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Principles trump politics during “An Evening With Michael Moore”

On Saturday, hundreds of Cal students filed into Wheeler Auditorium to spend an “Evening with Michael Moore”. The famous (or infamous) filmmaker came on stage to a roaring crowd of euphoric progressives, drawing an immediate standing ovation. The “Sicko” star quickly launched into a lighthearted lambasting of the ridiculous fine print
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UC Berkeley lawyer sworn in to California Supreme Court

UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu was sworn in to the Supreme Court of California today at a ceremony on the State Capitol, after having been confirmed at a hearing yesterday. Liu received unanimous confirmation from a three-member panel at a hearing in San Francisco yesterday in front of the
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Local representative opposes debt ceiling deal

Though the recently passed Budget Control Act of 2011 raises the nation’s debt ceiling and will reduce deficits by trillions of dollars over the next decade, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, expressed her strong opposition to the last-minute deal on Monday. Lee, whose congressional district includes Berkeley, said in a statement
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UC Berkeley alumnus nominated for federal judgeship

A UC Berkeley School of Law alumnus was nominated by President Barack Obama for a federal judgeship in Los Angeles on July 20, making him the first openly gay nominee to the federal court in California and Obama’s fourth openly gay nominee to federal court in his term. Obama nominated
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Obama to appoint UC Berkeley professor to cultural advisory committee

President Barack Obama announced Friday his intent to appoint a UC Berkeley anthropology professor to a cultural property committee. Rosemary Joyce, who is also a former museum director and campus anthropology department chair, is “one of the world’s leading experts on Honduran archaeology,” according to a statement from the Office
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White House visit restores hope

President Obama is committed to fulfilling promises

One hours-long visit to the White House changed my perspective on what is possible for us to achieve today. I hope it might affect yours too. Last month I was honored to receive an invitation from the White House asking me if I wished to meet with President Obama and
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David Dornfeld, above, is UC Berkeley’s temporary spokesperson for an initiative which seeks to create manufacturing jobs through development of new technology.

Campus to join federal technology partnership

UC Berkeley will be one of six initial universities across the country included in the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, a national initiative launched by President Barack Obama with the goal of creating more manufacturing jobs. Obama’s plan will invest over $500 million in the development of different types of technology —
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City council member meets with Obama

Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin traveled to Washington, D.C., Friday morning to attend an intimate reception with the president and meet with members of his administration. Arreguin was one of a few members of the Young Elected Officials Network who were invited to the White House to discuss important local
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Berkeley City Council member meets with Obama

Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin traveled to Washington, D.C., today in order to attend an intimate reception with the president and meet with members of his administration. According to a statement released by his office, Arreguin was one of a few members from the Young Elected Officials Network invited to
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