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  • To some, Obama is the 'wrong' kind of Christian

    10/21/2012 5:48:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2012 | By John Blake
    ...Historians may remember Obama as the nation’s first black president, but he’s also a religious pioneer. He’s not only changed people’s perception of who can be president, some scholars and pastors say, but he’s also expanding the definition of who can be a Christian by challenging the religious right’s domination of the national stage. Obama is a progressive Christian who blends the emotional fire of the African-American church, the ecumenical outlook of contemporary Protestantism, and the activism of the Social Gospel, a late 19th-century movement whose leaders faulted American churches for focusing too much on personal salvation while ignoring the...
  • Gingrich admits ABC claim was false

    01/26/2012 5:48:34 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | January 25th | Dylan Byers
    After nearly a week on the defensive, CNN's John King reports tonight that Newt Gingrich's claim about offering witnesses to ABC News in his defense — to rebut the network's interview with his second wife, Marianne Gingrich — was not true. "Tonight, after persistent questioning by our staff, the Gingrich campaign concedes now Speaker Gingrich was wrong — both in his debate answer, and in our interview yesterday," King said on tonight's edition of John King USA. "Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond says the only people the Gingrich campaign offered to ABC were his two daughters from his first marriage." An...
  • The News We (CNN) Kept To Ourselves [must read]

    04/10/2003 9:16:06 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 1,558 replies · 21,009+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 04/11/03 | EASON JORDAN
    ATLANTA — Over the last dozen years I made 13 trips to Baghdad to lobby the government to keep CNN's Baghdad bureau open and to arrange interviews with Iraqi leaders. Each time I visited, I became more distressed by what I saw and heard — awful things that could not be reported because doing so would have jeopardized the lives of Iraqis, particularly those on our Baghdad staff. For example, in the mid-1990's one of our Iraqi cameramen was abducted. For weeks he was beaten and subjected to electroshock torture in the basement of a secret police headquarters because he...