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Oregon sent 58 delegates to the Democratic convention in Boston, including a rock star, six elusive Kucinich diehards and a governor hoping to escape pesky reporters back home. This assorted crew all shared a couple of common goals: have some fun and uproot a Bush. Here are some of their impressions, gleaned from the first three days of the extravaganza and made possible through the miracle of cellular technology.
After a background report, Senators discuss the rejected bid to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, likely tabling the measure for the rest of this election year. A political firestorm was ignited in November when the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that gay couples in the state are entitled to marry. Conservatives mobilized, calling for a federal constitutional ban on gay marriage.
August 09, - Tony emphasizes the importance of looking at candidates' record on religious issues, not just their words. August 08, - Jerry Boykin analyses China's ambitions in the Arctic Circle and discusses what America needs to do to combat those ambitions. August 03, - Jerry Boykin analyzes the pattern of misbehavior that Kim Jong Un is continuing and discusses China's influence in this conflict.
As I was saying a few days ago, most of the mail that accumulated while I was away for a couple of weeks in July had to do with comedian-actor Fred Willard who was arrested on suspicion of a lewd act in an adult theater in Hollywood, the Tiki, just as a new PBS series he was narrating made its debut. What follows is a long catch-up mailbag — along with some responses and commentary — about other stuff that landed in the ombudsman's box recently. Like the Willard episode, some of this is not your typical PBS fare.
In late April, Mr. Lehrer, who turns 74 on Monday, had aortic valve replacement surgery. He said he was recovering nicely and expects to be back on the air toward the end of June.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, first lady Laura Bush. What's the message carrying into tonight hear on the second night? This is the return of compassionate conservatism, this is the domestic agenda, this is sort of where bush's heart is.
The second ad from Preserve Marriage Washington was released on Thursday. The ad is running statewide on both broadcast and cable channels. Referendum 74 asks voters to either approve or reject the state's gay marriage law that was passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov.
Barbara Bradley Hagerty is the religion correspondent for NPR, reporting on the intersection of faith and politics, law, science and culture. Her billet included the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, Florida's disputed election, terrorism, crime, espionage, wrongful convictions and the occasional serial killer. Barbara was the lead correspondent covering the investigation into the September 11 attacks.