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Sep 12 2019
House panel approves impeachment inquiry parameters as Democrats try to clarify their strategy
The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a resolution defining the rules of the panel's impeachment investigation, the first vote the committee has taken related to the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump.
The party-line vote came as House Democrats have struggled to define the committee's probe, with Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler saying the committee isCNN (Online News)
Jun 11 2020
Big Money Bought the Forests. Small Logging Communities Are Paying the Price.
FALLS CITY, ORE. — A few hundred feet past this Oregon timber town, a curtain of Douglas fir trees opens to an expanse of skinny stumps.
The hillside has been clear-cut, with thousands of trees leveled at once. Around the bend is another clear-cut nearly twice its size, then another, patches of desert brown carved into the forest for miles.
Logging is booming around Falls City, aProPublica
Nov 26 2014
Unorthodox police procedures emerge in grand jury documents
When Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson left the scene of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the officer returned to the police station unescorted, washed blood off his hands and placed his recently fired pistol into an evidence bag himself.Washington Post
Dec 23 2014
Al Sharpton: De Blasio's Call to End Protests "Ill Defined"
Rev. Al Sharpton is poking New York City mayor Bill de Blasio after he called for a halt in protests against law enforcement until after the two police officers who were murdered have their funerals.
“Is a vigil a protest? Is a rally?” Sharpton told Reuters when asked about his response. He added that de Blasio’s remarks were “an ill-defined request.”
According to Reuters,Breitbart News
Aug 10 2015
Man Is Shot in Ferguson After Police Say He Fired at Officers
St. Louis County police officers shot and critically injured a man who fired at them here late Sunday night, the authorities said, setting this region on another tense and uncertain course on the same day that hundreds gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown, a black teenager, by a white officer.New York Times (News)
Aug 20 2014
With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again
The tense situation in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown is another test for President Obama. He has struggled at times over how to navigate long-simmering tensions between police and the African-American community.NPR (Online News)
Aug 19 2014
National Guard Arrives In Ferguson, But Clashes Continue
Strict new protest rules and the presence of the National Guard in Ferguson didn’t prevent fresh clashes with police on Monday night, the ninth night of unrest since unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer on Aug. 9.HuffPost
Jun 02 2020
America’s Protests Won’t Stop Until Police Brutality Does
This country has failed to provide one of the most fundamental protections in the Constitution: the right to life.
“Stop Killing Us!” Three words, scrawled on a sign held by a 5-year-old black boy at a Tampa protest against police brutality. Messages don’t get any clearer than that. Yet to judge by the days of protests sweeping the country, this message still hasn’t gotten through.New York Times (Opinion)
May 21 2019
Democrats fume as McGahn skips House hearing: ‘Our subpoenas are not optional’
The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee vowed Tuesday to go to court if necessary to seek former White House Counsel Don McGahn's testimony, after he defied a subpoena and skipped a committee hearing at President Trump's direction.
The move infuriated Democrats and touched off what could be another high-profile battle over holding a Trump official in contempt of Congress.Fox News (Online News)
Nov 26 2019
White House says it will appeal ruling on McGahn testimony
Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday that a judge’s ruling to force former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify in the House impeachment inquiry “may not be sustainable.”
Mrs. Conway told reporters at the White House that “nobody was surprised” by the ruling Monday from U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, and that the Justice Department will appeal.