Source: Sarah Kliff / The Washington Post The Associated Press reports that Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, will cut off its funding to Planned Parenthood affiliates, where the foundation has traditionally paid for preventive screening services. According to the AP, the move will mean “a cutoff of hundreds of thousands of [...]
Archive for January, 2012
Source: Arthur Delaney / The Huffington Post The Indiana House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday that would drug test people who apply for welfare, along with members of the Indiana General Assembly. “I feel it is imperative that your tax dollars go to those who are truly trying to better themselves. We must provide [...]
Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist talks about the GOP race and the rift in the party. WATCH:
Source: Sylvia Wood / MSNBC A former 61-year-old elementary school teacher has been charged with molesting 23 children after an investigation by authorities uncovered more than 40 photographs showing victims with their eyes blindfolded and mouths covered with tape, possibly inside a classroom. Mark Berndt was arrested at his Torrance home Monday following a year-long [...]
Source: Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post LAKELAND, Fla. – The Newt Gingrich campaign has a robocall out in Florida claiming that Mitt Romney once took kosher food away from Holocaust survivors. The allegation made in the call, obtained by anti-robocall activist Shaun Dakin, is undoubtedly targeted at Florida’s large Jewish and elderly populations. The [...]
TJMS: New Ohio State Bill Would Allow Division I Schools To Pay Student Athletes A Stipend Of Up To $8,000
Roland Martin talks with Ohio State Rep. Alicia Reece about a new student athlete payment bill that she has introduced. Under the proposed bill, student athletes would receive a stipend of up to $8,000 a year to cover expenses.
Lots of people help us to produce “Washington Watch” every week, but there’s one man who had the vision to put it on the air in the first place and he was inducted this week into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame at the Newseum here in Washington, D.C. Roland Martin’s friend, [...]
Source: James Crugnale / Mediaite Chief Obama strategist David Axelrod posted a cutting photo tweet implicitly targeting Republican hopeful Mitt Romney. The photo featured President Obama riding in his car with his Portuguese water dog, Bo, with the caption “How loving owners transport their dogs.”
Roland Martin, Maria Cardona, Will Cain and Soledad O’Brien talk with former GOP presidential candidate Herman can about his recent endorsements.
WATCH: Soledad O’Brien Grills Rep. Allen West About His ‘Get The Hell Out’ Of The United States’ Comments
Source: Nando Di Fino / Mediaite Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) was a guest on Soledad O’Brien‘s Starting Point Tuesday morning, and was confronted with questions about his now-infamous, “get the hell out of the United States” comments from over the weekend, directed at DemocratsBarack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, andDebbie Wasserman Schultz.