• Power Players

    The Rev. Bernice King says that 50 years after her father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington, his dream is still a work in progress.

    “When he framed the speech he said ‘100 years later the Negro is still not free,’” King tells “Power Players.” “I would argue that 150 years later the Negro is still not free, African-Americans are still not free.”

    King, who describes her late father as a prophet, says he foresaw many of the problems that society is confronting today – as well as the progress that has been made.

    “He knew that if we did not deal with the pressing economic issues, if we did not finish rounding out civil rights issues, the black community, a lot of these things that are visiting us now, would be visiting us,” King says. “He also predicted that we would have an African-American president … 25 years from I think it was 1966 or ’67, so that would have been in the ‘90s. So 10 years later it actually

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  • Gen. Martin Dempsey: Assad’s ‘momentum’ in Syria civil war is ‘unsustainable’

    On the Radar

    The Syrian government seems to have made gains in the country’s civil conflict in recent weeks, taking over more urban areas—and now, new reports point to the use of chemical weapons by the government. But the United States' top general says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s recent “momentum” is unsustainable.

    “[Assad] appears to be gaining momentum, but I don't think it'll be sustainable,” Gen. Martin Dempsey told "On the Radar" in a sit-down interview recorded before the most recent reports of a major chemical attack.

    Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, described the Syrian war as one that “ebbs and flows” and said that, although Assad may have superior weaponry and has made gains in urban areas, these advantages will not be enough to ultimately defeat the opposing rebels.

    “I don’t think that even were [Assad] to take control of all the urban areas that he would ever be able to completely reduce the opposition, because of the way he’s treated it,”

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  • FBI Director: Some U.S. citizens fighting in Syria, could pose future threat

    Power Players

    Robert Mueller had only been at the helm of the FBI for a week when terrorists successfully launched the biggest attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor. Now, after 12 years of evolving threats against the United States, Mueller is preparing to say goodbye to the agency he has led for so long.

    Even now, he loses sleep over what he described as the viable scenarios in which a terrorist could successfully take down a plane mid-flight, or biological weapons of mass destruction could fall into the hands of a terrorist or terrorist group.

    However, he told "Power Players" that the recent threat that shuttered U.S. embassies overseas seems to have subsided.

    "I think we have thwarted the initial attack plans, but we are monitoring the situation closely to determine whether there are still individuals out there that want to undertake much of the same or type of activity," Mueller told ABC News' Pierre Thomas in a rare interview.

    Meanwhile, Mueller said FBI officials "are

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