President Bush dispatched the vice president and top aides to the Capitol on Tuesday to try to break an election-season deadlock with Republicans over the surveillance and prosecution of terrorism suspects.
The campaign of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Democratic rival acknowledged Tuesday that it downloaded — and leaked to the media — a recording of a private meeting in which the governor described a Hispanic legislator as having a “very hot” personality.
Republicans and Democrats tore into each other over war policy Tuesday, set off by a presidential speech the White House insisted was nonpolitical. A GOP leader said Democrats seemed “more interested in protecting the terrorists” than shielding fellow Americans.
By DAN K. THOMASSON
Ever wonder what the state of the world would be if Saddam Hussein still ruled Iraq with an iron fist? A few late-night comedians have braved potential patriotic wrath by suggesting perhaps he should be brought back, a shuddering thought given his propensity for mass graves.
By JOHN M. CRISP
Roger Moran would like for more of us to withdraw our children from the public schools and teach them at home. A member of the executive committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, Moran believes that public schools are places where God is ridiculed, where drugs and alcohol are rampant, and where promiscuous — even homosexual — lifestyles are encouraged.
By DALE McFEATTERS
The Bush administration has few allies in the world, and it is now going to lose the staunchest of them.
Facing a growing revolt in his own party, British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced last week that he would step down within the year, well before the 2010 statutory date for the next election.