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Report: Trump considers starting new ‘Patriots Party’ for those ready to leave GOP

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President Donald Trump is reportedly considering forming a new political party once he leaves office.

According to a report published Tuesday by the Wall Street Journal, Trump has discussed potentially creating a third party called the “patriot party.”

Sources familiar with the matter told the WSJ that Trump discussed the creation of the “patriot party” with several aides and “other people close to him.”

President Trump has a significant amount of supporters who identify as “independent” or were not politically active before the 2016 election, that have shown support to the GOP.

Third parties typically do not draw enough support in major elections, and it is unclear if Trump is serious about starting a new party, the report said.

Creating a third party requires considerable amounts of time and resources. Backlash from the Republican party is to be expected if Trump moves forward with his plan.

You can follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Biden’s new Title IX rules: adds ‘Gender Identity’ as protected class

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The Biden administration released a draft proposal Friday which would amend the famous Title IX. The revision “does not specifically mention trans athletes, it does add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes” reports National Review. 

Additionally, the proposal included a radical revision that would have “forced federally funded educational institutions to allow men to compete on their women’s sports teams unless they demonstrate it compromises student safety. Under that rule, the burden of proof would have been shifted to schools, which in effect would have to create separate policies for every sport.”

“I never thought I’d see the day where Title IX would be used to harm women, but sadly, that day has come,” Former Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a statement to National Review. “The Biden Administration’s radical rewrite of Title IX guts the half century of protections and opportunities for women and callously replaces them with radical gender theory, as Biden’s far-left political base demanded. This regulation is an assault on women and girls.”

National Review explains:

Friday’s announcement does, however, reverse Trump-era sexual assault rules, rolling back some due-process protections for accused students and lowering the standard for finding a student guilty of sexual misconduct.

The rule prohibits “all forms of sex-based harassment, including sexual violence and unwelcome sex-based conduct that creates a hostile environment by limiting or denying a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from a school’s education program or activity.”

With the new rule, investigators involved in campus cases now have the option to hold a hearing of both parties, as was required under the Trump-era policy, or hold individual meetings where a party or witness will be asked questions offered by the other party.

The timeline for the new Title IX release had been delayed multiple times. First expected in May 2023, the release was postponed to October then again to March 2024. The Education Department received over 230,000 comments during the draft period.

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