Melissa Kronfeld

Supreme Court hears pledge case

Posted 11:22pm April 4 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Michael Newdow has become an American hero and an American villain. Newdow is the atheist physician turned lawyer who has brought the pledge of allegiance case to the Supreme Court. Having just recently been accepted by the Supreme Court Bar, Newdow’s request for “representation prose” […]

Iraqis sign interim constitution

Posted 5:00pm March 16 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau After forcing its near collapse last Friday, the five member Shiite Muslim faction that had delayed the signing of an Iraqi interim constitution agreed to lend their signatures Monday without any changes to the document. Governing council President Mohammed Bahrululum declared, “Here we are today […]

States can deny scholarships to religion students

Posted 12:01pm March 6 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau On Feb. 25, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision, to allow states to decide whether or not they will fund public scholarships for students pursuing a religious education. The ruling follows the legislative path enacted in over thirty other states. The […]

Kerry sweeps weekend caucuses

Posted 4:25pm February 13 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Last weekend’s caucuses proved to be yet another stunning victory for Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who swept Michigan and Washington on Saturday and Maine on Sunday. Kerry received 52 percent of the vote in Michigan. Former Governor Howard Dean was left trailing far behind with […]

Bush outlines new space initiative

Posted 1:44pm January 26 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau On October 26th, 2000, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that before 2005 a robotically manned mission to Mars will have been successfully deployed. And indeed, just two weeks ago, the Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Spirit landed on the surface of the red planet […]

Democrats Debate in New Hampshire

Posted 11:43pm January 28 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau At the Koonz Auditorium at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, the remaining Democratic candidates reunited last week after Senator John Kerry’s crushing defeat of his peers in Iowa. On this issue of war, Kerry and Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., defended their vote to […]

Gore endorses Dean

Posted 4:45pm December 15 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau At an early morning fundraiser in Harlem on Tuesday morning, former Vice President Al Gore gave his support to Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean. Gore told the crowd, “when I announced last year that I was not going to be a candidate for president myself […]

Democrats debate in Detroit

Posted 6:10pm November 1 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau The nine Democratic presidential candidates took the stage again Sunday night in a debate sponsored by Fox News and the Congressional Black Caucus in Detroit. The lively debate probed the presidential hopefuls with important questions regarding the current situation faced by the United States in […]

Iraq funding passes House, Senate

Posted 12:00am October 24 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau President George W. Bush’s $87 billion plan to reconstruct Iraq and Afghanistan passed in both the House and Senate last week, but not before a contentious debate between lawmakers. Emotions ran high as both Republicans and Democrats questioned the priorities and financial intentions of the […]

House passes partial birth abortion ban

Posted 12:52pm October 11 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Last Thursday the House voted, 281-142, to ban partial birth abortion. If President Bush signs the bill, which could reach the Senate floor as early as Friday, it will become the first federal law since the infamous 1973 Roe v Wade case to restrict a […]