Witness: Confederate Flag Backers Wave Weapons In Black Lives Matter Clash

TPM LIVEWIRE Black Lives Matter protesters clashed with Confederate flag supporters at a Florida rally on Sunday, with flag backers allegedly brandishing weapons as the confrontation became heated, according to one protester. Several hundred people paraded the Confederate flag from pickup trucks and motorcycles on a 15-mile road rally in Plantation, Florida. Police intervened to […]

10 things you need to know today: January 6, 2015

The Week Gay marriages start in Florida, oil prices plunge below $50 a barrel, and more 1. Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage comes to an end Florida’s gay marriage ban ended at midnight. Court clerks in many counties issued marriage licenses to awaiting same-sex couples before dawn. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel got things started, […]

10 things you need to know today: January 2, 2015

The Week Former New York governor Mario Cuomo dies, Oregon and Ohio State advance to the college football title game, and more 1. Mario Cuomo dies at age 82 Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo died Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82. The liberal Democrat served three terms, and died hours after […]

Jeb Bush Makes an Anti-Pander Promise if He Runs in 2016

The New York Times Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida was blunt Monday night: If he runs for president in 2016, he will not pander to his party’s conservative base in the primaries. Mr. Bush said at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council in Washington that Republican candidates must be willing to “lose the primary […]

10 things you need to know today: August 22, 2014

The Week National Guard begins withdrawing from Ferguson, a judge strikes down Florida’s gay-marriage ban, and more 1. Nixon pulls National Guard from Ferguson as protests grow calmer Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) announced Thursday that National Guard troops would begin withdrawing from Ferguson after two days of easing tensions there. Nixon said the troops […]