Imam Muhammad Musri is comfortable brokering interfaith dialogue, but in his bid to stop Florida pastor Terry Jones from burning Qurans on Saturday, he has waded into a controversy with global repercussions.
Obama officials knew direct contact to persuade pastor Terry Jones to call off his planned Quran burning could inspire copycats. But Defense Secretary Robert Gates went forward out of concern for US troops' safety.
September 11 can be a difficult subject for students to make sense of, but teachers have an expanding set of resources to help students think about the day.
The media have been criticized for giving Terry Jones and his Koran-burning scheme publicity. But the Web has changed the media landscape. Ignoring the event wasn't an option, media experts say.
Pastor Terry Jones said he would cancel his planned Koran burning and travel to New York to discuss the location of the mosque near ground zero. But it's unclear what has been agreed to.
In the past, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has expressed an interest in being mayor of Chicago. The position will be open in 2011. If Emanuel leaves, it could have a knock-on effect.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown are not required to defend against a legal challenge to Prop. 8, the law banning same-sex marriage, the state supreme court found. So who will defend it now?
Three key Senate races – Florida, Kentucky, and California – come out virtually tied in new polls. But the Republican candidates may be doing better than these polls reflect.
Kelsey Grammer of 'Frasier' fame is one face behind RightNetwork, a new entertainment TV network. It seeks to appeal to conservatives who made Fox News and Rush Limbaugh successful.
The ad from Republican candidate Meg Whitman's campaign uses footage from a 1992 Democratic presidential primary debate in which Bill Clinton and Jerry Brown squared off.
Brash White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has much in common with outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley – but not everyone is sold on his candidacy.
So far in Election 2010, voters in 35 states will confront 149 citizen-backed initiatives and referendums. Evidence is mixed on how ballot measures affect voter turnout.
For American Muslims – already in the eye of a political storm over the proposed mosque near ground zero in New York – a Florida pastor's Koran burning threat is seen as a teachable moment crucial to how the US public views Muslims and Islam.
Tom Brady was involved in an auto accident Thursday morning in Boston. While a passenger in the other car was taken by ambulance to the hospital, Tom Brady didn't require any medical attention.
The party that controls the Ohio governor's mansion can have an impact on presidential elections, so the race is seeing a jolt of high-profile endorsements as the candidates try to place blame over the state's job losses.
President Obama authorized the US Marines to rescue from pirates a German-owned ship off the coast of Somalia. In three hours, the crew was safe and the pirates in custody.
Republican Governors Association Chair Haley Barbour says he believes President Obama is a Christian, but argues that Americans know less about the chief executive than 'any other president in history.'
The president appealed to a Florida pastor not to go through with burning Korans on Saturday, saying the act would be 'completely contrary to our values as Americans.'
Kelsey Grammer is the front man in the RightNetwork, a new politically conservative TV network. First programs include 'Right2Laugh,' featuring stand up comedians, and 'Running' about Tea Party-backed candidates running for office. See the Kelsey Grammer pitch video below.
Appeals court judges sound apologetic tone in ruling; plaintiffs say they were tortured overseas in 'extraordinary rendition' program.