WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- John McCain has long rankled social conservatives with his stance on issues such as campaign finance reform and support for some embryonic stem cell research. On Tuesday, he sought to reassure those voters of his conservative credentials as he outlined his philosophy for appointing judges to the federal bench.
Just as Senator Barack Obama has spent this week trying to stem the damage to his campaign from statements by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., the small, theologically liberal Protestant denomination both men belong to, the United Church of Christ, has been grappling with the impact of the controversy upon its members.
President Bush declares the end of major combat in Iraq aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in 2003
The banner was said to have been the Navy's idea
President Bush did not say "Mission Accomplished" on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln off San Diego on 1 May five years ago. But the banner above him did.
And the picture of those two words said more than the 1,829 words of his speech.
Pittsburgh, America's "Steel City," snagged a second designation — albeit a negative one — this week when, for the first time, the American Lung Association designated it the most air-polluted U.S. city.
TAMPA — Senator John McCain, detailing his plan to solve the nation’s health care crisis, called Tuesday for federal intervention with the states to assure coverage for people who have been denied insurance.
Have any SwampBubblers utilized the services of the Angelfood Ministries. My Mom did this month. We picked her groceries up from the Maumee Senior Center. What I thought was a program for struggling families is actually open to anybody with $30.00 to plop down for approximately $60.00 worth of food.
From the "scratching your head" desk, in the Philadelphia Enquirer:
The global food system feeds gluttonous corporations first
WASHINGTON - People learning through genetic testing that they might be susceptible to devastating diseases wouldn't also have to worry about losing their jobs or their health insurance under anti-discrimination legislation the Senate passed Thursday.
By creating a healing wave of calm around the planet, World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day paints a vision of possibility for humanity each year. Subtly, quietly, providing a profound example to millions who participate or experience it through the media. An annual healing event has quietly spread across the planet. Millions worldwide have experienced the healing benefits of T'ai Chi & Qigong.
"Last week's public hearings in the sensational case were longer on suspicions than hard evidence. Since then, the authorities have clamped down even on basic information that should not be sensitive — such as the ages and genders of those removed.
By MARCUS KABEL, AP Business Writer 1 hour, 1 minute ago
The two biggest U.S. warehouse retail chains are limiting how much rice customers can buy because of what Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., called on Wednesday "recent supply and demand trends."
The broader chain of Wal-Mart stores has no plans to limit food purchases, however.
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Defence Secretary Robert Gates has strongly criticised the US Air Force's tactics in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He said asking for extra support had been "like pulling teeth" and accused some military leaders of being "stuck in old ways of doing business".
Are toxic plastics lurking in your kitchen?
It’s a question many families are asking after reports last week that a chemical used to make baby bottles, water bottles and food containers is facing increasing scrutiny by health officials in Canada and the United States.
The US Army and Marine Corps recruited significantly more people with criminal records last year than in 2006, amid pressure to meet combat needs.
Statistics released by a congressional committee show 861 people were granted waivers to enlist, up from 457 in 2007.
The crimes included assault, sex crimes, manslaughter and burglary.
PITTSBURGH--Many computer scientists have been arguing for years that electronic voting machines absolutely must sport paper trails that can be verified by the voter and subsequently used in manual recounts.
SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Lab workers were set to begin taking DNA samples Monday from the more than 400 children in state custody since a raid on a polygamist compound more than two weeks ago.
LOS ANGELES - Chinese-Americans rallied outside CNN's Hollywood office on Saturday to demand the firing of commentator Jack Cafferty for calling China's goods "junk" and its leaders a "bunch of goons and thugs."
Cafferty made the comments during an appearance on "The Situation Room" that aired April 9.