July 31, 2010 President Obama went to Michigan on Friday, the "ground zero" of the recession, to kick off a campaign highlighting the turnaround in the U.S. auto industry.
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July 30, 2010 The sun has gone down, people are home from work, the weekend is about to begin. Only one thing is missing: this week's ScuttleButton puzzle. Fortunately, it's here, so don't turn off your computer just yet.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who appears to have gotten a political boost from her support of the immigration law.
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July 30, 2010 Republicans plan to use Democrats' opposition to Arizona's controversial law as a key talking point in this fall's campaigns.
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July 30, 2010 Neither Ron Elving nor Ken Rudin was invited to Chelsea Clinton's wedding, so the best they could do is over this week's episode of the "It's All Politics" podcast. Which is good news for America.
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July 30, 2010 On this day in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson says he will not name any member of his Cabinet as his running mate, an announcement that everyone understood to be a message to Attorney General Robert Kennedy, who had a tense relationship with LBJ.
July 30, 2010 Michele Norris speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the aftermath of the auto bailout and the economy.
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July 30, 2010 In this installment of Tell Me More's weekly Barbershop segment, guest host Rebecca Roberts talks with freelance journalist Jimi Izrael, civil rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar, columnist Gustavo Arellano and writer Matthew Continetti. They discuss former USDA official Shirley Sherrod's vow to bring a lawsuit against conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, the anniversary of the famous White House "Beer Summit" between President Obama, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates and Cambridge police officer James Crawley. Other topics include the Arizona immigration law, which partially went into effect yesterday and President Obama's appearance on ABC's "The View."
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July 30, 2010 Thursday, the U.S House of Representatives passed legislation to reduce the sentencing disparity between federal crack and powder cocaine sentences. President Obama is expected to sign this into law. To get a sense of the impact of this legislation, and in particular what it means for those in communities of color, guest host Rebecca Roberts speaks with Michael Nachmanoff, Federal Public Defender for Eastern Virginia and Co-Chair of the Federal Public Defender Legislative Committee.
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July 30, 2010 Black farmers won a discrimination lawsuit against the Department of Agriculture. But they are still waiting to be paid. President Obama announced the 1.25 BILLION dollar settlement in February, but although it has passed the House, it is now stuck in the Senate. Guest host Rebecca Roberts speaks with John Boyd, the President of the National Black Farmers Association, and Willie Adams, a farmer from Georgia, about the bill and why it is being held up.
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July 30, 2010 There are a lot of rumors about a potential wedding this weekend involving the daughter of a former president and a current secretary of state. She is thought to be marrying the son of two ex-members of Congress. We have the scoop.
July 30, 2010 A battle is being waged by small businesses, accountants, and members of Congress to repeal a new tax reporting requirement in the health law. But it could raise $16 billion for the government.
Hundreds of members of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor march to the Capitol in Phoenix on Thursday in protest of Arizona's immigration-enforcement law.
July 30, 2010 Opponents took to the streets of Phoenix as parts of the immigration-enforcement law that were not blocked by a federal judge went into effect Thursday. At least 50 people were arrested throughout the day in acts of civil disobedience.
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July 29, 2010 The last thing the Democrats want as they head into the fall elections is for the GOP to be able to use the "culture of corruption" charge, which brought the Dems to power in 2006, against them. And so they wish the Rangel case would go away.
MillerCoors took the caffeine out of their alcoholic drink, Sparks, but others still make the combo.
July 29, 2010 Eight months ago, the Food and Drug Administration asked makers of beverages containing alcohol and caffeine to prove the drinks are safe. So far, nothing's been made public.
July 29, 2010 Two points of view on conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart. The view of Michael Steele of the RNC is positive; he's invited Breitbart to head up a GOP fundraiser next month. The view of Shirley Sherrod is less positive; she's suing him.
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