United States District Judge Royce Lambert ruled in August that the federal government should halt funding for embryonic stem-cell research conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). However, yesterday’s Appeals Court ruling lifted the judge’s ban, allowing the government to continue funding until a final decision is reached on the legality of embryonic stem-cell research.
Though nothing has been confirmed, White House officials are in preparation of an announcement from Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel that will confirm his decision to leave his position at the White House to make a run for mayor of Chicago. The announcement may come as early as October 1, as a result of pressure from the Obama administration.
This weekend, Arizona's GOP senatorial candidate John McCain was confronted by a potentially violent leftist protestor. Following a televised debate between the candidates for Arizona's next Senator, an angry "peace activist" approached McCain on his way out of the KTVK television studios in Phoenix, but was "tackled" by McCain's security team before she had the opportunity to proceed further.
"The Republicans doubled the debt and now the Democrats are tripling the debt," Rand Paul told his supporters on September 12. "There's not a lot of kudos to go around to either side." The libertarian-leaning Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Kentucky won national headlines last spring after easily defeating the establishment-picked GOP candidate in a primary to replace the retiring Republican Senator Jim Bunning. And he won the primary with arguments very much like the argument above that the deficit is a bipartisan problem.