I was fortunate enough to be able to interview a number of authors at this year's Miami Book Fair, so I thought I'd take advantage of Thanksgiving and the day after to share some of them with you. Today, the guy who probably could have predicted the outcome of our presidential election better than most others, as Ari Berman has been telling us about the whittling away and destruction of the Voting Rights Act for years with his book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. Wesley Lowery was Tweeting from a McDonald's in Ferguson, MO, [...]
Morning Jumpstart Protesters, police clash Obama to speak: Dallas memorial service RIP: 5 Dallas police officers Dallas gunman planned wider attack: Police Explosions shake South Sudan's capital Trump veepstakes: General? Governor? GOP convention: Fight starts today Sanders to endorse Clinton Tuesday? Protesters, Police Clash (Reuters, WaPo, NYT, AP, NoLa, Politico, TMN, TMN, TMN, me) • Officers stared down hundreds of shouting protesters near a ramp onto I-110 in Baton Rouge, La, Sunday night before another squad in riot gear arrived to make arrests. Earlier Sunday, some 2,000 people rallied outside the Capitol building to protests police killings of black people, [...]
What a fucked up day. It happened again! This time it was a Minnesota man who was allegedly pulled over because of a broken tail light, although pictures circulating online that show a car with intact tail lights, identified as the car Philando Castile was driving Wednesday evening. His girlfriend, Lavish "Diamond" Reynolds had the presence of mind to start streaming video to Facebook from her cell phone after a cop shot Castile through the window! And now he's dead. A day after Baton Rouge, LA cops shot and killed Alton Sterling, a 37-year old father of five. The [...]
Morning Jumpstart Alton Sterling shooting: DoJ to investigate Minnesota man shot dead by police at traffic stop Trump shouts, defends Star of David tweet FBI chief on the Hill: Clinton email server Bernie booed by House Democrats House GOP gun bill in jeopardy UK's Iraq war report mauls Blair Blair's private notes to Bush - frank uncensored Justice Dept to Probe Alton Sterling Shooting (NYT, AP, Daily Beast, NYT, TMN, me) • The Justice Dept opened a civil rights investigation on Wednesday into the fatal shooting of a black man by the Baton Rouge, La, police after a searing video [...]
We awoke to an awful déjà vu this morning. Another black man was killed by cops in a show of excessive, brutal police force. Alton Sterling, a 37-year old father of five, was selling CDs in front of a convenience store, something he did regularly to help support his family. Someone called the cops on him, and now Alton Sterling is dead. We are talking about it because someone captured the shooting on video. And now a second video has surfaced. And tomorrow, the trial begins for the most senior of the cops who was involved in the wild [...]
Victoria Jones created and edits Quick Morning News. She is chief White House correspondent with Washington DC-based Talk Media News, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. Quick NewsCruz-Trump: Buh-bye bromance GOP debate: WinnersGOP debate: LosersGOP debate: 4 big momentsHappy hour debate: Not so jollyChicago releases 2013 police shooting videoSecDef: US sailors "misnavigated" Cruz-Trump: Buh-Bye Bromance (WaPo, Politico, NYT, me)• Ted Cruz unloaded on Donald Trump in the 6th GOP debate held in North Charleston. "I recognize that Donald is dismayed that his poll numbers are falling in Iowa, but [...]
It's a busy Wednesday show, as Nicole attempts to recap the president's executive action on guns as he announced yesterday, and Bernie Sanders great speech on Wall Street and financial reform. Today's guests are Deborah Newell Tornello with our first dip into the Oy FloriDUH files for 2016. Igor Volsky of Think Progress joins in to talk guns and hypocrite Congressmen; and Billy Joe Bill, one of the attorneys for Tamir Rice's mother joins in too.
Today, Nicole Sandler looks at Chicago's protests of Rahm Emauel's handling of police shootings and more with Driftglass. Plus racist on the Supreme Court and Donald Trump keeps offending and rising in the polls.
It's a day of dueling stories - hope and joy at the Supreme Court as the justices hear the case that could lead to marriage equality across the land. And Baltimore burns, as protesters mourn the loss of another unarmed black man to police. GottaLaff joins in to discuss the dichotomy. And David Cobb of Move to Amend on the fight to get money out of politics...
Nicole talks about the latest shooting of an unarmed black man by a cop, this time in SC. Plus election results from Chicago and Ferguson. And Green Party 2012 presidential candidate Jill Stein, who's formed an exploratory committee for 2016, guests!