The U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row, and
experts think the wrenching recession led many people to put off having
children. The 2009 birth rate also set a record: lowest in a century.
Former President Bill Clinton has already helped Rep. Kendrick Meek
raise money he needs to run a Senate campaign. Now, a week before the
primary, he's rallying Florida voters to pull the congressmen back
ahead of billionaire Jeff Greene.
Gov. David Paterson, who last week suggested that a proposed Islamic
center and mosque near ground zero might want to consider a different
location, will meet soon with the developers, a spokesman said Tuesday.
President Barack Obama, embarking on a three-day tour to raise money
for Democrats, said Monday that a rising homegrown clean energy
industry can help reverse years of manufacturing job losses overseas
and help heal a still-ailing economy.