News Archives for November 2009

New York Post Editorial Urges Congress to Leave Prayer Out of Health Care

November 20, 2009

Jeff Stier makes a strong argument against spiritual and prayer healing being covered in the new health care bill. Apparently Senators Hatch (R-Utah) and Kerry (D-Mass) are spearheading efforts to include "religious and spiritual health care" in the Senate version of the bill. Read the full story Full Entry »

Senate Votes for Cloture on David Hamilton

November 18, 2009

Yesterday the Senate voted 70-29 in favor of cloture on the nomination of Judge David Hamilton Full Entry »

Senate Passes Science Appropriations Bill

November 13, 2009

On Thursday, November 5, the Senate passed the FY2011 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill by a margin of 71-28. The Senate's version of the bill created a 6.9 percent increase in total funding for the National Science Foundation (as compared to the requested 8.5 percent increase), a 5.1 percent …Full Entry »

Senate Schedules Cloture Vote on Hamilton

November 11, 2009

On Tuesday, November 17th, the Senate will hold a cloture vote on the nomination of David Hamilton to the 7th Circuit Court. Full Entry »

Senate Confirms Davis to Circuit Court

November 10, 2009

On Monday, November 9th, the Senate confirmed Andre Davis of Maryland to the 4th Circuit Court. He was confirmed with a floor vote of 72-16. Davis was nominated by President Obama in April and approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 16-3 vote in June.

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Senate to Confirm O’Toole, Hamilton Despite Opposition

November 04, 2009

Senate Majority Whip Durban (D-IL) stated on Tuesday …Full Entry »

Clinton: Anti-Defamation Laws Restrict Freedom of Speech

November 03, 2009

On Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke out against anti-defamation laws around the world, stating that she "strongly disagree[s]" with that type of policy. She did so during the unveiling of the State Department's annual report on international religious freedom. Many supporters of freedom of religion were …Full Entry »

Director of DOE Office of Science briefs Advisory Panel

November 02, 2009

On October 23rd William Brinkman, Director of the DOE Office of Science, addressed the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel at the start of a two-day meeting in Washington. Full Entry »