President Barack Obama headed west to sell his big picture
deficit-reduction plan. But many people are waiting for a quick fix to
their own economic problems caused chiefly by persistent unemployment
and the crippled housing market.
The American Civil War, also known as ‘The War Between the States’, was
bloody and raged from 1861 to 1865. It was when 11 Southern slave states
declared their secession from the United States and formed the
Confederate States of America ("the Confederacy").
The doctor charged in the death of Michael Jackson tried to change his
story about his actions involving the pop star, telling his own experts
in the upcoming trial a different story than he told police, prosecutors
A Southern California GOP official who sent out an e-mail picturing
President Barack Obama's face on the body of a baby chimpanzee issued an
apology late Monday after a weekend of criticism that ended with a
strongly worded public rebuke from the local Republican Party chairman,
who also called for an ethics investigation into the incident.
President Barack Obama has marshaled the likes of former California Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the mayors of New York and San Antonio and
Philadelphia's police commissioner in an attempt to show wide and varied
support for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.
As cannons thudded around Charleston Harbor this week in commemoration
of the start of the war that extinguished slavery, the audiences for the
150th-anniversary events were nearly all-white. Even black scholars
lecturing about black Union troops and the roots of slavery gazed out
mostly on white faces.