Saturday night was the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an event honoring Washington journalists for their work. But it’s better known as the night when the Commander in Chief tries to become the Comedian in Chief. Here are some of the jokes from President Obama’s speech. Continue reading
The number of states allowing same-sex marriage has grown rapidly. As recently as October, just over one-third of the states permitted same-sex marriage. Now, same-sex couples can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. A look at what is now before the Supreme Court, and the status of same-sex marriage around the country: Continue reading
Protests in Baltimore over the death of a black man who was fatally injured while in police custody turned violent on Saturday, leading to dozens of arrests, injuries and damage to city storefronts. Continue reading
A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself. Continue reading
With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans’ calls and emails. Continue reading
Even though the Internet was invented in the United States, Americans pay the most in the world for broadband access. And it’s not exactly blazing fast. So why are Americans paying more for slower service?
Could the technology used in Israel that successfully turned the country’s water shortage into a surplus be implemented in California to ease the state’s drought? KQED Public Media reporter Daniel Potter joins Alison Stewart via Skype from San Francisco to discuss. Continue reading
Protesters in Baltimore, Maryland, took to the streets Saturday for what they promised would be their biggest march yet after near-daily demonstrations this week over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died from injuries while in police custody. For more about the investigation into his death, Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater joins Alison Stewart. Continue reading
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The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration’s reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism – and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation’s oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families. Continue reading