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Play of the Day: The Odds of Indicting a Police Officer

December 8, 2014 There's one question on everyone's mind following the announcements of grand jury decisions in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in Staten Island: What exactly does it take to indict a police officer? A faux Rev. Al Sharpton appears on Saturday Night Live to suss out...

Missouri Has Spent $11.7 Million Policing the Ferguson Protests (So Far)

December 7, 2014 The officers policing Ferguson, Mo., along with their guns and ammo, do not come cheap. Since the police shooting of Michael Brown in early August, the state of Missouri has spent an estimated $11.7 million on the National Guard and Highway Patrol, according tonumbers released by Missouri's Office of Budget...

Play of the Day: Rand Paul Takes a Stand in Police Chokehold Case

December 5, 2014 When a grand jury failed to indict the police officer involved in the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner, many Republicans refused to acknowledge that the outcome was symptomatic of societal ills. But before his probable 2016 presidential run, Sen. Rand Paul wants America to know that he recognizes...

Play of the Day: What Congress Can Finally Agree On

December 4, 2014 A unanimous vote in the House leads to the passage of a bill pledging to stall social security benefits to accused Nazis. In an age where late-night host Stephen Colbert can regularly mock the ability of Congress to work together, this is an incredible first step towards bipartisanship. Plus: North...

Play of the Day: The Newest Weapon in the War on Terror

December 3, 2014 There's nothing like a mistletoe sneak-attack to bring holiday cheer into someone's life. At least, that's the belief behind restaurant chain TGI Friday's recent use of mistletoe-carrying drones in their establishments. And while the floating sprigs are a campaign to force romantic overtures among customers, late-night host Stephen Colbert suggests...

Smithsonian Creates 3-D Printed Bust of Obama

December 3, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It took all of seven minutes for the Smithsonian Institution to capture the data to create a precise 3-D printed rendition of his face. Working with the University of Southern California, the Smithsonian's 3-D digital-imaging specialists set out to craft the "highest resolution digital model that's ever been made of...

Play of the Day: The Appropriate Amount of Outrage in Ferguson

December 2, 2014 Fox News contributors struggle with the narrative that THE protests in Ferguson, Mo., center around civil-rights issues. The St. Louis Police Officers Association finds the St. Louis Rams players' "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture distasteful. Nowadays, everyone has an opinion about the proper way to express an opinion. Plus: A...

Play of the Day: Thanksgiving Predictions

November 26, 2014 Watch out for snow during the Thanksgiving travel rush, as meteorologists are forecasting heavy flurries up and down the east coast. And beware the most hazardous threat of this holiday season: Black Friday shoppers. Plus: The grand jury decision leads to unrest in Ferguson and on Facebook. Former Transportation Secretary...

Play of the Day: Closing the Door on Chuck Hagel

November 25, 2014 The latest Cabinet member to resign, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel needn't let the door hit him on the way out. Although his history of kitchen accidents doesn't bode well for him. Plus: Obama plays golf with former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. Thanksgiving could run afoul of the latest...

Play of the Day: Revising How A Bill Becomes A Law

November 24, 2014 The White House tackles immigration reform with an executive order allowing for deportation relief for America's undocumented population. But what does that mean for a poor bill sitting on Capitol Hill? Saturday Night Live amends a time-honored School House Rock number to reflect the changes in the legislative process. Plus:...

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