• January 15, 2022

James Madison University Faculty Increases Diversity Efforts

James Madison University (Wikimedia) Faculty members and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Trustees of James Madison University have They promised to “beef up and strengthen” diversity efforts, which they believe are “under attack”, even going so far as to ask for gifts for DEI staff members as a token of appreciation for the “valued staff…

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Psaki rejects criticism of Democratic congresswoman’s withdrawal from Afghanistan

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki addresses the attack in Afghanistan during the daily press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 26, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday dismissed concerns expressed by Representative Susan Wild that the US withdrawal from Afghanistan had been “egregiously…

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Immigration policy and stay in Mexico: Supreme Court refuses to block reinstatement

The Supreme Court Building in Washington DC, August 5, 2021 (Brent Buterbaugh / National Review) On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to block a lower court ruling that will require the Biden administration to reinstate the Trump-era policy of “Remain in Mexico” for asylum seekers at the US border. The three liberal court judges disagreed,…

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Texas House of Representatives reaches quorum with return of Democrats after 38 days

Texas State Capitol in Austin. (CrackerClips / Getty Images) The Texas House of Representatives reached a quorum Thursday for the first time in 38 days after 57 Democrats traveled to Washington, DC, last month to boycott and delay Republican election legislation. Democrats fled the state last month, hoping to hide on Capitol Hill and fight…

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The Biden administration prohibits the Taliban from accessing billions of Afghan reserves in US bank accounts.

Members of the Taliban forces sit at a checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 17, 2021. (Stringers / Reuters) The Biden administration froze Afghan government reserves deposited in US bank accounts on Sunday, cutting off the Taliban’s access to billions of dollars. A substantial portion of the $ 9.4 billion Afghanistan’s central bank has in…

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Marines prepare to evacuate Kabul embassy

US soldiers descend from a Chinook helicopter in the village of Jegdelic, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, December 24, 2004. (Ahmad Masood / Reuters) The Pentagon is preparing for a possible evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, amid fears that the Taliban may invade the compound in the coming days, the New York Times…

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Judge blocks Arkansas mask mandate ban

(Kuzma / iStock / Getty Images Plus) An Arkansas judge temporarily blocked the state from enforcing the ban on school mask mandates on Friday. Judge Tim Fox issued a preliminary injunction against the law after finding that, among other things, it discriminated between public and private schools. In April, Governor Asa Hutchinson enacted the rule…

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AOC insists: no bipartisan infrastructure bill without a $ 3.5T partisan spending plan

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez walks past reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 13, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein / Reuters) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez insisted Sunday that the House should not pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill without a much larger partisan spending package, claiming that she and her progressive allies have “more than enough” votes to…

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Catherine Lhamon, nominated for the worrying Biden Department of Education

Catherine Lhamon on MSNBC in 2018. (MSNBC / via YouTube) Cby atherine lhamon The first stint as assistant secretary in the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) during the Obama years was an absolute disaster for due process on American college campuses. President Joe Biden has rewarded Lhamon for her efforts by nominating…

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Capitol Riot Commission: Kevin McCarthy selects 5 Republicans

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks about the formation of a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill at a press conference in Washington, DC, on 1 July 2021. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has selected the five Republicans to serve on the select committee investigating…

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