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Sherrod: Shutting down Breitbart site ‘would be a great thing’

Sherrod says she might sue Breitbart, who’s “one person I’d like to get back at, because he came at me” Former Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod, who was fired this week after conservative activist Andrew Breitbart posted a video clip which had been heavily edited to show her allegedly…

Olbermann calls Breitbart a ‘pornographer of propaganda’

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann made a brief return from a two-week vacation Wednesday to deliver a “special comment” on how a selectively edited videotape that the conservative media ran with cost a USDA worker her job this week. Olbermann compared Shirley Sherrod to the story of an innocent French infantryman that…

Sherrod says she’d love to talk race with Obama

Update: ‘Pleased’ Sherrod invites Obama to visit her in Georgia CNN reports, “A former Agriculture Department employee who was forced to resign from her job based on incomplete and misleading reports of a speech she gave spoke to President Barack Obama by telephone Thursday.” The White House released the following…

‘Racist’ official not sure she’d return to USDA

The woman at the center of a racially tinged firestorm involving the Obama administration and the NAACP says she’s not certain whether she would return to the Agriculture Department if invited back. Shirley Sherrod says she’s perplexed by the uproar over remarks she made 24 years ago about giving shortshrift…

Reid: GOP blocking justice for minority farmers

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid criticized Republicans in a statement released Friday morning, attacking them for employing “obstructionism” to deny “justice” for black farmers and native American trust account holders, who have waited years for financial settlement over “historic injustices.” Where we see injustices, it is our responsibility to stand…

Scientists stumped as bee population declines further

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The decline in the US bee population, first observed in 2006, is continuing, a phenomenon that still baffles researchers and beekeepers. Data from the US Department of Agriculture show a 29 percent drop in beehives in 2009, following a 36 percent decline in 2008 and a 32…

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