A White House delegation attended today’s funeral for Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. He was the unarmed, young black man killed 2 weeks ago by a white policeman. Did the President miss an opportunity by not going himself? Also, just days after the public execution of US reporter James Foley by the Islamic State, another American hostage is released by a different jihadist group without any ransom. We hear how it happened.And, at least ten tanks, two armored vehicles and two trucks flying the flag of pro-Russian rebels opened a new front in Ukraine today—crossing the border from Russia into a previously peaceful part of Eastern Ukraine.
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Almost six years into the Obama presidency, a funeral is being held in Ferguson, Missouri, memorializing Michael Brown, the unarmed, young black man shot to death two weeks ago by a white policeman. The White House has sent a delegation, but the first black president is not there. Did the President miss an opportunity by not going himself?
Paul Waldman, American Prospect / Washington Post / The Week (@paulwaldman1)
Kai Wright, The Nation / Colorlines (@kai_wright)
Joshua Dubois, former spiritual advisor to President Obama (@joshuadubois)
Ron Brownstein, Atlantic / CNN (@RonBrownstein)
Just days after the public execution of US reporter James Foley by the Islamic State, another American hostage is released by a different jihadist group… without any ransom.
Rick Brennan, Senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation
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