Today marks the anniversary of President Obama’s decision to seek congressional authorization for war against ISIL. Amy Goodman interviews Rep. Barbara Lee of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Task Force. Barbara co-signed a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, asking for Congress to debate the continuation of military force.
Meanwhile, the Congressional Black Caucus PAC is expected today to endorse Hillary Clinton, and despite Bernie Sanders’ 60-38 victory in the New Hampshire primary, Democratic Party delegates were evenly divided between the two. Today’s show considers whether unelected super-delegates could decide the candidacy, as opposed to the public vote.
The Department of Justice has announced it will sue Ferguson, Missouri. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Loretta Lynch said, “We intend to aggressively prosecute this case, and we intend to prevail.” The lawsuit says Ferguson is guilty of a “pattern or practice” of law enforcement actions violating the First, Fourth and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution and federal civil rights laws.
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