American Catholics may be celebrating Advent with extra gusto this month, welcoming the Christmas holiday under the leadership of an almost unanimously popular new pope – marking the church’s continued recovery from the depths of its pedophile scandals a decade ago. Nine months after his
Last week, we told you about an online ad for an Alabama law firm featuring a white man playing an “Asian” character while affecting an accent reminiscent of Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The man behind the character said in a phone interview with The Raw Story on Tuesday that, contrary to the firm’s statements since it began getting attention, the commercial reflected what it wanted.
“That was, verbatim, their script we read,” Jim DeBerry, who played “Mr.
A House panel on Wednesday plans to consider development of a women’s history museum at the National Mall, a concept that has languished for 17 years due to lack of funding and setbacks in Congress. The House Administration Committee is scheduled to hear testimony from Joan Bradley Wages, president and CEO of a nonprofit group that has raised money and lobbied for the project since the late 1990s.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) struck a deal Tuesday night that (if adopted) enables Congress to avert a government shutdown next month and pares back a small portion of mandated cuts to discretionary spending (aka the sequester) over the next two years. By all accounts, this is a small-bore deal that adds up to a “cease-fire in the budget wars,” raging in Washington -- albeit a cease-fire that boosts federal spending for the next two fiscal year above what spending would have been with the full sequester in place.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) says creating an elected school board, rather than a mayoral-appointed board, would inject politics into board decisions. So Emanuel allies are pushing several completely unrelated referenda for March’s primary ballot — all in an effort to box out backers of an elected school board. Read full article >>