soda taxItem: Reuters reported on May 20: “New York Governor David Paterson on Thursday proposed lifting the sales tax on diet soda, while adding a new ‘sugar tax’ to full-calorie drinks, in a fresh bid to boost revenue for the cash-strapped state. The proposed tax would generate $815 million annually, a Paterson spokesman said.”

A 20-year-old woman is suing one of Michigan’s most notorious abortionists for a 2008 abortion she claims he performed against her will. Caitlin Bruce was 18 years old, unemployed, and pregnant when she walked into Dr. Abraham Hodari’s Feminine Health Care Clinic in Flint, Michigan, in April 2008 to follow through on her father’s recommendation that she abort the baby she was carrying from her much older boy friend.

Notoriously liberal White House correspondent Helen Thomas was prompted to resign her position yesterday after a filmed interview with Rabbi David F. Nesenoff revealed Thomas’ staunchly anti-Israel stance and bias. 

The U.S. Army has arrested 22-year-old Specialist Bradley Manning on charges that he has released multiple classified and secret documents to Wikileaks.com, according to a story published on Wired.com. Wikileaks is an anonymous, online source of classified documents from governments around the world designed to expose government corruption.

It won't be taken by either man as a compliment, but then it wasn't meant to be. New York Congressman Charles Rangel said that in continuing America's military presence in Iraq, Barrack Obama has come to resemble former Vice President Dick Cheney.