Trump threatens to pull U.C. Berkeley funding after protests against Milo Yiannopoulos turn violent – POLITICO

A bonfire set by demonstrators protesting a scheduled speaking appearance by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos burns on Sproul Plaza on the University of California at Berkeley campus on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. The event was canceled out of safety concerns after protesters hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and started a bonfire. […]

UC Berkeley cancels ‘alt-right’ speaker Milo Yiannopoulos as thousands protest | World news | The Guardian

The University of California Berkeley has cancelled a speech by rightwing internet troll Milo Yiannopoulos after thousands of students gathered in protest and a group of black-clad anti-fascist activists shot fireworks at the speech venue. The Martin Luther King Jr student union was heavily fortified behind several layers of police barricades when protesters began gathering […]

Man Who Shot Milo Yiannopoulos Protester Is UW Student: Report – Seattle, WA Patch

SEATTLE, WA – The man who turned himself in to University of Washington police after allegedly shooting a protester at a demonstration outside a recent Milo Yiannopoulos event on campus is a student, according to a new report. The alleged shooter is 29-year-old senior at the University of Washington, and police have reportedly notified the […]

Trump Threatens UC Berkeley’s Federal Funding After Protesters Shut Down Alt-Right Event – BuzzFeed News

President Donald Trump reacted angrily to overnight protests against alt-right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos at University of California, Berkeley, and threatened to withdraw federal funds if the university “does not allow free speech and practices violence” in a tweet posted early Thursday morning. If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent […]

Senate committee approves DeVos nomination | TheHill

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on Tuesday morning approved Betsy DeVos’s nomination to lead the Department of Education.   DeVos was confirmed 12-11 along party lines. Her nomination will now go to the Senate floor, where she’ll need only need a simple majority to be confirmed. The billionaire GOP donor […]

Betsy DeVos painted by Dems as unqualified – CNNPolitics.com

As to policy, DeVos stood firm in her long held beliefs that parents — not the government — should be able to choose where to send children to school, pledging to push voucher programs should she be confirmed to lead the nation’s education system. But the hearing largely hinged on her qualifications for the job. […]