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The Campus Free Speech Wars Are Dramatically Changing What It Means To Be A College Republican

The Campus Free Speech Wars Are Dramatically Changing What It Means To Be A College Republican

A new generation of Republicans is being raised on the terms of a debate set by Milo Yiannopoulos.Here’s how it’s happened the last few years: Some campus group, often a College Republican organization, will invite the right-wing provocateur — known by his first name and for his racist stunts and social media trolling — to campus. Offended classmates will plan protests. Wary administrators, citing security concerns, will roll out the red tape. And Milo will become a rallying cause for young conservatives eager to paint their liberal counterparts as free-speech hypocrites.The popularity of Milo and others like him in this regard is the manifestation of years of frustration uncorked by students almost always in the minority among their peers. Their rebellion coincides with a natio
The Authors Of The Senate Republican Health Care Bill Are Getting Ratio’d Like Crazy On Twitter

The Authors Of The Senate Republican Health Care Bill Are Getting Ratio’d Like Crazy On Twitter

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, authors of the latest GOP health care bill that appears headed for defeat, aren’t winning any friends on Twitter.The two are generating epically negative “ratios” in response to their recent tweets — and while it’s not exactly a scientific definition, “the ratio” is a good indicator of whether Twitter users are into a tweet or not. If a tweet has more retweets than replies, chances are its author said something people agree with or find interesting enough to share. If a tweet has far more replies than retweets — meaning lots of people felt compelled to say something to its author as opposed to simply pass their thoughts along — chances are the person behind the tweet angered the Twitterverse.Cassidy this week posted the worst rat
Leading Republican Senator Demands To Know If The DEA Lies To Congress

Leading Republican Senator Demands To Know If The DEA Lies To Congress

A top Republican senator has demanded that the Drug Enforcement Administration respond to allegations that agents exaggerated their record of drug seizures “in order to obtain funding from Congress.”Sen. Chuck Grassley, who chairs the powerful committee that oversees the DEA and Department of Justice, raised the issue in a letter sent last week to Chuck Rosenberg, the DEA’s acting administrator, and to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. It cites a BuzzFeed News report from earlier this month, about a DEA agent stationed in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who asked his girlfriend, Larissa Carvalho, to translate sensitive DEA memos. After she ended the relationship with him, the agent, Scott Nickerson, stalked and harassed Carvalho and her friends and relatives, BuzzFeed News repo
Hundreds Of Angry Residents Take On Republican Congressman Over Health Care

Hundreds Of Angry Residents Take On Republican Congressman Over Health Care

WILLINGBORO, N.J. — Last month, Republican congressman Tom MacArthur became a major power player in health care. On Wednesday, he was rewarded with five hours of heckles, shouts, insults, and a brief song calling for his election defeat during a tense town hall meeting in his New Jersey district.MacArthur faced off against an overwhelmingly angry crowd of 300 people in Willingboro a week after House Republicans passed their Obamacare repeal and replacement bill thanks to his amendment. A further 500 here were stuck waiting in line outside. Many others ignored the line and just came to protest.“I actually voted for him, even though I’m a registered Democrat,” said resident Anne Lyon. “And after I voted for him he has betrayed us.”
How Two “Safe” Republican Seats Turned Into The First Big Tests Of Trump’s Republican Party

How Two “Safe” Republican Seats Turned Into The First Big Tests Of Trump’s Republican Party

WICHITA, Kansas — “Today, the eyes of the whole country are on Kansas.”Take it from Ted Cruz, who was here to rally a crowd gathered in a private airplane hangar here on a windy Monday in an unexpected, last-ditch drive to save one of the safest Republican seats in America from the surge in Democratic activism that has followed Donald Trump’s election to president.The special election in Kansas’ 4th District Tuesday will fill the seat left empty when President Donald Trump appointed former Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA. Cruz had flown out here for an afternoon to help get out the vote for the Republican candidate, state treasurer Ron Estes.“This election, the special election tomorrow, makes a difference not just for Kansas,” Cruz intoned, “but for the whole country