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“What could be more American?” Obama’s full speech from Selma, Alabama – Quartz

US president Barack Obama gave an impassioned speech yesterday to the tens of thousands who gathered at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to mark the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” a brutal police crackdown on civil rights marchers. He highlighted the original marchers’ “enormous faith” and spoke about the “long shadow” of racism in America, a shadow that seems particularly far-reaching in the wake of the federal report on…

Posted: Monday, March 09, 2015

Bloody Sunday commemoration ‘assuages some of the hurt’ – USA TODAY

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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015

Eric Holder Prepared To Dismantle Ferguson Police Department If ‘Necessary’ – Huffington Post

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday the Justice Department would use its full authority to demand police reforms in Ferguson, Missouri, including possibly going so far as dismantling the department accused of racial bias. “We are prepared to use all the power that we have … to ensure that the situation changes there,” Holder told reporters. Asked if that included…

Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015

‘Battered’ Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on southern California golf course – Fox News

Actor Harrison Ford was injured Thursday when his two-seater plane crash-landed on a golf course in Venice, Calif., shortly after he reported engine failure and told air-traffic controllers he was returning to the airport. His representative said in a statement to FoxNews.com late Thursday that Ford, who was flying a World War II vintage plane, was “banged up” and receiving treatment, but that his injuries were not life-threatening and he…

Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015

Delta plane slides off runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport – Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 125 passengers and five crew members aboard slid off the runway upon landing during a snowstorm at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday, but officials said there were no serious injuries. Delta flight 1086 was landing at LaGuardia after a morning flight from Atlanta, the airline said. The passengers were evacuated safely from the aircraft on inflatable slides and moved…

Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2015

Membership in Clinton’s Email Domain Is Remembered as a Mark of Status – New York Times

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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2015

North Korea applauds ‘knife attack of justice’ on US ambassador – CNN

Seoul, South Korea (CNN)A man opposed to the joint South Korea-U.S. military drills attacked the American ambassador in Seoul, slashing his face and arms as he was about to give a speech Thursday morning. North Korea quickly called the stabbing a “knife attack of justice,” and said it reflected “anti-U.S. sentiment” in South Korea. The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was in stable condition after undergoing more than…

Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2015

‘Winter’s last hurrah’: Snowstorm could be season’s last – New York Daily News

Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2015

Ferguson’s not the only city to get scathing federal report – CNN

(CNN)The report is daunting, and tears apart the Ferguson Police Department’s systemic discrimination against blacks. After a monthslong investigation, federal investigators issued a scathing report Wednesday highlighting discriminatory and unconstitutional practices by law enforcement in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. And even though the Justice Department cleared Darren Wilson, a white former police officer, in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, it highlighted a range…

Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2015

State Department says Netanyahu twisted Kerry’s words in speech to Congress – Fox News

The State Department accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of taking congressional testimony by Secretary of State John Kerry out of context in Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday.  In a statement released early Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki quoted in full an article written on the website FactCheck.org that claimed certain remarks made by Netanyahu about Iran’s nuclear program “misrepresented what Kerry had said” in…

Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Netanyahu’s Forceful but Misguided Address – Wall Street Journal

In a speech delivered Tuesday to a joint meeting of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forcefully laid out his objections to the terms of the nuclear agreement that the U.S. and its negotiating partners may be on the verge of reaching with the government of Iran. “For over a year,” he declared, “we’ve been told that no deal is better than a bad deal. Well, this is a bad…

Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Israel’s Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that paved the way to a “nuclear nightmare,” drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing the depth of a U.S.-Israeli rift. Delivering dueling messages within hours of each other, Netanyahu made his case against Obama’s Iran diplomacy in a speech to Congress that aligned himself with…

Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s use of private email address while Secretary of State draws … – Fox News

Feb. 24, 2015: Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles during a keynote address at the Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a personal e-mail account to exclusively conduct official business during her time at the State Department, a move that raises questions about access to the full archive of her correspondence, as well as the possibility that…

Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Israel’s Netanyahu to address Congress in speech that has strained ties with … – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will escalate his campaign against U.S. President Barack Obama’s Iran diplomacy on Tuesday in a speech to Congress whose staging has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders’ already strained ties. Although cold-shouldered by the administration, Netanyahu has offered an olive branch, saying he meant no disrespect to Obama by accepting an invitation to address U.S. lawmakers that was orchestrated by the…

Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2015

‘Jihadi John’ recording: Mohammed Emwazi denied extremism – BBC News

3 March 2015 Last updated at 11:05 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. In the recording Mohammed Emwazi described the 2007 London terror attacks as “extremism”, saying “innocent…

Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Mourners Pay Their Respects to Slain Kremlin Critic Boris Nemtsov in Moscow – Wall Street Journal

MOSCOW—Mourners bearing candles and flowers joined government officials and business tycoons Tuesday to pay their respects to Boris Nemtsov, the opposition leader gunned down near Red Square last week. Thousands walked in silence past the casket lined with white silk and piled with flowers as former colleagues and allies of Mr. Nemtsov, a fixture on Russia’s political scene for nearly three decades, spoke words of tribute. The line…

Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Personal Email Use May Have Violated Federal Requirements … – ABC News

Hillary Clinton used a personal email account exclusively while serving as secretary of state, and may have violated federal requirements, the New York Times reported late Monday. According to the Times, Clinton did not have a government email address during her four years at the State Department, and her aids took no action to preserve her emails – which is required by law under the Federal Records Act. These new…

Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Israel’s Netanyahu to address Congress in speech that has strained ties with … – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will escalate his campaign against U.S. President Barack Obama’s Iran diplomacy on Tuesday in a speech to Congress whose staging has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders’ already strained ties. Although cold-shouldered by the administration, Netanyahu has offered an olive branch, saying he meant no disrespect to Obama by accepting an invitation to address U.S. lawmakers that was orchestrated by the…

Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Isis in Iraq: Operation to re-take Saddam Hussein’s birthplace Tikrit from militants … – The Independent

The city is a symbolic target in a continuing campaign to reclaim large swathes of the country controlled by the so-called Islamic State since its offensive last year. Tikrit, around 80 miles north of Baghdad, was overrun by the militants in June and Iraqi forces retreated weeks later after fierce fighting. It forms a network of Isis strongholds in Iraq’s Sunni heartland, lying on the road to their largest city,…

Posted: Monday, March 02, 2015

Israeli Leader Arrives in US for ‘Historic’ Mission – TIME

More Obama Aide Calls Israeli Leader’s U.S. Visit ‘Destructive’ Netanyahu Says World Powers ‘Have Given Up’ on Preventing Iran Nukes Obama Won’t Meet With Netanyahu During Washington Visit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington, D.C., on Sunday for a controversial visit that the leader described as “a fateful, even historic mission.” “I am the emissary of all Israelis, even those who disagree with me,” Netanyahu said on Twitter…

Posted: Monday, March 02, 2015