| Apr 15, 2014
Last week, the president's lap dog blew his dog whistle (a dog whistle, if you didn't know, is coded language intended for a special constituency).
Speaking to the National Action Network, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said, "The last five years have...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:57 AM
NEW YORK — The Rev. Al Sharpton, the long-time political agitator and TV personality famous for his willingness to take on law enforcement and the establishment, admitted Tuesday he had worked with the FBI years ago but insisted he was not a "rat."...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:27 AM
In its finest sketch this weekend, "Saturday Night Live" spoofed CNN's breathless, inconclusive coverage of Flight 370 without mentioning the missing plane.
"SNL" offered a blistering commercial for the CNN Pregnancy Test, which offers "relentless,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:57 AM
A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal.
Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant.
She issued a summary judgment in...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As Comcast awaited approval to acquire NBCUniversal, producer Peter Chernin interviewed CEO Brian Roberts at the 2010 Cable Show. Chernin wondered whether Roberts was truly ready for the headaches associated with owning NBC, particularly the controversy...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:06 PM
It's not hard to figure out why the Rev. Al Sharpton, of all people, receives a strange new respect in President Barack Obama's White House. Every president needs a good "anger translator."
Fans of Comedy Central's "Key and Peele" show know what I am...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 12:17 PM
It hasn't been so easy for traditional civil rights-era activists in this small St. Louis suburb in recent weeks, where the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer has put them on all-too-familiar turf: challenging...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Once again, term limits are dead in Illinois.
A petition drive spearheaded by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner to place a binding referendum on the November ballot to impose an eight-year limit on state legislative terms was ruled...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Family and supporters of Michael Brown on Monday celebrated the life of the black teenager killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in a music-filled funeral service ringing with calls for peace and police reforms.
Brown's body lay in a...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:52 PM
When the Rev. Al Sharpton called on mourners at the funeral for Michael Brown to begin a nationwide drive for change, Camille Foster thrust her right hand high and leapt from the church pew to her feet.
“Yes, sir! Yes, sir!” Foster, 22,...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:05 AM
One person was shot and critically wounded and seven arrested early Sunday as police in Ferguson, Missouri, clashed with protesters when a curfew was imposed after days of unrest after a black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer. Scores of...