Trump Administration Reportedly Trying To Take Transgender Protections ‘Out Of Existence’ – Perez Hilton

This ought to make you SO mad. According to a new report out in the  The report, published today in the Times, details how the administration is intent on establishing an extremely narrow legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that has historically prevented discrimination based…

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‘Sorry I’m scuba diving’: Salesforce CEO criticized over response to border contract backlash

Emails obtained by the Guardian raise questions about Marc Benioffs handling of protests over links to US immigration agency The technology company Salesforce is facing mounting pressure to cancel its contract with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), with protests targeting its CEO, Marc Benioff, on Tuesday. Emails from Benioff,…

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Weak economic recovery was down to flawed policies, not secular stagnation | Joseph Stiglitz

Lesson to be learned from 2008 financial crisis is that the challenge was and is – political In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, some economists argued that the US, and perhaps the global economy, was suffering from secular stagnation an idea first conceived in the aftermath of the…

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Republican challenger pulls even with anti-Trump Democrat in solid-blue Oregon’s governor’s race: poll

January 9, 2017: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown delivers her inaugural speech in the Capitol House chambers in Salem, Ore.  (AP) Oregon is considered a solid blue state, with Democrats controlling both the state House and Senate, while Brown has been the governor since 2015. Oregon will continue to be welcoming…

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Paul Manafort: judge sends ex-Trump chair to jail for violating bail terms

Judge Amy Berman Jackson says Manafort, 69, abused the trust placed in him as former Trump aide taken into custody Paul Manafort, formerly Donald Trumps campaign chairman, was taken into custody on Friday after a federal judge determined he had violated the terms of his bail as he awaits trial…

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Trump has turned words into weapons. And he’s winning the linguistic war | George P Lakoff and Gil Duran

From spygate to fake news, Trump has turned words into weapons. The press must do more to dull their power Donald Trump has been a salesman for nearly half a century. He is now selling himself, his worldview and his self-serving views of the law and the truth. His principal…

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