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Prison reform advocates: ‘The war on drugs is the 800-pound gorilla that must be killed’

Sentencing reform in the criminal justice system emerged as a major theme from the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington this week, an issue highlighted by Attorney General Eric Holder’s proposals to review and alter the sentencing process for drug convictions. Panelists discussed the proposals and the conditions leading…

WATCH LIVE: 50th anniversary of March on Washington

Martin Luther King, III, Rev. Al Sharpton, and others gather five decades after Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963, mounting the same steps at the Lincoln Memorial to lead the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Watch a live…

Watch live: Lawmakers attend 50th anniversary of March on Washington

Lawmakers attend a ceremony observing the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News, below.…

Watch live: Obama marks 50th anniversary of Equal Pay Act

President Obama delivers remarks at the White House commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 10. [Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act in 2009]…

On 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s flight, U.S. lacks manned space capacity

The United States marks the 50th anniversary Monday of the first flight of an American into orbit. But the historic landmark is bittersweet: the first nation to land people on the Moon now depends on Russia for its manned space flights. At 9:47 a.m. on February 20, 1962, on the…

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