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Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 2 weeks ago
The latest news on Iraq-Congress, Economy, Food, Iraq-Congress, Economy, Olympics-China, Papal visit, Food, MDGs, Israel- Peace Now, Darfur, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nuclear weapons, and Ecuador-environment. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Iraq-Congress. A Plea From Petraeus "Army Gen. David H. Petraeus returned to Congress yesterday seeking more time to consolidate security gains in Iraq by halting withdrawals of U.S. forces this summer," Petraeus Urges Halt in Weighing New Cut in ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 2 weeks ago
The latest news on Iraq-US, Katina foreclosures, Immigration, Prison re-entry, Papal visit to US, Iraq, Iran, Colombia, Zimbabwe, Mideast, Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Iraq-US. Congress To Hear Of Gains In Iraq "In a reprise of their testimony last September, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker plan to tell Congress that security has improved in Iraq and that the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has taken steps toward political reconciliation and economic stability." Few see ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 2 weeks ago
The latest news on Unemployment, Pell Grants, Housing, Prison ministry, MLK anniversary, Immigration, Iraq-Congress, Iraq war, Zimbabwe and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Unemployment. March data show sharpest job losses in 5 years "With the government reporting the third straight month of job losses and wages lagging behind inflation, the problems that originally centered on housing and financial markets now appear to have spread through almost every segment of the economy." Democrats Call for New Aid Package as ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 2 weeks ago
The latest news on Economy, NATO, Special feature, Economy, Child abuse, AIDS relief, NATO, Zimbabwe, Iraq, North, Iran, Special feature, News and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Economy. Economy sheds 80,000 jobs in March "The employers cut payrolls for a third month in a row in March, slashing 80,000 jobs for the biggest monthly job decline in five years as the economy headed into a downturn," Surge in jobless claims stokes fears about recession "In another scary sign for the sluggish U.S. economy, the Labor ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 2 weeks ago
The latest news on AIDS Funding, Trafficking sentence, Housing, Martin Luther King-Memphis, MDGs, Zimbabwe, Iraq, NATO, Poverty-UK, Poverty-Canada, Christian Zionism, Nuclear weapons, Interview, and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » AIDS Funding. Bush AIDS initiative gets bipartisan renewal "A bipartisan coalition in the House voted to significantly expand a popular program aimed at combating HIV and AIDS around the world, renewing the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief by authorizing $50 billion -- $20 billion more than the White House requested -- over five years."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 3 weeks ago
The latest news on Housing foreclosures, Immigration, Interrogation & intelligence, Turner & churches partner against malaria, Job dangers, Iraq, Zimbabwe, NATO, Darfur, Tibet, and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Housing foreclosures. Senate ready to help stem tide of foreclosures "Under pressure to help Main Street after the government saved a Wall Street firm from bankruptcy, senators ended weeks of partisan stalemate and agreed to try to quickly pass legislation that could help some homeowners avoid foreclosure."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 3 weeks ago
the latest news on Economy, Education, HUD, Congressional office search, Child safety, Weapons, Depression?, Global hunger, Iraq, UK troops, NATO, Israel-Palestine, and Tibet. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Economy. Proposed Revamp Taps Fed As Uber Cop "It's a Herculean task: revamping a financial regulatory system dating back to the Civil War to deal with 21st century crises imperiling the country." Doubts Greet Treasury Plan Regulation As Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. laid ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 3 weeks ago
the latest news on Economy-Mainstreet, Economy-housing, Economy-Wall Street, Gore-climate change, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Catholics, Iraq, Zimbabwe, NATO-Afghanistan, Iran, Israel-Palestine, North Korea, and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Economy-Mainstreet. States Are Hit Hard by Economic Downturn "At least half of the nation's states are facing budget shortfalls, some of them severe, and policymakers in most of the states affected are proposing and passing often-painful measures to trim costs and close the gaps."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 3 weeks ago
The latest news on Rice on race, Economy, Faith and justice, Deporting inmates, Iraq, President on Iraq, Zimbabwe, Nuclear weapons, Tibet, UK-France summit, Arab League, Israel-Syria, Pakistan. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Rice on race. Rice hits U.S. 'birth defect' "Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday that the United States still has trouble dealing with race because of a national "birth defect" that denied black Americans the opportunities given to whites at the country's very founding." Economy.
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 3 weeks ago
The latest news on McCain-foreign policy, Dem primaries, News, Slavery-Florida apology, Slavery-Africa, Environment, Iraq, Pakistan, Education in Africa, Kenya, Russia, Israel-Palestine talks, Colombia, Tibet, Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » McCain-foreign policy. McCain, in Foreign Policy Talk, Turns His Back on Unilateralism "In a wide-ranging speech on foreign policy, Senator John McCain sought to distance himself from the unilateralism that has been a hallmark of the Bush administration,"
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 4 weeks ago
The latest news on Supreme Court, Medicare, Money in politics, Immigrants, Global warming, Iraq, Tibet, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nuclear fuses to Taiwan, and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Supreme Court. Justices Rebuff Bush and World Court "The Supreme Court issued a broad ruling limiting presidential power and the reach of international treaties, saying neither President Bush nor the World Court has the authority to order a Texas court to reopen a death penalty case involving a foreign national." Supreme ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 4 weeks ago
the lastest news on World hunger, Iraq, Iraq-US troops, Primaries, NAFTA, Pakistan, Tibet, Trash pickers. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » World hunger. World Food Program issues 'emergency appeal' for funds "With food and fuel prices soaring, the United Nations agency charged with feeding the world's hungry has launched an "extraordinary emergency appeal" to cover costs and avoid having to cut aid," UN food agency issues emergency plea ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 4 weeks ago
The latest news on Iraq - US deaths hit 4,000, Terrorism, Immigration, Economy, Faith & politics, Darfur, Israel-Palestine, Pakistan, Tibet, Opinion, and On this day in history. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Iraq - US deaths hit 4,000. U.S. logs 4,000th GI death "Four U.S. soldiers were killed when a bomb hit their vehicle in southern Baghdad late Sunday, bringing the number of U.S. personnel killed in the Iraq war to 4,000." U.S. Deaths in ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 4 weeks ago
The latest news on Iraq war President, Iraq war-antiwar, Iraq-Military, Iraq-politics, McCain in Israel, Death penalty, Farm bill and hunger, Katrina, Tibet, Chad, and Pakistan. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Iraq war - President. Bush defends Iraq war as worth it; Democrats disagree "President Bush declared that "the successes we are seeing in Iraq are undeniable" as he gave a rousing defense of the war on its fifth anniversary before a receptive but not overwhelmingly enthusiastic Pentagon audience." On War's ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 5 weeks ago
the lastest news on Obama and race, Iraq, D.C. gun case, Economy, Homeowners, Justice Revival, Mission by immersion, Tibet, Mideast, Colombia, and Editorials Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Obama on race. Obama calls for racial healing "Sen. Barack Obama 's sweeping speech on race Tuesday marked an attempt to wrench his campaign out of a polarizing diversion and to reignite a discussion of the country's potential for moving beyond racial ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 5 weeks ago
Five years ago today, on March 18, the British Parliament debated whether or not to support the pending U.S. attack on Iraq. It was already clear that the Bush administration was determined to attack, and desperately needed support from the U.K. That morning, Sojourners
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 5 weeks ago
The latest news on Economy, Race & Politics, New York governor, Religious right, Iraq, Americans in Canada, Tibet, Pakistan, Iran, and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Economy. Fed likely to stay on offensive "The Federal Reserve is poised to aggressively lower interest rates again Tuesday, perhaps by as much as 1 percent, as it continues its efforts to ease a major credit crunch and serve as a virtual safety net for investment bankers." Crises of Confidence in ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 5 weeks ago
the latest news on Economy, Homeless in New Orleans, Campaign, Immigration, Warrantless surveillance, Iraq, NATO, Tibet, Darfur, North Korea, Iran, Beliefs, and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Economy. Fed Acts to Rescue Financial Markets "Hoping to avoid a systemic meltdown in financial markets, the Federal Reserve approved a $30 billion credit line to engineer the takeover of Bear Stearns and announced an open-ended lending program for the biggest investment firms on Wall Street." Homeless in New Orleans.
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 5 weeks ago
The latest news on Budget, Surveillance, Iraq public opinion, Catholics, Lutherans, Education, Immigration, Religious right, Courts, Tibet, Israel-Gaza, Iraq, Kenya, Iran, Feature on global poverty, and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Budget. Congress endorses budget plans to allow tax hikes The Senate rejected the idea of renewing many of President Bush's tax cuts as all three major presidential candidates interrupted their campaigns to cast their votes. With ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 5 weeks ago
The latest news on Gov. Paterson, Presidential campaign, Faith-based initiative Christians in Iraq, Religious Right, Israel-Gaza, Tibet, Colombia, Darfur, Iraq, West Africa, Kenya, Feature on global poverty, Editorial, and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Gov. Paterson. Spitzer's Successor Has Few Enemies "Replacing Eliot L. Spitzer, who rose to the governorship of New York after browbeating Wall Street titans, is David A. Paterson, a man so affable that the colleague he supplanted in an Albany coup now speaks of him in glowing terms." After Spitzer: ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 6 weeks ago
The latest news on Governor resigns, Military commander resigns, President defends wars, Presidential campaign, Waterboarding veto upheld, Farm bill, Gaza, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan, and Features. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Governor resigns. SPITZER RESIGNS "Gov. Eliot Spitzer, reeling from revelations that he had been a client of a prostitution ring, announced his resignation today, becoming the first governor of New York to be forced from office in nearly a century." Eliot Spitzer resigns "New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 6 weeks ago
The latest news on Immigration, Economy, Campaign, Scandal, "New sins," Women leaders, Iraq deaths, Cost of war, Afghanistan, Israel-Palestine, Kenya, Iran, and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Immigration. GOP aims to force immigration debate "House Republican leaders will introduce a petition drive today to force Democrats to debate immigration this year, using a Democrat-sponsored bill to box them into taking a stand on employers who hire illegal immigrants." Economy.
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 6 weeks ago
That latest news on Waterboarding veto, Economy, Medicaid, Intelligence report, Immigration, Congressional election, Climate change, Black-owned farms, Us-Iraq, Pakistan, Israel-Palestine, Andes, Kosovo women, Darfur, Editorial, and selected Commentary. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Waterboarding veto. Bush vetoes interrogation limits "USPresident George Bush says he has vetoed legislation that would stop the CIA using interrogation methods such as simulated drowning or "water-boarding". Bush's Veto of Bill on C.I.A. ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 6 weeks ago
The lastest news on Iraq, Republican campaign, Democratic campaign, Mental health parity, Budget, Immigration, Jobs for single Moms, Iraq, Israel-Palestine, Andes, Kenya, Iran, and Rehabilitating Luther. + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail Republican campaign. It's Official: Party and President Back McCain "Senator John McCain of Arizona was greeted as the new standard-bearer of a Republican Party he has sometimes battled, winning the endorsement of a president he has feuded with in the past and the embrace - and financial help - of the Republican National C ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 7 weeks ago
the latest news on Republican Primaries, Democratic primaries, Immigration, Budget, Housing crisis, Marriage, Andes, Israel-Palestine, Kenya, Iran, Church-state in Spain, Interview, Editorial and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Republican primaries. McCain faces divided party "Sen. John McCain, having survived the Republican primaries, now needs to bind a fractured Republican Party as he looks to the presidential election this fall." McCain Clinches GOP Presidential Nomination ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 7 weeks ago
the latest news on Presidential primaries, Federal budget, Veterans, Sentence reductions, Education, NAFTA, Evangelicals in Canada, Iran, Iraq, Gaza, Somalia and Andean crisis. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » P>Presidential primaries. Obama, Clinton In Key Face-Off "Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed to press on in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination after critical primary tests in Ohio and Texas on Tuesday, even as advisers to Sen. Barack Obama said the latest round of voting would do little to improve her standing."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 7 weeks ago
Presidential primaries, Credit crisis, A new Religious Right? Green for Lent, UK child poverty, Andean crisis, Somalia, Russian election, Israel-Palestine, Iraq-US troops, Iran-Iraq, Iran-nuclear, Darfur, and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Presidential primaries. Clinton and Obama swing the spotlight to Ohio "With less than two days to go before Tuesday's crucial primary elections, Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama barnstormed across Ohio on Sunday,"
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 7 weeks ago
The latest news on Presidential Campaign, Americans in prison, Housing relief blocked health & poverty, US military, Immigration, Payday lending, Seed vault, Afghanistan, Kenya, Turkey-Iraq, Israel-Gaza, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, Editorial, Opinion and Passings. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Presidential campaign. Race watched round the world "From Russia to Italy, from Kenya to India, the U.S. presidential campaign has not only captivated a global audience, it is reshaping the image of America." Americans in prison.
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 7 weeks ago
The latest news on AIDS funding, Presidential primaries, Senate-Iraq, Cost of war, Black America's goals, Slavery apology, Border fence, School prayers, Kenya, Iraq, Darfur, Israel-Gaza, Turkey-Iraq, Iran, India, North Korea, Op-Eds, and Passings. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » AIDS funding. Pact Would Give Global AIDS Fight Triple the Money "House leaders from both parties and the White House reached agreement on a bill that would more than triple funding for the Bush administration's global AIDS program, already the largest foreign aid initiative aimed at fighting a single disease in U.S. history."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 8 weeks ago
The latest news on Democratic debate, McCain and Hispanic vote, IRS investigates UCC, Housing, Costs soar, Senate & Iraq war, Gun ownership. immigration, Army tour length, Iraq-compensation paid, World hunger, Brazil, Kenya, Turkey-Iraq, Gaza, US-India, Farm bill Editorials, and selected Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Democratic debate. Turning up the heat "With March 4 looming as either the death or rebirth of her campaign, Sen. Hillary Clinton engaged in a heated debate against Sen. Barack Obama, both drawing sharp distinctions to gain the advantage in must-win Ohio."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 8 weeks ago
The latest new on Democratic debate, Primaries, Religion in the U.S. Housing, Health care, Economy, Cuba, Violence against women, Pakistan, Iraq-Turkey, Iraq-US forces, Iran, Kenya, Faith and politics features, Op-Eds, and Passings. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Democratic debate. "Presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama will debate today at Cleveland State University in Ohio. The event will be broadcast at 6 p.m. Pacific time (9 p.m. Eastern) on MSNBC." Primaries. Democrats turn up heat in flurry of Ohio stops "Only one Democratic candidate ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 8 weeks ago
the latest news on Presidential campaign, Economy, Medicaid, Wind power, Education, Abortion, Gang violence, Cuba, Turkey-Iraq, Darfur, Kenya, Iran, Gaza, Food aid shortage, Canada-Afghanistan, and selected Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Presidential campaign. NAFTA at center of Ohio campaign "Trade and the debate over NAFTA has emerged as a major issue in the Buckeye State's March 4 Democratic primary, which could help decide the presidential nomination."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 8 weeks ago
The latest news onTurkish troops into Iraq, Campaign-Republican, Campaign-Democrats, Prison release, Homeowners, Human diversity, Serbia-Kosovo, Kenya, China-Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Pakistan, Rendition Flights, Satellite shootdown, and Selected Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Turkish troops into Iraq. Turkish troops enter north Iraq "Turkish ground forces have rolled across the border into northern Iraq to target Kurdish rebels said to be sheltering there," Turkey Launches Ground Operation in Iraq "Turkish troops launched a ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 8 weeks ago
the latest news on Primaries, Families, Global poverty bill, Health emergencies, Economy, Going green, Race & politics, Torah commentary, Iraq, Pakistan, Kenya, Us bases in Africa, Iran, Gaza, Satellite shot down, and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Primaries. Clinton camp splits on message "Mark Penn, chief strategist and pollster, liked Clinton's emphasis on her "strength and experience," and he defended the idea of her running as a quasi-incumbent best suited for the presidency. Harold Ickes and other advisors said that message was not working. A more promising strategy, they argued, would be to focus on the historic prospect of electing the first woman president."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 9 weeks ago
The Latest news on Presidential primaries, Soldiers in Iraq, Education, Poverty, Graham home, Pakistan, Darfur, Cuba, Kosovo, AIDS in Africa, Kenya, Iraq, Blair & EU, Israel-Palestine, and selected Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Presidential primaries. Wisconsin Voters Give Obama Decisive Victory "Sen. Barack Obama won the Wisconsin Democratic primary decisively, extending his winning streak to nine consecutive contests
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 9 weeks ago
the latest news on Castro's retirement, Pakistan elections, Charitable choice, Campaign 2008, Housing, Unemployment, Bush in Africa, Kosovo, Kenya, Iran, and the British Iraq dossier Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Campaign-Democrats. Will Wisconsin primary build Obama streak? "Observers are watching closely to see if he can not only fuel the perception of an Obama juggernaut by heading into the crucial Ohio and Texas primaries with a 10-0 winning streak, but also if he can continue to make inroads into some of Clinton's core supporters, including women and senior citizens."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 9 weeks ago
the latest news on Bush in Africa, Kosovo independence, Another hero passes, Primaries, Mothers in the Army, Militias in Iraq, L.A. gangs, Housing crisis, Pakistan, Gaza, and select op-eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Primaries. Political tenor shifts in Wisconsin "the once reliably Democratic state in presidential elections - it has been blue since Michael Dukakis carried it convincingly in 1988 - has become more conservative, and George W. Bush came within thousands of votes of winning it in 2000 and 2004."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 9 weeks ago
the latest news on the University shooting, Bush to Africa, Republican campaign, Democrat campaign, surveillance, Billy Graham recovering, Contempt of Congress, Attacks on homeless people, Darfur-Chad, Canada-Afghanistan, Iran, Kenya, Climate change and oceans, Globalization and the church Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » University shooting. 6th NIU student dies; 4 identified "The gunman dressed in black stormed into an oceanography class Thursday afternoon and opened fire with a shotgun and two handguns. In a matter of seconds, he killed six and wounded 15."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 9 weeks ago
The latest news on Ban torture, Presidential primaries, Church & politics, Climate Change, Surveillance, Immigration, China-Darfur, Israel threatened, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan-Australia, Hunger & Biofuels, Bush to visit Africa, Commentary, and Editorials. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Today's prayer request. Graham alert after surgery "Charlotte-born evangelist Billy Graham, 89, underwent a 28-minute operation Wednesday that updated the valve for a shunt regulating pressure in his brain." Ban torture. Senate ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 10 weeks ago
The latest news on Primaries, Surveillance, Mortgage crisis, Writers strike, Rev. Wright retires, Australia, Iran, Waterboarding, Iraq, Nuclear weapons, Canada-Afghanistan, Darfur, Kenya, Hezbollah leader killed, and Irrigation. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Primaries. Obama on primary roll "It's time to remove the asterisk from the candidacy of Sen. Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential race. And it is perhaps time to place one on the candidacy of the presumed Republican nominee, Sen. John McCain."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 10 weeks ago
The latest news on 9-11 trials, Immigration, Primary campaigns, Evangelical voters, Budget, Farm Bill Climate change, Mortgage crisis, Journalism, Iran, Iraq, Darfur, and Archbishop. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » 9-11 trials. U.S. to Try 6 On Capital Charges Over 9/11 Attacks 'The Bush administration announced that it intends to bring capital murder charges against half a dozen men allegedly linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks,'
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 10 weeks ago
The latest news on Campaign-Democrats, Campaign-Republicans, Budget, Congress, School vouchers, Immigration, Environoment, Chad-Darfur, Iraq, Pakistan, Israel-Gaza, Arms control, Iran, Book reviews, and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Campaign-Democrats. Obama Defeats Clinton in Maine Caucuses "Barack Obama defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in Maine presidential caucuses Sunday, grabbing a majority of delegates as the state's Democrats overlooked the snowy weather and turned out in heavy numbers for municipal gatherings."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 10 weeks ago
The latest news on Presidential campaigns, Evangelicals, Democratic campaign, Stimulus, Waterboarding, Veterans, New Army doctrine, Immigration, Biofuel, Hungry in Ohio, National Prayer Breakfast, Islamic law in UK, Iraq, Gaza, Iran, Pakistan, Chad and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Presidential campaigns. Romney out; McCain seeks unity "Sen. John McCain yesterday told conservatives to overcome past disagreements and trust him to carry their banner on national security and cutting spending," Romney Out, McCain Looks Ahead "Sen. John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination yesterday when ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 10 weeks ago
The latest news on Stimulus, Presidential campaigns, Free trade, Green communities, Immigration, Iraq, Torture, Gaza, Canada, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Chad, and Editorial. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Stimulus. Senate's Stimulus Measure Blocked "A $158 billion economic stimulus plan drafted by Senate Democrats that included relief for low-income seniors, disabled veterans and the unemployed was blocked by a Republican filibuster when the Senate fell a single vote short of the 60 needed to consider the measure."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 11 weeks ago
The latest news on Tornadoes, Super Tuesday primaries, Pakistan, McClatchy newspapers, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, CNN Politics, Evangelical voters, Congress-stimulus, Congress-global warming, Gaza, Iraq, Iran, Chad, and Afghanistan. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Politics isn't the most important news. Please pray for everyone affected by these storms. Southern Residents Assess Tornado Damage "Residents in five Southern states tried to salvage what they could from homes reduced to piles of debris, a day after the deadliest cluster of tornadoes in nearly a decade tore through the region, ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 11 weeks ago
Interesting exit poll results from five southern "Bible-belt" states. Of those who identify as "Born-again or evangelical Christians," Mike Huckabee won their votes. In all but one, John McCain came in second, and Mitt Romney third. Here are the numbers: GA
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 11 weeks ago
The latest news on Super Tuesday, Budget, Military budget, Veterans, Immigrants, EITC, Climate change, Canada, Israel, Afghanistan, Chad, Christians in Pakistan, and Colombia protest. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Super Tuesday. As 24 States Vote, a Grab for Delegates, and an Edge"There will be plenty of trends to track in Tuesday's free-for-all, as 43 contests in 24 states allocate 3,156 delegates on what could be the most significant day of the race to date."
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 11 weeks ago
the lastest news on Budget, Presidential Campaign, Job loss, Baptists Chard-Darfur, Iraq, Middle East, Gaza, Colombia, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and selected Opinions. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Budget. Bush budget sees bigger deficits as economy slows "U.S. President George W. Bush acknowledged on Monday a weaker economy would lead to higher budget deficits, as he unveiled a $3.1 trillion spending plan for fiscal year 2009 that would nearly freeze domestic programs. The budget makes military spending and the Iraq war its centerpiece, proposing a 7.5 percent increase for the Pentagon to $515 billion. On top of that Bush also sought $70 billion more for the conflicts in ...
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 11 weeks ago
The lastest news on Budget, Economy, Campaign_Democrats, Campaign-Republicans, National Guard, Immigration, Iraq, Afghanistan, Malaria, Global warming, Human Rights, Israeli military, North Korea, Mexico, Baptists, Churches and Super Bowl, and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Budget. 2009 Budget Seeks Spending Freeze "President Bush's $3 trillion budget for fiscal 2009, scheduled for release Monday, will seek a virtual freeze on domestic spending programs while cutting billions of dollars from federal health programs to reach his goal of balancing the budget by 2012,"
Posted by Duane Shank 6 years 11 weeks ago
The latest news on Republican debate, John Edwards, Economy, Trade agreements, Homeless in Columbus, Wages in Iowan, Baptists, Soldiers and vets, Afghanistan, Lebanon war report, Iraq, Saudi women's rights, Native people, Iran, Kenya, Gandhi, Editorial, and Opinion. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Republican debate. Accusations fly at Republican debate "John McCain and Mitt Romney carried their bitter Florida clash into California, each impugning the other's honesty in a hot-tempered debate as they sought to attract voters casting ballots in five days in a coast-to-coast array of primaries and caucuses. "