The White man in Africa was once seen as the quintessential symbol of tyranny and oppression. Having swarmed the once-named “Dark Continent” over a century ago, plundering its riches and destroying its people along the way, Africa underwent tremendous suffering at the hands of various European taskmasters.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is campaigning in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he hosted a discussion with working women. Much of Obama’s remarks were devoted to going after John McCain for not supporting equal pay for women.
At a speech at Fresno State University today, Republican presidential candidate John McCain will propose a $5,000 tax credit for every customer who buys a zero emissions car, and he wants to hold a contest to give away $300 million to whoever can develop a better electric or hybrid battery.
Today on Meet The Press Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) said that he would run with Obama if he was asked, but also said that he doesn’t want the Obama campaign to ask. “Unlike most other people, I’m being straight with you. If asked, I will do it. I’ve made it clear I do not want to be asked,” Biden said.
On Friday, June 20, the House of Representatives voted 239-129 in favor of HR 6304, more commonly known as the “telecom immunity bill.” The passage in the House is a victory for President Bush and right wingers everywhere.
While speaking to the U.S. Conference of Mayors today in Miami, FL, Barack Obama hammered John McCain for going to inspect the flood damage in Iowa, but voting against levee and flood control programs for Iowa that he considered pork.
President Bush used his radio address today to blame Democrats for the current energy crisis. Bush’s logic is that since Democrats won’t allow offshore drilling, they are responsible for the high price of gas. Bush wants to drill the Outer Continental Shelf, ANWR, increase oil refining capacity, and extract shale oil from federal lands.
A new Newsweek poll has election followers a buzz because it shows Barack Obama with a 51%-36% lead, but the question is what is powering the Barack bounce? We’ll break down the numbers to show you how and why Obama is gaining momentum.
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The monthly FEC fundraising filings are in for May, and the numbers reveal that despite having his best month yet, John McCain was still narrowly outraised by Barack Obama. For the month, McCain raised $20.9 million and Obama $22 million. Obama has $33.3 million in cash on hand, while McCain has $31.6 million.
The Democratic National Committee has submitted a Freedom of Information Act request with the State Department today related to a fundraiser that John McCain held in Ottawa. At issue is whether U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins and the McCain campaign violated the Hatch Act by having the Ambassador help to organize a $100 a plate luncheon for McCain.
By a vote of 293-129, Democrats in the House today sold out the civil liberties of all Americans when they gave in to the Republicans and the telecom industry, by including blanket immunity for all the telecoms who participated in President Bush’s illegal warrantless wiretapping program.
The Obama campaign announced today that Hillary Clinton will be campaigning with Obama next Friday. I am a little surprised to see Clinton out on the trail already, but here are three ways that Clinton will impact the campaign.
In some recent developments, it has been announced that the Obama campaign is considering both former Senators Sam Nunn (Georgia) and John Edwards (North Carolina) as viable vice presidential running mates. The leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep.
Today Fox News and Opinion Dynamics released a new national poll that finds at tight race nationally between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain. The poll finds that Obama leads McCain 42%-39%. Ralph Nader gets 4%, and Bob Barr is at 2%. If the names of the candidates are removed and voters are asked if they will vote Democratic or Republican, Democrats lead 42%-35%.
A new Survey USA poll of the critical swing state of Wisconsin reveals that Barack Obama leads John McCain 52%-43%. A growing trend that we have seen in all of the recent state polls is the movement of women towards Obama. In Wisconsin, Obama leads McCain among women 58%-35%. Among men, McCain leads 51%-45%.
Barack Obama announced today that he is not accepting public financing for the general election, “It’s not an easy decision, and especially because I support a robust system of public financing of elections. But the public financing of presidential elections as it exists today is broken, and we face opponents who’ve become masters at gaming this broken system.”
During an interview with reporters today Barack Obama was asked about Republican claims that he is too naïve on foreign policy. “I think it’s my impression that John McCain has adopted not only George Bush’s policies but George Bush’s playbook. This is what was done in 2000; this is what was done in 2004,” Obama