In a year-end conversation with NPR News, President Obama told Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep that low morale around race relations in the U.S. is exaggerated by the national conversation around recent violence and not an accurate reflection of the state of affairs around the country.
When asked if the U.S. is more racially divided than it was when he took office six years ago, the President responded: "No, I actually think that it's probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided."
Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 3:00 pm
Three advocacy organizations — across ideological lines — are telling congressional investigators to back off in a probe of EPA ties to a leading environmental group, the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California and Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana are leading the investigation. They contend that NRDC lobbyists have exerted too much influence over EPA on the issues of carbon reduction and the proposed Pebble Mine at Bristol Bay, Alaska.
This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer observes Torture Week with Waterboarding USA, Waterboarding Championships, Dick Cheney Confidential, The Professionals, Who is Yoo, We Tortured Some Folks, and more!
UNO political science professor Ed Chervenak reviews runoff results.
The defeat of incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu after 18 years in office could indicate a major shift in Louisiana politics. One expert sees Republicans taking charge for at least a generation.
This week on Harry Shearer's Le Show: Karzai Talk, Just the Losing Kind, News of the Olympic Movement, What the Frack, News of the Warm, News of Inspectors General, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, and more.
Originally published on Sun December 7, 2014 11:25 am
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The final election battle of 2014 is now over. And Republicans have reason to celebrate. The GOP picked up a ninth Senate seat yesterday. Congressman Bill Cassidy defeated Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu 56 to 44 percent in a runoff.