Nearly 3,000 parishioners gathered at St. Patrick's Cathedral Sunday to listen to Archbishop Timothy Dolan's Easter Mass, in which the Catholic leader spoke of optimism and hope.
The Alabama State Senate yesterday passed legislation to crack down on illegal legislation. The measure, which is similar in tone to Arizona's controversial SB 1070, already passed the House once. It now returns to the House for final approval before heading to the governor's desk for signature.
The national immigration discussion is also well underway. Republican hopefuls for the 2012 presidential nomination have been laying out their opinions on the issue, and President Obama signaled his readiness to renew conversation this week by convening religious, political and business leaders to the White House to talk about federal-level immigration reform.
Okay, we know, you’re maybe not so familiar with the name, unless you lived in New Mexico. You're not alone.
But come on, the man climbed the highest mountains on four different continents, competed in the Bataan Memorial Death March (a 25 mile desert run in combat boots wearing a 35 pound backpack), endured multiple Ironman triathlons, and biked across the Alps.
It's almost off-to-the-races time! With only months to go before the first Republican presidential debate, the big question right now is who will run. Some front-runners are remaining coy while others are off filing for exploratory committees. It's A Free Country breaks down who's in the mix and their campaign status, from Romney and Huckabee to Palin and Trump
— David Axelrod on the Tea Party's turning tide in Wisconsin
With a possible partial federal government shutdown looming, It's A Free Country knows what you are really wondering about.
— Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth (NY-19) on the Brian Lehrer Show
Muslim organizations and faith leaders from across the city held a press conference today on the steps of City Hall to condemn terrorism, oppose war, denounce Islamophobia, and express support for an April 9th anti-Islamophobia rally. The press conference and the rally are both part of a warm response from area organizations to Senate hearings held earlier this week at the behest of Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) on "Protecting the Civil Rights of American Muslims".
— Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced last week that he plans to hold the first ever Congressional hearing on anti-Muslim prejudice and the civil rights of the Muslim American community.
If Representative Michelle Bachmann runs for president, one thing is certain — it will be a lively race. The Minnesota Republican is known for her use of provocative rhetoric and does not shy from controversy, outlandish statements, or blaming the media when confronted with her mistakes.
Bachmann, a Tea Party favorite, is often compared to that other darling of the extreme right, Sarah Palin. Both have a penchant for making rather public gaffes. However while Palin often gets heat for appearing under-prepared, Bachmann never seems at all flustered, providing non-sequiters with a polished smile and an icy calm that once caused a frustrated Chris Matthews to burst out “Are you hypnotized?”
Minnesota Republican Representative Michelle Bachmann let it be known that she is forming an exploratory committee to feel out a run for president, by posting an exclusive story leaked to CNN about her plans on her Facebook page.
While refraining from making any formal announcement, Bachmann told the people signed up as “friends” of her Facebook page that she had “read a little something on CNN,” linking to the article. The CNN article quotes an unnamed source as saying that Bachmann has been “telling everybody early summer” is when she planned to announce her candidacy, but the source feels it may happen even sooner.