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Texas colleges top weekly news: an abrupt closure, respect the flag
This week's top news on Texas universities includes new orientation programs focused on diversity, a memo circulated to University of Texas athletes about patriotism and, of course, ITT Technical Institute's abrupt closure.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Texas Joe Biden University Vice President of the United States Association of American Universities United States Big 12 Conference Democratic Party
The Daily 202: Did Obama squander an opportunity by nominating Merrick Garland?
Another nominee might have motivated Democrats more
104 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party Barack Obama Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Joe Biden Donald Trump George W. Bush President of the United States
Amid national anthem controversy, Biden to join first responders in 9/11 tribute at NFL game in Philadelphia
Vice President Joe Biden will mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Sunday by taking part in a tribute to first responders before a Philadelphia Eagles game. According to a White House official, Biden will join 120 police officers, firefighters and emergency responders on the sidelines...
28 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Party United States Senate National Football League Joe Biden Iraq War Barack Obama September 11 attacks Cleveland Browns
Coasting is no longer an option for Hillary Clinton, given Donald Trump's resilience
As Donald Trump’s resilience defies his erratic style, thin policy plans and incendiary pronouncements, Hillary Clinton is confronting the reality that coasting to election day is no longer a viable strategy. Clinton has abruptly switched gears in her effort to lure the vast numbers of suburban...
1815 points by Los Angeles Times | George W. Bush Joe Biden Barack Obama Democratic Party Ronald Reagan President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Republican Party
Your Friday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
141 points by The New York Times | President of the United States Barack Obama Joe Biden Chesley Sullenberger Vladimir Putin United States Global warming 2008 ATP Tour
More research, money needed to help stop childhood cancer
We don’t expect kids to hold a 9-to-5 job, balance checkbooks or shop for groceries. These tasks are left to adults. We don’t treat kids like grown-ups because they simply aren’t adults yet; this should be no different when treating …
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Joe Biden Cancer Research funding American Society of Clinical Oncology Research Oncology Cancer research American Association for Cancer Research
How Hillary Clinton could win
Hillary Clinton has advantages heading into the final stretch of the campaign that any presidential candidate would envy: a fleet of popular surrogates, a mountain of cash and an opponent who is often sidetracked by self-inflicted wounds.
2775 points by CNN | Barack Obama Joe Biden Democratic Party John McCain Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton United States presidential election 2008 President of the United States
Justice Dept. Granted Immunity to Specialist Who Deleted Hillary Clinton’s Emails
Republicans have called for the department to investigate the deletions, but the deal with the specialist, Paul Combetta, makes it unlikely that the request will go far.
13810 points by The New York Times | Hillary Rodham Clinton Federal Bureau of Investigation Barack Obama Bill Clinton United States presidential election 2008 E-mail Joe Biden John McCain
Primer for politicians: How to talk to black people in 8 easy lessons
The urgent need for this has been painfully obvious for many years and never more so than today.        
74 points by Detroit Free Press | Barack Obama African American Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Joe Biden Donald Trump Republican Party The Miami Herald
Democrats renew call for Senate to vote on Merrick Garland
Judge Merrick Garland has been waiting "longer than any nominee ever has," Sen. Patrick Leahy said.
6 points by Daily News | United States Senate Democratic Party Supreme Court of the United States Joe Biden Barack Obama George W. Bush President of the United States United States Congress
Obama snub complications
When American presidents and vice presidents travel abroad, they are accustomed to a reception reflecting their status as leaders of the free world.
372 points by CNN | President of the United States Barack Obama Joe Biden Democratic Party Bill Clinton George W. Bush United States Iraq War
Essential Politics: Electoral College math presents a challenge for Trump
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine have a new book, Michelle Obama and Elizabeth Warren will be hitting the campaign trail, and New Hampshire is slipping out of Donald Trump’s reach. I’m Christina Bellantoni. This is Essential Politics. The Granite State is trending increasingly Democratic, so we’ve...
9 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States United States Senate George W. Bush Barack Obama Democratic Party Joe Biden United States Congress John McCain
TV News Roundup: Lifetime Reveals ‘Project Runway: Fashion Startup’ Judges, Premiere Date
In today’s TV news roundup, “Project Runway: Fashion Startup” will debut on Lifetime on Oct. 20; Joe Biden joins the annual Stand Up to Cancer telecast; David Mackenzie has signed on to direct the USA Network pilot “Damnation”; and the Jackal Group has acquired the television rights to Chloe Benjamin’s novel “The Immortalists.” DATES “Project Runway: Fashion... Read more »
-1 points by Variety | Joe Biden Vice President of the United States Television Reality television Richard Lugar American television actors United States presidential election 2008 Project Runway
An incomplete victory lap for Obama on his final presidential trip to Asia.
The Asian ‘rebalance’ remains tenuous despite a lot of time and attention.
61 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States United States George W. Bush Democratic Party Barack Obama Joe Biden Bill Clinton Iraq War
The day in photos: Sept. 8, 2016
Barack Obama beams and more.
3 points by New York Post | Barack Obama Joe Biden United States presidential election 2008 Hillary Rodham Clinton Rio de Janeiro Democratic Party Google New York Post
Clinton and Trump: Candidates in chief
Donald Trump sets social media ablaze by insisting he opposed the Iraq War from the start, which he didn't.
785 points by Al Jazeera English | President of the United States George W. Bush Barack Obama United States presidential election 2008 Iraq War United States Joe Biden Democratic Party
Iraq, Hillary and baseball: Donald Trump talks to Larry King (RT EXCLUSIVE)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tells RT's Larry King that he doesn’t dislike Hillary Clinton, but that she’s not the person to make America great again – and that their televised duel Wednesday was more fun than baseball. Read Full Article at RT.com
717 points by Russia Today | Barack Obama Iraq War President of the United States George W. Bush United States presidential election 2008 United States Democratic Party Joe Biden
Republican congressman says U.S. payment to Iran was like a 'drug drop'
Democrats walked out of the hearing in protest.       
6 points by USA Today | Barack Obama Democratic Party President of the United States United States United States presidential election 2008 Joe Biden Illinois John McCain
Graham says Trump's Putin comments 'unnerves me to my core"
“You know, flattery can be used as a tool that sometimes bears very negative fruit,” said Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.),
3756 points by The Washington Post | Vladimir Putin George W. Bush President of the United States Barack Obama Russia Joe Biden Democratic Party United States Senate
Democrats remind America that Merrick Garland is still not on the Supreme Court
Events are a reminder that the Democratic push to win Garland's confirmation has gone nowhere in the face of a united Republican blockade.
301 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate Supreme Court of the United States Democratic Party Bill Clinton Joe Biden George W. Bush President of the United States United States Capitol
Trump and Clinton: What we learned
One thing is now clear: Voters face the starkest choice in generations about America's place in the world and how it leads.
1711 points by CNN | George W. Bush Iraq War Barack Obama President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Democratic Party Bill Clinton Joe Biden
Republicans and Democrats can’t even agree about how they disagree
One party is zealous about ideology. One party is fighting for its constituents' interests.
233 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party Republican Party International Democrat Union Joe Biden Ronald Reagan George W. Bush John McCain Conservatism
Poll shows tight races for president, Senate in North Carolina
Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by just 3 points in North Carolina in a Suffolk University poll released Thursday.       
11 points by USA Today | United States Senate Barack Obama Democratic Party George W. Bush United States presidential election 2008 Bill Clinton Illinois Joe Biden
Biden, Supreme Court nominee on Hill to pressure GOP
Garland’s confirmation would tip the court in the more liberal direction        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Senate Democratic Party Barack Obama Joe Biden George W. Bush Republican Party United States presidential election 2008 Hillary Rodham Clinton
Clinton blasts Trump for sharing classified intelligence info
Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump Thursday for sharing insights from classified intelligence briefings during a televised forum. “I think what he said was totally inappropriate and undisciplined,” Clinton told reporters in a rare press conference before boarding her campaign plane in White Plains. “I would never comment on any aspect of an intelligence briefing that...
937 points by New York Post | Barack Obama President of the United States Democratic Party George W. Bush Bill Clinton Ronald Reagan Joe Biden Hillary Rodham Clinton
Highlights of Hillary Clinton’s News Conference
Hillary Clinton took questions at a news conference on Thursday on an airport tarmac in New York, one night after a presidential forum on national security issues.
577 points by The New York Times | Barack Obama George W. Bush Hillary Rodham Clinton Joe Biden Democratic Party Bill Clinton President of the United States United States presidential election 2008
Clinton and Trump have a near-encounter in a battle for Ohio
Converging on Ohio within miles apart of each other, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton made competing Labor Day pitches in Cleveland on Monday, setting the stage for a critical month in their testy presidential campaign.Meeting with reporters, Trump appeared to pivot away from his hard-line position...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Bill Clinton President of the United States Democratic Party George W. Bush Barack Obama Joe Biden Hillary Rodham Clinton United States presidential election 2008
Government survey shows health insurance gains slowing
The nation's progress in getting more people covered by health insurance slowed significantly this year, the government confirmed Wednesday in a report that tempers a historic achievement of ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Barack Obama Health care Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party Joe Biden President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Illinois
Campaign 2016 updates: Ben Carson - Trump's past immigration rhetoric 'irrelevant' in general election
Campaign 2016 updates: Ben Carson - Trump's past immigration rhetoric 'irrelevant' in general election Sept. 6, 2016, 7:24 p.m. Hillary Clinton castigates Donald Trump's campaign as 'one large insult to those who have worn the uniform'Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona continues to battle TrumpMichelle...
10 points by Los Angeles Times | Donald Trump John McCain George W. Bush President of the United States Joe Biden Bill Clinton Democratic Party George H. W. Bush
Tim Kaine: Trump is too ‘emotionally volatile, fact-challenged, self-obsessed' to be commander in chief
Clinton's running mate said Trump's claim that he opposed the Iraq War from the beginning is "completely made up."
1047 points by The Washington Post | Barack Obama George W. Bush Donald Trump Iraq War Joe Biden Ivana Trump Democratic Party Fred Trump
Republicans seek to censure Obama administration on $400 million 'ransom' to Iran
The payment to Iran is one issue on which House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Donald Trump agree.
347 points by The Washington Post | United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs Iran United States Senate Joe Biden Money Barack Obama John McCain Payment
Trump, Clinton clash on leadership qualities
The candidates participated in a 'Commander in Chief Forum' Wednesday night.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | George W. Bush Barack Obama Iraq War President of the United States United States Bill Clinton 2003 invasion of Iraq Joe Biden
Donald Trump praises Putin, Hillary Clinton defends email in joint forum

105 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Barack Obama George W. Bush Iraq War President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 United States Joe Biden Democratic Party
Trump, Clinton clash at military leadership forum
The candidates participated in a 'Commander in Chief Forum' Wednesday night.         
3811 points by Arizona Republic | George W. Bush Barack Obama Iraq War President of the United States United States Bill Clinton 2003 invasion of Iraq Joe Biden
At commander-in-chief forum, Clinton notes similarities with Trump on foreign policy
Clinton used the similarities to criticize Trump's character.
25 points by The Washington Post | George W. Bush President of the United States 2003 invasion of Iraq Iraq War Barack Obama George H. W. Bush United States presidential election 2008 Joe Biden
Obama: Trump is 'wacky' and should be challenged
President Barack Obama warned Thursday against becoming immune to Donald Trump's more outlandish statements, arguing that the stakes of the US presidential contest were too high for Americans to tune out.
2093 points by CNN | Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama President of the United States Democratic Party Bill Clinton United States presidential election 2008 2008 Democratic National Convention Joe Biden
Sweet: Democrats’ message to GOP on Garland — ‘Do Your Job!’
Wednesday marked 175 days since President Barack Obama nominated federal appellate Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court.
51 points by Chicago Sun-Times | United States Senate Democratic Party President of the United States Joe Biden Barack Obama George W. Bush United States Supreme Court of the United States
Donald Trump praises Vladimir Putin at national security forum
Donald Trump defended his admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin at a forum Wednesday focused on national security issues, even suggesting that Putin is more worthy of his praise than President Barack Obama. "Certainly, in that system, he's been a leader, far more than our president has...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | George W. Bush Barack Obama President of the United States Iraq War United States presidential election 2008 Vladimir Putin Joe Biden Democratic Party
House moving toward showdown over impeaching IRS chief
WASHINGTON — The House is moving toward a showdown vote this month over whether to impeach IRS chief John Koskinen. But with no chance the Senate would actually remove him from office, Republicans stood divided over the effort's wisdom in the shadow of this fall's presidential and congressional elections.
-1 points by Boston Herald | United States Senate President of the United States Democratic Party Barack Obama Joe Biden Mitch McConnell United States Capitol United States Congress
Presidential suites go all out

677 points by CNN | Joe Biden Rooms Winston Churchill Hotel Madison Square Garden Barack Obama President of the United States Table
Suing the feds over campus courts, Chicago’s crime crisis, and other notable commentary
Electoral wonk: How We Wound Up with Trump-Hillary With polls showing the “vast majority of voters” dislike the two major candidates, how did they wind up as the nominees? The simple answer, writes Jay Cost at The Weekly Standard, is “that’s democracy.” In fact, it’s “substantially more complicated” — because before voters get to decide,...
8 points by New York Post | Democratic Party Barack Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton Bill Clinton President of the United States Joe Biden Illinois George W. Bush
Sixers D-League team to honor Joe Biden's late son

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Joe Biden Vice President of the United States Democratic Party Beau Biden Jill Biden Delaware Barack Obama Richard Lugar
Democrats declare victory in health care fight
Democrats were united in their opposition to the Republican bill.       
-1 points by USA Today | Democratic Party Barack Obama George W. Bush Republican Party Joe Biden United States House of Representatives New Mexico Rahm Emanuel
As reform bid’s crash celebrated by Dems, GOP makes turn to taxes
An angry President Trump is pivoting to his tax-cutting plan after slamming Democrats for yesterday’s collapse of an Obamacare replacement bill, predicting the defeat will come back to haunt a giddy Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi when the nation’s health-care system collapses.“We’ll be going right now for tax reform, which we could have done earlier,” Trump said. “Remember this: We had no Democrat support. So now we’re going to go for tax reform, which I’ve always liked.”
-1 points by Boston Herald | Barack Obama Democratic Party George W. Bush President of the United States Bill Clinton Republican Party United States presidential election 2008 Joe Biden
White House defends GOP lawmaker's decision to brief Trump
WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday defended the House intelligence committee chairman’s extraordinary decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intelligence intercepts, even as Rep. Devin Nunes privately apologized to his congressional colleagues.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Joe Biden Barack Obama President of the United States Democratic Party Republican Party Vice President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Bill Clinton
Barack Obama emerges to defend 7-year-old health care law
Former President Barack Obama says there's nothing wrong with Obamacare that couldn't be fixed by President Trump doing a better job of managing the health care law. Emerging Thursday from his post-presidency cocoon, on the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and the very day that Mr. Trump was ...
131 points by The Washington Times | Democratic Party President of the United States Bill Clinton Barack Obama George W. Bush United States Senate Republican Party Joe Biden
Controversial Keystone XL pipeline set to be approved
The Trump administration is set to approve the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, reversing a key environmental decision of the Obama administration. The 1,700-mile pipeline would carry oil from Alberta tar sands in Canada to Houston-area refineries. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Barack Obama Global warming President of the United States Democratic Party ExxonMobil Bill Clinton Joe Biden United States presidential election 2008
Vote on Obamacare repeal bill is delayed amid Republican revolt
Vote on Obamacare repeal bill is delayed amid Republican revolt March 23, 2017, 5:21 p.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: House GOP leaders postponed a vote on their health plan until FridayWhite House acknowledges it doesn't yet have the votes to pass healthcare...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States United States Senate Democratic Party Donald Trump Joe Biden The Apprentice Bill Clinton Trump Tower
House sets do-or-die vote for AHCA Friday after Trump ultimatum
President Trump issued an ultimatum to House Republicans late Thursday -- get the American Health Care Act passed Friday, or the Affordable Care Act will stay.
-1 points by UPI | President of the United States Democratic Party Barack Obama Bill Clinton United States Senate Republican Party George W. Bush Joe Biden
Biden weighs in on Russia probe: ‘Need select committee!’
Former vice president wades into the political debate over Trump's wiretapping allegations.
-1 points by The Washington Post | Barack Obama Democratic Party United States presidential election 2008 President of the United States Joe Biden Republican Party United States United States Senate