Ahead of Michael Brown's funeral, calls to not let the moment pass
August 24th, 2014
08:21 PM ET
4 months ago

Ahead of Michael Brown's funeral, calls to not let the moment pass

(CNN) – One day before thousands are expected to gather for the funeral of Michael Brown, political and civil rights leaders don't appear ready to let the moment pass. On the Sunday political talk shows, many called for conversations about the relationship between law enforcement and minority citizens as well as a long, hard look at the tactical gear offered to local police after 9/11.

"There needs to be a frank discussion about how we change the way the African American community is policed," Rep. William Lacy Clay, the Democrat who represents the Ferguson community in Congress, told CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. "These people were sworn to serve and protect. And apparently that is not happening here. And so we have to change that dynamic."

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Clinton ignores questions on Ferguson
August 24th, 2014
04:57 PM ET
4 months ago

Clinton ignores questions on Ferguson

Westhampton Beach, New York (CNN) – Hillary Clinton, who has yet to comment about the protests over the death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, ignored questions about the incident on Sunday.

After signing more than 700 books at Books & Books in Westhampton Beach, Clinton was asked by two reporters for her reaction to the controversy.

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As vacation winds down, Obama faces calls for stronger leadership on ISIS
President Barack Obama speaks in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, about the killing of American journalist James Foley by militants with the Islamic State extremist group.
August 24th, 2014
03:41 PM ET
4 months ago

As vacation winds down, Obama faces calls for stronger leadership on ISIS

(CNN) Washington - On President Barack Obama’s last day of a troubled vacation, politicians criticized his leadership and called for action in the growing threat of terrorist group ISIS.

“The President has got to come forward with a cohesive, comprehensive strategy, not only in Iraq, but also in Ukraine, also in other parts of the world. This is an administration - which the kindest word I can use is feckless - where they have not outlined a role that the United States of America has to play, and that’s a leadership role,” Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said on “Fox News Sunday.”

In the wake of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, administration officials made clear that they are shifting from defensive operations against ISIS in Iraq to weighing an attack on ISIS where they are strongest, in Syria. But politicians on both sides of the aisle are impatient for the President to construct a plan and consult with Congress on what many see as an imminent threat from ISIS, which calls itself the Islamic State and is called ISIL by some U.S. government officials.
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