Archive for April 3rd, 2017

What You Need to Know About the Senate Filibuster

Monday, April 3rd, 2017:

Would that be unprecedented? No. It would be an expansion of a precedent set by Democrats in 2013, when they had a Senate majority and used the nuclear option to eliminate some other types of filibusters. Both parties have been engaged in a tit-for-tat escalation of partisan warfare over judgeships for a generation, from the Senate’s defeat of President Ronald Reagan’s nomination of Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court in 1987 through its refusal to take up President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland last year. Continue reading the main story As part of that story, back […] Read More →

Anaheim kids have live video chat with astronauts on the International Space Station

Monday, April 3rd, 2017:

ANAHEIM “Betsy Ross, you guys hear us from the space station?” “Yes!” Some 150 students, in the auditorium of Betsy Ross Elementary School, had the chance on Monday to chat with astronauts living aboard the International Space Station. Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson spent 20 minutes answering questions from students, who have been preparing for months for the “Skype from Space” event by doing space-related research and projects. Fourth-grader Tavion Mills got the ball rolling: “I know that there are many terrifying things in space like darkness and no oxygen. What is the scariest thing […] Read More →

2018 Winter Olympics: NHL won’t participate in Pyeongchang Games

Monday, April 3rd, 2017:

The National Hockey League announced Monday that it would not participate in next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. In a statement, the NHL said “the overwhelming majority” of the league’s 30 clubs were “adamantly opposed” to a 16-day break that would have allowed the NHL’s best players to represent their country in the Olympics.  The league said no meaningful dialogue had materialized in talks with the NHLPA, International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Even after the IIHF had agreed to pay for players’ travel and insurance costs when the IOC refused, the NHL had […] Read More →

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