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LeVar Burton looks to ‘transform the way we educate our children’

LeVar Burton, the host and producer of the children’s program Reading Rainbow, hopes to revolutionize how children in today’s digital world interact with literature. “The art of story-telling is as intrinsic to being human as is breathing,” he said on CNN. “We have to be aware that we have to…

Brewer takes victory lap: Arizona ‘vindicated’ by court gutting immigration law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer appeared to be in near denial on Monday when she claimed her state had been “vindicated” after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a majority of the SB 1070 anti-immigration law. In a 5-4 ruling, the high court found that three out of four provisions of…

WATCH LIVE: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks on immigration ruling

Monday the Supreme Court gutted much of Arizona’s controversial anti-immigration law, SB 1070, also known as the “papers please” law. The Supreme Court upheld the law’s provision which allows law enforcement to check immigration status when stopped. In a statement, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said, “Today’s decision by the Supreme…

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks at a campaign event in New Hampshire

President Barack Obama scheduled a stop in New Hampshire on Monday. The speech comes on the same day that the Supreme Court issued a ruling that overturned much of Arizona’s anti-immigration law, commonly known as SB 1070 or the “papers please” law. Obama issued an executive order earlier this month…

Christian law firm: Anti-LGBT parenting study shows ‘true science always’ reinforces the Bible

Members of a law firm associated with Rev. Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University on Monday claimed that “true science” always strengthened Bible teachings like LGBT couples are bad parents. On Monday’s Faith and Freedom radio broadcast,” Liberty Counsel’s Steve Crampton and Harry Mihet pointed to a debunked New Family Structure Study…

Arpaio claims he ‘saved’ 6-year-old immigrant by arresting her

Maricopa Country Sheriff Joe Arpaio is insisting that he “saved” a 6-year-old girl, who he believes was brought to the country illegally, by arresting her. The Arizona Republic reported last week that the controversial Arizona sheriff’s office had arrested the 6-year-old and 15 other people on the very day that…

Halperin: Any Supreme Court ruling on health care hurts Obama

Time magazine’s Mark Halperin on Monday predicted that President Barack Obama would come out as the loser whether the Supreme Court decided to strike down the health care reform law or not this week. “I actually think whatever the court rules, it’s bad for the president,” Halperin told MSNBC’s Joe…

15 year old twins win CNN award for video on Occupy Wall Street

A video that fifteen year old twins Anna and Rachel Otto created on “Occupy Wall Street, Day 23″ has won them an award for “Compelling Imagery” in the Second Annual CNN iReport Awards. In an interview with CNN’s Randi Kaye, the two girls described how they had put together a…

Al-Jazeera video breaks down military spending by the dollar

More than half of every dollar we pay into taxes goes toward military spending, according to an analysis posted by Al-Jazeera earlier this week. The video illustrates a conversation between radio host Dennis Bernstein and journalist Dave Lindorff. “People have to realize that 53 cents of every dollar that they…

Romney adviser defends Bain sending jobs to China: Obama ‘outsourcing’ to Omaha

Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie on Sunday compared Bain Capital sending jobs overseas while Mitt Romney was the CEO to President Barack Obama’s campaign “outsourcing” telemarketing to places like Omaha, Nebraska. Appearing on CNN, Gillespie ripped The Washington Post for reporting that Bain had invested in companies that outsourced jobs…

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