President Obama is mixing up a Thanksgiving tradition this year, asking Americans to vote on which turkey he should pardon Nov. 27 in the Rose Garden. To help you decide if you're on #TeamPopcorn or #TeamCaramel, handy facts about the birds have been provided, as well as Soundcloud uploads of their gobbles. While only one victor will take home the title of National Thanksgiving Turkey, the fine print states that both turkeys will be spared slaughter.
President Obama announced Tuesday at a distribution center in Maryland for the grocery chain Safeway that he is ordering a new round of fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by March of 2016.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus - Chair Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13), Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37) and Rep. Janice Hahn (CA-44) - met with Nigerian officials at the Nigerian Embassy to discuss how the international community can work together to rescue nearly 300 girls and young women abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria.
Obama Says Affordable Care Act Isn't Going Anywhere
President Barack Obama said his signature health care reform law is going nowhere as long as he's in office, and he'll spend the remainder of his presidency fighting to make it work if he has to. "We're not repealing it as long as I'm president," Obama said on Tuesday at a White House event intended to promote the Affordable Care Act. Obama challenged Republican opponents of the law to outline their alternative proposals.
Bullies Rip Scalp Off 8-Year Old Girl For Wearing Hair Extensions To School
The family of an 8-year-old girl in Carroll County, Ga. says she was bullied so severely they had to take her to the emergency room after part of her sewn-in hair weave was yanked off with a piece of her scalp.
Malik Shabazz, head of the Marcus Garvey Movement/New Black Panther Nation and a frequent critic of race relations in metro Detroit, led a group of protesters and media through the Department of Public Safety offices in Grosse Pointe Park on Wednesday to photograph his meeting with police leadership.