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When he endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell cited a photo he recalled of the grieving mother of a Muslim soldier. Blogs, including The New York Times’ The Lede, have helped readers find that photo, which was featured in The New Yorker. On […]

Categories: Beliefs, Politics


Adelle M. Banks

Adelle M. Banks is production editor and a national correspondent at RNS. She joined the staff in 1995 after working for more than 10 years at daily newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Binghamton and Syracuse, The Providence Journal and the Orlando Sentinel.

1 Comment

  1. John Novotney

    A few weeks ago during a nationally televised interview, Sen. Obama actually said “my Muslim faith.” The interviewer helpfully corrected him by saying “my Christian faith.”
    Why did a man who guards his words as carefully as Sen. Obama does say that? Does retired general Powell know?