US Public Supports Approve Stripping Americans who Support Terrorist Groups of Citizenship

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As you may know, Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistan-born resident of Bridgeport, Connecticut, who had become a U.S. citizen in 2009, has been charged with terrorism and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction over the May 1 car bombing attempt in Times Square. A bill that is being discussed in Congress proposes that all Americans affiliated with a foreign terrorist group be stripped of their U.S. citizenship. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of this bill?

Approve 77%
Disapprove 12%
Not sure 11%

Source: Angus Reid Public Opinion
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,016 American adults, conducted on May 13 to May 14, 2010. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

Mississippi: Scott Bounds Switches to Republican Party

Gov. Haley R. Barbour called state Rep. Scott Bounds a “reliable conservative who votes very much in line with the views of people that he represents” as he welcomed the Democrat from Philadelphia to the Republican Party on Monday at a press conference in Jackson.

As the switch was formally announced at Republican Party headquarters downtown, Bounds was flanked by his family – including his father Buck, a former Democrat state representative – and a throng of elected Republican officials such as the lieutenant governor and U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper

Neshoba Democrat

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Pennsylvania: Both Parties Gunning for Murtha’s Seat

Both parties are pouring in money and dispatching heavy hitters in advance of a May 18 special election in western Pennsylvania, a race that could provide important signals about the outcome of the November elections.

Democrat Mark Critz, a longtime aide to the late Rep. John Murtha, is facing off against Republican businessman Tim Burns as they vie to succeed Mr. Murtha. The winning party will be able to claim a morale-boosting victory as the campaign season heats up.

Wall Street Journal

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