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A Democratic Federal Election Commission official who pushed to regulate the internet and has been absent from public meetings for months is resigning, according to an announcement.

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White House Fires Senior NSC Aide for Harsh Trump Criticism

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The White House on Friday fired a senior National Security Council aide after learning that he severely criticized President Donald Trump and his top aides, including daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, at an event in Washington, D.C.

CNN Tweets Out Mocking Video of Donald Trump

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CNN tweeted out a video on Thursday night mocking President Donald Trump, editing clips of his press briefing earlier that day to make him look like the conductor of a symphony.

Who Rules the United States?

President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Donald Trump was elected president last November by winning 306 electoral votes. He pledged to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C., to overturn the system of politics that had left the nation’s capital and major financial and tech centers flourishing but large swaths of the country mired in stagnation and decay. “What truly matters,” he said in his Inaugural Address, “is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.”

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Harry Jaffa, left, and Walter Berns, right

Straussians love to talk about their conversion stories, which typically involve revelations in undergraduate courses taught by disciples of Leo Strauss. “The class was on the Nicomachean Ethics,” begins the generic form of this story. “We didn’t get past Book I.” My introduction to Strauss was less revelatory.

University of Wisconsin Students Demand ‘Full and Free Access for All Black People’

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The student government at Wisconsin’s most prominent university has passed legislation calling for “free and full access” to the school for “all black people” as reparations for what it describes as “systemic denial” of minorities from the “white supremacist” institution.

Who Rules the United States?

President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Donald Trump was elected president last November by winning 306 electoral votes. He pledged to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C., to overturn the system of politics that had left the nation’s capital and major financial and tech centers flourishing but large swaths of the country mired in stagnation and decay. “What truly matters,” he said in his Inaugural Address, “is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.”

White House Fires Senior NSC Aide for Harsh Trump Criticism

Donald Trump

The White House on Friday fired a senior National Security Council aide after learning that he severely criticized President Donald Trump and his top aides, including daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, at an event in Washington, D.C.

American Teachers

Harry Jaffa, left, and Walter Berns, right

Straussians love to talk about their conversion stories, which typically involve revelations in undergraduate courses taught by disciples of Leo Strauss. “The class was on the Nicomachean Ethics,” begins the generic form of this story. “We didn’t get past Book I.” My introduction to Strauss was less revelatory.