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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 […]

Justice Dept. Reviewing Use Of Deadly Force

Justice Dept. Reviewing Use Of Deadly Force

Source: Kevin Johnson / USA Today WASHINGTON —The Justice Department is leading a broad review of police tactics, including the kind of deadly force that prompted recent protests in Missouri and New York, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday. The review is being conducted as the department weighs creating a national commission to provide new direction […]

Doubling The Power In Africa – DC Hosts Game-Changing Summit

Doubling The Power In Africa – DC Hosts Game-Changing Summit

Roland Martin talks to senior White House Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett about the gathering of the Africa Summit in D.C. “It’s a game-changer. This is the first time we’ve had nearly 50 leaders and their delegates here. It’s an opportunity for an investment. Six of the largest companies in the world are in Africa,” Jarrett says. […]

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 […]

Koch Brothers’ New Racial Gambit: What’s Really Behind A Quiet Battle With AFSCME

Koch Brothers’ New Racial Gambit: What’s Really Behind A Quiet Battle With AFSCME

Source: Joan Walsh / Salon.com UNCF’s decision to accept Koch funding was controversial even before AFSCME severed ties with the organization and some African-Americans have raised questions similar to Lee Saunders. On NewsOneNow, Roland Martin hosted a discussion on the Kochs’ donation last month that turned into a polite but sharp debate between Lomax and progressive economist […]

Columnist Who Used N-Word Defends Spelling Out Word When Referring To POTUS

Columnist Who Used N-Word Defends Spelling Out Word When Referring To POTUS

Today On the Tom Joyner Morning Show: Roland Martin talks to Jim Collier, the author of the column in the West View News. Collier has received tons of heat for spelling out the n-word in the headline in an article about President Obama. “The point was very simple. I’m trying to make it clear. There are many people who […]

Florida Illegally Drew Congressional District Boundaries To Benefit GOP, Judge Rules

Florida Illegally Drew Congressional District Boundaries To Benefit GOP, Judge Rules

Source:  Ashley Al / The Huffington Post The Florida Legislature illegally redrew boundaries defining congressional districts to benefit the Republican Party, a circuit court judge ruled Thursday. The League of Women Voters, along with a coalition of voters, challenged the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature after it redrew congressional district lines in 2012, suggesting boundaries were manipulated to benefit GOP […]

Palin Calls For Pres. Obama’s Impeachment

Palin Calls For Pres. Obama’s Impeachment

Source: David Jackson / USA Today Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said the spike in illegal border crossings is another reason to impeach President Obama. “Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president,” Palin wrote on the Brietbart website. “His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, […]

Pres. Obama Seeks $3.7B To Stem Tide Of Kids Crossing Border

Pres. Obama Seeks $3.7B To Stem Tide Of Kids Crossing Border

Source: Alan Gomez / USA Today As thousands of children continue streaming across the nation’s southwest border, the White House asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion to improve security along the border, provide better housing for the children while they’re in custody and to speed up their deportation proceedings. The White House also wants to increase […]

Speaker Of The House Sues President Obama Over Hurt Feelings

Speaker Of The House Sues President Obama Over Hurt Feelings

Roland Martin talks to CNN, legal analyst Sunny Hostin about Speaker of the House,  Joe Boehner’s decision to sue President Obama about over-reaching on executive orders. “It’s very obvious that this is a stretch. Ive never seen a case where the House decides to sue the President. People that have been hurt or inured typically sue […]

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