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House Democrat Readies Bill To Demilitarize Local Police

House Democrat Readies Bill To Demilitarize Local Police www.huffingtonpost.com 589 TWEETS

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) announced Thursday that he plans to file legislation aimed at stemming the militarization of local police -- something on full display this week in Ferguson, Missouri, where officers in riot gear have been show... &

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Ferguson Police Chief: If You Get Tear-Gassed, It's Your Own Fault

Ferguson Police Chief: If You Get Tear-Gassed, It's Your Own Fault www.huffingtonpost.com 51 TWEETS

WASHINGTON -- Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson had few answers for reporters who wanted to know why officers dressed in full riot gear were throwing tear gas and firing rubber bullets during largely peaceful protests against the killing of Michae... &

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Rep. John Lewis On Ferguson: 'Declare Martial Law'

Rep. John Lewis On Ferguson: 'Declare Martial Law' www.huffingtonpost.com 208 TWEETS

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) called on President Barack Obama to declare martial law in Ferguson, Missouri, where police and protesters have clashed after a police officer shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on Saturday.... &

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Ferguson Police Use Tear Gas On Al Jazeera America Team

Ferguson Police Use Tear Gas On Al Jazeera America Team www.huffingtonpost.com 532 TWEETS

An Al Jazeera America news crew covering the tension in Ferguson, Missouri was hit with tear gas by police on Wednesday.Police smashing Al Jazeera America cameras and lights. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/KXeiHaPck6— rachel white (@ohhoe) Augus... "/>

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It's Perfectly Legal to Film the Cops

It's Perfectly Legal to Film the Cops www.huffingtonpost.com 4057 TWEETS

Snapping photos of police in Ferguson, Missouri, may have gotten Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly arrested Wednesday night while he was covering protests prompted by the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot to death b... &

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Statement On The False Arrest Of Reporters Ryan Reilly And Wesley Lowery

Statement On The False Arrest Of Reporters Ryan Reilly And Wesley Lowery www.huffingtonpost.com 717 TWEETS

We are relieved Ryan Reilly and Wesley Lowery are safe, but we are disturbed by their arrest and assault. Ryan was working on his laptop in a McDonald's near the protests in Ferguson, MO, when police barged in, armed with high-powered weapons, an... "

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St. Louis Politician Arrested Amidst Ferguson Protests

St. Louis Politician Arrested Amidst Ferguson Protests www.huffingtonpost.com 519 TWEETS

WASHINGTON -- A St. Louis official who has been a prominent presence at the protests in Ferguson, Missouri was arrested Wednesday night, according to his wife.Antonio French is an alderman in St. Louis, who has been tweeting non-stop about what h... "

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State Senator To Ferguson Police: 'Will I Get Tear-Gassed Again?'

State Senator To Ferguson Police: 'Will I Get Tear-Gassed Again?' www.huffingtonpost.com 1045 TWEETS

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal confronted Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson during a press conference Wednesday, asking why she was tear-gassed during a nonviolent protest.Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, said she had been... "

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Huffington Post Reporter Arrested In Ferguson

Huffington Post Reporter Arrested In Ferguson www.huffingtonpost.com 4982 TWEETS

The Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly and the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery were arrested Wednesday evening while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri after the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by a police officer l... &

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Rand Paul Thinks Civilization Will Fall Apart If Abortion Rights Aren't Curtailed

Rand Paul Thinks Civilization Will Fall Apart If Abortion Rights Aren't Curtailed www.huffingtonpost.com 54 TWEETS

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who is attempting to walk a delicate line between social conservatives and his more libertarian-minded supporters, has been sending mixed messages of late on the issues of abortion and contraception. “I think, and I ... "/>

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Deval Patrick Signs Overhaul Of Massachusetts Gun Laws

Deval Patrick Signs Overhaul Of Massachusetts Gun Laws www.huffingtonpost.com 319 TWEETS

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) signed an extensive package of gun control measures on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The legislation allows police chiefs to ask courts to deny firearms identification cards needed to buy guns ... "

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Democrats Lay Groundwork For Obama To Take Big Steps On Immigration

Democrats Lay Groundwork For Obama To Take Big Steps On Immigration www.huffingtonpost.com 283 TWEETS

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration gets ready to unveil a potentially wide-ranging new policy on deportation relief, Democrats are making the case that there is political cover and precedent for him to go big. In a newly released memo, the... "

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Koch-Backed Senate Hopeful Invested In Startup That Owes $100,000 In Delinquent Taxes

Koch-Backed Senate Hopeful Invested In Startup That Owes $100,000 In Delinquent Taxes www.huffingtonpost.com 143 TWEETS

Republican Senate hopeful Monica Wehby's campaign touts her private sector experience, emphasizing that as a doctor, she ran a small business and "created jobs." But the Oregon candidate's investment history includes a significant stumble.... &q

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Hillary Clinton Twists Herself In Knots To Avoid Blaming Israel For UN Bombing

Hillary Clinton Twists Herself In Knots To Avoid Blaming Israel For UN Bombing www.huffingtonpost.com 399 TWEETS

The fog of war may be more of a Rorschach test, it turns out.Here's Hillary Clinton, on the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine: "I think if there were any doubt it should be gone by now, that Vladimir Putin, certainly indirectly... "

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Congressman Who Voted Against Minimum Wage Hike Complains He Hasn't Gotten A Raise

Congressman Who Voted Against Minimum Wage Hike Complains He Hasn't Gotten A Raise www.huffingtonpost.com 467 TWEETS

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) says Congress can't afford a pay cut because its last salary increase occurred six years ago.Terry, considered one of the Republican Party’s most vulnerable incumbents this cycle, rebuffed his Democratic challenger s... "/>

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Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Deception

Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Deception www.huffingtonpost.com 808 TWEETS

It's said that the best defense is a good offense. This strategy probably lies behind Hillary Clinton's recent takedown of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. After all, Clinton was a lead architect of that policy as Secretary of State, and the ... &

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Mary Burke Gives Wisconsin Democrats A New Approach Against Scott Walker

Mary Burke Gives Wisconsin Democrats A New Approach Against Scott Walker www.huffingtonpost.com 31 TWEETS

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Only a few years ago, Wisconsin was the scene of huge protest rallies that shut down the state Capitol, a failed attempt to recall the new Republican governor and an outpouring of end-times rhetoric by Democratic loyalis... "/

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Crime Is Up in Colorado: What That Tells Us About Pot Legalization and, Perhaps More Importantly, Lazy Reporting

Crime Is Up in Colorado: What That Tells Us About Pot Legalization and, Perhaps More Importantly, Lazy Reporting www.huffingtonpost.com 44 TWEETS

Can we blame legal pot? We do not know whether legalization has anything to do with it. But we do know that reputable news organizations should stop relying on the Big Marijuana lobby for statistics.... "/>

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