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Obama responds to attacks on wife as ‘low class’

ABC’s Robin Roberts talked Barack Obama and Michelle Obama about recent Tennessee GOP attacks that target Michelle. Obama said that Republicans should “lay off my wife.” This video is from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast May 19, 2008. Download video…

Pastor caught in underage sex sting resigns

(AP) A minister arrested Thursday in an Internet sex sting has resigned his position at a Dallas-area megachurch. 52-year-old Joe Barron stepped down after being charged with online solicitation of a minor. This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast May 19, 2008. Download video…

60 Minutes: Iraqis who helped US face torture, rape

From CBS News: The refugee crisis in Iraq is among the biggest humanitarian emergencies in the world. Millions of Iraqis have fled the war, many marked for death because they worked for the United States. They were translators, office workers, many other things, but now the enemy has branded them…

US military: soldier shot at Quran for practice

An American soldier used a Quran, the Islamic holy book, for target practice in a predominantly Sunni area west of Baghdad, prompting an apology from the U.S. military, a spokesman said Sunday. Iraqi police found the bullet-riddled Quran with graffiti inside the cover on a small-arms range near a police…

Webb: Bush would be first to veto benefits for vets

NBC’s Tim Russert talked with Sen. Jim Webb about his support of the new G.I. bill. Webb said, “And now the president says he’s going to veto this bill. No president in history has, has vetoed a, a benefits bill for those who’ve served. So on the one hand, we…

GOP strategist: Bush ‘appeasement’ attack a mistake

On CBS Meet the Press, Republican strategist Ed Rollins said that the President made a mistake by comparing Barack Obama’s foreign policy the appeasement of Hitler.       Partial Transcript ROLLINS: This president has to realize he is no longer on the ballot. He has to finish his seven…

Huckabee: Sorry for ‘dumb’ Obama gun quip

On Meet the Press, Mike Huckabee apologized for suggesting that someone aimed a gun a Barack Obama.       Transcript via closed captions RUSSERT: Governor Huckabee, Friday at the NRA, you went down and made a joke. and i want to show that and give you a chance to…

McCain won’t wear a dress for SNL skit

There’s a limit to how far John McCain will go to win over young voters. Wearing a dress on national television crosses that line. The 71-year-old grandfather and Republican presidential contender said he hopes to use his appearance this week on “Saturday Night Live” to reach out for the youth…

Obama foreign policy speech hits back at Bush

Senator Barack Obama hit back at President Bush today during a speech in Watertown, South Dakota for “dishonest and divisive” comments made by the president in Israel, which inferred that the presumed Democratic presidential nominee’s calls for talks with Iranian officials resembled appeasement with the enemy. “The president did something…

Catholic Church offers therapy to ‘cure’ gays

(AFP) The sixth-ever International Day Against Homophobia is held on May 17 — but not many people in Poland will take notice. Here, homosexuality is often still seen as a disease for which one needs treatment. The Catholic Church has set up psychological support groups for gay people who want…

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