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Holder to Issue Rigorous New Racial Profiling Standards

ATLANTA (AP) -- Speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta - the church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that he will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance aimed at endi ...

Facebook post critical of Obama daughters lands congressional aide in hot water

A Facebook post that criticized President Barack Obama's daughters, Sasha and Malia, for their appearance at this week's Thanksgiving turkey pardoning ceremony spelled trouble for a Tennessee congressman's aide. Pictures from Wednesday's ceremony sho ...

Obama's IRS to receive bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rank-and-file IRS workers are again getting a bonus. Commissioner John Koskinen informed IRS employees in an email that they'll get a bonus next March of 1 percent of their base salary. The performance awards go to most employees. ...

Under Obama's Amnesty Many Illegal Aliens Eligible for Social Security, Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to t ...

The Obama's had 6 kinds of pie with the rest of their feast

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their ...

Holder: Peaceful protesters 'heroes, in my mind'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown. "It is c ...

It's Eric Holder's Turn Now

[caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON -- With the Ferguson grand jury's decision now in the court of public opinion, the legal focus turns to the U.S. Department of Justice, whose civil rights ...

White House vows to kill deal to extend tax breaks

[caption id="attachment_34340" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is working feverishly to quickly scuttle a congressional effort to permanently renew generous tax breaks for businesses and individ ...

Obama to protester: 'I just took an action to change the law...'

[caption id="attachment_36396" align="alignright" width="300"] The next sign should inform Obama that Congress makes and changes laws.[/caption]CHICAGO (AP) -- Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obam ...

EPA to propose stricter smog standards

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems. Th ...


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