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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 Obamaís campaign has elected for itís candidate to speak at the Siegessšule, a victory column, which was moved by Adolf Hitler from the Reichstag to its current location in 1939 as part of Hitlerís planned transformation of Berlin into the Nazi capital ďGermania.Ē
  • 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,...
  • Whatís 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
    Barackobama.com ^ | 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 ó if not grim ó 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 ó 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 ďsome other candidateĒ while 5% are not sure. In early March, Obama led McCain by twelve percentage points. However, that poll was conducted before Obamaís 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 Obamaís 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 partyís 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...
  • Obama gaining ground on Clinton

    04/15/2008 10:03:56 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 22 replies · 39+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 16 April 2008
    US PRESIDENTIAL contender Barack Obama has wiped out his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's yawning lead in Indiana and trails by just five points in Pennsylvania, according to a new poll. Ahead of the crunch Pennsylvania primary next Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll suggested that Senator Obama has not suffered overly from his description of working-class voters as "bitter". The poll gave the former first lady a lead over Senator Obama of 46 per cent to 41 in Pennsylvania, down from double-digit margins in earlier polls, and also had her losing in both Indiana and North Carolina, which both vote...
  • NEW - Video from San Francisco - Obama jokes about small town hope

    04/12/2008 5:01:49 PM PDT · by renotse · 117 replies · 8,779+ views
    Politico ^ | April 12, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Here's a clip taken by somebody at the San Francisco event; it's the passage just before the lines everyone is now focused on, in which he talks about the skepticism he encounters: Here's how it is: in a lot of these communities in big industrial states like Ohio and Pennsylvania, people have been beaten down so long, and they feel so betrayed by government, and when they hear a pitch that is premised on not being cynical about government, then a part of them just doesn't buy it. And when it's delivered by -- it's true that when it's delivered...
  • Republicans In Search of the Weaker Democrat

    03/25/2008 4:48:30 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 21 replies · 593+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 26 March 2008
    WASHINGTON ó Buoyed by recent polls favoring John McCain to win the White House, Republicans are sharpening their knives while wondering which Democrat would be easier to beat in November. For months, Republican strategists have delighted over the prospect of facing off with Hillary Clinton, believing that she would be easier to beat than her Democratic rival, Barack Obama. But things have changed since the Obama campaign was engulfed in controversy over embarrassing statements by his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, whose fiery sermons have been called anti-American. The former first lady and New York senator is one of the most...
  • Clinton: Rev. Wright ĎWould Not Have Been My Pastorí

    03/25/2008 4:17:06 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 48 replies · 983+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 26 March 2008
    Breaking her silence on the controversy surrounding Barack Obamaís long-time pastor, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she would have left the congregation if her pastor behaved like Obamaís. ďHe would not have been my pastor,Ē Clinton told reporters at a press conference in Greensburg, Pa. ďYou know, we donít have a choice when it comes to our relatives. We have a choice when it comes to our pastors and the churches we attend,Ē she said. ďEveryone will have to decide these matters for themselves. They are obviously very personal matters Ö I think the choice would be clear for me.Ē...
  • Clinton related to Pitt, Obama to Jolie

    03/25/2008 3:47:16 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 21 replies · 720+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 26 March 2008
    ANGELINA Jolie and Brad Pitt could be split on which Democrat to vote for in the US Presidential race - with researchers finding they are each distant relatives of a candidate. Barack Obama is apparently Pitt's distant cousin, while Hillary Clinton is related to Jolie, Madonna, Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette. Meanwhile Republican John McCain is said to be a sixth cousin of first lady Laura Bush. Researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society made the connections, the Associated Press reports today. Senator Obama can also call six US presidents, including George W Bush, his cousins, according to the...
  • Fawning Chicago Trib Profile of the Obama/Wright (the vile racist) Relationship

    03/13/2008 12:55:28 PM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies · 865+ views
    NRO ^ | 3/12/08 | Andy McCarthy
    This report, from January 2007, is worth reading as we learn more and more of what Jeremiah Wright is all about. It fawns over the principals (Wright, for example, is described as "a straight-talking pragmatist"), but it's illuminating about the regard Obama has for Wright and his views. Did you know, for example, that the Reverand is the inspiration for Obama's memoir The Audacity of Hope ó the title is evidently taken from a Wright sermon called "Audacity to Hope." (I didn't until I heard Rush mention it a few minutes ago.) Some excerpts: Wright, 65, is a straight-talking pragmatist...
  • Ferraro Defends Remarks About Obama as ĎStatement of Factí After She Leaves Clinton Team

    03/12/2008 9:39:08 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 55 replies · 1,957+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 13 March 2008
    Former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, who is stepping down from Hillary Clintonís finance team after telling a California newspaper that Barack Obama has been aided politically by his race, said Wednesday evening that the remarks were nothing more than a ďstatement of fact.Ē Ferraro told FOX News sheís leaving her unpaid post on the Clinton finance committee because she doesnít want the flap to become a campaign distraction, but blamed the fallout on Obamaís operatives. ďSomebody must have seen this (article) and said, ĎWow, this is really something ó we go after Ferraro, we go after Clinton,Ē Ferraro said...
  • Clinton Disagrees With Ferraro on Obama

    03/11/2008 8:55:59 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 43 replies · 903+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12 March 2008
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she disagrees with Geraldine Ferraro, one of her fundraisers and the 1984 Democratic vice presidential candidate, for saying that Barack Obama "would not be in this position" if he were white instead of black. In a brief interview with The Associated Press, Clinton said she regretted Ferraro's remarks. The Obama campaign has called on the New York senator to denounce the comments and remove Ferraro from her unpaid position with the campaign. Last week, Ferraro told the Daily Breeze of Torrance, Calif.: "If Obama was a white man, he would not be...
  • Obama Discloses New Rezko Details

    02/20/2008 1:41:04 PM PST · by indcons · 9 replies · 166+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 20, 2008 | RHONDA SCHWARTZ and JUSTIN ROOD
    Watchdog groups are questioning why it took Sen. Barack Obama more than a year to disclose additional details of his dealings with indicted fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko. While Rezko was known to be under federal investigation, Obama toured a Chicago-area home with him to get his opinion of the property, Obama's campaign revealed to Bloomberg News for a story published Monday. The politician later bought the home, with Rezko's help, who bought the adjoining lot in what was effectively a package deal. Until then, Obama has professed trouble recalling such details during interviews with reporters. Responding to questions about Rezko...
  • Obama and Gun Control

    02/19/2008 6:49:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 62 replies · 2,223+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | February 18, 2008 | David Bernstein
    His record isn't likely to win back the rural "pro-gun" voters who've fled to the Republicans in recent years, likely costing Gore the election in 2000. From the Chicago Defender, Dec. 13, 1999: Sweeping federal gun control legislation proposed by Sen. Barack Obama (D-13th) would increase the penalties on gun runners who are flooding Chicago's streets with illegal weapons. At an anti-gun rally held at the Park Manor Christian Church, 600 E. 73rd St., headed by the Rev. James Demus, Obama also said he's backing a resolution being introduced into the City Council by Alds. Toni Preckwinkle (4th), Ted Thomas...
  • Democratic White House hopefuls look to 'super-delegates'

    02/08/2008 11:10:16 AM PST · by jpl · 10 replies · 54+ views
    AFP via Yahoo.com ^ | Friday, February 8, 2008 | Alain Jean-Robert
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - With no clear winner after months of wooing voters, the tight race for the Democratic White House nomination may leave the choice between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to "super-delegates." The super-delegates are party leaders and lawmakers, including all Democratic members of Congress and former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as ex-vice president Al Gore. If no candidate has a lock on the 2,025 delegates needed to secure the nomination before the party's convention in August, the 796 "super-delegates" would be decisive. Unlike "pledged" delegates chosen through primaries and caucuses, super-delegates are free to...
  • A Barack Star In The Making

    01/07/2008 6:45:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 212+ views
    IBD ^ | January 7, 2008
    Leadership: Newsweek proclaims Obama an "icon of change." But is it a change from victory in Iraq to defeat, from low taxes to high and from prosperity to dependency?"Change" is the operative word in this primary season, and few candidates have been able to complete a sentence without it. Barack Obama may very well change the political landscape if he dispatches Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. But the kind of policy changes he has in mind for America are not the kind we need. Republican candidate Rudy Giuliani put it in context when he said, "I know there's...
  • Responding to 'Morning Joe' Discussion of Obama Hand-on-Heart Controversy

    11/07/2007 1:04:34 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies · 190+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On October 20th, I posted this item at NewsBusters: "Obama: No Hand on Heart for National Anthem," which included a "Time" photo of Barack Obama at Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry in September. In contrast with the other candidates, Obama was shown not placing his hand over his heart during the playing of the national anthem. A reproduction of the photo is seen here, as displayed on today's "Morning Joe." I believe I may have been the first person in the blogosphere to discuss the story. Fox News made reference to the matter on a couple shows, but to my...
  • Don't call me Osama, says Obama

    10/26/2007 3:45:59 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 127 replies · 90+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/26/07 | Alex Spillius
    Barack Obama, the Democrat aiming to become America's first black president, has condemned Republican slurs about his background after a leading candidate confused him with Osama bin Laden. In what aides claimed was a slip of the tongue, the former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney accused the Illinois senator of urging terrorists to converge in Iraq ó as the al-Qa'eda leader did in a tape released this week. In the midst of criticising Democrats' foreign policy, he said: "Actually, just look at what Osam ó uh ó Barack Obama, said just yesterday. Barack Obama calling on radicals, jihadists of all different...
  • Romney slip: another Osama-Obama mix-up

    10/23/2007 9:19:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 11+ views
    Romney slip: another Osama-Obama mix-up By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer 9 minutes ago In a slip of the tongue, Republican Mitt Romney accused Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama of urging terrorists to congregate in Iraq. In the midst of criticizing Obama and other Democrats on foreign and economic policy Tuesday, the GOP presidential hopeful said: "Actually, just look at what Osam ó Barack Obama ó said just yesterday. Barack Obama, calling on radicals, jihadists of all different types, to come together in Iraq. That is the battlefield. ... It's almost as if the Democratic contenders for president are living...
  • Obama: No Hand on Heart for Pledge Either -- Will MSM Notice?

    10/20/2007 3:51:52 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 159 replies · 1,199+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Turns out that not wearing a flag lapel pin isn't the only way Barack Obama chooses to show that he's a different kind of Democrat. Have a look at the photo from the October 1, 2007 edition of "Time." It shows Obama, Hillary and Bill Richardson at the Steak Fry of Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on September 17 in Indianola, IA, apparently reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Richardson and Clinton have their hands on their heart. But not Obama. Does he perhaps believe that, like wearing the flag pin, the hand on the heart isn't "true patriotism"? "Time" ran the...
  • Patrick to back Obama's campaign

    10/18/2007 12:42:41 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 6 replies · 102+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/18/07 | Frank Phillips
    Governor Deval Patrick will throw his support behind Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential campaign, an endorsement that could give the Illinois senator a boost in the crucial New Hampshire primary and may help Obama blunt some of Senator Hillary Clinton's recent success in winning African-American support. Administration officials confirmed that the governor called Obama yesterday to pledge his endorsement, and Patrick's volunteers began working out the details of a public rally in Boston Tuesday. Patrick also called Clinton yesterday to break the news that he would endorse her opponent. Patrick has strong ties to the New York senator from...
  • Obama calls for Wall Street transparency

    09/17/2007 8:19:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 33 replies · 398+ views
    AFP ^ | September 17, 2007
    Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama Monday warned of an erosion in business ethics, which he said offended US morals and endangered the might of US financial markets. In a major speech on economic policy, the Illinois Senator condemned the Bush administration's "massive tax cuts" and called for more transparency in the housing market, following the subprime mortgage crisis. "In recent years, we have seen a dangerous erosion of the rules and principles that have allowed our market to work and our economy to thrive," Obama said in a speech at the NASDAQ market site. "Instead of thinking about what's good...
  • Is Bin Laden Looking to 72.

    09/09/2007 3:22:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies · 2,864+ views
    Newsmax Insider Report (email) | September 9, 2007 | Newsmax
    Is there any method to bin Laden’s madness? After years of not being seen in public, he is apparently surfacing on the eve of the 6th anniversary of his Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Intelligence agencies have stated that Islamic terrorists like to mark anniversaries with attacks. As religious fundamentalists, they may even be motivated by Islam’s interest in numbers or numerology. While the number 6 has little religious significance for Islamics, this Sept. 11 will mark an important number: 72. That’s 72 months since the 9/11 strikes of 2001. Could there be significance in that number? We did some research...
  • Did Michelle Obama take a swipe at Clinton?

    08/22/2007 6:41:13 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 22 replies · 665+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 23 August 2007 | Alexander Mooney and Martina Stewart
    WASHINGTON (CNN) Ė Did she or didn't she? That's the question some political observers are asking about recent comments from Michelle Obama, the wife of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, that could be interpreted as a swipe against her husband's chief presidential rival Hillary Clinton. In Atlantic, Iowa last Thursday, Michelle Obama pointed to the strength of her own family and said the next president must be "somebody that shares our values." "Is he somebody that respects family? Is he a good and decent person?" Michelle Obama asked the crowd about the next president. "Our view is that if you...
  • The American right: Under the Weather?

    08/09/2007 1:39:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1,499+ views
    The Economist ^ | August 9, 2007
    The conservative movement that for a generation has been the source of the Republican Party's strength is in the dumps. THIRTY years ago Eric Hobsbawm, the dean of Marxist historians, chose as his subject, for the Marx memorial lecture, ďThe forward march of labour halted?Ē Things turned out even worse, for his side, than he had expected, thanks in part to the rise of a very American brand of conservatism. But are we now witnessing Mr Hobsbawm's revenge: the forward march of American conservatism halted? The right has dominated American politics since at least 1980. The Republicans' electoral successes have...
  • Obama blasts shadow fundraising group

    08/08/2007 3:49:53 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 340+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/8/7 | Carla Marinucci
    OAKLAND -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama publicly urged his supporters today not to contribute to independent and unregulated groups - particularly so-called 527 organizations -- that are currently raising money to aid his cause, saying that if backers give directly to his campaign instead, "we'll all be better off.'' The Illinois senator's comments came in response to a Chronicle story published today that detailed an effort by wealthy Bay Area backers to create a 527 group, independent of the campaign, to raise large donations and expand voter registration and turnout for Obama in the February 2008 California presidential primary....
  • Pakistan slams 'ignorant' Obama attack warning

    08/02/2007 10:14:48 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 38 replies · 1,713+ views
    AFP Via Yahoo ^ | 08-02-07
    Pakistan accused Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama of "sheer ignorance" for threatening to launch US military strikes against Al-Qaeda on Pakistani soil. ADVERTISEMENT Obama warned Wednesday that if he is elected president, he would order US forces to hit extremist targets on Pakistan's frontier with Afghanistan if embattled military ruler President Pervez Musharraf failed to act. "Such statements are being made out of sheer ignorance," Pakistan's Minister of State for Information, Tariq Azeem, told AFP. "They are not fully apprised about the ground realities and not aware of the efforts by Pakistan." Islamabad has bristled against a string of similar...
  • OBAMA: NO NUKES. (Would not use nuclear weapons 'in any circumstance')

    08/02/2007 9:39:23 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 170 replies · 4,435+ views
    Drudge ^ | 8/2/2007
    OBAMA: NO NUKES... Obama said Thursday he would not use nuclear weapons 'in any circumstance'... 'I think it would be a profound mistake for us to use nuclear weapons in any circumstance,' Obama said, with a pause, 'involving civilians' Then he quickly added, 'Let me scratch that'...
  • Not fighting them there (APPARENTLY, BARACK HUSSEIN IS NOT CONSIDERED A "SISSY-HAWK")

    08/02/2007 7:47:22 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 18 replies · 980+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 2, 2007 | ZAY N. SMITH Sun-Times Columnist
    Not fighting them there Barack Obama regarding al-Qaida's finding years of safe haven in Pakistan: "There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again. It was a terrible mistake to fail to act when we had a chance to take out an al-Qaida leadership meeting in 2005. If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf will not act, we will." No response yet from the 9/11 cut-and-runners in the White House. mailto:qt@suntimes.com
  • Obama finds his stride at NAACP debate (BARACK HUSSEIN THROWS DOWN THE RACE CARD)

    07/13/2007 3:58:31 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 50 replies · 2,245+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 13, 2007 | MARY MITCHELL Sun-Times Columnist
    He takes aim at race-poverty link and outshines Clinton, others DETROIT -- Sen. Barack Obama is indeed a quick study. After looking surprisingly unpolished in a nationally televised forum targeting black audiences nearly two weeks ago, Obama held his own against his closest rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, at the 98th NAACP National Convention at Cobo Hall in Detroit on Thursday morning. Obama, who is pitting change against experience in the 2008 Democratic primary, got off more than a few crisp one-liners while crafting a message that at times elicited thunderous applause that drowned out some of his words, but obviously...
  • Obama: Stop Enabling The President

    07/20/2007 6:22:10 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 38 replies · 970+ views
    WMAQ ^ | July 20, 2007 | ap
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama told New Hampshire voters Friday that President George W. Bush grossly misunderstands his role as commander in chief. "When President Bush says, 'I just want to give the commanders what they want, listen to the generals,' he doesn't understand how we work here in America. Civilians control the military and we are supposed to set the mission for the generals and then the generals should carry out the mission," Obama said at an outdoor town hall meeting. "The military has done all we asked. We just asked the wrong things of them....
  • OBAMA STATEMENT ON LIBBY CLEMENCY

    07/02/2007 3:54:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 81 replies · 2,207+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | July 2, 2007 | OBAMA
    OBAMA STATEMENT ON LIBBY CLEMENCY Mon Jul 02 2007 18:38:17 ET ďThis decision to commute the sentence of a man who compromised our national security cements the legacy of an Administration characterized by a politics of cynicism and division, one that has consistently placed itself and its ideology above the law. This is exactly the kind of politics we must change so we can begin restoring the American peopleís faith in a government that puts the countryís progress ahead of the bitter partisanship of recent years.Ē END
  • Obama's Macaca Moment - Blurring the line between trade and treason.

    06/19/2007 7:34:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 652+ views
    Reason ^ | June 19, 2007 | Kerry Howley
    ‚ÄúObama Just Got Less ‚ÄėBrown‚Äô Friendly,‚ÄĚ reads the Indian American blog Sepia Mutiny. The US-India Political Action Community, having elicited one tepid pseudo-apology from the Barack Obama campaign, then demanded an acceptably contrite expression of contrition. Barack Obama‚Äôs macaca moment is hardly the campaign killer that George Allen‚Äôs proved to be, but the spectacle of a Kenyan Kansan would-be president deflecting criticism from pro-trade Indian Americans is at least more interesting. Last week, Obama‚Äôs campaign sent out a not-for-attribution memo to media professionals, slamming Hillary Clinton for courting Indians and the Indian American Community. The dossier, delicately titled ‚ÄúHillary Clinton...
  • Obama attacks Bush in Kansas City

    05/13/2007 10:08:27 PM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 19 replies · 1,143+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 13 2007 | KSHB-TV
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Calling for an end to the war, democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke in Kansas City Saturday afternoon. In his first campaign visit here, Obama spoke to a crowd of more than 1,500 people at the Downtown Marriott, hitting hard on the war, health insurance and the president. In a packed auditorium, sweltering with body heat, Obama greeted the crowd. "How's it going, Kansas City," the presidential hopeful said speaking over applause and cheers. "The day that this president steps down, the entire world will breath a sigh of relief," said attacking President Bush.