On Friday, Malala Yousafzai, 16, a Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, was honored with the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University.
Malala was shot in the head last year, and militants said it was because she was critical of the Taliban – not her views on education — although she was shot on a school bus and was known as an education activist . . .
Click here to read about Malala Yousafzai, Harvard University’s 2013 humanitarian of the year.
CHICAGO – Alderman Sandi Jackson (7th Ward), wife of former congressman Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), has vowed not to resign unless something ‘catastrophic’ happens. She also says she’s not a candidate to fill her husband’s congressional seat and is undecided about if and when she’ll take up permanent residence in Chicago . . .
Read abut Alderman Sandi Jackson’s political plans here.
Mel Reynolds, former representative from Chicago’s 2nd District, wants to reclaim his seat in Congress — the one Jesse Jackson Jr. vacated when he resigned. Reynolds held this seat from 1993 to 1995 but was convicted of multiple sex-related charges, and Jackson Jr. replaced Reynolds after winning a special election in late 1995 . . .
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Stuart Stevens, former campaign strategist for Mitt Romney’s GOP run for the White House, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post, entitled “Mitt Romney: A good man. The Right Fight.” This piece exudes arrogance and unwillingness to admit that the old GOP way can’t be resuscitated . . .
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Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill), 2nd Congressional District, resigned from Congress on Wednesday citing deteriorating health issues as the reason. The saga has played out in slow motion since June, and the resignation is part of the still unfolding drama. Much has been written about the congressman’s fall from political grace, and the public is aware of the Department of Justice investigation over alleged misuse of campaign funds. Meanwhile, the denouement of Jackson’s story, a plea deal is pending . . .
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On Sunday, via an ABC “This Week” interview, Newt Gingrich said, I think it’s nuts . . . I mean, first of all, it’s insulting” when queried on Mitt Romney’s “gifts” comment. It was reported last week that Romney said President Barack Obama won the election because of “gifts” he gave to African Americans, Latinos, and young voters.
Gingrich added, “The job of a political leader in part is to understand the people. If we can’t offer a better future that is believable to more people, we’re not going to win.” These words are true — regardless as to who spoke them — even the man who declared Obama was the “best food-stamp president in American history . . .
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Washington state citizens overwhelmingly voted in favor of Initiative 502 which decriminalizes recreational pot use. Questions on how to use the substance and not get busted are many. It’s legal to use it in the state, but the Federal government still says it’s a no can do.
Under current Federal law, marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance and the the feds say it has no medicinal value . . .
Click here for details on Washington State’s new legalized marijuana law.
Macy’s has a partnership with Donald Trump, selling his clothing line and fragrances, and non-supporters of Trumps’s irreverent behavior are calling for Macy’s to “dump Trump” after his infamous anti-Obama statements via Twitter . . .
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Texas is leading in petition signatures for all states with citizens who want to secede from the United States of America. President Barack Obama, after winning a hard-fought battle for the White House probably can’t believe the surmounting petitions from 47 states and thinks he’s waking up from a bad dream . . .
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No candidate can win a U.S. presidential election without gaining enough electoral votes. Barack Obama won 332 compared to Mitt Romney’s 206. Yet, there are underlying reasons why Romney didn’t win. Political pundits have said there is no other U.S. . . .