Civil rights activists protest on Capitol Hill. (AP)
The Senate’s failure to act on the first female African American nominee for attorney general is “inexcusable,” according to civil rights leaders, who are casting the delay as an issue with racial overtones. President Obama has not characterized the matter in racial terms. But in his strongest comments to date about the issue — during a press conference Friday with the Italian prime minister — he called the Senate’s inaction a “crazy situation.”
The Legislature is one step closer to allowing concealed handgun license holders in Texas to carry openly in public. The House gave tentative approval of the measure Friday evening after hours of debate and opposition from Democrats.
At a "Politics and Pies" event in Concord, N.H., former Florida governor Jeb Bush had a rare treat: blueberry pie. The presumed Republican presidential candidate generally sticks to snacks on a strict "paleo" diet.