The victory of Gay-Rights advocates in the California Supreme Court decision might be short lived. A ballot measure to amend that California State Constitution has gathered over 1 million signatures and will surely be on the November ballot.
When asked about the issues raised in the movie 'Sicko', Republican presidential candidate and former governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, deflected the issue by suggesting that overweight people like Moore are the reason for rising medical costs.
Following the Hamas take over of Gaza, U.S. president George W Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert have pledged to lift aid embargos and to provide other assistance to the Fatah government of Mahmoud Abbas which is being reconstituted in the West Bank. Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter has publicly denounced Bush's taking sides in the conflict saying that Hamas was properly elected to share power in the government.
If you believe in the sentiment that desperate times call for desperate methods, you'll find company with the National Republican Congressional Committee, an organization whose purpose is to fight the national fight to keep Republicans in control of the house. Their strategy, in part, this year involves spending 90% of their advertising budget on negative, attack ads.
To say that the ads stretch the truth doesn't begin to do justice to what's going on. Consider this example:
In New York, the NRCC ran an ad accusing Democratic House candidate Michael A. Arcuri, a district attorney, of using taxpayer dollars for phone sex. "Hi, sexy," a dancing woman purrs. "You've reached the live, one-on-one fantasy line." It turns out that one of Arcuri's aides had tried to call the state Division of Criminal Justice, which had a number that was almost identical to that of a porn line. The misdial cost taxpayers $1.25.
If you think that's bad, try these from the Republican National Committee (RNC):
"Muslim bomber guilty of killing 17" reads the sensationalized title for a CNN story about a series of bombings that happened in Mumbai, India, in 1993.
Did the bomber happen to be Muslim? Yes. The article even explains what they believe to be the motivation:
... revenge for the demolition of a 16th century mosque in northern India by Hindu nationalists.