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Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Blocked for Nov. Election

Posted October 2, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

A judge said today that Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law cannot take effect until after the Nov. 6 presidential election, meaning that voters in this swing state won’t yet have to show ID at the polls. In his ruling, Judge Robert Simpson said that the state had improved the system to issue voter IDs, but […]

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Lawmakers Call for New Gun Rules

Posted December 19, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

As funerals continued for shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., the White House and congressional leaders called for new gun legislation. Gwen Ifill speaks with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, who explained that while there may be no easy solution, “Enough is enough.” Watch Pro Gun Rights Sen. Warner Says […]

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Though Acceptance for Gay Americans Is Growing, Discrimination Persists

Posted June 18, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

A new survey by the Pew Research Center offers a complex view of what it’s like to be an LGBT American. The survey found that while 92 percent of LGBT Americans say society is more accepting, 53 percent say they still face discrimination. Ray Suarez talks with Paul Taylor, co-author of the survey, and Gary […]

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Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts

Posted April 15, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

This week on the Rock Newman Show, Mary Grice, the woman featured in the Washington Post article “Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts”, along with her attorney Robert Vogel, and Senior Editor from the Washington Post Marc Fisher. Article From Washington Post By Marc Fisher, Published: April 10 A few weeks […]

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The Boston Bombers: Who Knew What When

Posted May 1, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

One of the most devastating revelations in the wake of 9/11 was that U.S. intelligence agencies had key pieces of information on the would-be hijackers — but didn’t share them with each other in time to prevent the attack. Since then, the U.S. has poured billions of dollars into federal and private-sector infrastructure to gather […]

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House Passes Deal to Avert ‘Cliff’

Posted January 2, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

The bill’s passage sealed a hard-won political triumph for President Obama. By: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that […]

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Will cloud of ethics determine D.C. Mayor’s race?

Posted April 1, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

BY RACHEL WELLFORD March 31, 2014 at 2:31 PM EDT A cloud of ethics is once again hanging over a race for mayor of the nation’s capitol. Now, a day before the Democratic primary, which often decides the outcome of Washington, D.C., mayors’ races, that cloud threatens to imperil the hopes of sitting Mayor Vincent […]

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Meet Anqoinette Crosby, Your New Host of Vocal Point

Posted May 16, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

About Anqoinette Anqoinette Crosby is a seasoned journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Anqoinette most recently worked as the On Air Reporter in the award-winning video department at The Washington Post. Anqoinette helped push an iconic print newsroom into a new form of storytelling. She helped create The Post’s first online news program called Post […]

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How Will the Health Law Impact Coverage for Immigrants?

Posted October 12, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Non-citizens are three times more likely to be uninsured than U.S.-born residents, although they represent only 20 percent of the nation’s total uninsured. How will the health care reform law will impact this population? Here’s your primer. Continue The U.S. is home to more than 21 million immigrants who are not citizens, and for many of […]

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Obama Set to Name Hagel, Brennan to Top Positions

Posted January 7, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

BY: CHRISTINA BELLANTONI AND TERENCE BURLIJ And we’re back. With a battle over raising the debt ceiling on the horizon, President Obama also appears to be spoiling for a fight with Republicans in Congress when it comes to filling his Cabinet for his second term. On Monday, Mr. Obama will nominate Vietnam War veteran and former GOP Sen. […]

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Watch Here! New View with Ed Gordon

Posted November 1, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

WHUT’s new talk show New View provides a fresh, diverse, and multi-cultural discussion on a variety of today’s most intriguing topics    During its premier episode, veteran journalist and show host Ed Gordon, along with his expert guests, address the mid-term elections, the Ebola scare,  the changing complexion of television and much more.  If you’re tired of the same old point-of-view […]

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Posted December 6, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Today, we remember the life of an exemplary world leader, educator and human rights champion, Nelson Mandela, who passed away at age 95. On behalf of the Howard University community, I extend sincere condolences to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa. In leading his nation away from the blight of apartheid, President […]

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Death Toll From Devastating Tornado Revised Down

Posted May 21, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

 Mark Memmott and EYDER PERALTA May 21, 2013 6:00 AM A day after a monster EF-5 tornado pummeled Moore, Okla., the focus turned to the victims. NPR’s Wade Goodwyn spent the day in the city talking to survivors. Christie Parrish decided to leave her home for her sister’s shelter. “You could hear [the tornado] like a mile […]

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Tropical Storm Isaac Batters Gulf Coast

Posted August 31, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Residents of the Gulf Coast hunkered down overnight as Tropical Storm Isaac hit the shores of Louisiana and Mississippi, causing surges of up to 15 feet of water. Ray Suarez talks to Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, about how the slow-moving tropical storm may affect some areas worse than Hurricane Katrina. Watch […]

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In Memory of Ruby Dee – Actress, Playwrighter, Screenwriter, Journalist and Activist

Posted June 12, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) Civil rights activist and actress Ruby Dee has died at age 91, Dee’s daughter Nora Davis Day confirmed Thursday. Day said her mother passed away Wednesday night at home in New Rochelle, New York. Dee acted on the Broadway stage and the silver screen. In 1961, she […]

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Sandy Shifts Attention to Local Leaders, Away From Presidential Race

Posted November 2, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Cars on 14th Street and Avenue C under water. The largest public transportation system in the world shuttered. 5,700 flights canceled. Nearly 7 million people across the East Coast in the dark. And the final campaign push one week until Election Day? On hold. As Hurricane Sandy barreled up the eastern United States before weakening, the super-storm […]

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Pilot’s political views may figure in airline mystery

Posted March 18, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

Now missing for 10 days, the search for a Malaysian airliner stretches from central Asia to the southernmost Indian Ocean. Officials are scrutinizing the actions of the crew, including news that the pilot attended the trial of a leading jailed political opposition figure hours before Flight 370. Lucy Watson of Independent Television News reports.

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House Committee Votes to Charge Attorney General with Contempt

Posted June 21, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

The House Oversight Committee passed judgment Wednesday on Attorney General Eric Holder, voting along party lines to recommend he be held in contempt by the full House when lawmakers consider the matter on the floor next week. The partisan snipe fest was mostly focused on Holder’s handling of documents and information tied to the botched […]

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Irreverent and unapologetic comedian Joan Rivers dies at 81

Posted September 4, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

BY COLLEEN SHALBY September 4, 2014 at 3:22 PM EDT on PBS NewsHour Comedian and television star Joan Rivers, known for her no-holds-barred approach to comedy, has died, her family said in a statement. She was 81. Joan Rivers began a career in stand-up comedy in the 1950s, a time when females were exceedingly rare in […]

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Sandy Leaves N.J. Reeling, N.Y. Life Gets Slow Restart

Posted November 2, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Transcript JEFFREY BROWN: The losses in life and property kept growing today in the wake of Sandy. The U.S. death toll reached 92 and the focus on physical damage shifted to New Jersey, where the monster storm blasted barrier islands and other waterside cities. The massive force of the storm’s destruction along the JerseyShore came […]

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