The Israeli navy took control of a boat that violated an Israeli blockade and crossed into Gazan waters Tuesday, the Israel Defense Forces said, while a Gaza group said the ship was carrying humanitarian aid, a former U.S. congresswoman and a Nobel laureate.
Rep. Cynthia McKinney is controversial and outspoken, independent and unrepentant, all of which have endeared her to a dedicated corps of supporters in her metro Atlanta district, but not to a majority of her fellow Democrats who turned out in Tuesday's primary runoff.
Cynthia McKinney's reputation on Capitol Hill and elsewhere may have taken some shots in recent months. But in her Georgia district, the congresswoman known for testing, if not betraying, decorum enjoys solid support as she heads into the July 18 Democratic primary -- the only election that much matters in her heavily Democratic district.
Rep. Cynthia McKinney, the Georgia congresswoman whose altercation with a Capitol Hill police officer last month made national headlines, qualified to run for re-election Monday -- and quickly drew a well-known challenger in July's Democratic primary.
The two top Democrats in the House are putting daylight between themselves and one of their own members, who could face criminal charges after an altercation last week with a U.S. Capitol Police officer.
As U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Georgia, faces possible criminal charges for a Wednesday altercation with a Capitol Police officer, one of her lawyers said Friday that the real issues were "sex, race and Ms. McKinney's progressiveness."
Delegates attending the Republican National Convention found that the theatrics weren't just on Broadway. Organized protests and spontaneous sidewalk encounters with anti-Bush demonstrators became part of their New York experience, a contrast to the unified and harmonious message found inside Madison Square Garden.