Oversight in Government

In surprise TED Talk, Pope Francis offers a message about power
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Pope Francis delivered a surprise video address to the TED 2017 conference Tuesday — and he had a message about power. TED Talks describes itself as “a global initiative about ideas worth spreading” and brings together influencers in fields such as technology and entertainment. In the video, the pontiff, speaking in Italian, began by telling […]

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Watch: Joe Scarborough finally lets ‘snotty’ Mika Brzezinski have it
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MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough tore into fellow host Mika Brzezinski Wednesday, calling her “snotty” and “rude” for interrupting him just to get in a “cheap shot.” Along with a panel of guests, the two were discussing President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, and the couple’s roles in the administration. […]

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Ann Coulter cancels Berkeley speech
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Outspoken conservative commentator Ann Coulter said Wednesday she canceled her planned  appearance Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley, according to Reuters. UPDATE: Conservative commentator Ann Coulter says she has canceled her speech planned for this week at UC Berkeley — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 26, 2017 “It’s a sad day for free speech,” […]

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Former Obama Adviser to Run for Maryland Governor
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Alec Ross, the former technology policy adviser in President Barack Obama’s State Department, announced that he is running for the Democratic nomination for governor of Maryland.

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White House Intervened to Toughen Letter on Iran Nuclear Deal
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The White House last week rejected a State Department letter that declared Iran in compliance with a landmark nuclear deal, insisting on far tougher wording, according to senior U.S. officials.

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Illegal Immigration Fell Before Trump Took Office, Study Says
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The number of people living in the U.S. illegally touched its lowest level in a decade in the final years of the Obama administration, according to a new report that underscores how undocumented immigration was already in decline ahead of President Donald Trump’s tougher border stance.

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Trump's Order on Sanctuary Cities Likely Unconstitutional, Judge Says
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A federal judge in San Francisco ruled that President Donald Trump’s executive order threatening to pull funding from sanctuary jurisdictions is likely unconstitutional, delivering a fresh legal blow to the administration’s immigration crackdown.

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