“President Obama, in a pivot from some of his harshest campaign rhetoric, told Democratic senators [on June 2] that he is willing to consider taxing employer-sponsored health benefits to help pay for a broad expansion of coverage,” the Washington Post reported on the following day.
Will Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, be for Republicans and for conservatives in general what many have dubbed Vice President Joe Biden? Biden has been called “the gift that keeps on giving” because of his tendency to stick one and Sotomayor may have some of the same rhetorical tendencies.
“George R. Tiller, the nation's most prominent provider of controversial late-term abortions, was shot and killed yesterday in the lobby of his Lutheran church in Wichita, where he was serving as an usher,” the Washington Post reported on June 1. Tiller specialized in performing abortions during the final stages of pregnancy, when the baby is far along in development and, in most cases, could survive outside the womb with proper medical treatment.
The “international community” needs to do more to help Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the eighth Asia Security Summit this weekend. The meeting with Asian defense ministers in Singapore concluded Sunday with the 27 countries represented there calling for “peaceful and cooperative” solutions to security challenges in the region.