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Fourth graders in Michigan banned from watching Trump inauguration speech

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  Free Speech, Issues, Michigan, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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A Michigan teacher has come under fire for refusing to allow his students to watch President-elect Donald Trump deliver his inauguration address to the nation during class.

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Amid Milwaukee politics, autopsy shows inmate died of natural causes

By   /  January 13, 2017  /  Accountability, Criminal Justice, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Sheriff David Clarke says, Dem politics have played ‘politics with the deceased.’

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How charter school stances could affect Boston mayoral race

By   /  January 13, 2017  /  Education Blog, Massachusetts, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Although two leading candidates for mayor of Boston opposed the unsuccessful effort to expand charter schools in Massachusetts, the way they expressed their opposition to Question 2 could play a role in how voters choose between them. City Councilor Tito Jackson, who announced his candidacy Thursday, “was the backbone of the cause,” anti-charter parent Kristin Johnson told the […]

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Paxton prosecutors’ bill hits $575,000

By   /  January 13, 2017  /  Accountability, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Texas  /  No Comments

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The court-appointed prosecutors in the Ken Paxton case have submitted new invoices that bring their compensation to date to $575,105.99.
The new batch of invoices from Kent Schaffer, Brian Wice, and Nicole DeBorde covers the last year, with a total of $205,191.24 in new billing.

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Joe Doe lawsuit seeks to answer whether prosecutors have boundless immunity

By   /  January 6, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, First Amendment, Free Speech, Judiciary, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Under the prosecutor’s theory, you can rape, pillage and loot because you have judicial supervision,” Rivkin said

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New Hoosier governor wants appointed education chief

By   /  January 6, 2017  /  Education Blog, Indiana, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Indiana’s incoming governor says he wants to convert the state’s elected superintendent of public instruction into an appointed position. “This is not about the person, me or the superintendent,” Gov. Elect Eric Holcomb said. “This is about the position and how it can be aligned (with the governor’s office) and work truly together.” Like Holcomb, […]

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