Obama's Middle East Negotiations
President Barack Obama's meetings with Middle Eastern leaders on Sept. 2 will be his most extensive engagement yet with an issue that has been a weak spot in his largely positive international image, a recent Pew Research Center analysis reports. When the spring 2010 Pew Global Attitudes survey asked people in 22 countries around the world to rate Obama's performance on a variety of foreign policy issues, he received his lowest marks on dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His ratings on this issue were especially negative in Muslim majority nations in the Middle East.
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NIH Director Collins Supports Appeal of Ruling on Stem Cell Research
The Obama administration on Aug. 31 formally began the process of appealing last week's court decision that barred the federal government from funding human embryonic stem cell research. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins filed a declaration supporting the administration's appeal.
Candidates and Their Supporters Use YouTube Videos to Appeal to Religious Voters
Some subtle references to religion have cropped up in YouTube videos posted by or on behalf of several candidates this election season. Go to the news brief » |
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Beck challenges Obama's religious beliefs after rally in D.C.
reporter Felicia Somnez writes about Glenn Beck's comments criticizing President Barack Obama's religious beliefs during an interview with Fox News on Sunday. The article cites a recent Pew Forum survey
that found that 43% of Americans are not sure what Obama's religion is.