Barack Obama is a Democratic member of the United States Senate from Illinois and candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 2008 presidential election. He believes in the ability to unite people around a politics of purpose - a politics that puts solving the challenges of everyday Americans ahead of partisan calculation and political gain. Learn more about Barack Obama by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
Senator Hillary Clinton is the first First Lady of the United States elected to public office and the first woman elected independently statewide in New York State. She is currently a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 2008 presidential election. Lean more about Hillary Clinton by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
Health issues are a very important part of everyone’s lives. NewsMax offers insight on today’s growing healthcare and research. NewsMax also offers Dr. Russell Blaylock’s expertise on current healthcare issues through The Blaylock Wellness Report. Learn more about health issues by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
War on Terrorism is a term used by the Bush administration to refer to the various military, political, and legal actions taken to curb the spread of terrorism. It was launched in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., for which al-Qaeda claimed responsibility. The War on Terrorism was launched by President George W. Bush, with support from NATO and other allies. The "War on Terror" has taken many forms, such as diplomacy, going after "terrorist financing," domestic provisions aiming to prevent future attacks, and joint training and peacekeeping operations with a wide variety of nations. Learn more about the global issue of War on Terrorism by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
The views of the US government and several major European nations are that Iran's primary goal is not nuclear power but rather nuclear weapons. The concealment by Iran of many nuclear activities for nearly two decades is in violation of its NPT safeguards obligations, including an enrichment program that would enable them to produce high-enriched uranium for nuclear weapons and is not needed for Iran's current nuclear power program. Learn more about Nuclear Iran by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
Homeland Security refers to governmental actions designed to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism or other national security threats to a country's home territory, domestic population, or critical infrastructure. The term became prominent in the United States following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Learn more about Homeland Security by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
The Middle East is the geographic and cultural region located in southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa. This area, whose history dates back to ancient times, is in modern times a strategically, economically, politically, culturally, and religiously sensitive region. Learn more about the Middle East by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
Latin America is in the broadest sense, the entire western hemisphere south of the United States. Currently it has been known for political activities as President George W. Bush recently toured on a peace mission and Venezuela has a modern day dictator. Learn more about Latin America by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
Nancy Pelosi made history on January 4, 2007 when she became the first woman to serve as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Pelosi is leading House Democrats in the charge for a New Direction for America. She has unified House Democrats around key issues that they believe will provide all hard-working Americans with national and economic security. Learn more about Nancy Pelosi by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
Dr. Condoleezza Rice became the 66th Secretary of State on January 26, 2005. Her objective of transformational diplomacy is to "work with our many partners around the world to build and sustain democratic, well-governed states that will respond to the needs of their people and conduct themselves responsibly in the international system.” As she stated at her confirmation hearing, "we must use American diplomacy to help create a balance of power in the world that favors freedom. And the time for diplomacy is now." Learn more about Condoleezza Rice by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
North Korea has been at odds with the United States, Japan and South Korea (with whom it remains technically at war) since the cease fire of the Korean War in 1953. North Korea's relations with the United States have become particularly tense in recent years as President George W. Bush labeled North Korea part of an "axis of evil." Learn more about North Korea by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
Global Warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. Since the scientific findings surrounding global warming have been made known it has led to the involvement of many, including governments and prominent politicians. Learn more about Global Warming by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
Iraq is a developing nation that is the focus of increased attention from the West because of the Iraq War. Learn more about Iraq by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
Al-Qaida is the name given to an international alliance of militant terrorist organizations established in 1988 by Osama bin Laden. Al-Qaeda's objectives include the elimination of foreign influence in Muslim countries, eradication of those deemed to be "infidels", elimination of Israel, and the creation of a new Islamic caliphate. The United Nations Security Council and several US allies have labeled Al-Qaeda a terrorist organization. Learn more about Al-Qaida by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
Immigration in the modern sense refers to movement of people from one nation-state to another with the intent of permanent residence. As there is more turmoil in the world immigration and borders have become an important issue. Learn more about immigration/borders by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
Media Bias is a term used to describe a real or perceived bias of journalists and news producers within the mass media, in the selection of which events will be reported and how they are covered. Learn more about media bias in today’s journalism by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
Israel declared its independence in 1948. It is the world's only Jewish state and it is the only country in the Middle East considered to be a liberal democracy, having a broad array of political rights and civil liberties present. Learn more about Israel by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.
Fidel Castro took over power in Cuba on January 1, 1959 after his successful overthrow of Batista’s government. Since then he has lead Cuba and has never held an open election. He is known for his communist support. Learn more about Castro and Cuba by reading NewsMax Hot Topics.