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'Secret law is a threat to democracy,' Dems warn in letter to Obama
Four House Democrats have teamed up with privacy advocates to protest a "secret law" that they say authorizes spying on some Americans' emails and online messages.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
If Democrats Seek to "Rally Blacks" Against Police Militarization,...
Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Obama's final two years in office.... "Ferguson has made it crystal clear to the African-American community and others that we've got to go to the polls," said Representative ... (more)
Culture goes on display at festivals
Music and diverse crowds flooded the streets on Sunday in communities across Metro Detroit in celebration of the holiday weekend.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
The Detroit News
Forum: Stop Ferguson from happening in Detroit
Could a slaying of an unarmed black teen by police happen in Detroit? That question, sparked by the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, loomed large over a forum held Friday at Fellowship Chapel on relations between minority communities and law enforcement agencies.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
What we know so far about the Justice Department's probe into Michael Brown's death.
Last Friday, the Department of Justice announced that FBI agents were working with attorneys from the Civil Rights Division and US Attorney's Office to conduct what Attorney General Eric Holder promised would be a "thorough and complete investigation" into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Monica Conyers released from probation early
Former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, who pleaded guilty to bribery and served time in prison, has been released eight months early from probation, according to a court filing.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Democrats are part of the problem in Ferguson, too
The halls of an adjourned Congress are ringing with passionate calls to address the civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., which resulted from the lethal shooting of an unarmed black teen by police.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Silicon Alley Insider
Why Protecting Our Trade Secrets Is Essential To Saving the Economy
By: Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries , Howard Coble , John Conyers Jr. , Steve Chabot , Jerrold Nadler , and George Holding , Members of the House Judiciary Committee Unlike a patent or copyright, a trade secret is non-public intellectual property.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
U.S. Lawmakers Want to End Transfers of Military Equipment to Police
U.S. lawmakers alarmed by the aggressive police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, are pushing for Congress to limit the Pentagon's ability to provide civilian police departments with military equipment such as armored vehicles designed for the battlefield.
Former White House And Congress Spokesman Bob Weiner Reveals How...
Weiner, a former Conyers aide and now a White House and congress columnist and radio commentator, was invited by the Congressman to witness the last two days of his primary push.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Dem Rep. Lacy Clay Calls on House Judiciary Hearing to Probe Shooting of Robber Mike Brown
Rep. Lacy Clay Jr. called on the House Judiciary Committee to hold a special hearing to probe the shooting of robber Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Lawmakers Rip Ferguson Police Response to Protesters
The law enforcement response to the protest has been labeled overly combative, even militaristic - and lawmakers are now concerned that the situation is emblematic of a more pervasive problem.
Christian Science Monitor
Has Rand Paul raised 2016 prospects with fiery Ferguson response?
Sen. Rand Paul, here speaking at an event sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington on June 20, has commented on issues like race in ways that go well beyond typical partisan lines.
Congress Isn't Ending the Pentagon-to-Police Weapons Program Anytime Soon
High-profile lawmakers are criticizing a federal program that puts military equipment in the hands of local law enforcement, a reaction to the chaos and police crackdown in Ferguson, Mo.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
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Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn has nabbed the endorsement of former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller , a conservative Democrat whoA s backed more Republicans than members of his own party in recent years.
Detroit Free Press
Mural, event help celebrate growing movement in Detroit: Urban farming
Ryan Herberholz's mural is unveiled Thursday as part of the Help Us Grow Detroit event to raise awareness to urban farming initiatives.
House Democrat Readies Bill To Demilitarize Local Police
Rep. Hank Johnson announced Thursday that he plans to file legislation aimed at stemming the militarization of local police -- something on full display this week in Ferguson, Missouri, where officers in riot gear have been showering largely peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Democrats Call for Judiciary Hearings on Ferguson Violence
A police officer standing watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown conceals her identity.
Unruly Man Arrested After Detroit Police Shooting Cited Ferguson, Missouri Incident
Police say a man referencing the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, was arrested as a crowd gathered on Detroit's east side following a police shooting.
Impeachment talk and obstructionism backfiring for Republicans
After months of attempting to block or repeal the Affordable Care Act and sabotaging any serious efforts at immigration reform, Republicans have now taken up the impeachment banner.