President Obama's Katrina Anniversary Address

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Obama praises New Orleans' recovery from disaster, racial inequality

Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:13 Written by
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The Invincible Trump
Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:13 Written by
What hasn’t killed Donald Trump has only made him stronger. Right off the bat, there was the shocking statement about the Mexican government sending over immigrant “rapists.” Then came the challenge to John McCain’s war hero status, a low blow from someone who avoided the draft. Next were the “bimbo” retweet attacks on Fox host Megyn Kelly (not to mention the reference to her “wherever”). His latest rants on “anchor babies” and nasty feuds with…
Can Hillary overcome the 'liar' factor?
Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:13 Written by
Hillary Clinton took a new tack this week when answering questions about her use of a private email account as secretary of state: she took responsibility and admitted she was at fault. “It clearly wasn’t the best choice,” Clinton said flatly on Wednesday, as she campaigned in Iowa. Story Continued Below On Thursday, the reason for the change in tone came into sharper focus with a stunning new poll illustrating the extent to which voters…
The Katrina disaster that hasn't ended
Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:13 Written by
In his speech today in New Orleans for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, President Obama described the storm as a natural event that became a manmade disaster, thanks to a sluggish government response to a city with rampant economic inequality. It was a manmade disaster, all right. But the government wasn’t just slow to respond to the tragedy. It directly created the tragedy. New Orleans wasn’t drowned by poverty or climate change or the…
Texas Supreme Court to Houston Mayor: Let your People Vote!
Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:06 Written by
Last week, the Texas Supreme Court again had to hold Houston Mayor Annise Parker and her City Council in check for attempting to interfere with their own residents’ ability to get a fair shake at the polls and vote on the city’s divisive “Equal Rights Ordinance.” Hopefully, this judicial intervention will be the last that is needed in this saga. After Mayor Parker imposed her sweeping ordinance containing religious liberty concerns on the local population…
Challengers ask court to take over Florida’s redistricting
Thursday, 27 August 2015 18:54 Written by
Equating the Legislature’s redistricting failure to a strikeout, the challengers to the state’s congressional map on Thursday called on the Florida Supreme Court to redraw the districts it invalidated and reject the Legislature’s call for more time. “Faced with the Legislature’s disregard of its mandate, this Court should promptly adopt a remedial plan,” wrote the lawyers for the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and a coalition of Democrat-leaning voters in a motion filed Thursday.
Supreme court judge takes reins in Athens as elections move closer
Thursday, 27 August 2015 18:47 Written by
Greece edged closer to snap elections on Thursday with the appointment of a supreme court judge at the head of a caretaker government following the resignation of Alexis Tsipras last week. The induction of Vassiliki Thanou as Athens’ first female premier came after abortive efforts to form a coalition by opposition leaders, paving the way for polls in Greece on 20 September. The campaign, already showing all the signs of being explosive, formally begins with…
UPDATE: Rowan County, Ky. Clerk Appealing Fight to U.S. Supreme Court
Thursday, 27 August 2015 18:36 Written by
Watch Video View Gallery UPDATE 8/27/15 @ 7:04 p.m. ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The Rowan County clerk at the center of a legal battle, is standing firm and refusing to issue marriage licenses. Now, it appears she'll take her case to an even higher court.
Democrats confident Iran deal will survive in Congress
Thursday, 27 August 2015 18:30 Written by
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Democrats are confident they will have enough votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in the U.S. Congress, but they face an uphill task to avoid President Barack Obama having to use his veto power to ensure the agreement's survival. "We're getting close," said Senator Richard Durbin, who as Minority Whip is the Democrats' chief vote counter in the Senate, referring to the 34 Senate votes needed…
Clinton awaits Biden's answer on a presidential run, but she could be waiting awhile
Thursday, 27 August 2015 18:17 Written by
As Vice President Joe Biden escalates what could be a prolonged deliberation over whether to run for president, the summer of 2015 is shaping up to be an unsettlingly endless one for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Biden is in no rush to decide, even at a time when a campaign typically would ramp up. The first Democratic presidential debate on Oct. 13 could come and go, and he still may be mulling it over. Nothing is…
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