In the News / December 10, 2006

In the News: 12/10/06

Contentious Movement Credits Rev. Moon PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 9 — The renegade Roman Catholic archbishop who was excommunicated by the Vatican after he installed married priests as bishops acknowledged Saturday that the Rev. Sun Myung Moon was supporting his crusade against mandatory celibacy.

Romney Pledged in ’94 to Seek Gay Rights BOSTON, Dec. 9 — Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is facing new questions about his beliefs on gay issues after the emergence of a letter he wrote during his 1994 U.S. Senate run, in which he promised to be a stronger advocate for gays than Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D).

Let Everybody Play One of the most important things that government could do to reduce drug use, fight the obesity epidemic and deal with a host of other youth problems is quite simple: Include more kids in organized after-school sports.

Report: Princess Diana driver was drunk New DNA evidence proves the driver of Princess Diana’s car was drunk on the night of her fatal crash in a Paris underpass.

Walk Thru Bethlehem today is church tradition Roman soldiers patrol the village. Shopkeepers haggle in the marketplace. A rabbi gives lessons in the synagogue. Musicians stroll and animals bray as news of the Messiah’s coming spreads among the villagers.

‘Tis better to regift than to receive regift (verb): to give an unwanted gift to someone else; to give as a gift something one previously received as a gift.

More bands finding venues on the Web Not desiring — or willing to wait for — a major record deal, more artists are distributing their music online.

Negotiating the black-white divide Latinos are finding they can win by refusing to choose sides.

Iran looks like the winner of the Iraq war The Islamic Republic’s clout in the region, confirmed by the Iraq Study Group, could cost the United States.

GOP Laments Mixed Results As Control of Congress Ends Demoralized Republicans adjourned the 109th Congress at 5 a.m. yesterday with a near-empty Capitol, closing the door on a dozen years of nearly unbroken GOP control by spending more time in the final days lamenting their failures.

Road to the White House May Be Lined With Books Can you write your way into the White House? A number of prospective 2008 presidential candidates are betting that the free publicity that comes with the release of a book can’t hurt.

Our ‘Messianic Impulse’ By Robert Kagan. If the United States would only change its approach to the world, if it understood the virtues of limits, modesty and humility, we could avoid foreign policy debacles and the world would be a safer place.

Bush says report shares his primary vision for Iraq WASHINGTON — Although the bipartisan commission on Iraq endorsed actions that the White House firmly opposed, President Bush said Saturday that the panel’s report shared his chief goal for the country.

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