This week, the House begins debate on a defense spending bill that would authorize the president to attack al-Qaida and its associates all over the world.Supporters say the measure would give the U.S. more leeway to fight terrorists after the death of Osama bin Laden.
As recently as two weeks ago, Gary Vollmer was absolutely certain that on May 21, 2011, God would send devastating earthquakes, raise believers to heaven in the "rapture," and then destroy the world five months later. Now that it hasn't happened, Vollmer is unfazed."
President Obama leaves Sunday night on a week-long trip to Europe. He'll visit with the Queen of England, attend a G-8 summit meeting in France, and sit down with a group of central European leaders in Poland.
When popular uprisings swept through Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, President Obama openly threw his support behind the protesters, trumpeting the dual ideals of democracy and freedom.But that was not the case when the unrest reached Bahrain.