at a pro-Israel group’s event on Monday night. Trump dropping out led John Kasich to indicate he would not be appearing at Monday’s debate.“We had hoped to contrast Governor Kasich’s positive inclusive approach to problem solving with Trump’s campaign of...
  • Ted Cruz Loses Prominent Support After Siding With Violent Leftists Over Donald Trump

    03/12/2016 3:38:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 640 replies
    GP ^ | March 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Last night the Trump campaign called off their Chicago rally due to security threats.] Leftist protesters cheered, beat Trump supporters, block an ambulance to the local hospital and screamed profanities at families staying at the Trump Hotel. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich sided with the violent protesters. Republican endorsements. American game show host Chuck Woolery lashed out at Senator Ted Cruz after he sided with the violent leftists. And Second Amendment speaker Jan Morgan withdrew her support from Ted Cruz.
  • 2d Amendment champion Jan Morgan: I have officially withdrawn my endorsement for Cruz

    03/12/2016 1:38:12 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 225 replies
    Jan Morgan ^ | March 12, 2016 | Jan Morgan
    I have officially withdrawn my endorsement and support for Ted Cruz. His decision to blame Trump for the [unrest]
  • BLOOMBERG: I won't run for president

    03/07/2016 2:36:53 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 64 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 7, 2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that he will not running for president in 2016. In a post on Bloomberg View on Monday, Bloomberg ended months of speculation that he would mount a third-party bid, saying his candidacy could inadvertently help elect Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz, both of whom he said were unpalatable options.
  • Iraqi migrants return home after Europe disappoints

    03/07/2016 12:20:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/07/2016 | Balint Szlanko&#8201;|
    SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — Surkaw Omar and Rebien Abdullah quit their jobs and spent their life savings to migrate to Europe, only to find crowded asylum camps, hunger and freezing weather. Now back home in northern Iraq, they describe their quest for a better life as a disaster. Many of the hundreds of thousands of people heading to Europe have no choice but to brave such hardships because they are refugees from places gripped by war, where their lives are in danger. But Omar and Abdullah come from Iraq’s northern Kurdish region, which has been largely spared from fighting with the...
  • Did Trump Walk Back on "Bush Lied"?

    02/19/2016 2:19:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 145 replies
    Rush ^ | February 19, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, remember when that happened in the Saturday night debate, a lot of people were shocked watching this. I immediately evolved a theory to explain it. Here you have the Republican front-runner -- and let's review. The Republican front-runner defended Planned Parenthood. "A great organization that does great things for women's health." It's almost a cliche! It's what left-wing, Planned Parenthood defenders say. They're an abortion mill! They are an abortion factory! The lion's share of their so-called "funding," their income, comes from performing abortion. They don't do mammograms, for example. The idea that Planned Parenthood is...
  • Donald Trump Backtracks on His Criticism of George W. Bush

    02/15/2016 7:48:02 PM PST · by jessduntno · 75 replies
    Fortune ^ | FEBRUARY 14, 2016, 12:43 PM EST | Addady
    The former president remains popular among Republicans. During his appearances on various Sunday morning political shows, Donald Trump backtracked on some comments he made about former president George W. Bush during the Republican debate the previous night. Trump, as he has done multiple times throughout this presidential race, invoked the Iraq War as a way to criticize Jeb Bush for his brother’s actions. “The World Trade Center came down during your brother’s reign, remember that,” Trump told Jeb, eliciting boos from the audience. Then regarding former president Bush starting the unpopular Iraq war, he said, “They lied. They said there...
  • Trump walks back attack on George Bush

    02/14/2016 2:52:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 163 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 14, 2016 | Dan Friedman
    Donald Trump sought Sunday to walk back his statements during Saturday night's Republican debate that former President George W. Bush bore responsibility for the Sept. 11 terror attack. "I am not blaming him," Trump said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. Trump continued to imply Bush erred, however. "The CIA said there was a lot of information that something like that was going to happen," he said. The attacks killed just under 3,000 Americans. During Saturday night's debate, Trump told former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: "The World Trade Center came down during your brother's reign, remember that." "How did he...
  • Adult film actress: 'No ill will' toward Cruz for pulling ad

    02/12/2016 2:49:28 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/16 | Bradford Richardson
    The adult film actress from a retracted Ted Cruz campaign ad on Friday said she does not blame the Republican presidential hopeful for pulling the spot. Quite the contrary: Amy Lindsay said the Texas senator is still in the running for her vote. "He is, he absolutely is," Lindsay said when asked if she was still considering Cruz on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "Like I said, when I did the ad and the words that came out of my mouth ... I was speaking from the heart about some of the issues that I think are true problems...
  • Va Governor Reverses Concealed Carry Ruling

    01/31/2016 10:36:13 AM PST · by txnativegop · 47 replies ^ | January 30, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    "The relationship between Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and gun control groups is quickly souring after critics say he caved to pressure from the National Rifle Association. Virginia will now recognize concealed carry permits from dozens of other states with what critics say are weaker gun laws than the commonwealth."
  • Tea Party sours on Donald Trump

    07/19/2015 1:01:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 148 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | David M. Drucker
    Even before Donald Trump found himself on defense for disparaging Sen. John McCain's military service, Sal Russo wasn't too impressed with the real estate mogul's presidential prospects. Russo knows a thing or two about populist uprisings and anti-establishment candidates. The former Reaganite spent eight weeks advising billionaire Ross Perot's third party campaign in 1992. In 2002, he consulted for a conservative challenger to moderate Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan in California's Republican gubernatorial primary (his candidate won the nomination). A few years later, Russo founded Tea Party Express, a group he still runs. On Saturday, Trump came under fire for...
  • Teacher’s union members want Hillary endorsement withdrawn

    07/17/2015 6:26:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 16, 2015 | By Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Furious American Federation of Teachers members are demanding the union withdraw its endorsement of Hillary Rodham Clinton, calling it premature and undemocratic. “There was no internal discussion. Zero. Zip,” said Steve Conn, president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers. “This is wrong and something needs to be done.” The 45-member AFT executive board voted Saturday to back Clinton despite an AFL-CIO request to wait until July when the presidential field is more set.
  • Bristol Palin calls off her wedding

    05/18/2015 1:03:46 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 254 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    Bristol Palin and fiancé Dakota Meyer are calling off their wedding, which was set to take place this weekend. Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced the cancellation of her daughter’s nuptials in a Monday Facebook post, writing the couple has “informed loved ones that unfortunately the announced celebration planned for May 23 will not be held.” Palin wrote that, although it won’t be a walk down the aisle, a shindig of some sort will still go on: “Many friends and family still look forward to getting together that day in Kentucky anyway — and the Palins and Meyers...
  • Billy Currington Pulls Out Of Tim McGraw’s Gun Control Concert Amid Fan Outrage

    04/17/2015 9:47:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 4/17/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Country fans were outraged and on April 16, Currington announced he was pulling out of the concert. According to the International Business Times (IBI), the gun control concert got the wrong kind of exposure when Breitbart News reported that concert beneficiary Sandy Hook Promise “is a vehicle through which various relatives of Sandy Hook victims have joined to push gun control until it passes.” Currington announced his decision to pull out via Facebook:
  • Sarah Palin cancels appearance at NRA convention (what the heck?)

    04/08/2015 5:00:07 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 72 replies ^ | osted: Apr 08, 2015 6:42 PM CDT Updated: Apr 08, 2015 6:47 PM CDT | Posted by Stuart Ervin
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Sarah Palin has canceled her appearance at the NRA convention in Nashville. Read more:
  • University of Michigan reverses decision, will show 'American Sniper' as scheduled

    04/09/2015 5:09:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Fox news ^ | 4/9/15 | Fox news
    The University of Michigan said late Wednesday that it will show the film "American Sniper" as originally scheduled after a protest by students and staff caused the screening to be scrapped. University Vice President for Student Life E. Royster Harper called the decision to cancel the Friday night showing a "mistake" in a statement. "The initial decision to cancel the movie was not consistent with the high value the University of Michigan places on freedom of expression and our respect for the right of students to make their own choices in such matters," Harper said. "The movie will be shown...
  • Rolling Stone Retracts Article on Rape at University of Virginia

    04/05/2015 5:01:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    Rolling Stone magazine retracted its article about a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after the release of a report on Sunday that concluded the widely discredited article was the result of failures at every stage of the editing process. The report, published by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and commissioned by Rolling Stone, said the magazine failed to engage in “basic, even routine journalistic practice” to verify details of the ordeal that the magazine’s source, identified only as Jackie, described to the article’s author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely.
  • Creflo Dollar Shuts Down Campaign for $65 Million Jet; Will Now Focus on 'Spreading the Gospel'

    03/17/2015 6:58:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/17/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    After a bruising weekend handling ferocious backlash over his campaign to acquire a $65 million Gulfstream G650 airplane with planned donations of $300 or more from 200,000 people, controversial televangelist and founder of World Changers Church International, Creflo Dollar has completely abandoned the idea and will only consider acquiring one in the future if it's "properly priced." "There is no campaign right now," said Juda Engelmayer of 5W Public Relations, who represents Creflo Dollar Ministries, in an interview with The Christian Post on Monday. The website hosting the campaign page was deactivated last week and an option to donate to...
  • UC Irvine reverses American flag ban

    03/07/2015 7:50:29 PM PST · by Pox · 16 replies ^ | 03/07/2015 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner will once again wave at the University of California, Irvine, after student government leaders nixed a bid to ban the American flag from a campus lobby. Members of the executive cabinet of the Associated Students of UC Irvine met Saturday in an emergency session to reverse the flag ban.
  • BREAKING: Sharpton’s National Action Network Forgoes Oscars Protest...

    02/22/2015 5:37:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies ^ | 02/22/2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    HOLLYWOOD, California—A planned protest over the lack of diversity in the film industry by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) has been canceled. The group will instead seek direct dialogue with Hollywood’s central authority, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Duke Reverses Muslim Call to Prayer Decision

    01/16/2015 9:48:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Muslim Brotherhood-linked Muslim Students Association behind the effort In a move described as an initiative to promote “religious pluralism,” Duke University announced Tuesday it would broadcast a weekly call to prayer for Muslims from the Duke Chapel bell tower each Friday at 1 p.m. Yesterday, however, the University reversed itself. “Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students,” said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations. “However, it was clear that what was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect.” Thus Duke takes a...
  • Duke reverses plan to allow Islamic call to prayer from campus chapel

    01/15/2015 3:14:12 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 51 replies ^ | Jan 15,2015 |
    DURHAM, N.C. — Two days after announcing that Islamic students would be broadcasting a weekly call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower, Duke University officials abandoned that plan Thursday, citing the furor the move had created.
  • What we learned about the American voter in 2014

    12/31/2014 1:06:42 PM PST · by PROCON · 3 replies
    politico ^ | Dec. 31, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Have Republicans disrupted Democrats’ demographic advantage?Working-class white voters continued their decadeslong defection from the Democratic Party. The president was a major drag on his party, particularly given a challenging Senate map. Turnout was historically low, even for a midterm election. The 2014 Republican landslide has both parties poring over the data, hoping to glean insights about the current state of the electorate before the 2016 elections. But it might take until the next presidential cycle to answer the most pressing question: Is Republicans’ 2014 success the result of significant changes in how voters view the two parties, or is the...
  • Bill Cosby comedy special postponed by Netflix

    11/19/2014 5:19:23 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 November 2014 Last updated at 04:23 ET | BBC
    Streaming service Netflix has postponed a Bill Cosby comedy special in the wake of allegations of sexual assault that have resurfaced in recent weeks. Bill Cosby 77 was to have been streamed from 27 November. It is not clear when or if the special will now be shown. Netflix's announcement came shortly after Tuesday's airing of an interview with a model and TV host who claimed Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982. Cosby's lawyer previously said the comedian would be making no comment. John P Schmidt said the allegations were a "decade-old [and] discredited" and that he did not intend...
  • Hawaii officials drop plan to name park for Obama

    10/07/2014 1:37:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | October 7, 2014
    HONOLULU (AP) - Two Honolulu city councilmen have dropped plans to rename a popular beach for President Barack Obama. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Councilman Stanley Chang and Council Chairman Ernie Martin decided to withdraw the proposal after hearing from the public.
  • Maryland to Drop Obamacare Exchange: 'Broken Beyond Repair'

    03/29/2014 8:14:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Maryland to Drop Obamacare Exchange: 'Broken Beyond Repair' Cash wasted on this clunker. Geoffrey Norman March 29, 2014 10:45 AM The state of Maryland has encountered many setbacks in its attempt to get a health care website up and running smoothly. (Sound familiar?) And now, it has run up the white flag. As Mary Pat Flaherty and Jenna Johnson of the Washington Post report: … [Maryland] officials are set to replace the state’s online health-insurance exchange with technology from Connecticut’s insurance marketplace, according to two people familiar with the decision, an acknowledgment that a system that has cost at least...
  • Sandra Fluke Aborts Congressional Bid

    02/05/2014 8:02:52 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 2/5/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Sandra Fluke, the controversial birth control advocate who became an icon of women's rights during the 2012 presidential election, has pulled out of the race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman in California's 33rd congressional district. The Los Angeles Times reports that Fluke will be running for the state Senate instead, adopting the district being vacated by Democrat Ted Lieu, who joins others in the race for the 33rd district.
  • Trader Joe's drops black-neighborhood store plan

    02/04/2014 4:08:23 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 117 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 2/4/2014
    The Trader Joe's grocery-store chain has dropped a plan to open a new store in the heart of the city's historically African-American neighborhood after activists said the development would price black residents out of the area. The grocer, whose stores are found in urban neighborhoods across the nation, said Monday it wouldn't press its plan, given community resistance, The Oregonian ( reported. "We open a limited number of stores each year, in communities across the country," it said in a statement. "We run neighborhood stores, and our approach is simple: If a neighborhood does not want a Trader Joe's,...