Category Archives: Politics as Usual

Video: Casey Anthony Video Diary

Casey Anthony’s video diary from October surfaced on the internet today. Anthony talked about how excited she is to be able to skype and use her new computer and have something to call her own. Not once in her video did she mention her daughter but she talked about how long she will be on probation and her new dog that she adopted.

C- Murder’s Appeal Denied

Two years ago C-Murder was convicted of 2nd degree murder from a 2002 nightclub shooting. C-Murder’s appeal said he was denied a fair trial because “he judge had allowed prosecutors to share “prejudicial and unsubstantiated” testimony with the jurors.” On Wednesday a three judge panel denied the appeal.

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The Obama’s Release Their 2011 Family Portarit

The White House released a new First Family Photo yesterday. The photo was taken on Sunday by photographer Pete Souza.

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50 Cent “Street Kings” Update 3

50 Cent is back at it on Facebook with another update from his Street King Update. In this update he’s saluting all the groups across the world that are “Occupying Wall Street.
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The First Lady Learns How To Tweet

Right before Game One of the 2011 World Series in St. Louis, MO, First Lady Michelle Obama posts her first tweet from an official White House account. Watch the behind-the-scenes video and follow Joining Forces on Twitter:

President Obama Announces End to War In Iraq

U.S. President Barack Obama, announcing Friday that “the rest of our troops will come home by the end of the year,” said: “After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over.”

The new partnership with Iraq will be “strong and enduring” after U.S. troops leave the country, Obama said in the White House briefing room. The United States will continue its interest in a strong, stable Iraq after U.S. troops leave, the president said.

“Today I can say that our troops in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays,” Obama said.

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President Obama Tried to Save Troy Davis

A lot of people were mad at President Obama for not saving Troy Davis. According to Robert “Rob” Redding from ReddingNewsReview President Obama did try to save him.

Obama’s White House spent “three days” looking at how it could legally get involved in the case on a federal level, one source said. The Obama administration even called the state of Georgia about getting involved and were told “No”. (Updated on Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. ET – The source said the president never called and was only concerned about an injustice, as he would do for any American).

“‘We looked at every possible avenue legally,'” the source reported Obama said. “‘There was not one there.'”

“‘It was a state case and I could not intervene because it wasn’t federal,'” another source reported Obama said.

President Obama’s LA Office Vandalized

President Barack Obama’s Los Angeles campaign office was attacked on Thursday night by someone smashing a window and parts of a glass door, prompting officials to reexamine security plans for his visit next week, police said on Friday.

Campaign workers were in the West Los Angeles office when an unknown object or objects broke the front window and shattered portions of the glass front door, according to Los Angeles Police Department commander Andrew Smith. Nobody was injured during the attack, he said.
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A Letter From Troy Davis

To All:

I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not back down from this fight to save my life and prove to the world that I am innocent of this terrible crime.

As I look at my mail from across the globe, from places I have never ever dreamed I would know about and people speaking languages and expressing cultures and religions I could only hope to one day see first hand. I am humbled by the emotion that fills my heart with overwhelming, overflowing Joy. I can’t even explain the insurgence of emotion I feel when I try to express the strength I draw from you all, it compounds my faith and it shows me yet again that this is not a case about the death penalty, this is not a case about Troy Davis, this is a case about Justice and the Human Spirit to see Justice prevail. Read the rest of this entry

Russell Simmons- 11:08PM: The Time America Lost a Piece of Her Soul 

11:08. 11:08PM. 11:08PM EST, September 21st, 2011 was the moment that America lost a piece of her soul. Tonight America lost more of her innocence when she injected Troy Davis with a lethal drug cocktail that took his life for the belief that he was the person who murdered police officer, Mark MacPhail. Before I continue with my thoughts, I want to express my deepest condolences to the family of Mr. MacPhail, who not only lost their son, brother, father and husband, but also have been unfairly tortured during the past twenty years.

I have been in Hong Kong for the past week, so I have been watching the Troy Davis situation unfold from a distance. There was a time in our country when the image of America around the world provided a voice to the aspirations of millions. During my lifetime, hip-hop led the way and I was fortunate to be a part of that movement.

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