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Pelosi Canvassing Dem Caucus For Support

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is canvassing members of the Democratic caucus before deciding whether to make a bid for House minority leader, she told The Huffington Post in an interview Thursday. Though Pelosi has yet to reach and ask for support, she said, calls and emails of encouragement have come from House […]

Ohio Jail’s Stun-Gun Use Is Unconstitutional: DOJ

The complaint said jailers regularly put stun guns in a “drive stun” mode designed to cause continuous pain to someone resisting an officer. “In case after case, deputies tase people, often in the drive stun mode to cause pain, when the person was greatly outnumbered by a team of deputies who were easily able to […]

Obama follow Clinton’s ’94 playbook?

Watching President Obama react to what he called his “shellacking” in the midterm elections had me remembering then-President Bill Clinton back on November 9, 1994 — the day after he and his fellow Democrats lost control of the House and the Senate. Read the full story from CNN

Patty Murray Defeats Dino Rossi In Washington Senate Race

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington U.S. Sen. Patty Murray seized a fourth term Thursday, surviving voters’ backlash against Democrats nationally and weeks of relentless GOP campaign attacks on her voting and federal spending record. Murray’s victory over Republican Dino Rossi, after three days of tallying, preserves breathing room for the Senate’s shrunken Democratic majority. Republicans made […]

Washington Election Results: Patty Murray Defeats Dino Rossi In 2010 Senate Race

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington U.S. Sen. Patty Murray seized a fourth term Thursday, surviving voters’ backlash against Democrats nationally and weeks of relentless GOP campaign attacks on her voting and federal spending record. Murray’s victory over Republican Dino Rossi, after three days of tallying, preserves breathing room for the Senate’s shrunken Democratic majority. Republicans made […]

Youth Radio — Youth Media International: Mehserle Sentencing and The Unanswered Question: Should Transit Cops Have Guns?

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Charlie Foster Just how long Johannes Mehserle goes to prison for fatally shooting an unarmed train passenger will likely come down to one thing: his gun. Because while the ex-transit cop’s involuntary manslaughter conviction carries a sentence of as much […]