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Obama Signs Four-Year Extension of Critical Patriot Act Provisions

Obama Signs Four-Year Extension of Critical Patriot Act Provisions

A few minutes before midnight President Barack Obama signed a four-year extension of three critical anti-terrorism powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in the fight against terrorists. Obama signed the law while he was in France using an ...

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Barack Obama's Irish Home-Coming Reminds Americans of his Dual Heritage

Barack Obama's Irish Home-Coming Reminds Americans of his Dual Heritage

Obama's recent visit to Ireland reminded Americans, especially those who have raised questions about his roots, of his dual ancestry and heritage. On Monday, he sipped Guinness at a pub in the little Irish town of Moneygall in the company ...

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Barack and Michelle Obama Blunder through Royal Reception

Barack and Michelle Obama Blunder through Royal Reception

According to the ABC News, things got rather awkward while Barack Obama proposed a toast to the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday night. When Barack Obama raised his glass and said, "To her majesty the Queen," the orchestra took ...

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Iceland volcano erupting: ash cloud spews up to jet altitude, causing travel delays

Iceland volcano erupting: ash cloud spews up to jet altitude, causing travel delays

The Grimsvotn volcano, Iceland's most active volcano, started erupting on May 21st, and is spewing ash up to jet altitude (30,000 ft).   The Toronto Sun reports that the UK is currently warning of likely flight disruptions due to the volcanic ...

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State of Arizona trying to oust President Obama: Legislature passes "birther bill" to force President Obama to prove US citizenship

The Arizona legislature passed a bill that would require anyone running for public office to prove US citizenship, including President Barack Obama.   Despite the fact that the birthers' contention that Obama was foreign born has been disproved over and over, ...

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Gaddafi loyalists attack Libya civilians, international community threatens to use force due to failed cease fire

With American military forces poised for action, President Barack Obama said this morning that the U.S. and its allies are prepared to act with urgency to end violence against civilians in Libya. The United Nations demanded under UN Resolution 1973 ...

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White House Press Secretary Explains DOMA Legal Decision

The White House says President Barack Obama is "grappling" with his personal views on gay marriage. Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary, explained the order that the Justice Department stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Congressional Prayer Caucus Off Base With Attack On Obama, Says Americans United

Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus have criticized President Barack Obama for telling an audience in Indonesia last month that the phrase “E Pluribus Unum” is a good summary of the American experience. The Prayer Caucus, led by U.S. Rep. ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Obama Administration Should Take Action To Fix ‘Faith-Based’ Initiative, Americans United Tells Congress

Americans United for Separation of Church and State yesterday told Congress that Bush-era rules governing the “faith-based” initiative are unacceptable and should be promptly overturned. In testimony to a U.S. House subcommittee, the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United executive ...

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The Christian Racism and Hatred Toward Obama

On Keith Olbermann's Countdown aired on August 20, Georgetown University's Michael Eric Dyson discussed the hateful fiction about Obama's faith and Franklin Graham's remarks. He characterizes Graham's remarks as being un-Christian and also addresses the racism behind the remarks about ...

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Americans United Joins Broad Coalition Of Groups Asking Obama To Reform "˜Faith-Based' Initiative

On February 4, Americans United for Separation of Church and State joined 25 national religious and public policy organizations in a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to make major changes to the "faith-based" initiative. The joint letter to ...

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Gallup Shows That Non-Religious Most Approve of Obama, Mormons Most Critical

At 65%, non-religious Americans are the most likely of any religious group in the U.S. to approve of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president, and Jewish Americans are the second most likely group to approve at ...

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Spiritual Responsibility – The Toxic Effect of Religious Extremism

Praying for the deaths of political and other leaders, inciting the masses to shrill "shock and awe" demonstrations and inciting extremism has been the hallmark of the radical right. Max Blumenthal's new book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered ...

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