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Gandhi, for example, would have lasted about twenty seconds in Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity “United” Church in Chicago. On the other hand, Barack Obama and his family dutifully attended Wright’s church for twenty years. Wright’s racially divisive theology of “liberation” would have constituted for Gandhi a direct assault on one of the main pillars of his own political philosophy: “liberation,” or swaraj.
(AP) The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial has been acquitted in New York City of all but one charge accusing him of a deadly 1998 plot to bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa. Read the Full Story at Gitmo Detainee Acquitted of Most Terror Charges – CBS News. New York Times Terror Suspect Cleared of All Charges Except for One Count of Conspiracy The first former Guantánamo […]
Big Sis promised the naked scanner images would not be stored… …Big Sis lied. Gizmodo reported today that 35,000 naked scanner images were stored in a Florida Courthouse. At the heart of the controversy over “body scanners” is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public. U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner. These are those images. A Gizmodo investigation […]
President Barack Obama claimed a stronger hand on the world stage Friday despite electoral defeats at home, failure to get a free-trade agreement with South Korea and lackluster international support for his get-tough policy with China on trade and currency disputes. “It wasn’t any easier to talk about currency when I was first elected and my poll numbers were at 65 percent,” Obama argued at the close of the G-20 […]
YANGON, Myanmar – Pro-democracy hero Aung San Suu Kyi walked free Saturday after more than seven years under house arrest, welcomed by thousands of cheering supporters outside the decaying lakefront villa that has been her prison. Her guards effectively announced the end of her detention, pulling back the barbed-wire barriers that sealed off her potholed street and suddenly allowing thousands of expectant supporters to surge toward the house. Many chanted […]
The Interior Department‘s inspector general says the White House edited a drilling safety report in a way that made it falsely appear that scientists and experts supported the idea of the administration’s six-month ban on new drilling. The inspector general says the editing changes resulted “in the implication that the moratorium recommendation had been peer reviewed.” But it hadn’t been. The scientists were only asked to review new safety measures […]
In an earlier story we had mentioned that there were 32 African-Americans running under the Republican Banner during the 2010 Primary.
Although Most of the News has been about Florida’s Allen West and South Carolina’s Tim Scott, there are 12 other black GOP candidates looking to make history in this year’s midterms:
National Public Radio has fired journalist Juan Williams over remarks he made on Fox News about Muslims, the network announced Thursday. Williams was asked by Bill O’Reilly during Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor” earlier this week whether the U.S. is facing a “Muslim dilemma.” According to an NPR statement, Williams responded: “Look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in […]
WikiLeaks will publish its remaining 15,000 Afghan war documents within a month, despite warnings from the U.S. government, the organization’s founder said Saturday. “It should be approximately two weeks before that process is complete,” Assange told AP. “There will then be a journalistic review, so you’re talking two weeks to a month.” The Pentagon has said that secret information will be even more damaging to security and risk more lives […]