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D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine
(Associated Press)

Attorney general must not be a political hack

- The Washington Times

The U.S. Senate confirmed federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch as the 83rd U.S. attorney general Thursday after much yakety-yak about her qualifications and whether she is or will be inclined to become a political hack for President Obama.

Women could get 1 year of birth control at once under D.C. bill

- The Washington Times

In a report on the contraceptives bill, the D.C. Council’s Health and Human Services Committee noted that in 2008 the District had the highest rate of unintended pregnancies in the nation and that providing women with a 12-month supply of birth control at one time could help reduce gaps in contraceptive use that often lead to unintended pregnancies.

Baltimore's murder clearance rate currently stands at 53.7 percent, according to Baltimore Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, even lower than the national average. (Associated Press)

Cops nationwide struggle to solve murders, as case clearance rate drops to 64 percent

- The Washington Times

The national homicide “clearance rate” — that is, local police identifying and arresting killers — has slipped to 64.1 percent from more than 90 percent just 50 years ago amid shrinking budgets, higher closure standards and more crimes being committed by gangs and drug dealers who may have no local footprint and/or encourage a “no-snitch” mentality.

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Marchers gather at the Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station during a march for Freddie Gray, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Freddie Gray's death after arrest exposes tensions in Baltimore

- Associated Press

The death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man critically injured while in police custody, has sparked demonstrations across the city that touch on the fears many from his neighborhood say they feel about their everyday interactions with police.

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Rusty Humphries talks with Pat Buchanan and Michael Harrison

Day 2 from "Hold Their Feet To The Fire," the anti-illegal immigration radio row, sponsored by FAIRus.org. Rusty Humphries talks with legendary Patrick J. Buchanan about issues of the day. Michael Harrison of Talkers Magazine drops by to talk "inside talk radio." Luis Pozzolo from The Alliance for Immigration Justice and Roy Beck from Numbers USA join Rusty in discussing the fight against amnesty.