A continuing guide to diet in Islam.
Peacock is okay.
Eating bat is not.
Democrats' Momentum Is Stalling
In the heady opening weeks of the 110th Congress, the Democrats' domestic agenda appeared to be flying through the Capitol: Homeland security upgrades, a higher minimum wage and student loan interest rate cuts all passed with
overwhelming bipartisan support.
But now that initial progress has foundered as Washington
policymakers have been consumed with the debate over the Iraq war. Not a single priority on the Democrats' agenda has been enacted, and some in the party are growing nervous that the "do nothing" tag they slapped on Republicans last year could come back to haunt them.
"We cannot be a one-trick pony," said House Democratic Caucus Chairman
Rahm Emanuel (Ill.), who helped engineer his party's takeover of Congress as
head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "People voted for
change, but Iraq, the economy and Washington, D.C., [corruption] all tied for
first place. We need to do them all."