Anthony Lake, the controversial adviser on foreign policy and national security for Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, is scheduled to take over as executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on May 1, replacing Ann Veneman, who has held the post since 2005.
The Associated Press is under fire for distorting the views and comments of two Oklahoma legislators regarding the formation of a state militia in an April 12 article entitled “Okla. tea parties and lawmakers envision militia.”
Marco Rubio, the former Florida Speaker of the House and the leading candidate in the Republican primary race for U.S. Senate, is among the subjects of a preliminary federal investigation into the use of Republican Party credit cards for personal expenses, the Miami Herald and the St. Petersburg Times reported yesterday.
Reuters reported that former Vice President Dick Cheney endorsed Republican Marco Rubio in Florida's U.S. Senate race on April 22, and that he was also sharply critical of Rubio's Republican primary opponent, Governor Charlie Crist.
When President Obama speaks today at the site of Abraham Lincoln's famous "House Divided" speech, he will find New York's political establishment divided over the President's campaign to rein in the financial industry. New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to attend the President's speech at The Cooper Union College, but is not expected to be cheering when the President speaks of stricter controls over banking and investment firms.