President Barack Obama expressed some contriteness in an impromptu appearance at a White House briefing earlier today for contending that Cambridge, Mass., police “acted stupidly” when they arrested a prominent black scholar at his home on July 16 on disorderly conduct charges.
On Wednesday, July 22, South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham offered his support for the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, who could become the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. He thus separated himself from the GOP’s more conservative element.
It's not surprising that Harvard man Barack Obama wouldn't share late writer William F. Buckley's sentiment that "I would rather be governed by 400 people out of the phone book than the whole faculty of Harvard." In fact, although he won't manage to fill the Congress with the staff of his alma mater, he certainly is making sure his administration is replete with its members.
A militant Islamist group, Hizb ut-Tahrir al Islami (The Islamic Liberation Party), held a recruiting conference in Chicago on Sunday July 19. Not surprisingly, the major liberal-left media pretty much ignored the event, as they have done with countless similar events in recent years.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed its vote on the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s first Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor.