Ads that tie Republicans to Wall Street are boosting early voting returns for some Democrats in Election 2010.
The tea party movement has evolved from a scattered insurgency into a sophisticated, organized effort. Its energy and enthusiasm about the midterm elections is helping Republicans.
Carl Paladino won the GOP gubernatorial primary in New York. Some of his proposals have already raised eyebrows, and he says he’s not afraid to be confrontational.
Readers write in about Islam and the West, and illegal immigration.
As protesters arrived they found a heavy police presence. The NYPD has sealed off the entire block where the proposed mosque will be located. Mounted police, experts at crowd control, were nearby.
September 11 memorial and museum are top priorities amid a flurry of rebuilding nine years after the attacks.
The planned burning of Korans by a small Florida church led by Terry Jones ignores US success against terrorism by working with Muslims and seeing Islam as peaceful.
Córdoba, Spain, was a center of art and culture under medieval Islamic rule and an inspiration for the original name of the planned New York City mosque.
Matt Sky, a freelance Web designer (l.) stands in the middle of a debate with New Yorkers on both sides of the debate surrounding the proposed Muslim center near the ground zero site in New York City's financial district. Sky's sign drew several reactions from pedestrians passing by the site at 51 Park Place. The proposed Muslim center which will be modeled largely after the Y.M.C.A. has polarized Americans across the country.
Some opposition to the so-called Ground Zero mosque reflects concerns for those who lost family in the 9/11 attacks. But many opponents appear uncomfortable with the very idea of Islam. If their opposition succeeds, the chances of what they fear most -- more militant American Muslims -- could increase, critics say.