Politics

5:22pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Code Switch

Here's What People Are Saying About The Waco Shootout And Race

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 10:42 am

Officers investigate a shooting in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, on Sunday.
Jerry Larson AP

The biker gang shootout this weekend in Waco, Texas, that left nine people dead, 18 wounded, and as many as 192 facing organized crime charges has sparked a lot of scrutiny over how police and media are treating this incident compared with how they approached the protests in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore.

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5:22pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Politics

White House Says Fall Of Ramadi, Iraq, Is A 'Setback'

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 6:23 pm

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5:22pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Law

Obama To Regulate Police Use Of Some Military-Style Hardware

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:08 pm

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5:22pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Business

Michigan Lawmakers, Industry Executives Debate Film Incentive Program

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 10:39 pm

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4:05pm

Mon May 18, 2015
It's All Politics

Cheap And Fast, Online Voter Registration Catches On

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:42 pm

Debra Bowen, then California secretary of state, demonstrates the state's online voter registration system when it was launched in 2012. Voters can also still register using a paper form.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

Voters in more than half the states will soon be able to register online, rather than filling out a paper form and sending it in.

Twenty states have implemented online voter registration so far, almost all in the past few years. Seven other states and the District of Columbia are now in the process of doing so. That includes Florida, where Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last Friday requiring the state to allow online voter registration by 2017.

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2:01pm

Mon May 18, 2015
The Two-Way

President Gets His Own Twitter Account: 'It's Barack. Really'

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 8:59 pm

President Barack Obama might have just gotten his own Twitter account, but he's been tweeting for years, such as during this "Twitter Town Hall" in 2011.
Charles Dharapak AP

"Hello Twitter! It's Barack. Really." And with that, President Obama became part of the Twitterverse. The White House announced Monday that @POTUS would be "the official Twitter account of the President of the United States."

According to a post on The White House Blog:

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10:10am

Mon May 18, 2015
It's All Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham Is 'Having A Blast' As He Preps Presidential Run

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 11:16 am

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., toured Manchester, N.H., on Friday. On Saturday, he spoke at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Day Dinner.
Jim Cole AP

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is ready to join the crowded 2016 presidential race — and he's having a blast in doing it.

The defense hawk and pragmatic Republican said Monday morning on CBS's This Morning that he would make an announcement on June 1 about his plans, but he went on to dispense with all pretense of what that decision would be.

"I'm running because I think the world is falling apart," Graham said.

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6:15am

Mon May 18, 2015
Politics

Romney, Putin In Action Over The Weekend

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:00 am

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4:58am

Mon May 18, 2015
Politics

Sen. Graham To Announce In June If He's Joining GOP Presidential Race

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:00 am

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10:10am

Sun May 17, 2015
It's All Politics

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Serve Up Ice Cream, Cheese And Red Meat To Iowans

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 9:51 am

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker offers cheese and ice cream to guests in his hospitality room at the Iowa Lincoln Day Dinner in Des Moines on Saturday.
Charlie Neibergall AP

GOP presidential hopefuls spent Saturday night serving up ice cream, cheese and political red meat to potential Iowa caucus voters.

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