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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 3/22/17

21 Mar 18:02 | US Politics and Govt

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20 Mar 20:33 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 3/20/17

19 Mar 16:05 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Weekly Schedule - Week of 3/20/17

17 Mar 17:00 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 3/17/17

16 Mar 20:11 | US Politics and Govt

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Foreign Graduate Students And Postdocs Consider Leaving The US

16 Mar 15:08 | SciTech

On March 6, President Donald Trump signed a second executive order to suspend immigration from six predominately Muslim countries, this time excluding Iraq from the list. read more »

Democrats And Republicans Draw Different Conclusions When Seasons Are Too Hot Or Too Cold

15 Mar 15:02 | SciTech

When the weather is unseasonably hot or cold, Americans across the political spectrum have even stronger views about whether climate change caused by human activity is a reality or not. read more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 3/15/17

14 Mar 15:59 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 3/10/17

9 Mar 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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ASHG Opposes New Executive Order Restricting Travel To The US

8 Mar 2017 | SciTech

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) opposes and urges the White House to rescind its recent Executive Order "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," issued March 6.read more »

Algorithm Identified Trump As 'Not-Married'

6 Mar 2017 | SciTech

Scientists from Russia and Singapore created an algorithm that predicts user marital status with 86% precision using data from three social networks instead of one. The program identified Donald Trump, the 45th US President who is actually married, as single. read more »

To Improve Our Political Climate, 'Change The Questions We Ask'

6 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Our fractured political climate in the United States might be made worse by how we approach difficult problems, researchers say in the journal Science.read more »

Trump's Policy Changes Put Women's Sexual And Reproductive Health At Risk, Argues Expert

3 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Donald Trump's sexual and reproductive health policy changes threaten women in the USA and across the world, warns an expert.read more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 3/2/17

1 Mar 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 2/28/17

27 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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NPC Protests White House Blackballing Of News Organizations

27 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Leaders of the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute have expressed shock about the White House press secretary's decision to keep several news organizations which have written critical stories about President Trump out of one of his briefings.read more »

The Leader's Weekly Schedule - Week of 2/27/17

24 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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Twitter Researchers Offer Clues As To Why Trump Won

22 Feb 2017 | SciTech

Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang did not set out to predict who would win the 2016 U.S. presidential election. However, their exhaustive, 14-month study of each candidate's Twitter followers-enabled by machine learning and other data science tools-offers tantalizing clues as to why the race turned out the way it did.read more »

Differences In The Rhetorical Styles Of Candidates In The 2016 US Presidential Election

21 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

A new paper reveals and quantifies dramatic differences in the speaking styles of candidates in the 2016 United States presidential election.read more »

Communications Expert Explains How Science Should Respond To Fake News

20 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last U.S. election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science, notes University of Wisconsin-Madison Life Sciences Communication Professor Dominique Brossard. read more »

'Alternative Facts' Not Just In Politics And Media

20 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

A Michigan State University scholar is warning those who read about the latest groundbreaking research to proceed with caution.read more »

Social Exclusion Leads To Conspiratorial Thinking, Study Finds

17 Feb 2017 | SciTech

Recent polls have shown that many white, working-class people in America feel pushed out by society, a reason why many voted for President Donald Trump. Many of these supporters latched onto misinformation spread online, especially stories that justified their own beliefs.read more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 2/13/17

12 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Weekly Schedule - Week of 2/13/17

10 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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Election Outcome Boosts Confidence In Business Climate

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Nearly 80 percent of the respondents to the seventh annual McDonald Hopkins Business Outlook Survey believe U.S. business conditions will improve this year, compared to 44 percent in 2016.read more »

ABOTA Defends Federal Judge From Attacks By President Trump

7 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

The American Board of Trial Advocates, a non-partisan organization consisting of an equal balance of plaintiff and defense lawyers, opposes the direct and personal attacks made by President Donald J. Trump about U.S. District Senior Judge James L. Robart.read more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 2/7/17

6 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 2/6/17

5 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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Political Affiliation Can Predict How People Will React To False Information

3 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

How liberal or conservative a person is predicts how likely they are to believe information about potential hazards, a new UCLA-led study has found.read more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 2/3/17

2 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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Be Wary of So-Called "Trump Coins," Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

1 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

So-called "Trump coins" are being offered in the marketplace, and they may be delightful souvenirs, but in many cases should not be mistaken for "rare coins," cautions the Professional Numismatists Guild. read more »

Managing National Borders ‘Cannot Be Based On Any Form Of Discrimination’

1 Feb 2017 | World

Refugees fleeing conflict and persecution are entitled to protection, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, expressing concern at decisions around the world that have undermined the integrity of the international refugee protection regime. read more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 2/1/17

31 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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Agency 'Alarmed' By Uncertainty Facing Refugees In The Process Of Being Resettled In US

31 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

The head of the United Nations refugee agency said he is “deeply worried” by the uncertainty facing thousands of refugees around the world who are in the process of being resettled to the United States after the country suspended its refugee programme last week.read more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 1/30/17

29 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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Most Primary Care Doctors 'Strongly Endorse' Key Elements Of The Affordable Care Act

27 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

According to new research, while nearly 74 percent of physicians surveyed favor making some changes to the Affordable Care Act, only 15 percent favor repealing the legislation in its entirety. read more »

Doomsday Clock Moved Forward To Two And A Half Minutes To Midnight

27 Jan 2017 | World

It is now two and a half minutes to midnight. For the first time in the 70-year history of the Doomsday Clock, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board has moved the hands of the iconic clock 30 seconds closer to midnight. read more »

Americans Split On Whether US Will Be Viewed As Leader In Science Under President Trump

26 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

A new survey shows Americans are split on whether the U.S. will be seen as the global leader in science and innovation under President Donald Trump; 41% of Americans agree, 40% disagree and 19% are not sure. read more »

Satirical News Has Serious Political Effects

24 Jan 2017 | Entertainment

Satirical news programs, often dismissed as mere entertainment, have real political effects on the people who watch them, new research suggests.read more »

2017 Outlook: Will Trump Policy Changes Extend The Expansion?

23 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Despite a strong year-end performance by the stock market and a post-election jump in confidence among consumers and businesses, limited information on the new Administration's potential economic policies led to a conservative 2017 growth projection of 2.0 percent, according to Fannie Mae.read more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 1/23/17

22 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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President Donald J. Trump: The Inaugural Address

20 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, swearing to preserve, protect and defend the US Constitution. Full Transcript of his Inaugural Address.read more »

New Species Of Moth Named In Honor Of Donald Trump

18 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Days before Donald J. Trump steps forward on the Inaugural platform in Washington to assume the role of the 45th President of the United States of America, evolutionary biologist and systematist Dr. Vazrick Nazari named a new species in his honour. read more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 1/13/17

12 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 1/12/17

11 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 1/9/17

8 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Weekly Schedule - Week of 1/9/17

6 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 1/6/17

5 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 1/3/17

2 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Weekly Schedule - Week of 1/2/17

30 Dec 2016 | US Politics and Govt

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