A spokeswoman for Poland's prime minister has sought to downplay his words equating Polish collaborators in the Holocaust to alleged "Jewish perpetrators" by saying they were an invitation to a frank debate about the World War II crimes against Jews.
MIAMI (Reuters) - Student survivors of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school called for gun restrictions on Saturday during an angry and somber rally, but attendees at a nearby gun show said firearms could not be blamed for the massacre.
Writers from across the political spectrum on the predictable debate over gun control in the wake of a mass shooting.
The activism and outrage from conservatives that has killed past immigration deals is less vitriolic this time, perhaps because they sense they are winning.
Over the first three days, the Senate has remained gridlocked as usual, as leaders shy away from politically charged votes.
Even as a floor debate on immigration faltered, a bipartisan group of senators was working behind the scenes to come up with a plan that could garner 60 votes.
A samba school's use of blackface in a Carnival parade is sparking debate about depictions of race in Brazil, which has only begun in recent years to grapple with a fraught racial legacy.
On Monday afternoon, the Senate will begin a novel legislative adventure. Lawmakers will try to assemble immigration legislation that can garner 60 votes.
With a spending deal now completed, Congress begins efforts this week to pass bipartisan immigration reform -- starting on Monday with a rare, open-ended Senate debate that will largely focus on the future of tens-of-thousands of illegal immigrants known as DREAMers.