Attorney General Eric Holder on Collision Course with Texas On Voting Rights
The ink was barely dry on the US Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act decision when Republicans began drawing new election laws in states with histories of racial discrimination. Are these new laws designed for partisan purposes? Do they discriminate against blacks and Hispanics? What actions are under way by Attorney General Eric Holder? Also, just hours before Israelis and Palestinians planned to sit down together tonight, Secretary of State John Kerry appointed a veteran diplomat to shepherd the first peace talks in three years. On today’s talking point, three million Catholics celebrated mass with Pope Francis on Copacabana Beach. Is the Vatican in for big change? Will theology stay the same?
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Israel-Palestinian Peace Talks Resume ()
Just hours before Israelis and Palestinians planned to sit down together tonight, Secretary of State John Kerry appointed a veteran diplomat to shepherd the first peace talks in three years.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Collision Course with Texas On Voting Rights ()
Civil Rights leaders and Attorney General Eric Holder are scheduled for White House meetings later today. In the aftermath of the Court’s divided ruling on the Voting Rights Act, they’ll be discussing another case, which has led Holder’s intervention in Texas.
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On Gay Priests, Pope Francis Asks, 'Who am I to judge?' ()
Returning from Rio, Pope Francis stunned reporters aboard his plane. Asked about gay people in the priesthood, he answered, “Who am I to judge?” Has there been a change in Catholic teaching? Is the new Pope changing the mold for the Papacy?
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