Congress votes to override D.C.'s 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia's governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And D.C., Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.
The battle between the NAACP and the Tea Party movement took an unexpected twist this week, as the Department of Agriculture abruptly fired Shirley Sherrod over allegedly racist remarks at an NAACP meeting. Join Kojo as we look at the furor and rapid reversal of Sherrod’s firing, and what this story says about politics and the media in the U.S.
- Paul Delaney veteran journalist and former editor and reporter at the New York Times.
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