Man’s Death After NYPD Chokehold Has Been Ruled A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says

Man’s Death After NYPD Chokehold Has Been Ruled A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says

By Anthony M. DeStefano, Newsday NEW YORK -- A police chokehold, as well as chest compression, were ...

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Olympic Sailing Champions Race In Huge Rio ‘Toilet’

Olympic Sailing Champions Race In Huge Rio ‘Toilet’

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Twenty-three Olympic medalists start trials on Saturday for the 2016 Rio Game ...

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Obama: After 9/11 ‘We Tortured Some Folks’

Obama: After 9/11 ‘We Tortured Some Folks’

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that U.S. officials had "tortured some ...

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Obama: New Truce ‘Very Hard’ If No Confidence In Hamas

Obama: New Truce ‘Very Hard’ If No Confidence In Hamas

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama urged Hamas Friday to show it is serious about wanting a c ...

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STDs On The Rise In Miami Area

STDs On The Rise In Miami Area

By Monica Disare, The Miami Herald Rates of both chlamydia and syphilis in Miami-Dade have nearly do ...

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WATCH LIVE: President Obama Delivers Statement From The White House

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Delivers Statement From The White House

At 2:35pm, EST, President Barack Obama will deliver a statement from the White House press briefing ...

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Bill Clinton On Sept. 10, 2001: ‘I Could Have Killed’ Osama bin Laden

Bill Clinton On Sept. 10, 2001: ‘I Could Have Killed’ Osama bin Laden

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Australia tha ...

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Americans With Ebola To Be Sent To United States For Treatment By End Of Weekend

Americans With Ebola To Be Sent To United States For Treatment By End Of Weekend

By Monte Morin And Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times ATLANTA -- The medical evacuation from Liber ...

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P&G Earnings Rise As It Moves To Cut Lagging Brands

P&G Earnings Rise As It Moves To Cut Lagging Brands

New York (AFP) -- U.S. consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Friday unveiled plans to eliminate d ...

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Sudanese Christian Woman Spared Execution Arrives In United States

Sudanese Christian Woman Spared Execution Arrives In United States

Washington (AFP) -- A Sudanese Christian woman -- sentenced to death for renouncing Islam but acquit ...

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Gaza: United States Condemns ‘Barbaric’ Hamas Ceasefire Breach

Gaza: United States Condemns ‘Barbaric’ Hamas Ceasefire Breach

Washington (AFP) -- The United States blamed Hamas for the breakdown of a ceasefire with Israeli for ...

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There’s More Than Meets The Eye In California’s Water Usage Data

There’s More Than Meets The Eye In California’s Water Usage Data

By Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- When state regulators tried to tally water use a ...

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As Syrian Army Sets Sights On Aleppo, Residents Flee A Broken City

As Syrian Army Sets Sights On Aleppo, Residents Flee A Broken City

By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times ALEPPO, Syria -- Minutes after the barrel bomb eviscerated the ...

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Islamic State’s Brutal Videos Send Message To Friend And Foe Alike

Islamic State’s Brutal Videos Send Message To Friend And Foe Alike

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff IRBIL, Iraq -- The Islamic State, the radical Islamist ...

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Congress OKs Highway Funding Fix At Last Minute, But Problem Isn’t Solved

Congress OKs Highway Funding Fix At Last Minute, But Problem Isn’t Solved

By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Hours before the federal government was se ...

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Senate Sends $16.3 Billion Veterans Affairs Reform Bill To Obama

Senate Sends $16.3 Billion Veterans Affairs Reform Bill To Obama

By Rebecca Bratek, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Nearly four months after Veterans Affairs ...

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Christie Cultivating Ties On New Hampshire Trips, Observers say

Christie Cultivating Ties On New Hampshire Trips, Observers say

By Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said ...

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Calif. GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Spends Week On Fresno Streets

Calif. GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Spends Week On Fresno Streets

By John Ellis, The Fresno Bee FRESNO, Calif. -- On July 21, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Ka ...

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At Least 26 Dead In Taiwan Gas Explosions

At Least 26 Dead In Taiwan Gas Explosions

By Yu-Tzu Chiu, dpa TAIPEI, Taiwan -- At least 26 people were killed and some 270 injured in several ...

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U.S. Aid To Afghanistan Exceeds Marshall Plan In Costs, Not Results

U.S. Aid To Afghanistan Exceeds Marshall Plan In Costs, Not Results

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times The United States has now spent more on the reconstruction o ...

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Dick Wagner, Esteemed Rock Guitarist, Dies At 71

Dick Wagner, Esteemed Rock Guitarist, Dies At 71

By Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press DETROIT -- Dick Wagner, a guitarist renowned for his work with ...

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WATCH: Joe Conason Discusses Clinton’s Future On ‘Morning Joe’

National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason discussed Hillary Clinton's political future, during a Fri ...

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El Nino Usually Means Fewer Hurricanes For S.C.

El Nino Usually Means Fewer Hurricanes For S.C.

By Joey Holleman, The State (Columbia, S.C.) COLUMBIA, S.C. -- As the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season ...

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Eric Cantor To Resign From Congress

Eric Cantor To Resign From Congress

Washington (AFP) - Just hours after stepping down as U.S. House majority leader, Republican Represen ...

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U.S. Adds 209,000 Jobs In July, Unemployment Rises To 6.2 Percent

U.S. Adds 209,000 Jobs In July, Unemployment Rises To 6.2 Percent

Washington (AFP) - The US economy generated 209,000 new jobs in July, down from June but maintaining ...

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Militias Patrolling Texas Border Draw Scrutiny, Concern

Militias Patrolling Texas Border Draw Scrutiny, Concern

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times HOUSTON -- Masked militias have arrived in South Texas wi ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics’

Weekend Reader: ‘Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics’

In his engaging new book, Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republica ...

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Even By ‘Do-Nothing’ Standards, This Congress Is Useless

Even By ‘Do-Nothing’ Standards, This Congress Is Useless

On Friday, the House of Representatives will join the Senate on recess, leaving ...

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Poll Roundup: Kentucky Senate Race Remains Close Ahead Of Fancy Farm

Poll Roundup: Kentucky Senate Race Remains Close Ahead Of Fancy Farm

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will beg ...

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Obamacare Is Less Popular Than Ever, But Americans Still Oppose Repeal

Obamacare Is Less Popular Than Ever, But Americans Still Oppose Repeal

Americans have an increasingly negative view of Obamacare, but they still strong ...

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With Midterms Approaching, Voters Must Return To Senses

With Midterms Approaching, Voters Must Return To Senses

By Ann McFeatters, McClatchy-Tribune News Service WASHINGTON – The boys and girl ...

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Hospital Helps Restaurants With Rx For Healthy Cooking

Hospital Helps Restaurants With Rx For Healthy Cooking

By Cheryl Powell, Akron-Beacon Journal AKRON, Ohio -- Trying to eat healthy when ...

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Teddy Bridgewater Receives Rave Reviews From Norv Turner

Teddy Bridgewater Receives Rave Reviews From Norv Turner

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Norv Turner clicked the play button on ...

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Activists Protest Campbell Brown’s ‘Colbert Report’ Appearance

Activists Protest Campbell Brown’s ‘Colbert Report’ Appearance

While fans waited to get into Thursday’s taping of The Colbert Report, a small b ...

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From Clinton To Obama: Why GOP Impeachment Fever Is Now So Predictable

From Clinton To Obama: Why GOP Impeachment Fever Is Now So Predictable

Making predictions is a perilous practice for any political journalist. Too ofte ...

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This Week In Crazy: Obama Wants To Use Immigrant Kids As Lab Rats, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Obama Wants To Use Immigrant Kids As Lab Rats, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildes ...

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House Fails To Pass Immigration Bill, Asks Obama To Act Alone

House Fails To Pass Immigration Bill, Asks Obama To Act Alone

House Republicans pulled their embattled immigration legislation on Thursday, af ...

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Social Security’s No-Bad-News Day

Social Security’s No-Bad-News Day

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times The annual trustees reports for Social Sec ...

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The GOP’s Impeachment Two-Step

The GOP’s Impeachment Two-Step

WASHINGTON -- If you attack the president repeatedly for lawbreaking, executive ...

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Study: Cutting Unemployment Benefits Didn’t Help Anyone

Study: Cutting Unemployment Benefits Didn’t Help Anyone

Remember when conservatives thought that slashing unemployment benefits would he ...

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House GOP Just Making Stuff Up To Hide Its Own Impotence

House GOP Just Making Stuff Up To Hide Its Own Impotence

By Jay Bookman, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution In an interview on Fox News ove ...

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WATCH: Liberal Billionaire Launches Ad Campaign Slamming Iowa’s Ernst

WATCH: Liberal Billionaire Launches Ad Campaign Slamming Iowa’s Ernst

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer's SuperPAC, NextGen Climate, released the first i ...

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WATCH: David Cay Johnston Discusses Christie’s Broken Promise On ‘The Last Word’

WATCH: David Cay Johnston Discusses Christie’s Broken Promise On ‘The Last Word’

David Cay Johnston stopped by MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on T ...

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No Peace In Gaza, As Long As Netanyahu Can Prevent It

No Peace In Gaza, As Long As Netanyahu Can Prevent It

If Secretary of State John Kerry has failed to bring about a ceasefire to end th ...

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Paul Ryan Breaks The Silence Surrounding Poverty In America

Paul Ryan Breaks The Silence Surrounding Poverty In America

Cover your eyes and hide the kids: A Republican is talking poverty. This has not ...

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National Memo Staff Picks: The Best Political Books

National Memo Staff Picks: The Best Political Books

Looking for a great political read this summer? The National Memo's staff has yo ...

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WATCH: Hagan Pushes Moderate Record In New Ad

WATCH: Hagan Pushes Moderate Record In New Ad

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) released a new ad on Tuesday, highlighting her moderate ...

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GOP Focused On Wrong Set Of Children

GOP Focused On Wrong Set Of Children

by Manuel Pastor, Los Angeles Times Republicans are focused on the wrong set of ...

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European Allies No Help In Dealing With Putin

European Allies No Help In Dealing With Putin

Even if it accomplishes nothing else, calling Vladimir Putin nasty names makes u ...

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WATCH: Scott Brown Uses Border Crisis For New Attack Ad

WATCH: Scott Brown Uses Border Crisis For New Attack Ad

New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown released a new attack ad on Monday, a ...

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Poll: Female Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Hobby Lobby Decision

Poll: Female Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Hobby Lobby Decision

Republicans are already at a disadvantage when it comes to female voters, and th ...

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Children Killed In Gaza Camp As World Pleads For Truce

Children Killed In Gaza Camp As World Pleads For Truce

By Hazel Ward Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) -- Exchanges of fire kil ...

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Governor Christie Embraces Theft

Governor Christie Embraces Theft

Embattled New Jersey governor Chris Christie has come out foursquare for wage th ...

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Sarah Palin Launches Online Channel To Beat Liberal Media, Steal From The Gullible

Sarah Palin Launches Online Channel To Beat Liberal Media, Steal From The Gullible

Perhaps sensing that the country no longer takes her threats to run for office s ...

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A Look At Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s Economic Claims

A Look At Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s Economic Claims

By Dave Helling and Brad Cooper, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On May ...

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