The Supreme Court today gutted the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 decision. Before the ink even dried on today's landmark ruling its implications quickly became stunningly clear.
Fifty years after Dr. King first gave his "I Have a Dream Speech" to 100,000 in this city, a diverse sea of people again flooded a two-mile stretch of Woodward Ave, Detroit's main thoroughfare.
"This is breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every day, for eight days," said Patricia Norris as she held up her bottle of water. Norris is on a "water only" fast outside Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's regional office.
Boehner's statement is important because it gives his 234-member caucus a virtual veto over what Congress does, regardless of the Senate.
The SAFE Act has harsh features including criminalizing, at the misdemeanor level, the mere act of being in the country without authorization.
Self-serving hypocrisy has blown up for two Republicans who are both maneuvering to be considered for the GOP nomination for president in 2016.
"The country needs a Senate that works as our founders intended."
Republicans in Congress are continuing to try everything possible to obstruct, delay or outright prevent the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare.
The people of Moore cannot be expected to merely pick up where they left off; rebuilding and recovering will cost money that few of them are likely to have in this largely working-class community.
"We regard this action by the Department of Justice as a serious interference with AP's constitutional rights to gather and report the news."