HUD Senior Advisor Fired For Trump Criticism Prior To Election

Shermichael Singleton, a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development was fired for an article he wrote before the election that criticized then-candidate Donald Trump, according to CNN. “We allowed that hostile takeover to happen on our watch,” he wrote. “This individual recognized a moment of great disparity in the Republican base …Read More

Flint Mayor To Meet With Michigan Governor to Discuss Water Bill Credits

The mayor of Flint is planning to meet with Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday to discuss Michigan’s decision to withdraw some financial assistance that was originally offered to help the Flint and its residents cope with a man-made public health crisis caused by lead-contaminated tap water. The state announced three weeks ago that it will stop …Read More

Yale To Drop White Supremacist Name From Residential College

Amid backlash from students and faculty, Yale University has decided to change the name of a residential college that was named after John C. Calhoun.  Calhoun was a 19th-century politician who supported slavery. According to the Huffington Post, on Saturday the institution announced that it would rename the college after Grace Murray Hopper. “The …Read More

Betsy Devos Confirmed as Secretary of Education

Betsy Devos a wealthy Republican donor with almost no experience in public education, was confirmed by the Senate as the nation’s education secretary on Tuesday, but only with the help of a historic tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence after weeks of protests and two defections within her own party. The 51-to-50 vote …Read More