Florida Sought To Disenfranchise College Students In 2012 Election, Lawmaker Admits

One can argue that admitting the game of voter disenfranchisement a  few months late is better than no admission at all… Think Progress Election Day in Florida became a nightmare due to several changes to election law, resulting in marathon lines and more provisional ballots. Now that the election is over, Florida Republicans are beginning to admit… More Florida Sought To Disenfranchise College Students In 2012 Election, Lawmaker Admits

Richard Engel and NBC News team freed from captors in Syria

This is the best news! MSNBC NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and members of his network production team were freed from captors in Syria after a firefight at a checkpoint on Monday, five days after they were taken prisoner, NBC News said early Tuesday. “After being kidnapped and held for five days inside… More Richard Engel and NBC News team freed from captors in Syria

NRA goes on lockdown

Politico The National Rifle Association is on lock-down in the wake of the massacre that left 20 children dead at a Connecticut elementary school Friday. It’s shuttered its Facebook page. It’s silent on Twitter. It’s released no public statements on its website. It isn’t responding to media inquiries. And it hasn’t launched an aggressive push on Capitol… More NRA goes on lockdown

Richard Engel is Missing in Syria; NBC News Enforces News Blackout

In my opinion, NBC News’ Richard Engel is the quintessential “foreign correspondent”. Gawker NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel has gone missing in Syria,according to Turkish news reports. The reports also say that Aziz Akyavaş, a Turkish journalist working with Engel, is unaccounted for. NBC News has been successfully keeping Engel’s status subject to a… More Richard Engel is Missing in Syria; NBC News Enforces News Blackout