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In Memory of Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, Activist, and Educator. 1928-2014

Posted May 28, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

Global Renaissance Woman Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised […]

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Timeline: 9/11 Memorial Museum Fields Controversy

Posted September 12, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

More than a decade of remembrance later, a $1 billion museum at Ground Zero has still not opened — as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo remain at odds over whose agency will pay for the museum’s operating costs and for how long. Click Here for a timeline of the controversy, beginning […]

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Historic Unveiling of Frederick Douglass Portrait at Governor’s Mansion in Md.

Posted September 23, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

The portrait, the first of an African American to grace the halls of the residence, was done by renowned portraitist Simmie Knox, who is also the first black American to be commissioned for a presidential portrait. BY: BREANNA EDWARDS of TheRoot.com Posted: Sept. 16 2014 11:34 AM When Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley first moved into the historic Government […]

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Analysis: Obama Wins But Washington Unchanged

Posted November 7, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

President Obama has won the election and has four more years to push for economic and social policies passed in his first-term presidency. But with the balance of power in Congress unchanged, Obama may face the same gridlock in Washington. BY BEN FELLER, AP WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s victory means […]

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What’s behind Obama’s campaign to limit bulk data collection by the NSA

Posted March 26, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

President Obama announced that he wants Congress to stop the National Security Agency from gathering bulk phone records and holding them for five years. What’s at stake in the president’s push to limit the scope of U.S. surveillance? Gwen Ifill talks to Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies and Gary Schmitt of […]

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Ending Negotiations, 25,000 Chicago Teachers Head to the Picket Lines

Posted September 12, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Despite spending more than 400 hours in negotiation, Chicago Public School teachers walked off the job over pay and health benefits and policies that would tie teacher performance to students’ scores on standardized testing. Jeffrey Brown talks to WTTW’s Eddie Arruza for more on the first Chicago teachers’ strike in 25 years. Watch 25,000 Chicago […]

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Victory in Hand, Obama Extends Olive Branch

Posted November 7, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Barack Obama was elected to a second term as president Tuesday, reassembling the coalition that lifted him to a historic win four years ago and winning at least six of the key battleground states. The Democratic incumbent received 50 percent of the vote nationwide to 48 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In terms […]

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After Coming Out, Jason Collins Gets Support from Across the NBA

Posted May 1, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Jason Collins made headlines this morning as the first male athlete from a major U.S. professional league to announce that he is gay. The NBA free agent wrote his personal account for Sports Illustrated. In the column, co-written by Franz Lidz, Collins says he was reluctant to be the “first” openly gay athlete on the […]

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Killings at American Consulate in Libya Might Shift Campaigns’ Focus

Posted September 12, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

After months of a remarkable laser focus on domestic policy and even as the anniversary of 9/11 had a more muted tone than in years past, overnight events overseas have unexpectedly shifted the focus of the presidential contest. It’s not clear how the campaigns will use Tuesday’s attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, […]

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Obama Outlines Incomplete ‘Journey’ in Sweeping Start to Second Term

Posted January 22, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

BY: CHRISTINA BELLANTONI AND TERENCE BURLIJ President Obama took a place in history Monday as the second commander in chief to take the oath of office four times, and paused to gaze upon a massive crowd waving American flags to celebrate his second term. It was a moment in time, the punctuation mark following an inaugural address that […]

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Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Strike

Posted September 19, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Chicago Teachers Union leaders voted Tuesday to end a strike that has closed classrooms for more than a week in the nation’s third-largest school district. Union President Karen Lewis led the walkout on Sept. 10, a result of a dispute between teachers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who demanded widespread reform including tying teacher pay […]

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News Wrap: Health care law surpassed original goal of 7 million enrolled, White House says

Posted April 2, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

In our news wrap Tuesday, more than 7 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, despite technical glitches on HealthCare.gov during its rollout and the rush leading up to the enrollment deadline. Also, NATO ordered a halt to all civilian and military cooperation with Russia, and agreed to consider […]

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WATCH NOW! Looking Forward: Barack Obama’s Second Term

Posted February 28, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

A Panel Discusion Hosted by Ed Gordon, With Special Guest, Senior Advisor to The President, Valerie Jarrett. In 2008 then senator Barack Obama did what many said was impossible.  He campaigned on change and united a group of minority, independent and disenchanted status quo voters who ushered him into office making him the Nation’s first […]

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Should Lawmakers and White House Have Been Warned of Petraeus Investigation?

Posted November 14, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

When the Petraeus news hit, congressional leaders bemoaned not being notified beforehand. Gwen Ifill talks to Jane Harman, former ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and former Justice Department official Matthew Miller about when and if Congress and the president should be briefed on such investigations. Watch Should Lawmakers Have Been Warned of Petraeus […]

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Has LinkedIn Crossed an Ethical Line?

Posted August 20, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

The social networking site has begun promoting some services for job seekers that are of questionable value   A recent Ask The Headhunter article by Nick Corcodilos on the PBS NewsHour website had this provocative headline: “Is LinkedIn Cheating Employers and Job Seekers Alike?” As a longtime fan of LinkedIn, the standard bearer for online professional networking, I found […]

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3 killed, 16 wounded by shooter at Fort Hood

Posted April 3, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

BY PBS Newshour NEWSDESK  April 2, 2014 at 7:15 PM EDT  Video by Associated Press Updated 10:30 p.m. EDT Officials revised upwards the number of people killed and wounded in Wednesday’s shooting at Fort Hood. Three people were fatally shot and as many as 16 were injured during the shooting, which is being described as a soldier on soldier incident. […]

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Programs at Risk From Sequester Spending Cuts

Posted May 8, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Communities Prepare for Sequester Cuts to Staffing and Social Programs With no compromise in sight, communities across the country are bracing for sequester to kick in during the coming weeks. Ray Suarez looks at effects for workers and government programs at the state-level. Gene Grant of New Mexico PBS, Gretchen Frazee of WTIU and Flo […]

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WHUT Remembers Marion Barry, 1936-2014

Posted November 24, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

  Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. (born Marion Berry, Jr.; March 6, 1936 – November 23, 2014) was an American politician who served as the second elected Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and again as the fourth Mayor from 1995 to 1999. A Democrat, Barry had served three tenures on the Council of the District of Columbia, representing as an […]

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Illinois becomes last state to allow ‘concealed carry’

Posted July 10, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

9 July 2013 Last updated at 21:45 ET The mother of a Chicago murder victim says too many people have access to guns Illinois has become the last state in the US to allow residents to carry concealed handguns, after lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto. Large majorities in the state House and Senate dismissed objections […]

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Anthony Brown and Jolene Ivey on The Rock Newman Show

Posted May 9, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and MD Delegate Jolene Ivey join us on The Rock Newman Show.  Watch Here! About Lt. Governor Anthony Brown Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown has dedicated his life to public service. He understands that in these difficult times, Maryland needs leaders who are willing to stand up, sacrifice their own […]

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