Offended yet? You should be. But, I’ll bet you didn’t know that every Confederate State passed “20 nigger laws” intended to exempt men from military service when they oversaw 20 or more slaves. I’ll also bet that you never learned that no less than 1/3 of the South’s military was stationed in areas with large slave populations, just to prevent slave uprisings. (pg. 194)
Ex-president Bill Clinton’s latest campaign trail appearance for his wife Hillary’s Democratic White House bid threw an unwelcome spotlight Wednesday back on her vote to authorize the Iraq war.
Clinton said in the key state of Iowa Tuesday he had been against the Iraq war “from the beginning” in comments which appeared more robust than his public statements before the 2003 invasion.
Hillary Clinton’s top Democratic rival Senator Barack Obama, who spoke out against the war before the invasion, said he didn’t recall hearing such talk from the former president in 2003.
Local intelligence-sharing centers set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks have had their anti-terrorism mission diluted by a focus on run-of-the-mill street crime and hazards such as hurricanes, a government report concludes.
Of the 43 “fusion centers” already established, only two focus exclusively on preventing terrorism, the Government Accountability Office found in a national survey obtained by The Associated Press. Center directors complain they were hampered by lack of guidance from Washington and were flooded by often redundant information from multiple computer systems.
Welcome to fight night.
With the final round of a yearlong campaign approaching, the Republican presidential race grew remarkably bitter as the top contenders jockeyed for the upper hand — and sought it by tearing down one another.
Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Republican candidates’ favorite target in a debate just a month ago, no longer was their preferred punching bag.
“It’s now become personal. It doesn’t look like any of these guys like each other,” said Scott Reed, campaign manager for Republican Bob Dole’s 1996 bid.
Republican presidential rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney scornfully debated immigration in a provocative, no-holds-barred CNN/YouTube debate just over a month before the first votes are cast.
Giuliani, the front-runner in national polls, accused Romney Wednesday of employing illegal immigrants at his home and running a “sanctuary mansion.” The testy personal exchange came after Romney said Giuliani had retained New York’s status as a sanctuary city while he was mayor.