Obama Makes Good on Diverse Cabinet; Shoe-Throwing Journalist Praised

By The News Dec 16, 2008

Journalist Called Shoe-Hurling Hero Muntader al-Zaidi, a 29-year-old journalist who threw both of his shoes at President Bush with widely admired aim, has been embraced around the world by Arabs and others angered by the unpopular war in Iraq. New York Times. Court Strikes Down Patriot Act Gag Provision "A federal appeals court ruling late Monday is the cause célèbre of the American Civil Liberties Union, as another provision of the Bush administration’s Patriot Act falls to the judicial system." Raw Story. US Blacks Lag Whites in Colorectal Cancer Progress "Colorectal cancer diagnoses and deaths have fallen in the United States this decade, but the gap in progress between whites and blacks is widening, the American Cancer Society said on Monday." Reuters. People of Color Lobby for Jobs in Obama Administration "As the United States awaits the inauguration of its first nonwhite president, organizations representing women, gays and lesbians and people of color are working overtime to encourage President-elect Barack Obama to make good on his remark that he would nominate ‘one of the most diverse Cabinets and White House staffs of all time.’" San Francisco Chronicle.