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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 […]

Allen West On Question About Obama Being Muslim: He Has ‘Eastern Orientation’

Allen West On Question About Obama Being Muslim: He Has ‘Eastern Orientation’

Source: Josh Feldman / Mediaite Former Congressman Allen West spoke recently at a Republican Women’s Club event in Florida and got a question from someone who said, “I personally believe that Obama is a Muslim.” And in an exchange flagged by Media Matters, West gave an odd response, saying that President Obama “has an Eastern orientation.” West did say […]

Poll Finds Two-Thirds Of Republicans Back Impeaching Obama

Poll Finds Two-Thirds Of Republicans Back Impeaching Obama

Source: Josh Feldman / Mediaite A new YouGov poll finds that overall, a third of Americans support impeaching President Obama, and impeachment is supported by two-thirds of Republicans polled. YouGov posed this question: “Do you think there is or is not justification for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Obama at this time?” (You’ll notice the contrast […]

Bipartisan Duo To Introduce Border Bill

Bipartisan Duo To Introduce Border Bill

Source: Jake Lefferman / ABC News After days of arguing that money is not a solution, Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, have teamed up to introduce a bill to reform current immigration law in a hope to solve the humanitarian crisis along the border. The bottom line, the bipartisan duo stressed, […]

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