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“This was household income when President Obama took office. This was the national debt. Under Obama, families have lost over $4,000 a year in income, and the national debt is now $16 trillion and growing. Barack Obama: More spending, more debt — failing American families.”Read full article >>
Nearly all of the independent advertising aired for the 2012 general-election campaign has come from interest groups that do not disclose their donors, suggesting that much of the political spending over the next six months will come from sources invisible to the public.Read full article >>
The resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson and the launch of a top-to-bottom review of the agency Wednesday are an acknowledgment by President Obama of what he has long denied: that the force charged with protecting him is in deep turmoil and struggling to fulfill its sacred mission.Read full article >>
The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is investigating an accusation of misconduct on the grand jury that is hearing the case against the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.Read full article >>
Man convicted of murder in retrial
A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.
Prosecutors said Michael Dunn shot with intent to kill when he fired 10 times into an SUV carrying 17-year-old Jordan Davis and three of his friends in November 2012.Read full article >>
1. David Nakamura looks at the relationship between President Obama and those who protect him.
2. A former Secret Service agent describes the job.In terms of the actual physical experience, imagine something like this: Forgo sleep for 24 hours, skip lunch and dinner, stand outside of a house in the rain at 3 a.m. for several hours, take a cab to the airport and finally board a plane to a large city for a four-hour flight. Repeat this regimen for several days in a row. To make the simulation complete, you also need to fail to attend a child's birthday or graduation and miss the holidays or your wedding anniversary. Read full article >>
The Justice Department is said to be preparing a shortlist, for the moment, of people it is recommending to the White House to replace Eric
Holder as attorney general, our colleague Sari Horwitz reports.
RALEIGH, N.C. — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Wednesday that two provisions of North Carolina’s election law overhaul in 2013 cannot be enforced during November’s election.
The three-judge panel’s ruling reinstates same-day registration and restores out-of-precinct provisional voting.Read full article >>
The Secret Service’s new acting interim director, Joseph Clancy, served as head of the agency’s presidential protection division until 2011, when he retired and became director of corporate security for Comcast. He was named to the Secret Service post Wednesday after the resignation of Julia Pierson.Read full article >>
As critics of the conventional wisdom on failed states since 2006, we have followed the evolution of the debate over state failure. So when we saw a new post on Monkey Cage and article (ungated) in the journal Governance from Stephen Krasner and Thomas Risse on the subject, we read with interest.Read full article >>
The Justice Department is said to be preparing a shortlist, for the moment, of people it is recommending to the White House to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.
Most every lawyer in town — if not the country — seems to have been mentioned for the job. As former Holder Justice Department spokesman Matt Miller tweeted just after Holder’s announcement:Read full article >>
The New Republic's Alec MacGillis is out with a new e-book about Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whose 2014 reelection campaign is a list of dismaying superlatives. It will likely be the most expensive Senate race in history, it has featured some of the silliest ads and stupidest controversies, and it features one of the most unpopular-yet-routinely-successful incumbents in the country.Read full article >>
The Los Angeles City Council is expected to finalize a vote setting a citywide $15.37 minimum wage for hotel workers Wednesday, which the American Hotel & Lodging Association says it will fight.
“Despite numerous economic analyses which underscore that this measure is unwise and will lead to significant job losses, the City Council today rushed full steam ahead on its controversial wage proposal,” Katherine Lugar, association president said in a statement.Read full article >>
President Obama determined that "new leadership" was required at the Secret Service, the White House said Wednesday shortly after its director, Julia Pierson, resigned.
Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the president made the determination in light of "recent and humiliating reports" from The Washington Post detailing how the Secret Service bungled its response to a man who jumped over the White House fence last month. The man, Omar Gonzalez, was not apprehended until he was well into the White House and was tackled by a guard who was off-duty.Read full article >>
The Wisconsin gubernatorial race looks to be neck-and-neck just a month before Election Day, according to a new poll released Wednesday that has GOP Gov. Scott Walker slightly ahead of Democratic rival Mary Burke.Read full article >>
Advocates have taken first steps toward getting marijuana legalization on the 2016 ballot in at least six states, with two more joining the growing list this week.
In Maine, advocates formed a political action committee to support their fight with proposed initiative language forthcoming, while a local Democratic activist in Mississippi submitted a nine-page proposed ballot measure with the state. Both efforts, launched Monday, join similar efforts underway in Arizona, California, Massachusetts and Nevada. The Marijuana Policy Project, which played an instrumental role in legalizing the drug in Colorado, has started or been involved with all but the Mississippi measure.Read full article >>
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson released the following statement Wednesday afternoon on Secret Service chief Julia Pierson’s resignation:
“Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it. I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation.Read full article >>
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Secret Service chief Julia Pierson, one day after she went through a grilling on Capitol Hill over her agency’s recent problems with White House security.Read full article >>
A new poll out Wednesday from Suffolk University and USA Today confirms something we kind of already knew: Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) is in a remarkable amount of trouble. The poll shows independent Greg Orman leading Roberts 46 percent to 41 percent with Democrat Chad Taylor now off the ballot.Read full article >>