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    • Holder: “Pretty Clear…Wholesale Change” Needed in Ferguson Police Department

      Right out of the gate, the first question asked of Attorney General Eric Holder today at the Washington Ideas Forum was about reports that the St. Louis County Police Department would take over law enforcement responsibility from the Ferguson Police Department, which has been battered since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson officer earlier this year.  Holder ...
    • Vinson: “first and foremost, I want to thank God”

      Amber Vinson, a nurse from Dallas, has been being treated in Atlanta for the Ebola she contracted while caring for a patient in Dallas.  Today, Vinson was released from Emory University Hospital and declared to be Ebola-free.  At a press conference announcing her release, Vinson said “first and foremost, I want to thank God” before going on to thank the ...
    • Earnest: Likelihood of Widespread Ebola Outbreak in U.S. “Exceedingly Low”

      White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest sought to calm fears of an outbreak of Ebola in the United States during his daily press briefing today, saying that the chance of that happening is “exceedingly low.”  He attributed the disease’s spread in West Africa to the fact that countries in the region “have little to no modern medical infrastructure.” The three ...
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    • Stay Up to Date on the Michael Brown Shooting Investigation

      Don’t miss Federal News Service’s continuing coverage of the officer-involved shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown. By subscribing to www.fednews.com, you will not only have real-time access, but you will also be able to view the transcripts in their entirety. To subscribe to our transcription service click here.  To purchase single transcripts, click here. Our coverage includes the ...
    • Federal News Service Will Hold a Lunch and Learn on March 19

      Come learn why Federal News Service is key to major media companies publications! What are you missing out on?  It’s hard to stay on top of the news and events in Washington.  We can help you. Run the Sunday morning talk show circuit in record time.  We’re posting transcripts in near real-time, and we post in sections until the transcripts ...
    • State of the Union Word Clouds

      Here’s a list of FNS-created State of the Union word clouds, including for each of President Obama’s addresses: President Barack Obama 2013 2012 2011 2010 President George W. Bush 2002 (first since 9/11) President Bill Clinton 1996 (first since Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years) President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1941 ...
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    • Jay Carney Live: On ‘Two Ferns,’ Selfies, and Jon Stewart

      By WSJ Staff In a discussion at George Washington University hosted by CBSCBS +0.56% News reporter Major Garrett, Jay Carney answered questions about his experiences as White House spokesman, including the troubled health-care rollout and President Barack Obama‘s efforts to use new media to reach voters… Read the full article HERE  
    • U.S. Losing Influence in the Middle East? Saudi Prince Says Yes

      Saudi Arabian Prince Turki al-Faisal, who was the Kingdom’s ambassador to the United States back in 2005-2006, told The Wall Street Journal yesterday that the United States is losing influence in the Middle East and that U.S.-Iran negotiations were “surprising” to the Saudis.  Prince al-Faisal’s comments, in an interview, touched on points of contention between the Saudis and the United ...
    • Secret FISA court gets a critique from within

      By Stewart M. Powell / Hearst Newspapers WASHINGTON — To hear James Comey tell it, judges on the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court routinely put spy agency lawyers through their paces before approving electronic eavesdropping designed to combat terrorist attacks. People “hear secret court, sometimes they hear rubber stamp,” the long-time Justice Department lawyer and FBI Director nominee said in ...