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Ramarley Graham (credit:  CBS 2)

Lawmakers, Teen’s Family Demand Justice For 2012 Fatal Police Shooting Of Ramarley Graham

The 18-year-old was followed home and shot dead with his grandmother and 6-year-old brother in the apartment. Officer Richard Haste thought Graham was disposing of drugs and thought he had a gun.

04/16/2014

A Target store (credit: Getty Images)

Target Facing Department Of Justice Investigation, Class-Action Lawsuits

The Department of Justice is investigating the credit and debit card security breach that affected more than 40 million Target shoppers.

12/23/2013

American Airlines planes on the tarmac (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

U.S. Sues To Block American Airlines, US Airways Merger; ‘Harms Consumers’

The government’s action threatens to quash a deal that would create the world’s largest airline by passenger miles.

08/13/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (file / credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Blumenthal: Justice Department’s Seizure Of AP Phone Records ‘Deeply Troubling’

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

05/14/2013

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (file / credit: Westchester County)

Possible Contempt Charges For Westchester County Exec Over Fair Housing Settlement

Prosecutors say County Executive Rob Astorino is violating one of the terms of a 2009 settlement of a desegregation lawsuit.

04/23/2013

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Karl Rove’s Super PAC For Hire

Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.

10/08/2012

A woman votes in Florida (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: Voter ID: A Good Idea

It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?

08/22/2012

Bolivian Diego Mariaca(R) and his brother Gustavo Mariaca(L) fill out paperwork under the 'Dream Act' (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American Dream

Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.

08/16/2012

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Karl Rove’s Super PAC For Hire

Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.

08/07/2012

A Philadelphia voter (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of Voting

There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.

07/31/2012

House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (credit: www.repturzai.com)

Opinion: Treason In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Republicans have betrayed their country and devised a scheme to potentially disqualify nearly one tenth of the states’ electorate.

07/26/2012

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Disenfranchisement Is The Real Crime

Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.

07/09/2012

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Who Is ALEC?

In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.

07/05/2012

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0

Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.

07/03/2012

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mess In Texas

In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.

07/02/2012

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