Angela Merkel to address Harvard’s graduating class

Europe 05/30/19, 00:19

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to address Harvard University graduates.The Ivy League school is hosting its 368th commencement ceremony Thursday with a keynote speech from Merkel.It caps several days of activities that also included speeches from former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.The ...

Environmental justice issues focus of town hall

Enviroment 02/21/19, 19:14

Charlie Mae Holcombe of Hayneville said heavy rains regularly cause the sewage system to back up. Sometimes it's in her yard, sometimes in her house.Former Vice President Al Gore and the Rev. William Barber II, co-chair of the national Poor People's Campaign, toured the street where Holcombe lives in Lowndes ...

Al Gore meets with residents fighting gas pipeline station

Enviroment 02/19/19, 20:19

Former Vice President Al Gore urged residents of a historic African-American community in Virginia on Tuesday to continue their fight against a plan to build a natural gas pipeline compressor station in their neighborhood.Gore and social justice advocate the Rev. William Barber II met with residents of Union Hill, a ...

Dem power players want Pelosi but centrists push back

Politics 11/16/18, 03:17

If it was up to most of the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi would be the obvious choice to become speaker of the House. But within the ranks of the chamber's Democratic majority, there's a small but persistent group pushing to topple her return as the first woman with the gavel. Pelosi ...

Judge in infamous 2000 Florida recount: ‘I had a job to do’

U.S. 11/15/18, 01:33

Retired Judge Robert Rosenberg was front and center 18 years ago in Florida's infamous recount in the presidential contest between Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore.Rosenberg, perhaps best remembered for eyeing ballots through a large looking glass, said in an Associated Press interview that he was brought in ...

GOP’s Zeldin running as ardent Trump backer on Long Island

Politics 10/30/18, 11:45

Based on its history, New York's 1st Congressional District would seem like a risky place to campaign as a deeply conservative, unwavering supporter of President Donald Trump. For decades it was a swing district, with voters sending both Democrats and Republicans to Washington. It went for Barack Obama in 2008 ...

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