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Anxiety Mounts In Ferguson As City Waits On Grand Jury

AP | Adam Goldberg | November 23, 2014 | Politics
DAVID A. LIEB & ANDALE GROSS, Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on edge....

North Carolina Could Be The Newest Legal Battleground For Uber and Lyft

AP | Sam Levine | November 23, 2014 | Politics
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It's also one of many states where little regulation exists...

On A Night Of Peaceful Protests In Ferguson, One Reporter's Arrest Breaks The Calm

Ryan J. Reilly | November 23, 2014 | Politics
FERGUSON, Mo. -- Police officers arrested a journalist during peaceful protests in Ferguson on Saturday night, amid widespread speculation that tensions could boil over in advance of a grand jury's ruling about the police officer who shot Michael Brown in August. That arrest marred what was otherwise a professional and...

What's Wrong With This Picture? For U.S. Fight Against ISIS, Everything

Akbar Shahid Ahmed | November 23, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The Islamic Republic of Iran would like to make one thing clear: We've got this. Up until June 10, Iranian officials had been content to shape events in Iraq quietly through their hold on local Shiite militias and the prime minister at the time, Nouri al-Maliki. Then the...

News Anchors Quietly Met With Darren Wilson: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | November 23, 2014 | Media
A number of high profile TV news anchors quietly met with Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in hopes of securing an interview with him, CNN's Brian Stelter reported Sunday. Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in August, sparking months of protests. A

Rudy Giuliani Says White Cops Are Needed To Stop Black People From Shooting Each Other

Amanda Terkel | November 23, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Sunday criticized what he described as lopsided coverage of the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, calling on the media to stop focusing on racially disproportionate police forces and pay more attention to black people killing one another. "I find...

Obama: Marion Barry 'Helped Advance The Cause Of Civil Rights For All'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | November 23, 2014 | Politics
President Barack Obama issued a statement Sunday on the death of four-time District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry. Acknowledging his "at times tumultuous" public life, Obama praised Barry for his civil rights contributions and decades of service to Washington, D.C.: Michelle and I were saddened to...

Nevada Speaker-Elect Ira Hansen Steps Down After Racist And Sexist Writings Emerge

Amanda Terkel | November 23, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The incoming speaker of the Nevada State Assembly told his colleagues Sunday morning that he will not be leading them in the new year, as he continues to face a firestorm of criticism over his history of bigoted remarks. Assemblyman Ira Hansen (R), who was recently elected as...

Police Appear To Violate Court Order By Arresting Journalist In Ferguson

Reason | Mollie Reilly | November 23, 2014 | Politics
A credentialed member of the media was arrested in Ferguson around 11:40 pm Saturday night.

Here's How Republicans Could Defuse The Immigration Issue

AP | Mollie Reilly | November 23, 2014 | Politics
DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado. GOP Rep. Cory Gardner won election to the Senate in the midterms in a state where 14 percent...

Jeff Flake Urges Republicans To Move On From Benghazi

Amanda Terkel | November 23, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) thinks it's probably time for Republicans to drop their fixation on Benghazi. The senator was asked during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday about the House Intelligence Committee's findings from its two-year investigation into the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks...

Ted Cruz Wants To Fight Obama Over Immigration, But He Forgot About One Thing

Amanda Terkel | November 23, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is calling for congressional Republicans to fight back against President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, saying they should refuse to confirm the president's nominees until he reverses course. "If the president announces executive amnesty, the new Senate majority leader who takes over in...

Bobby Jindal Seen As Liability For GOP Senate Candidate Bill Cassidy

AP | Mollie Reilly | November 23, 2014 | Politics
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the still-unfolding Louisiana Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's standing, he suggests that a vote for her is a vote for unpopular President Barack Obama. Democrats have their supposed bad guy too: When they want to hurt...

Any Climate Deal From Upcoming Summit Likely To Be Too Weak To Stop Warming

Reuters | Nick Visser | November 23, 2014 | Green
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - A global deal to combat climate change in 2015 looks more likely after promises for action by China, the United States and the European Union, but any agreement will probably be too weak to halt rising temperatures. Delegates from almost...

Here's What Reagan And Bush Had To Say About Immigration

Reason | Mollie Reilly | November 23, 2014 | Politics
Three and a half decades ago, Republican rhetoric about the border sounded rather different than it does today.

'SNL' Spoofs Obama Immigration With 'Schoolhouse Rock!' Cold Open

Erin Whitney | November 23, 2014 | Comedy
"Saturday Night Live" transported everyone back to their childhoods last night when it took on the classic educational program "Schoolhouse Rock!" for its cold open. The show spoofed the favorite "I'm Just A Bill" segment (because who doesn't love that song?) to comment on President Obama's immigration reform....

Obama: Americans Want 'New Car Smell' In Next Campaign

Mollie Reilly | November 23, 2014 | Politics
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he wants a Democrat in the White House in 2016 and is pledging to do everything possible to help that nominee succeed. At the same time, Obama says the public wants that "new car smell" when it comes to the next presidential...

Arresting Portraits Give Voices To Homeless People In America's Poorest Big City

Robbie Couch | November 23, 2014 | Impact
More than a quarter of Philadelphians are in desperate need of some brotherly love. With 26.3 percent of its population living below the national poverty line, Philadelphia is the poorest big city in the United States, Philly.com reported in September, and many of those living in poverty are...

ISIS Is Recruiting And Exploiting Children

Nick Robins-Early | November 23, 2014 | World
BEIRUT (AP) — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police. In Raqqa, the Islamic State group's de facto capital in Syria, boys attend training camp and religious...

Marion Barry, 4-Term D.C. Mayor, Dead At 78

Andrew Hart | November 23, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments. The former four-term...
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