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Ferguson Police Sued for $41.5 Million Over Civil Rights Abuses

9:52 AM ET Six plaintiffs are suing the Ferguson and St. Louis County police forces, alleging that the officers' arrests and use of tear gas and rubber bullets violated their civil rights. During protests following the August 9 shooting of unarmed Missouri teen Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson, hundreds of people were ...

Former HHS Cybersecurity Head Guilty of Child Porn Charges

August 27, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Timothy DeFoggi, the former acting director of cyber security for the Department of Health and Human Services, was convicted of three charges of viewing and promoting child pornography, according to the Department of Justice. According to the Omaha World-Herald, DeFoggi was one of 20 site users discovered after the F.B.I.'s ...

The GOP Made an 8-Bit Style Video Game to Win the Senate

August 26, 2014 Have you ever wondered what Super Mario would be like if the game was less well designed and more patriotic? The National Republican Senatorial Committee has you covered with "Giopi: 2014 Mission Majority," a game featuring a well named elephant (Giopi — get it?) dressed like a frat boy on ...

Eric Holder Almost Gives the Ferguson Race Speech Obama Couldn't

August 21, 2014 The same supporters of President Obama who were frustrated with the president's failure to say something meaningful about race in Ferguson will likely find solace in Attorney General Eric Holder's comments Wednesday. While meeting with Ferguson residents at a community college, Holder discussed his personal experiences with the police. "I ...

A Brief History of President Obama Not Having Any Friends

August 19, 2014 Once again, we're reminded that President Obama is aloof and hasn't made friends in Congress, even with his fellow Democrats, thanks to a new story from The New York Times. The Times story interviews several Democrats, including Sen. Harry Reid's chief of staff, Sen. Joe Manchin and others, most of ...

Congress Members Can't Have the Same Obamacare As Everyone Else

August 19, 2014 Democratic Rep. Ron Barber joined the list of patriotic lawmakers who want you to know they're living with Obamacare just like you on Monday, when he announced his plans to donate the thousands of dollars he receives from his employer (the government) to subsidize his health insurance to a local ...

How Putting a Ferguson Native In Charge Calmed the City's Nerves

August 15, 2014 After days of unrest in Ferguson, following the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon finally stepped in and promised a "change in tone" under new leadership. By replacing the St. Louis County Police Department with the Missouri State Highway Patrol — led by Capt. ...

300,000 People Could Lose Their Obamacare If They Don't Prove Their Residency

August 12, 2014 More than 300,000 Obamacare enrollees have yet to provide information on their legal residency or citizenship, according to the government. Those individuals have until September 5 to send complete information to the government before losing coverage on September 30. Where residency information is still needed. (Note: the data only includes ...

An Awkward Party With President Obama Is the Least of Hillary Clinton's Problems

August 12, 2014 Since Hillary Clinton made it perfectly clear what she thinks of President Obama's "don't do stupid stuff" foreign policy, the question now is how awkward things will be between them. As far as in-person encounters go, we'll likely reach peak discomfort when the two cross paths at a birthday party ...

The Obamacare Skyrocketing Premiums That Never Were

August 12, 2014 As we approach the one-year anniversary of the federal exchange's disastrous launch, we're reminded of the Obamacare nightmares that weren't. A recent report shows that, nationwide, Obamacare premiums aren't skyrocketing as many predicted. The Health Research Institute (HRI) at PricewaterhouseCoopers analyzed premium data for 27 states and the District of ...