Audit: National Archives At Risk

WASHINGTON — An audit prompted in part by the loss of the Wright Brothers’ original patent and maps for atomic bomb missions in Japan finds some of the nation’s prized historical documents are in danger of being lost for good. Nearly 80 percent of U.S. government agencies are at risk of illegally destroying public records […]

Pierre Omidyar: Separation of Mosque and State

There is a growing tide of opinion in this country that religion and government should be intertwined. This view tends to be most widely held by evangelical Christians, who believe that society would benefit if Christianity played an official role in government. A recent Honolulu Civil Beat poll found that 11 percent of likely voters […]

Senate candidate Carly Fiorina hospitalized

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Carly Fiorina, the California Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, was hospitalized on Tuesday for treatment of an infection and was being kept overnight for observation, her staff said. Read the full story from Reuters

Sink defends debate behavior

The Florida Dem defended her involvement in an inappropriate reading of a message during a Monday debate. Read the full story from Politico

Meg Whitman’s New Spanish-Language Ad: I ‘Stood Up Against The Arizona Law’

California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is out with a new Spanish-language ad, attempting to make a last-minute appeal to the state’s Latino voters by telling them that she “stood up against” Arizona’s controversial immigration law. English translation of the ad: VISUAL: CLIP OF MISLEADING AD AGAINST WHITMAN SUPER: Jerry Brown’s lies ANNOUNCER: Don’t be […]

Battery Safety Fight: Pilots Take On Big Business After Deadly Crash

WASHINGTON — Safety advocates have warned for more than a decade that someday an air shipment of lithium batteries like those used in cameras, cell phones and countless other products would catch fire, causing a plane to crash and people to die. That day may have arrived last month. A United Parcel Service cargo plane […]

Terry Krepel: The Question To Ask About Art Robinson’s Love of Racist Novels

Last week brought a full-court press from the right-wingers at WorldNetDaily in support of Art Robinson, a Republican candidate for Congress in Oregon running against incumbent Democrat Peter DeFazio: David Kupelian wrote that Robinson is a “Ph.D. research scientist of international stature” and “a straight-shooting, problem-solving Reagan conservative who not only loves this country, he […]