The right-wing propaganda machine strikes again. This time, Fox News was caught by Media Matters clearly editing a 60 Minutes interview with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. During a part of the interview, Panetta discussed his opposition to the 2011 removal of all U.S. military forces from Iraq. (Source: Read more)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina NAACP on Tuesday formally accused Senate leader Phil Berger of airing an unlawful television ad that the civil rights group says leads viewers to believe they must get photo identification to vote this fall when the requirement takes effect in 2016.
NAACP state president the Rev. William Barber and group attorneys filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections and the Guilford County district attorney asking the ad be investigated and that Berger and potentially others be prosecuted. Berger’s campaign, through a spokesman, called Barber’s action “outrageous” and that it seeks to quash the senator’s free-speech rights. (Source: Read more)
The grand jury convened in the case of the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has been given an extension until Jan. 7 to decide whether to bring charges against police Officer Darren Wilson, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The jury had been due to end its four-month term last week, but St. Louis County Judge Carolyn Whittington extended the deadline an additional 60 days beyond the six-month maximum. But as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes, although jurors have been given a longer deadline, it doesn’t mean they will need that much time to make their decision. (Source: Read more)
True freshman Trevon Brown had two touchdown catches for the Pirates (3-1), including a 55-yarder less than a minute into the game. East Carolina took control with three second-quarter touchdowns, then got Zeek Bigger’s 46-yard interception return immediately after the break to make this one look a lot like last year’s blowout win against the Tar Heels (2-1) in Chapel Hill. (Source: Read more)
Do you really know what is going on in your neighborhood?
1. Is it safe?
2. Is it somewhere you would encourage others to move?
Do you really know what is going on in your workplace?
1. Do you love what you do on your job?
2. Do you love your working environment?
3. Are you aware of your surroundings such as the ratio of blacks to whites?
*The rumor is that if a lot of white folks work at a certain place or a lot of black folks work at a certain place that you can tell if the pay scale is high or low. Do you agree?
The Political Agitator response: I can’t wait to so how this discussion turns out but most of all can’t wait to read the ignant racist comments and other comments from black folks who support the ignant racist comments.
Rocky Mount officials have a full agenda planned for Monday afternoon’s Committee of the Whole meeting, which will include discussions about various economic development projects such as the proposed downtown event center.
The meeting will kick off at 2 p.m. with a presentation by ElectriCities Executive Director Graham Edwards about an agreement for Duke Energy to purchase the N.C Eastern Municipal Power Agency’s ownership in five electricity generating plants, which represent approximately 700 megawatts of capacity. If approved by the N.C. Utilities Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Duke would pay $1.2 billion for the ownership interest in the plants, fuel inventories and spare parts while entering into a 30-year wholesale power supply agreement to meet the needs of residents in 32 cities across Eastern North Carolina. Edwards will update officials about the progress of the acquisition. (Source: Read more)