Email Shows Vilsack Was 'Waiting For The Go-Ahead' From White House Before Accepting Sherrod's ResignationA 2010 email from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his department was "waiting for the go-ahead" from the White House before accepting the resignation of employee Shirley Sherrod, according to newly released documents, despite Obama administration assertions that her ouster was Vilsack's decision alone.
Federal Appeals Court Allowing Racial Defamation Suit Against Conservative BloggerA federal appeals court says former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod can continue her defamation case against a conservative blogger.
E-mails Show White House Had Input On Ouster Of USDA Employee Following Supposedly Racist RemarksWhite House officials were in close contact with the Agriculture Department in the hours leading up to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's decision to fire USDA employee Shirley Sherrod in 2010
Emails Show White House Involved In Decision For Shirley Sherrod's ResignationThe White House was immediately involved in the Agriculture Department's decision to ask USDA employee Shirley Sherrod to resign in 2010, according to nearly 2,000 pages of internal e-mails released by the administration.

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