New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg denies knowing that one of his guests at City Hall this week is a Muslim leader long suspected of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center (WTC) bombing. The New York Post reports that Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly played host to Islamic imam Siraj Wahhaj and other religious and community leaders on Wednesday to discuss last week's massacre in Fort Hood, Texas. The roundtable meeting was closed to the media.
President Barak Obama is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at a dinner sponsored by Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a homosexual civil rights organization, on Saturday, October 10.
President Obama wants to centralize oversight of the nation's waters along our coastlines and Great Lake shores, synthesizing federal, state, and other agencies into one comprehensive national system.
Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair has announced that U.S. spy activities cost taxpayers $75 billion a year. It was an unprecedented move, as U.S. officials have always taken great pains to keep military-intelligence spending secret.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the TRAIN Act, which calls for establishing a committee to analyze the economic impact of recent regulations imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Representatives John Sullivan (R-Okla., left) and Jim Matheson (D-Utah) introduced the bill in May. "TRAIN" is short for the bill's imposing title, "Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011."
President Obama and abortion advocates in the Senate plan to remove pro-life language in the healthcare reform bill that passed the House on November 7. Their guns are aimed at the Stupak Amendment, a measure that ensures taxpayers' money will not fund abortions.
The coalition Health Equity For All is launching a series of television commercials and print ads to promote Obama's healthcare reform. The ads appeal to minorities, linking the healthcare debate to the civil rights movement. It places the blame of high health costs on insurance companies that are supposedly only concerned about profits. And it asks viewers to contact their senators, urging support for healthcare reform legislation before the U.S. Senate.
Popular support for legal abortion is shrinking nationwide, and we may have Obama to thank for it, according to results released on Thursday of an August 2009 survey from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (PF).
The eighth annual "40 Days for Life" campaign to end abortion launches September 28 at an unprecedented 301 locations worldwide. Local volunteers are set to begin constant 24-hour prayer vigils outside abortion clinics in their respective cities from September 28 until November 6. Participants have also pledged to fast and pray privately during the crusade and to take part in community outreach programs as well.