WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia's government.
The final vote was 97-1 against the veto. Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid was the lone "no" vote.
Democratic Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate, and Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats and is a former White House contender, did not vote. more >>
Donald J. Trump suggested "Stop and Frisk" as a means to help get guns off the streets of places like Chicago that are experiencing upticks in gun violence. Hillary Clinton touted police reform as a way to help race relations. Though the national stage is a good place to discuss these issues, when put into praxis on the local level, they often blow up when lived out in reality.
Police routinely get hot when African Americans bring up bad calls police made that resulted in the death of unarmed citizens. African Americans get upset when people ignore grave mistakes of officers and lump the whole of law enforcement together as sin and error-free people. Progress and trust will continue to be elusive if we do not all admit that the current model in place that breeds distrust on both sides does indeed need improvement.
I spoke with an officer about why the police use deadly force rather than shooting to wound an individual. more >>
Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican Donald Trump on Monday of having a long history of racist behaviour during a heated presidential debate that could reshape the 2016 campaign for the White House. Clinton and Trump interrupted each other throughout the debate on topics ranging from foreign policy to the economy. Trump said Clinton had very little to show for her many years in public life.
Clinton, a former secretary of state, and Trump, a real estate tycoon, slammed each other for the controversy stoked for years by Trump over whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States.
It's often said, "There is only one race — the human race." While the phrase has become almost cliché in repetition, it happens to be 100 percent accurate, both scientifically and theologically speaking.
From Ferguson to Baltimore, Tulsa to Charlotte — and on college campuses from coast-to-coast — a great divide is sweeping America. It is fueled largely, if not entirely, by half-truths and outright lies. Truth is irrelevant. Only the narrative matters. When "Hands Up Don't Shoot™" can do so very much to further "the cause," it matters not that it represents a holocaust-denial-level of detachment from reality.
Which tells you everything you need to know about the cause. more >>
As the entire world sat riveted to the highly anticipated 2016 presidential debates, many others wondered about the two other candidates who weren't present: Green Party nominee Dr. Jill Stein and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. The two third-party candidates had to watch from the sidelines as Hillary Clinton and Donald sparred over a diverse range of issues, from offshore employment to the correct "presidential temperament."
It was previously reported that the two candidates were excluded from the first presidential debate. Both failed to reach the 15 percent polling threshold set by the Commission of Presidential Debates. Stein had 3.2 percent, while Johnson had 8.4.
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Republican Party nominee Donald Trump's campaign recently announced the creation of a Catholic advisory group that will assist the presidential hopeful to appeal to Catholics.
In an announcement posted to his campaign website last week, the Trump campaign provided a list of advisory group members, which include former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, longtime conservative activist Richard Viguerie, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, veteran Republican strategist Mary Matalin, and Congressman Sean Duffy of Wisconsin.
In a statement released as part of the announcement, Congressman Duffy argued that if elected president Trump "will fight for Catholics." more >>