“I got fired,” said Ron Baity, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. He had been invited to lead prayer for an entire week but his tenure was cut short when he refused to remove the name Jesus from his invocation.
By Stephen Clark
Published July 10, 2010
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s opposition to renewing a contract allowing federal immigration authorities full access to city arrest records is infuriating local Tea Party activists and their allies who say the potential move could jeopardize the public safety of residents and visitors to the city.
Supporters of the contract held a news conference Thursday in Philly to express their safety concerns after they said the mayor’s office ignored their requests for a meeting but dispatched city officials to a meeting last month organized by a coalition of pro-immigrant groups where immigrants voiced their mistrust of the police.
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posted at 9:30 am on July 9, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
Actually, I’m a little surprised that the numbers found by Gallup in its national survey were this close. Fifty percent of Americans oppose the lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice against Arizona over its immigration-enforcement law, while 33% support it. If the Obama administration finds itself encouraged at all to be within 17 on this question, though, the internals should thoroughly depress them, emphasis mine:
Americans’ initial reactions to the U.S. Justice Department lawsuit against Arizona’s new illegal immigration law are more negative than positive, by a 50% to 33% margin. …
Emotions run high on both sides of the issue. The substantial majority of those in favor and those opposed to the lawsuit say they feel strongly about their position.
The margin of opposition to the lawsuit is highest among those who are following news about the law most closely.
Got that? The most politically engaged are the ones opposing the lawsuit. Given the centrality of focus that the Obama administration has given this law over the past three months, this may be the most surprising aspect of the survey. After this much effort to use the Arizona law as a way to beat up Republicans and conservatives, it turns out that those following the issue very closely oppose Obama’s efforts by more than 2-1, 64/31. Those following it only somewhat closely oppose it by a 12-point majority, 52/40. And those not following the issue closely … still oppose it by ten points, 36/26.
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By Todd Starnes
Published July 09, 2010
A North Carolina pastor was relieved of his duties as an honorary chaplain of the state house of representatives after he closed a prayer by invoking the name of Jesus.
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Posted Jul 10th 2010 at 7:47 am in
There are many who argue that President Obama has (repeatedly) broken his promise to bring transparency and openness to the White House. In literal terms, however, Obama may not have actually broken that specific promise (as opposed to all the others he has broken), it’s just that people may not have understood what Obama meant by transparency and openness.
For example, President Obama’s ”openness and transparency” is really open and transparent if you break it down into three categories:
Category One: Everything’s in the open, you’re just looking in all the wrong places
An example of this would be the current flap over White House staffers meeting with lobbyists. Obama’s staffers are meeting with lobbyists in the open, it just happens to be away from the White House—at Starbucks. You see, it’s not the President’s fault the press corp doesn’t follow White House staff to get a cup of coffee. Why wouldn’t the press think his staff would meet with lobbyists in the open over cups of iced mocha frappuccinos?
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