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This week New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has been talking about what he calls "the Cosby Effect" in interviews. Bratton made his latest remarks while discussing crime data on the Brian Lehrer Show on January 6.  Former...
photo: Speaker Paul Ryan at a press conference on January 6, 2015  New Year. Same Votes.  Back on October 20, 2015, soon-to-be-Speaker Paul Ryan talked about how Republicans had to go, “from being an opposition party to being a proposition...
The new year started swiftly for the Department of Homeland Security as Immigration and Customs Enforcement launched deportation roundups of families who had fled violence in Central America. Yesterday Jeh Johnson announced the following in terms of removals that...
"Although the U.S. is the undisputed leader of the free world, this nation ranks 94th out of 162 countrieson the Global Peace Index.   More than 30,000 people are killed in this country every year due to gun violence; and more than...
Obama is trying to take you guns (again)! Because no actual serious detailed policy discussion can happen in today's politics, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is doing what many in the GOP do best: He's "getting out the base." Today President...
House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force members who attended the 4:15 p.m. meeting with the President were Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and...
Former North Charleston South Carolina Police Officer Michael Slager, who shot and killed Walter Scott, 50, at the end of a traffic stop, has been released from jail.  Slager was released on a $500,000 bond.  The murder of Scott...
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has released his first TV ad. “He’s calling for a temporary shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until we can figure out what’s going on. He’ll quickly cut the head off ISIS and take...
Today, President Obama will meet with members of the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force to discuss the Administration’s plans to reduce gun violence.  The President is reportedly planning to sign an executive order that would require unlicensed...
Will Mitch McConnell Allow a Vote on Justice Reform? This was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in December after being asked if there would be a vote on a justice bill that was passed out of committee. “I haven’t decided...