Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola's attempts to break the Anglican Communion apart continue:
Anglican conservatives, frustrated by the continuing stalemate over homosexuality in the Anglican Communion, declared Sunday that they would defy historic lines of authority and create a new power bloc within the communion led by a council predominantly of African archbishops.
They insisted that they were not breaking away from the Anglican Communion or creating a schism. But their plans, if carried out, could create severe upheaval in the communion, the world’s third largest grouping of churches, after the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox churches.
The Obama campaign is adding more former Clinton people to its staff, and the latest hire is Neera Tanden, the Clinton campaign's former policy director, who'll be running domestic policy for Obama. One of Tanden's more notable roles in the Clinton campaign was helping to develop her health care proposal.
New York State Senate majority leader Joseph L. Bruno, the highest-ranking Republican in the state, announced last night that he won't seek reelection to the Senate this year. Bruno has been majority leader for fourteen years now, twelve years of which he served alongside George Pataki and Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver.