Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (left), who was unseated nine years ago after refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse, has secured the Republican nomination for the office and is considered the favorite to win back his seat in November. Moore defeated incumbent Chief Justice Chuck Malone and a state circuit judge in the primary March 13, winning in 62 of the 67 Alabama counties to take the GOP nomination.
Solyndra’s financial woes prompted White House officials to snub company executives from President Obama’s exclusive State of the Union box in January 2011, according to new e-mails released Friday. In May 2010, the President said that "companies like Solyndra" are the "true engine of economic growth," and in his 2010 State of the Union address, Obama claimed that the firm was "a California business that will put a thousand people to work making solar panels."
PepsiCo is denying charges that it has contracted with a company that uses cell lines derived from aborted babies for flavor research. As reported in a pair of stories by The New American (here and here), a PepsiCo shareholder had earlier filed a resolution with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an effort to stop a $30-million deal the company had inked with Senomyx, a company that, according to the pro-life group Children of God for Life, uses cell lines from aborted babies in its business of creating artificial flavor enhancers.
“If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan,” President Barack Obama said repeatedly during the debate over his healthcare reform bill, hoping to allay fears that the bill, if passed, would force individuals into different health insurance plans or force those plans to change.
Establishment GOP leaders in St. Charles County, Missouri, shut down a caucus and had Ron Paul supporters arrested in order to avoid enthusiastic Ron Paul supporters from taking over the caucus March 17.
"Pool-mageddon" was avoided last Thursday, albeit temporarily, when a federal regulation requiring all public pools to install handicapped-accessible ramps and lifts was extended for 60 days. Falling under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), hotels and other organizations with publicly-accessible swimming pools could face a $100,000 fine for not complying with the rule. The regulation stems from amended rules under Title II and Title III of the ADA, which President Obama announced last July.
Last week PFC Bradley Manning’s lawyer submitted a motion to dismiss the case against his client. Manning (left), who is accused of passing classified documents to WikiLeaks, is charged with 22 crimes, including giving aid to the enemy as defined in the Espionage Act (18 USC Chapter 37).
President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order on March 16 giving the White House absolute control over all the country’s natural resources in case of a natural disaster or during a time of war.
A driver who crashed a vehicle on a Kabul runway near Leon Panetta's plane Wednesday may have been targeting the U.S. Defense Secretary in a car bomb attack, the Iranian Press TV reported. The Secretary was not injured and the alleged perpetrator has been arrested, the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul said.
A former Planned Parenthood clinic director has filed a whistle-blower lawsuit against her former employer, Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas (now known as Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast), charging that between 2007 and 2009 the abortion provider filed fraudulent Medicaid claims totaling nearly $6 million.
Americans are tired of sending our troops to intervene in the affairs of other nations, according to a new poll released on March 15 by the Pew Research Center. Syria is in the news a great deal these days. Uprisings against the Baathist regime of President Assad have been serious and growing over the last year. An estimated 8,000 Syrians have died in this fighting.