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Idaho Rep. sanctioned for claiming female House members ‘spread their legs’ for promotions

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On Thursday, Idaho Rep. Heather Scott was stripped of all committee assignments after claiming female members of the Idaho House were able to advance in their careers only because they “spread their legs,” the Spokesman-Review reported.

According to the Idaho Statesman, Scott made the comment to Rep. Judy Boyle after learning she was appointed as the new chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

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Rep. Stephen Hartgen on Wednesday said of Scott’s allegations, “People get ahead here on the basis of merit, in my humble opinion. I’ve never seen anything that would cause me to question that premise.”

Several lawmakers who heard Scott’s comments said her allegations made them “pretty uncomfortable.”

Rep. Christy Perry said, “A number of the lady legislators are very upset about this. Not only this, but some of the other behavior.” Perry also called the remarks “inappropriate,” calling Boyle “a very respected legislator here.”

In a letter to Speaker Scott Bedke that Perry submitted on Wednesday, Perry noted Scott “has displayed aggressive and anti-social behavior by sneering and glaring at members during meetings and passing in the halls.”

Scott was removed from all committee assignments, which included Commerce, Environment, and State Affairs.

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Here’s why a new rule could result in Trump losing his diploma from Wharton

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In 2019, a college admissions scandal rocked the country. Thus far it has resulted in 53 people being charged with cheating the system, paying for people to take standardized tests and paying their way into schools. Over the 7-year investigation, the FBI uncovered everyone from celebrities to wealthy families for conspiracy to commit felony mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

In response to the scandal, the University of Pennsylvania announced that would revoke the degree of any graduate found to have given false information in an admission application, cheated on an exam or tempered with their records, The Daily Pennsylvanian reported.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis still won’t reveal true COID-19 data — so things are probably much worse

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Florida reached 213,000 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, as Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to encourage the state to reopen at all costs.

According to CNN's Randi Kaye, the numbers spell "trouble" for the state as it's GOP leaders are opting for a simplistic approach to reopening.

Just in the last 24 hours, they have had more than 1,600 people hospitalized for COVID," she cited. "In the last two weeks, the hospitalization haves gone up 90 percent. The ICU bed demand has gone up 86 percent, and the ventilator usage has gone up 127 percent. The governor is saying he's sending 100 nurses and 47 beds to Jackson Health because they need it so much. But at last check, we've noted that about 56 hospitals around the state have run out of ICU beds, which means they have no space for anyone who needs an ICU bed. This is really critical for Miami-Dade because they make up the 24 percent of the cases throughout the state, so they really need those hospital beds."

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Joe Shapiro — the man who took Trump’s SATs for him

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The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School is being thrust into the spotlight after it was alleged that President Donald Trump was admitted after his sister did his homework for him and a friend named Joe Shapiro took his SATs.

In a new tell-all book by the president's niece, Mary Trump, it was revealed that the Penn grad wasn't quite the "genius" he has claimed to be. He announced he was "first in his class at Wharton," though he never was admitted to the prestigious MBA program at the school and he was never listed on the dean's list the year he graduated, the Penn student newspaper reported in 2017.

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