Brown University president Christina Paxson unveiled a 19-page plan Friday to address campus diversity and racism. Brown’s president is calling on the campus community to comment on the proposed plan. This comes as racial tensions mount at the Ivy League school. Brown University unveiled a plan on Friday to spend $100 million to address campus racism and diversity issues, the Providence Journal reports.
The Ivy League university’s president, Christina Paxson, is calling on students, faculty and staff to...Read more
The American people may finally be done hearing about Hillary Clinton's "damn emails."
The U.S. intelligence community no longer believes that Clinton sent messages containing top-secret information from her private email account during her time as Secretary of State, Politico reports. Concerns that Clinton may have jeopardized the security of intelligence by sending classified information over a private server prompted the ongoing FBI inquiry into Clinton's email setup.
General I. Charles McCullough III had claimed that two emails sent...Read more
During the recent No Labels-hosted Problem Solver Convention in New Hampshire, things got a little uncomfortable.
When Joseph Choe, an Asian American college student, stood up to ask a question about South Korea, Donald Trump cut him off and wondered aloud: “Are you from South Korea?”
Choe responded, “I’m not. I was born in Texas, raised in Colorado.” His answer prompted laughter from the audience, and nothing more than a shrug from the GOP presidential candidate.
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For Carly Fiorina, it seems, the facts don’t matter as much as the message. During the third Republican primary debate last week, Carly Fiorina said that “92 percent of the jobs lost during Barack Obama’s first term belonged to women.” That figure was already debunked three years ago, when Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney used it as a talking point.
In her Sunday appearance on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Fiorina admitted that the statistic was incorrect, according...Read more
The candidates kept dodging questions on policy -- or just made stuff up.
Lots of people seem to think the dominant storylines about Wednesday night’s Republican primary debate are Marco Rubio’s smooth delivery, Jeb Bush’s weak attempt to knock Rubio off his game, and the supposed incompetence of the CNBC moderators.
If you care about substance, however, the main takeaway was how little candor the candidates showed when talking about policy.
Over and over again, the GOP contenders...Read more
Leticia Fonseca, 16, left, and her twin sister, Sylvia Fonseca, right, work in the computer lab at Cuyama Valley High School after taking the new Common Core-aligned standardized tests, in New Cuyama, Calif., on April 30, 2015. (Photo: Christine Armario, AP)
President Obama says students are spending too much time in the classroom taking tests, many of them unnecessary, and urged officials in the country’s schools to take steps to administer fewer and more meaningful exams.
The White House...Read more
Hillary Clinton was the star on Capitol Hill Thursday, with TV crews camped outside her house all morning in anticipation of seeing her walk out her door, step into her car and drive across town to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in an appearance expected to last more than eight hours.
But the GOP-led committee and its members were on the hot seat just as much as Clinton, forced to be on their...Read more