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CNN debunks false report about Obama | Allegations that Sen. Barack Obama was educated in a radical Muslim school known as a "madrassa" are not accurate, according to CNN reporting (CNN)

Obama school allegations said false | We don't focus on religion," said Hardi Priyono, deputy headmaster of the Basuki school, where Obama was educated as a child. "In our daily lives, we try to respect religion but we don't give preferential treatment." (The Washington Times)

Rivals CNN and Fox News spar over Obama report | A disputed report on the Web site of a conservative magazine about Senator Barack Obama's childhood schooling kicked off an exchange between the news networks CNN and Fox News. (The New York Times)

Campaign allegation a source of vexation | Conservative magazine raised questions about whether the Illinois senator had been schooled in Islamic radicalism when he was all of 6 years old (The Washington Post)

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Can voters picture good Mormons as good leaders? | On a national level, the question has never been more politically important: Does being Mormon matter? (The Salt Lake Tribune)

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Launched in 1999, Christianity Today’s Weblog was not just one of the first religion-oriented weblogs, but one of the first published by a media organization. (Hence its rather bland title.) Mostly compiled by then-online editor Ted Olsen, Weblog rounded up religion news and opinion pieces from publications around the world. As Christianity Today’s website grew, it launched other blogs. Olsen took on management responsibilities, and the Weblog feature as such was mothballed. But CT’s efforts to round up important news and opinion from around the web continues, especially on our Gleanings feature.
Ted Olsen
Ted Olsen is Christianity Today's editorial director. He wrote the magazine's Weblog—a collection of news and opinion articles from mainstream news sources around the world—from 1999 to 2006. In 2004, the magazine launched Weblog in Print, which looks for unexpected connections and trends in articles appearing in the mainstream press. The column was later renamed "Tidings" and ran until 2007.
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