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  • Obama To Speak At German Site Contaminated by Nazi Past

    07/20/2008 10:11:15 AM PDT · by Quaker · 21 replies · 181+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | July 20, 2008 | Quaker
    Barack Obama’s campaign has elected for it’s candidate to speak at the Siegessäule, a victory column, which was moved by Adolf Hitler from the Reichstag to its current location in 1939 as part of Hitler’s planned transformation of Berlin into the Nazi capital “Germania.”
  • Obama not closing race divide - poll

    07/15/2008 11:20:07 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 42 replies · 166+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 16 July 2008
    AMERICANS are sharply divided by race ahead of the first presidential election in which a black candidate will represent a major party, a New York Times/CBS News poll showed today, The poll found that blacks and whites hold vastly different views of Sen. Barack Obama, an Illinois Democrat who would be the first black president, and are also divided on the state of race relations in the US, the newspaper reported. In the survey, 83 per cent of blacks had a favorable opinion of Mr Obama, compared with 31 per cent of white voters. Mr Obama will face John McCain,...
  • What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

    07/12/2008 11:01:59 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 12 replies · 171+ views
    American Spectator ^ | July.11, 2008 | Philip Klein
    Growing up with a father who is an irritable traveler notoriously obsessed with avoiding traffic, I developed a habit of always preparing myself for the worst whenever embarking on a journey. ~snip~ Despite all of the problems faced by the current incarnation of the Republican Party, America is still a right of center nation, which explains Obama's need to abandon many of his liberal positions. Although it's something I would rather not find out, what this means is that Obama's ability to govern as a liberal if elected president would largely be a function of how well conservatives can mobilize...
  • Obama courts evangelicals

    07/01/2008 8:23:45 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 42 replies · 94+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 2 July 2008
    DEMOCRATIC presidential candidate Barack Obama has promised a more active approach to faith-based social programs in a bid to bolster his support among evangelical and religious voters. Obama visited a community ministry in a conservative region of the election battleground state of Ohio today to unveil a plan to reinvigorate faith-based community programs pioneered by President George W. Bush. The Illinois senator, who will face Republican John McCain in November's presidential election, said he would put more money and emphasis on strengthening the link between government and community faith programs. "The fact is, the challenges we face today - from...
  • NARAL Catholics Line Up for Obama

    06/25/2008 10:22:25 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 41 replies · 85+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 26 June 2008 | WILLIAM MCGURN
    You are the Democratic candidate for president. You want to reach out to Catholics. So what do you do when the majority of the elected officials on your National Catholic Advisory Council have the seal of approval from NARAL Pro-Choice America? That's the position Barack Obama now finds himself in. A few months ago, his Catholic advisory council was announced with great enthusiasm, and Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) was listed as a national co-chair. His appearance at the top of the council sent a clear message: This campaign is determined to recover some of the lost Democratic sheep who...
  • Fight The Smears (Obama Starts Off By Smearing Rush Limbaugh

    06/13/2008 7:25:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 37 replies · 421+ views ^ | 2008 | Staff
    Smear: LIE: Rush Limbaugh says a tape exists of Michelle Obama using the word "whitey" from the pulpit of Trinity United... Lie: Proven GOP sleazemeister Roger Stone says he has "credible evidence that some indelible record exists" of a tape of Michelle Obama using the term "whitey."
  • Painfully Inadequate

    06/05/2008 7:17:44 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 182 replies · 356+ views
    NRO ^ | 5 June 2008 | Thomas Sowell
    Now that the two parties have finally selected their presidential candidates, it is time for a sober — if not grim — assessment of where we are. Not since 1972 have we been presented with two such painfully inadequate candidates. When Election Day came that year, I could not bring myself to vote for either George McGovern or Richard Nixon. I stayed home. This year, none of us has that luxury. While all sorts of gushing is going on in the media, and posturing is going on in politics, the biggest national sponsor of terrorism in the world — Iran...
  • Obama Quote

    06/04/2008 2:51:49 PM PDT · by newbie2008 · 124 replies · 2,217+ views
    I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.
  • Rasmussen Conneticut: Obama 47, McCain 44

    06/02/2008 8:38:59 AM PDT · by wsjreader · 33 replies · 80+ views
    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Connecticut finds Barack Obama attracting 47% of the vote while John McCain earns 44%. Given that choice, 4% would opt for “some other candidate” while 5% are not sure. In early March, Obama led McCain by twelve percentage points. However, that poll was conducted before Obama’s controversial former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, became part of the campaign dialogue. Currently, Obama is viewed favorably by 57% of Connecticut voters. That rating is down ten percentage points since March. McCain is viewed favorably by 54%, down four points from the previous survey. In Connecticut, Obama leads...
  • White women cold towards Obama

    05/29/2008 1:29:48 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 42 replies · 120+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/29/08 | DAVID PAUL KUHN
    Barack Obama’s favorability ratings among white women have significantly depreciated in recent months, particularly among Democrats and independents, posing an immediate obstacle for the likely Democratic nominee as he moves to shore up his party’s base. According to a new report by The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, half of white women now have a negative perception of Obama. Forty-nine percent of white women view Obama unfavorably, while only 43 percent hold a favorable opinion. In February, 36 percent of these women viewed Obama unfavorably while 56 percent had a positive perception of the likely Democratic...
  • Obama does a Hillary on history

    05/27/2008 5:43:30 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 50 replies · 176+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 28 May 2008
    DEMOCRAT Barack Obama admitted he was wrong to say his uncle helped liberate the Nazis' Auschwitz concentration camp after Republicans said Soviet troops freed the camp. Senator Obama's campaign said the candidate meant to say that his great-uncle, Charlie Payne, had helped liberate a part of the Buchenwald camp, not Auschwitz. "Yesterday he mistakenly referred to Auschwitz instead of Buchenwald in telling of his personal experience of a soldier in his family who served heroically," said campaign spokesman Bill Burton. Mr Burton said in the statement that Obama's great uncle served in the 89th Infantry Division that entered Germany in...
  • McCain invites Obama to Iraq

    05/26/2008 7:55:18 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 24 replies · 97+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 27 May 2008
    DID someone say road trip? Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting John McCain has offered to take his likely Democractic counterpart Barack Obama to Iraq to "educate him" on the real situation there. Senator McCain has said Senator Obama has not been to Iraq in more than two years, since before the so-called troops surge announced by President George W. Bush at the start of 2007. He has said the country has been transformed since then and Senator Obama cannot have a credible policy on Iraq unless he returns there to see the improvements in security. "Look at what happened in the last...
  • Is McCain Sailing Into a Storm?

    05/11/2008 1:02:33 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 36 replies · 79+ views
    RCP ^ | May 11th, 2008 | Steve Chapman
    The last couple of months have been springtime in paradise for Republicans: the loveliest of all possible seasons. They have been watching two Democratic presidential candidates in an endless battle to destroy each other -- a process that does not appear to enhance the chance that the eventual nominee will win in November. A recent Gallup poll shows John McCain leading both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head matchup. All this before Republicans even begin publicizing the worst that can be said about either of two candidates whose alleged defects provide a supremely target-rich environment. But it's easy...
  • Obama may declare victory on May 20

    05/08/2008 5:20:18 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 34 replies · 104+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9 May 2008
    DEMOCRATIC White House hopeful Barack Obama said today he could declare victory over Hillary Clinton on May 20, when Kentucky and Oregon may put him over the top in terms of elected delegates. "If at that point we have the majority of pledged delegates, which is possible, then I think we can make a pretty strong claim that we have got the most runs and it's the ninth inning and we have won," he told NBC television, referring to the final inning of a baseball game. "But, you know, I think it is also important for us to, if we...
  • Obama picks up superdelegates; undecideds moving his way

    05/07/2008 10:44:06 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 125+ views
    AP via NY Post ^ | 8 May 2008 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barack Obama's march toward the Democratic presidential nomination picked up support from four more superdelegates Wednesday, pushing him ever closer to victory over Hillary Rodham Clinton - even as their primary marathon staggered on. She added two superdelegates herself in what has become the last big contest as their race winds toward a finish. There are just 217 delegates to be chosen in the final six primaries, and neither candidate can win enough of them to claim final victory. Meanwhile, 265 additional delegates - the party elders and other "superdelegates" - have yet to be claimed, and...
  • Obama congratulates Clinton on win

    05/06/2008 9:01:56 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 73 replies · 222+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 7 May 2008
    BARACK Obama has conceded defeat to Hillary Clinton in today's Democratic White House primary in Indiana but, on the back of a win in North Carolina, offered himself up as the only candidate who could truly unite American voters. "I want to start by congratulating Senator Clinton on what appears to be her victory in the great state of Indiana," Senator Obama told a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina - even amid uncertainty over who had actually won. CBS News called Indiana for Senator Clinton, but others were more hesitant and, several hours after polls closed, NBC News and Fox...
  • Clinton on full speed to White House

    05/06/2008 8:33:19 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 83 replies · 246+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 7 May 2008
    WHITE House hopeful Hillary Clinton has claimed victory in the Democratic presidential primary in Indiana, saying it is "full speed on to the White House". With 85 per cent of the precincts reporting, US networks said Senator Clinton was leading rival Barack Obama by 52 per cent to 48 per cent, but had not yet called the race in the midwestern state. Senator Clinton said Senator Obama had recently predicted that Indiana would be the tiebreaker in their battle for the Democratic Party's nomination. "Well, tonight we've come from behind. We've broken the tie, and thanks to you, it's full...
  • Vote for daddy, says Sasha Obama, 6

    05/04/2008 9:17:29 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 1,414+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 5 May 2008
    IGNORING the crowds who flocked to a giant picnic with Barack Obama in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the White House hopeful's six-year-old daughter took the stand to urge them to "vote for daddy". Senator Obama has been campaigning hard across Indiana this weekend, ahead of a crunch Democratic primary in the state tomorrow, and has been flanked by his wife Michelle and their two daughters, Malia, 9, and Sasha, 6. It is the first time the girls have accompanied their father as he campaigns for his party's presidential nod since the contest in Iowa back in January.
  • US superdelegates on the spot

    04/23/2008 9:17:30 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 19 replies · 74+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 24 April 2008
    HILLARY Clinton, buoyed by her win in the Pennsylvania primary, has piled pressure on top Democratic Party officials who hold the key to her gripping White House feud with Barack Obama. The "superdelegates" who can vote how they like at the party's August convention came under a glaring spotlight after Senator Clinton defied Senator Obama's latest bid to bundle her out of the contest with a 10-point triumph in yesterday's vote. Though Senator Clinton trails Senator Obama by every metric in the race, the result gave the former first lady more time to raise doubts among party members that her...
  • Obama would do 'everything' to help Israel defend itself

    04/16/2008 6:47:31 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 49 replies · 79+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 17 April 2008
    DEMOCRATIC hopeful Barack Obama said that as president he would do his utmost to help Israel defend itself from any regional threat, as he criticized ex-president Jimmy Carter for seeking to meet with Hamas. "As president, I will do everything that I can to help (Israel) protect itself ... We will make sure that it can defend itself from any attack, whether it comes from as close as Gaza or as far as Tehran," Senator Obama told a synagogue in Philadelphia, according to his campaign aides. He said US-Israeli cooperation, although successful, "can be deepened and strengthened". Senator Obama, who...