NAACP's Leon Jenkins resigns, Union Station turns 75 and more

Friday Flashback: NAACP president resigns, John Boehner and more

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In this Oct. 17, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling watches his team play in Los Angeles.

It's the end of another week and time for the Friday Flashback, Take Two's look at the week in news. This morning we're joined by Robin Abcarian, of the Los Angeles Times, and by Jamelle Bouie of Slate.  

Leon Jenkins, the head of the Los Angeles are chapter of the NAACP, steps down because of the link the organization had with disgraced Clippers owner Donald Sterling. What do we you know about Jenkins? Are you surprised that he resigned? What do you think this does to the legacy of the organization?

Last week, Speaker of the House John Boehner took the GOP to task for dragging their heels on immigration reform. This week he made another statement, saying that maybe he spoke a little too harshly and was, you know, a little misunderstood

What do we make of Mr Boehner and his assertion that the white house is now responsible for passing immigration reform?

Conservatives came out in force after Boehner's initial comments, and Congressman Mo Brooks from Alabama was quoted as saying that a group of conservative politicians will meet to strategize about immigration reform. What's the sense in DC about the likelihood that immigration reform will happen at all?

Let's leave the topic of immigration and go to something that's also on the minds of many people these days. The death penalty and lethal injections. As many know, this week in Oklahoma, the execution of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett was botched after he was given the state's new lethal injection cocktail. What happened to Lockett?

Death penalty opponents are calling this cruel and unusual punishment. Will this execution likely trigger challenges to the death penalty?


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