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A.S. President Says Certain UCSB Policies Hurt ‘Student Autonomy’

“Both of these events may be jeopardized in the future with certain new policies, Mohanti, a fourth year statistics major, told The Bottom Line” writes Shomik Mukherjee Has for ucsb.edu. Administration began rapidly enforcing policies during the specific months when both he and his predecessor, Austin Hechler, took office, Le said.As long as they comply with university policies — for instance, student fees can’t be spent on alcohol — the organizations typically have full authority over what they want to purchase. Source: ucsb.edu Share This:

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Government Officials in Sweden Settle a Debt With Bitcoin

“In Sweden, two Enforcement Authority officials settled a debt by using Bitcoin” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. Now that members of the local Enforcement Authority settled a debt with cryptocurrency, things will get a lot more interesting in the country.That is a good sign for the future of Bitcoin, although nothing has been officially confirmed at this point.This is a rather surprising turn of events, even though Sweden keeps an open mind toward cryptocurrency in general. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Cramer explains how Sports Authority’s bankruptcy cast a shadow on athletic retail

“In short, the Sports Authority bankruptcy brought lasting damage to the brick-and-mortar vein of sporting goods retail, the “Mad Money” host said” writes Elizabeth Gurdus for cnbc.com. Since Sports Authority went bankrupt in 2016, CNBC’s Jim Cramer has watched the sports retail and athletic wear cohort endure widespread weakness.Cramer argued that Sports Authority’s demise, which began with a leveraged buyout and ended with a botched restructuring program and crushing debt, cast a visible shadow on the sports retail industry.”In retrospect, the bankruptcy of Sports Authority was a watershed moment for…

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Government wants foreign surveillance authority renewed

“No bill to reauthorize the surveillance authority has been introduced in the House” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. More than 10 senior officials with the CIA, National Security Agency, FBI, Justice Department and national intelligence director’s office made their case to news reporters for why Congress should reauthorize a highly contentious section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.Ron Wyden of Oregon, a Democratic champion of privacy rights, has asked intelligence officials to determine how many U.S. citizens’ communications have been collected. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Jose expected to impact ferry service Tuesday, Wednesday

“Forecasters expect Hurricane Jose to bring tropical storm conditions to the coast of Southern New England on Tuesday and Wednesday, which has the Steamship Authority warning that ferry service to the islands is likely to be disrupted” reports thebostonchannel.com. Hy-Line Cruises’ website also indicates that travel disruptions are possible due to the forecast.By Tuesday evening, wind gusts are forecast to approach tropical storm force.Nantucket could see 4.8 inches of rainfall, while parts of the Cape could get 3 inches. “Based on the most recent forecasts from the National Weather Service,…

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Christie Todd Whitman is a green-energy profiteer. Why does the New York Times treat her like a disinterested authority?

“This doesn’t disqualify Whitman’s argument, and it doesn’t actually argue against the regulation of GHGs” writes Timothy P for washingtonexaminer.com. Whitman Strategy Group helps corporations “navigate through the maze of ever-changing laws and regulations, governmental red tape and business bureaucracies.”.  Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Rand Paul’s risky attempt to repeal authorization for military action against al Qaeda

“I also disagree with Paul’s limited assessment of the existing authorization of military force against al Qaeda” writes Tom Rogan for washingtonexaminer.com. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to repeal the congressional authorizations that sent United States forces into action against al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein in Iraq.Correspondingly, it makes sense to me that we have a specific and updated authorization of military force against named organizations including ISIS, al Qaeda, and their affiliated organizations.Seeing as al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks, I believe the president has authority to attack…

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Senate rejects bipartisan push for new US war authorization

“White House legislative director Marc Short said Tuesday that the Trump administration has adequate legal authority to combat terrorist groups and did not support a new war authorization” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. A separate authorization for the war in Iraq approved by Congress in 2002 also remains in force.Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Relations Committee, said he agreed that the White House has proper authority, but said his committee intends to take up legislation for a new war authority soon.Voting to rescind existing war authorities without a…

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The rogue federal agency that aims to reign but needs to be reined in

“All of this power resides in one person: CFPB Director Richard Cordray, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama” writes Mike Hunter for washingtonexaminer.com. Specifically, the CFPB recently claimed the authority to engage in invasive investigations of lending programs run by Indian tribes, as well as those run by states.The arrogance that necessarily follows such an accumulation of power is on full display in the Cordray-led CFPB. As Sens. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Mitie investigated by Financial Conduct Authority over timing of profit warning 

“UK outsourcing group Mitie has revealed it is under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) over the timing and content of a profit warning last year” writes Rhiannon Bury for telegraph.co.uk. The company said on Tuesday morning that the FCA has commenced an investigation into a profit warning on September 19, 2016, when it said that “significant economic pressures” would cause first-half sales and profits to fall. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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