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Feb
20

The Legacy Of Stop And Frisk

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Sep
15

A Tweet Or Two

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HEADS UP: First Lady Michelle Obama will be on Stephen Colbert’s show tonight on CBS at 11:30PM EST

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Aug
15

Rise And Shine

President Barack Obama greets Ambassador Alieu Momodou Ngum, of Republic of The Gambia, and his family before the start of an ambassador credentialing ceremony in the Oval Office, Aug. 10, 2010. The presentation of credentials is a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an ambassadorÕs service in Washington. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama greets Ambassador Alieu Momodou Ngum, of Republic of The Gambia, and his family before the start of an ambassador credentialing ceremony in the Oval Office, Aug. 10, 2010. The presentation of credentials is a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an ambassador’s service in Washington. Photo by Pete Souza

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William J. Broad: 29 U.S. Scientists Praise Iran Nuclear Deal In Letter To Obama

Twenty-nine of the nation’s top scientists — including Nobel laureates, veteran makers of nuclear arms and former White House science advisers — wrote to President Obama on Saturday to praise the Iran deal, calling it innovative and stringent. “We congratulate you and your team,” the letter says in its opening to Mr. Obama, adding that the Iran deal “will advance the cause of peace and security in the Middle East and can serve as a guidepost for future nonproliferation agreements.” In a technical judgment that seemed more ominous than some other assessments of Tehran’s nuclear capability, the letter says that Iran, before curbing its nuclear program during the long negotiations,

was “only a few weeks” away from having fuel for nuclear weapons. The deal’s plan for resolving disputes, the letter says, greatly mitigates “concerns about clandestine activities.” It hails the 24-day cap on Iranian delays to site investigations as “unprecedented,” adding that the agreement “will allow effective challenge inspection for the suspected activities of greatest concern.” It also welcomes as without precedent the deal’s explicit banning of research on nuclear weapons “rather than only their manufacture,” as established in the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty, the top arms-control agreement of the nuclear age.

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Frank Main: Chicago Police And ACLU Agree To Major Changes In Stop-And-Frisk Policy

Responding to a scathing report by a civil-rights group, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy agreed Thursday to have a retired judge evaluate the department’s stop-and-frisk practices and require his officers to document whenever they conduct a pat-down. The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois blasted the department in March for failing to record when officers frisk someone. The ACLU also questioned whether officers often stop people illegally. The stops have disproportionally targeted blacks, even in white neighborhoods, the ACLU found. Under the settlement, the police department will expand the information on “contact cards” that officers have been required to fill out when they stop someone on the street for questioning.

The cards list the person’s name, race, sex, address, phone number and other personal information. The officer checks a box for the type of contact: traffic-related, suspicious person, gang- or drug-related, crime victim or other. If the stop involves a vehicle, there are boxes to describe the make, model and license plate number. There are also three lines for the officer to provide a reason for the stop. Now contact cards will also say whether the person was frisked, whether contraband like a gun was found, and whether there was an arrest, warning or citation. That will allow for better monitoring of stop-and-frisk practices and their impact on minorities, according to the ACLU.

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President Barack Obama meets with advisors in the Oval Office, Aug. 10, 2012. Pictured, from left, are: Mike Froman, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs; Senior Advisor David Plouffe; Chief of Staff Jack Lew; National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling; and Council of Economic Advisers Chair Alan Krueger. Photo by Pete Souza

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With lipstick on his cheek from a woman’s kiss, President Barack Obama greets people in the audience following remarks at the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) National Convention at the Orlando Hilton in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. Photo by Pete Souza




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