Few seasoned political observers gave Stephen Broden a chance to unseat entrenched leftist Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson from Congress even a few weeks ago. But the national media is now putting a much stronger spotlight on Broden after the Dallas Morning News revealed last week that Representative Johnson had improperly secured Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) scholarships for her relatives and relatives of her staff. Broden may now have a realistic shot at winning this race.
College professors at the University of California in San Diego scoff at American sovereignty and admit openly that they want to “dissolve the United States.” To boot, the professors received tenure from the University of California through their efforts in a taxpayer-funded project involving the creation of GPS phones to provide illegal immigrants with a guide for safe passage into the United States.
In response to the State Department’s Human Rights report that named Arizona as a violator of human rights for its passage of S.B. 1070, Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer wrote Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a scathing letter calling the reference “downright offensive” as well as “unconstitutional.”
After a tumultuous indecisive primary election and a week of bitter disputes, Alaska’s Senator Lisa Murkowski finally conceded the GOP Senate primary victory to Tea Party candidate Joe Miller. The Washington Post called Joe Miller’s surprising victory the “biggest upset in the 2010 cycle to date.”
NBC’s Nightly News last Sunday, August 29, featured an interview in New Orleans on the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, between reporter Brian Williams and President Barack Obama. After bringing up Katrina, the BP Gulf oil spill, the economy, and the New York City mosque at Ground Zero, Williams finally asked the President about the lingering questions concerning his birthplace and his religion.
The absentee ballots that were cast in Alaska’s Republican Senate primary will be counted on August 31. Current estimates are that about 7,600 absentee ballots will be counted. Challenger Joe Miller currently leads incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski by 1,668 votes.
President Barack Obama’s first-ever report to the United Nations Human Rights Council asserts that the United States has committed a variety of human rights offenses, even citing the state of Arizona as a violator of human rights. According to the report, minorities continue to be victims of discrimination and progress still needs to be made. The United States joined the Human Rights Council just last year, and as such, is required to submit regular reviews of human rights records.
The Aspen Institute hosted its annual Forum On Communications And Society (FOCAS) August 15–18 in Aspen, Colorado, exploring the theme of "News Cities: The Next Generation of Healthy Informed Communities." Sponsored by the Aspen Institute and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the FOCAS gathering is the latest in a series of conferences and publishing events aimed at boosting the idea that the federal government should pump tens of billions of tax dollars into America's newspapers, broadcast news, and activist "citizen media."
Alaska’s leading GOP Senate primary contender Joe Miller, an Iraq war veteran, voiced concerns last week that his opponent, Lisa Murkowski, will “pull an Al Franken.” By that, Miller means that Murkowski may launch a lengthy legal battle to save her Senate seat.