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NAACP president vows backlash if Ray Kelly is nominated for Secy. of Homeland Security

08/19/13 09:00PM

New York City's controversial policing tactic known as stop-and-frisk was ruled unconstitutional by a U.S. judge last week, reigniting the issue. Its chief defenders---soon-to-be departing mayor, Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly --- have been making media rounds in defense of the program. But with Bloomberg's legacy and Kelly's possible future position as Secretary of Homeland Security hanging in the balance--is the tone they want to strike one of inflexibility? read more

#Click3: DIY wedding fail

08/19/13 08:45PM

1. Does this groom's bruised face count as something blue?  This wedding disaster video fail proved that DIY tricks aren’t for everyone. 2. One pro-Bob Filner protester says she never received “sloppy kisses” from the San Diego mayor--because she “never the opportunity.” 3. Legendary performer Prince has a new cover for his single "Breakfast Can Wait," and it's sure to make every Chappelle’s Show fan rejoice. read more

Chris Christie

All In agenda: We see you, Chris Christie

08/19/13 05:46PM

Monday night on All In with Chris Hayes: New York City's stop-and-frisk policy has sparked a national discussion about security, justice and racial profiling. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have been on a media blitz defending the controversial program from critics who support a federal judge's decision that the practice is unconstitutional. Mayor Bloomberg wrote an op-ed in Monday's Washington Post defending stop-and-frisk, while Democratic front-runner for mayor Bill de Blasio doubled down on his opposition to the program in a new ad released Monday. read more

NJ Senate primary may be over, but contentious mayoral election brews

08/19/13 03:40PM

With Cory Booker on the cusp of becoming New Jersey’s first African-American elected to the U.S. Senate, the Democratic Party is a step closer to reclaiming a crucial vote in Congress. On Tuesday, New Jersey voters overwhelmingly chose the Newark mayor as their Democratic standard bearer in what was anticipated to be a low-turnout primary. National attention has been fixed on the special election to fill the vacant seat caused by the death of long-time Sen. Frank Lautenberg, but little on Newark where would-be candidates are lining up to take the Brick City’s helm. read more

Head Start and Sequestration - Suzy Khimm - 08/19/2013

How 57,000 children are paying the price for the GOP's hard line

08/19/13 12:13PM

Budget cuts mandated by sequestration have eliminated Head Start services for more than 57,000 children nationwide, according to new data released by the federal government. The automatic, across-the-board budget cuts have also resulted in pay cuts or layoffs for at least 18,000 employees of Head Start, which provides education, nutrition, and health services for children aged 5 and under. read more

Area 51 - Ned Resnikoff - 08/16/2013

The truth really is out there--Area 51 exists

08/16/13 01:43PM

The Nevada C.I.A. base known as Area 51 exists, according to recently released documentation obtained by national security researcher Jeffrey T. Richelson. The Central Intelligence Agency has even released a map, showing the once-apocryphal government facility's location in the Mojave desert. read more