Purdue: First Amendment Protects ‘Outrageous’ Threats of Rape Against Pro-Life Students

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Purdue University’s legal counsel has responded to Breitbart News’ request for comment. It says that, because the school is publicly funded, it is obligated under the First Amendment to protect the free speech of its employee Jamie Newman, who allegedly threatened to rape pro-life students on campus.
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Obama: ‘Tone of Our Politics Hasn’t Gotten Better,’ Making It Easier To Vote Can Help

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President Obama stated, “I’ll be the first to admit that the tone of our politics hasn’t gotten better, but worse” and that making it easier to vote, among other changes, can help change this during Saturday’s Weekly Address. Transcript as Follows: “Hi, everybody.  I’m speaking to you today from Springfield, Illinois. I spent eight years in the state senate here.  It was a place where, for all our surface differences in a state as diverse as Illinois, my colleagues and I actually shared a lot in common.  We fought for our principles, and voted against each other, but because we assumed the best in one another, not the worst, we found room for progress.  We bridged differences to get things done. In my travels through this state, I saw most Americans do the same.  Folks know that issues are complicated, and that people with different ideas might have a point.  It convinced me that if we just approached our politics the same way we approach our daily lives, with common sense, a commitment to fairness, and the belief that we’re all in this together, there’s nothing we can’t do. That’s why I announced, right here, in Springfield that I was
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Charles Murray: The Logic of Trump’s America–Why It’s Greater Than Trump and Will Grow Even If He Fades

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If you are dismayed by Trumpism, don’t kid yourself that it will fade away if Donald Trump fails to win the Republican nomination. Trumpism is an expression of the legitimate anger that many Americans feel about the course that the country has taken, and its appearance was predictable. It is the endgame of a process that has been going on for a half-century: America’s divestment of its historic national identity.
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Weekly Address: The State of American Politics

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Weekly Address: The State of American Politics

February 13, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET by Amanda Stone

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The President speaks from the place where his political career first began in the Illinois State Senate.

In this week’s address to the nation, the President spoke from the place where his political career first began in the Illinois State Senate. Building on his State of the Union, the President discussed his time in the State Senate working in good faith across party lines with Democrats, Republicans and Independents to effectively govern as an example of proof that a better politics doesn’t mean we have to agree on everything.

The President also built on his call to make it easier to vote, as well as the need to address the way we draw our congressional districts. Nine years after Barack Obama chose the steps of the Old State Capitol – where Abraham Lincoln once called on a divided house to stand together – he returned to ask Americans to join him in the unfinished business of perfecting our union. Because in the final year of his Presidency, it’s clear that he’s followed through and that, together, we’ve made real progress building a better future for the next generation.

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See more highlights from the President’s trip to Springfield this week.

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— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 12, 2016

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Virgil: From the Black Act to Green Victory, The Elite Win When the Middle/Working Class Is at War with Itself

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So Uncle Sam has crushed the Oregon ranchers. Federal forces, spearheaded by the FBI, have done their job, and the rule of law has been upheld. But what law? And whose law? We’ll get to those questions in a moment. But first we can note that one man, one of the ranchers, is dead—and some will say he is a martyr.
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Bloomberg’s Green: ‘Dancing Black Militants’ In Beyonce Performance ‘Nightmare’ For ‘Trump’s America’

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Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Politics National Correspondent Joshua Green stated that Beyonce’s performance at the Super Bowl with “the image of dancing black militants” “is like their nightmare come to life” for “Trump’s America” on Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time.” Host Bill Maher said, “Now, to me, watching that, I was like, ‘Well, this looks like every other halftime show I’ve ever seen.’ No. Wrong. It was an affront to everything we hold dear. It’s a — singing and dancing while black, and once again, at the Super Bowl people misbehaving.” Later in the discussion, Green argued, “[F]or Trump’s America, the image of dancing black militants is like their nightmare come to life, and right in the middle of the big game that every Republican is watching.” Maher responded that “[E]very dance number looks militant.” A point Green agreed with, adding, “But there was the black power stuff, and they’re all ginned up cause of Trump.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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