Republicans swept into a majority hold on the U.S. House of Representatives, with at least a 60-seat pick-up, and narrowed the Democratic margin in the U.S. Senate in the November 2 midterm elections. Democrats retained control of the U.S. Senate, 51-47, with the Washington and Colorado Senate races having yet to be decided by press time. Republicans also picked up 10 or more governorships and majorities in 17 state legislative chambers. And California voters defeated a ballot measure, Proposition 19, to legalize recreational use of marijuana.
This is the third segment of a four-part interview with Rev. Elijah Abraham. (To see the first two segments, click here and here.) Rev. Abraham was born and raised as a Muslim in Iraq, but converted to Christianity when he found that Islam did not answer his most pressing religious questions. He was interviewed for The New American by James Heiser.
Much to the chagrin of gay rights activists, a federal appeals court ruled on November 1 that the military may maintain its "don't ask, don't tell" policy while the federal government appeals Judge Virginia Phillips' decision in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States. The appeals' ruling was made by a three-judge panel on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
A local Alaska radio host recently discovered that freedom of speech does in fact have limitations. Dan Fagan of KQFD, angered by Alaska incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski's decision to launch a write-in campaign after her defeat in the Alaskan GOP primaries by Tea Party favorite Joe Miller, allowed his radio show to become a platform for anti-Murkowski rhetoric.
The Democrats are not the only ones apprehensive about the outcome of today’s soon-to-be historic vote. According to the New York Times, "Organized labor is deeply worried about what happens after Tuesday.”
This is the second segment of a four-part interview with Rev. Elijah Abraham. (To see the first segment click here.) Rev. Abraham was born and raised as a Muslim in Iraq, but converted to Christianity when he found that Islam did not answer his most pressing religious questions. He was interviewed for The New American by James Heiser.
Saturday's "Rally to Restore Sanity," hosted by Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, proved to be a forum of absurdity and mockery of all things conservative, most notably, Glenn Beck. Intended to be a satirical version of Beck's Restoring Honor rally, the October 30 rally seemed to restore little sanity.
A new New York Times/CBS News poll illustrates the mass exodus of support for President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress in favor of the Republicans. Jim Rutenberg writes that "critical parts of the coalition that delivered President Obama to the White House in 2008 and gave Democrats control of Congress in 2006 are switching their allegiance to the Republicans." [They] have wiped out the advantage held by Democrats in recent election cycles among women, Roman Catholics, less affluent Americans and independents.
Many Americans objected to the numerous unconstitutional questions that were contained in this past year's U.S. Census forms. Most of the objections were based on unconstitutionality, invasions of personal privacy, or concerns over possibly using the Census data to make a national database of all the people. All of these are valid reasons to raise objections. But there may be another, more insidious danger from that unconstitutional gathering of information. The data collected could be used to commit electoral fraud by bypassing the voter registration process and adding selected individuals directly into voter registration databases via a computer data feed.
She has been called "Hurricane Sarah," and she is predicting a "political earthquake" on Tuesday, but whatever the forecast, there is no doubt Sarah Palin has created a storm during the 2010 campaign season. And on yesterday's edition of Fox News Sunday, the former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate labeled reporters at CBS affiliate KTVA in Anchorage "corrupt b*******" for allegedly trying to concoct a scandal and negative stories about Alaska's Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller.