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Jeff Sessions' Attack on the Media Is Worse Than You Think - POLITICO Magazine
"By saying “I’m here to talk about leaks to the media,” and then talking about all sorts of other unlawful activities tied to classified information, Sessions has adroitly preyed on a logical fallacy we’ll call “false implication,” which is based on humans’ basic tendency to want to see patterns even where none exist."
psychology  language  media  leaks  jeff_sessions  politics 
august 2017 by niksilver
The Conservative Force Behind Speeches Roiling College Campuses - The New York Times
But the propelling force behind the event — and a number of recent heat-seeking speeches on college campuses — was a national conservative group that is well funded, highly organized and on a mission, in its words, to “restore sanity at your school.”

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Mr. Spencer at the University at Buffalo. The Young America’s Foundation paid his $2,000 fee. Credit Brendan Bannon for The New York Times
The group, the Young America’s Foundation, had paid Mr. Spencer’s $2,000 fee, trained the student leader who organized the event and provided literature for distribution. Other than the possibility of outside interference, little had been left to chance.

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The speeches are a part of the group’s mission of grooming future conservative leaders — Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Stephen Miller, a White House adviser, are among its alumni — and its long list of donors has included the television game show host Pat Sajak, the novelist Tom Clancy, the billionaire brothers David H. and Charles G. Koch, and the Amway billionaires Richard and Helen Devos, who gave $10 million to endow the Reagan Ranch near Santa Barbara, Calif., which the foundation runs as a preserve. (Their daughter-in-law, Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education, is not a donor, the group says.)
free  speech  college  conservative  conspiracy  Koch  DeVos  Jeff_Sessions 
may 2017 by Quercki
Sen. Kamala Harris: 'There's nothing about any of this that is normal' - CNNPolitics.com
"There's nothing about any of this that is normal," the freshman Democrat said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
Harris said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's memo did not provide a real case for President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey.
"If someone gave me that memo as a basis for firing the chief investigator of a case, I would say send it back and start again," Harris said.
Rod Rosenstein: Trump's unlikely hatchet man
She said an effective memo would have to have more substance as well as cite case law and Department of Justice regulations.
As for Rosenstein's boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Harris repeated her call that he should step down.
Kamala_Harris  Trump  Russia  Jeff_Sessions  healthcare  video 
may 2017 by Quercki

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