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  • US Rep. Jackson Jr. wins Illinois primary battle

    03/20/2012 7:20:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/20/12 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois has handily won the nomination against former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson. Halvorson was Jackson's first credible Democratic challenger since the son of the civil rights leader first won office in 1995. She lost a congressional bid to a tea party candidate in 2010 in another district and is also a former state legislator. The primary fight in the 2nd Congressional District was among the most contentious of the Illinois primary. The newly redrawn 2nd District extends to include parts of Halvorson's old legislative and congressional districts. It includes Chicago...
  • GEORGIA: Black lawmakers walk out of House after Obama vote

    03/20/2009 11:03:47 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 89 replies · 2,916+ views
    The Daily Citizen ^ | 03/19/2009 | Assoc. Press
    <p>ATLANTA (AP) — Frustrated black lawmakers staged a walkout Friday after the Georgia House decided to delay another vote on a resolution that would have honored President Barack Obama as a politician with an “unimpeachable reputation for integrity, vision and passion.”</p>
  • Rahm Emmanuel Faces Pressure to Resign

    12/28/2008 2:05:24 PM PST · by Impeach98 · 69 replies · 3,858+ views
    Our Country PAC ^ | 12/28/2008 | Howard Kaloogian
    It's time for Barack Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel, to resign, and you can sign the petition calling for Rahm Emmanuel to resign - HERE.The Obama administration has told lie after lie about their involvement in the corruption scandal concerning Illinois Democrat Governor Rod Blagojevich's alleged efforts to sell off the U.S. Senate seat held by Obama.Days after the November election, Obama's campaign manager, David Axelrod, admitted that Obama and Blagojevich had discussions about who Blagojevich should appoint to replace him.  You can see the video with this admission here:  SEE AXELROD ADMIT OBAMA & BLAGOJEVICH DISCUSSIONS -...
  • Obama is most admired American: poll

    12/26/2008 6:34:53 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies · 2,204+ views
    Obama is most admired American: poll Dec 26 08:17 AM US/Eastern President-elect Barack Obama has replaced US President George W. Bush as the most admired man in America, according to a poll published Friday in the USA Today newspaper. One-third of the 1,008 respondents surveyed named Obama as their first or second choice, with Bush falling to a distant second after seven years as the country's most-admired man. Thirty-two percent of respondents chose Obama against five percent for Bush. It was the first time a president-elect topped the poll since Dwight Eisenhower in 1952. The poll was conducted over telephone...