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Are you a big fan of Tangled? I personally like this movie better than Frozen. Anyway, here are 107 Facts about Tangled. 

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In widest-reaching decision yet, federal judge grants temporary block on Muslim travel ban

  • A U.S. District Court judge in Seattle has granted a temporary restraining order against Trump’s executive order blocking refugees and travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries.
  • The Guardian reported that the block, effective nationwide, was issued by Seattle-based U.S. District Judge James Robart, who was acting in response to lawsuits brought by Washington state and Minnesota.
  • Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the lawsuit Monday, calling Trump’s order “illegal.” Read more
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The moment we all have been waiting for! 

Roger Federer is the 2017 Australian Open champion.

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The government is yanking Americans’ retirement checks because of unpaid student debt

  • Student loan debt is not just a problem for the young; it’s increasingly following Americans into their retirement years.
  • In fact, the federal government withheld more than $170 million in 2015 payments to retirees because of defaulted student loan debt.
  • Lower-income older Americans were hit especially hard.
  • The reduction of Social Security benefits because of unpaid student loans left many of the people affected with incomes below the poverty line. Read more

Jeremy Meeks became an Internet sensation back in 2014, when his mugshot went viral and earned him the unofficial title of World’s Hottest Felon. His image was so popular that he signed with an agency while still serving time in federal prison, began modeling within 3 months of his release, and has since gained more than 740k followers on Instagram. Source Source 2

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Gorsuch called Trump attacks on judges “demoralizing” on live TV. The White House denied it.

  • White House press secretary Sean Spicer fired up the spin machine Tuesday night after Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch publicly said again he finds attacks on judicial integrity — including by the president — “disheartening” and “demoralizing.”
  • “When anyone criticizes the honesty or integrity, the motives of a federal judge, well, I find that disheartening. I find that demoralizing, because I know the truth,” Gorsuch said.
  • “Anyone including the president of the United States?” Sen. Blumenthal asked. “‘Anyone’ is anyone,” Gorsuch said.
  • Still, Spicer took to Twitter to attack an Associated Press bulletin on Gorsuch’s comments as fake news. Read more (3/21/17 8:34 PM)

Join us for a Tumblr #AnswerTime on the Electoral College!

On Thursday, January 5, at 11 am ET / 8 am PT Oliver Potts and Amy Bunk from the Office of the Federal Register will be answering your questions about the Electoral College here on @usnatarchives​:

  • Who selects the Electors?
  • How is it possible for the electoral vote to produce a different result than the nationwide popular vote?
  • What is the difference between the winner-takes-all rule and proportional voting, and which states follow which rule?
  • Can electoral votes be contested when Congress counts the votes in January?

The Electoral College:

The Electoral College is a process, not a place. The Founding Fathers established it in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens. This process consists of the selection of the electors, the meeting of the electors where they vote for President and Vice President, and the counting of the electoral votes by Congress.

The Federal Register:

The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) is a part of the National Archives. The OFR coordinates the functions of the Electoral College on behalf of the Archivist of the United States, the States, the Congress, and the American People. The OFR operates as an intermediary between the governors and secretaries of state of the States and the Congress. It also acts as a trusted agent of the Congress in the sense that it is responsible for reviewing the legal sufficiency of the certificates before the House and Senate accept them as evidence of official State action.

About Oliver & Amy:

Oliver Potts became the Director of the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) in 2015. His 15-year career in federal government included serving as Deputy Executive Secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services. Potts holds a BA in Government and Politics from George Mason University and a JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Amy Bunk is the Director of Legal Affairs and Policy for the Office of the Federal Register, where she provides legal support to staff who review documents submitted for publication in the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations. She received her JD cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law.

Ask Oliver and Amy about the Electoral College!

As we know, women have to break down many barriers on the road to success. One of those barriers is the way we are constantly reminded we are not men, as if it is a flaw. People call me one of the “world’s greatest female athletes”. Do they say LeBron is one of the world’s best male athletes? Is Tiger? Federer? Why not? They are certainly not female. We should never let this go unchallenged. We should always be judged by our achievements, not by our gender.