Anyway, President Obama met with Senate Democrats on Tuesday to push for the health care overhaul bill, and as I think everybody knows who’s been covering this thing, that Senate Republicans have been pushing back and pushing back. They’ve been using all kinds of delaying tactics, including requesting a reading of the legislation on the floor, and when I say reading, I mean reading. I’ll just give you a flavor of what your elected representatives are living through.

Best Friends took in 22 of the Vick dogs. Ray was among them. He still went back every day, even after his adoption, because Jacqueline works at the sanctuary. Now these issues aren’t only on the table of politics; they are the table of politics. Now the word values” passes the lips not only of conservatives but also of liberals, not only of Republicans but also of Democrats. Now the notion that religion is at the center of national life, not at the periphery, is voiced not only by Republicans but also by Democrats.

The Alzuabis arrived in Nashville in August after spending four years in Jordan waiting for their visas to come through. In their homeland, the elder artist trained as a vocalist and oud player; after being blinded in an accident as a young man, the 59 year old maintained a career performing at parties and other social gatherings. His 21 year old son, a dazzlingly adept tarabaki player, dropped out of high school when the family was relocated to the South and, along with his father, has been fitfully pursuing a music career here, playing at the hookah bars and restaurants around Nolensville Road, the center of Nashville’s immigrant communities.

Mitchell Mesko and Dale St. John were not called at all. The former had caddied for Simpson on a golf course hours before the murders (but spoke to Fox’s “A Current Affair”) and the latter saw Simpson show up 15 minutes late for his limo (buta 1994 New Yorker piecealleged he gave “Hard Copy” a scoop)..

Michael Slager has been charged with murder for fatally shooting Walter Scott after he fled a traffic stop last year. Cellphone video captured the incident, and Slager was fired. But activists say the police department still hasn’t gone far enough to change its relationship with the community.

The policy contains a mechanism for a player to be placed on paid leave after being charged with a violent crime, pending the resolution of the player’s legal case. It establishes that the NFL will conduct independent investigations when a player or another employee is accused of misconduct. League officials said they erred in the past by being overly reliant on information coming from law enforcement sources..