- Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin’s parents rally against Fla. ‘stand your ground’ law
- Hillary Clinton campaign got illicit funds from D.C. scandal figure
- Obama administration backs off plan to cut prescription-drug program
- Tickets linked to stolen passports purchased by Iranian middleman
- More than 3,500 police planned for Boston Marathon
- Ottawa day care suspends 2-year-old for ‘outside’ cheese sandwich
- Liam Neeson tells NYC mayor to ‘man up’ in horse carriage fight
- Real-life Dr. Doolittle to reveal how to talk to animals
- Climate change could bring back smallpox, researchers say
- Shoe-bomb witness to speak from London at N.Y. trial
President Bush headed toward a showdown with the Senate over his domestic spying program, Reuters news agency reported yesterday. Lawmakers approved subpoenas for documents that the White House declared off-limits.
The short of it
“God loves Michael Bloomberg,” Mr. Podhoretz said yesterday. “But our mayor will be stretching the limits of what the Almighty can do for him if he runs for president of the United States and harbors even a mild hope of winning the office. First, there is the most superficial aspect of the presidency to consider. Bloomberg is a giant in every way except for the vertical. Literally: Our mayor is 5-foot-7.
“Sorry, Mr. Mayor, but presidents in the television era, with one exception, are tall.George Bush is just shy of 6 feet. So was Richard Nixon. John Kennedy stood 6 feet. Ronald Reagan was 6-foot-1. Bush’s father andBill Clinton are 6-foot-2. Lyndon Johnson was 6-foot-3½.
“Only Jimmy Carter scraped the sky at 5-foot-9 — and look what happened when he was president. You might say Americans have refused to stoop so low ever since.”
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser founded the Arizona-based American Islamic Forum for Democracy in 2003 to articulate the ideas of “liberty-minded” moderate Muslims whose beliefs are in concert with American freedoms and citizenship.
“The American public has become increasingly attuned in recent months to terrorist threats after plots for violence at Fort Dix and JFK Airport were foiled, underscoring the fact that homeland security is still the No. 1 campaign issue for 2008,” Dr. Jasser said during a meeting with The Washington Times editorial staff yesterday.
“This awareness is something for candidates on both sides of the aisle to keep in mind: The American voter is yearning for clarity, for strong, defining language about this threat. Those who aspire to be in the White House need to consider,” he said. “And if the left ever gets educated about it all, you’ll see the Michael Moores of the world running from the imams, not embracing them.”
“ABG Films is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) that will bring to an end the suppression of ‘Islam vs. Islamists: Voices from the Muslim Center’ by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS),” said Frank Gaffney and Martyn Burke, producers of the documentary, which was funded and produced with taxpayer dollars but never made it to the air.
By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
- FCC targets black conservative in TV station fight
- Kim Jong-un calls for execution of 33 Christians
- Hillary Clinton campaign received funds from Jeffrey Thompson
- Senate Democrats, Republicans spar over restoring unemployment benefits
- Bill Clinton poses for photo with Bunny Ranch prostitutes
- CARNES: Kissinger's flawed and offensive analysis of Ukraine
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- Atheists sue to remove 'Ground Zero Cross' from 9/11 museum
- George Zimmerman signs autographs at Orlando gun show
Pope Francis meets his 'mini-me'
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