Politics

11:56am

Wed July 29, 2015
It's All Politics

Planned Parenthood Controversy Proves Complicated For Democrats

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 10:05 am

Anti-abortion activists held a rally opposing federal funding for Planned Parenthood in front of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday.
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This post was updated at 10 a.m. ET Thursday

The latest in a series of undercover sting videos features a woman who says she worked for a company that harvested organs from fetuses aborted at Planned Parenthood.

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11:45am

Wed July 29, 2015
The Two-Way

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., Of Philadelphia, Indicted On Corruption Charges

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 3:25 pm

Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., D-Pa., speaks in Philadelphia on May 7.
Matt Rourke AP

Updated at 3:25 p.m. ET

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., the Democrat who represents a district that includes parts of Philadelphia, was indicted on Wednesday over allegations of political corruption.

According to the indictment, the government alleges that Fattah was involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy that included bribery, the illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.

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11:41am

Wed July 29, 2015
Code Switch

'Key & Peele' Is Ending. Here Are A Few Of Its Code Switch-iest Moments

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 1:34 pm

Ian White Comedy Central

6:12am

Wed July 29, 2015
Politics

Presidential Candidates Weigh-In On Planned Parenthood Controversy

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 1:50 am

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6:03am

Wed July 29, 2015
It's All Politics

Could President Obama Win A Third Term?

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 1:57 pm

President Obama speaks in Ethiopia. While there, he noted that in the U.S., presidents can't run for more than two terms. But if they could, he said, he'd win.
Mulugeta Ayene AP

President Obama was giving the final speech of his Africa tour, offering a critique of the young democracies on that continent, singling out the all-too-typical practice of leaders overstaying their terms in office.

"When a leader tries to change the rules in the middle of the game just to stay in office, it risks instability and strife," Obama said, aware that the president of Burundi, seated nearby, had recently defied that country's two-term limit.

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5:16am

Wed July 29, 2015
Politics

New Gitmo Plan Would Relocate Some Detainees To U.S.

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 2:22 pm

Captives separated by a fence conduct communal evening prayers at the Camp 6 prison building at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Walter Michot Miami Herald/TNS/Landov

A top White House official is floating a plan to relocate all of the so-called "enemy combatants" held at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Some top congressional leaders had criticized President Obama for not spelling out how he'd shut down that facility, as he promised to do days after taking office in 2009.

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5:00pm

Tue July 28, 2015
Business

New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Long Overdue Redesign

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:31 pm

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5:00pm

Tue July 28, 2015
Law

Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:31 pm

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5:00pm

Tue July 28, 2015
Africa

President Obama Addresses African Union In Ethiopia

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 2:09 pm

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President Obama addressed the African Union today in Ethiopia, the first U.S. president to speak to the continental body. He praised Africa's progress, but promised to keep pointing out lingering problems with human rights and democracy.

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5:00pm

Tue July 28, 2015
It's All Politics

After Hope For Early Release, Prisoners' Applications Stuck In Limbo

Originally published on Tue August 4, 2015 1:29 pm

Dana Bowerman's lifelong best friend Michelle Elliott holds a photograph of the two together. Bowerman is serving a nearly 20-year sentence for federal drug conspiracy charges. She was holding out hope for clemency for nonviolent drug offenders but it is unlikely that she will receive an early release date.
Matthew Ozug NPR

It took a while for Dana Bowerman's long prison sentence to sink in.

Bowerman is a onetime honor student and cheerleader whose brassy personality cleared most obstacles from her path. But there was one hurdle her quick mind couldn't leap. In early 2001, Bowerman got sent away for nearly 20 years on federal drug conspiracy charges, her first and only offense. It wasn't until two years in, in her bunk behind a fence in a Texas prison, that her fate seemed real.

"It was a hard swallow," Bowerman said.

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