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Eric Holder Resigning As Attorney General

Eric Holder Resigning As Attorney General

Source: Matt Apuzzo / The New York Times WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will resign his post, the Justice Department said Thursday. Mr. Holder will remain in office until a successor is nominated and confirmed. Mr. Holder, the 82nd attorney general and the first African-American to serve in that position, had previously said […]

Roland Martin On Morning Joe: Gen. Dempsey Is Wrong For Contradicting Pres. Obama On ISIS Strategy

Roland Martin On Morning Joe: Gen. Dempsey Is Wrong For Contradicting Pres. Obama On ISIS Strategy

Roland Martin appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss Congress giving President Obama the final approval to aid rebels in their fight against ISIS and then fleeing the Capitol for the fall campaign. President Obama trying to balance the military, Democratic and Republican critics who are not satisfied with the strategic plan to engage ISIS. […]

Pres. Obama To Pledge No Ground Troops In Plan To ‘Destroy’ ISIS

Pres. Obama To Pledge No Ground Troops In Plan To ‘Destroy’ ISIS

Source: NBC News President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce that the United States will lead “a broad coalition” to defeat Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria, while also cautioning that the effort will be different from recent American-led wars in the Middle East, according to excerpts of the speech released by the White House. […]

Attorneys For Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Want Psychiatrist To Testify At Sentencing

Attorneys For Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Want Psychiatrist To Testify At Sentencing

Source: Michael Gordon / Charlotte Observer The defense team for former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon wants to delay his sentencing so a New York psychiatrist can testify in Cannon’s behalf. In a motion this week, Charlotte attorneys James Ferguson and Henderson Hill asked a federal judge to move Cannon’s sentencing from Sept. 25 to Oct. 13 […]

President Obama: Teenager’s Death Is ‘Heartbreaking’

President Obama: Teenager’s Death Is ‘Heartbreaking’

Source: David Jackson / USA Today President Obama extended sympathies Tuesday to the family of the unarmed 18-year-old man killed by police on Saturday, and urged calm in the St. Louis suburb that has seen unrest in the days since the shooting. “The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our […]

Florida Lawmakers To Meet On Redrawing Congressional Districts

Florida Lawmakers To Meet On Redrawing Congressional Districts

Source: AP / CBS News TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Confronted with a judge’s ruling to swiftly redraw the state’s congressional districts, Florida’s House speaker disclosed extraordinary plans late Sunday to convene a rare summer special session to devise a new map. The speaker, Will Weatherford, sent out an email to legislators advising that they will hold a […]

Justice Dept. Weighs In On Ohio, Wisconsin Voting Cases

Justice Dept. Weighs In On Ohio, Wisconsin Voting Cases

Source: Eric Tucker / AP / ABC News The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. The department criticized a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo identification at the polls and an Ohio […]

White House: Don’t Discount GOP Calls To Impeach Obama

White House: Don’t Discount GOP Calls To Impeach Obama

Source: Jake Miller / CBS News Democrats shouldn’t be so quick to discount Republican calls to impeach President Obama, a top aide to the president said Friday, warning that House Republicans may be more eager to act on the threat of impeachment than people realize. “I think a lot of people in this town laugh that […]

Appeals Court Panels Issue Split Decision On The Affordable Care Act

Appeals Court Panels Issue Split Decision On The Affordable Care Act

Source: Richard Wolf / USA TODAY WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court dealt a potentially major blow to President Obama’s health care law Tuesday, ruling that participants in health exchanges run by the federal government in 34 states are not eligible for billions of dollars in tax subsidies. The 2-1 ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. […]

Eric Holder: America Not ‘Colorblind’

Eric Holder: America Not ‘Colorblind’

Source: Lucy McCalmont / Politico U.S Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that the country “is not yet colorblind,” during remarks marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “As it stands, our society is not yet colorblind; nor should it be, given the disparities that still afflict and divide us,” Holder […]

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