Now that the smoke has cleared from Debo Adegbile's failed nomination Wednesday to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, there are some lessons to draw from that Democratic debacle.
Why was it a disaster? Seven Democrats defected from their party to vote against Obama's nominee. The nomination had been opposed by police groups because of Adegbile's indirect role in the appeals process for Mumia Abu Jamal, a death-row inmate convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981.
The annual Conservative Political Action Conference gathering begins in Maryland today. The conference will run through Saturday and feature some of the most prominent members of the Republican Party, including Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin and Donald Trump.
Many of these key contenders are expected to speak during the convention; however one highly anticipated event is Saturday’s straw poll, in which attendees can choose their preferred candidate for the GOP 2016 nomination.
The first comprehensive research on sex trafficking at the Super Bowl is being released today by researchers in Arizona, where the Super Bowl will be held next year.
They analyzed and placed online sex ads, identifying nearly 2,000 potential sex trafficking victims, including 84 children in New Jersey and Arizona, during the 10 days before and after this year’s Super Bowl.
Republicans and Democrats are at odds over who in the U.S. is to blame for the crisis in Ukraine.
While many on the right maintain that Russia’s invasion is the result of President Obama’s weak foreign policy, others on the left argue that former President George W. Bush set a precedent for the attack by invading Iraq.
Additionally, many across party lines accuse the intelligence community for failing to anticipate that Russia would send troops to the Crimean Peninsula.
When residents of Westwood, a low-income neighborhood in Denver, were asked what would help them the most, the answer was simple: Help us lower our utility bills.
Engineering students at Metro State University took up that challenge. They designed a furnace that uses recycled materials, is solar powered and costs less than $50 to build — and pennies a day to run.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jenny Brundin of Colorado Public Radio found out how the design is working.
I’m happy to live in Boston and have been for the last 16 years. But I must admit I miss the Midwest. I came here from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, which is also where Here & Now co-host Jeremy Hobson grew up. In fact I worked with Jeremy’s high school class on a documentary when I was at the public radio station there, WILL.
Originally published on Thu March 6, 2014 10:48 am
This Carnival season, residents of Sao Paulo are taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers, but unlike the massive demonstrations that swept the city last summer, it's to party and not to protest.
Rio de Janeiro is well known as the queen of Carnival for its lavish parades broadcast live from the Sambadrome. Sao Paulo is the biggest city in South America and the economic engine of Brazil, but it's not known for its bacchanalian abandon.
In fact, it was the epicenter violent demonstrations over Brazil's plans to host the World Cup this summer and the Olympics in 2016.
We all remember the story of 5-year-old Miles Scott, who is in remission from leukemia. Back in November, Here & Now spoke to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in San Francisco, which organized the entire city to help grant Miles’ wish to be BatKid for a day.