'Supersize Me' filmmaker sells out with a smile Morgan Spurlock wants to sell you something. Actually many things. The maverick filmmaker who ate nothing but fast food for a month for his movie, "Supersize Me," has now turned his attention to product placement in films.4:49 p.m.
Lawmakers debate police role in enforcing immigration laws Currently, Minneapolis and St. Paul have "separation ordinances," meaning police in those two cities do not ask residents they interact with about their immigration status, unless it pertains to a crime. A bill discussed in a House committee Wednesday would prohibit that practice.5:25 p.m.
Obama Releases Birth Certificate
President Obama Wednesday released a long-form version of his Hawaiian birth certificate. Questions about the place of his birth have long been the subject of conspiracy theories — even though the answer has long been established in Honolulu. Obama said he hoped his six-minute statement would put the matter to rest, but on Wednesday, the statement put the issue front and center.
Obama Chides Media For Role In 'Birther' Controversy
The president released his birth certificate to quell persistent rumors he was not born in this country. In doing so, he said that for too long the nation has been distracted from weighty matters by "sideshows and carnival barkers."
Mozambique Coal Mine Brings Jobs, Concerns
In order to keep up with its growing demand for raw materials, Brazil has set up a coal mine in Mozambique. And while the mine is providing jobs to locals and coal to global economies, it also required that 5,000 people relocate.
John Paul's Rise Toward Sainthood: Going Too Fast?
John Paul II will be beatified in Rome on Sunday, bringing him one step away from sainthood. But some Catholics question whether the late pope is being elevated a bit too fast. They say special care is needed — especially because he presided during the clerical sex abuse scandal.
Do The Threats In Syria Have Muscle?
European countries are trying to exert pressure on the regime in Syria as the Syrian government escalates its bloody crackdown on protesters. More than 400 people have been killed since protests began nearly six weeks ago. European Union countries summoned Syrian ambassadors Wednesday and warned they could impose sanctions and freeze assets if the killing continues. For more on the situation in Syria, Melissa Block speaks with Ted Kattouf. He is a former U.S. ambassador to Syria and now president and CEO of AmiEast, a non-profit dedicated to education, training and development in the Middle East.
Syrian Expatriates Discuss Recent Violence
As the tanks roll into to the suburbs of Damascus and opposition activists release reports of more deaths at the hands of President Bashar Assad's regime, Syrians in neighboring countries say their families back home are beginning to turn against Assad.
GOP Budget Architect Heads Home To Mixed Reviews
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has drawn huge crowds at listening sessions in his Wisconsin district. While a few constituents have asked him to run for president in 2012, others have raised a slew of concerns, from what will happen to their medical coverage to Ryan's plan to cut taxes for the wealthy.