(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."
(CNN) - The stage is set in one of the most important Senate races this year's midterm elections, a contest that could decide whether the Democrats or Republicans control the chamber next year.
Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan held off two other major candidates to win Tuesday's Republican Senate primary, and will now face off in the general election against first term Democratic Sen. Mark Begich. If the GOP can flip the seat in Alaska, and five others without losing any ground, they will win control of the Senate.
Still struggling to secure the votes to pass their border funding bill, House GOP leaders are discussing a way to add a provision that would bar the President from allowing any more deferments for children of undocumented workers in the U.S. now, according to a senior House GOP aide.
The change to the 2012 Obama administration policy known as "DACA" has been pushed by conservative Sen. Ted Cruz, and a group of House Republicans has also pressed House leaders to add it to their $659 million border measure.
Washington (CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan spelled out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states.
According to the plan, which the Wisconsin Republican detailed at the American Enterprise Institute, states would voluntarily submit their own anti-poverty proposals in order to get money.
(CNN) – A man wearing a Captain America T-shirt and camouflage shorts broke into the Kennedy compound in Barnstable, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, police said. When officers asked him what he was doing there, he replied: "Looking for Katy Perry."
Officers went to the house in the village of Hyannis Port after receiving a call from a man who said he had phoned the property to check on his teenage son and a stranger answered.
(CNN) - Germany needs U.S. partnership on spying but must first see a change from Washington and “probably the most detached President [in] decades,” former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday.
There is “a level of mistrust that needs to be fixed, and it needs to be fixed from Washington,” Guttenberg told Amanpour in London.
Washington (CNN) -- The midterm elections are just four months away, but a national poll indicates that one out of ten Americans apparently could care less.
According to the Pew Research Center's Political Typology report, 10% of the public isn't registered to vote, doesn't follow government or public affairs, and doesn't contribute to political parties.
(CNN) - Unlike some of his fellow Republicans, Texas Gov. Rick Perry declined to place direct blame on President Barack Obama for the recent influx of children illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the United States.
Perry was given multiple opportunities at a congressional hearing Thursday in Texas to fault the Obama administration for what the White House and Republicans are calling a "humanitarian crisis."
Washington (CNN) - During his two weeks aboard a ship to the United States, Ahmed Abu Khatallah was questioned by FBI interrogators over his alleged role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that left four Americans dead.
As it turns out, he was interrogated both before and after authorities told him of his Miranda rights - which give him the right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination, a U.S. official told CNN.