Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Eugene Robinson: Do-nothing Republicans on climate change - Sacramento Bee Robinson: Hopeless, hapless on climate change - Milford Daily News 08/4/2015 - 3:56 pm | View Link
Bush looks to make inroads with African Americans, Hispanics - USA Today ... can fuel growth and provide jobs. ... Barry Goldwater to oppose that year's ... American president in Barack Obama. ... It's not OK to not ... 08/4/2015 - 11:46 am | View Link
Jon Stewart: The Rolling Stone Interview - Rolling Stone When Obama was elected, there was a ... was the fault of the Democrats, and ... "Jobs" is the same way. ... raise their hand if they would ... 08/4/2015 - 9:50 am | View Link
Climate Agenda Puts Purple-Staters in a Difficult Spot - National Journal ... issue in other states Democrats must ... "If you're going to oppose something ... has seen a boom in jobs from fracking. But the final ... 08/3/2015 - 12:31 pm | View Link
Obama Power Plant Rules Spark 2016 Fight Over Climate Change - ABC News Obama Heralds Impact Of Power Plant Regulations - USA Today 08/3/2015 - 5:12 am | View Link
Obama power plant rules spark 2016 fight over climate change Scott Walker, a Republican, said the regulations would be an economic “buzz saw” that would “cost hard-working Americans jobs ... strongly oppose Obama’s climate change agenda. The issue has also fueled the fundraising race for Democrats. 08/4/2015 - 6:26 am | View Link
Hurst Calls on Attorney General to Oppose EPA Coal Rules As Attorney General, Mike Hurst would stand against federal overreach like President Obama’s unconstitutional ... and eliminate jobs in Mississippi and around the country. Even some Democrats in Mississippi agree this is bad policy. 08/4/2015 - 3:12 am | View Link
Obama: Special Interests Will Try to Kill Clean Power Plan President Obama assailed climate change deniers and “special interest” groups that oppose the administration’s new controls ... The new rule will create jobs, not kill them; will help children who suffer from asthma and other respiratory problems ... 08/3/2015 - 5:04 pm | View Link
Why many oppose Obama's Pacific trade deal Despite the controversy, this is a deal that President Obama wants to sign before leaving office ... around the globe to buy American-made goods, which should create jobs. But Democrats and unions say that free trade deals haven't benefited workers ... 07/22/2015 - 5:36 pm | View Link
NM Democrats oppose Obama trade deal WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s last-minute trip to Capitol Hill on Friday to press Democrats for ... furiously to oppose the measure that union officials warned would lead to the loss of thousands of American jobs. “The debate over fast ... 06/12/2015 - 9:00 pm | View Link
The New York Times published a fawning front-page profile of the Koch brothers last Friday. The article never mentions their efforts to secure unfettered fossil fuel consumption, which would destroy humanity’s livable climate. It was quickly criticized by leading experts as “poor journalism” and “gullible.” The Times wants you to believe that the Kochs are “very private” but “brave,” that they are “sensitive to criticism,” and that “Charles [Koch] obviously is a classical liberal, who believes in the Bill of Rights.” What’s next for the Times — rehabbing the misunderstand Bernie Madoff?
Texas Christian University, home of the Horned Frogs, recently suspended a student for violating the University's student code of conduct.
On April 29, TCU sent Harry a letter accusing him of violating the university’s code of student conduct – specifically he was accused of “infliction of bodily or emotional arm” and “disorderly conduct.”
The charges stemmed from a half dozen tweets he had posted online referencing radical Islam along with a Facebook message about the Baltimore riots.
"These hoodrat criminals in Baltimore need to be shipped off and exiled to the sahara desert,” he wrote.
Sandra Bland alive
In a nation where less than 1 percent of officers who use lethal force are ever successfully prosecuted for misconduct, our nation's civil lawsuit system ends up being where the price is paid for police violence and discrimination.
Such is the case with Sandra Bland as her family is now filing a federal lawsuit against not only the officer who arrested and assaulted her last month, but also other government officials the family believes are responsible for her death.
The state has already determined that the arresting officer violated policies.
The state then determined that the jail was violating policies.
The state then had to re-release the arrest video after it appeared to have been edited.
The state then requested that the family allow them to perform another autopsy after Bland's body had already been shipped to Chicago for her funeral.
Now several experts have come out publicly to state that Waller County, Texas, officials misrepresented the amount of marijuana in Bland's system when she died.
Psychoactive drug researcher Carl Hart of Columbia University, however, said Bland's levels are comparable to the baseline, or sober state, in many of his research subjects who are regular users and disputed the officials' interpretation.
"Simply put," Hart said in an email, "Waller County officials exaggerated Bland's THC amounts and this gave the public a false impression of THC's role in her death."
This exaggeration is particularly egregious, in part, because it appears to show a trend of deceit by the county.