Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Some World Views

Obama Report Raises Questions: How Many Calls Did Emanuel Make to Blagojevich?(CNSNews.com) - The report, issued by Obama attorney Greg Craig, cleared all Obama personnel, including Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), Obama's soon-to-be chief of staff, of any wrongdoing. But Craig failed to ascertain how many phone calls Emanuel actually made to the embattled governor.Liberals Continue to Attack Rev. Rick Warren over Inauguration Invitation(CNSNews.com) - Liberal commentators and activists are keeping up a drumbeat of opposition against the Rev. Rick Warren, the California mega-church pastor and best-selling author selected to give the invocation at the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

CD of Satirical Songs Becomes Issue in Republican Party Chairmanship Race(CNSNews.com) - John "Chip" Saltsman, former chairman of the Tennessee GOP and candidate for the RNC chairmanship, has sparked a controversy by sending as a gift to members of the Republican National Committee a CD of satirical songs by Paul Shanklin--whose work is regularly featured on Rush Limbaugh's radio show--that includes the parody tune "Barack the Magic Negro.

"Israel Braces for Hezbollah Threat(CNSNews.com) - Israel is concerned about the likelihood of an attack by Hezbollah - the Shiite terrorist organization based in southern Lebanon - and it has "no doubt" that the long-range rockets used by Hamas terrorists are coming from Iran.

North Korea Steps Up Reports of Alleged Kim Jong-il Outings(CNSNews.com) - Amid continuing speculation that Kim Jong-il is gravely ill - or even dead - North Korean state media have stepped up reports about purported appearances by the dictator, most recently a reported public classic music event.

Gays Unable to Accept Pope's Defense of Environment and Nature's 'Law,' Says Top Theologian(CNSNews.com) - While the pope never mentioned "homosexuality," it was his explanation of the nature of man and the order of the natural world that caused gays to react so harshly, Fr. George William Rutler, a leading Catholic theologian, told CNSNews.com.

Robert Redford: Bush Administration 'Morally Criminal' (CNSNews.com) - Speaking on behalf of the National Trust for Historic Preservation at the National Press Club Wednesday, Hollywood actor and environmental activist Robert Redford said it's "morally criminal" for the Bush administration to auction leases to oil and gas companies for exploration on 132 parcels of land in Utah.


'I Love Lucy' Chocolate Factory Scene Makes U.S. Postage Stamp

Mexico Sentences Man Who Smuggled Hezbollah Sympathizers into U.S.

Taliban Are Beheading Their Way through Former Pakistan Tourist Haven

Mass. Pot Law May Decriminalize Other Drugs

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