is act of campus terror is just the latest mass shooting in America's epidemic of gun violence. October 1 is the 274th day of 2015; Umpqua college represents at least the 264th mass shooting in the country this year, according the Gun Violence Archive. (For the record: a "mass shooting" is defined as involving at least four gunshot victims, excluding the shooter.) read more
Think about it this way, Republicans get 4-7 percent of the African-American vote If you double that, you win elections in Ohio, Virginia. And we should make that case, because our message is one of hope and aspiration. It isn't one of division, "get in line, we'll take care of you with free stuff." Our message is uplifting, that says, "You can achieve earned success. We're on your side."
Mitt to the NAACP, in July of 2012:
"Your friends who like Obamacare, you remind them of this: If they want more stuff from government, tell them to go vote for the other guy -- more free stuff. But don't forget nothing is really free." read more
The more than five-hour hearing was oftentimes contentious. Richards defended her organization on several fronts. She said the videos released by the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress were misleading and she said her organization does not receive federal funding for most abortions.
Republican lawmakers for their part questioned why Planned Parenthood should continue to receive federal funding if many Americans don't agree with abortions.
With that, here are five audio clips that will give you a sense of the hearing.
For the second year in a row, the Gallup Organization, along with Purdue University, surveyed about 30,000 graduates of four-year colleges in the U.S. The survey asked about how their college experience influenced their happiness in life and at work, years or decades later. The researchers say their broader goal is to develop a measure of college performance that focuses on what matters most to students. Just as they did last year, the pollsters this year found that private and/or prestigious colleges had no advantage over public and open-access schools when it comes to turning out alumni who thrive. read more
Warman RCMP were called to the coffee shop Sunday around 4 a.m. The goat had walked into the entranceway of the building through the automatic doors and settled down for a nap.