Newly released documents give the public its first look inside the Obama administration’s internal deliberations over whether to fire Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod, and the hundreds of e-mails clearly confirm officials pushed her out for political reasons despite knowing they did not have the full context of the explosive video that thrust her into […]

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  Shirley Sherrod said she doesn’t need an apology from Andrew Breitbart, the Tea Party activist who posted an edited two-minute clip of her giving a speech in March that cost the Agriculture Department official her job.

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he will reconsider the department’s decision to oust a black employee over racially tinged remarks after learning more about what she said. Vilsack said in a statement early Wednesday morning that he will “conduct a thorough review and consider additional facts” about his decision to ask Shirley Sherrod […]