Meet the 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos – Vox

Meet the 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos – Vox http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/2/24/14715774/milo-yiannopoulos-cpac-pedophile-video-canada This is the real story of how the video that took down Milo surfaced. Feb 24, 2017, 4:00pm EST Drew Angerer/Getty Images The story of Milo Yiannopoulos’s fall from conservative grace ended when a conservative blog posted video footage of him making […] more…

Economists Have Been Demoted in Washington. That’s a Bad Idea. – NYTimes.com

Economists Have Been Demoted in Washington. That’s a Bad Idea. – NYTimes.com https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/upshot/economists-have-been-demoted-in-washington-thats-a-bad-idea.html February 24, 2017 Economic View By SENDHIL MULLAINATHAN Academic economists have received a demotion. The Trump administration has been filling out its cabinet and, unlike in the Obama administration, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers will not be part of […] more…

White House Bars Times and Other News Outlets From Briefing – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/us/politics/white-house-sean-spicer-briefing.html?utm_source=WTF+Just+Happened+Today%3F&utm_campaign=969d326a6c-Day_35_Rejected_copy_01_2_23_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9813b73b1a-969d326a6c-158495133&_r=1 By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM•FEB. 24, 2017 Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, during a briefing on Thursday. Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — Journalists from The New York Times and several other news organizations were prohibited from attending a briefing by President Trump’s press secretary on Friday, a highly unusual breach of […] more…

Racism – and politics – in SF Redevelopment history – 48 hills

http://48hills.org/2017/02/22/racism-politics-redevelopment/ The history of the Western Addition is complicated — and has lessons for today February 22, 2017 Bad history — even when well-intended — gives me a headache, because it so often misses and conceals far more important truths. To wit, in a recent column David Talbot neatly summed up the conventional-wisdom Legend of […] more…

Bannon vows a daily fight for ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’

By Philip Rucker, Robert Costa February 23, 2017 at 9:28 PM White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 23. Bannon said the media is “adamantly opposed to” the president’s agenda. (The Washington Post)  The reclusive mastermind behind President Trump’s nationalist ideology […] more…

Arms control groups slam Trump’s ‘alternative facts’ on nukes | TheHill

Arms control groups slam Trump’s ‘alternative facts’ on nukes | TheHill http://thehill.com/policy/defense/320927-arms-control-groups-slam-trumps-alternative-facts-on-nukes?amp February 23, 2017 – 05:54 PM EST Getty Images By Rebecca Kheel Nuclear nonproliferation groups are sounding the alarm after President Trump in an interview Thursday said he thinks an arms control treaty with Russia is a "bad deal" and that the United […] more…

Obamacare, Affordable Care Act Pew poll shows highest popularity ever

Obamacare, Affordable Care Act Pew poll shows highest popularity ever https://amp.businessinsider.com/obamacare-affordable-care-act-pew-poll-shows-highest-popularity-ever-2017-2 Bob Bryan Feb 23, 2017, 6:30 PM ET White House photo/Pete Souza Former President Barack Obama Americans are learning to love the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. As the law faces possible repeal and replacement by Republicans, a new poll from the […] more…

Justice Department will again use private prisons

Justice Department will again use private prisons https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/national-security/justice-department-will-again-use-private-prisons/2017/02/23/da395d02-fa0e-11e6-be05-1a3817ac21a5_story.html By Matt Zapotosky • February 23, 2017 at 7:04 PM National Security This June 15, 2010, photo shows the Idaho Correctional Center, operated by Corrections Corporation of America (now CoreCivic). Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled his support for the federal government’s use of private prisons, rescinding […] more…

Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a ‘logistical nightmare’ — at taxpayer expense – The Washington Post

Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a ‘logistical nightmare’ — at taxpayer expense – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-familys-elaborate-lifestyle-a-logistical-nightmare–at-taxpayer-expense/2017/02/16/763cce8e-f2ce-11e6-a9b0-ecee7ce475fc_story.html?utm_term=.a8f0341a55ed On Friday, President Trump and his entourage will jet for the third straight weekend to a working getaway at his oceanfront Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. On Saturday, Trump’s sons Eric and Don Jr., with their Secret […] more…

GOP May Trim 10 Essential Health Insurance Benefits : Shots – Health News : NPR

GOP May Trim 10 Essential Health Insurance Benefits : Shots – Health News : NPR http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/02/22/516465156/gop-seeks-reduction-in-health-law-s-10-essential-benefits?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app   Seema Verma, who is President Trump’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has said that maternity benefits should be optional. Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images As Republicans look at ways to replace or repair […] more…
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