A new poll by the non-partisan think tank the Center for Immigration Studies found that the majority of voters know very little about the three remaining presidential candidates’ positions on immigration.
In this week’s issue of Newsweek, Republican Presidential candidate John McCain tried to reassure voters about his position on a potential war with Iran. Michael Hirsh interviewed McCain and asked him if his Los Angeles speech last week was designed to quiet some voters’ fears that he wants to lead the nation to war against Iran.
On CNN’s “Late Edition” today Wolf Blitzer interviewed outspoken critic of the Iraq war, Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska. Blitzer asked Hagel about critics of the war who say that the president is ignoring reality and living in a dream world.
Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) appeared on ABC’s “This Week” program today, and burned any bridges that he might have had remaining with the Democratic Party. Lieberman claims that the Democratic Party is different than in the Clinton years, because it has been taken over by the left.
John Edwards gave his first public speech today since withdrawing from the Democratic race a couple of months ago. He had lots of nice things to say about both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, but dropped no hints about when or if his personal endorsement was coming. “I have a very high opinion of both of them.
Recently elected Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) gave this week’s Democratic Radio address. Foster’s topic was the Democrats economic plan, and its priority on helping middle class families. “My constituents are worried about the economy, and with good reason. They can barely afford groceries or a trip to the gas station.
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On the same day that Pennsylvania super delegate Sen. Bob Casey endorsed Obama, Sen. Patrick Leahy released a statement calling for Clinton to withdraw and support Obama. However, Clinton continues to vow to fight on.
Barack Obama picked up a critical endorsement in Pennsylvania today, when Sen. Bob Casey Jr. decided to announce his endorsement of him at a rally in Pittsburgh. “I believe in my heart that there is one person whose uniquely qualified to lead us in that new direction and that is Barack Obama,” Casey said.
Well, we are now down to three. Three candidates who have a chance at being President come this November. One Republican and two Democrats. History will be made regardless of who wins. We will see the first black President, the first female to be elected to the Oval Office or the oldest Commander-in-Chief.
On the same day that the State Department instructed all its employees not to leave reinforced structures, due to increased rocket attacks in the Green Zone, President Bush gave a speech in Dayton, OH where he continued to paint a rosy picture of the situation in Iraq, and said the critics of the war refuse to acknowledge the progress that has been made.
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign put out a press release today, firing back at the Barack Obama campaign’s claims that Clinton has a history of distorting her record. The Clinton camp accused Obama of using Clinton’s Bosnia exaggerations to deflect attention from the Rev. Wright story.
Both the Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama campaigns released statements responding to the foreign policy speech that John McCain gave today. Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton released a statement that tried to contrast the old (McCain) with the new (Obama).
Today on his website former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska announced that he is leaving the Democratic Party for the Libertarian Party. Gravel, who was the best thing about those early Democratic primary debates said, “Today, I am announcing my plan to join the Libertarian Party, because the Democratic Party no longer represents my vision for our great country.
McCain stated that it is immaterial whether al-Qaeda was Iraq before the invasion or not. “Those who claim we should withdraw from Iraq in order to fight Al Qaeda more effectively elsewhere are making a dangerous mistake.
A friend of mine and I were swapping some email, and he pointed out to me that Ron Paul is still running for president. I replied that this makes sense, because there is no way that Paul will ever endorse, John “Warmonger” McCain, so why should he get off the ballot?