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DOJ To Overhaul Clemency Process For Drug Offenders

DOJ To Overhaul Clemency Process For Drug Offenders

Source: The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will announce this week new criteria for recommending that President Barack Obama grant clemency to federal drug offenders, a move that Attorney General Eric Holder anticipates will result in “thousands” of applications for reduced sentences. Deputy Attorney General James Cole will announce the new criteria later […]

Ohio Teacher Fired After Telling Student ‘We Don’t Need Another Black President’

Ohio Teacher Fired After Telling Student ‘We Don’t Need Another Black President’

Source: Michael D. Clark / Cincinnati.com The Fairfield, Ohio teacher accused of slurring an African -American student lost his job Thursday in the wake of a labor hearing that concluded with that recommendation. Freshman science teacher Gil Voigt has been on unpaid leave since December. After the Fairfield Board of Education received a state referee’s decision […]

President Obama: 8 Million Signed Up For Health Care

President Obama: 8 Million Signed Up For Health Care

Source: AP /ABC News Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat […]

Brit Hume To O’Reilly: When You’re White, Discussing Race Makes You Racist

Brit Hume To O’Reilly: When You’re White, Discussing Race Makes You Racist

Source: Matt Wilstein / Mediaite Bill O’Reilly invited Fox News contributor Brit Hume onto The O’Reilly Factor Monday night to expand on comments he made about Attorney General Eric Holder and race over the weekend. Hume said the reaction to his comments about Holder and President Barack Obama “benefitting enormously” because of their race was equal parts positive and negative, with about half of people on Twitter calling […]

Pres. Obama Remembers Kansas Shooting Victims

Pres. Obama Remembers Kansas Shooting Victims

President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers. (April 14)

ROLAND MARTIN: ‘Dr. Dyson, West, Glaude, Perry — Do What’s Right For Black Folks!’

ROLAND MARTIN: ‘Dr. Dyson, West, Glaude, Perry — Do What’s Right For Black Folks!’

Today On the Tom Joyner Morning Show: Roland Martin is tired of the pissing match going on between black America. “How is it that we have the ability to say, Mr. President, we love you and respect you, but when it comes to the parent plus loan we disagree with you?” Martin questions. Click inside to […]

President Obama Vows To Fight GOP Led Voting Restrictions

President Obama Vows To Fight GOP Led Voting Restrictions

Source: Andrew Rafferty / NBC News President Barack Obama on Friday vowed to fight back against Republican led efforts to implement restrictive voter identification measures in some states, capping off a week in which Democrats have attempted to bring the issue to the forefront of national attention. “The right to vote is threatened today in a […]

White House Denies ’09 Fort Hood Victim’s Request For Meeting With Obama

White House Denies ’09 Fort Hood Victim’s Request For Meeting With Obama

Source: Lee Ferran / ABC News As President Obama spoke of old “wounds” at Fort Hood this week, the White House declined a request from a survivor of the 2009 massacre there to meet with Obama for a few minutes so the veteran could explain face-to-face how he believes the government has mistreated and disrespected the […]

President Obama: Civil Rights Act Opened New Doors

President Obama: Civil Rights Act Opened New Doors

Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. Thursday, Obama is commemorating what’s been accomplished in his lifetime and recommitting the nation to fighting the deep inequalities that remain. (April 10)

President Obama Returns To Fort Hood Offering Comfort

President Obama Returns To Fort Hood Offering Comfort

President Obama returned to Fort Hood on Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation’s comforter five years ago, mourning with families and the uniformed comrades of those killed during last week’s shooting spree. (April 9)

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