Franklin GrahamEvangelist Franklin Graham said the Obama White House was behind the decision to bar him from speaking at a National Day of Prayer event at the Pentagon because of his comments about the Muslim religion. After the 9/11 attacks, Graham called Islam a "very evil and wicked religion." More recently, the Associated Press reported, he has said he finds Islam offensive and wants Muslims to know that Jesus Christ died for their sins. U.S. Army spokesman Col. Tom Collins said on April 22 that Graham's remarks were "not appropriate."

AP news reported on May 1 that “tens of thousands of protesters” — including 50,000 alone in Los Angeles — had rallied in cities nationwide demanding that President Barack Obama immediately tackle immigration reform. The report described those engaged in the protests as having been “angered by a controversial Arizona immigration law.”

“Big Labor” and a host of prominent economists announced their support over the weekend for efforts to “Audit the Fed.” These efforts are growing stronger as the bipartisan coalition for Federal Reserve transparency continues to build momentum. But the Obama administration and the banking cartel are pushing back. 

New Hampshire Governor John Lynch said he is proud of having signed the state's same-sex marriage law last year and will fight any effort by "the forces of discrimination and division" to repeal it.

The ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday there might be a connection between Saturday night's failed car bomb attempt in Times Square and a New York-based Muslim organization that threatened retribution against the producers of South Park over an irreverent depiction of the Prophet Muhammad on the animated cartoon show that appears weekly on the cable channel Comedy Central.