Zachary Wright

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Barack Hussein O to Reverend Al: Voter ID Laws Don’t Prevent “Our Folks” from Voting

RUSH: Grab sound bite number six. This did not make news yesterday. But Barack Hussein O, the president of the United States, in another sound bite …

Does Rand Paul support voter ID laws, or not?

On CBS’s 'Face the Nation,' Bob Schieffer asked the Kentucky senator whether he supported GOP-backed efforts to require voters to show picture IDs in …

8 Arrested In Ferguson As Protests Show No Sign Of Slowing

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Eight protesters were arrested in this St. Louis suburb Sunday night during a tense standoff between demonstrators and police outside the Ferguson Police Department, where activists once again demanded the arrest of an officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager last …

Trial To Begin In Atlanta Public Schools' Cheating Scandal

On Monday, opening statements begin in the trial of 12 educators charged in an alleged cheating conspiracy. Originally, 35 were indicted but more than half took plea deals.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>It's taken almost two years, but Atlanta prosecutors say they've gathered enough evidence to go …

Colorado High Schoolers Are Fighting a ‘Patriotic’ Whitewashing of US History

A Tea Party–backed school board's proposal for a more right-wing curriculum led to two weeks of student walkouts and protests in the latest proxy battle in the American culture wars.<p><i>Photos by Colton Kugler</i><p>High school students in suburban Denver are staging protests in response to two major changes …

Rights & Freedoms

Video leads Chicago to settle police raid case for $150,000

The city of Chicago is expected to pay $150,000 to settle a federal lawsuit brought by a woman who accused police of hitting, threatening and berating her during a July 2013 raid at a North Side tanning salon.<p>Jianqing Klyzek sued 10 Chicago police officers in May, and the city decided to quickly …

Mathew Martoma Sentenced To Nine Years For Insider Trading

Mathew Martoma, the portfolio manager who worked for an affiliate of billionaire Steve Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund firm, was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday, one of the longest prison sentences ever handed out for an insider-trading conviction.<p>The sentence, handed down by …

I Lived Out Of My Car For Four Months To Join The Tech Revolution

<i>Varner wrote about his experiences on Quora in March 2013. Recently, he provided Business Insider with an introduction to that Quora post explaining what he's been doing since he stopped calling his 2004 Honda Civic home.</i><p>Two years ago, I jumped head-first into the Silicon Valley tech world. Armed …

Honda Civic

Legal basis for Iraq troop deployment called into question as days wear on

Critics argue Obama is relying on ‘unpersuasive theory’ used in Libya but administration says deployment is not covered by 1973 resolution<p>The legal basis for the recent introduction of more than 1,000 US ground troops in Iraq was called into question on Friday, after the White House confirmed that …

What is the US national guard and when is it called up?

Governor Jay Nixon deployed the Missouri national guard to help quell violence in Ferguson, after chaos erupted on Sunday night<p>On Sunday night, the streets of Ferguson descended into violent chaos, prompting the governor to deploy the Missouri national guard. Governor Jay Nixon, who acts as …