IslamIn the nine years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans have been subjected to a great deal of "spin" from the political elites and the media regarding the history and teachings of the Islamic religion, and the rise of jihadist terrorist organizations around the globe. America's history of religious freedom and the religious dimensions of the current conflicts in which American troops are engaged leave many citizens feeling confused: How should they perceive Islam? How may they best understand the faith of Muslims living in the United States?

hatLast-minute polls by Rasmussen and Cook are continuing to show big gains for Republicans on Tuesday. And jockeying for positions of leadership in the 112th Congress is now out in the open.

Despite allegations of racism in Tea Party organizations, the Republican Party, and conservative groups, 2010 has witnessed more black Republican activism than ever before. Thirty-seven African Americans in 16 states have been in contention for seats in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives this year.

“You might as well know right now … that the Tea Party, no matter how successful it is at the polls in November, will certainly betray the party of liberty,” wrote Lew Rockwell, proprietor of LewRockwell.com, on September 22.

Former President Bill Clinton has catapulted himself into the campaign arena this year, traveling the nation to stump for his favorite candidates, but also attempting to pressure senatorial candidates into dropping out of their primaries. Clinton’s most recent campaign arm-twisting involves a reported attempt to persuade Florida’s Democratic Senate candidate, Kendrick Meek, to step down from Florida’s three-way Senate race between Meek, Florida Governor Charlie Crist (Independent), and Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio.

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