Shirley Sherrod

Shirley Sherrod, a former USDA official, speaks during a news conference with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, at the Department of Agriculture on Aug. 24, 2010 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Email Shows Vilsack Was ‘Waiting For The Go-Ahead’ From White House Before Accepting Sherrod’s Resignation

A 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.

11/04/2014

A federal appeals court says former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod can continue her defamation case against a conservative blogger. (Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

Federal Appeals Court Allowing Racial Defamation Suit Against Conservative Blogger

A federal appeals court says former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod can continue her defamation case against a conservative blogger.

06/25/2013

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E-mails Show White House Had Input On Ouster Of USDA Employee Following Supposedly Racist Remarks

White 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

03/08/2012

Shirley Sherrod and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack  participate in a news conference at the Department of Agriculture on Aug. 24, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Emails Show White House Involved In Decision For Shirley Sherrod’s Resignation

The 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.

03/08/2012

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