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.
Jewish groups in Chicago are on high alert after last week's failed attempt to mail two bombs to synagogues there. Two packages containing explosives were intercepted on planes coming out of Dubai and East Midlands airports. The plot is believed to have been formulated by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
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.