A Palestinian girl celebrates the cease-fire with her father. (Adel Hana/AP Images)The Week
Israel and Hamas reach a long-term truce, audio of the Michael Brown shooting surfaces, and more
1. A new cease-fire takes hold in Gaza
Israel and the Palestinians reached a deal on a long-term cease-fireaimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza. The truce was negotiated in Cairo and took effect…
Mitt Romney | No attribution
In other words it’s too early to announce…TPM LiveWire
Mitt Romney has insisted that he is not going to run for president again in 2016, but acknowledged on Tuesday that the situation could technically change.
On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Romney reiterated that he is not going to run for president, according to audio recorded by Mediaite.
Hewitt then pressed…
The Huffington Post
Three top Republican Senate candidates heaped praise on the political network built by the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch during a secretive conference held by the brothers this past summer, according to audio of the event.
Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst and Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton directly…
When Gogebic Taconite LLC began moving in November 2010—the same month Scott Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin—to develop an open-pit iron mine in one of the most environmentally sensitive regions of northern Wisconsin, the Florida-based mining firm got a lot of pushback. Residents of the region objected, along with Native American tribes. So, too, did citizens from across…
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.|Mark Wilson/GettyThe Daily Beast
Like so many politicians before him, ex-Virginia governor Bob McDonnell is blaming his wife. And though she may have signed off on the strategy, she doesn’t seem happy about it.
People are expected to protect the people they love, which is why spouses aren’t compelled to testify against each other.…
Bill Gates | The Daily BeastThe Daily Beast
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg already had the gun lobby in his sights. Now Bill Gates is donating $1 million for universal background checks—and there’s more where that came from.
Somewhere in a large glass tower in Northern Virginia, there’s a guy who runs guns with a French name having a bad day. With good reason.
It was reported Mondaythat Bill…
Charles Belk | CREDIT: POSTED BY BELK ON TWITTER
Actually, these stories are all too common. The media have finally caught up to the larger issue…Think Progress
Police were looking for a bank robber when they arrested Charles Belk on Friday night. The profile of the suspect was tall, black, and bald. And so is Belk. They were both wearing green shirts. That’s all the information they had. And…
Six-year-old Ryan exits a car with his hands over his head, after police pull over his mother’s car, guns drawn. | CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM DASH CAM VIDEO POSTED BY WFAA
Bad actors in the police force should be fired instead of coddled and hidden away which appears to be standard procedure around the country. This really ticks me off…big time!Think Progress
Police officers in Forney, Texas, were…
Apparently it’s legal for Fox News to do this as well… PoliticusUSA On the same day that Michael Brown was laid to rest, Fox News edited video of Attorney General Eric Holder in an attempt to exploit and inflame racial tensions.