Archive for November, 2008

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Some See God’s Will in Obama Win

November 30, 2008

barack-obama102.jpgThe day after Barack Obama was elected president, Larry Younginer knelt in front of the congregants at his suburban Atlanta church and offered a prayer of thanks. “Lord, we have again come to you in prayer, and you have heard our cries from heaven, and you have sent us again from the state called Illinois, a man called Barack to heal our land,” said Younginer, a 62-year-old retired information systems worker at Coca Cola in Atlanta. 

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Captured Terrorist Reveals Plan was to Kill 5,000 in Mumbai

November 30, 2008

taj-mahal-hotel2.jpgThe only terrorist captured alive after the Mumbai massacre has given police the first full account of the extraordinary events that led to it – revealing he was ordered to ‘kill until the last breath’. Azam Amir Kasab, 21, from Pakistan, said the attacks were meticulously planned six months ago and were intended to kill 5,000 people.

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With the Obama Election, Evangelicals Seek a Role as Faith in Politics Enters Historic Era

November 30, 2008

Mickey Sheridan is in denial. In the weeks since the election of Barack Obama, the 58-year-old self-professed “holy roller” refuses to acknowledge the Illinois senator will soon be inaugurated as America’s 44th president.

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AP: Clinton to Get State Nomination Monday

November 30, 2008

hillary-clinton131.jpgPresident-elect Barack Obama planned to nominate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as his secretary of state on Monday, transforming a once-bitter political rivalry into a high-level strategic and diplomatic partnership.

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No God–And No Abortions, by Lisa Miller of Newsweek

November 30, 2008

lisa-miller-newsweek.jpgBefore the election I wrote a piece for NEWSWEEK.com about white evangelicals and abortion. In that piece, I predicted that conservative Christians would not move in large numbers away from the Republican Party because of their fundamental theological and cultural objections to abortion. 

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Pastor who Helped Get ‘Under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance Dies at 97

November 30, 2008

rev-george-docherty.jpgThe Rev. George M. Docherty, credited with helping to push Congress to insert the phrase “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance, has died at 97.

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Giants’ Plaxico Burress Accidentally Shoots Himself in the Thigh

November 30, 2008

plaxico-burress-522.jpgSuper Bowl star Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the right thigh and spent Friday night in a hospital, another dramatic turn in a tumultuous season in which the New York Giants receiver has been fined and suspended.

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