Posts Tagged ‘ controversy ’

Mosque flap swirls around Obama

Aug 15th, 2010 | By politicsnews

 The White House on Saturday struggled to tamp down the controversy over President Barack Obama’s statements about a mosque near ground zero — insisting Obama wasn’t backing off remarks Friday night when he offered support for a project that has infuriated some families whose loved ones died in the Sept. 11 attacks.
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GOP keeps mosque flap alive

Aug 15th, 2010 | By politicsnews

Republicans jumped Sunday on President Barack Obama’s defense of a proposed mosque near where the World Trade Center stood before the Sept. 11 attacks, seeking to make his comments a campaign issue for Democrats come November. Democrats meanwhile sought to change the subject. Many appeared uncomfortable with both the timing and the
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Mosque controversy swirls around Obama

Aug 15th, 2010 | By politicsnews

 The White House on Saturday struggled to tamp down the controversy over President Barack Obama’s statements about a mosque near Ground Zero — insisting Obama wasn’t backing off remarks Friday night where he offered support for a project that has infuriated some families whose loved ones died in the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Speech on mosque was Obama’s call

Aug 15th, 2010 | By politicsnews

President Barack Obama’s decision to make public comments Friday that further stoked an already-brewing controversy over the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero was “purely” his own, an administration official said Saturday. Obama did not reach out to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who, like Obama, supports the rights of
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Obama stands up for Ground Zero mosque

Aug 14th, 2010 | By politicsnews

President Barack Obama on Friday endorsed a controversial plan to build a mosque and Islamic center just blocks from Ground Zero in Manhattan, despite the strong objections of conservatives, the ADL and those who lost loved ones in the September 11 attacks.“Ground Zero is, indeed, hallowed ground,” Obama said at a White House dinner
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Ethics cases raise racial questions

Aug 1st, 2010 | By politicsnews

The politically charged decisions by veteran Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of California to force public trials by the House ethics committee are raising questions about race and whether black lawmakers face more scrutiny over allegations of ethical or criminal wrongdoing than their white colleagues. The
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Arizona Governor Considers Changing Immigration Law

Jul 31st, 2010 | By usnews

AP June 29: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer strongly backs a state law concerning illegal immigration that will go into effect at the end of July. PHOENIX Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the law and appealed a ruling blocking its most controversial sections, said Friday she would consider changes to “tweak” the law to respond
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‘Fear factor’: Sherrod blame game goes on

Jul 25th, 2010 | By politicsnews

Nearly a week after the Shirley Sherrod controversy shook the political firmament, the debate over what it all means continued to drive the political discourse, dominating such end-of-week forums for Serious Political Discussion as the Sunday shows and the New York Times Week in Review. But no consensus emerged, as partisans
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Breitbart: ‘I am public enemy No. 1 & #8230;’

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By politicsnews

An unrepentant Andrew Breitbart told POLITICO on Thursday that the Obama administration and its allies have manufactured a controversy over the video he posted of Shirley Sherrod’s speech to the NAACP as part of an orchestrated effort to take him down. “I am public enemy No. 1 or 2 to the Democratic
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Director Accepts Limits on Chevron to ‘Crude’ Footage

Jul 16th, 2010 | By admin

A still from the 2009 film “Crude,” about an environmental controversy in Equador. When a judge ordered a ry filmmaker in May to turn over to Chevron all the unused footage from his 2009 film about an environmental controversy in Ecuador, the director,…. Read this article Powered by WizardRSS | Full Text RSS Feeds