Anthony Lake, the controversial adviser on foreign policy and national security for Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, is scheduled to take over as executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on May 1, replacing Ann Veneman, who has held the post since 2005.
The Associated Press is under fire for distorting the views and comments of two Oklahoma legislators regarding the formation of a state militia in an April 12 article entitled “Okla. tea parties and lawmakers envision militia.”
The Obama administration's own financial experts have estimated that the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will increase — rather than cut — overall medical expenses. During presidential campaign, Obama had sold his healthcare reform package as (in the words of his campaign website) providing "lower costs to make our health care system work for people and businesses." But that's not the healthcare package Obama delivered as President.
Marco Rubio, the former Florida Speaker of the House and the leading candidate in the Republican primary race for U.S. Senate, is among the subjects of a preliminary federal investigation into the use of Republican Party credit cards for personal expenses, the Miami Herald and the St. Petersburg Times reported yesterday.
Reuters reported that former Vice President Dick Cheney endorsed Republican Marco Rubio in Florida's U.S. Senate race on April 22, and that he was also sharply critical of Rubio's Republican primary opponent, Governor Charlie Crist.