Ferguson: As Ferguson, Mo. braces for the report of a grand jury, the officer who shot an unarmed black teenager last summer is expected to resign, according to several reports. After months on administrative leave, Officer Darren Wilson has indicated that he will leave the force rather than aggravate the situation by returning and possibly endangering fellow officers. Authorities are preparing for civil unrest if the grand jury comes back with no charges against Wilson.
Executive Orders: President Obama last night announced executive orders to reform immigration, including stiffening border security, welcoming highly skilled immigrants, and protecting illegal immigrants with American-born children from deportation. His orders will shield as many as five million illegal immigrants.
The Suits: House Republicans filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Obama administration for taking unilateral action to delay or change parts of the Affordable Care Act. The suit accuses the administration of unlawfully postponing the requirement that larger companies offer healthcare to their full time employees. Of course the irony...
The American President: Speaking in Las Vegas yesterday, President Obama defended taking executive action on immigration reform and said he had begged House Speaker John Boehner to call a vote on a bi-partisan bill that sat for a year and a half after passing the Senate. “I told John Boehner,...Read more
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The Director: Celebrated Director Mike Nichols, one of few people in show business to win an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy, and a Grammy, has died at age 83. Nichols shaped American culture for the last 50 years. He was …Read more
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It's Been Said
"We've got to sell it, we've got to reach out to the other side and where possible persuade. And I think there are times, there's no doubt about it where, you know, I think we have not been successful in going out there and letting people know what it is that we are trying to do and why this is the right direction. So there-- there is a failure of politics there that we have got-- we got to improve on.
-President Obama speaking on CBS "Face the Nation" about Democratic failure in the midterm election.