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By Orrin G. Hatch
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Topic - Shirley Sherrod
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has been subpoenaed in a lawsuit filed against the late blogger Andrew Breitbart.
Former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod – the woman who disputed now-deceased Andrew Breitbart’s videotaped version of her supposed racist rant, and subsequently sued – has moved to have the conservative icon’s wife named as the defendant in the case.
In damage control on multiple fronts, the White House on Tuesday struggled to contain a series of escalating scandals that likely will test President Obama's willingness to hold administration officials accountable.
Newly released Obama administration emails show the White House was more active than believed in the Agriculture Department's decision in 2010 to seek the resignation of federal employee Shirley Sherrod.
Can you have Breitbart.com without Andrew Breitbart?
Conservative media publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart, a firebrand who was embraced by anti-tax, conservative tea partiers and reviled by liberals for his Internet investigations that brought down politicians and chastised mainstream journalism, died Thursday at age 43.
Caustic commentator Andrew Breitbart was loved and hated.
Andrew Breitbart used the Internet relentlessly to ignite political scandal and expose what he saw as media bias, even if he sometimes had to edit the facts to do it.
The defamation lawsuit filed by a former Obama administration official against conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart promises to test the application of traditional libel laws in an emerging media landscape in which blogs and social networking websites have taken the place of newspapers and television broadcasts.
Former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod pleaded with officials to hear her out after she was ousted from the USDA during a racial firestorm in July, internal e-mails show.
Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department official ousted during a racial firestorm last month, declined Tuesday to return to the agency, though she said it was tempting.
Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department employee ousted during a racial firestorm that embarrassed the Obama administration, rejected an offer to return to the department on Tuesday. But in a cordial news conference with the man who asked her to leave -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack -- she said she may do consulting work for him on racial issues.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he's sure he'll meet with ousted employee Shirley Sherrod but that they're still arranging a time to get together.
Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod is publicly patching up relations with the NAACP after the group's president condemned her for misconstrued comments she made about race that sparked a national furor.
The Republican National Committee will invite Andrew Breitbart to its rescheduled "big donor" fundraiser in Southern California, which had been set to feature the conservative columnist and online-media mogul, along with numerous California Republican politicians.
Eventually, she said, his situation "opened my eyes" that whites were struggling just like blacks, and helping farmers wasn't so much about race but was "about the poor versus those who have."
She said the two-minute, 38-second video posted online Monday misconstrued her message.