On Friday, CBS News reported that two men believed to be members of the New Black Panther Party were arrested after they allegedly attempted to purchase explosives for use in Ferguson. The two men, identified as Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis, were arrested on firearms charges.
According to court documents, the two men were arrested and charged with the illegal purchase of two Hi-Point .45 ACP pistols. FBI spokeswoman Rebecca Wu said they were arrested on outstanding warrants.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the two suspects over allegations they attempted to purchase explosives and other weapons ahead of a grand jury decision on the shooting of Michael Brown.
In a tweet issued Friday, CBS said the two men are suspected of being members of the New Black Panther Party, an organization that has helped spur violent protests in Ferguson. CBS also said a law enforcement source indicated the explosives were intended to be used in pipe bombs. read more
A prominent union boss warned on Wednesday that Democrats would pay for blocking the Keystone XL pipeline.
"For every action, there's a reaction, and our members' reaction will be felt in the next election," Terry O'Sullivan, general president of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), told PoliticoPro.
O'Sullivan went on to say that the Democrats who voted against the pipeline, "took food off the table of our members, and we don't take that lightly."
He then vowed "to assess from top to bottom who we give to, what we give."
"Every president has to speak for their own membership," O'Sullivan added. "Our membership is repulsed and disgusted."
A coalition of roughly 50 groups, concerned about issues brought to prominence by the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, asked officials Wednesday to agree to "rules of engagement" for protests expected to follow a grand jury decision about whether the killing was justified. At a news conference here, Don't Shoot Coalition members said police should value safety first, and agree to a "de-militarized response" that would bar the use of armored vehicles, rubber bullets, rifles and tear gas. Coalition co-chair Michael T. McPhearson, executive director of Veterans For Peace, said the group "must do what we can to ensure there's not loss of life." He said, "We want to de-escalate violence, but we do not want to de-escalate action." read more
The new book is titled "ADHD Does Not Exist: The Truth About Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder" and it's likely to cause some people to actually pay attention. After his long career of treating patients, many self diagnosed, with short attention spans, Saul believes that ADHD is actually a collection of symptoms, not a disease. He doesn't believe that it should be listed in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
Saul says that patients show up at the doctor's office with their own ADHD diagnoses because everyone is talking about it and because they want drugs like Adderall and Ritalin. But he believes that's dangerous because these drugs are stimulants for which people can develop a tolerance and eventually addiction.
ADHD first came about in 1980 and diagnoses have skyrocketed since then from 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5% in 2007 and to 11% in 2011. Basically one in nine children and two thirds of them are boys. read more
Get it together, CNN. Twitchy already has an archive of the network's goofs that could make up its own website, but whoever puts together the banners just won't let us rest. Friday night's embarrassment? CNN has an inside track on the Navy SEAL who killed Obama.