Archive for June, 2010
The New York Times reports that Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, was involved in a number of issues concerning religious freedom according to documents released Friday.
President Bill Clinton’s library in Little Rock, Ark., released about 42,000 pages of documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which currently is considering the Kagan nomination. ... Read Full Story
Helen Thomas, the 89-year-old veteran White House correspondent, who has covered every president since Dwight Eisenhower, has retired as columnist for Hearst Newspapers because of controversial remarks made on May, 27, 2010, about the need for Jews to “get the hell out of Palestine” and return to Poland and Germany.
“Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately,” a Hearst Newspapers statement said. “Her decision came after her controversial comments about Israel and the Palestinians were captured on videotape and widely disseminated on the Internet.” ... Read Full Story