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Majority of students reject Yale alumni in Trump’s cabinet

Washington has long been populated by Yalies, and President Donald Trump’s Washington will be no different. Trump has nominated three Yale alumni — ex-neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson ’73, retired Goldman Sachs executive Steve Mnuchin ’85 and former investor and banker Wilbur Ross ’59 — to serve in his cabinet. But the majority of Yale students view these cabinet picks unfavorably, according to a News survey released in January.

Seven hundred and forty-three students responded to the survey, and the results were not adjusted for bias.

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Ivanka Trump And Chelsea Clinton Close Friends. Did They Survive The Election?

Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton have been friends for years, keeping on with regular communication. Their lives have a great deal in common, so their companionship doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Ivanka and Chelsea have both established themselves as authoritative women who follow in the footsteps of prominent parents. Even outside of their parent’s shadows, they are strong, eloquent, and successful, spending the better part of their lives in the eyes of the public.

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‘Shame on you’: Republicans face crowds angry over Obamacare repeal

Angry voters confronted Republican lawmakers at town halls in California and Florida this weekend, fearful that the party’s promise to repeal former president Obama’s healthcare law will leave them without a comprehensive alternative.

In California on Saturday, congressman Tom McClintock had to be escorted by police, having faced tough questions about healthcare, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – referred to pejoratively by Republicans as Obamacare – and President Trump’s agenda. Protesters followed him, shouting: “Shame on you!”

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Democrats aim to make Steve Bannon a scarier Karl Rove

Democrats spent years turning George W. Bush strategist Karl Rove into a boogeyman whose mere mention sent liberals’ blood boiling. Now, members of Congress are doing the same to top Trump hand Steve Bannon — but in much darker terms.

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Donald Trump Says Barack Obama Played More Golf Than Tiger Woods This Year

Speaking at a rally on Monday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the real estate mogul and golf course developer said the second-term president plays more golf than a PGA Tour pro.

“It was reported today he played 250 rounds of golf and he’s going to be in Hawaii, I think did they say for three weeks?” Trump said. “Two hundred and fifty rounds, that’s more than a guy who plays in the PGA Tour plays. He played more golf last year than Tiger Woods. We don’t have time for this. We have to work.”

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Apple, Google, 95 other U.S. companies file in opposition to Trump’s immigration ban

Filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in support of a lawsuit from Minnesota and Washington states, the brief boasts signatories mainly from the tech realm, including the likes of Facebook, eBay, Microsoft, Netflix, Intel, Twitter and Uber, Reuters reports. Consumer goods companies like Levi Strauss and Chobani also backed the filing.

Notably absent from the list are Amazon, HP, Oracle and Yahoo, though Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos are already backing the originating lawsuit lodged by Washington state’s attorney general. The suit, which on Friday resulted in a temporary restraining order against Trump’s ban, survived an attempted emergency stay initiated by the Department of Justice over the weekend.

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Vice President Pence: White House ‘evaluating’ President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal

The Trump administration put Iran “on notice” last week, but Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday that the White House right now is evaluating whether to keep in place the nuclear deal with Tehran that President Trump said he’d shred if elected.

In an interview with ABC News that aired Sunday, the vice president said no decisions have been made as to whether the U.S. will honor the agreement made between the Obama administration, Iran and other world powers. The deal aims to halt Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.

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‘I Didn’t Ask You What President Obama Did’: MSNBC’s Alex Witt Battles Sarah Isgur Flores Session Spokeswoman

In an interview with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores, MSNBC anchor Alex Witt attempted to keep Flores focused on the topic at hand rather than used Witt’s questions as a way to attack Democrats and the former president. The results varied.

At the beginning of the conversation, Witt asked Flores if it was right for President Donald Trump to call a federal judge a “so-called judge,” and Flores immediately used that opportunity to take a shot at Barack Obama.

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Tomi Lahren slammed as ‘f—ing crazy’ on ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’

Tomi Lahren was slammed as “f—ing crazy” during her appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher” on Friday for saying that she believes white Americans are discriminated against because of their race.

“Two-thirds of Republicans agree that discrimination against whites has become as big a problem as discrimination against minorities,” Maher said. “Do you agree with that?”

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U.S. wrestlers can compete in World Cup after host Iran relents

As the U.S. courts try to sort out President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, Iran has switched course and decided to allow American wrestlers to compete in a high-profile international tournament this month.

The World Cup takes place Feb. 16-17 in Kermanshah, Iran, and Friday the country decided to bar the United States from competing, a direct response to Trump’s executive order that temporarily banned citizens from Iran and six other Muslim-majority countries as well as refugees worldwide from entering the United States.

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Corporate Bullying has Arrived

NEW YORK (AP) — Nordstrom says it will stop selling Ivanka Trump clothing and accessories, creating some questions about the future of the brand elsewhere.

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