The city of Seattle and the U.S. Department of Justice entered into a far-reaching agreement Friday that requires the Police Department to overhaul its policies to ensure that when officers use force, they do it with adequate training, clear rules and vigilant oversight. The 76-page agreement, which is subject to approval by a federal judge, also requires the police department to take steps to deal with biased policing of minorities, even though the city at one point resisted incorporating that into a settlement.
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley introduced a new line of attack on Gov. Mitt Romney today, saying the public should be suspicious of him because in 2008 Sen. John McCain considered the now-presumptive Republican nominee to be his running mate…but picked Sarah Palin instead.
“What about running for the office of the presidency this year makes it less important than the job that he didn’t get over Palin the last time around?” O’Malley asked BuzzFeed, referencing the 23 years of returns Romney allowed McCain to examine while he was being vetted but hasn’t released to the public.
Government documents filed by Mitt Romney and Bain Capital say Romney remained chief executive and chairman of the firm three years beyond the date he said he ceded control, even creating five new investment partnerships during that time….
The timing of Romney’s departure from Bain is a key point of contention because he has said his resignation in February 1999 meant he was not responsible for Bain Capital companies that went bankrupt or laid off workers after that date.