Civil Rights Groups Decry Right Wing Talker Glenn Beck’s Questioning of President Obama’s Name

A coalition of civil rights and media watchdog organizations is taking right-wing commentator Glenn Beck to task over disparaging remarks the talk show host made about President Obama‘s name. The coalition quotes Beck from his national radio program as saying, “He chose to use his name, Barack, for a reason. … Continue reading

Obama Initiatives Would Improve Nation’s Food Supply: Steps Aimed At Safety, Better Choices

President Obama’s proposed federal budget for the 2011 fiscal year would take steps to improve the quality of the food Americans eat nationwide. Obama’s spending plan includes funds for a food safety initiative at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and investments in new and expanded supermarkets, farmers markets and … Continue reading

Calling Current Law ‘Outdated,’ Judiciary Chairman Wants To Legislate In Cell Phone Battle

As the Obama administration argues in court for the right to track the locations of cell phones, a leading lawmaker on civil liberties issues wants to update current legislation to help solve the problem. A Justice Department attorney went before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Friday … Continue reading