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Coulter vows to speak at UC Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley has announced it has found a new "protected venue" for controversial rightwing speaker Ann Coulter , after initially canceling the event over security fears. "The Constitution permits the university to take such steps to protect public safety while facilitating expressive activities, and that is exactly what we are doing", officials said in a prepared s... [Full Article...]

National Association of Conservation Districts congratulates Sonny Perdue on his new position

National Association of Conservation Districts congratulates Sonny Perdue on his new position Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st Secretary of Agriculture , was confirmed by the Senate at a vote of 87-11 which is a pretty strong showing on any issue that comes through the Senate . Trump will sign the executive order after a meeting with 15 farmers from across the country, including Zippy Duvall, the president of the American Farm Bureau; Bill Northey, the Iowa Secretary of Agri... [Full Article...]

Trump errs on the court system

President Donald Trump, upset by a district judge's decision to temporarily block one of his immigration orders, went on Twitter to criticize the court. Here's what we found then, using data from SCOTUSBlog's Supreme Court statistics archive on circuit scorecards. Overall, the Supreme Court overturned about 70 percent of the rulings it chose to review from 2010 to 2015, according to PolitiFac... [Full Article...]

CSX shares pop after new CEO Harrison buys $15 million in stock

CSX shares pop after new CEO Harrison buys $15 million in stock Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on CSX from $47.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, April 20th. The original version of this article can be viewed at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/04/26/csx-co-csx-raised-to-outperform-at-raymond-james-financial-inc.html. [Full Article...]

ESPN Layoffs Begin for On-Air Talent

ESPN Layoffs Begin for On-Air Talent We will implement changes in our talent lineup this week. ESPN is shifting its focus toward digital and online media as it faces cable subscriber losses and increased pressure on costs. As more consumers "cut the cord", companies must then adapt how they present their content in order to retain and grow users. "Hearing now from several @espn employees who, despite advanced word, are "in shoc... [Full Article...]

GOP Retains Kansas Congressional Seat After Last-Minute Anti-Choice Attack Ads

GOP Retains Kansas Congressional Seat After Last-Minute Anti-Choice Attack Ads Wednesday's Special Election in Kansas proved surprisingly competitive, suggesting a growing frustration with the Trump administration and the Republican Party. Lewis said despite the loss, Democrats are motivated and said the 2016 election "turned a switch on" for many to become more active and to get out and vote. [Full Article...]

Europe is not buying Ivanka Trump as the face of women's empowerment

Ivanka Trump drew groans and hisses on Tuesday from an audience in Berlin while defending her father's attitude toward women, but she brushed it aside as "politics" during her first overseas trip as a White House adviser. Ivanka said she plans "to bring the advice, to bring the knowledge, back to the United States, back to both my father and the president - and hopefully that will bring about inc... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump 'Booed' at Women's Forum in Germany

The heckling came after she claimed that her father, President Donald Trump, is a "champion for women". She was there to celebrate the business successes of women, alongside some of the world's most powerful female leaders-but Ivanka Trump's comments drew open derision instead. [Full Article...]

Kawhi Leonard locked in a playoff duel with Mike Conley

It's an incredible stat. In Atlanta, the Atlanta Hawks led wire-to-wire en route to a dominating 116-98 victory over Washington, cutting the Wizards lead in the playoff series to 2-1. "Give (Toronto) credit, they slowed us down". Fizdale also relied on youngsters (former D-League players) Troy Daniels, JaMychal Green and Andrew Harrison for big minutes in the fourth and overtime to seal th... [Full Article...]

Trump downplays demands for personal tax details

Trump downplays demands for personal tax details Presidents have voluntarily surrendered their returns since the Nixon administration, and though Trump has been repeatedly asked to release his tax returns since before the election, he has refused. and he won this fight already", the senator added. "But I'll tell you this, I think that people are going to keep demanding it, and they are going to keep demanding it and making their voices heard on ... [Full Article...]

Dems launch pro-Ossoff ad blitz in Georgia

Sam Brownback may partially explain why Democratic candidate James Thompson came much closer than expected to defeating Republican candidate Ron Estes, it doesn't fully explain just how close that race wound up being, according to an analysis by Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight . [Full Article...]

Seattle Officers Hurt, 1 Suspect Dead After Robbery

He is listed in serious, but stable, condition Friday. A third officer was grazed in the hand. He remains hospitalized in serious, but stable, according to a Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman. The names of the two officers have not yet been disclosed. One female officer and one male were taken to the hospital for treatments. This is a developing story and as more information becomes avai... [Full Article...]

Reason Why Tom Brady Missed Donald Trump Visit Revealed

Reason Why Tom Brady Missed Donald Trump Visit Revealed This time , however, the media focused a lot of attention on the players who refused to attend due to their dislike of President Trump . In all, 34 players were present for the Wednesday afternoon ceremony on the South Lawn , a total similar to the team's past visits in 2004 and 2005 but noticeably fewer than in 2002 and 2015. [Full Article...]

Tad Cummins Planned To Take Elizabeth Thomas To Mexico By Boat: Prosecutors

Cummins, who appeared in court wearing an orange jail jumpsuit and chains shackled around his waist, didn't speak at all. Federal prosecutors argue Tad Cummins is a flight risk and "danger to the community" and should therefore remain detained pending trial, according to WKRN News 2 . [Full Article...]

North Korea's massive parade had a truck-load of Chinese influence

North Korea's massive parade had a truck-load of Chinese influence Tensions between the two nations have been fraught throughout Trump's presidency of nearly three months. On April 8, US Pacific Command - which oversees military operations in the region - issued a statement saying that the Carl Vinson and an accompanying strike group would leave Singapore and head to the Western Pacific, with a US military official saying it was a "show of force" in response to... [Full Article...]

New Orleans Begins Confederate-Monument Removal

The workers were surrounded by police barricades, a security measure taken after contractors received threats . Police were also on hand, including officers who watched the area from atop the parking garage of a nearby hotel . Landrieu said the city has obtained "full funding" to remove all monuments, but he refused to say where the money came from. The statues were built after the Civil W... [Full Article...]

6th District race heats up with rally, endorsements

6th District race heats up with rally, endorsements The question was whether Ossoff would ultimately command a majority to claim the seat outright - or be forced into a June 20 runoff. Republicans believe a two-candidate scenario will benefit them in a district that has been in Republican hands since 1978, when Atlanta suburbanites elected a young congressman named Newt Gingrich. [Full Article...]

Sonny Perdue, confirmed by the Senate as the new agriculture secretary

Sonny Perdue, confirmed by the Senate as the new agriculture secretary Tester told his colleagues he will hold the former governor of Georgia accountable to rural Montana families and encourage him to push back against the Administration's proposed budget cuts to rural infrastructure and the Farm Service Agency. [Full Article...]

President Trump, First Lady Kick Off White House's Easter Egg Roll

The White House Historical Association said that 40,000 of the eggs were ordered this year, with 18,000 set to be given away at the event and another 22,000 to be made available for purchase. Speaking on Monday at the popular "egg-stravaganza", Trump said: " we will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before". The hunt got started bright and early at 7:30 a.m. [Full Article...]

Steve Stephens found dead inside auto in Erie, Pa.

Steve Stephens found dead inside auto in Erie, Pa. Thirty-seven-year-old gunman Steve Stephens fatally shot himself after a 2-mile police chase in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday. Stephens' vehicle sustained minor damage after a trooper couldn't stop in time and hit the auto, but no injuries to law enforcement were reported. [Full Article...]


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