Topic: Donald Trump

University groups react to release of Mueller report

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University groups react to release of Mueller report

April 19, 2019 0 comments

Once Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report was released with redactions to the public Thursday, everyone from Capitol Hill to College Hill began sifting through the 448-page document, ready to respond to its revelations.

Trump issues executive order to protect campus free speech

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Trump issues executive order to protect campus free speech

March 22, 2019 0 comments

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday afternoon designed to protect “free inquiry” on college campuses, which supporters have called a victory for free speech and opponents have criticized for government overreach.

Miller ’19: Free freedom of speech

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Miller ’19: Free freedom of speech

March 20, 2019 0 comments

On March 2, President Donald Trump announced his plan to issue an executive order in favor of free speech at public and private universities. Speaking before the Conservative Political Action conference, Trump outlined his proposal, which would also withhold federal aid to schools that do not comply.

Grundy ’20: Transgender military ban is unnecessary and bigoted

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Grundy ’20: Transgender military ban is unnecessary and bigoted

February 4, 2019 0 comments

Last month in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration’s ban on the participation of most transgender individuals in the military to take effect — another unfortunate and harsh blow to transgender people in the United States.

Protesters gathered at the R.I. State House yesterday to denounce the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, a move they believe puts Robert Mueller’s investigation in jeopardy.

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Protesters call for Senate to protect Mueller probe

November 9, 2018 0 comments

Community members surrounded the R.I. State House late Thursday afternoon to denounce President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.

Miller ’19: If I put my fingers in my ears, will dissent disappear?

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Miller ’19: If I put my fingers in my ears, will dissent disappear?

September 25, 2018 0 comments

What do the firing of a former Secretary of State, the hiring of an FBI director, the possibility of an onset of nuclear war with North Korea and the conspiracy against a Russian leaker have in common?

The resistance repeats

The resistance repeats

May 25, 2018 0 comments

The votes were in, and the result was outrage. The newly elected Republican administration left many students fearing the nation’s future.

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Morelion ’20: Rhode Island must protect reproductive rights

April 20, 2018 0 comments

Reproductive rights, as usual, are under attack. Conservative activists have intensified their efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade and strip away access to abortion through legislation at the state level, both in Rhode Island and across the rest of the nation.

Tom Perez ’83, former secretary of labor, and Gina McCarthy, former director of the Environmental Protection Agency, said they are encouraged by seeing American citizens passionately participate in democracy.

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Former cabinet secretaries express hope despite Trump actions

April 13, 2018 0 comments

Pessimism was not in the room when former cabinet members Tom Perez ’83, senior fellow in international and public affairs, and Gina McCarthy, former director of the environmental protection agency, discussed their work and the Trump administration on Thursday.

Schiff, ranking member of the House intelligence committee, countered Republican opinions regarding Russia’s influence in the 2016 election.

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Schiff talks Russian campaign interference

April 10, 2018 0 comments

The greatest threat currently facing the United States’ democracy comes from within, said U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA, during a Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy lecture Monday.