—By Nick Baumann
July 23, 2012- In June, five Republican members of Congress, including Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), sent letters to the nation's top law enforcement, defense, and intelligence agencies warning that the Muslim Brotherhood, an international Islamist organization, had infiltrated the United States government. Bachmann and her associates—Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Thomas Rooney (R-Fla.), and Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.)—demanded an investigation, and Bachmann told radio host Sandy Rios that "it appears that there are individuals who are associated with the Muslim Brotherhood who have positions, very sensitive positions, in our Department of Justice, our Department of Homeland Security, potentially even in the National Intelligence Agency."
-by Dan Jovic
July 13, 2012- RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – On the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Central Virginia, city leaders say two Richmond police officers accused of making threats against the president and first lady during their last visit have been fired.
CBS 6 News’ Shelby Brown received a statement from Mayor Dwight Jones’s office Friday afternoon:
“The mayor agreed with the recommendations brought forward by Police Chief Norwood and CAO Byron Marshall and the two officers are no longer in service.”
Brown reports the two men were fired last week.
There have also been reports that an area pastor has called for Richmond Police Chief Bryan Norwood’s resignation over how the investigation was handled. And a state lawmaker has also called for the two men to be fired.
The alleged threats happened before the president stopped at VCU’s Siegel Center in May.
Talk To Action: Nessie a Plesiosaur? Louisiana To Fund Schools Using Odd, Bigoted Fundamentalist Textbooks
-By Bruce Wilson
June 17, 2012-
"the [Ku Klux] Klan in some areas of the country tried to be a means of reform, fighting the decline in morality and using the symbol of the cross... In some communities it achieved a certain respectability as it worked with politicians." - from Bob Jones University Press American history textbook