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Obama Misses His Moment on Race

I got this note the other day from one of our readers, a woman who is named Dr. Love, in response to President Obama’s remarks on Trayvon Martin. I am an average weight white girl who happens to wear a 34 – M cup bra and is covered with tattoo’s. And guess what Mr. President I get followed in stores too and believe me I

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Obama Signals Civil Rights Charges Unlikely

Largely lost amid the hoopla surrounding Obama’s seminar Friday on race was a small suggestion contained within the remarks that signaled a second prosecution of George Zimmerman on federal civil rights charges is unlikely: I know that Eric Holder is reviewing what happened down there, but I think it’s important for people to have some clear expectations here.  Traditionally, these are issues of state and

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Obama: “Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me”

President Obama today doubled down on his statement last year that Trayvon Martin could have been his son, revising his remarks with the update, “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. Obama spoke today about the Trayvon Martin case during an unscheduled appearance in the White House briefing room before the daily briefing by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. Carney suggested afterward

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Obama Meeting With Black Sorority Sisters

As the White House continues to try to placate allies in the black community outraged over the George Zimmerman verdict, President Barack Obama is meeting Tuesday with members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority at the White House, according to Politico. That’s a good thing. The more he does stuff like this, the more it seems maybe he’s trying to show he’s doing as much

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What Obama Can Learn from a Legal Intern

Have a look in the video below at this poised and principled young woman, Channa Lloyd. A law student working as an intern in the firm representing George Zimmerman, she had the challenge of being part of the Zimmerman defense team – and also being African American. It appears she had the option not to work the case, but she took it anyway. Why? I

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Stage Set for Second Zimmerman Prosecution

The White House and Attorney General Eric Holder are pretending that the judgment on whether to file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman will be left to the honest, non-political career men and women at the Department of Justice. But both President Obama and Holder have already signaled very clearly to the professionals what they want. Obama “has no position to express,” White House

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Obama Issues Pro-Trayvon Martin Statement

After waiting some 17 hours since the jury issued its verdict, President Obama issued a written statement Sunday afternoon saying “a jury has spoken” but suggesting justice has not been done. As anger seethes among those who reject the jury’s unanimous verdict that George Zimmerman did not murder Trayvon Martin or commit manslaughter, the president only indirectly called for protestors to refrain from violence. And

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Obama Silent So Far on Zimmerman Verdict

UPDATE: Obama issued a statement Sunday afternoon. ******* The White House has so far refrained from commenting on the not-guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, despite scattered protests around the country and calls for the administration to pursue federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman. The last statement President Obama made about the case was a Rose Garden appearance

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Obama and Trayvon Martin, Part II

The trial of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin increasingly appears headed for an acquittal, and President Obama needs to be ready with a rapid response to rectify the error of his initial reaction to the case and prevent and outbreak of rioting. The police department and city government of Sanford, Florida, where Zimmerman shot Martin, is girding for riots. As in the

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Little-Known DOJ Cell Watches Trayvon Martin Protests

A largely unknown group of Justice Department officials has inserted itself into the local Florida protest movement surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin, assisting the protestors and attending their meetings and rallies. While the officials are tasked with preventing racial violence, it appears that in carrying out their duties, they have provided significant assistance to those protesting the killing of Martin, who black, by George

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Obama’s Misuse of Power in the Zimmerman Case

President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have inappropriately waded into the case against George Zimmerman. While the effects are unclear, the misuse of executive power is unmistakable. We don’t know if Zimmerman is guilty of a crime, though he may be, and if he is he should be punished. We do know that the Obama administration has sought to influence whether he would be

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Carney: No More From Obama on Trayvon Martin

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today said President Obama will make no further comments on the Trayvon Martin case. “I certainly don’t think you’ll hear from him,” Carney said, noting that there is an “ongoing investigation” in the case. Carney suggested the White House is now imposing a wall of silence on the matter. “He and I and others will refrain from commenting on it,”

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