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Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Is A Disciple Of Scalia’s ‘Originalist’ Crusade


The late Justice Antonin Scalia may not have been the original originalist, but he popularized what once had been a fringe legal doctrine.

Violent protests by visiting mob lead Berkeley to cancel speech by Milo Yiannopoulos

Inside Higher Ed

California campus is latest to be inflamed by protests — reportedly fueled by visiting mob from off the campus — over appearances by the Breitbart writer and provocateur.

Inmates demanding education, protesting Trump still holding hostages at Delaware prison

Washington Post

Inmates at the largest state prison for men in Delaware took four corrections department workers and fellow prisoners hostage Wednesday in a stand-off with authorities that had yet to be resolved more than 18 hours later on Thursday morning, forcing …

The Latest: Charter school backer seeks rejection of DeVos

Washington Post

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the nomination of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education (all times local):. 5:50 a.m.. Billionaire philanthropist and public education backer Eli Broad is urging senators to vote against President Donald Trump’s pick for …

Byron York: Dems Escalate Anti-Trump Offensive After Neil Gorsuch Announcement

Fox News

From Washington State to Washington DC, Democrats across the country are stepping up what some call “The Resistance” to President Trump, moving across political, legal, bureaucratic, legislative, and civil disobedience fronts to frustrate the newly …

Groundhog Day is one big party — here’s what it’s like to experience in person

Business Insider

Although most people hear of the infamous groundhog Phil’s weather prediction via a quick blurb in their morning news on February 2, the event is a very real pilgrimage to Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where tens of thousands gather to …

Trump holds ‘little breakfast’ to kick off Black History Month


Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump met Wednesday with several African-American leaders for a listening session to kick off Black History Month.

Melania Trump hires Bush vet as chief of staff

Washington Post

First lady Melania Trump might be staying mostly out of sight – but she’s increasing her presence in Washington with a high-level staff hire and is working to fill out her team.

Judge orders halt to Trump’s ban for immigrant visa holders

Fox News

A federal judge in Los Angeles has ordered the U.S. government to allow people holding immigrant visas from seven majority-Muslim nations into the United States despite President Trump’s executive order banning them.

Man accused of killing Colorado transit officer reportedly self-described ‘radical Muslim’

Fox News

Investigators in Colorado said Wednesday the murder of a transit officer was a targeted attack. Sources told Fox 31 Denver that Joshua Cummings, who is accused of killing Scott Van Lanken in front of two women, describes himself as a “radical Muslim.

Jenna Bush’s Message About Acceptance Echoes A Powerful Speech You May Have Forgotten


Former president George W. Bush’s daughters, Jenna and Barbara, have publicly supported former president Barack Obama’s daughters during their transition out of the White House.

Former AG Alberto Gonzales: Trump immigration order rollout ‘botched’


Alberto Gonzales offers the new president some advice from his time in the White House. Kirk A. Bado. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Missing bobcat Ollie found on National Zoo property

Washington Post

After a 2 1/2- day fling in the outside world, Ollie the bobcat returned to the National Zoo late Wednesday afternoon. She had a cut on her left front paw and enough of life away from home, the zoo said.

GOP House votes to reject Obama administration stream protection rule


Washington (CNN) The Republican-led Congress took its first steps Wednesday to roll back environmental, financial disclosure and energy regulations put in place by the Obama administration.

WHISNANT: Paul Ryan is just as dangerous as Trump

University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

With the fallout from the Muslim ban, the nation has begun to grapple with the consequences of empowering a right-wing extremist to a position of unimaginable power.

Transgender mayor finds ‘overwhelming’ support in Texas town

Washington Post

NEW HOPE, Texas – The mayor of a small North Texas town says residents there have shown “overwhelming support” after she came out as a transgender woman at this week’s council meeting.

Wife of Orlando Nightclub Shooter Knew He Was Going to Commit Attack: Prosecutor


A federal judge in California on Wednesday ordered a mental exam for the wife of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, and a prosecutor said she was asked by her husband which would inspire more outrage – an attack on a nightclub or an attack on a …

White House tweaks Trump’s travel ban to exempt green card holders


President Donald Trump’s administration is reinterpreting its travel ban for residents of certain countries to now exempt legal permanent residents of the United States.

President Trump named in 50 lawsuits since taking office

New York Daily News

President Trump has been sued dozens of times during his first days in the White House for a wide array of reasons, from his alleged unethical business interests to his controversial travel ban on seven Muslim countries.

Trump Pushes Dark View of Islam to Center of US Policy-Making

New York Times

President Trump on the phone last weekend with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia. With the president in the Oval Office were his national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, center, and his top strategist, Stephen K. Bannon.

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