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This Middle School Is Helping Students Earn College Credits

EdSource | Rebecca Klein | February 5, 2016 | Politics
This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. The students giggle, squirm and whisper to each other as their instructor gets ready to begin. It’s the start of a typical middle school class except for one...

Chris Christie Will Charm The Hell Out Of Nancy Pelosi As President

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | February 5, 2016 | Politics
Stratham, N.H. -- Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) on Friday pledged to be a charmer of a president, dispensing airplane rides and chocolate gifts to recalcitrant Democrats in order to win their votes. “Nancy Pelosi would be on Air Force One every time she turns around,” Christie said of...

Is Donald Trump Too Lazy To Be President?

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | February 5, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump makes big promises. But how he describes the means by which he'll fulfill them? Well, that's even more outlandish. Basically, it boils down to: Step One: Trump hates something.Step Two: ???????Step Three: "Winning." That's essentially the model...

These Are The Tools That Actually Teach Babies How To Talk

EdSource | Rebecca Klein | February 5, 2016 | Parents
This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. If parents want to help their babies learn to talk, they need to ditch the chattering electronic toys and bring back the books and blocks. That’s the...

Real Bernie Sanders Will Meet Fake Bernie Sanders On Saturday Night Live

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | February 5, 2016 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will make a cameo on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, per the Washington Post. As if that isn't delightful enough, Saturday's show is being hosted by actor Larry David -- who so convincingly plays the Vermont senator in...

Phoenix City Council Votes To End Prayer Rather Than Let Satanists Lead It

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | February 5, 2016 | Politics
For decades, the Phoenix City Council has begun each meeting with an opening prayer. While those invocations were typically Christian, the tradition was technically multi-denominational, with Jews, Muslims and Sikhs, among others, participating in the past. But when two members of the Satanic Temple, a group of nontheists...

These Governors Are Betting On The Super Bowl, But For A Good Cause

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | February 5, 2016 | Sports
The only sure bet for Super Bowl 50 is that charities in Colorado or North Carolina will win big, thanks to friendly wagers placed by the states' governors. Should the Panthers win, Colorado Gov. John...

Texas Judge's 'Faith In God' Is Why He Refuses To Perform Same-Sex Weddings

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | February 5, 2016 | Queer Voices
Here we go again! A Texas judge announced on Facebook Wednesday that he would not perform same-sex marriages due to his "faith in God," despite the obvious reality that marriage equality is now the law of the land. According to The New Civil Rights Movement, the Republican...

New Hampshire Was Practically Made For Bernie And Trump

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | February 5, 2016 | Politics
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The next pivotal point in American politics is custom-built for protest candidates. That, as much as anything, explains why Sen. Bernie Sanders and scaremongering billionaire Donald Trump are leading in New Hampshire primary polls by wide margins. At the same time, the biggest risk for...

Jeb Bush Seeks To Escape The Jaws Of Humiliation In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | Scott Conroy | February 5, 2016 | Politics
LACONIA, N.H. -- A New Hampshire-style barbecue featuring an array of Dunkin Donuts Munchkins and a Box O’ Joe rested untouched on a folding table next to the subdued primary voters seated in neat rows.  Most in the crowd of a couple hundred were of the gray-haired persuasion, and...

Polls Show Marco Rubio Gaining On Donald Trump In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | February 5, 2016 | Politics
After securing a third-place finish in the Iowa caucus on Monday, Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is enjoying some momentum in New Hampshire primary polls. A Boston Globe/Suffolk University poll released on Friday finds Rubio trailing current front-runner Donald Trump by 10...

Tinder Swipes Left On Bernie Sanders Supporters

Reuters | Sam Levine | February 5, 2016 | Politics
(Reuters) - Stumping for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Tinder is getting some women banned from the online dating app after sending campaign messages to prospective matches. Two women - one from Iowa and the...

Obama Says U.S. 'Should Be Proud' Of Economic Progress

Reuters | Sam Levine | February 5, 2016 | Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said the latest jobs report showing the unemployment rate at an eight-year low of 4.9 percent was a testament to the strength of the American economy. "We should be proud of the progress we've made," Obama told reporters in the White House...

Mexico's Leaked 'El Chapo' Texts Reveal Huge Problems With Its Legal System

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | February 5, 2016 | World
Since recapturing fugitive drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera last month, Mexican authorities have been eager to prolong the drama. They released footage of the operation, as well as surveillance video showing the moment that Guzmán hijacked a car in order to escape....

At Least Jeb Bush's Brother Endorsed Him For President

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz Satlin | February 5, 2016 | Politics
It's been a rough week for Jeb Bush, who lost Monday's Iowa caucus after spending millions of donors' dollars there, and who has fallen behind in support among the GOP establishment. But at least he can take solace in having locked down a ringing formal endorsement from his brother former president George W. Bush. "The first job of the president is to protect America. Our next president must be prepared to lead," the former president said in a video message. "Jeb Bush is a leader who will keep our country safe." Candidate Bush hasn't exactly shied away from his family name, but his brother hasn't often appeared with him on the campaign trial, either. That's all changing soon, though, as George and other members of the Bush clan plan to join Jeb! in South Carolina, a state the older brother won twice. Jeb has also won the support of his mother, who once said that "we've had enough Bushes" in the White...

Michigan GOP Whitewashes Rick Snyder's Role In Flint Water Crisis

Arthur Delaney | February 5, 2016 | Politics
The Michigan Republican party would like you to know that Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has been busy trying to heal the city of Flint while the malevolent Obama administration has only stood in the way. That's the message of an infographic the state party started putting out...

Ben Carson Defends Flying Home From Iowa On Caucus Night For Clean Clothes

Christina Wilkie | February 5, 2016 | Politics
Ben Carson on Friday defended his decision to leave Iowa on the night of its caucus and fly to Florida to get clean clothes. "I had been on the road for almost three weeks, and I wanted to get a fresh change of clothes. Is that a crime?" Carson said during an appearance on ABC's "The View." He said he also wanted to see his wife, Candy Carson. "I never get to see her. Is it a crime for us to be able to go home and spend a night together in our own home?" When the hosts asked Carson why he didn't just buy new clothes in Iowa, he scoffed. "That's not the way I grew up," he said. "I grew up to preserve what I have. I don't just throw something in the garbage and buy a new suit." At the end of his interview, host Joy Behar gave Carson a fresh shirt, “so you don’t go crazy looking for clothes." Carson also used the airtime to criticize Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), whose staff circulated an email during the caucus suggesting that Carson was leaving the campaign trail for good. "That was a very unethical thing to do ... and it would have taken them seconds to verify whether that was true or not, so obviously someone wanted to take advantage of the situation," Carson said. Cruz, who won the caucus, has since apologized for the actions of his staff, but the email may have cost Carson precious caucus-goers at a critical moment. And given Carson's popularity with conservative Christians, those supporters might have backed Cruz instead. Billionaire Donald Trump, who came in second, has threatened to file a lawsuit over the results. Rumors of Carson's campaign imploding have been circulating for some time. The Washington Post reported on Thursday that more than 50 staffers were being let go and salaries for remaining campaign staff were being "significantly reduced." Three of Carson's top aides defected at the end of...

Hillary Clinton's Governing Vision Receives Affirmation... From Bernie Sanders

Jason Linkins | February 5, 2016 | Politics
One of the hotter debates happening in the Democratic nominating contest is really a dispute about governing style. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has argued that she's best-suited to be president at a time when the legislature is under control of the GOP because she's an operator, a...

GOP Voters Are Ready To See Most Of Their Candidates Drop Out

Ariel Edwards-Levy | February 5, 2016 | Politics
The first months of 2016 have already claimed the presidential campaigns of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R). But Republican voters would be fine with seeing the field get even smaller, according to

Bernie Sanders Lays Into Republicans For Hypocrisy On Family Values

Amanda Terkel | February 5, 2016 | Politics
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) went after the Republican presidential candidates Friday for their hypocrisy on the issue of "family values," specifically criticizing their positions on abortion and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. "When...
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