Activists Gather to Change Redskins Name

Psychologist: Changing Name ‘An Issue of Public Health’
Ray Halbritter, National Representative of the Oneida Indian Nation / AP

The Oneida Indian Nation of New York demanded the Washington Redskins NFL franchise change its name during a symposium in Washington, D.C., on Monday, declaring the nickname an offensive “racial slur.”

Unprepared

Agencies failed to prepare for sequester cuts, hearing reveals
Rep. Farenthold holds up a letter at joint hearing on sequestration / AP

Executive agencies did not prepare for the sequester despite knowing about impending cuts for over a year and a half, a congressional hearing on Tuesday afternoon revealed.

McCain Responds to Spurious Charge of Racism

Accusation that criticism of Susan Rice is based on race 'hurts a little bit,' says Arizona Senator

Last night on Hardball, MSNBC Executive Editor Richard Wolffe levied the charge that Senator John McCain’s opposition to Ambassador Susan Rice’s potential nomination to Secretary of State was based on racial prejudice.

Tweets from Last Night

DC’s Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton deletes questionable tweets

Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat representing the District of Columbia in the US House of Representatives as a non-voting Delegate, awoke this morning apparently filled with regret over erratic and offensive tweets sent from her Twitter account during last night’s debate.

Dems throw DC statehood under the bus

Obama ‘lousy’ on issue, activist says
Mayor Vincent Gray 2011 / AP

CHARLOTTE — Democratic National Convention (DNC) organizers have repeatedly stressed the “inclusiveness” of the event, but that apparently does not include supporters of statehood for the District of Columbia (D.C.), who were denied speaking slots and relegated to the outside of the convention.