Former Utah Governor and former US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman (c.) stands with his family after announcing he will run as a Republican candidate for US president on June 21 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., on June 21.
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.
Vice President Joe Biden told the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Indianapolis on Monday that ‘politics, not war, has broken out in Iraq.’ But experts caution against excessive optimism.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a Democratic candidate for the US Senate seat currently held by the retiring Christopher Dodd, is expected to answer questions about his Vietnam service record that came from a New York Times story on Monday.
The Mojave cross, which the US Supreme Court two weeks ago ruled could stay, was removed early this week, sparking outrage.
A war memorial cross in the Mojave Desert of California has been stolen from its location atop a rock outcropping.
Veterans groups say the Mojave cross was no different from other war memorials with religious imagery. Opponents of the Supreme Court decision vow to fight on.
A white cross has stood in the Mojave National Preserve since 1934. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will look at issues related to the First Amendment's separation of church and state.
With many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Department of Veterans Affairs has seen treatment requests and disability claims soar.