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  • In Washington, Second Thoughts On Arming Police

    23 August 2014, 3:37 pm

    Jolted by images of protesters clashing with heavily armed police officers in Missouri, President Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of the government’s decade-old strategy of outfitting local police departments with military-grade body armor,…
  • Democrats Renew the Call for 'First Class Citizenship' and Justice for All

    23 August 2014, 3:15 pm

    This week, I visited the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta with my Democratic National Committee delegation. The 1960s demand for "first class citizenship" echoes through the years as our call to justice today. Unfortunately the Bull Connor images…
  • Polls Scramble Perceptions In Two Key Senate Battleground Races

    23 August 2014, 2:52 pm

    WASHINGTON -- Two surveys released this week shattered perceptions of key Senate battleground races in New Hampshire and Georgia, but dig a little deeper and you'll find ample reason to be skeptical about any game-changing declarations less than three months…
  • 8 Convicted Terrorists Executed In China

    23 August 2014, 2:00 pm

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media said Saturday that eight convicted terrorists were executed in the far western region of Xinjiang, where ethnic conflicts have left dozens of people dead this year.…
  • Who Can't Handle the Truth?

    23 August 2014, 1:04 pm

    Second guessing and outsmarting ourselves has become a booming industry. Consultants and crisis communications specialists have become indispensable weapons in the war to sway public opinion. In many instances, however, efforts to manage crises actually make…
  • Thousands March In New York City To Protest Death Of Eric Garner

    23 August 2014, 12:57 pm

    (Refiles to add picture tag) By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The Reverend Al Sharpton led thousands of chanting but peaceful activists in a march across Staten Island on Saturday to protest the death of Eric…
  • Sunset an Authorization for the Use of Force in Iraq

    23 August 2014, 12:14 pm

    Judging from press reports, when Congress returns from its August recess in early September, the United States military will have been bombing "Islamic State" fighters in Iraq for a month, with a broader set of missions than originally advertised, and with…
  • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Sad Letter To His Wife

    23 August 2014, 12:02 pm

    The text of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's email to his wife, Maureen, introduced into evidence in their public corruption trial:…
  • Police Violence Has Been Going On Forever. No Wonder People Are Fed Up With It

    23 August 2014, 12:00 pm

    Warning: The video above contains graphic content.Protests continue following the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The marchers, though, are not just protesting Brown's slaying. They are also voicing…
  • Clinton Shadow In Iowa No Threat To Some Democrats

    23 August 2014, 11:00 am

    ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition.…
  • Obama Urges Renewal Of Export-Import Bank

    23 August 2014, 10:53 am

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs.…
  • Policing Ferguson: It Could Have Been Calmer, Sooner

    23 August 2014, 10:36 am

  • Cubs' Epic Tarp Fail Caused By Obamacare, Sources Say

    23 August 2014, 10:34 am

    Oh, Cubs.…
  • 150 Years After the First Geneva Convention, Switzerland and the ICRC Call for Greater Respect for…

    23 August 2014, 10:29 am

    One hundred fifty years ago to the day, the first Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field was adopted, enshrining the idea in international law that even in times of war, a certain degree of…
  • Ozone-Depleting Compound Found In Unexpected Concentrations Despite Ban

    23 August 2014, 10:28 am

    New research from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows that large quantities of a chemical responsible for depleting the ozone layer are still being emitted, even years after an international ban.…

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