Politics

5:13am

Mon August 17, 2015
Remembrances

Civil Rights Community Mourns Death Of Julian Bond

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 8:50 am

Then NAACP Chairman Julian Bond addresses the civil rights organization's annual convention in Detroit in 2007. Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75.
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Here's one thing to remember about Julian Bond - the civil rights leader was less a figure of the past than of the present.

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5:10am

Mon August 17, 2015
Politics

Politics In the News: Presidential Candidates Court Iowa

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 6:05 pm

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5:01am

Mon August 17, 2015
The Two-Way

In Private Letter, Red Cross Tried To End Government Inquiry

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 10:16 am

The American Red Cross, which has often boasted of its transparency, attempted last year to halt a congressional inquiry into its disaster relief work, according to a private letter Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern wrote to Rep. Bennie Thompson.

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9:10am

Sun August 16, 2015
The Two-Way

Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader And Longtime NAACP Chair, Dies At 75

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 9:17 am

Then NAACP Chairman Julian Bond addresses the civil rights organization's annual convention in Detroit in 2007. Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75.
Paul Sancya AP

Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET

Julian Bond, a key civil rights activist and anti-war campaigner who helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and later served for years as the chairman of the NAACP, has died at age 75.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, where Bond served as president in the 1970s, announced his death in a statement on Sunday. The SPLC said Bond died Saturday evening in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

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7:44am

Sun August 16, 2015
Politics

Clinton And Trump Skip The Soapbox At The Iowa State Fair

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 6:26 am

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7:42am

Sun August 16, 2015
Politics

In Iowa, Clinton Turns Email Controversy Into A Punchline

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

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7:16pm

Sat August 15, 2015
It's All Politics

LISTEN: Sanders Jokes About Trump Helicopter

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 1:43 pm

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It was a hectic day at the Iowa State Fair. Thousands crowded around as Donald Trump and other candidates toured the fairgrounds. So many people crowded the area where the famed butter cow was that Trump wasn't even able to go visit it.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was also there. And around the same time Trump wrapped up his visit — and circled the airspace with his helicopter — Sanders had this reaction:

"I apologize; we left the helicopter at home," said Sanders, who has made income inequality a top issue in his campaign. "It's in the garage," he added to laughter.

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5:08pm

Sat August 15, 2015
Politics

It's A Party In Iowa — And Just About All The Candidates Are Invited

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 6:56 pm

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1:05pm

Sat August 15, 2015
The Two-Way

In Iowa, Clinton Calls Email Controversy 'Usual' Partisan Politics

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 1:16 pm

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom on Friday. Appearing at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, she said the controversy over her emails was the "usual" politics.
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Hillary Clinton reiterated her earlier remarks that she "did not send or receive emails marked 'classified' " on a private server used while she was secretary of state, calling the controversy over the subject the "usual" partisan politics.

Appearing at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines with former Sen. Tom Harkin, who endorsed her on Friday, Clinton said "the facts are the same as they have been from the beginning."

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8:14am

Sat August 15, 2015
It's All Politics

'Same Old Partisan Games,' Clinton Says Of Attacks Regarding Emails

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 1:19 pm

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding on Friday in Clear Lake, Iowa.
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Democratic presidential candidates played to a full house in Clear Lake, Iowa, on Friday night — in the same ballroom where in 1959 Buddy Holly played his last-ever show. At the historic Surf Ballroom, with a vintage mirror ball dangling from the ceiling, candidates offered up a version of their own greatest hits.

In her speech, Hillary Clinton took a new approach, going after those who have been attacking her over her email accounts and over her actions during the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

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