BEIJING — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he met briefly with a half brother who lives in China and who recently wrote a semi-autobiographical novel about the abusive Kenyan father they share. Obama, who spent three days in China during his first official tour of Asia, acknowledged the meeting in an interview with CNN. […]

From Popeater.com: Evan Chandler — the father of Jordan Chandler, who accused Michael Jackson of molesting him — allegedly committed suicide, the New York Post reports. The 65-year-old was found in his Jersey City apartment with his .38-caliber revolver in his hand, officials claim. No note was found with the body. In the 1990s, Jordan […]

From the NY Times: BEIJING — President Obama said Wednesday he is “very close to a decision” on a troop increase for the war in Afghanistan, and will make his case to the American people for his Afghan strategy in the next “several weeks.” “I am very confident that when I announce the decision, the […]

From TPMLiveWire.com: On Hannity last night, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she’s “all for” profiling Muslims if it saves “innocent American lives.” Speaking about the Fort Hood shooting, she said there were “massive warning flags that were missed all over the place” because of a “fear of being politically incorrect.” “Profiling” the alleged shooter, […]

From Elev8 Elev8.com’s Tarvenia Jones writes “I’m so happy that Pastor loves his wife and wants all of us to know it. Especially some of the folks who secretly admire the pastor from afar. Oh, was I not supposed to say that, too? Chile Please. But I wish my pastor would not get up in front of […]

This is hilarious! Casey Gane-McCalla, from News One writes “I’ve always wondered where all the anti-Obama propaganda is from and how is spreads so quickly. Now we know.”

President Obama is being criticized by the way he bowed to Japan’s Emperor Akihito. Supporters argue, Obama’s bow was an attempt to be culturally appropriate; while critics say it was an embarrassment, and he dishonored the service and sacrifice of Americans who fought against Japan during World War II. Now granted, Emperor Akihito is the […]

What determines the power of a man? When comprising a list of the Most Powerful People, Forbes staff members were faced with many potential candidates, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Many of the nations political figures, business men and women, spiritual leaders, and criminals were reviewed. Their public influence, financial status, active use […]

Harold S. Martin writes… The capital punishment debate continues. When dealing with the issue, the media often focuses on cases involving heinous crimes, and as a result, the debates can be very emotional. Humanitarians of whatever.faith (or of no faith) argue that capital punishment has no place in an enlightened society. They say that it […]