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Topic - Shirley Sherrod
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?
Caustic commentator Andrew Breitbart was loved and hated.
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.
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.
Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department employee whose hasty dismissal by the Obama administration sparked a national uproar over race, said Thursday that she will sue the conservative blog mogul who posted the edited video that led to her removal.
She eventually won back her job after she showed that the video excerpt posted by Mr. Breitbart had actually been creatively edited and failed to show the full context of her remarks — that she was saying she had actually grown to reject the notion of racial stereotyping.
In a statement Thursday, Sherrod said she was surprised to hear of Breitbart's death: "My prayers go out to Mr. Breitbart's family as they cope during this very difficult time.